- The Diocese of Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma announced Friday Father Joe Townsend is on administrative leave "due to a non-frivolous allegation of sexual misconduct with a minor" pending investigation.
- Officials confirmed Aug. 2 that the time period investigators are looking at is June 1988 to June 1991 when Townsend served as associate pastor at St. Pius X Catholic Church.
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- Read the entire statement from the Diocese of Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma below:
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