November 17, 2005

Prosecutors: Priest won't face charges


WEST LIBERTY, Ky. -- A suspended priest who was accused of misconduct with a minor won't face criminal charges, prosecutors announced.

The Rev. Pete Richardson was barred from public ministry in August after the accusation surfaced.

Prosecutors said there was "no evidence of criminal wrongdoing."

"I'm very delighted by this news, and I know Father Pete is very happy about it, too," said Karen Hurley, communications director for Glenmary Home Missioners, with which Richardson is affiliated. "I consider this very good news."

Posted by kshaw at November 17, 2005 12:03 PM