A Catholic monsignor from La Crosse is scheduled to go on trial next year on a 4th-degree sexual assault charge.
A trial date of April 17th has been set for Bernard McGarty, who’s accused of trying to pay a woman for sex outside the La Crosse Public Library.
McGarty will turn 95 in January.
He entered a plea of ‘not guilty’ back in June.
Besides allegedly offering a woman money for sex, McGarty is accused of putting the woman’s hand on his genitals.
Police say the incident happened earlier this year, on a park bench outside the library on Main Street.
The monsignor was placed on leave by the La Crosse Diocese after he was charged.