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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