Archdiocese Suspends Priest after Sex Charges

By Kimball Perry
Kentucky Post
Downloaded August 7, 2003

Already dealing with fallout from sex scandals that have rocked the Catholic Church and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, it was particularly embarrassing -- and distressing -- for archdiocesan officials to learn that one of their priests had been convicted of sex crimes while actively serving a parish.

"I think it's additionally painful to the Catholic community in the context of the Church's sexual abuse (cases) nationally and locally," archdiocese spokesman Dan Andriacco said Tuesday.

Raymond Larger was suspended as pastor of Our Lady of Visitation in Mack following a Tuesday meeting with Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk.

Larger was arrested at 9 p.m. July 23 in a Dayton park by an undercover police officer and charged with two counts of public indecency for grabbing the officer's groin and exposing himself.


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