May 02, 2005

Police launch investigation into priest sex abuse accusation

Orlando Sentinel

By Gary Taylor | Sentinel Staff Writer
Posted May 2, 2005, 10:44 AM EDT

Altamonte Springs police this morning launched an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by a Catholic priest after a person stepped forward claiming he was a victim.

The unidentified man, who showed up in the lobby of the Altamonte Springs Police Department a little after 10 a.m., was not the same person whose complaint to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orlando prompted the diocese to alert parishioners in three area churches of the allegations on Sunday, said Altamonte Springs Police Lt. Chuck Stansel.

"I've never heard of this person," Stansel said.

The man's allegations are against Vernon Uhran, 65, who served at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Altamonte Springs from 1969 to 1973, Stansel said.

No other information was immediately available.

Posted by kshaw at May 2, 2005 10:33 AM