Graham Priest Sentenced To 20 Years

1 decade 3 years 5 months ago Wednesday, April 05 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT April 05, 2006 in News
Father Thomas Graham was sentenced this morning. He was to be released later today on a 500-thousand-dollar appeal bond posted by the St. Louis Archdiocese the day he was convicted. Graham's lawyer says he will appeal the case. He will challenge the trial and the constitutionality of the 1969 law used to indict and prosecute him. Under the law, there is no statute of limitations for, "abominable and detestable crimes against nature." Graham's case is seen as a test on the use of that law. Graham has denied abusing the boy. The victim says Graham's abuse scarred him for 30 years.

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