Ex-priest admits assaults on 11 boys

Thu, May 24, 2012, 01:00

A FORMER priest has admitted indecently assaulting a number of boys at different locations in the diocese of Meath, including a parochial house.

At Trim Circuit Court yesterday, Raymond Brady (77), Baltrasna, Oldcastle, Co Meath, admitted offences related to 11 individuals.

When the case was called, State prosecutor Carl Hanahoe said guilty pleas were being entered in relation to 11 offences. He said these pleas were acceptable to the prosecution on the basis of full facts being heard at the sentencing hearing later this year.

The court was told the injured parties did not wish to be identified, and Judge Michael O’Shea imposed reporting restrictions.

Brady pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting 10 boys at a number of locations in the Meath diocese, including one at a parochial house. He also admitted attempting to indecently assault another boy at a second parochial house.

The locations included Kilmainhamwood, the parochial house in Kilbeg and the parochial house in Drumconrath, Bettystown. Two were at family homes and three were at unknown locations.

The crimes took place between April 1968 and June 1976.

Judge O’Shea was told there was no objection to Brady being remanded on continuing bail.

He was also told there would be a substantial number of victim impact reports prepared for sentencing hearing which would take some time.

He remanded Brady on continuing bail to the next sitting of the court on October 23rd.