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Priest arrested for sexual assault

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A Wisconsin priest has been arrested for sexually assaulting a 15 year-old girl earlier this month in La Crosse. The girl says a drunk man approached her and her friends downtown when he suddenly assaulted her. One of her friends was able to take a picture of the man with a cell phone, which police used to track him down. He identified himself in the picture when approached by police.

The 37 year-old priest admitting he had several drinks earlier that night and talked with the group of teenagers, but denies assaulting the girl. He currently faces charges of second-degree sexual assault of a child younger than 16 years-old. The man had just returned to the United States after spending five years in Rome earning his doctorate in canon law.

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