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Priest Pleads Guilty to Lewdness With 5 Boys

January 03, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

A Roman Catholic priest pleaded guilty to lewdness and abuse charges involving five teen boys at his Las Vegas parish.

Father Mark Roberts, 51, will be removed as a priest and probably will be given three years' probation when he is sentenced March 10.

He was removed as pastor of St. Peter the Apostle Church a year ago after being accused of hitting, fondling and photographing the boys, ages 16 to 18, between April 1999 and February last year.

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