Bernard Shero

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2nd Philadelphia Priest Sex Abuse Trial Set For Oct. 22

The rape trial of a Roman Catholic priest and a former Catholic school teacher has been rescheduled for next month before a new judge.

09/07/2012

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Clergy Sex Abuse Trial Part 2 Delayed Indefinitely

The trial of two men, a priest and a lay teacher has been delayed indefinitely, because one of the defense attorneys suffered a death in the family and will be unavailable for several days.

09/04/2012

Edward Avery, Charles Engelhardt, James Brennan, Bernard Shero, and William Lynn are charged in connection with sex crimes against children in the Philadelphia Archdiocese.

Prosecutors: Archdiocese Financially Motivated To Cover Up Sexual Abuse By Priests

The prosecution has cited countless instances in which Archdiocesan officials were aware of alleged abuse by dozens of priests over decades, even cases in which priests admitted abuse, but allegedly the Archdiocese failed to act, often until the threat of a leak or legal action.

01/25/2012

Edward Avery, Charles Engelhardt, James Brennan, Bernard Shero, and William Lynn are charged in connection with sex crimes against children in the Philadelphia Archdiocese.

Judge Considers Allowing Evidence In Philadelphia Priest Child Sex Abuse Case

Much of the case against five men in the priest sex abuse is private, because of a gag order, but today KYW Newsradio got a remarkable look inside. The judge is considering whether to allow certain evidence that the prosecution wants to admit to present at trial.

01/23/2012

Edward Avery, Charles Engelhardt, James Brennan, Bernard Shero, and William Lynn are charged in connection with sex crimes against children.  Photos provided by Phila. DA's office)

Lay Teacher Charged In Priest Sex Abuse Case To Stand Trial Separately

At this point, a trial is scheduled in March for a high-ranking monsignor and three current or former priests, but Judge Lillian Ransom has ruled former Catholic school teacher Bernard Shero should get a separate trial, after the proceeding for his former co-defendants.

12/22/2011

(Edward Avery, Charles Engelhardt, James Brennan, Bernard Shero, and William Lynn are charged in connection with sex crimes against children. Photos provided by Phila. DA’s office)

2012 Trial Date Set For Five Charged With Sex Abuse In Philadelphia Catholic Schools

A trial date has been set for a monsignor, three priests, and a lay teacher charged with endangering and sexually abusing schoolchildren in the Philadelphia Archdiocese.

08/05/2011

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Judge Rules 5 Defendants In Priest Sex Abuse Case Will Be Tried Together

A Philadelphia judge has ruled on pre-trial motions, finding a Monsignor, three priests and a lay teacher charged with endangering and sexually abusing children will be tried together.

07/29/2011

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Priest In Philadelphia Sex Abuse Case Will Be Allowed July 4th NJ Shore Visit

The sexual abuse and endangerment charges against three priests, a monsignor, and a lay teacher are proceeding toward trial as the defendants reject potential plea deals.

06/06/2011

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Defense Fights Charges In Philadelphia Priest Abuse Case

Three Roman Catholic priests, an ex-priest and a former teacher are in court in Philadelphia along with prominent criminal defense lawyers hired to fight charges stemming from allegations of sexual abuse of children.

03/14/2011

Edward Avery, Charles Engelhardt, James Brennan, Bernard Shero, and William Lynn are charged in connection with sex crimes against children.  Photos provided by Phila. DA's office)

Philadelphia DA Charges Priests, Teacher In Sex Abuse Case

Three priests and a Philadelphia Catholic school teacher have been charged with raping and assaulting two young boys over the course of several years. A fifth man, a monsignor, has been charged with child endangerment.

02/10/2011

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