Former N.S. bishop Lahey sentenced, then released


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By: Staff

Date: Wednesday Jan. 4, 2012

Disgraced Roman Catholic Bishop Raymond Lahey was sentenced to 15 months in prison Wednesday for importing child pornography, but was released on probation within hours.

After receiving his sentence and providing a DNA sample for the national sex offender registry, Lahey left court Wednesday afternoon, escorted into a car by one of his lawyers. Lahey made no comment to reporters.

Before he left, Lahey’s lawyer, Michael Edelson, said his client’s career with the Church was over and that Lahey would return to layman life. As for what Lahey plans to do next, Edelson wouldn’t say.

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