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Arrest Warrant Issued For Former Texas Priest

Dallas police this week obtained an arrest warrant for a 78-year-old priest accusing him of molesting a child in North Texas in the 1980s.

Richard Thomas Brown was accused Tuesday of aggravated sexual assault of a child with an offense date of July 5, 1989, Dallas County records show. It wasn’t immediately clear Wednesday which church Brown was assigned to when the alleged incident occurred.

Brown was arrested Wednesday in Missouri, jail records show.

The arrest warrant is the first issued since a police search last year at the Catholic Diocese of Dallas. Brown is one of five priests still alive who Dallas police investigated in connection with allegations of child abuse.

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