Judge: Others Can Testify against Priest
September 21, 2006
Fort Collins - Other alleged molestation victims of a former Fort Collins Catholic priest, Timothy Evans, will be allowed to testify if he stands trial for sexual assault in Larimer County, a district judge ruled Thursday.
Evans is charged with two counts of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust, one count of sexual assault on a child/pattern of abuse and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor in Larimer County, officials said. The Larimer County charges stem from activities believed to have occurred while he was at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish from 1998 to 2002.
Evans has been indicted on similar charges in Jefferson County.
Larimer County District
Judge Jolene Blair ruled Thursday that testimony from other alleged victims of Evans would be allowed as evidence. No trial date has been set.
Blair also ruled that records of Evans' service with the Denver Archdiocese must be produced. Blair will then decide if they are relevant to the case, said Larimer County district attorney's office spokeswoman Linda Jensen.
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