Correction: Priest Trial Delayed story
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — In a story April 2 about a delay in the trial of a Kansas priest accused of molesting a child, The Associated Press reported erroneously that he was on a list of 22 priests that the Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas identified as facing substantiated claims of abuse. He appeared on a separate list of priests facing public allegations that the diocese wasn’t able to substantiate.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Trial of Kansas priest accused of abusing a minor is delayed
A criminal trial of a priest charged with molesting a child has been delayed until at least summer
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A criminal trial of a priest charged with molesting a child has been delayed until at least summer.
The Kansas City Star reports the trial of Rev. Scott Kallal was set to begin April 15 in Wyandotte County District Court. But at a hearing last week, the court granted Kallal’s request for more time. A status conference is set for June 7.
Kallal was charged in 2017 with two felony counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child. He has pleaded not guilty.
He was suspended from public priestly ministry in 2017 as associate pastor at Holy Spirit Church in Overland Park.
In January, Kallal was identified by the Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas as having been publicly accused of abuse of a minor. But he wasn’t among 22 priests that the diocese identified as facing substantiated claims of abuse.