Former Colorado Springs Priest Sentenced

A former Colorado Springs priest convicted of giving drugs and alcohol to a minor learned his sentence on Thursday.

Charles Manning, 78, was acquitted in July of sexual assault charges, but a jury did find him guilty of two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Due to Manning's deteriorating health and lack of contact with minors, an El Paso County judge decided that four years of supervised probation was the most appropriate sentence.

"It's been a very trying time for me. It's been a long road and I'm sorry for what I did. I'm glad they only considered what I did and not what I didn't do," Manning said.

Manning's lawyer told 11 News that they plan on requesting to transfer his probation to St. Louis, which is where Manning lives.

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