January 08, 2005

Ex-priest gets additional 12 years of prison time for abuse

Arizona Daily Sun


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.

In March, Lovell was sentenced to 14 years for charges stemming from another case of child molestation that involved a boy at Sacred Heart Parish in Prescott, where Lovell was a priest in the late 1970s.

Posted by kshaw at January 8, 2005 09:46 AM