Irish priest held in Spain over abuse claims
on 24/08/2013 11:27:45
A National Police spokeswoman said that Francis Paul Cullen, a native of Dublin, was arrested in the town of Arona on the Canary Island of Tenerife.
He was detained on a European arrest warrant issued by Britain and will be taken to the National Court in Madrid.
A police statement said the alleged abuses occurred in religious centres and churches in Britain between 1955 and 1991. The locations were not disclosed.
Police said the altar boys were aged 7, 8 and 12 years when they were first abused.