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Nov 17

Catholic nun stands trial over 63 counts of physical and sexual abuse of children

By CATHY HAYES| Image: Sister Mary Teresa Grogan | Photo by Irish Independent

Teacher accused of “systematic” abuse of young girls in her classroom from 1973 to 1975

A Catholic nun has been charged with the “systematic” abuse of seven schoolgirls in the 1970s. Sister Mary Teresa Grogan has denied the 63 counts of indecent assault put to her.

It is alleged that these crimes took place while she was teaching in a primary school (middle school) in the midlands of Ireland from 1973 to 1977. All of her victims were the same age, in third class, approximately nine-years-old.

One complainant told the court that the nun would call her to her desk and put her hand inside her underwear.

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