October 27, 2005

Fortune abused children while a seminarian

One in Four

Fr Seán Fortune

Fr Seán Fortune, who took his own life in March 1999 while facing 66 charges of child sex abuse and rape, had abused children while a seminarian in Co Wexford, according to the Ferns inquiry.

The report sets out more than 20 allegations of abuse of young people from his time as a seminarian and throughout his time working as a priest in Belfast, Dundalk and Wexford.

In two cases families claimed that young people had killed themselves because of Fr Fortune's abuse.

Posted by kshaw at October 27, 2005 03:17 PM