Kentucky priest to stand trial on charges of sex abuse and sodomy

November 27, 2016

[with video]

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Kentucky priest will go on trial on Monday, almost 15 years after allegations emerged that he sexually abused a child.

Reverend Joseph Hemmerle faces charges of sexual abuse and sodomy. In 2001, a man accused the priest of molesting him when he was younger at a Catholic summer camp in Meade County back in the 1970's.

Hemmerle ran the boys summer camp there for decades.

In 2014, a second victim came forward, and that's when Hemmerle was indicted on the charges.

His trial will take place in Meade County.


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