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Former St. Landry Priest back in jail after sentencing appeal denied

Former St. Landry Priest Michael Guidry sentenced to 10 years in prison
Posted at 4:48 PM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 17:48:09-05

OPELOUSAS, La. — Former St. Landry Parish priest Michael Guidry, who pled guilty in March 2019 to child molestation, is back in jail after he was released into house arrest earlier this year pending the appeal of his sentence to the Third Circuit Court of Appeal, which was denied last week.

Guidry, 77, was released on bond into house arrest in April of this year on an emergency appeal because of the pandemic.

Last month, the appeals court denied Guidry's appeal over his sentencing.

According to the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office, Guidry was taken into custody and booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail on Monday.

In 2019, Guidry was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to molesting a teenage boy, who was the son of a deacon he served with at St. Peter's Church in Morrow.

However, a district judge suspended three years of that sentencing, which meant Guidry would only serve as much as seven years in prison.

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