Jury Starts Deliberations in Priest Sex Case

Brattleboro Reformer

August 25, 2008

BURLINGTON - The latest priest sex abuse case against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington is now in the hands of the jury.

The jury began deliberations at about 3:20 p.m. Monday following closing arguments.

Earlier Monday, Chittenden County Superior Court Judge Matthew Katz dismissed one of the jurors for sleeping through parts of the trial. Katz says the man "frequently dozed" during testimony. The juror was replaced by an alternate.

The case involves a former altar boy who blames the church for his alleged molestation by a parish priest in Burlington in 1977 and 1978.


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