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.
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.
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.
2012 Year in Review: The Philadelphia Clergy Child Sex Abuse CaseThe trial evidence -- a lot of it from the church's own secret files -- exposed sins committed over a period of decades by supposed men of God.
Clergy Sex Abuse Trial Part 2 Delayed IndefinitelyThe trial of two men, a priest and a lay teacher has been delayed indefinitely, because one of the defense attorneys suffered a death in the family and will be unavailable for several days.
Monsignor Lynn's Bail Release Request DeniedThe prosecution called a defense request for bail pending appeal for Monsignor William Lynn a waste of the court's time.
3-6 Years in Prison For Monsignor LynnIn a harshly worded statement, Judge Teresa Sarmina said that Msgr. William Lynn had allowed "monsters" in priestly garb to continue their crimes of assaulting children.
Jurors Still Weighing Fate of Accused Priests in Philadelphia Clergy Sex Abuse TrialMonsignor William Lynn is charged with endangering children while serving a secretary for clergy at the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and Father James Brennan is charged with molesting a child.
Life Intrudes On Philadelphia Jury Weighing Priest Sex Abuse CaseThe jury won't deliberate this Friday. They’ll resume late on Monday, and won’t work next Wednesday or Friday if they have still not reached verdicts by then.
Philadelphia Jury Continues To Weigh Fate of Priests Charged In Sex CaseThe jury considering the Philadelphia clergy sexual abuse case posed more questions to the judge on Wednesday.
Jury Deliberations Begin In Philadelphia Priest Sex Abuse TrialAfter all-day closing arguments on Thursday and instructions from the judge on Friday morning, the jury in the landmark clergy child sex abuse case began deliberations.
Closing Arguments Underway In Clergy Sexual Abuse CaseClosing arguments got underway on Thursday in the landmark clergy sexual abuse case with Monsignor William Lynn charged with endangering children by allowing dangerous priests to remain in ministry.
Defense Rests In Clergy Abuse TrialThe defense has rested in the clergy sexual abuse case, and closing arguments are expected tomorrow.