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Three-Year Sentence for Convicted Priest

By AP/KWMU

St. Louis, Mo. – A St. Louis area Roman Catholic priest is
sentenced to three years in prison for molesting a 14-year-old boy eight years ago.

The Reverend Bryan Kuchar was convicted in August and sentenced today in St. Louis County Circuit Court. Judge John Ross says
Kuchar showed no remorse and lied to the court.

A jury recommended in August that Kuchar serve one year for each of three counts of second-degree statutory sodomy. Ross decided the terms should be served consecutively.

Authorities say the abuse occured in 1995 when Kuchar was associate pastor at Assumption Catholic Church in St. Louis County.

He was arrested last year and confessed, but later said he was coerced into confessing.

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