A Catholic priest found guilty of over 250 charges of sexual abuse towards young boys has been sentenced to six years in prison, a German court announced on Thursday.
Priest sex trial: Boy was disgusted at abuse by priest; Staffordshire, 26th January 2012
A teenager was so upset after being sexually abused by a priest that he tried to kill himself, a court heard. The alleged victim is one of eight people who have come forward to claim they were abused by Alexander Bede Walsh as youngsters. The alleged abuse is said to have taken place over 20 years between 1974 and 1994.
Ohio man sues Camden diocese over alleged abuse, using repressed-memory claim; Philly.com, 29th January 2012
An Ohio man who alleges he was sexually abused by a Catholic priest in the early 1970s but repressed all memory of the assaults is using the "late discovery" feature of New Jersey's child endangerment law to sue the Diocese of Camden. Mark Bryson, 50, who lives near Cincinnati, alleges that the Rev. Joseph E. Shannon assaulted him multiple times when he was a first grader at St. Anthony of Padua School in Camden.
Pa. judge in priest abuse trial again finds retired cardinal with dementia competent for trial; Washington Post, 30th January 2012
A Philadelphia judge has again ruled that a retired Roman Catholic cardinal with dementia is competent and could become a trial witness. Lawyers for Monsignor William Lynn say 88-year-old Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua (beh-vih-LAH'-kwah) no longer recognizes his longtime aide, Lynn. They say Bevilacqua remembers little if anything about his 10 appearances before a grand jury in 2003 and 2004.
Former priest jailed for possession of illegal images of children; Inside Ireland, 30th January 2012
A former priest has today been sentenced to three years imprisonment after gardaí found evidence of 65,000 graphic images of children on his laptop. Oliver O'Grady, 66, admitted three counts of possession of child pornography, after leaving his computer on a flight from Amsterdam. He was sentenced at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.
Pedophile priest with connections to central California arrested in Ireland on child porn charges; ksee24 news, 30th January 2012
Convicted pedophile priest Oliver O'Grady, who served at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Lodi, California in the 1970s, was arrested Friday on charges of possessing thousands of pictures of child pornography, according to the Dublin Times newspaper in Ireland and Catholic canon lawyer Patrick Wall.
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