St. Peter Catholic Church pastor on leave; prosecutor says no criminal investigation at this time

January 14, 2021

St. Peter Catholic Church pastor on leave; school mourns death of principal

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The pastor of St. Peter Catholic Church is on leave after the Archdiocese of Cincinnati received an allegation against him.

Father Anthony Cutcher was placed on a leave Monday, according to the Archdiocese. The details of the allegation and investigation were not immediately available.

“The Pastoral Center of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati recently received an allegation regarding Fr. Cutcher and has begun investigating it,” a statement issued Wednesday afternoon read. “By standard policy, Fr. Cutcher will remain on leave of absence pending the outcome of the investigation.”

The Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office said it was contacted by the Archbishop’s office earlier this week about the allegation.

“At this time, we have no information that would support the opening of a criminal investigation,” said Greg Flannagan, spokesman for the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office.

The announcement of the investigation into Cutcher comes as the parish also is mourning the death of the St. Peter School Principal. Ron Albino, 58, was found dead in a vehicle at Charleston Falls in Miami County Wednesday morning. His death was ruled a suicide, according to the Miami County Coroner’s Office.

“Please pray for our school and parish community and for the family and friends of our beloved principal, Mr. Albino. We will miss his stories and anecdotes, his jovial greetings and willingness to help anyone in need,” the school said in a statement.



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