Kuchar Scheduled to Be Released Today

August 30, 2006

St. Louis, MO (2006-08-30) A Catholic priest who was convicted of sexual abuse three years ago is scheduled to be released today (Wed.) from the St. Louis County Jail.

Bryan Kuchar was convicted of molesting a boy 11 years ago while serving at Assumption Church in St. Louis County.

The priest sex abuse victims' group SNAP had called on Kuchar to be kept locked away after his release. The group has also started a letter-writing campaign to contact members of the parishes where Kuchar has served, asking any other victims to come forward.

The St. Louis Archdiocese says Kuchar will be put in a monitored residence and has long been removed from active ministry, but it's also awaiting word from the Vatican as to whether Kuchar will be defrocked as a priest. Until that happens, the archdiocese is responsible for him.


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