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Ohio priest convicted in alleged abuse case wants acquittal or new trial
Reported by: Associated Press
Friday, October 4, 2013 4:30 PM EDT
An Ohio priest found guilty of taking a 10-year-old boy to West Virginia for sex is asking a federal judge to throw out the verdict or give him a new trial.
Prosecutors told jurors that Poandl took the boy to Spencer, W.Va., in August 1991 and raped him while visiting a church there.
Poandl's attorneys argued at trial and in Friday's court document that the allegations are false and that the boy wasn't even on the trip.
No sentencing date has been set for Poandl, from the suburban Cincinnati-based Glenmary Home Missioners.