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Former priest found guilty in sex abuse trial

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BLOUNTVILLE, SULLIVAN COUNTY (NBC) - A jury in Blountville found a former East Tennessee Catholic priest guilty on all counts in his sex abuse trial.

Jurors returned the verdict early Thursday afternoon.

The panel found 77-year-old William Casey guilty of two counts of aggravated rape and one count of first-degree sexual misconduct.

Casey was taken into custody pending a bond hearing on Friday, July 22.  His sentencing date will also be determined at that time.

Casey could face 8 to 12 years in prison on each charge.

Read more on this story from the NBC affiliate in Knoxville, WBIR-TV.

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