Saginaw-area priest suspended amid abuse allegations
Saginaw – A 72-year-old Roman Catholic priest accused of sexual abuse has been suspended in the Saginaw area.
The suspension, announced Saturday, is described by the diocese as a “precautionary measure.” No charges have been filed.
Church officials say they were contacted by a man last Thursday. He told officials that he was a boy at the time of the alleged conduct.
Another priest in the Saginaw diocese has been charged with sexual misconduct. The Rev. Robert DeLand is awaiting a court hearing that will determine whether there’s enough evidence to send his case to trial.
DeLand was pastor at St. Agnes Church in Freeland.
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