Former Christian brother pleads guilty to indecently assaulting Limerick pupil

Sean Drummond pleaded guilty to  two charges of indecently assaulting a young boy more than 40 years ago   [Picture: Press 22]
A former Christian brother has pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting a schoolboy at a primary school in the city more than 40 years ago.

A former Christian brother has pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting a schoolboy at a primary school in the city more than 40 years ago.

Sean Drummond, aged 65, with an address at Broadford Drive, Ballinteer, Dublin 16 had pleaded not guilty to two counts of indecently assaulting the then ten year old boy on unknown dates between August 28, 1968 and August 28, 1969.

A jury of five men and seven women was selected for the trial yesterday, but this morning before the opening of the trial the jurors were told the defendant had changed his plea.

Previously, the court heard the victim - a 4th class pupil - was attending the Christian Brothers primary school on Sexton Street where Mr Drummond was a teacher at the time.

The injured party, who can’t be identified, is originally from Limerick city but is now living and working in County Clare.

Judge Carroll Moran will sentence Drummond later.