Priest Accused of Sex Abuse Dies

March 5, 2008

A long time Roman Catholic priest, forced to step down after he was accused of sex abuse, has died.

Reverend John Steger served at Saint Jude The Apostle Church in Gates for close to 40 years. Two years ago, he was accused of inappropriately touching a 12-year-old girl in the church rectory.

He was placed on administrative leave and remained on leave at the time of his death pending the outcome of those criminal charges.

Reverend Steger was 81.


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