January 10, 2006

Former priest sentenced

The Gleaner

January 10, 2006

LOUISVILLE (AP) -- An 80-year-old former Catholic priest convicted of sexually abusing four boys was sentenced Monday to five years of house arrest.

The Rev. Edwin Scherzer will also be required to file as a registered sex offender for abusing boys in his care during the 1950s and 1960s. Scherzer pleaded guilty in November to four counts of indecent or immoral acts or practices with a child younger than 15. Scherzer was sentenced to five years for each count.

The sentences will run concurrently, due in part to Scherzer's failing health, according to the Commonwealth's Attorney office.

Scherzer is living in an assisted living facility in Louisville.

Posted by kshaw at January 10, 2006 08:39 AM