The Rev. Patrick Francis Magee, the 63 year old pastor of a Catholic church in Bay Head, New Jersey, was arrested while on vacation in Ireland.  Authorities in Ireland arrested the pastor on charges he sexually abused a child more than 30 years ago.  He was charged with committing an act of gross indecency on or towards a child sometime between 1965 and 1969.  He appeared in court on New Year's Eve and was ordered to surrender his passport and report to police twice a week.  He has another hearing scheduled for February 25.  Magee will face the Diocesan Review Board when he returns to the United States.  Diocese of Trenton spokesman Steven Emery said a recent two-year review of Diocese of Trenton documents going back 50 years found no allegations of misconduct involving Magee.

(New Jersey)