David Huneck

David Huneck

COLUMBIA CITY — A former priest is expected to plead guilty to sexual misconduct charges in January, as set out by a plea agreement.

David Huneck, 31, had previously served as priest for St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church in Columbia City and as chaplain at Bishop Dwenger High School. 

Huneck is currently charged with battery, furnishing alcohol to a minor, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, sexual battery and child seduction. 

The investigation began in September of this year and charges stem from incidents that began in June in Whitley County. 

Sources say the plea deal states Huneck will plead guilty to the child seduction and sexual battery charges, both listed as Level 6 felonies. If the judge accepts the plea agreement, Huneck could face a sentence between 10 and 90 days of incarceration. 

The plea hearing is expected to take place Jan. 27.

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