Priest, Ex-Teacher Get Prison for Abuse


A judge has sentenced a Roman Catholic priest to six to 12 years in prison and a former teacher to eight to 16 years in a sex-abuse case that brought down a Philadelphia church official.

The Rev. Charles Engelhardt of Wynnewood and Bernard Shero of Levittown maintained their innocence at sentencing Wednesday.

The sexual abuse complaints led to the conviction of Monsignor William Lynn, who had transferred Avery to the parish despite concerns he was a pedophile.