November 11, 2005

Priest Admits Abusing Students Decades Ago, Says He Doesn't Remember Details


By Maureen Kyle

(LOUISVILLE) -- A former Louisville priest ordered last month to a life of prayer and penance by the Vatican. Entered a plea agreement on sexual abuse charges today. Edwin Scherzer's victims were part of the 2003 civil settlement with the Archdiocese of Louisville. Several were in court Thursday, and call his confession in court half-hearted. WAVE 3's Maureen Kyle was there.

Fifty years ago, Father Edwin Scherzer stood in front of congregations at St. Edward and St. Therese Parish.

On Thursday, he sat alone outside a courtroom, signing papers indicating his guilty plea to allegations he sexually abused boys from those two churches decades ago.

Scherzer is living in an assisted-living home in Louisville. The exact charges against him were indecent or immoral acts or practices with a child less than 15.

Posted by kshaw at November 11, 2005 08:21 AM