Convicted Priest Turns in Passport

By Mike Heine
Janesville Gazette [Wisconsin]
March 7, 2006

ELKHORN-A retired Chicago priest convicted Feb. 23 on five counts of indecent behavior with a child surrendered in his passport Monday.

The Rev. Donald J. McGuire, 75, has worked and studied around the world.

"Given his history, we know he travels quite frequently, and I wanted to make sure he'd be available for sentencing," District Attorney Phil Koss said.

Koss prosecuted McGuire in the 38-year-old child molestation case. Koss asked the court for McGuire to surrender his passport, which was already expired, and limit his travels to Illinois and Wisconsin.

McGuire currently lives in a Jesuit home in Hyde Park, a Chicago suburb. He is free on bond.

A jury convicted McGuire of sexually assaulting two boys, ages 14 and 15, in a Fontana home in 1967 and 1968.

According to an online biography from a Catholic missionary Web site, McGuire had lived, studied or taught in Germany, Austria, England, Ireland, Greece, Sicily and other European nations since being ordained in 1961.

He presented numerous retreats for Mother Teresa's Sisters throughout the United States, Africa, Central America, South America, Europe, Australia, India and Mexico.

McGuire faces up to 50 years in prison when he is sentenced May 26.


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