Nun Accused of Sexual Assault May Reach Deal before Trial
June 15, 2007

Milwaukee — A nun accused of sexually assaulting two boys at a Milwaukee school in the 1960s is scheduled to go to trial in August, but one of her attorneys said Friday they may be getting close to a plea deal.

Sister Norma Giannini, 78, appeared for a pre-trial hearing Friday, but it was delayed because one of her lawyers is out of town.

Her two alleged victims said she took sexual advantage of them when they were only 12 and 13 years old at St.

Patrick's Church on Milwaukee's south side.

Giannini was ordered to appear in court Friday after she failed to appear for her last hearing.

If convicted, she could face up to 20 years in prison.


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