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A priest in Oregon was indicted by a grand jury on drug and sex crimes



A grand jury indicted a Eugene, Oregon, priest and teacher on sex and drug crimes.

Daniel Mackay pleaded not guilty to all counts Wednesday. He was released on a $14,000 supervised release agreement.

Mackay is a priest St. John the Wonderworker Orthodox Church. He also teaches writing at Lane Community College.

This booking photo released by the Lane County Sheriff's Office, shows Daniel James MacKay, a Eugene, Ore., priest, who was arrested Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, during a sting operation in which a detective posed as a minor and arranged a meeting with him. (Lane County Sheriff Office/The Register-Guard via AP)

The grand jury returned an indictment charged Mackway with felony Attempting to Use a Minor in a Controlled Substance Offense.

The grand jury also returned 9 misdemeanor charges, including four counts of prostitution, four counts of endangering the welfare of a minor and a misdemeanor count of sexual misconduct.

As a condition of his release, Mackay is prohibited from having any contact with any alleged victims.

Mackay is set to appear again in court in mid-November.

(KVAL contributed to this report)

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