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.
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.
Prosecutors: Archdiocese Financially Motivated To Cover Up Sexual Abuse By PriestsThe prosecution has cited countless instances in which Archdiocesan officials were aware of alleged abuse by dozens of priests over decades, even cases in which priests admitted abuse, but allegedly the Archdiocese failed to act, often until the threat of a leak or legal action.
Judge Considers Allowing Evidence In Philadelphia Priest Child Sex Abuse CaseMuch of the case against five men in the priest sex abuse is private, because of a gag order, but today KYW Newsradio got a remarkable look inside. The judge is considering whether to allow certain evidence that the prosecution wants to admit to present at trial.
2012 Trial Date Set For Five Charged With Sex Abuse In Philadelphia Catholic SchoolsA trial date has been set for a monsignor, three priests, and a lay teacher charged with endangering and sexually abusing schoolchildren in the Philadelphia Archdiocese.
Judge Rules 5 Defendants In Priest Sex Abuse Case Will Be Tried TogetherA Philadelphia judge has ruled on pre-trial motions, finding a Monsignor, three priests and a lay teacher charged with endangering and sexually abusing children will be tried together.