A Co Armagh priest accused of voyeurism had to “resign from his role,” a court heard Friday.
Defense Attorney Harry McCourt told Craigavon Magistrates Court that the charges and the delays “cause him trouble,” but District Judge Bernie Kelly told him, “Think about those.” [alleged] Victim”.
Father Aidan McCann, 35, addressing the parish hall on Maddens Row in Keady, on March 28 this year is accused of voyeurism by “observing, for the purpose of sexual gratification, a woman engaged in a private act who knew the outside person has not consented to being observed for your sexual gratification.”
None of the alleged facts surrounding the offense have been opened in court, but charges are understood to be brought following an alleged incident involving a woman in a fitting room at Rushmere shopping center in Craigavon.
A prosecutor told the court that “the full case file is in place” and asked that the case be postponed until October 21 for a decision.
Judge Kelly released McCann on bail and granted the PPS request.
Father McCann was ordained in July 2015 and ministers in the Diocese of Armagh.
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/courts/co-armagh-priest-steps-down-from-role-after-being-accused-of-voyeurism-in-shopping-centre-42012109.html Co Armagh priest ‘steps down from role’ after being accused of voyeurism in shopping centre