Closing Arguments Held in Church Sex-Abuse Trial

, The Legal Intelligencer


Both sides agree: D.G. is a damaged soul. But as the latest criminal prosecution related to the Philadelphia Catholic Church sex-abuse scandal went to the jury Friday for deliberation, the prosecution said D.G.'s drug abuse and criminal history were related to the alleged abuse he suffered at the hands of two priests and a parochial school teacher, and the defense said it was because of D.G.'s demons that he had been driven to make up the allegations.

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