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Michigan Priest Resigns Amid Allegations Of Sexual Harassment

A Catholic priest in Ypsilanti has resigned amid claims he sexually harassed a female colleague, the Catholic Diocese of Lansing says.

Rev. Robert Robbenbuck was placed on medical leave in February. The Lansing Diocese announced Roggenbuck’s resignation April 1.

“After his departure on Feb. 13, 2019, in the course of a diocesan inquiry at the parish, an adult female coworker made a credible claim of sexual harassment against him,” the Lansing Diocese said. “Rev. Roggenbuck has not been accused of harming any minors. While no crime has been alleged, the Diocese of Lansing has reported this claim to the Michigan Attorney General.”

Initiated by former Attorney General Bill Schuette, Attorney General Dana Nessel’s is continuing a probe into alleged priest sex abuse across Michigan’s seven Dioceses.

Details of the behavior that led to Roggenbuck’s resignation weren’t revealed.

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