Diocese of Tulsa speaks out after priest accused of sexual misconduct

Channel 2 News
July 8, 2019

Father Joe Townsend

The Diocese of Tulsa is speaking out after allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor were levied against one of its priests.

The Catholic Diocese of Tulsa says Father Joe Townsend was on sabbatical one year ago, but it wasn't connected to the allegations.

The Diocese says Townsend denies the allegations. Townsend is on administrative leave, and no more information about the case will be released until the investigation is complete.

The Diocese says they will release a list of priests with credible accusations against them.


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