Diocese of Ogdensburg Priest Resigns over Sex Abuse Claim

Newswatch 50 [New York]
June 7, 2006

A Catholic priest has resigned as pastor of two Adirondack churches after being accused of "inappropriate sexual behavior."

Bishop Robert Cunningham of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg has announced that The Reverend John Hunt has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation into an incident alleged to have occurred more than ten years ago.

Hunt is pastor of Saint Bartholomew's parish in Old Forge in Herkimer County and Saint Anthony of Padua parish in Hamilton County. The Watertown Daily Times reports that diocese learned of the accusation last month.

Father Hunt has also worked in parishes in Watertown, Ogdensburg and Potsdam since being ordained in 1969.


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