Roman Catholic Archdiocese confirms priest detained due to sexual abuse allegations

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kingston has confirmed that a priest was detained by the police, last Wednesday, July 5, in relation to an ongoing investigation into an alleged case of sexual abuse.

The archdiocese says the claims were filed with the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse, (CISOCA)

In a statement on Monday evening, the religious institution said in acknowledging the implications and seriousness of the case, the archbishop immediately removed the priest from all active pastoral ministry in the diocese.

The archdiocese said it has and will be cooperating fully with the relevant authorities on this matter and awaits the outcome of the investigation.


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