Former Ayrshire Priest Faces Historic Sex Abuse Charges with Allegations of Attacks at Schools and Leisure Centres

Ayrshire Post via Daily Record
November 16, 2017

The High Court in Glasgow (Image: SWNS)

The trial of a retired priest accused of historical sex abuse will now take place next year.

Francis Moore, 82, of Largs, is charged with crimes against three boys between 1977 and 1981.

He also allegedly indecently assaulted a student priest between 1995 and 1996.

Moore had been due to stand trial next month.

But, prosecutor Shanti Maguire today/yesterday asked for the case to be adjourned at a hearing at the High Court in Glasgow.

Judge Lord Beckett set a new date with a trial now expected to start next February.

The offences are said to have occurred at a number of locations in North and South Ayrshire including Irvine Beach.

Moore denies the charges.

The pensioner had his bail continued meantime.








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