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Iowa Priest on Leave After Abuse Allegations
DES MOINES, IA (CBS2/FOX28) - The Bishop of the Des Moines Diocese has placed a priest on indefinite leave after finding a decades-old allegation of sexual abuse of a minor.
The Diocese says Rev. Howard Fitzgerald is on leave while the situation is looked over by the Vatican.
While on leave, Fitzgerald can't function publicly as a priest and cannot wear his religious robes.
The Diocese has apologized to the child but didn't release further details.
Officials say they have notified local law enforcement.