published Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Former Chattanooga priest Bill Casey sentenced in child sex abuse case

By Kacie D. Breeding/The Kingsport Times-News
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    William Casey enters court Wednesday, where he was sentenced to 15-20 years on the first-degree criminal sexual conduct charge and two concurrent 20-year terms on the aggravated rape convictions in Sullivan County Criminal Court. (Kacie Dingus Breeding/Kingsport Times-News)

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. — A former Chattanooga and Kingsport, Tenn., priest was sentenced today to serve 35 to 40 years in prison on his convictions for two counts of aggravated rape and one count of first-degree sexual misconduct.

William “Bill” Casey, 77, of 740 Shakerag Road in Greeneville, Tenn., was sentenced in Sullivan County Criminal Court to 15 to 20 years on the first-degree criminal sexual conduct charge and two concurrent 20-year terms on the aggravated rape convictions.

He had been incarcerated pending sentencing since his conviction in July after the judge declined to grant him a bond. His charges alleged he began to sexually abuse a young altar boy shortly after becoming priest of St. Dominic’s Catholic Church in Kingsport in the 1970s.

Casey was an associate pastor at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Chattanooga from 1969 to 1972.

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maryjanicep said...

Praying for his soul and especially for the victim.

November 23, 2011 at 6:55 p.m.
acerigger said...


November 23, 2011 at 9:40 p.m.
westie79 said...

Adios, MF.

November 23, 2011 at 9:45 p.m.
FredFlintstone said...

Even here in Chattanooga, apparently, we are afraid to call these cases (over and over and over...) what they actually are....Deviant HOMOSEXUAL Behavior, or Predatory HOMOSEXUAL Behavior, or Inappropriate HOMOSEXUAL Behavior, or.....

Seems to be a recurring theme to this sickness! Time we wake up, and deal with the reality of the issue!

November 23, 2011 at 10:55 p.m.
acerigger said...

I would argue "deviant" behavior,rather than "homosexual"behavior. jes sayin'?

November 23, 2011 at 11:30 p.m.
FredFlintstone said... I said, need to WAKE UP!

November 24, 2011 at 9:05 a.m.
bryseana said...

Heterosexuals can fall into that category too. It's not a homosexual issue. Just because someone is gay doesn't mean they're going to hurt or prey on children. That's a really old and bigoted notion.

November 25, 2011 at 1:28 p.m.
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