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.
Information from: Lawrence Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com