Posted: Feb 24, 2012 5:57 AM by AP
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The sentencing date for a former Shreveport city staffer convicted of rape has been pushed back by nearly two weeks.
Richard A. "Rick" Seaton was to be sentenced Feb. 29 on forcible rape and abuse of office charges after his conviction in January.
The Times reported Thursday that his new sentencing date is March 12. He faces up to 40 years on the rape charge.
State District Judge Ramona Emanuel found Seaton, the former assistant chief administrative officer for the city, guilty of raping an 18-year-old Florida high school student Dec. 27, 2010, on a couch in Mayor Cedric Glover's office after the Independence Bowl.