Former Priest Indicted on Child Sex-Abuse Charge

August 29, 2006

(AP) LAKEWOOD, Colo. A former Catholic priest already facing charges of sexual assault faces a new charge of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy whose family attended an Arvada church, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Timothy Joseph Evans, 43, of Loveland was indicted on a charge of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust.

Evans was released Monday on $25,000 bail, said Pam Russell, a spokeswoman for Jefferson County District Attorney Scott Storey.

Timothy Joseph Evans
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Neither Evans nor his attorney in a separate case in Fort Collins immediately returned phone calls.

According to the indictment the alleged incident happened between 1995 and 1997 while Evans was assigned to Spirit of Christ Parish in Arvada. The teen's family attended that church, the indictment said.

In Fort Collins last year, Evans was charged with sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust, a pattern of abuse and contributing to a delinquency of a minor.

The status of that case was not immediately available Tuesday.

His attorney in that case, Erik Fischer, has said Evans denied the charges that date to 1998 when Evans served at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish.


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