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Eugene priest convicted of having sex with teen prostitute

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - A Lane County jury has found a Eugene priest guilty of paying for sex with an underage prostitute.

The Register-Guard reports (https://is.gd/1Aqsaq ) that jurors deliberated about 90 minutes before finding 42-year-old Daniel MacKay guilty. He is set to return to court March 9 for sentencing.

MacKay's attorney, Terri Wood, declined to comment on the verdict.

MacKay serves as priest at a Serbian Orthodox church. He also used to teach English classes at both Lane Community College and Northwest Christian University.

The Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church suspended MacKay from church duties after his arrest and will conduct a second probe by church officials.

 

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