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Former priest gets 25 years on sex charge with boy

A former Roman Catholic priest from a Chicago suburb who was convicted of taking a boy on religious retreats to have sex with him has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. US District Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer handed down the sentence yesterday to Donald McGuire.

world Updated: Feb 12, 2009 08:13 IST

A former Roman Catholic priest from a Chicago suburb who was convicted of taking a boy on religious retreats to have sex with him has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

US District Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer handed down the sentence yesterday to Donald McGuire.

The length of the sentence means the 78-year-old former priest will likely die in prison.

His victims and their families testified before the sentencing that they felt guilty because they hadn't come forward sooner.

A federal jury in October found McGuire guilty of taking a minor across state lines for sex. He also was convicted in neighbouring Wisconsin for child molestation and sentenced to seven years in prison.