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Cleveland priest due in court Tuesday

Cleveland priest due in court Tuesday

(Cleveland) – Pastor James McGonegal was arrested for soliciting sex at Edgewater Park.

Investigators claim the priest at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church in Cleveland offered an off-duty Cleveland Metropark ranger $50 for sex.

Investigators also say the 68-year-old McGonegal admitted being HIV positive, so he is also facing a third-degree felony.

Mcgonegal posted bond over the weekend is scheduled to be in court Tuesda.

The latest statement issued by the Cleveland Diocese issued reads:

"The status of Fr. James McGonegal is under review.  Fr McGonegal has stepped away from his duties at St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish to attend to his personal matters.  Fr. Gary Yanus, priest in residence at St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish will temporarily attend to the sacramental needs of the parish community."

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