Former priest, charged with raping boys, sins again

Posted by Rachel Leigh - email

BROWARD COUNTY, FL (WFLX) - A former priest accused of unspeakable acts against young boys in South Florida is busted again while awaiting trial.

Neil Doherty's is facing several sexual abuse allegations dating back to 1973. Right now, he is awaiting trial on those charges.

Broward County sheriff's deputies first started looking into the sexual abuse allegations after several men came forward with similar stories about the former priest.

Investigators say Doherty was arrested this week again because he may have left the area without permission or tried to make contact with his victims.

"He sexually abused these boys. He gave them, fed them, drugs. He gave them money," said Jeffery Herman, the lawyer representing the victims.

A call to Doherty's lawyer was not returned. He remains in the Broward County Jail with no bond.

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