Detroit Priest Suspended Over Sexual Assault Allegation

A prominent Detroit priest has been temporarily suspended over a sexual assault allegation.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit says a “credible allegation” accuses Rev. Eduard Perrone of having abused a child decades ago.

His suspension was announced to his congregation Sunday.

Archdiocese officials say a local review board found a “semblance of truth” to the accusations.

Church officials say they maintain he is innocent until proven guilty, but have added him to the archdiocese’s list of dozens of credibly accused priests.

The Assiociated Press says Perrone denies the allegations.