Ex-priest faces trial for indecent assault


A former priest is to stand trial on 55 counts of indecent assault of 18 children at various locations in the State from the late 1960s until the early 1980s.

The defendant, in his seventies, was brought before Dublin District Court yesterday. He was arrested yesterday afternoon at Dublin Airport, the court heard. He was cautioned and said "No" in reply, when he was held on 55 warrants. Judge Miriam Malone remanded him in custody to appear again at Cloverhill District Court on January 25th, pending the preparation of a book of evidence.