Catholic priest gets prison term for fondling

A Roman Catholic priest received a one-year sentence Monday for fondling a female passenger on a US Airways flight from Philadelphia to Los Angeles. The woman victim had been sleeping but woke up while being touched, according to court testimony.

The 46-year-old priest, Marcelo De Jesumaria, will spend six months in prison and the remainder of the term in house arrest, said U.S. District Judge Beverly Reid O’Connell.

De Jesumaria was found guilty in May by a federal jury of abusive sexual contact, a federal felony.

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