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Phoenix priest indicted for alleged sexual misconduct

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Posted at 7:12 AM, Jan 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-10 09:12:54-05

PHOENIX (AP) - Prosecutors for Arizona's largest county say a Catholic priest in Phoenix has been indicted on charges of alleged sexual misconduct with two boys under 15.

The Maricopa County Attorney's office said Thursday a grand jury had indicted 74-year-old John Dallas Spaulding on six counts of sexual misconduct with a minor and one count of molestation of a child.

Spaulding could not be located to comment on the charges. His defense attorney, Greg Meell, did not immediately return a call seeking comment. Prosecutors say the abuse occurred between 2003 and 2007 at parishes in Phoenix and suburban Mesa.