W. Va. Bishop Issues Scathing Rebuttal To Accusations Raised In Phila. Sex Abuse TrialBishop Michael Bransfield, who was named by a prosecution witness during the Philadelphia priest sex abuse trial, strongly denies the allegations leveled against him.
Philly Priest Sex Abuse Case: Witness Alleges 'Rotation' Of Molestation Of BoysAs the trial of a Philadelphia monsignor and a priest accused of child sex abuse and coverups moves forward, a second man testified today he was part of a rotation of boys repeatedly abused by a local priest in the late '70s and early '80s.
Witness Links West Virginia Bishop To Priest AbuseTestimony 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.
More Victims Say Abusive Philadelphia Priests Were Protected By Higher-UpsThe witness, who later became a priest himself, says he confronted his abuser years later and also informed church officials, but the man was not prosecuted.
Testimony of Abuse By Priests Piles Up In Philadelphia Child-Sex Coverup CaseThe prosecution in the Philadelphia clergy child abuse case continues to focus in on the heart of its case -- alleged lies and coverups -- as it presented evidence of another priest allowed to remain in ministry even after allegations of sexual predation.