January 27, 2006

Former priest charged in abuse of boy is denied bond

Miami Herald

By Wanda J. DeMarzo

A former priest accused of sexually abusing a young boy nearly a decade ago was denied bond at a hearing this morning.
The Rev. Neil Doherty, 62, is charged with two counts of sexual battery on a child, two counts of indecent assault and one count of lewd or lascivious molestation.
There is no bond on the sexual battery charges.
Jeffrey Herman, the Miami-based attorney for the alleged victim, plans to hold a press conference at 2 p.m. at the Broward County Main Jail, 555 S.E. First Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Herman represents five men who claim Doherty molested them while he was a priest.

Posted by kshaw at January 27, 2006 03:08 PM