Former Christian brother to go on trial for indecently assaulting Limerick pupil

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

Sean Drummond pleaded guilty to  two charges of indecently assaulting a young boy more than 40 years ago   [Picture: Press 22]
THE trial of a former Christian brother accused of indecently assaulting a school boy at a primary school in the city more than 40 years ago is due to get underway tomorrow morning.

THE trial of a former Christian brother accused of indecently assaulting a school boy at a primary school in the city more than 40 years ago is due to get underway tomorrow morning.

Sean Drummond, aged 65, with an address at Broadford Drive, Ballinteer, Dublin 16 is charged with two counts of indecently assaulting the then ten year old boy on unknown dates between August 28, 1968 and August 28, 1969 .

It is alleged the then 4th class pupil was attending the Christian Brothers primary school on Sexton Street where Mr Drummond was a teacher at the time.

Outlining the case at Limerick Circuit Court ths afternoon, John O’Sullivan BL, prosecuting, said Mr Drummond, who is also known as S O’ Droma, was a member of the Christian Brothers Order at the time of the alleged offences.

A jury of five men and seven women was sworn in for the trial which is expected to last for up to three days.

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

The trial will be heard before Judge Carroll Moran.