Ex-nh Priest Won't Get Health Parole from Sex Term

Boston Globe
November 19, 2010

A defrocked New Hampshire priest in prison for sexually assaulting a young boy won't be released because of ill health.

Seventy-four-year-old Francis Talbot is suffering from heart disease, depression, diabetes and dementia. He is being held in the infirmary of the state prison in Berlin.

In 2002 Talbot pleaded guilty to five counts of felony sexual assault stemming from the abuse of a boy at his Manchester home in 1990 and 1991. Talbot was later given a combined sentence of 10 to 20 years in prison.

The New Hampshire Union Leader says Talbot has been denied parole three times since 2006 because officials consider him too great a risk.

Talbot had asked to be allowed to live at the Glencliff Home for the Elderly.


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