January 21, 2005

Former teacher faces indecent assault charges

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Irish Times

A 62-year-old former teacher appeared in court yesterday charged with 104 counts of indecent assault at a school in south Dublin more than 30 years ago. A judge ordered that nothing should be published which would identify the accused or the injured parties.

The former cleric is charged with committing the offences against boys over a two-year period in the early 1970s. Dublin District Court heard he was arrested yesterday morning at Sundrive Road Garda station, Crumlin, Dublin. After he was charged, he replied "not guilty".

Det Garda Eamonn Maloney had no objection to independent bail, subject to certain conditions, including that he surrender his passport and sign on at his local Garda station.

His solicitor asked the court to set a sum for bail which "is attainable". The charges were of "considerable antiquity" and his client had made himself available at all times to gardaí during the investigation into the matter, which had gone on over a number of years.

Posted by kshaw at January 21, 2005 06:42 AM