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Yakima substitute pastor investigated for sexual misconduct

Associated Press - December 22, 2007 3:25 PM ET

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A Jesuit priest who was serving a short-term assignment in White Salmon, Washington, is being investigated for possible sexual misconduct with a minor.

The 76-year-old priest had been filling in for the regular pastor, who was on sabbatical, and has returned to Los Gatos, Calif., because of the ongoing investigation.

Earlier this week, a 17-year-old boy accused the Jesuit of touching him inappropriately during a visit. The case was turned over to White Salmon police.

Officer Jim Andring of White Salmon Police confirmed that an investigation is ongoing but declined to comment further.

A spoksman with the Jesuits California organization says no other allegations have ever been made about the priest.

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