Judge denies accused priest’s request to throw out confession in sex crimes case


December 8, 2020

By Justine Lofton

A Michigan judge recently denied a request to throw out a confession from a priest accused of sex crimes.

Gary Jacobs, a former Catholic priest in the Upper Peninsula’s Ontonagon and Dickinson counties, is charged with 10 counts of criminal sexual conduct in five cases. His confession will stand in court.

Jacobs, 75, was in court on Friday, Dec. 4, for a Walker Hearing during which the Ontonagon County Circuit Court judge denied Jacobs’ request to throw out his confession.

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