SARASOTA COUNTY - A Catholic priest will spend the rest of his life in prison for having sex with a 14-year-old boy.
A judge sentenced William Wert Thursday in a Sarasota courtroom.
According to court records, Wert started the relationship with the teen through an online chat room back in 2010.
Last March, Wert was convicted on 8 counts of sexual offenses against a child.
Wert lived in a Carmelite Catholic Order property in Venice at the time of his arrest.
The church paid the family of the victim more than a million dollars to settle a civil suit.