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Priest who served in Granite Falls is accused of sex crime

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By Linda Vanderwerf, West Central Tribune

An Irish Catholic priest accused of raping a teenage boy in Ireland is also alleged to have sexually abused at least one boy during the short time he served in Granite Falls in 1982.

The allegations against the Rev. Francis Markey were raised in a Cable News Network report last weekend.

Markey, 82, is fighting extradition to Ireland, where he is charged with raping a 15-year-old boy in 1968.

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