January 13, 2006

Ex-priest to stand trial in sex-assault case

Rocky Mountain News

By Sue Lindsay, Rocky Mountain News
January 13, 2006
A 72-year-old former Episcopalian priest and foster parent who recently won a new trial on sexual assault charges was ordered Thursday to stand trial on new charges involving another boy.

Donald Shissler is charged with eight counts of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust and as a pattern of conduct.

The alleged victim in the new case was a boy who visited Shissler's Denver home with many other children, prosecutor Kerri Lombardi said. Authorities say the assaults took place from 1997 to 2002, when Shissler was arrested on charges of sexually assaulting two other boys at his home.

The assaults in the new case are alleged to have started when the boy was a 6-year-old first-grader and continued to age 11.

Posted by kshaw at January 13, 2006 08:14 AM