Saturday, November 21, 2009

Policeman To Answer Exorcism Charges

A South Australian policeman will face charges early next year related to an alleged exorcism at a church camp. Roger Sketchley, 28, was off duty when he and others allegedly tried to perform an exorcism on a 15-year-old boy in April at a camp run by the Lutheran Church in SA's Barossa Valley.Sketchley was stood down as a senior constable after he was charged with false imprisonment and assault. Sketchley and his co-accused Michael Schultz, 46, who faces the same charges, were not present in the Adelaide Magistrates Court when their case was listed on Friday. Magistrate Maria Panagiotidis ordered the duo to answer the charges on January 15 next year.