Motion Filed to Keep Punishment for Accused Pedophile Priest under Wraps
October 26, 2018
Prosecutors are fighting to keep an accused pedophile priest's potential punishment under wraps during trail.
Eighty-year-old Arthur Perrault was brought back to the United States last week to face rape charges connected to one of his alleged victims from the 1990s.
He had been on the run for decades and was found hiding in Morocco.
According to a recently filed motion, the prosecution is asking the court to prohibit the defendant from informing the jury of the punishment he faces.
The motion says providing sentencing distracts the jury from their fact-finding responsibility.