Fr. Edmund Penisten
Diocese: Archdiocese of Anchorage-Juneau AK
Named among seven clerics by the diocese in 8/19 as having allegations of sexual misconduct against them involving minors or vulnerable adults. Pastor of St. Gregory’s in Sitka when alleged in 11/10 to have viewed child abuse images. Suspended. Law enforcement informed. Sent to treatment. Returned to ministry. Placed on leave in 5/19 after review by the diocese’s Independent Commission.
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