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Jesuit Priest Faces Federal Charges

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A Chicago-area Jesuit priest is in federal custody today. Father Donald McGuire has been charged with traveling to Switzerland and Austria to engage in sexual conduct with a minor.

McGuire has been convicted of sexually abusing two children - and accused of molesting others. He was taken into custody yesterday by Wisconsin authorities who say he failed to keep his sex registry updated. Today, he was turned over to Immigration and Customs agents on the new, federal, charges. The federal government alleges that McGuire transported minors across state and international borders and molested them.

Federal prosecutors allege as early 1991 the Jesuit order placed restrictions on McGuire’s contacts with minor boys and young men. But the government’s affidavit says McGuire continued to travel alone with teen boys.

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