Testimony Begins in Donkor-baine Trial

By Anne Jungen
LaCrosse Tribune
October 26, 2010

A devout Catholic testified today that a priest sexually assaulted her inside a vehicle in mid-August.

"He grabbed my hand and put it on his penis, and then he took his hands and grabbed my breast," the woman said during the Rev. Edmund Donkor-Baine's trial. "He was erect."

The woman said she met with Donkor-Baine that August evening hoping for his advice on her failing marriage, including how to handle sexual urges.

Donkor-Baine denies the assault and testified that he refused the woman's sexual advances. He is charged with fourth-degree sexual assault in La Crosse County Circuit Court. His trial resumes at 1 p.m. today.



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