Trial Rescheduled for Priest, Teacher Accused of Abuse

A trial has been re-scheduled for two men accused of raping the same boy at a Northeast Philadelphia parish in the late 1990s. The Rev. Charles Engelhardt and Bernard Shero, a former teacher at the parish school, were originally expected to face trial this week—but that fell through when a defense attorney reported two deaths in his immediate family. But their reprieve won’t last long: Engelhardt and Shero are now expected to face a jury on Oct. 22. Former priest Edward Avery—already convicted in the same crime—is expected to take the stand as a prosecution witness. [AP]