February 15, 2005

Man pleads guilty to indecent assaults

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RTE News

A Dominican priest has pleaded guilty to 13 sample charges of indecently assaulting five boys at Dominican colleges in Newbridge and Knockadoon Camp in Cork over a seven-year period between 1970 and 1977.

Vincent Mercer is 58 and has an address at the Provincialate Dominican headquarters at St Mary's in Tallaght in southwest Dublin. He originally faced 49 charges of sexually abusing young boys.

Today he admitted to 13 counts of indecent assault at Naas District Court after been arraigned on a sample of the charges. The prosecution told the court that the injured parties wished to come to court themselves and the case has been adjourned until 1 March for sentencing.

Posted by kshaw at February 15, 2005 03:19 PM