Priest Charged

WROC-TV [New York]
May 24, 2006

The attorney for a Gates priest accused of sexual abuse---says he needs more time to investigate the allegations.

Police say a Father John Steger touched a 12-year-old girl inappropriately at the church's rectory. Steger has been the pastor of St. Jude The Apostle Church for decades. Several parishioners came to court Wednesday to support him.

He faces four charges, two counts of sexual abuse being the most serious.

Steger will be back in court July 12th.


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