An Allentown priest is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a teenage girl at his parish. A year-old Roman Catholic priest in Allentown has been accused of sending nude texts to a teen girl last year and groping her behind, Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced Tuesday afternoon. Father Kevin Lonergan, who most recently served as assistant pastor at the Cathedral of St. Francis Assisi Church. Some of those messages included nude photos of the priest, Martin said. The victim remained silent for several months after the assault, but she eventually came forward to officials at her high school.
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Even if a priest is raping children, keep providing him housing and living expenses, although he may be using these resources to facilitate more sexual assaults. Some said they are cautiously pleased with the direction of the local county archdiocese, which includes Dayton, Springfield, Hamilton and Middletown. CD3DC0 Share your story with us. The crimes were too ably covered up by the dioceses for too long—so the report is the only way of exposing the many church authorities involved in a criminal betrayal that went on for decades and left so many scarred. No words can diminish the level of revulsion one feels at reading them. During this time, his disposition, behavior, self-awareness, and stability and goodness of character are also evaluated. Stuart Dupras, a survivor of clergy abuse, in a file photo.
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Newser — More than "predator priests" were recently identified by a grand jury report in Pennsylvania. Now, an unrelated case is bringing an Allentown priest into the headlines. Charges of indecent assault and corruption of a minor have been filed against year-old Kevin Lonergan, who served in Allentown's Cathedral Church of St. Catharine of Siena, CNN reports.
He could face a maximum of nine years in prison if convicted of both counts. Steve Novak For lehighvalleylive. Lonergan allegedly met the victim in August before Mass at St.