Priest Abuse Trial

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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.


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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.


(Msgr. William Lynn leaves the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia in March 2012.  Credit: Stan Honda/ AFP/ Getty Images)

After 8 Weeks, Prosecution Expected To Rest In Priest Abuse Trial

After two months of testimony and evidence, including evidence yesterday from a secret church archive safe, the prosecution in the clergy abuse case is expected to rest today.


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Defense Challenges Evidence In Priest Abuse Trial

Defense lawyers have cross-examined a detective and school administrator in connection with scores of church documents related to defendant Father James Brennan.


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Witness Says Monsignor William Lynn Enabled Predator Priest

Anthony Bozeman, then a youth minister, has testified he and others, including priests and a nun in Our Lady of Hope parish in Philadelphia had concerns about the relationship between Father David Sicoli and a 13-year-old boy.


Witness Links West Virginia Bishop To Priest Abuse

Testimony and argument in the clergy abuse case allegedly link bishop Michael Bransfield, of the Wheeling-Charleston West Virginia diocese, to an alleged predator priest and child abuse in the early 1980’s.