Limerick Circuit Court has heard details of how a former garda and scout Leader, who later joined a Religious order, indecently assaulted a number of young boys on dates in the 1960's, two of whom suffered from polio.
John Joseph Dunne known as Jack Dunne is 82-years-old, and lives at Canon Breen Park, in Thomondgate in Limerick.
He pleaded guilty to 14 counts of indecent assault on four young boys in Dublin on dates between 1963 and 1969.
The court heard that the accused man was a former garda based at Pearse Street in Dublin and was also a scout leader in charge of a special group for disabled boys who met at a scout hall in the former Westland Row.
He assaulted two of his victims at Pearse Street Garda Station where he worked as Juvenile Liaison officer.
Other assaults took place at scout camps in Dublin and Waterford, and in his car after he dropped the boys home from scout meetings.
The sexual abuse of the four victims now aged in their 50's first came to light following the publication of the Ryan Report in 2009, when one of the victims contacted Gardai.
The court heard the accused man had left the Gardai and joined the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament in 1977 in the United States, and following advice from his superiors he sought help for his problems in Chicago in 1992.
Judge Carol Moran adjourned sentencing in the matter to 18 January.