October 29, 2005

Ex-priest beats jail for sex raps

Edmonton Sun


REGINA -- A 68-year-old former Catholic priest who asked for leniency after admitting to having sex with underage prostitutes inside the church rectory got his wish yesterday.

Pedro Surtida Aldea was given a 12-month conditional sentence by Justice Ted Zarzeczny, who said he was satisfied the former priest was not likely to reoffend.

Zarzeczny said he hoped the case would send a warning to others that society and the courts will show zero tolerance for those convicted of such predatory behaviour.

Posted by kshaw at October 29, 2005 10:37 AM