Ex-Priest Admits Sexually Assaulting 11 Boys

Trim Circuit Court heard yesterday a former priest admit to indecently assaulting a number of boys at different locations in the diocese of Meath, including a parochial house.

77-year-old Raymond Brady admitted offences relating to 11 individuals.

When the case was called, State prosecutor Carl Hanahoe said guilty pleas were being entered in relation to 11 offences. He said these pleas were acceptable to the prosecution on the basis of full facts being heard at the sentencing hearing later this year.

The court was told the injured parties did not wish to be identified, and Judge Michael O’Shea imposed reporting restrictions.

Brady pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting 10 boys at a number of locations in the Meath diocese, including one at a parochial house. He also admitted attempting to indecently assault another boy at a second parochial house.

It is understood the crimes took place between April 1968 and June 1976.

Judge O’Shea remanded Brady on continuing bail to the next sitting of the court on October 23rd.


Related Irish News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

27 May 2015
Church Of Ireland Issues Statement After Lay Worker Charged With Indecently Assaulting Ten Boys
The Church of Ireland has issued a statement after lay worker, Patrick O'Brien, was charged with indecently assaulting ten boys over 12 years.
18 October 2013
€450,000 Awarded In Damages To Sexual Abuse Victim
A woman who suffered 10 years of abuse has been award €450,000 in damages at the High Court. 45-year-old Sinead McCarthy Garofalo sued former accountant Bernard Delaney over sexually abusing her on numerous occasions at various locations in Dublin, for ten years beginning in 1972 when she was aged four.
11 October 2012
138 Abuse Charges To Be Brought Against Former Christian Brother
The case against a former Christian Brother who is facing more than 100 charges of indecently assaulting young boys in Limerick has been further adjourned to allow for the completion of a book of evidence.
24 April 2024
Sir Jeffrey Donaldson And Wife Appear In Court
Former DUP Leader, Sir Jeffrey Donaldson and his wife, Lady Eleanor Donaldson, have appeared before Newry Magistrates Court charged with a number of historical sex offences. Donaldson, 61, is facing a total of 11 charges, including one charge of rape, one of gross indecency involving a child and nine charges of indecent assault.
20 April 2010
Tallaght CCTV System Activated
Fianna Fáil TD Charlie O’Connor, who is a member of the South Dublin County Joint Policing Committee, has welcomed the activation of a CCTV scheme in Tallaght, yesterday. Tallaght is the largest town in county Dublin outside the capital city centre.