A former Episcopal priest who worked at an elite Rhode Island boarding school has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a student during trips to Boston in 1973.
Prosecutors say Howard White Jr., who was stripped of his priesthood by the Episcopal Church, received an 18-month sentence.
Prosecutors say the now 75-year-old White assaulted the boy during two overnight trips to Boston when the boy was 15 and 16 and White worked at St. George's School in Middletown, Rhode Island.
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White, of Bedford, Pennsylvania, was freed on personal recognizance after pleading not guilty in December.
White's attorney tells The Boston Globe that he and prosecutors "came to an agreement on a plea and sentence that we thought was fair"
The victim's lawyer said his client was satisfied with the outcome.