Greene County Priest Accused of Sex Abuse

April 14, 2012

[with video]

GREENE COUNTY, N.Y. -- A Greene County priest has been placed on administrative leave after allegations he sexually abused a minor.

Reverend Jeremiah Nunan, 74, is the pastor at the Sacred Heart Parish in Cairo, and at Our Lady of Knock Mission in East Durham. During the suspension, he is prohibited from officiating any ceremonies, wearing clerical clothing, or presenting himself as a priest.

The victim claims Nunan abused him as a child between 1996 and 2003, and when he was an adult between 2007 and 2011.

This is the second time Nunan has been accused of sex abuse of a minor. In 2006, he was investigated for abusing a child in the 60's and 70's, but was cleared of the allegation.


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