Man in court on Mullingar assaults

A man in his 60s was arrested yesterday in connection with allegations of indecent assault.

A man in his 60s was arrested yesterday in connection with allegations of indecent assault.

Thu, Feb 21, 2013, 00:00

A 65-year-old man has appeared in court charged with indecently assaulting two boys in a Westmeath school 18 years ago.

Brother Thomas McCarry, with an address at Clareville, Finglas Road, Glasnevin faces eighteen charges relating to two separate boys at the CBS primary school in Mullingar 1984 and 1985.

Ten charges relate to one of the boys, and eight charges relate to the second alleged victim.

Detective Garda Eric Naughton said Br McCarry replied “no comment” when charged with the offences following his arrest at Finglas, Dublin on Wednesday.

Det Garda Naughton said the charges follow a three-year investigation.

Br McCarry didn’t speak during the brief hearing and was remanded on bail to appear before Mullingar District Court again on April 11th when a book of evidence is due to be served.

The Director of Public Prosecutions has directed that the case be sent forward to the Circuit Court.

Judge Seamus Hughes ordered Br McCarry to sign on each Sunday at Mountjoy Garda station and prohibited him from having any direct or indirect contact with the alleged victims.

He is also to inform gardaí of the dates he will leave and return from his annual foreign holiday.