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Former priest convicted of rape files appeal

1:02 PM, Jan 22, 2013   |    comments
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A former Kingsport priest convicted of rape has filed an appeal to a higher court to overturn his conviction.

According to the Criminal Court of Appeals Clerk in Knoxville, former priest William Casey filed a notice of appeal and an appellate brief on Jan. 16.

Casey was sentenced in the Tri-Cities to 35-40 years after being charged with molesting an altar boy. The abuse occurred over more than three decades.

Casey's attorney requested a new trial back in June. After reviewing the evidence, the judge denied Casey a new trial.

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