Priest's Abuse Trial May Start

The Cleveland Plain-Dealer [Cleveland OH]
Downloaded May 6, 2003

The Rev. Daniel McBride could go on trial today if his defense lawyer agrees to waive his right to a trial separate from two co-defendants linked to Marshall McCarron's Tavern in Ohio City. Two other co-defendants from the bar pleaded guilty yesterday, removing an obstacle to McBride going to trial. Robert Shoup and John McKenzie each pleaded guilty to multiple prostitution charges, and agreed to testify for the prosecution if called in the trials of McBride and two others from the bar. McBride, 76, is charged with racketeering, compelling prostitution and promoting prostitution in connection with his relationship with a 17-year-old boy. He was the only priest indicted in a seven-month investigation of child-sex abuse in the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland.


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