Jan 10, 2020 3:20 PM

Nebraska jury acquits priest of sexual assault charge

Posted Jan 10, 2020 3:20 PM

A Valley County jury has found a Roman Catholic priest not guilty of sexually assaulting a woman in his Ord home in 2018.

Television station KSNB reports that the Rev. John Kakkuzhiyil  was acquitted Thursday after his three-day trial concluded Wednesday.

Kakkuzhiyil was arrested early last year following a monthlong investigation by the Nebraska State Patrol after a woman told police he sexually assaulted her in November 2018.

The woman told investigators she blacked out after having several drinks with the priest. Kakkuzhiyil was the parish priest in Ord and Burwell at the time of the accusation.

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🏀 Friday Night Western Nebraska High School Basketball Scoreboard - 1/10

Western Nebraska High School Basketball Weekend Schedule & Scoreboard

Friday, January 10

Girls

Scottsbluff 60, Mitchell 44

Sidney 67, Gering 49

Cheyenne Central, Wyo. 61, Alliance 21

Bayard 61, Potter-Dix 11

Valentine 33, Gordon-Rushville 25

Hemingford 48, Minatare 18

South Platte 32, Hyannis 25

Morrill 57, Guernsey-Sunrise, WY 7

Weldon Valley, CO at Creek Valley

Ogallala 61, Cozad 33

Crawford 62, Lingle-Fort Laramie, Wyo. 37

Mullen 61, Brady 19

Boys

Scottsbluff 77, Mitchell 50

Gering 70, Sidney 37

Alliance 58, Casper Natrona, WY 44

Bayard 58, Potter-Dix 35

Hemingford 50, Minatare 21

Hyannis 79, South Platte 61

Lingle-Fort Laramie, Wyo. 56, Crawford 47

Mullen 54, Brady 30

Morrill 62, Guernsey-Sunrise, WY 34

Creek Valley 52, Weldon Valley, CO 11

Ogallala 74, Cozad 41

North Central 47, Cody-Kilgore 36