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The Rev. Chuck Hanel is free on a $10,000 signature bond and due back in court Jan. 15 for his arraignment. Hanel stands accused of of second-degree sexual assault of a child.
A 14-year-old girl reported to police in April that Hanel touched her breast and leg in a confessional at Queen of Apostles Church in December 2017, when she was 13.
She also said in a criminal complaint that when she entered the confessional, Hanel closed the door behind her — something she said he did not do with anyone else, including her father, who entered the confessional before her.