May 02, 2005

Diocese: Long-ago child abuse reported

Orlando Sentinel

By Christopher Sherman | Sentinel Staff Writer
Posted May 2, 2005

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orlando alerted parishioners Sunday in three area churches that allegations of child sexual abuse were recently made against two former priests.

Hubert Reason and Vernon Uhran served at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Altamonte Springs in the 1960s and 1970s, though not at the same time.

Diocese spokeswoman Carol Brinati said allegations against both priests came to light in April. Reason, who died in 1984, is accused of abuse in the early- to mid-1960s, while the allegations against Uhran concern the early 1970s. No other details of the allegations were available.

Somber parishioners left St. Mary Magdalen church Sunday evening after a priest read a letter from the bishop announcing the allegations at the end of Mass.

Posted by kshaw at May 2, 2005 06:50 AM