May 10, 2006

Priest placed on leave after allegations of sexual misconduct



Associated Press

A northern Virginia priest has been placed on leave following allegations he engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct with two girls more than 25 years ago, church officials said Wednesday.

The Diocese of Arlington was investigating claims against the Rev. Tran Dinh Nhi of St. Ambrose Church in Annandale stemming from 1975 to 1980, when the girls were between the ages of 13 and 17.

One allegation was made by a woman after she attended a program sponsored by the diocese on recognizing and reporting child abuse. In an interview with the first woman, the diocese learned the name of a possible second victim, who was immediately contacted.

Posted by kshaw at May 10, 2006 02:05 PM