Mid-Missouri Priest Accused of Sexual Abuse Seeks Change of Venue, Different Judge

May 24, 2010,0,3659666.story

A former Boonville priest accused of sexual abuse is seeking a change of venue and a different judge.

The Boonville Daily News reported that Gerald Howard made the requests in motions filed this past week in Cooper County Circuit Court. The documents were filed ahead of a counsel status hearing scheduled for Monday.

Howard worked as a priest at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Boonville.

He is suspected in multiple sexual assaults from more than two decades ago.

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