Friday, October 20, 2006
A Worcester judge postponed action today on an 82-year-old retired priestís request that he not be required to undergo sex offender counseling as a condition of his probation on sexual assault charges.
Dennis J. Kelly, a lawyer representing Rev. Paul M. Desilets, told Judge Jeffrey A. Locke during a hearing in Worcester Superior Court that his client is too old and sick to take part in a sex offender treatment program after his release from prison Monday, the Telegram & Gazette of Worcester reports.
Rev. Desilets was sentenced to one year to one and a half years in state prison on May 11, 2005, after pleading guilty to charges of sexually assaulting 18 male victims from 1978 to 1984 in Bellingham.
-- Telegram & Gazette