LA CROSSE (WKOW) -- A Catholic priest is accused of inappropriately touching a woman he was counseling.
La Crosse County District Attorney Tim Gruenke says the Rev. Edmund Donkor-Baine is expected to be charged Feb. 11. He was arrested last month on a tentative charge of fourth-degree sexual assault against a 47-year-old woman in August.
She reported it to the Diocese of La Crosse, which investigated. A sheriff's department report says she continued to press the diocese about the complaint but they didn't respond. She then went to the sheriff's department.
Diocese attorney Jim Birnbaum told the La Crosse Tribune there wasn't sufficient evidence to confirm her story.
In a statement, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests said this shows church officials cannot be trusted to report sex crimes to law enforcement.