by Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D. • ChurchMilitant.com • April 28, 2018
SAGINAW, Mich. (ChurchMilitant.com) – The second day of preliminary examinations for accused priest Fr. Robert DeLand brought further emotional testimony from victims.
The 71-year-old Saginaw priest is being accused of sexually assaulting three young men, two of them minors at the time of the alleged abuse. Two victims testified in Wednesday’s hearings, and a third took the stand Friday.
Father DeLand seemed in high spirits as he entered the court room, chatting, smiling and even laughing with friends, who remained in the room throughout the duration of the exams.
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