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Nueces County D.A. won't prosecute ex-Port Aransas priest

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Posted at 12:17 PM, Aug 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-19 19:24:40-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Port Aransas priest accused of theft will not be facing charges.

The Nueces County Assistant District Attorney Matt Manning said his office found some evidentiary issues in their case against Fr. Krzystof Bauta they needed to assess further.

"We are not precluded from bringing the case in the future should we deem that appropriate," he said.

In October 2017, Bishop Michael Mulvey removed Bauta from St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Port Aransas after he was accused of stealing thousands of dollars meant for the church.

It was said to have happened between July 2013 and December 2017.

KRIS 6 News has contacted the Diocese of Corpus Christi to attain Bauta's status, but have yet to hear back.