Grecco back in court Friday

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Welland Tribune

25 November 2010

By Tribune Staff

HAMILTON — Donald Grecco will reappear in court Friday.

The former Roman Catholic priest will listen to Crown attorney Greg Smith as he tries to convince Judge Kathryn Hawke to give the convicted molester prison time.

Grecco pleaded guilty in March to three counts of gross indecency

The defence argues that Grecco should serve his time in the community with strict restrictions, or at most, receive a two-year-less-a-day reformatory sentence.

Grecco, who was a pastor at St. Kevin’s and St. Mary’s churches in Welland, St. George’s in Crystal Beach, St. Alexander in Fonthill, St. Vincent de Paul in Niagara-on-the-Lake, St. Thomas More in Niagara Falls and St. Stephen’s in Cayuga, molested three altar boys in the 1970s and 1980s.

Friday’s proceedings will take place at the John Sopinka Courthouse in Hamilton starting at 10 a.m.

Grecco is scheduled to receive sentencing on Dec. 14.

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