April 12, 2006

Fugitive ex-priest caught

The News-Times


Twelve years after his son's charges against the pastor split the congregation of St. John's Episcopal Church in New Milford, Kevin Mcdougall feels a "bitter sense of vindication."

"It's bitter because it came at the expense of another kid, who didn't escape as lightly as my son did," Mcdougall, who lives in Kent, said Tuesday.

On Tuesday, Bruce Jacques, the former church pastor who McDougall's son said had offered him oral sex as a confirmation gift, was arraigned in a Manhattan courtroom for performing a sex act on a 16-year-old boy in Central Park last October.

Jacques, 57, had been on the run for six months. He was arrested Sunday after he was caught Sunday trying to sneak into the United States from British Columbia on Canada's west coast.

Posted by kshaw at April 12, 2006 08:31 AM