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District Attorney Speaks Out On Priest Abuse Convictions

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PHILADELPHIA -

There's been another big verdict in a child sex abuse case that rocked the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

A jury on Wednesday convicted Rev. Charles Engelhardt and sixth-grade teacher Bernard Shero.

Both men were found guilty of sexually abusing an altar boy at a Northeast Philadelphia church in 1999. That victim is now 24-years-old.

The charges range from deviant sexual intercourse to endangering the welfare of a child. They could face up to 50 years in jail.

The jury deadlocked on one indecent assault count against Engelhardt

Defense attorneys claimer their clients have been unfairly targeted.

On Thursday morning, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams joined "Good Day" to discuss the verdict.

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