January 23, 2005

Sex abuse case priest: I'm sorry for my mistake

Ireland Online

23/01/2005 - 14:59:44

A priest at the centre of sex abuse allegations in the North today apologised to his parishioners.

Father Andrew McCloskey, curate at St Patrick’s Church in Dungiven, told worshippers at Mass that he made a mistake for which he had paid dearly.

It had been revealed that last October he paid a five-figure out-of-court settlement to a man who made a complaint against him.

The alleged incident happened at a parochial house in the Derry Diocese in 1992.

Posted by kshaw at January 23, 2005 09:59 AM