Priest, on leave, steps down from Sewickley parish

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

By Bobby Cherry

Published: Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Roman Catholic priest on leave from his Sewickley parish officially will step down later this month even after investigators deemed no charges would be filed against him following a complaint about Facebook postings to a minor.

The Rev. Daniel Valentine of St. James Catholic Church, who began a leave of absence May 19 because of a complaint about online posts, will leave the Sewickley church on Aug. 15, Pittsburgh diocese spokesman Rev. Ronald Lengwin said this week.

In May, Pittsburgh Bishop David Zubik said the diocese requested the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office do a forensic audit of both the parish computers and Valentine’s personal computer following the complaint the diocese received.

Following the investigation, which ended late last month, the district attorney’s office said no criminal charges are warranted.

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