July 26, 2005

Sex attack brother stabbed in jail

One in Four

A former Marist Brother and teacher, jailed in March for eight years for 180 counts of indecent assault on six schoolboys, was recovering in hospital last night after his neck was slashed by a fellow inmate.

Christopher Cosgrove (62) of Ballyhaunis Road, Claremorris, Co Mayo, was attacked at Castlerea Prison, Co Roscommon, at 10.30am by a prisoner who had fashioned a weapon using a blade and another implement.

Cosgrove suffered a wound to his neck and was taken for treatment to Roscommon County Hospital. He received a number of stitches and was held for observation overnight.

Gardaí were informed about the attack and visited the prison yesterday to interview eyewitnesses. The inmate who carried out the attack has been identified.

Posted by kshaw at July 26, 2005 01:17 PM