NEW ORLEANS (LA)
January 27, 2021
By Tiffany Baptiste and Olivia Vidal
The Archdiocese of New Orleans says they have removed a priest from ministry following allegations of sexual and physical abuse.
Officials say the archdiocese was informed of a lawsuit against Fr. John Asare-Dankwah alleging that he abused a minor during a church retreat in 2008.
In the lawsuit filed in Orleans Parish Civil District Court Wednesday, the victim, who is identified as A.A. Doe, says he was 10-years-old when he attended a church retreat with Fr. Asare.
The victim served as a youth minister and lecter at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, where Fr. Asare served as pastor at the time.
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