Michigan Subdeacon on Trial for Homosexual Assault

A Catholic subdeacon is on trial for sexually assaulting a teenage altar boy at St. Joseph Chaldean Catholic Church in Troy, Michigan.

Hurmiz Risko Ishak has been charged with three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with multiple variables occurring between May 2017 and Oct. 2, 2018.

Ishak allegedly abused a St. Joseph’s altar boy who was 13–16 years old at the time the abuse is said to have occurred.

The teen boy told St. Joseph Church leaders in 2018 about several sex acts between him and now-66-year-old Ishak in multiple areas of the church. At that time, Troy police were contacted and, following an investigation, Ishak was arrested and charged.

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