February 28, 2006

Former area priest steps down

Pontiac Daily Leader

By Sheila Shelton/Staff Reporter

A priest that served two separate Livingston County Catholic parishes for several years has been asked to step down from public ministry.

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky of the Catholic Diocese of Peoria has asked the Rev. William Virtue to step down because of recent allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor.

Virtue was currently serving as administrator at St. Theresa in Earlville and the allegations date back nearly 25 years ago, according to a Diocese press release.

Posted by kshaw at February 28, 2006 08:05 AM