October 26, 2005

Opening arguments set today in ex-priest's trial

The Arizona Republic

MESA - Opening arguments are scheduled today in the trial of a former West Valley priest accused of sex crimes involving teenaged boys more than a decade ago.

Prosecutors accuse the Rev. Paul LeBrun, 49, of molesting the boys, mostly during camping trips, between 1986 and 1991. In addition, four victims from Indiana will be allowed to testify.

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Crane McClennen decided to allow their testimony to establish whether LeBrun has a "sexual propensity" to abuse children.

Posted by kshaw at October 26, 2005 08:53 AM