Ex-priest Patrick McCabe sentenced for child abuse
A 70-year-old former priest who abused two boys more than 30 years ago has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.
Patrick McCabe pleaded guilty to the offences after he was extradited from California to face the charges almost two years ago.
One child was abused in the parochial house of the pro-cathedral in Dublin, the other at a school in County Kildare.
He was previously jailed last year for indecently assaulting five other boys.
McCabe was laicised in 1988. He left Ireland at that time and moved to the US.
In 2006 Irish police trave...
50 State AG Call for Grand Jury
Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
The Attorneys General of forty states have inquired about the grand jury process in Pennsylvania. Let's get statewide investigations going in fifty states.
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