January 21, 2006

Fushek seeks release from house arrest

The Arizona Republic

Josh Kelley
The Arizona Republic
Jan. 20, 2006 05:02 PM

MESA - An attorney representing Monsignor Dale Fushek is requesting that his client be released from electronic monitoring and house arrest while awaiting trial in South Mesa/Gilbert Justice Court.

Fushek, who resigned as pastor of St. Timothy Catholic Church in Mesa last year, was charged in November with 10 misdemeanor criminal counts of sexual misconduct. He is accused of indecent exposure, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and assault involving five minors and two young adult men from 1984 to 1994.

Fushek, 53, previously pleaded not guilty to all charges. advertisement

His defense attorney, Thomas Hoidal, said after a pre-trial conference on Friday that Fushek is restricted from visiting his sick brother in Flagstaff, ministering to parishioners and family members outside of his home and attending church.

Posted by kshaw at January 21, 2006 09:28 AM