Northern Ireland

Ex-priest James Donaghy sentenced to 10 years in prison

Former priest James Donaghy
Image caption James Donaghy was jailed for 10 years

A former priest has been jailed for 10 years after being convicted of 23 sex abuse charges against a young adult and two teenage altar boys

James Donaghy, 53, from Lady Wallace Drive in Lisburn, was described by the judge as a sexual predator whose victims were susceptible by virtue of their religious leanings.

Donaghy stepped down from the priesthood in 2004.

The Catholic Church is holding its own investigation.

In a statement released in December, at the time of the verdicts, the Diocese of Down and Connor offered "sincere and unequivocal apologies to all those who have suffered abuse by clergy and religious".

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