March 07, 2006

Convicted priest turns in passport

Janesville Gazette

(Published Tuesday, March 7, 2006 11:07:26 AM CST)

By Mike Heine
Gazette Staff

ELKHORN-A retired Chicago priest convicted Feb. 23 on five counts of indecent behavior with a child surrendered in his passport Monday.

The Rev. Donald J. McGuire, 75, has worked and studied around the world.

"Given his history, we know he travels quite frequently, and I wanted to make sure he'd be available for sentencing," District Attorney Phil Koss said.

Koss prosecuted McGuire in the 38-year-old child molestation case. Koss asked the court for McGuire to surrender his passport, which was already expired, and limit his travels to Illinois and Wisconsin.

McGuire currently lives in a Jesuit home in Hyde Park, a Chicago suburb. He is free on bond.

A jury convicted McGuire of sexually assaulting two boys, ages 14 and 15, in a Fontana home in 1967 and 1968.

Posted by kshaw at March 7, 2006 01:31 PM