Priest accused of inappropriate contact with two teens

Published: Aug. 9, 2019 at 10:33 AM EDT
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Glenmary Home Missioners has removed a priest from eastern Kentucky and recalled him to the society's Cincinnati headquarters.

The priest is accused of making inappropriate contact with two teenage volunteers.

Glenmary Home Missioners says two teenage girls were working on a construction project at Emmaus Farm in Lewis County, Kentucky.

That's when they say the 84-year-old made inappropriate contact with them.

Within 24 hours, Glenmary President Father Dan Dorsey removed the priest from service and reported the allegation to both the Lewis County Sheriff's Office and the Diocese of Covington.

He had been serving at a church in Vanceburg, Ky. in the Diocese of Covington since 2012.

According to the Diocese of Covington, the priest will be stationed at the Glenmary headquarters in Cincinnati while the matter is being investigated.

Officials with Glenmary Home Missioners say there have been no prior allegations of inappropriate behavior against the priest in his 60 years with Glenmary.