Former St. Landry Priest Michael Guidry Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison
April 30, 2019
Convicted St. Landry Parish priest Michael Guidry has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for child molestation, with three years suspended Ė meaning he will serve as much as seven years in prison.
Guidry, 76, who most recently served at Saint Peterís Church in Morrow, pleaded guilty in March to molesting a deaconís son after giving him alcohol.
Guidry faced 5 to 10 years in prison. As part of his plea deal, Guidry was placed on the sex offender registry.
The former pastor of St. Peterís Church in Morrow was arrested in June 2018 after a deaconís son came forward to allege the priest had given him alcohol and molested him. In December 2018, Guidry was formally charged with molestation of a juvenile by the St. Landry Parish District Attorney.
Before handing down Guidryís sentence, Judge Alonzo Harris heard witness testimony
KATCís Abby Breidenbach was LIVE this morning with more on todayís scheduled sentencing.
During a hearing in early April, judge Alonzo Harris ordered that Guidry be placed on the sex offender registry and turn over his passport.
Guidry is listed in both Acadia Parish, where he lives, and St. Landry Parish, where his church was located, as a sex offender.
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