Ex-priest Likely to Walk Free Despite Child Sex Abuse Sentencing

Irish Examiner
March 21, 2013

A former priest who admitted sexually abusing two 13-year-old boys in the 1970s is likely to walk free from prison despite being jailed for 18 months.

77-year-old Patrick McCabe's sentence has been backdated to when he first went into custody in June 2011 following his extradition from Alameda, California, to meet these and other abuse charges.

James Moran was 13 years old when he was abused by Patrick McCabe in a car outside Newbridge College in Kildare.

When interviewed in 2007 by gardai, the former priest described him as a handsome boy who had met the “requirements” of his “fetish”.

Thirty-six years on from the abuse the same victim has waived his right to anonymity to speak out about the damage the 77-year-old has done to his life.








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