March 16, 2006

Former priest here put on leave

Springfield News-Sun

A former Springfield and Urbana Catholic priest was put on administrative leave Wednesday because he allegedly engaged in inappropriate sexual behavior with a minor in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Donald Shelander, a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, denied accusations reported by an adult male in his 40s that Shelander, 69, allegedly inappropriately touched him while he was 14 to 18 years old, according to officials from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

Shelander was associate pastor of St. Mary Church in Urbana during the time of the alleged incidents.

Posted by kshaw at March 16, 2006 07:27 AM