Limerick pensioner appears in court accused of assaulting young boys

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

A PENSIONER from the northside of the city was granted bail after he appeared in court accused of indecently assaulting two young boys in the 1960s.

A PENSIONER from the northside of the city was granted bail after he appeared in court accused of indecently assaulting two young boys in the 1960s.

The 81-year-old, who can’t be named in order to protect the identity of his victims, was arrested at his home yesterday morning.

He is accused of committing six offences at addresses in Limerick and Dublin on dates the mid 1960s. The defendant was previously charged with ten other similar offences relating to four different boys.

It is alleged the pensioner put his hand down the pants of the young boys, who were aged between 8 and 13, after he befriended their families.

The case has been adjourned until March to facilitate the preparation of a book of evidence.