METAIRIE, La. — A former deacon at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Metairie has pleaded guilty to indecent behavior charges.
Virgil Masey Wheeler III entered the plea on Tuesday as part of a plea agreement.
He was arrested in March 2021 on suspicion of having sex and taking showers with a boy between 2000 and 2002.
After Tuesday's plea, a judge sentenced wheeler to five years probation.
Wheeler will also have to register as a sex offender for 15 years and can never contact the victim for the rest of his life.