Fr. James Downs

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Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Placed on leave in 12/18 after the diocese received an allegation that Downs sexually abused a minor in the early 1990s, when he was chaplain at the Youth Development Center in New Castle. Downs denied the allegation. Former pastor of parishes in Bessemer/Hillsville and Pulaski. Retired 7/18.

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