March 14, 2006

Details emerge over charges faced by former priest

The Coloradoan


Allegations of sexual assault on a child by a former Catholic priest first came to light in March 2004 after the Archdiocese of Denver contacted Fort Collins police, according to an arrest affidavit released Monday.

Monsignor Thomas Fryar of the Archdiocese of Denver called Fort Collins police on March 30, 2004, to report the allegations of abuse against Timothy Evans, a priest at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, according to the affidavit.

Evans, 43, faces two counts of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust, one count of sexual assault on a child - pattern of abuse and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor stemming from incidents alleged to have occurred from Sept. 1, 1998, to May 18, 1999, while Evans was serving at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.

The alleged victim, who was 17 at the time, said Evans fondled him on two occasions at the Rectory where Evans lived.

Posted by kshaw at March 14, 2006 07:04 AM