Priest Sex Abuse Trial
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.
Father Andrew McCormick took the witness stand to say he never sexually molested a former altar boy who is now 26 years old. A prosecutor recounted reprimands the priest had received over improper conduct.
The defense is presenting testimony from several men who served as altar boys and knew Father McCormick, beginning in the mid-1980s.
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 victim, now 24, testified in painful detail to the attacks when he was just 10 and 11-years-old.
A decison has been reached in the child sex abuse case. An announcement is expected shortly after 2pm.
Chris speaks with CBS 3’s Ben Simoneau from the Jerry Sandusky Trial and Pat Ciarrocchi on the jury deliberations regarding the Catholic sex abuse trial, and Congressman Pat Meehan about the House’s Oversight Committee’s vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt in the Fast and Furious case.
Jurors are set to return Thursday after asking many questions this week.
Jury deliberations resumed Monday morning in the clergy sexual abuse case.
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.
In the clergy child sexual abuse case, Monsignor William Lynn blames the late Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua for allowing predator priests to remain in ministry.
Monsignor William Lynn is charged with endangering minors by allowing priests accused of sexually abusing children to remain in ministry.
The prosecution has rested in the landmark clergy abuse case that has rocked the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
A longtime lawyer for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia says the late Roman Catholic cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua and his top aides lied about shredding a key piece of evidence in the clergy-abuse scandal.
The jury in the clergy abuse case has heard detailed testimony from a witness and a prosecution investigator.