Closing Arguments Wrap up in Sexual Abuse Trial of Former Priest

May 27, 2016

Closing arguments wrapped up Friday afternoon in the trial of a former Catholic priest and EWTN television host charged with sexual abuse of a child under 12.

The jury will begin deliberating Tuesday.

During closing arguments, the prosecution argued this case is solely about the child under the age of 12 that David Stone is accused of sexually abusing.

Prosecutors said Stone inappropriately touched the victim on his bottom on multiple occasions.

The defense was quick to point out that the prosecution never called DHR to testify, an agency in charge of protecting children.

The defense also argued the victim may have somehow been persuaded to make the allegations against Stone.

The judge chastised the defense during closing arguments for suggesting that he met with the victim prior to the trial, which the judge said never happened.








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