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Allegation of misconduct against bishop serving in Indiana surfaces

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – An accusation of misconduct has surfaced against Bishop Kevin Rhoades. The accusation stems back to his time spent as a priest with the diocese of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 

News 8 sister station, WANE, obtained the following statement from the diocese of Harrisburg:

“We can confirm that we recently received an allegation of misconduct against former Bishop of Harrisburg Kevin Rhoades relating to his service as a priest within the Diocese. We immediately referred the matter to the Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office and PA ChildLine per state law and Diocesan policy. We would stress that this is an allegation. We will have no further comment until the investigation of the Office of the District Attorney is concluded.”

                                                                             – Mike Barley, Spokesman for the Harrisburg Diocese

WANE reached out ot the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend and received the following statement:

“Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades adamantly denies any validity to this accusation and the insinuation of inappropriate behavior.  He did nothing wrong, and is confident any investigation will bear this out.”