Ex Catholic priest denies West Midlands sexual abuse

BBC News

A former Catholic priest has denied sexually abusing young boys over a 20-year period.

Alexander Bede Walsh, 58, is accused of abusing eight youngsters in Warwickshire, Staffordshire and Coventry from 1975 to 1994.

Mr Walsh, of Church Lane in Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire, told Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court he had never inappropriately touched children.

He pleaded not guilty to a total of 27 offences.

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