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Ex-Catholic school teacher charged in 1970's sex abuse cases



JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — A 66-year-old former Michigan Catholic school teacher sexual abuse allegations stretching back more than four decades. The office of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says Monday that charges against Joseph Comperchio are part of an ongoing investigation into clergy abuse. Comperchio was arrested Monday in Fort Myers, Florida. He was expected to be arraigned Tuesday on two counts of first-degree and four counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct. Nessel’s office says two people said they were between 9 and 11 years old when abused between 1974 and 1977. At the time, Comperchio taught drama and music at St. John Catholic School in Jackson, 80 miles west of Detroit. Ten people connected to the Catholic Church have been charged in the state's probe.

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