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Chicago Pastor Investigated for Child Sex Abuse

Posted by Sandra On December - 9 - 2013

9353505_448x252Fr. Michael O’Connell, the pastor of St. Alphonsus Church, one of Chicago’s oldest Roman Catholic parishes, is facing an allegation of child sex abuse, the ABC7 I-Team has learned. Fr. Michael O’Connell, the pastor of St. Alphonsus Church at 1429 W. Wellington in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, has “voluntarily” stepped aside according to the administrator of the parish, Rev. Shawn Gould. Pastor O’Connell “is no longer residing at the parish,” Rev. Gould told the I-Team. The parish also has an elementary school, Alphonsus Academy and Center for the Arts. READ MORE HERE

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