A Cincinnati area priest has been found guilty of sexually abusing a 10-year-old boy he took to West Virginia more than two decades ago.
Federal jurors returned a guilty verdict Friday afternoon for Robert Poandl, 72, of the Fairfield-based Glenmary Home Missioners. According to trial
testimony, in August 1991, Poandl transported the boy from
Cincinnati to Spencer, West Virginia where he sexually assaulted the child.
crime was not disclosed until the victim came forward in 2009.
A federal grand jury indicted Poandl, known as 'Father Bob',
in November 2012. FBI agents arrested him at the Glenmary Missioners. He has been on house arrest with electronic monitoring since