JURY DELIBERATIONS began Friday afternoon in the trial of a Catholic priest and a former Catholic-schoolteacher who are accused of sexually assaulting the same altar boy in the late 1990s.
The Common Pleas jury got the case after hearing closing arguments from Assistant District Attorney Mark Cipolletti and defense attorney Michael J. McGovern, who represents the Rev. Charles Engelhardt, 66.
Defense attorney Burton Rose, who represents Bernard Shero, 50, gave his closing argument Thursday.
Cipolletti said there was no doubt about the defendants' guilt and asked the jury to give their accuser justice by convicting them.