facebooktwitterRSS
- Advertisement -
  • Most Commentedmost commented up
  • Most Emailedmost emailed up
  • Popularmost popular up
- Advertisement -
 

« News Home

Ohio judge OKs trial for priest with HIV



Published: Mon, August 25, 2014 @ 5:38 p.m.

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge has ruled that an HIV-positive priest who solicited sex from a park ranger last year will face a felony charge should he go to trial.

The attorney for 69-year-old Rev. James McGonegal asked the judge to reconsider a 1996 Ohio law that makes it a third-degree felony for someone with HIV to solicit sex. The attorney argued Father McGonegal’s HIV status should be ignored because of medical advancements and that he should face a third-degree misdemeanor charge.

Judge Stuart Friedman of Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court today ruled that while the Ohio Legislature was motivated by panic and hysteria when it passed the HIV enhancement law, he conceded that there were not enough facts available in Father McGonegal’s case to challenge the constitutionality of that law.


Comments

1dontbeafool(1040 comments)posted 3 months ago

Where is this priest's moral compass? It is pointing south! Soliciting sex is bad enough, and you have HIV on top of it. I'm sure he would have disclosed that first before he did the deed.

Suggest removal:


News
Opinion
Entertainment
Sports
Marketplace
Classifieds
Records
Discussions
Community
Help
Forms
Neighbors

HomeTerms of UsePrivacy StatementAdvertiseStaff DirectoryHelp
© 2014 Vindy.com. All rights reserved. A service of The Vindicator.
107 Vindicator Square. Youngstown, OH 44503

Phone Main: 330.747.1471 • Interactive Advertising: 330.740.2955 • Classified Advertising: 330.746.6565
Sponsored Links: Vindy Wheels | Vindy Jobs | Vindy Homes