April 10, 2006

Priest denies abusing young girl

BBC News

A Catholic priest has denied sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl and helping another man to groom her for sexual abuse.

Father Jeremiah McGrath, of Rosslea, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, is alleged to have committed the offences in Merseyside and Blackpool last year.

Father McGrath pleaded not guilty at Liverpool Crown Court to one count of sexual assault and three counts of facilitating a child sexual offence.

He was granted conditional bail.

Posted by kshaw at April 10, 2006 07:59 AM