FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Retired Roman Catholic priest, 69-year-old Father Neil Doherty, has pleaded no contest to multiple child sex abuse charges.
Attorneys for the victim said Doherty befriended a young boy who lived across the street from the church and later plied him with drug-laced sodas and sodomized him. Attorneys alleged that ritual continued for several years and that Doherty abused dozens of other boys while church officials covered it up, moving him to a different church whenever an allegation surfaced.
Doherty faces up to 15 years in prison. A Miami jury returned a $100 million verdict against Doherty in 2011 in a civil suit...
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