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Priests Sentenced To Jail For Sexual Abuse Of Child

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PHILADELPHIA -

A judge sentenced Reverend Charles Engelhardt to six to twelve years behind bars.

Bernard Shero, a former teacher, will serve eight to sixteen years.

In January, both were found guilty of sexually abusing the same altar boy between 1998 and 1999 at St. Jerome Parish.

"This prison sentence sends a clear message to sexual assault victims in Philadelphia. If you come forward, you will be heard," said District Attorney Seth Williams. "I would also like to compliment the jury for its hard work in carefully sifting through the evidence, and coming up with a just verdict."

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