Priest: ‘I am easy target’

The Sentinel

CATHOLIC priest Alexander Bede Walsh claims accusations of sexual abuse have been made up against him so the alleged victims can claim compensation.

He took to the stand at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court yesterday to deny sexually abusing eight boys across the Midlands during a 20-year period.

The 58-year-old is on trial charged with 27 offences including indecency and indecent assault.

Yesterday, he told a jury that he can’t remember two of the alleged victims and believes all eight, who cannot be named for legal reasons, have made it up in order to claim compensation.

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