Even though it's a historical case, I think those who abuse their position in the church should receive jail terms as punishment and as a deterrent to others.
Rape-Convicted Former Priest Gets No Prison
POSTED: 8:23 am EDT May 17, 2007
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A former Louisville priest convicted of rape was sentenced to five years on probation Thursday.
In March, Bruce Ewing was on trial for raping and sodomizing a teenage girl while he was a priest at St. Vincent Depaul in the mid-seventies.
A jury found Ewing guilty of one charge of rape, but acquitted him on two counts of sodomy.
The prosecution asked for a 3-year prison sentence for Ewing and the victim said she was disappointed.
He could receive 3 years in prison or a 5-year probated sentence.