Former priest faces 29 sex abuse charges

A trial date has been set for a former priest accused of the sexual assault and buggery of two young boys almost 30 years ago.

A trial date has been set for a former priest accused of the sexual assault and buggery of two young boys almost 30 years ago.

The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, denies 29 charges of both indecent assault and buggery on dates between June 1, 1979 and June 31, 1983 when one of the alleged victims was aged between seven and 11 years old and the second was aged between 14 and 15 years old.

Judge Katherine Delahunt at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court remanded the accused on continuing bail and set a trial date for next April.

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