A jury last year unanimously ruled that the priest sexually abused a boy in 1965 and 1966. That conviction relied solely on the vivid memories of the accuser, and despite improbabilities in his evidence.
The Court of Appeal has just freed him.
The compainaint maintained he confronted the appellant directly at the school in early 1969.
However, according to the court “it was clearly established that the appellant had ceased to teach at the school at the end of 1966.”