February 08, 2006

Lexington priest removed after allegations of misconduct


LEXINGTON, Ky. A Catholic priest in Lexington has been taken off active ministry because of allegations of sexual misconduct.

The Chicago Province of the Society of Jesuits has relieved 65-year-old Reverend Bill Spine.

He was the associate director of the Lexington diocese's Hispanic ministry office. A former male student of Spine's came forward to say he was abused several decades ago in Peru.

Posted by kshaw at February 8, 2006 09:03 AM