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Prosecution Expected To Rest Today In Priest Sex Abuse Case

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By Tony Hanson

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The prosecution is expected to rest today and the defense will begin in the trial of a priest and former lay teacher charged with sexually assaulting the same boy back in 1999 and 2000. Both men have pleaded not guilty, but it’s not known whether either or both the defendants will testify.

The prosecution is expected to present medical testimony about physical maladies suffered by a then young boy after he was allegedly sexually assaulted by Father Charles Engelhardt and former lay teacher Bernard Shero in 1999 and 2000.

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Then the defense will begin. There will be character and fact witnesses, even the alleged victim’s own brother could be called to testify and the defendants could testify.

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