Bishop Kevin Rhoades accused of misconduct

Bishop Kevin Rhoades with the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend was accused of misconduct stemming back to his time as a priest in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Posted: Sep 7, 2018 12:36 PM
Updated: Sep 10, 2018 8:36 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- Bishop Kevin Rhoades with the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend was accused of misconduct stemming back to his time as a priest in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 

The Diocese of Harrisburg confirmed Thursday to PennLive an allegation was filed against Rhoades. The Dauphin County District Attorney, Fran Chardo, is investigating according to the report.

A call to his office from FOX 55 went unanswered. 

The accusation came from a family member of a man who died in 1996. The victim was around 18-years-old when the misconduct allegedly occurred. 

Rhoades started with the Harrisburg Diocese in 1983. He served as bishop from 2004 to 2009. 

The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend issued the following statement on the accusations. 

Bishop Rhoades adamantly denies any validity to this accusation and the insinuation of inappropriate behavior. He did nothing wrong, and is confident any investigation will bear this out.

FOX 55 will have more details as they become available.

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