Retired Priest Accused Of Sexually Abusing A 10-Year-Old Boy Found Guilty Of Multiple Charges

Retired Priest Accused Of Sexually Abusing A 10-Year-Old Boy Found Guilty Of Multiple Charges

MUNHALL (KDKA) — A retired priest accused of sexually abusing a 10-year-old boy in Munhall was found guilty on multiple charges.


Prosecutors argued 88-year-old Reverend Hugh Lang assaulted the boy almost two decades ago.


On Friday, he was found guilty on six of the nine counts against him, including unlawful contact with a minor, indecent assault and indecent exposure. Lang was found not guilty of aggravated indecent assault of a minor, as well as another serious charge.


The judge also withdrew one of the charges against Lang.


Investigators say the assault happened in June of 2001 when Fr. Lang was a priest at St. Therese of Lisieux in Munhall. The alleged victim was 10-years-old at the time.


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According to the criminal complaint, the victim says when he was training for altar service, Lang would separate him from the other boys and take him into a CCD room in the church’s basement.


The victim says Lang would then lock the door, tell the victim he was a troublemaker and instruct the victim to take off his clothes.


Lang is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 6, 2020.