October 20, 2021

One man allegedly assaulted a teenager in Celtic Park and another for trial in Barrowfield.

A man who allegedly assaulted a teenager. Celtic The trial is set to begin in January at the park’s former Barrowfield training ground.

Francis Carney, 86, is said to have committed crimes against the two boys between July 1978 and December 1988.

Kearney is also accused of brutally assaulting another teenage boy in a hotel room in Avenuemore and in a car in Cumbernold, North Lanarkshire, on several occasions between August 1, 1988 and June 30, 1989.

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The prosecution claims that one of the boys, aged between 15 and 16, was attacked inside a car in Paisley, Renfreshire, and in the dressing room of Barrowfield between July 1, 1978 and June 30, 1979.

The in-charge said that Kearney had repeatedly touched the boy on the thigh.

Kearney is accused of repeatedly punching and slapping the same boy on the head and body in Barrow Field.

It is also alleged that Kearney attacked the other boy when he was between 15 and 18 years old. Celtic Park between February 1, 1986 and December 31, 1988.

It is claimed that Kearney hugged him repeatedly, repeatedly placed his hands under his clothes and repeatedly touched his back, abdomen, thighs, back, hips and penis.

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Kearney, who apologized for attending today’s hearing, continues to plead not guilty to the charges.

His trial was set to begin earlier this year in Glasgow Sheriff’s Court, but was adjourned.

Sheriff Johanna Johnston QC also scheduled a trial before December.

Kearney, Eddington, South Lanarkshire, has been released on bail.

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