Cleveland bishop on trial for sexually assaulting teenager

Cleveland bishop on trial for sexually assaulting teenager
Bishop John Kelly. (Source: Facebook)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The jury trial for a Cleveland bishop accused of sexually assaulting a teenager for three years began Thursday morning.

John Kelly is a bishop at Shepherds of Joshua New Beginnings Church.

Cuyahoga County prosecutors have charged Kelly with sexual imposition and gross sexual imposition.

According to prosecutors, Kelly molested a 15-year-old girl from 2014-2017.

Kelly, 61, was indicted in Nov. 2017.

He also has a prior criminal conviction for aggravated assault.

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