May 03, 2005

Police: No crime in Altamonte Springs

Orlando Sentinel

By Gary Taylor | Sentinel Staff Writer
Posted May 2, 2005, 2:24 PM EDT

An investigation by Altamonte Springs police into allegations of sexual misconduct by a Catholic priest ended before it got started.

"There was no crime in Altamonte Springs," Police Lt. Chuck Stansel said after investigators questioned a man who showed up this morning at the police department lobby saying he was a victim.

The man's allegations are against Vernon Uhran, 65, who once served at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Altamonte Springs, but the misconduct he is alleging occured in Lakeland, Stansel said.

Uhran served at St. Mary Magdalen and Bishop Moore High School from 1969 to 1973, Church of the Resurrection and Santa Fe High School in Lakeland from 1973 to 1976 and St. Theresa Catholic Church in Belleview from 1976 to 1981. A decade in the Dominican Republic followed before brief stints at Melbourne Central Catholic and the Diocese of Fairbanks, Alaska.

Posted by kshaw at May 3, 2005 05:05 PM