No Charges For Topeka Priest

A Catholic priest in Topeka suspended from his public duties after being accused of sexually abusing a minor will not face criminal charges in the case.

Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay’s office will not file charges against the Reverend John Pilcher after reviewing the results of an investigation conducted by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Kagay told the Topeka Capital-Journal.

The Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas announced last September that it had suspended Pilcher, but said Pilcher denied the allegation, and fully cooperated with the investigation.

The archdiocese said that after its investigation, and the announcement by Kagay, Pilcher will be reinstated.