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The Tennessee Supreme Court denied a former East Tennessee priest's appeal to get a sexual abuse conviction thrown out.

In November 2011, a judge sentenced former priest William Casey to 30 years in prison after a jury convicted him of sexually molesting a teenage boy between 1978 and 1980.

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Casey wanted the conviction thrown out because he said too much time had passed between the crime and the trial.

Casey admitted to having a sexual relationship with Warren Tucker and other victims.

The court's decision is final.

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