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Waukesha Co. priest on leave, under investigation

GENESEE DEPOT, Wis. (AP) - The Archdiocese of Milwaukee has placed a Waukesha County priest on leave following allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.

An email from Archbishop Jerome Listecki says the Rev. Mark Molling of St. Paul Parish in Genesee Depot was placed on temporary administrative leave after allegations contained in the archdiocese's Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Molling denies the accusations.

Listecki says there's been no substantiation of the allegations, which will be reviewed by an independent investigator. The allegations were reported to the Waukesha County district attorney's office, which declined to file charges. The Survivors Network for those Abused by Priests says it's not known whether the lack of charges was due to the statute of limitations.

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