January 13, 2005

Trial of 180 sex charges commences

One in Four

THE trial of a former religious brother, who is charged with 180 counts of indecent assault involving six boys between the years of 1968 and 1977, opened at Sligo Circuit Court yesterday.

Christopher Cosgrove, Ballyhaunis Road, Claremorris, Co Mayo is pleading not guilty to the offences, which are alleged to have taken place in St John's Boys'Abuse Tracker School on Temple Street, Sligo.

One alleged victim told the court at yesterday's hearing that he became a "fully fledged" alcoholic at the age of 16 and remained so until aged 29, as a result of the abuse.

Posted by kshaw at January 13, 2005 07:55 AM