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Topic - Bernard Shero
Exceeding sentencing guidelines, a judge on Wednesday handed down prison terms of at least six years to a Roman Catholic priest and a former teacher in a sex-abuse case that brought down a Philadelphia church official.
A jury on Wednesday convicted a priest and teacher in a pivotal church-abuse case that rocked the Philadelphia archdiocese and sent a church official to prison for child endangerment.
A troubled policeman's son who accuses two Roman Catholic priests and a teacher of raping him during boyhood is set to testify at a Philadelphia trial this week — and have his startling claims challenged for the first time.
"I had absolutely no problems with (him). I remember him being a great kid," Shero, 50, told the packed courtroom, divided in its support for abuse victims and accused priests and teachers. "Thank God I had my family behind me. Mr. and Mrs. (Doe), thank God (he's) got you. That's a wonderful thing."
He said Avery and Engelhardt raped him in the church sacristy in between morning masses.