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Priest Accused Of Rape Will Be Tried Again

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 09.22.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia prosecutors announced plans Monday to retry an ousted priest on an attempted rape charge after a jury deadlocked on ...

Jury Hung On Priest Sex Abuse Charges

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 08.20.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — A stubbornly divided jury will have a day off to dwell on clergy-abuse charges pending against two Roman Catholic priests before ...

Jurors Struggle Through Deliberations In Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 08.12.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — Frustration erupted Tuesday in a landmark priest-abuse case. As jurors failed to reach a verdict for a seventh day, a defense la...

Prosecutors Want To Visit Nuns In Monastery For Sex Abuse Testimony

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 07.09.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — Defense lawyers complained Tuesday that the lengthy priest-abuse trial of a Roman Catholic church official has veered far afield ...

Church Said Priest Left Due To Illness, But Actually Was Accused Of Molesting Altar Boy

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 07.07.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — A Roman Catholic church official charged with handling child sexual-abuse complaints for more than a decade had little to no trai...

Whistleblower Priest Punished For Airing Concerns About Suspicious Clergyman

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 05.02.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA -- A Roman Catholic pastor was punished by the Philadelphia archdiocese for raising concerns about a priest being assigned to his parish,...

Priest Says 14-Year-Old Was Assaulted By Other Priest At Sleepover

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 06.30.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — A 47-year-old man unleashed his fury Monday at the Roman Catholic Church, staring down a church official in a Philadelphia courtr...

Old Wounds Ripped Open Along With Secret Church Files In Philadelphia Priest Trial

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 04.21.2012 | Religion

PHILADELPHIA -- Graphic testimony in a Philadelphia clergy-abuse trial this month has ripped open secret church files and reopened old wounds among Ca...

Schoolboys Stripped And Were Whipped For Priest's Passion Play

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 06.17.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia jury heard Tuesday about Catholic schoolboys who said they had to strip before a priest and endure whippings as th...

Ex-Priest Says He Was Abused In HIgh School Before Entering Clergy

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 06.16.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — A college administrator testified Monday that a Philadelphia priest sexually assaulted him several times a week throughout high s...

'I'll Never Forgive Myself': Mom Stayed Close To Priest After He Allegedly Abused Her Son

AP | JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 06.12.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — A woman whose son gave emotional testimony about his alleged abuse at the hands of a Roman Catholic priest took the stand herself...

Former Marine Recounts Troubled Life After Meeting 'Sexual Predator' Priest

AP | JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 06.04.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — A 30-year-old former Marine testified in a landmark clergy abuse case Wednesday that he was a good child with a bright future unt...

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...

Brennan Proposes Bill To Fight Groping In New York Subway

nydailynews.com | Pete Donohue | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Straphangers could better gauge the safety of their commutes under a proposed bill that would order police to provide line-by-line and route-by-route ...

Kennedy Charity's Exemption Questioned

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York's Assembly will examine whether a charity that U.S. Senate hopeful Caroline Kennedy helps run was properly granted an ex...