February 19, 2005

Trial delayed for former priest

San Mateo County Times

REDWOOD CITY —The trial date set for a former Daly City priest accused of sexually abusing a young girl a decade ago has been rescheduled for May.

San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Stephen Hall granted a defense request to delay the trial for Jose Superiaso, 50, a former priest at St. Andrew's Catholic Church who acknowledged having sex between 30 and 40 times with a young girl he babysat in the mid-1990s. The May trial will be the second prosecution of Superiaso, who will be retried on 18 felony counts.

On Sept. 17, a San Mateo County jury acquitted Superiaso on three of the original 21 charges against him and deadlocked on the remaining 18 counts, forcing Superior Court Judge Robert Foiles to declare a mistrial.

Posted by kshaw at February 19, 2005 10:00 AM