January 19, 2006

Central Ohio Priest Accused Of Sexual Misconduct


POSTED: 5:01 pm EST January 18, 2006
UPDATED: 8:17 pm EST January 18, 2006

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A priest in the Catholic Diocese of Columbus is under review for alleged sexual misconduct.

An independent review team has looked into the allegations and will make a recommendation for the future of the priest within the church, NBC 4's Nancy Burton reported.

The chair of the seven-member review board said the committee's mission is clear.

"We don't run the diocese. The bishop does that and he gets his authority from Rome," said Yvette McGee Brown, president of the Center for Child and Family Advocacy.

Posted by kshaw at January 19, 2006 07:07 AM