Waterville priest accused of sexual abuse of a minor

Author: Staff
Date Published: 05/08/2017
Publication: WGME (Portland ME)
The Diocese of Portland says there has been a claim of sexual abuse against a pastor of St. Joseph Maronite Church in Waterville. (Medici con l'Africa Cuamm / Wikipedia / CC BY-SA 2.0)
The Diocese of Portland says there has been a claim of sexual abuse against a pastor of St. Joseph Maronite Church in Waterville. (Medici con l'Africa Cuamm / Wikipedia / CC BY-SA 2.0)
 WATERVILLE (WGME) РThe Diocese of Portland says there has been a claim of sexual abuse against a pastor of St. Joseph Maronite Church in Waterville.

The diocese says a substantiated claim of sexual abuse of a minor has been made against Fr. Larry Jensen. Jensen is not a priest of the Diocese of Portland.

The diocese says it was notified by Bishop Gregory John Mansour, the bishop of the Eparchy of Saint Maron of Brooklyn. Bishop Mansour says that Jensen has been removed from the ministry.

The incident took place years ago in a different state.