Duluth Diocese Adds Two Priests to List of Credibly Accused
DULUTH (AP) -- The Diocese of Duluth has added two priests to its list of clergy credibly accused of sexually abusing a child.
The Roman Catholic diocese serving northeastern Minnesota added the names of the Revs. William C. Graham and Roland Antus to the list.
In Graham's case, the alleged abuse reportedly occurred in the 1970s. When the accusation was made, the 68-year-old Graham was immediately placed on administrative leave from his assignment as pastor of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Duluth.
Graham's attorney says Graham denies the allegation. Graham's lawsuit against his accuser goes to trial in two weeks.
The 83-year-old Antus was accused of abuse that allegedly happened in the 1980s. Antus was immediately removed from ministry when the allegation was made. He retired in 2008.
A telephone number for Antus could not be located.