May 18, 2006

Dominican priest given suspended sentence for abusing boy

One in Four

The Irish Times

A Dominican priest has been given a suspended sentence of three years by Judge Desmond Hogan at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court for sexually abusing a then eight-year-old boy.

The 62-year-old priest, who has two previous convictions for abusing young boys, pleaded guilty to a total of five charges of sexually assaulting the victim at a church in Co Louth on dates between May 1st, 1991 and April 30th, 1992.

Judge Hogan made an order on the application of Ms Mary Rose Gearty, prosecuting, that the priest not be named in media reports to protect the victim's identity.

Posted by kshaw at May 18, 2006 04:28 PM