Rhinebeck Priest Suspended after Allegation of Sexual Abuse

By Diane Pineiro-Zucker
Oneida Dispatch
January 29, 2015

Rev. Peter Kihm Facebook

A “credible” sexual abuse allegation dating back 30 years has led to the suspension of the parish priest at Good Shepherd and St. Joseph churches in Northern Dutchess, according to the New York Archdiocese.

Rev. Peter Kihm, 59, was removed by church officials, according to archdiocese spokesman Joseph Zwilling, who said the alleged victim was male and “certainly a minor.”

Kihm, who could not be reached for comment, has denied the allegation, according to the archdiocese.









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