February 22, 2006

Priest assaulted me inside church, woman tells court

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A priest has gone on trial accused of indecently assaulting a woman who helped out in the church.

Canon Denis Forde, aged 73, pleaded not guilty to four charges on the indictment against him at Cork Circuit Criminal Court yesterday.

He denied that he indecently, or sexually, assaulted Mary Morgan in the sacristy of the Church of the Incarnation at Grange, Douglas, Cork, on four occasions almost 25 years ago.

His present address was given as The Presbytery, Dunmanway, Co Cork.

Posted by kshaw at February 22, 2006 09:57 AM