March 14, 2006

Charges against priest detailed

Denver Post

By Mike McPhee and Eric Gorski
Denver Post Staff Writers

A Catholic priest with the Denver archdiocese allegedly tried to buy the silence of a youth who accused him of child sexual abuse and also has been implicated in two other instances of sexual misconduct: one involving a minor, the other, an adult man.

Those allegations are spelled out in an arrest affidavit made public Monday in the case against Timothy Joseph Evans, 43.

Church officials denied a claim in the affidavit - levied by a man who was over 18 when he said Evans touched him sexually - that they moved Evans to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Fort Collins after learning of allegations against him at his previous assignment in Arvada.

Evans was removed from parish ministry in 2002, church officials said.

Posted by kshaw at March 14, 2006 07:08 AM