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UPDATE: Former St. Landry Parish priest sentenced to 7 years hard labor, 3 years probation

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ST. LANDRY PARISH (KLFY) – UPDATE: Former priest Michael Guidry was sentence this morning to seven years hard labor with an additional three years of active probation. He must register as a sex offender and is barred from contact with his victim by the district judge’s orders. 

ORIGINAL: A former St. Landry Parish Priest who pleaded guilty to molesting a juvenile is set to be sentenced later today.

Michael Guidry was a long time leader of St. Peter Church in Morrow.

Guidry was charged last June, and pleaded guilty this March.

He was accused of giving a 16-year-old boy alcohol and then sexually molesting him.

The report was made last year, but the abuse happened several years ago. 

The Diocese of Lafayette placed Guidry on leave in 2018.

Diocese officials have said it is not paying his legal expenses.

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