Charge Stands Against Ex-Kan. Youth Leader

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) _ A Kansas judge has refused to dismiss a
charge of aggravated indecent liberties against a former Lawrence
church youth leader.

Christopher Cormack had argued that prosecutors filed the
charges after the state's five-year statute of limitations had
expired. But Douglas County prosecutors contended they acted within
the law because Cormack had spent four of those years out of the
state.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Chief District Judge
Robert Fairchild has agreed that the time Cormack spent living
outside Kansas could be excluded from the statute of limitations.

Cormack is a former youth ministry coordinator at Trinity
Lutheran Church. He's accused of having an illegal sexual
relationship with a girl beginning in 1999, when he was 28 and she
was 15.
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Information from: Lawrence Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com

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