Jury seated, testimony begins in sexual abuse trial of priest

Published: Nov. 28, 2016 at 10:14 PM EST
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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.

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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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