Thursday, July 17, 2014
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Priest charged with indecent assault, harassment

A Roman Catholic priest was arrested today and charged with harassment and indecent assault, according to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Father John Roebuck, who in July had been appointed the Parochial Vicar of Saint Stanislaus Church in Lansdale, was placed on administrative leave. Roebuck formerly served at Saint Thomas the Apostle, in Glen Mills. He has also taught at Lansdale Catholic High School 

“This information is deeply troubling,” an archdiocese spokesman said in a statement, adding that the alleged misconduct did not involve a minor.

Roebuck, who was placed on administrative leave, has been relieved of all of his duties within the Archdiocese.

Lansdale police said they would not release any information about the case until Monday. 

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