Former Christian Brother jailed

Tue, Feb 5, 2013, 00:00

A former Christian Brother has been sentenced to 12 months in prison with nine months suspended after he pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting a young boy in a school in Cork city over forty years ago.

Garry Creevey (65) pleaded guilty to one count of indecently assaulting the boy in the North Monastery Primary School in Cork on a date unknown between September 1971 and July 1st 1972.

At Cork District Court today, Judge Con O’Leary noted that Creevey, with an address at Carrigmore Crescent, City West, Saggart, in Co. Dublin, had pleaded guilty to a similar offence in relation to another boy at the school in 1971.

Judge O’Leary noted that in 2004 he had imposed a six month sentence on Creevey but suspended it given Creevey’s previous good record and a report from a sex abuse counsellor at the Granada Institute which stated that he was at a low risk of re-offending.

He said both victims were "certainly very vulnerable persons" and he sentenced Creevey to 12 months in jail but suspended the final nine months on condition he keep the peace for two years.