Priest who abused boys to be sentenced next month


Sentence is due to be passed next month on a former priest who has pleaded guilty to 11 charges of indecent assault on boys at various locations in Co Meath, including at two parochial houses. Raymond Brady (77), Baltrasna, Oldcastle, admitted the offences when he appeared before Trim Circuit Court earlier this year.

The crimes were committed at parochial houses in Drumconrath and Kilbeg as well as locations in the Bettystown, Kilmainhamwood and Enfield areas and at a number of unknown locations. Brady assaulted his victims on dates between April 1st, 1968, and June 30th, 1976.

Prosecuting counsel Carl Hanahoe told Trim Circuit Court yesterday that the sentence hearing, which will also hear impact statements from the victims, would take about half a day. Judge Michael O’Shea adjourned the case for sentencing on November 9th.