Northern Michigan Priest Temporarily Steps down Following Sexual Misconduct Accusation
By Trevor Drew
February 10, 2021
GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A northern Michigan Priest has voluntarily stepped aside from his role for the time being after being accused of sexual misconduct involving an adult woman, according to the Diocese of Gaylord.
Father Eyob Merin, pastoral administrator of St. Mary Parish in Kinglsey, has denied the allegation.
The allegation was made public at a parish meeting, and subsequently made known to the diocese thereafter.
The diocese said it will continue to take all steps necessary to investigate and bring this situation to resolution.