A criminal trial of a priest charged with molesting a child has been delayed until at least summer.

The Kansas City Star reports the trial of Reverand Scott Kallal was set to begin April 15th in Wyandotte County District Court, but at a hearing last week, the court granted Kallal’s request for more time.  A status conference is set of June 7th.

Kallal was charged in in 2017 with two felony counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.  He has pleaded not guilty.

He was suspended from public priestly ministry in 2017 as associate pastor at Holy Spirit Church in Overland Park.

In January, Kallal was on a list of 22 priests the Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas said have had substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of minors made against them in the past 75 years.

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