November 17, 2005

Priest convicted on sex abuse charges


MESA, Ariz. A jury has convicted a former Catholic priest on six counts in the sexual abuse of boys when he was stationed in the West Valley.

During his trial, 49-nine-year-old Paul LeBrun sat in a courtroom in Mesa and listened to the testimony of men who say they were victimized by a man they looked up to.

LeBrun could face more than 100 years in prison.

He was stripped of his priestly duties, but has not been defrocked.

LeBrun stood trial on eight counts of sexual conduct with a minor and five counts of child molestation.

Posted by kshaw at November 17, 2005 07:17 PM