Ex-clinton Township Pastor Accused in Sex Complaint
By Mitch Hotts
September 17, 2013
A retired pastor of St. Paul of Tarsus Parish in Clinton Township has been sanctioned by the Archdiocese of Detroit after he was accused of sexual misconduct with a minor, according to a news release.
The Rev. Louis Grandpre, 79, a senior retired priest, has been restricted from all public ministry as a result of the allegation, the release stated.
Archdiocese officials said the incident dated back to Grandpre’s early years of service. The Archdiocese Review Board has determined the accusation to be “substantive.”
The Archdiocese said civil authorities have been notified, but the release did not specify what city or agency that involved.
Grandpre’s biography information shows he was ordained in 1961 and then became an associate pastor at Epiphany Parish in Detroit where he stayed for four years. In 1965, he became a weekend assistant at St. Alphonsus Parish in Dearborn and was part of the faculty at Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit.
He also served as a weekend assistant at both St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish in Algonac in 1966 and at St. Ives Parish in Southfield in 1971 before he was named pastor at St. Ives in 1974.
Grandpre was named pastor at St. Paul of Tarsus in 1990. He retired in 2003 and received senior priest status. He is now on administrative leave of absence.
For information on the Archdiocese’s policies regarding sexual abuse, visit www.aod.org. To report complaints of sexual abuse of minors by clergy or church personnel, or to speak with the victim assistance coordinator, call 866-343-8055.