January 27, 2006

Former Priest Charged With Child Sexual Abuse


(CBS4/MIAMI HERALD) FT. LAUDERDALE A former priest, who served parishes in South Florida, is now charged with sexually abusing a young boy.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office arrested The Rev. Neil Doherty, 62, on Thursday.

Doherty is the first Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of Miami to be charged with sexual battery on a minor younger than 12.

According to our news partners at The Herald, alleged victims of Doherty have been coming forward ever since the Catholic Church's sex abuse scandal erupted in Boston in 2002.

Posted by kshaw at January 27, 2006 08:06 AM