Priest Fired Over Sexual Harassment Allegations
by KDLT News
September 24, 2013 7:50 PM
A catholic priest at a hospital in Aberdeen has been fired after allegations of sexual harassment.
Father Charles Emezie is a priest of a diocese in Nigeria and has been a chaplain at Avera St. Luke Hospital and Avera Mother Joseph for over 18 years. Emezie was accused of sexually harassing female staff members.
The church investigated the allegations and decided to release Emezie from his duties.
The Diocese of Sioux Falls has also revoked Father Emezie's privileges to minister in the church. Officials have also informed his bishop in Nigeria that he can no longer minister to others.