May 12, 2006

Ex-Foxboro priest pleads guilty to sexual assault

Sun Chronicle

FOXBORO -- A retired priest pleaded guilty in Dedham Superior Court Thursday to molesting a young girl while serving at St. Mary's Church in the late 1960s and 1970s.

Father Gerard McMahon, 70, who now lives in Pensacola Fla., was sentenced by Judge Isaac Borenstein to a lifetime of probation, which will be served in Florida.
He must undergo a sex offender evaluation and obtain any treatment determined by the probation department. In addition, McMahon must register as a sex offender.

McMahon pleaded guilty at arraignment in a plea-bargain agreement with prosecutors.

The victim, who was 7 at the time the incidents began, was consulted about, and agreed with the disposition of the case, said David Traub, a spokesman for Norfolk County District Attorney William Keating. McMahon knew the girl and her family and stayed overnight at her home, where the incidents occurred.

Posted by kshaw at May 12, 2006 07:37 AM