February 19, 2006

Trial will determine priest's future

Duluth News Tribune


ELKHORN, Wis. - A retired Catholic priest molested two boys at a home in Wisconsin in the late 1960s after befriending them at an Illinois academy, a prosecutor said as the man's trial began with opening statements Friday.
Walworth County District Attorney Phil Koss described the Rev. Donald McGuire as "a stereotypical Irishman with a twinkle in his eye."
"People gravitated to him and they like him," Koss added.
McGuire, 75, of Chicago, is charged in Circuit Court with five counts of indecent behavior with a child, carrying up to 50 years in prison.
Koss said McGuire befriended the two boys, then between 14 and 15 years old, at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Ill., where he taught several foreign languages and religion.

Posted by kshaw at February 19, 2006 06:47 AM