District Attorney announces assault charges against priests

    Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams has announced charges against educators accused of assaulting young boys. Three priests are among them.

     

    Avery, Engelhardt, Brennan and Shero face rape and indecent sexual assault charges. Lynn faces two counts of endangering the welfare of a child in connection with the assaults.

     

    Tom MacDonald will have the full report later.

    By way of disclosure, Bernard Shero was my sixth grade teacher at St. Jerome School, and Fathers Engelhardt, Avery and Brennan were priests there at the time.

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