Former LU Administrator Sentenced

The former Director of Convocation at Liberty University has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Wednesday in court, Scott Ray begged his victims for forgiveness and asked the judge to be lenient.

Ray pleaded guilty to breaking into homes in Campbell County and stealing prescription drugs to feed his addiction.

He was also convicted in 2006 for committing the same crime," and because of the previous charge his 18 month sentence could've been 20 years.

Ray was caught on surveillance video last September sneaking into a neighbor's home stealing bottles of Tramadol and Hydrocodone.

The owner of the home set up the camera because he says his pills had been disappearing for months. That victim also told the judge he wanted Ray to sit in a cell and see who he is- "a criminal who steals from people." Home surveillance video captured Ray

Several character witnesses also testified on Ray's behalf. One of those was former Liberty basketball coach Ritchie McKay who said he hired Ray as the LU chaplain because of his strong moral beliefs.

As part of his sentence", Ray must also pay nearly $2,000 in restitution.