Priest on sex abuse charges gets bail


An elderly priest has been remanded on bail at Fermanagh Crown Court to appear at Dungannon Magistrates Court in Co Tyrone on November 8th, on charges of sexual abuse of three girls in Co Fermanagh, more than 30 years ago.

Fr Eugene Lewis (75), a former missionary cleric, is charged with molesting the children between 1962 and 1974. At the time of the alleged offences, the priest was superior of St Augustine’s College in Blacklion, Co Cavan, which is now Loughlin House open prison.