Monsignor Dale Fushek’s Sex Abuse Trial Pushed Back

Monsignor Dale Fushek, the charismatic former leader and founder of Life Teen as well as the former Vicar General of the Diocese of Phoenix, has had his trial pushed back from this October to the middle of November in order that the judge in the case can hear and rule on motions filed in his criminal sex trial. Fushek has been charged and will be tried on 7 counts of misdemeanor sex crimes. The sexual abuse incidents occurred in the 1980’s and early 1990’s when Fushek was head to St. Timothy Catholic Church. The allegations came to light three years ago when the victims came forward to tell their story of abuse.
At the time of his arrest, Fushek was one of the highest ranking priests accused of sexual abuse of minors. Since that time, Jesuit Father Donald McGuire, Mother Theresa’s spritual director, has been accused of multiple instances of sexual abuse.
Most recently, a very popular Harlem pastor, Monsignor Wallace Harris, has stepped down due to allegations that he molested two 13 or 14 year old boys in the 1980’s.