Jesuit Priest Is Back in Oak Lawn Awaiting Trial

By Chuck Salvatore
Southwest News-Herald
November 14, 2007

The Oak Lawn Jesuit priest who was convicted for molesting two young boys is back in Oak Lawn awaiting trial.

The Rev. Donald McGuire, 77, is back at his home on the 9500 block of South New England Avenue. McGuire was given bail Nov. 6 in a Wisconsin court and allowed to return to his home.

A federal judge ordered two of McGuire's friends to monitor him to make sure he does not have any contact with children under the age of 18. The judge also ordered McGuire to wear an electronic ankle bracelet.

The Jesuit order sent McGuire a notice last week informing him of his termination, which still needs Vatican approval.

McGuire is appealing his 7-year prison sentence from last year, when he was found guilty of molesting two boys during the 1960s.

The two boys were Loyola Academy students who were allegedly abused during trips to Lake Geneva.

This past weekend, McGuire was almost sent back to prison because there were problems with the phone system that is needed to monitor McGuire's electronic bracelet.

The judge learned that the phones were fixed, and McGuire was allowed back in Oak Lawn over the three-day weekend.

A lawsuit was filed last month by two brothers who claim they were molested by McGuire over a period of more than 10 years. Neither brother knew that the other one was molested.


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