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The accuser says he was abused by two Roman Catholic priests and his sixth-grade teacher in the late 1990s. One has pleaded guilty, while the others are fighting the charges at trial.

The young man’s credibility is expected to be the crux of the case.

A policeman’s son, he has battled drugs and alcohol and been arrested for petty crimes.

The 24-year-old testified at last year’s trial of Monsignor William Lynn, the first U.S. church official convicted over his handling of priest abuse complaints. But the accuser wasn’t cross-examined.

From wire dispatches and staff reports