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Lawyer says pedophile priest dying of cancer
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NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) -- The lawyer for convicted pedophile James Porter says the former priest has terminal cancer and could die within the year.

Attorney Michael Farrington made the revelation in a motion to end civil commitment proceedings against Porter.

The motion filed at New Bedford Superior Court says Porter has a tumor and his prognosis for survival is six to 12 months.

Farrington said Porter is bedridden and managing his pain.

Porter pleaded guilty in 1993 to molesting 28 children. Porter�s condition could end the Bristol County District Attorney�s efforts to keep Porter jailed past his prison sentence, which ended in January.

Prosecutors plan to ask Farrington to obtain a letter from Porter�s doctor, outlining his condition.


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