Hearing held for priest accused of sexual abuse

James Schook
James Schook
Michael Stansbury
Michael Stansbury

Posted by Daniel Schneider - e-mail

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - There was more frustration Wednesday for the accuser of a former Louisville priest now facing multiple charges of sexual abuse.

Michael Stansbury said he brought the allegations against the former Reverend James Schook to light three years ago. Stansbury said the abuse happened in the 1970s.

"The defense attorneys have had ample time," said Stansbury. "There have been so many changes and I know the prosecutor is doing the best that they can and I'm sure when this comes to trial in November that the best results will happen."

Schook, who was removed ministry last year by the Archdiocese of Louisville, has pleaded not guilty and is free on bond.

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