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Priest Jailed For Sex Abuse Recants Guilty Plea

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 03.19.2013 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — An imprisoned ex-priest at the center of a landmark Roman Catholic priest-abuse case testified Thursday that he pleaded guilty to...

Lawyers For Priest And Teacher Find Flaws In Drug Addict's Rape Accusation

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 03.18.2013 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — A longtime heroin addict whose complaint helped imprison a Philadelphia archdiocese official came under attack Wednesday, as juro...

Priest Allegedly Made Boy Do Striptease, Said 'This Is What God Wants'

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 03.18.2013 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — A policeman's son testified Tuesday that he withdrew from friends, sports and school clubs, and began a long descent into heroin ...

Witness: Ex-Priest Forced 10-Year-Old To Do Striptease

Posted 04.27.2012 | Religion

A witness testified that a former priest of the Philadelphia Archdiocese made him engage in various sexual acts when he was a 10-year-old altar boy. ...

Ex-Altar Boy Abused By Priest Says He Started Doing Drugs At 11 To Cope

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 04.27.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA -- A young man told a jury in a criminal priest-abuse case Wednesday that he was sexually assaulted as an altar boy by two Philadelphia p...

Witness Says Priest Stalked Him, Ordered Him To Open Pants In School

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 03.29.2012 | Crime

In a far-reaching sex crimes coverup trial underway in Philadelphia, a former Catholic high school student testified today that a priest stalked him, ...

'Sexual Abuse Of Children Happened In The Catholic Church': Priest's Attorney

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 05.27.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA -- Prosecutors aired dozens of confidential church documents in court Tuesday to try to prove the Philadelphia archdiocese routinely buri...

Landmark Child Sex-Abuse Case Begins For Philly Priests

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 05.26.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA -- A high-ranking monsignor who's on trial "won't run" from the Catholic Church's sex abuse crisis, his lawyer said Monday as the landmar...

Former Priest Pleads Guilty To Sex Abuse Charges

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 05.22.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — A defrocked Philadelphia priest pleaded guilty Thursday to sexually abusing an altar boy in a church sacristy, days before he was...