Salina Priest Accused of Sex Crime
Todd Pittenger - Thu 11:13 AM 04/19/2012
A Salina Catholic Priest is arrested in connection with an alleged sex crime.
Police say that 49-year-old Allen Scheer was arrested Wednesday on a Saline County District Court warrant for one count of sexual battery.
In a news release, police say that an investigation revealed that Scheer had inappropriately touched an adult male, "with the intent to arouse or satisfy sexual desires". The alleged offense occurred at the victim's residence in central Salina.
Scheer, who is a pastor at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Salina, was booked into the Saline County Jail on a charge of sexual battery. He was booked into jail at 4:55 in the afternoon, and released at 8:01 in the evening, after posting a $1,000 bond.