Mobile Priest Placed on Leave Amid Accusations of 1989 Sexual Abuse of a Minor REPORT

May 13, 2013

 MOBILE, Alabama -  The Archdiocese of Mobile confirmed to Fox 10 that Father James Havens of St. Vincent de Paul was placed on administrative leave effective May 8, amid accusations of sexual abuse of a minor from 1989.

According to the report, a woman, 34, made an accusation of sexual abuse against Havens, who has been at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church since 2010 according to its web site.

The alleged act was in her family home, Fox 10 reports. 

Fox 10's Bob Grip reported the news via Twitter on Monday night.  The Archdiocese of Mobile, according to Grip, reported the accusation to the Mobile County District Attorney.

In December of 2012, Robert L. Nouwen, who had served as a deacon at St. Vincent de Paul Church, pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography


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