February 17, 2006

Jury hears more reading of accuser's testimony in LA priest trial


LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles jury deliberating in a clergy sexual abuse case has asked for readbacks of testimony by the man who claims that Michael Wempe molested him.

The panel spent their second full day behind closed doors, part of the time listening to a court reporter read testimony from the man, known as Jayson B., about an alleged act of sexual abuse in a car.

Before they recessed for the day, the jurors sent the judge a note asking to hear another portion of Jayson's testimony. They said they wanted to hear his account of his arrival with the priest at Cedars Sinai Medical Center where Wempe was the Roman Catholic chaplain.

Posted by kshaw at February 17, 2006 08:45 AM