Alleged Abuse Victim Testifies against Former LA Priest

January 28, 2006

LOS ANGELES Emotional testimony in Los Angeles against a former priest on trial for sexual abuse.

A 26-year-old man identified as Jayson B cried and shouted that he hated Michael Wempe (WEMP'-ee). The witness said he was fondled twice by the clergyman.The former priest has admitted he molested 13 boys in the 1970s and '80s but has not been tried in those cases because of a Supreme Court ruling barring extension of the statute of limitations on old cases. The alleged victim's brothers were affected by the ruling.The defense argues that the accuser acted out of retribution for his brothers.


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