Assault claim priest resigns.
A CATHOLIC priest has resigned nearly two years after he was acquitted of sexual assault charges.
Fr Eugene Boland had returned to his post as parish priest of Cappagh in Co Tyrone two weeks ago.
The clergyman, from Killyclogher Road in Omagh, was acquitted of indecently assaulting a teenage girl in June 2012.
A Diocese of Derry spokesman said that on his return it "became clear to Fr Boland and diocesan authorities that he is not ready" despite having therapy.
He added the Donegalborn priest "now needs more time for help and guidance in this regard".
ACQUITTED Father Boland