Mississippi trial delayed for friar accused of sex abuse
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A trial has been postponed until April for a former Franciscan friar accused of molesting students in the 1990s at a Catholic school in Mississippi. Paul West was scheduled for trial in February.
If convicted, he faces life in prison.
This is the second time the case has been postponed since he pleaded innocent in September.
West also faces a charge in Wisconsin of second-degree sexual assault of a child.