COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A former Colorado Springs priest has been sentenced to four years' probation after a July conviction on of two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
The Gazette reports that former Catholic priest Charles Robert "Bob" Manning was sentenced Thursday.
Manning was acquitted of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old altar boy. The 78-year-old former pastor at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church in Colorado Springs also was acquitted of child pornography counts.
Manning was accused of coaxing a teen into sex acts during a booze and pot-fueled encounter in 2011. Manning retired in 2012 and moved into a home for retired priests in the St. Louis area.