A witness testified that a former priest of the Philadelphia Archdiocese made him engage in various sexual acts when he was a 10-year-old altar boy.
“I was swaying back and forth and took off my clothes,” the witness said, according to Reuters.
The testimony came during the trial of Monsignor William Lynn, former secretary of the clergy, who is charged with child endangerment and conspiracy. The prosecution claims Lynn tried to cover up abuse accusations made against priests, some of whom were simply transferred to other parishes, Reuters reports.
The witness also said Avery told him that “God loves me, this is what God wants, and it was time for me to become a man,” according to CNN.