October 28, 2005

Jurors told Valley priest has a history of sexual abuse


MESA, Ariz. A prosecutor told jurors today that a former West Valley priest preyed on youngsters who turned to him for guidance and counsel.

Paul LeBrun is accused of molesting six boys between 1986 and 1991.

Prosecutors say it's a pattern of abuse that began years earlier in Indiana.

Deputy Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell told jurors in opening statements that each of the victims was fatherless and each turned to Paul LeBrun to fill the void.

Posted by kshaw at October 28, 2005 07:40 AM