His lawyer will appeal the rulingWednesday, December 30, 2009
Eight years for former archbishop over charges of sexual abuse
Former Santa Fe province archbishop Edgardo Storni was sentenced to eight years in prison over charges of sexual abuse aggravated for him being a priest.
Judge María Amalia Mascheroni ruling closed then the only open case pending over him, which started after former seminarian Rubén Descalzo accused Storni in 2002 of sexually abusing him ten years before.
Storni's lawyer, Eduardo Jauchen, appealed the ruling for which the case will now have to be decided by the Penal Appeal Court. The former archbishop could be sentenced to house arrest due to his age.