Priest suspended after sexual abuse claims - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Priest suspended after sexual abuse claims

A Catholic priest has been suspended in Lexington while authorities investigate claims of sexual abuse.  A spokesman for the Lexington Diocese says the Reverand Joseph N. Muench was barred from performing any ministerial duties.  The spokesman says Muench was suspended after an investigation prompted by complaints by three men.

The 54-year-old is the pastor at Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary.

The diocese said the allegations date to the mid-1980's when he was an associate pastor of Good Shepherd parish in Frankfort.

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