Jury seated, testimony begins in sexual abuse trial of priest

Jury seated, testimony begins in sexual abuse trial of priest

BRANDENBURG, KY (WAVE) - Trial has begun in Meade County for the Louisville priest and former Trinity High School teacher accused of sexual abuse.

Rev. Joseph Hemmerle is facing also facing sodomy charges.

Michael Norris first brought allegations that he was abused in 2001, but Hemmerle was not charged. A few years later, a second victim came forward.

Hemmerle, who was ordained in 1967, served as a parish priest, high school teacher and long-time director of a summer camp for boys.

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