Police then began posing as a teen to contact MacKay, arranging a meeting for Wednesday.
The family was featured in a 2010 article in The Register-Guard Oregon Life section called Spiritual Quest, when the young family left Eugene temporarily for Pennsylvania, where MacKay spontane sex date aken began studying for the Serbian Orthodox priesthood.The Register-Guard reports that jurors deliberated about 90 minutes before finding 42-year-old Daniel MacKay guilty.That girl, whose name was not disclosed because of her age, was taken to the John Serbu juvenile detention facility.The case still is open and under investigation, Eugene police spokeswoman Melinda McLaughlin said.MacKay serves as priest at a Serbian Orthodox church.The detectives were led to MacKay after Eugene police arrested an underage girl on charges of prostitution last month.MacKay is set to return to court March 9 for sentencing.He was arrested in October during a sting operation in which a detective posed as a minor who had previous sexual encounters with MacKay in exchange for money.His attorney declined to comment on the verdict.
Updated to include more background from the trial.
Eugene - A Lane County jury has found a Eugene priest guilty of paying for sex with an underage prostitute.
MacKay was arrested Wednesday during a Eugene police sting operation in which a detective posed as a minor and arranged a meeting with him, police said.John the Wonderworker Orthodox Church on Blair Boulevard in the Whiteaker neighborhood.Vladimirs Seminary Press titled How to Make Love: Living an Orthodox Understanding aan vrouwen voor sex titicus connecticut of Love Instead of Dying for Romantic Love.The minor testified during the trial, saying that she had met MacKay for sex.She confirmed the man arrested is the same MacKay as the reverend before declining to comment further.MacKay is charged with purchasing sex with a minor, sexual misconduct, patronizing a prostitute, endangering the welfare of a minor, unlawful possession of cocaine, and using a minor in a controlled substance offense.
According to the Lane Community College website, MacKay is listed as a professor in the English department.
MacKay next is expected to appear in court Nov.