St. Louis Public Radio News
10:37 am
Mon December 23, 2002

Crestwood Priest Admits Sexual Abuse, Resigns

Crestwood, MO – The pastor at Our Lady of Providence Roman Catholic Church in suburban Crestwood has resigned, after admitting to sexual misconduct more than two decades ago.

Reverend Robert Johnson admitted to sexually abusing a teenage boy when he was at Sacred Heart parish in Valley Park 24 years ago.

Johnson has been at Our Lady of Providence for six and a half years. The victim reportedly came forward within the past two weeks.