Jurors deadlock in trial of Kansas priest accused of molestation

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September 17, 2019 - 7:15 pm
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Jurors have deadlocked in the trial of a suspended Kansas priest charged with molesting a child.

The Wyandotte County prosecutor's office says jurors were unable to reach a verdict Monday in the case against the Rev. Scott Kallal, 37.  He was tried on two felony counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child. He has pleaded not guilty.

He was accused of inappropriately touching a girl in 2015 at a Kansas City, Kansas, church and at a graduation party in Bonner Springs. The girl was 10 at the time.

The Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas said in a statement that Kallal will remain on leave and that it will resume its evaluation process after the legal process is completed. Prosecutors haven't said whether they will retry him.

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