Court Sentences Dublin Cathedral Volunteer for ‘prolific’ Child Abuse

By Gregg Ryan
Church Times
November 18, 2016

AN ELDERLY man who admitted to abusing young boys over a 40-year period, and who had undertaken volunteer work in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, was sentenced on Thursday to 13 years in prison.

Patrick O’Brien, aged 76, of Knocklyon Road, Templeogue, on the south side of Dublin, was described as a “prolific child-molester”. He pleaded guilty to 54 sample counts of indecent and sexual assault, involving 40 boys, at a sentencing hearing before Justice Melanie Greally at the Circuit ...








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