July 28, 2005

Arraignment of priest delayed

Democrat & Chronicle

The arraignment of a Roman Catholic priest charged with third-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child has been postponed.

The Rev. Dennis R. Sewar, 54, was scheduled to answer the charges Wednesday in Rochester City Court. But the arraignment was postponed until Tuesday because his lawyer wasn't available.

Sewar faces the misdemeanor charges from an alleged incident that occurred when he was pastor of Church of the Annunciation on Norton Street in northeast Rochester. He was pastor from 1999 to 2001.

Posted by kshaw at July 28, 2005 07:32 AM