Trial Against Former Priest Accused of Sexual Assault Begins in Presque Isle Co.

The trial for a former priest accused of sexual assault in Presque Isle County has begun.

A jury’s been seated and opening statements started in the Sylvestre Obwaka trial.

He was arrested in February, accused of sexually assaulting another priest while that priest was sleeping.

Obwaka’s lawyer says the sex acts were consensual.

Obwaka is from Kenya and has been a pastor at the church since 2013.