April 22, 2006

Judge sets June 2 trial for former Mesa pastor


GILBERT - Attorneys for Monsignor Dale Fushek should be prepared for a June 2 trial, a judge said Friday.

Fushek, a former pastor of St. Timothy's Catholic Church in Mesa, is charged with engaging teen boys in sexually explicit conversations, inappropriately touching them and exposing himself.

His attorneys argued several motions Friday in San Tan Justice Court, complaining to Justice of the Peace Sam Goodman that they had too many witnesses to interview in too short of a time.

A hearing was set for 1 p.m. Wednesday to consider a new motion filed by the defense.

Posted by kshaw at April 22, 2006 07:08 AM