Priest Convicted Of Raping Boy

A Roman Catholic priest who prosecutors said had sex with an altar boy for six years was convicted Tuesday night of rape, and will be sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Prosecutors said Robert Melancon had intercourse with the youth after weddings and funerals, sometimes two and three times a month, in the rectory of Annunziata Catholic Church.

The rapes took place between 1985, when the boy was 8 years old, until 1991.

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