Former Northern Colorado priest sentenced for sex abuse set for parole hearing

Fort Collins Coloradoan

Nov. 27, 2019

By Sady Swanson

A former Fort Collins Catholic priest serving three sentences in prison for sex abuse is up for parole.

Timothy Evans, now 57, was sentenced in 2007 for three sexual assault cases — one in Larimer County and two in Jefferson County — for sexual abuse that occurred while Evans was a priest in three different parishes.

His hearing is set for Monday morning at Fremont Correctional Facility in Canon City. Hearings begin at 8 a.m. Inmates can choose to decline their hearings.

He is currently serving three sentences — 14 years to life, 2 years to life and 4 years — in the Fremont Correctional Facility.

Evans was first eligible for parole in January 2018, according to the Colorado Department of Corrections. Evans was one of four priests from different parishes in Fort Collins and Loveland named in a special report from the Colorado Attorney General’s Office released last month detailing credible claims of abuse by Catholic priests and the Archdiocese of Denver’s handling of the acts.

Evans’ case was the most recent case in Larimer County, and the only one in the county that resulted in criminal charges.

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