Irish priest is hit with third abuse lawsuit

Irish Independent

By Eimear Ni Bhraonain

Monday December 31 2012

A THIRD lawsuit has been filed in the United States against an Irish priest who fled the country where a civil jury found him guilty of molesting an altar boy.

Fr Michael Kelly (63) insisted on his innocence after he returned to stay with family in Ireland last April.

The Catholic priest from Ballingarry, Co Tipperary, has rarely been seen since he returned to Ireland.

The Irish Independent understands that he has not been involved in any priestly duties since he came back to Ireland.

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