Former Priest Gets Bail Reduction
November 9, 2006
Scranton — A preliminary hearing for jailed former priest Albert Liberatore Jr. on a Megan's Law violation was postponed Wednesday in Central Court because of the unavailability of a prosecution witness.
Magisterial District Judge Laura Turlip Murphy reduced Mr. Liberatore's bail from $25,000 to $10,000, but it won't mean his freedom. He remains in the Luzerne County Correctional Facility on a probation detainer.
Mr. Liberatore, who pleaded guilty in 2005 to crimes related to the sexual abuse of minors, was charged by Lackawanna County detectives Nov. 3 for failing to register a change of address as a sex offender.
Detectives alleged he had been living in Scranton despite being registered at an address in the Stroudsburg area.
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