Monday, July 31, 2017
A former Catholic priest has launched a High Court action aimed at stopping his trial on a charge he indecently assaulted a young boy more than thirty years ago, writes Ann O’Loughlin.
The man who has been sent forward to face trial before Dublin Circuit Criminal Court claims he is at risk of not getting a fair trial.
It is the man’s case the DPP has allowed an unexplainable delay to occur in the prosecution of the case. The case, he also claims, has not been dealt with in an expeditious manner.
He claims he was charged with the offence more than three years after a complaint was made to the Gardaí.
It is also claimed that the man cannot get a fair trial because certain documents and records which the man had sought were destroyed.
He also claims that he has been denied fair procedures.
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