January 30, 2006

Alleged abuse victim to continue testimony against former priest


LOS ANGELES An alleged sex abuse victim of ex-priest Michael Wempe will be back in a Los Angeles courtroom this morning to testify against the former clergyman.

The 26-year-old identified in court as Jayson-B recounted two instances of abuse during his testimony on Friday. At one point he burst into tears and declared that he hates the former priest for getting close to his family, and then abusing him.

Wempe's defense acknowledges that he abused two of Jayson's brothers, but he can't be tried for those instances because of time limits on prosecution.

But the crimes that Jayson alleges do fall within the statute of limitations.

Posted by kshaw at January 30, 2006 12:37 PM