Witness in priest sex-abuse trial: I was molested

A 24-year-old former Northeast Philadelphia resident on Tuesday pointed to the two men he said molested him when he was 10 and 11 years old and said that abuse changed him and changed his life.

Testifying in open court for just the second time, the witness identified former St. Jerome elementary school lay teacher Bernard Shero, 49, and the Rev. Charles Engelhardt, 66, as two of three adults who molested him when he was a pupil and altar boy at the Northeast parish. Both accused men have pleaded innocent to sexual assault charges. Engelhardt also has pleaded not guilty to a conspiracy charge.

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