Trial of Rev. Schook delayed after indictment on new charges - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Trial of Rev. Schook delayed after indictment on new charges

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The trial of a Louisville Catholic priest, charged in connection with the sexual abuse of two teens in the 1970s, was delayed Monday.

Prosecutors reindicted James Schook on new charges to reflect the way the law was worded 30 years ago when the alleged abuse took place.

Because of the indictment, Schook's attorneys asked for an extension.

Schook also under underwent another mental evaluation. The state doctor again ruled him competent  to stand trial.

Schook is 65 years old with terminal skin cancer.

He was indicted in 2011. Schook is accused of abusing two boys at St. Thomas More Church in Louisville in the 70s where he was an assistant pastor.

The trial, which was to begin Monday, is now set to start in two weeks.

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