Biloxi Diocese lists 3 priests accused of sexual misconduct

Published 7:52 pm Thursday, January 24, 2019

BILOXI (AP) — A Catholic diocese in Mississippi has released its list of clergy credibly accused of sexual misconduct with minors

The Diocese of Biloxi said Thursday three priests faced such allegations since the diocese was founded in 1977. The Diocese of Jackson is expected later this year to release information on priests in the area accused prior to that.

The diocese says all three were prohibited from the ministry and allegations were reported to authorities.

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One was accused in 2015 of misconduct with an adolescent male. Mississippi news outlets report that he is serving a 10-year prison sentence.

Another was accused of misconduct with an adolescent female in the mid-1980s; the third, with adolescent females in 1989.