Charges Will Not Be Filed against an Owensboro Priest
January 16, 2014
Owensboro police say they will not file charges against Father John Meredith.
Meredith was the pastor at Blessed Mother Catholic Church in Owensboro. Several weeks ago members of the church received a letter from the Bishop saying Meredith had been temporarily suspended for inappropriate conduct with a minor. Police say they have looked into the incident and found the allegations were non-criminal in nature. However, they say the incident may have been a violation of church policy. Investigators also say the minor involved in the case is now an adult and did not wish to be interviewed by police, so the case is closed.
Neither the police nor the Catholic Diocese has said what the incident may have been, when it happened, or who may have been involved.