A Roman Catholic priest convicted in 1988 of sexually abusing two boys is scheduled to stand trial Tuesday for allegedly molesting two other boys between 1998 and May 2002.
The Rev. Daniel C. Clark is one of three priests in the Louisville archdiocese accused of sexual abuse. The Rev. Louis Miller recently pleaded guilty to more than two dozen counts of indecent and immoral practices. Two former parochial school teachers also accused.
The two boys were 11 and 12 when they told police last year that Clark molested them during frequent visits the priest made to their grandmother’s house.
Clark, 55, has pleaded innocent to the two counts of sodomy and two counts of sexual abuse. He has been in Bullitt County jail on $500,000 bail since his arrest in August. He will face a Bullitt Circuit Court jury.
In 1988, both Clark pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two students in 1981 and 1982. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail and 15 years of probation. Archbishop Thomas Kelly removed him from public ministry, but allowed Clark to volunteer for several organizations and wear a priest’s collar.