Tuesday 18 June 2019

Ex-teacher (73) faces 35 charges of sexually abusing schoolboys


Allegations: John McClean. Photo: Paddy Cummins/Irishphotodesk.ie
Allegations: John McClean. Photo: Paddy Cummins/Irishphotodesk.ie
Andrew Phelan

Andrew Phelan

A former rugby coach and teacher has been sent for trial accused of indecently assaulting students at a south Dublin school in the 1970s and 80s.

John McClean (73) is charged with 35 counts of assaulting schoolboys at Terenure College over a 17-year period.

He had a book of evidence served on him when he appeared in Dublin District Court yesterday.

Judge Dermot Simms sent him for trial to Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Mr McClean, with an address at Casimir Avenue, Harold's Cross, is charged with indecently assaulting nine boys. The offences are alleged to have taken place at Terenure College, Templeogue Road, Terenure, on dates between 1973 and 1989. He is alleged to have assaulted some of the boys once and others on multiple occasions.

Irish Independent

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