Clergy Sex Abuse Trial
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge is defending her decisions in the trial of the first Catholic Church official in the United States to be charged and convicted in the cover-up of the priest abuse scandal. […]
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.
A Philadelphia jury is set to return for an 11th day of deliberations Tuesday in the groundbreaking clergy-abuse trial of two Roman Catholic priests.
After fiery arguments over the admissibility of evidence sought by the jury in the clergy sexual abuse case, the judge allowed an alleged victim’s statement to church authorities to be read to the jury in its entirety.
The jury broke for the day after re-hearing trial testimony of statements made by defendant James Brennan during a church investigation of allegations of an assault during an overnight stay at the priest’s apartment.
The jury in the clergy abuse case was expected to return for a third day of deliberations on Tuesday.
Monsignor William Lynn, charged with endangering children by protecting suspected predator priests, is expected back on the witness stand for a third day, today, when the clergy sexual abuse case continues.
Lynn’s defending himself against charges that he endangered children, while in his role as Secretary of the Clergy from 1992 to 2004 — while working for the late Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua.
The jury in the clergy abuse case has heard detailed testimony from a witness and a prosecution investigator.