Vegas Priest Accused of Assaulting Woman

Journal Gazette and Times-Courier [Las Vegas NV]
January 27, 2007

Police were searching for a Catholic priest they believe may have sexually assaulted and struck a woman at a church.

Authorities said they were called to Our Lady of Las Vegas Catholic Church on Friday evening by someone who heard a woman in the church cry for help.

Officers found a church employee who said she had been assaulted and hit in the head with an object by a priest, said police spokesman Lt. Jack Owen.

Police closed the grounds of the church, which is about four miles west of the Las Vegas Strip, for about an hour while they searched for the man.

They believe the priest, whom they declined to identify, is between 48 and 52, and driving a creme-colored Buick LeSabre.

The victim was treated and released from University Medical Center, Owen said.


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