Alleged Abuse Victim to Continue Testimony against Former Priest

January 30, 2006

LOS ANGELES An alleged sex abuse victim of ex-priest Michael Wempe will be back in a Los Angeles courtroom this morning to testify against the former clergyman.

The 26-year-old identified in court as Jayson-B recounted two instances of abuse during his testimony on Friday. At one point he burst into tears and declared that he hates the former priest for getting close to his family, and then abusing him.Wempe's defense acknowledges that he abused two of Jayson's brothers, but he can't be tried for those instances because of time limits on prosecution.But the crimes that Jayson alleges do fall within the statute of limitations.Lawyers for the ex-priest deny those instances. They say he's making his claims to get back at Wempe on behalf of his brothers.


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