May 24, 2006

Priest placed on leave

TOLEDO (OH)
Lima News

By KIMBERLY R. SIMMONS
419-993-2101
05/24/2006
ksimmons@limanews.com

TOLEDO Amidst allegations of sexual abuse that date back nearly 30 years, a Catholic priest has been barred from public ministry.
The Rev. Robert J. Yeager, 68, was placed on administrative leave of absence Tuesday by the Diocese of Toledo.
The Diocese, in a written statement, reported that the Diocesan Review Board regarded the allegations, which were made two years ago, as credible. The statement also reported that the case would be referred to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in Rome in accordance with church law.
The Rev. Thomas Gorman, pastor of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Delphos said he knew Yeager when the two came to Delphos in the late 1950s.

Posted by kshaw at May 24, 2006 07:16 AM