Farmington Priest Accused of Sexual Misconduct with Minors
October 7, 2012
Father Loren O'Dea, an 83-year-old retired priest, has been placed on administrative leave of absence by the Archdiocese of Detroit after allegations of sexual misconduct with minors.
O'Dea served as associate pastor at Our Lady of Sorrows in Farmington before retiring in 1997.
The archdiocese said O'Dea has been restricted from any public ministry. Its website notes the claims stem back prior to his ordination in 1993.
The archdiocese says it initiated an investigation which substantiated two claims against O'Dea. Information obtained in recent weeks has been turned over to the authorities, the archdiocese says.
The archdiocese asks that complaints involving sexual abuse of minors by clergy or church personnel contact the victim assistance coordinator at (866) 343-8055.