SAGINAW TOWNSHIP (MI)
February 26, 2018
By Bryce Huffman
A Saginaw Township Catholic priest is under investigation for alleged criminal sexual activity.
Father Robert DeLand Jr. is the pastor of St. Agnes Parish in Freeland and is a judicial vicar with the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw.
DeLand was arrested by Tittabawassee Township Police after being under surveillance beginning in November.
The 71-year old priest is accused of a sexual assault from August of last year. DeLand has since been accused of providing alcohol to a minor and purchasing the controlled substance MDMA – or Ecstasy.
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