April 15, 2006

Defrocked fugitive priest arraigned on sex charge


(New York-AP, Apr. 11, 2006 8:45 PM) _ A fired high school administrator and defrocked priest who had been on the run for almost six months is now in jail without bail in New York City.

57-year-old Bruce Jacques was arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court today on charges of sexually molesting a teenage student last year. He was charged with one count of third-degree criminal sex act.

His next court appearance is Friday.

Assistant Manhattan District Attorney Kerry O'Connell says Jacques was caught Sunday while trying to sneak into the United States from British Columbia on Canada's west coast. Kerry says Jacques had spent most of his time as a fugitive in Malaysia.

Posted by kshaw at April 15, 2006 09:41 AM