Nov 14, 2019 3:00 PM

Prosecutors to retry Kan. priest accused of molesting 10-year-old

Posted Nov 14, 2019 3:00 PM

Kallal photo Wyandotte County

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors have announced plans to retry a Kansas priest who was suspended from the ministry after he was accused of inappropriately touching a young girl on two occasions.

Wyandotte County District Attorney’s Office spokesman Jonathan Carter said on Wednesday that the Rev. Scott Kallal’s new trial will likely be held in May.

The 37-year-old faces two felony counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child. He was accused of inappropriately touching a 10-year-old girl in 2015 at a Kansas City, Kansas, church gymnasium and again at a graduation party in Bonner Springs.

His original trial ended in mistrial in September after the jury couldn’t agree on a verdict.