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Former Colorado Springs priest sentenced in delinquency case

Published On: Sep 27 2013 08:11:30 AM CDT

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.

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