Former priest charged with indecent assault


Former priest charged with indecent assault

Updated: 22:36, Thursday, 16 May 2013

From the link: http://www.rte.ie/news/2013/0516/450738-indecent-assault-charge/

A former priest has been charged with 34 counts of indecently assaulting children in the 1970s and 80s.

The man was extradited from the UK to stand trial for the offences in Ireland.

The man, who is in his 60s, appeared before Dublin District Court, where he was charged with 34 counts of indecent assault relating to eight boys and two girls.

The court heard the man was arrested at Dublin Airport today and brought to Bridewell Garda Station before appearing before the court.

He did not apply for bail and agreed to be remanded in custody to appear before the court again on 22 May.

He was granted legal aid and access to medical treatment for an ongoing health condition.

The Director of Public Prosecutions indicated to the court that the charges were such that the case should go forward for trial at a higher court.

Judge Hugh O’Donnell granted an order preventing the reporting of the man’s name.

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The Catechism offers a clear moral teaching: "Rape is the forcible violation of the sexual intimacy of another person. It does injury to justice and charity. Rape deeply wounds the respect, freedom, and physical and moral integrity to which every person has a right. It causes grave damage that can mark the victim for life. It is always an intrinsically evil act. Graver still is the rape of children committed by parents (incest) or those responsible for the education of the children entrusted to them." (no. 2356) Note that rape is "an intrinsically evil act," meaning that it is evil at its very root, nothing justifies it, and it is objectively a mortal sin. An evil act was done against me, a crime, by a priest at St Thomas More Parish in Durham, NH. An evil and a crime I will no longer keep silent about. Those who perpetrate crimes against children, especially those of the Roman Catholic Church, should all be punished for their crimes against children. Anything less would be criminal.

Posted on May 18, 2013, in Child Sex Abuse, Clergy Abuse, Clergy Sex Abuse, Priest Child Sex Abuse, Religion, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Catholic Church Sex Abuse and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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