Archive for Monday, August 13, 2012

Salina priest pleads no contest to battery

August 13, 2012


— A Salina priest has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor battery after being accused of inappropriately touching an adult male.

The Salina Journal reports the Rev. Allen Scheer, of Sacred Heart Cathedral, was accused in April of inappropriately touching a man. Scheer had been scheduled for trial Wednesday on a misdemeanor charge of sexual battery before the plea.

A statement on the website of the Catholic Diocese of Salina said Scheer pleaded no contest Friday to the lesser charge of misdemeanor battery. The diocese also says Scheer was sentenced to six months’ probation.

Bishop Edward Weisenburger said in a statement that Scheer may possibly return to ministry after he’s evaluated by health care professionals and diocese leaders.


Bob Forer 5 years, 10 months ago

The Catholic Church is a veritable cesspool of sexual deviant priests. Why anyone who claims to stand with god would continue to remain with the Catholic Church as their house of worship is beyond me.

The entire church is infested with unmitigated hypocrisy and duplicity. I question the moral character and fiber of all who remain members.

workinghard 5 years, 10 months ago

Plus the Boy Scouts, can't trust them either. What responsible parent would let their son join the Boy Scouts. (sarcasm intended)

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