SHELBY TOWNSHIP (MI)
Fox 2 Detroit (WJBK-TV)
July 26, 2022
By Amber Ainsworth
A former Macomb County priest was sentenced to prison this week for sex abuse in the 80s.
Neil Kalina received a 7-15 year sentence, with credit for 215 days served.
He was a priest at St. Kiernan Catholic Church in Shelby Township from 1982-1985. He was first charged in 2019 and arrested in Littlerock, Calif.
Last month, a jury found him guilty of two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct.
“This conviction marks the sixth one secured by my clergy abuse team,” Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said. “It’s also a reminder of our ongoing commitment to this investigation and the survivors in these cases. We will continue to fight for justice.”