The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence said Thursday that a senior priest no longer has permission to serve due to sexual misconduct.
According to a press release from the Diocese, the Reverend B. Samuel Turillo, “is now prohibited from exercising the sacred ministry after the Diocese received a credible accusation regarding alleged sexual misconduct involving a minor that took place approximately 60 years ago.”
The release notes that Turillo’s faculties to serve as a priest were removed in accordance with the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.
“Upon recently receiving the allegation, the Diocese immediately reported the information to the Rhode Island State Police and the Attorney General’s Office,” the release noted. “Simultaneously, Diocesan officials launched an investigation that concluded the allegation was of a credible nature.”
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