April 08, 2005

Priest to stand trial on indecency charges

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Associated Press
Posted: April 7, 2005

Elkhorn - A retired Jesuit priest from Chicago has been ordered to stand trial on accusations he inappropriately touched two men when they were teens in the 1960s.

The men, now 51 and 52 years old, testified Wednesday that Father Donald J. McGuire, 74, a former counselor and teacher at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Ill., touched them indecently at a Fontana residence in the late 1960s.

McGuire faces two felony charges of indecent behavior with a child. Conviction could mean 20 years in prison.

Walworth County Judge Michael Gibbs ordered McGuire to stand trial at a preliminary hearing Wednesday. His arraignment and motion hearing are scheduled for May 1.

Posted by kshaw at April 8, 2005 05:01 AM