January 20, 2005

Priest abuse report checked

The Post-Standard

Thursday, January 20, 2005
By Renee K. Gadoua
Staff writer

The local Episcopal bishop Wednesday confirmed the diocese is investigating a report of alleged sexual abuse by a priest 30 years ago.

Bishop Gladstone "Skip" Adams would not identify the accused priest, except to say the priest is retired. He would not identify the gender of the priest or the victim.

The diocese also is investigating an unrelated allegation of financial mismanagement at a parish, Adams said. He would not name the parish or name the individuals involved.

He said no criminal charges have been filed in either case.

Adams met privately Wednesday afternoon with clergy of the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York to discuss the cases.

Posted by kshaw at January 20, 2005 06:16 AM