Priest Acquitted in Sex Assault Case

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) -- A Catholic priest has been acquitted of sexually assaulting a female parishioner in La Crosse County.

A jury found the Rev. Edmund Donkor-Baine not guilty of misdemeanor assault. The 48-year-old visiting priest was accused of touching the woman's breasts after she sought marriage counseling in August 2009.

Donkor-Baine, visiting the U.S. from Ghana, said the 48-year-old woman made sexual advances to him.

The La Crosse Tribune reports jurors deliberated four hours Tuesday before acquitting the priest.

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Information from: La Crosse Tribune, http://www.lacrossetribune.com

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