Second Charge

United Press International
June 22, 1987

A second charge of having sexual contact with a child was filed against a Lincoln priest Monday in Lancaster County Court.

The Rev. Paul Margand, 30, of St. Teresa's Catholic Church, was arraigned on the charge. He sat quietly in the courtroom, reading a Bible and talking to his lawyer, Kirk Naylor, before the arraignment.

He is free on bond with the stipulation that he have no contact with children under 16. He has been suspended from his priestly duties, said Robert Crosby, attorney for the Lincoln Diocese.

The latest charge stems from an April 22 incident in which Margand allegedly forced a 12-year-old boy to lay on the floor in the alter boys' changing room and the priest laid on top of him, Deputy Lancaster County Attorney Mary Thramer said.

The alleged incident happened while Margand was giving private religious instruction to the boy, Thramer said. The boy told his mother about the alleged incident and she called St. Teresa's to report the matter.

Margand was charged June 10 with having sexual contact with a child and first-degree false imprisonment for an alleged incident June 4 involving an 11-year-old boy at the church.


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