May 10, 2005

Priest, new lawyer seeking appeal

Hampton Union

By Patrick Cronin

HAMPTON - Gordon MacRae, a former priest at the Our Lady of the Miraculous Church who was found guilty more than 10 years ago of sexually assaulting boys, is trying again to get an appeal.

MacRae, currently serving 33½-67 years in prison, is being aided in his effort by Nashville, Tenn., lawyer Ted Carey.

Carey said he intends to file an appeal to MacRae’s conviction and prison sentence in state and federal courts.

MacRae was convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old Keene boy in 1994. He pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting three other boys - two of whom were the brothers of the first victim and the third was from Hampton.

The assaults against the 15-year-old took place during "pastoral counseling" sessions MacRae conducted with the victim while serving as a priest at St. Bernard’s Parish in Keene.

Posted by kshaw at May 10, 2005 01:12 PM