NY Archdiocese Removes Hudson Valley Priest
March 23, 2016
A longtime priest from the Hudson Valley has been removed from the clergy following an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse from decades ago.
The Archdiocese of New York says allegations of sexual abuse made last year against Peter Kihm have been found to be “credible” by both law enforcement and the Archdiocesan Review Board.
Kihm last served as a priest at the Good Shepherd Church in Rhinebeck. He was suspended and removed as priest there in January 2015.
Joseph Zwilling, the archdiocese director of communications, tells The Poughkeepsie Journal (pojonews.co/1SgkS0p) the incidents took place about 30 years ago. Kihm would not be criminally charged since the incidents allegedly occurred beyond the five-year statute of limitations.
Kihm, who was ordained in 1981, could not be located for comment.