November 30, 2005

DA says he can't prosecute recently reported priest-abuse cases

9 News

DENVER (AP) - A Denver prosecutor says he can't bring charges in six recent complaints by men accusing priests of sexually abusing them as children.

District Attorney Mitch Morrissey says the alleged attacks happened too long ago and outside Denver. But he's keeping the complaints on file because the men could be called as witnesses if new allegations surface.

State law allows criminal charges in child sex-abuse cases until the alleged victim turns 28.

Morrissey can prosecute only cases in the city and county of Denver. Morrissey's spokeswoman, Lynn Kimbrough, says the recent reports came from Sterling, Estes Park, Hugo and Englewood.

Posted by kshaw at November 30, 2005 08:31 AM