May 17, 2006

Priestís jury trial is set for Aug. 2

Democrat and Chronicle

An Aug. 2 jury trial has been scheduled for Father Dennis R. Sewar, a Roman Catholic priest charged with fondling a 14-year-old boy.

City Court Judge John E. Elliott set the trial date Tuesday. Sewar, 55, is charged with a misdemeanor of third-degree sexual abuse for allegedly touching the boyís clothed genitals in 1999. If convicted, Sewar faces a penalty ranging from probation to 90 days in Monroe County Jail.

Sewar is on administrative leave.

Posted by kshaw at May 17, 2006 07:16 AM