Vincent Mercer

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Vincent Mercer, OP (born 1947 in Co. Kerry) is a Dominican priest and former headmaster at Newbridge College. He is a convicted sex offender, guilty of dozens of counts of sexual abuse of children. He was also jailed to 3 Years imprisonment in 2013 for sexually assaulting a child between 1986 & 1994

2003 case[edit]

In March 2003, he pleaded guilty at Naas District Court to four counts of indecent assault on a 13-year-old boy. He was given a sentence of six months imprisonment.[1]

2005 case[edit]

He was convicted in March 2005 of 13 sample charges of indecently assaulting eight boys aged 10–13, between 1970 and 1977. He received a three-year suspended sentence at Naas Circuit Criminal Court.[1]


  1. ^ a b Black, Fergus (March 2, 2005). "Priest sentenced for 'reign of terror' over his young victims". The Independent. London, England: Independent Print Ltd. Retrieved August 16, 2005.

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