Diocese Reinstates Accused Priest

1 decade 3 years 9 months ago Friday, December 08 2006 Dec 8, 2006 Friday, December 08, 2006 7:42:59 PM CST December 08, 2006 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY - The Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City has reinstated a priest who was accused of sexually abusing a minor 20 years ago. Bishop John Gaydos said an eight-month investigation found no evidence the Rev. Louis Dorn abused anyone. Dorn was pastor at St. Joseph Catholic Church in the northeast Missouri town of Louisiana. He was accused by one person of one incident, although the minor did not file a police report. The diocese says a review board found the allegation was the only accusation of sexual abuse by a minor ever made against Dorn in his 34-year career. Gaydos said no one else came forward with any allegations since the diocese put Dorn on administrative leave March 29.

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