Catholic priest gets life for having sex with boy

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Posted: Friday, May 17, 2013 3:54 pm | Updated: 9:06 pm, Wed May 29, 2013.

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.

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1 comment:

  • freethinker666 posted at 1:41 pm on Fri, May 31, 2013.

    freethinker666 Posts: 1

    But will he still go to heaven?

     

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