April 14, 2006

Man committed suicide after talks over abuse claims

Irish Examiner

By Jimmy Woulfe
A LIMERICK man, who claimed he was sexually abused by a priest, took his own life two days after he had mediation talks with priests in the diocese, it was confirmed last night.

It emerged last night that Peter McCloskey, 37, was found dead last week.

He had met representatives of the diocese of Limerick 48 hours before his body was found, in a bid to address allegations of sexual abuse he said happened in the 1980s.

Mr McCloskey claimed he was abused by a priest when he served as an altar boy at 10 years of age.

Posted by kshaw at April 14, 2006 07:04 AM