OSHKOSH - A trial to determine if a former priest should be committed as a sexual predator has been taken off the calendar, as a deal may be in the works.
Norbert Maday was convicted in Winnebago County in 1994 of sexually assaulting teenage boys. His criminal sentence has been completed for several years, but the state is trying to have him committed civilly as a sexual predator.
A trial on the issue was scheduled for Feb. 14, but the trial has been removed from Judge Daniel Bissett's calendar.
According to online court records, "parties agree that jury trial shall be taken off court calendar and a pretrial conference shall be scheduled to ascertain whether there is a mutually agreed upon settlement or if a jury trial will need to be rescheduled."
Maday recently wrote a letter to the judge, asking for a bench trial, not a jury trial. He also explains to the judge where he wants to be treated - and why he feels he's no longer a risk to children.
Maday was defrocked by the Catholic Church.
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