November 17, 2020
By Jeremy Rogalski
Manuel LaRosa-Lopez is scheduled for a formal sentencing on Dec. 16.
Conroe TX – A former Conroe priest at the center of a sex abuse scandal involving children is headed to prison.
Manuel LaRosa-Lopez has pled guilty to two counts of indecency with a child, and according to prosecutors Tuesday, has agreed to serve 10 years in prison.
He is scheduled for a formal sentencing on Dec. 16.
LaRosa-Lopez was charged back in May 2019. He is accused of abusing children while he was a priest at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Conroe.
“It is incredibly rare for clergy abusers to see jail time for their crimes and we applaud the brave victims who came forward to ensure that this dangerous man would face justice,” Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP) said in a statement. “We believe that these survivors have surely saved other children from the lifelong scourge of sexual abuse and hope that they will now be able to focus on their own healing.”
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