January 07, 2005

Ex-Priest Gets Additional Prison Time for Abuse


PHOENIX (AP) -- A former Catholic priest already in prison was sentenced to an additional 12 years in prison Friday after he pleaded guilty to child molestation and sexual conduct with a minor.

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Ronald Reinstein also gave Lawrence Joseph Lovell, who pleaded in August, five years probation.

The charges involve an altar boy at Saint Anthony in Phoenix about 20 years ago.

Posted by kshaw at January 7, 2005 05:31 PM