Friday, March 22, 2013

Patrick Joseph McCabe: Former Northern California priest accused of molesting two boys sentenced to prison in Ireland

ALAMEDA -- A former Catholic priest who investigators tracked down living and working in Alameda has been sentenced to 18 months in prison in his native Ireland for molesting two boys more than 30 years ago.
Patrick Joseph McCabe, 77, who fought his extradition in 2011 from the Bay Area, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Friday at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin.

McCabe also received an 18-month sentence at the court last year for abusing boys.
The former priest was working as an administrator at the Water's Edge Lodge nursing home on Island Drive when Interpol located him in September 2007 and Alameda detectives initially questioned him about the allegations.

Two Irish police officers also visited Alameda and interviewed McCabe before he was extradited to Ireland in June 2011.


Contra Costa Times

By Peter Hegarty

Posted: 03/22/2013