December 22, 2020
CHARLOTTE — There are new claims alleging that a former priest sexually abused a boy inside a Ballantyne church.
Former Catholic priest Robert Yurgel is a free man after he went to prison in 2009 for abusing an altar boy at St. Matthews in the late 1990s.
Another man now claims Yurgel abused him there when he was as young as five years old.
“It was all on the grounds on the church,” said Nate Foote, attorney for the victim, who is now in his late 20s. “Yurgel convinced