March 04, 2006

Priest put on leave in sex case

Albany Times Union

First published: Saturday, March 4, 2006

ALBANY -- A Greene County Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually abusing a boy three decades ago has been granted a leave of absence while the allegations are investigated.

The Rev. Jeremiah Nunan, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Cairo and Our Lady of Knock Mission in East Durham, voluntarily left his ministry last week, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany said.

Nunan's parishioners were told of the plan during weekend Masses. He denies the allegations.

Diocesan spokesman Ken Goldfarb would not identify Nunan's accuser, but said the man no longer lives in the area. No legal action has been filed in the single complaint against the priest, Goldfarb said.

Posted by kshaw at March 4, 2006 06:59 AM