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Louisville priest convicted of sex abuse denied parole

Updated: Dec. 21, 2017 at 3:33 PM EST
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Louisville priest Raymond J. Hemmerle has received a 24-month deferment from the Kentucky Parole Board, the Kentucky Department of Corrections said on Friday.

The deferment indicates Hemmerle will remain in custody for two years before he is eligible for parole again.

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Hemmerle was convicted of sex abuse dating back to the 1970s.

In February of 2017, he was sentenced to seven years in prison.

The Kentucky Department of Corrections said the decision was made following the victim's hearing and a review of the case file.

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