Former Marysville Priest Faces Allegation
April 14, 2013
Officials in the Archdiocese of Kansas City say a priest who formerly served at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church in Marysville faces an allegation of child abuse.
The diocese reported in its newspaper, The Leaven, that Father Anthony Putti, who is now a priest in the diocese of Guntur, India, was named in an April 2 complaint about misconduct with a child. The complaint was made to the Safe Environment Coordinator for the Archdiocese of Kansas City.
Putti denied the allegation, according to The Leaven’s report. The newspaper also stated the diocese had reported the complaint to the Kansas Department of Children and Families (formerly SRS) as well as local law enforcement and a diocesan independent review board.
Church officials said they’d received no prior complaints against Putti of sexual misconduct with a child, according to The Leaven report, which did not specify when the alleged abuse occurred.