Yesterday Father David Pearce and John Maestri appeared in Isleworth Crown Court for a pre-trial hearing.
Each defendant was charged with 3 counts of indecent assault against a boy aged under 16. All the charges related to incidents over a period of some years up to 1979. All 6 charges involved the same alleged victim (who
can't be named for legal reasons, though I would have no intention of naming him anyway). They both pleaded not guilty to all changes.
The trial has been set to start on 4th July, and is expected to run for 4 days.