January 25, 2006

Former priest to be paroled after serving 8 1/2 years for sex abuse

The Mercury News

Associated Press

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - A former Roman Catholic priest will be released Wednesday after serving 8 1/2 years of a 10-year sentence for molesting a developmentally disabled boy, his brother said.
Prison officials confirmed that Rodrigue is due to be paroled but had no further details.
Edward Anthony Rodrigue, now 69, will live in a group home along Interstate 215 after his release from a state prison near Corcoran, said Tom Rodrigue, his brother.
Rodrigue worked in parishes in Coachella, Loma Linda, Ontario and in San Diego and Imperial counties until 1981, the last year he was assigned to work in a church. He was ordained in 1962 and was best known to parishioners as "Father Tony."

Posted by kshaw at January 25, 2006 04:31 PM