Bennison appeals for new trial

Former bishop of Pennsylvania, Charles Bennison has asked for a new trial based on previously undisclosed “love letters” between his brother and the victim of his brother’s sexual exploitation.

Bennison’s lawyers now say a cache of more than 200 letters between the victim and Bennison’s brother contradicts witness testimony at the trial.

The attorneys also argue the letters show the victim tried to hide the relationship, making it hard for the bishop to intervene.

We wonder what part of power imbalance Charles Bennison does not understand?

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