Indianapolis Priest Avoids Prison and Pleads Guilty in Teen Sex Abuse Case

A suspended Indianapolis Catholic priest has pleaded guilty to a felony charge stemming from allegations he sexually abused a teenage boy about six years ago.

Suspended Catholic priest David Marcotte pleaded guilty to one count of dissemination of matter harmful to minors under terms of the plea agreement accepted and filed Oct. 12 by Hamilton Superior Court Judge Jonathan M. Brown.

Marcotte faces up to a year of home detention, but avoids prison and doesn’t have to register as a sex offender, under the plea deal. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Nov. 9.

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