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Former priest in court on indecent assault charge

A former priest has appeared at a court in Donegal on a charge of indecent assault.

The defendant appeared at this afternoon’s sitting of Dungloe District Court. An order preventing the publication of anything that might identify either the defendant or the alleged injured party was put in place.

Garda McHugh confirmed he had served the book of evidence on the accused at the district court. The defendant made no reply, the court heard.

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Inspector Seamus McGonigle said the DPP had consented for the defendant to be returned for trial to the next sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court on January 28 on one charge in the Book of Evidence.

Defence solicitor Frank Dorrian applied for, and was granted two counsel, for the circuit court sitting.

The defendant was remanded on continuing bail.

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