US court upholds ex-Jesuit priest`s conviction

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has upheld a sexual abuse conviction of a former Jesuit priest who was a former spiritual adviser to Mother Teresa and her religious order of nuns.

Updated: Jul 20, 2010, 23:38 PM IST

Madison: The Wisconsin Supreme Court has
upheld a sexual abuse conviction of a former Jesuit priest who
was a former spiritual adviser to Mother Teresa and her
religious order of nuns.

In a 7-0 ruling today, justices ruled that Donald
McGuire`s prosecution 36 years after he allegedly abused two
teenage boys in the 1960s was fair.

McGuire, who claimed he was falsely accused, argued the
delay hurt his ability to defend himself. Justices disagreed.

The men came forward in 2003 to report they were abused
by McGuire during trips to a cottage in Wisconsin in 1967 and
1968. At the time, McGuire taught the boys at the Loyola
Academy in Wilmette, Illinois.

McGuire was convicted on five counts of indecent behavior
with a child. He is serving a 25-year prison term on separate,
federal charges.

PTI