May 03, 2005

Four More People Accuse Former Local Priest Of Molestation


POSTED: 4:47 pm EDT May 2, 2005
UPDATED: 4:54 pm EDT May 2, 2005

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. -- Four more people have come forward, saying a former Catholic priest in Altamonte Springs molested them. The priest served at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church.

Channel 9 spent the day checking with local law enforcement agencies and no one remembers investigating allegations against former Catholic priest Vernon Uhran in the past. But Monday, a fourth new allegation has been made against Uhran to the Altamonte Springs Police Department.

The Orlando Diocese says three men have reported in the last week that they were victims of abuse at the church in Altamonte Springs in the rectory. They told the diocese, in some cases, the abuse goes back more than 30 years. They say the abuser was Uhran.

The diocese says got rid of Uhran 13 years ago, when a man in his 30s accused the priest of sexually abusing him. But Monday, a diocese spokesperson says there is no record of law enforcement being notified.

Uhran now lives in Orlando. Channel 9 went to his house to talk to him about the allegations, but no one answered his door.

Posted by kshaw at May 3, 2005 06:13 AM