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Bernard Shero

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Long Prison Sentences For Priest, Teacher In Philadelphia Child Abuse Scandal

Defense attorneys for both men immediately popped up in the courtroom to say they would appeal.

06/12/2013

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Sentencing Day For Priest, Lay Teacher In Sex Abuse Case

This is sentencing day for a priest and former lay teacher convicted of sexually assaulting the same 5th and 6th grade boy at St. Jerome’s in Philadelphia in 1999 and 2000.

06/12/2013

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Philadelphia Priest, Former Lay Teacher Guilty Of Most Counts In Sex Abuse Trial

The verdict is guilty for a 66-year-old priest and a 49-year-old former Catholic school lay teacher in the sexual molestation of a then 10-year-old altar boy at St. Jerome’s Parish back in 1998 and 1999.

02/03/2013

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Attorney: Victim In Priest Sex Abuse Case ‘Relieved’

The victim, now 24, testified in painful detail to the attacks when he was just 10 and 11-years-old.

01/31/2013

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Philadelphia Priest and Lay Teacher Convicted on Most Counts in Child Sex Abuse Trial

The verdict is guilty for a 66-year-old priest and a 49-year-old former Catholic school lay teacher in the sexual molestation of a then 10-year-old altar boy at St. Jerome’s Parish back in 1998 and 1999.

01/30/2013

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No Verdict In Philadelphia Church-Abuse Trial

Jurors in a church-abuse case in Philadelphia have gone home Monday without a verdict, but first asked about a missing trial witness.

01/28/2013

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Social Worker Testifies About Accuser In Sex Abuse Case Against Philadelphia Priest, Teacher

A church social worker believed a longtime heroin addict was sober when he first accused two priests and a teacher of raping him, although the accuser attributes changes to his story to the fact he was high — and nearly “comatose” — that day.

01/23/2013

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Prosecution Rests Its Child Abuse Case Against Philadelphia Priest, Teacher

Father Charles Engelhardt and former lay teacher Bernard Shero have pleaded not guilty to charges they sexually assaualted the same boy in 1999 and 2000.

01/22/2013

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Prosecution Expected To Rest Today In Priest Sex Abuse Case

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.

01/22/2013

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Admitted Pedophile Recants in Philadelphia Priest Sex Abuse Case

Defrocked priest Edward Avery pleaded guilty last year to sexually assaulting the same boy who has also accused the defendants now on trial: Father Charles Engelhardt and Bernard Shero.

01/17/2013

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Jury in Philadelphia Clergy Sex Abuse Trial Is Told of Defendant’s Suicide Attempt

There was testimony today that defendant Bernard Shero tried to commit suicide in 2011, on the morning he was supposed to surrender to face charges he sexually assaulted the boy, then 11.

01/17/2013

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Accuser in Philadelphia Priest Sex Abuse Case Is Grilled By Defense Attorneys

Another former priest accused by the same man has since pleaded guilty.

01/16/2013

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Money Is Motivating Phila. Priest Sex-Abuse Claims, Says Defense Attorney

It was attack and counterattack in a Philadelphia courtroom, as another case of alleged clergy sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia begins.

01/14/2013

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Alleged Clergy Sex Abuse Trial Scheduled To Begin

A priest and a former lay teacher at St. Jerome’s Parish in Northeast Philadelphia are scheduled to go to trial today on sexual assault charges.

01/14/2013

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Two More Set For Trial In Philly Clergy-Abuse Case

A Roman Catholic priest and a former Catholic school teacher are going on trial on charges they raped a former altar boy.

01/07/2013

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