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Priest Sex Abuse Scandal

(Father Andrew McCormick, in file photo provided by Phila. DA)

Prosecutor Vows Retrial After Phila. Priest Sex Abuse Jury Deadlocks

The judge has imposed a gag order, so the attorneys, defendant Father Andrew McCormick, the alleged victim, and all other witnesses in the case are prohibited from commenting.

03/12/2014

(The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, on Logan Circle, headquarters of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  File photo by Jim Melwert)

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Limits Tuition Assistance To Children Of Clergy Abuse Victims

At the end of this school year, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia says it will no longer accept new applicants to its tuition assistance program for children of clergy sex-abuse victims.

03/11/2014

(Msgr. William Lynn leaves his bail hearing at the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia.  Lynn lost about 70 pounds during his 18 months in an upstate prison.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Msgr. William Lynn Begins Confinement at a Lawncrest Parish House

Lynn was greeted warmly by those friends and relatives before the hearing, which lasted just a few moments before Judge Teresa Sarmina, who reminded him that if he violated any condition of his release, back to prison he would go.

01/06/2014

(Philadelphia DA Seth Williams speaks to the press outside the Union League, on South Broad Street, on Tuesday evening.)

Philadelphia DA Irate That Archdiocese Posted Msgr. Lynn’s Bail

Thomas Bergstrom says his client could be out of prison as early as Thursday, or as late as sometime next week, as they coordinate Msgr. William Lynn’s appearance before a Philadelphia judge.

01/01/2014

(Father Robert Brennan with his late accuser, Sean McIlmail, in family photo. Photo provided.)

Family of Priest Accuser Sues Philadelphia Archdiocese Over Young Man’s Death

Attorneys for the family of 26-year-old Sean McIlmail insist it’s not about the money, but the search for truth and justice for all victims of clergy sex abuse in the archdiocese.

11/13/2013

(Michael D'Antonio.  Photo provided)

New Book Traces Sad Recent History of Priest Sex Scandals

It’s a story we know all too well in Philadelphia, but Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Michael D’Antonio has put the whole Catholic priest sex scandal in one volume.

08/10/2013

(Phila. PD photos)

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

(Phila. PD photos)

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

(Phila. PD photos)

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

(Phila. PD photos)

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

(Phila. PD photos)

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

(Photo provided by Phila. PD)

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

(Photo provided by Phila. PD)

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

(Phila. PD photos)

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

(Phila. PD photos)

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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