Hibbing Priest Arrested on Allegations of Child Sexual Misconduct
Police have arrested a 29-year-old Hibbing priest on child sexual misconduct allegations.
According to the Diocese of Duluth, he has been an ordained priest since 2012.
The diocese’s communications director sent out a release with the following statement:
“While the circumstances leading to his arrest are currently unknown to us and while we believe [the priest] is entitled to the presumption of innocence, we take this development very seriously and are monitoring it closely. We will cooperate fully with civil authorities in any investigation and, as more facts emerge in this case, we will uphold our responsibilities to civil law, to church law and under our policies and procedures for the protection of young people. We continue to pray for all those affected by sexual abuse and urge anyone who has been a victim of it to come forward to church authorities and to civil authorities.”
FOX 21 will identify the priest once charges have been filed.