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Kenosha priest cleared by law enforcement

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KENOSHA (WITI) — A priest at St. Peter Church in Kenosha that had been investigated by police and placed on administrative leave has been cleared of any criminal or illegal behavior. The case is now closed.

Kenosha police say the department had been investigating the priest because of his use of Facebook. The priest belongs to the Marians of the Immaculate Conception — a religious order out of Stonebridge, Massachusetts.

A statement released by the Milwaukee Archdiocese on Friday, November 22nd reads as follows: “The Archdiocese acknowledges the full cooperation of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception in addressing this possible violation of the standards of professional ethics expected of church leaders. They assured that the procedures of their own religious order were followed and the expectations of the archdiocese were met. The Archdiocese is also grateful to the various law enforcement officials whose prompt responses led to a professional assessment of the circumstances to determine that there was no criminal activity involved. ligious order were followed and the expectations of the archdiocese were met.”

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