Friends of Father Kelly, a group of over 1,200 supporters, appreciates The Sunday Bee article, which shed some clear light on a very conflicted and tragic case. To further community understanding of Michael Kelly's situation, we would like to highlight the following key points:
These allegations originated in September, 2011. At that time, Kelly voluntarily took and passed a polygraph test specifically regarding this case.
At that time, the Stockton Diocese assigned two investigators to thoroughly research the case. The investigators found nothing to support the allegation and submitted their report to the Calaveras County Sheriff's Department.