April 04, 2006

Catholic priest, convicted of molestation, to be let out of prison


Sarah Pierik
KWCH 12 Eyewitness News
Monday, April 3, 2006

Convicted molester and Catholic priest Robert Larson is being released from prison.

Less than two weeks ago, the attorney general's office petitioned for Larson to be committed as a sex predator. That would have sent Larson to a state mental hospital indefinitely. Now, in accordance with the plea agreement made five years ago, the attorney general has dropped the petition.

That means the 76 year old will now live the rest of his life in a secure, therapeutic facility for priests with personal problems. Larson will be housed near Saint Louis. In Missouri, he will be registered as a sex offender with the highway patrol.

Posted by kshaw at April 4, 2006 08:46 AM