Alleged Sex Acts on Church Property Leads to Suspension of Parish Priest

CBS Detroit
February 12, 2012

MACOMB COUNTY (WWJ) A pastor at St. Peter Parish has been suspended after a 19-year-old and 14-year-old parishioner allegedly engaged in sex acts on church property.

The 19-year-old man was arrested Friday after the girl's mother called the Macomb County Sheriff's office.

The Archdiocese has released a statement apologizing to the girl and says Father Michael Cooney has been suspended for failing to provide a safe environment for young people on church property.


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