January 09, 2006

Ex-Priest Sentenced For Sex Crimes


By Maureen Kyle

(LOUISVILLE) -- A former Louisville priest who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing four young boys nearly a decade ago was sentenced Monday. Edwin Scherzer served as a priest at St. Therease and St. Edward Catholic parishes in the 1950s and 1960s. WAVE 3's Maureen Kyle was there.

As a priest, Edwin Scherzer once granted forgiveness. On Monday, however, he was seeking forgiveness from Jefferson Circuit Court after pleading guilty to four criminal counts of sexual abuse of a minor.

The prosecution and defense came to an agreement after Scherzer completed a pre-sentencing evaluation.

Posted by kshaw at January 9, 2006 03:44 PM