This reported today in Chicago: A newly ordained priest of the Joliet, Illinois Diocese, who had been raised in an orphanage in Bolivia, attempted suicide Wednesday by jumping from a church balcony after being accused on Sunday of sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy. The 37-year-old priest suffered serious head trauma and is in intensive care. He had been placed on administrative leave while the allegations were investigated. No charges had been filed yet.
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