January 06, 2005

Lawyer: Cancer chemo takes toll on pedophile Porter

Boston Herald

By Laura Crimaldi
Thursday, January 6, 2005

James Porter, a convicted pedophile and former priest, is rapidly wasting away under the strain of aggressive treatment for an incurable cancer as his lawyer tries to snuff legal proceedings to have him locked up for good.

Porter, 70, has lost 40 pounds since he began chemotherapy in October for an incurable soft-tissue sarcoma, his attorney Michael Farrington said yesterday.

A Bristol Superior Court judge scheduled an April 7 hearing to determine whether Porter should be civilly committed as a sexually dangerous person.

Porter was convicted in 1993 of molesting 28 children while he was a priest during the 1960s and 1970s.

Posted by kshaw at January 6, 2005 07:27 AM