Westchester Priests Beat the Rap?

Two Catholic priests in the area have been sprung from jail time, one in Mamaroneck and the other in White Plains.


Here is a write-thru from the Associated Press:

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) – Two Catholic priests have avoided jail time, one for stealing from his parish and one for groping a female parishioner.

The Rev. Patrick Dunne was sentenced Tuesday to five years probation and 250 hours of community service for grand larceny. He had admitted taking $432,000 from Our Lady of Sorrows Church in White Plains, where he was pastor.

The judge said Dunne, who’s 65, was to have no access to parish funds at his new post at another church.

At another sentencing in the same Westchester County Courthouse, the Rev. Richard Ordonez (Or-DOHN’-yez) of St. Vito’s Church in Mamaroneck was sentenced to 500 hours of community service. The 38-year-old had admitted inappropriately touching a woman who had come to him for marriage counseling.

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