Irish-born priest to serve no jail time in Chile child sex abuse case

November 11, 2014 9:42 PM

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SANTIAGO (Reuters) - An Irish-born priest, found guilty last month of sexually abusing a child in his care at a religious school in Santiago, will avoid jail time under a sentence handed down on Tuesday.

A judge sentenced John O'Reilly, who moved to Chile from Ireland in 1985, to four years and a day of "supervised liberty" for abusing the pre-teen girl at the private Colegio Cumbres in the affluent neighborhood of Las Condes between 2007 and 2009.

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