November 17, 2005

4th day of deliberations today in priest sex trial

The Arizona Republic

MESA - Jurors return today for a fourth day of deliberations in the trial of a former West Valley priest accused of molesting six boys more than a decade ago. On Wednesday, the jurors asked two questions that were considered routine, but gave no hint of how much progress they've made. advertisement

The Rev. Paul LeBrun, 49, who has been stripped of his priestly duties but has not been defrocked, is the first Valley priest to have sex charges against him go before a jury.

LeBrun is accused of committing sex acts at St. John Vianney Church in Avondale and Blessed Sacrament Church in Tolleson, and at campgrounds with boys from 11 to 16 years old between 1986 and 1991.

Posted by kshaw at November 17, 2005 12:02 PM