February 04, 2005

Missionary indecently assaulted teenage nephew

One in Four

Azra Naseem - Irish Independent

A MISSIONARY brother who indecently assaulted his teenage nephew has been remanded in custody for sentence by Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

The Capuchin Order brother pleaded guilty to two counts of indecently assaulting his nephew between February 27, 1978, and February 27, 1982, at two locations in Ireland.

Patrick MacEntee SC, for the 51-year-old brother, told Judge Frank O'Donnell his client had committed the offences at a time when he was coming to terms with the realisation that he was of homosexual orientation.

Detective Garda Michael Lally told the court that the brother had spent most of his working life as a missionary in South Africa. He was on holiday in Dublin when he invited his nephew to the Capuchin Priory in Raheny.

Posted by kshaw at February 4, 2005 09:12 AM