Former Arizona Catholic priest dies before trial on child abuse charges

The Republic

February 26, 2020

By Lauren Castle

A former Catholic priest who was indicted on child sex crimes has died before his trial, according to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix.

John “Jack” Dallas Spaulding died Tuesday at the age of 75.

He was facing six counts of sexual misconduct with a minor and one count of molestation of a child. The two boys were under the age of 15 during the alleged incidents, which were reported to have occurred in 2003 and 2007.

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