Diocese Finds Sexual Abuse Allegations Against 4 Priests Credible

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By NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The Diocese of Pittsburgh has determined that allegations are credible against four more priests accused of sexual abuse of minors. 

 Richard Lelonis, John Bauer, Bernard Costello, and Joseph Reschick were all previously placed on administrative leave pending investigation.  

The diocese also notified police.

Their cases are now being turned over to the Vatican for review. 

The allegations all step from encounters that took place in the 1960’s, 70’s, and 80’s.

One of the priests, Richard Lelonis, died last month.

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