January 23, 2006

Priest living in Franklin County arrested on sex assault charges

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Saturday, Jan. 21 2006

A Roman Catholic priest living at a home for pedophile priests in eastern
Franklin County was arrested Thursday and accused of committing seven sexual assaults while he was assigned to a hospital in Wisconsin in the 1960s,
officials said.

The cases could still be prosecuted due to a legal quirk: The statute of
limitations on the charges was frozen when the priest left the state decades

At the request of police in Beaver Dam, Wis., Franklin County sheriff's
deputies arrested the Rev. Bruce D. MacArthur, 83, at Evergreen Hills Home,
formerly known as Wounded Brothers Project. MacArthur was held in jail pending extradition.

Posted by kshaw at January 23, 2006 04:27 PM