Father Peter Donnelly denies abuse allegations

BBC News

A Catholic priest accused of sexually abusing a young girl almost 30 years ago has been giving evidence for a second day at his trial in Belfast.

Father Peter Donnelly said although there may have been opportunities to abuse the girl: “I don’t go around seeing opportunities to misbehave.

“That’s not the way I have lived my life. I go around trying to be a witness for Christ,” the priest said.

He denies six counts of indecent assault and one of gross indecency.

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