Local Catholic Priest Removed from Post after Sexual Abuse Allegation
September 2, 2013
A Catholic priest has been removed from his post in Fort Walton Beach after allegations of sexual abuse. Pensacola-Tallahassee diocese leaders say monsignor Michael Cherup has been accused of abusing a 15-year-old. The alleged victim says it happened in 1993 during a trip out of state. At that time, Cherup was assigned to the cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Pensacola.
Most recently, he was with Saint Mary church in Fort Walton Beach and he taught at the affiliated school. State attorney Bill Dddins says they're determining which law enforcement agency has jurisdiction to investigation. To view the press release go to the WEAR homepage and click on Newslinks.