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Allentown Diocese removes monsignor, alerts authorities of sex abuse allegation, after lawsuit filed by Jeff Herman of Herman Law

Allentown Diocese removes monsignor, alerts authorities of sex abuse allegation, after lawsuit filed by Jeff Herman of Herman Law

he pastor of Sacred Heart parish in Bath allegedly encouraged a teen he was counseling online to take his clothes off and perform sex acts, a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Philadelphia says.The suit charges that Msgr. Francis Nave persuaded the boy, who was 16 when the online counseling sessions began in 2011, to disrobe and commit sex acts.

In a statement Wednesday, the Allentown Diocese said it was unaware of the allegations or the lawsuit and that upon hearing about it from The Morning Call, contacted law enforcement and removed Nave from ministry, pending the result of an investigation.

Nave could not be reached immediately for comment.

http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-lawsuit-sexual-abuse-nave-20180627-story.html

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