Baltimore archdiocese suspends Catholic priest over sexual abuse allegation dating back to 1970s

Baltimore Sun [Baltimore MD]

January 30, 2022

By Christine Condon

The Archdiocese of Baltimore announced Sunday that it has suspended a priest from his duties while it investigates allegations that he sexually abused a minor in the 1970s.

Rev. Samuel Lupico was retired but had been assisting at St. Mary of the Assumption in North Baltimore’s Govans and St. Pius X in the Rodgers Forge neighborhood of Towson, the archdiocese said in a news release.

The alleged abuse took place in the mid-1970s, when Lupico was serving at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Baltimore, according to the archdiocese. He served there from 1974 to 1982, the archdiocese said.

The archdiocese said Sunday that Lupico denies the allegations. The Baltimore Sun’s efforts to reach him Sunday afternoon were not successful.