|Former Sioux City
priest Accused of Sexual Abuse
Sioux City Journal
The priest in question is Father Paul Deyo, according to a statement released by Deacon David Montgomery, a spokesman for the diocese. His name is being announced this weekend at parishes where he worked, Montgomery said.
Deyo, who was ordained in 1976, served most recently at Bishop Heelan High School in Sioux City, from 2000 to 2003. Before that he worked at several parishes in the Iowa City area while simultaneously serving at Iowa City's Regina High School from 1991 to 2000.
Deyo has been restricted from active duty since last year, Montgomery said, and is currently caring for his father in Keokuk. A telephone number listed for Paul Deyo in Keokuk was disconnected Saturday.
The diocese's Review Board ordered the investigation after learning of the allegation in July of 2003. The incident was first reported to an assistant in the Johnson County Attorney's office, though the man who alleged the abuse said he did not want criminal charges filed.
The statute of limitations has not yet expired on the alleged incident, and Johnson County Attorney J. Patrick White said last week that his office is continuing an informal information-gathering process regarding the alleged incident.
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