October 26, 2005

Jail unlikely for priest who solicited teens

CBC News

Last Updated Oct 26 2005 01:23 PM CDT

A Regina priest convicted of soliciting sex from underage prostitutes will likely not be going to jail.

At a court appearance Wednesday, Crown and defence lawyers said a conditional sentence for Father Pedro Aldea was appropriate.

Under the sentencing proposal, Aldea will wear an electronic 'bracelet' and serve his sentence in the community. Aldea will also be restricted from Regina's north central area the area where he picked up the two teenaged prostitutes.

The 68-year-old priest was charged in May 2004. He pleaded guilty earlier this year and admitted he paid the girls for sex.

Posted by kshaw at October 26, 2005 09:27 PM