JAIL FOR PAEDO PRIEST
A FORMER Catholic priest who fled America decades ago was finally sentenced to 30 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of sexually abusing an altar boy.
In ordering the sentence, US District Judge Martha Vazquez said it was the worst case of child sex abuse she has handled in a 26-year career.
At one point, she demanded that 81-year-old defendant Arthur Perrault look a woman in the eyes as she testified about being abused by him. After years on the run, Perrault was finally tracked down and arrested in Morocco.
“You chose as a profession the life of being a priest. It was supposed to be your job to help, not destroy,” she said.