Priest Sex Offence Case Adjourned

January 4, 2012

[with video]

Father Eugene Boland, from Moville in Co Donegal, worked as a priest in Counties Londonderry and Tyrone.

He is accused of four indecent assault charges which date back almost 20 years.

Fr Boland stood aside from clerical duties as St Mary's in Killyclogher, Co Tyrone in August 2010 when a police investigation into child safety and welfare began.

Bishop of Derry at the time of the investigation, Dr Seamus Hegarty said Fr Boland had been given administrative leave.

During the preliminary inquiry at Londonderry Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, Fr Boland did not appear in court, and his solicitor said his client was "not in a position to proceed with the case".

The hearing has been rescheduled to take place later this month.


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