Competency Exam Ordered For Ex-Shelby Township Priest Charged With Sexually Assaulting Boys

WWJ News

August 27, 2019

A former Macomb County priest will undergo testing to determine if he’s competent to stand trial on sexual assault charges.

A judge ordered the exam requested by an attorney for 63-year-old Neil Kalina during a brief hearing in 41-A District Court in Shelby Township.

“What they call a competency and culpability exam will be done at a center in Ypsilanti that is known to be backed up with orders,” reported WWJ Newsradio 950’s Mike Campbell, “so it’s probably going to be awhile before there are results.”

Kalina faces four counts of criminal sexual conduct for allegedly sexually abusing young boys when he was a priest at St. Kieran Catholic Church in Shelby Township in the mid-1980s. He also worked in Sterling Heights and Utica.

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