April 10, 2006

Fermanagh priest denies sexual assault charge

Ocean fm

A Catholic priest who denies sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl and helping to groom her for abuse by another man has appeared in a Liverpool court.

Father Jeremiah McGrath, aged 62, is originally from Rosslea, County Fermanagh.

Fr. McGrath is pleading not guilty to one count of sexual assault and three counts of facilitating a child sexual offence in England between May and November last year.

He's accused of paying 38-year-old William Adams, who's charged with child rape, to groom the girl and to pay for accommodation in which the abuse took place.

Posted by kshaw at April 10, 2006 12:07 PM