Philadelphia Priest and Lay Teacher Convicted on Most Counts in Child Sex Abuse TrialThe 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.
No Verdict In Philadelphia Church-Abuse TrialJurors in a church-abuse case in Philadelphia have gone home Monday without a verdict, but first asked about a missing trial witness.
Social Worker Testifies About Accuser In Sex Abuse Case Against Philadelphia Priest, TeacherA 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.
Prosecution Rests Its Child Abuse Case Against Philadelphia Priest, TeacherFather Charles Engelhardt and former lay teacher Bernard Shero have pleaded not guilty to charges they sexually assaualted the same boy in 1999 and 2000.
Prosecution Expected To Rest Today In Priest Sex Abuse CaseThe 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.
Admitted Pedophile Recants in Philadelphia Priest Sex Abuse CaseDefrocked 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.
Jury in Philadelphia Clergy Sex Abuse Trial Is Told of Defendant's Suicide AttemptThere 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.
Accuser in Philadelphia Priest Sex Abuse Case Is Grilled By Defense AttorneysAnother former priest accused by the same man has since pleaded guilty.
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.
Alleged Clergy Sex Abuse Trial Scheduled To BeginA priest and a former lay teacher at St. Jerome's Parish in Northeast Philadelphia are scheduled to go to trial today on sexual assault charges.
Two More Set For Trial In Philly Clergy-Abuse CaseA Roman Catholic priest and a former Catholic school teacher are going on trial on charges they raped a former altar boy.