Repressed memories focus of priest child sex abuse trial

The Record

By Jennie Rodriguez-Moore
Record Staff Writer

February 25, 2012

STOCKTON – Arguments in a civil trial where a popular priest from the Diocese of Stockton is accused of child sex abuse centered on a 37-year-old man’s recovered memories.

The Rev. Michael Kelly of St. Joachim Church and the Catholic Church are defendants in the civil suit where opening statements were heard Friday.

“This is a case about innocence stolen,” John Manly, a Newport Beach attorney, said.

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