Charges Dropped Against Former Northeast Priest

Accuser died of drug overdose.

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One month ago, former Northeast Philadelphia priest Robert Brennan, 75, was charged with raping an alter boy when he was eleven. Last week, the now-26-year-old accuser died of a drug overdose, leading D.A. Seth Williams to drop the charge. Brennan served as the pastor at Resurrection of Our Lord parish in Rhawnhurst. Brennan was also named in a 2005 grand jury report on sex abuse in the Philadelphia archdiocese. [NBC 10]