Priest due in court on 1968 sex assault charges

An 82-year-old priest is due in court later charged with sexually assaulting a boy in the west of Ireland over four decades ago.

It follows his extradition from the US to face two charges, which he denies.

The accused was arrested at Dublin airport on Monday morning, after arriving from Chicago following the extradition order.

The alleged offences happened at separate locations in the west of Ireland 42 years ago.

The elderly priest - who cannot be named due to legal reasons - is accused of two counts of buggery of a then 15 -year-old boy in 1968.

He denies both charges and is due to appear before Dublin District Court later today.


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