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Archdiocese Says Charges vs. Priest Are Not Credible

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Rev. Anderson is pastor at Sacred Heart in Eureka (photo from St. Louis Archdiocese)

By AP/KWMU

St. Louis, MO – A St. Louis Archdiocese panel has found accusations again Reverend Alexander Anderson are not credible. That's after a second man came forward accusing the Eureka priest of sexual misconduct.

Monsignor Richard Stika says the group of seven unanimously found the new allegations lacked merit; Anderson has said he did not commit abuse.

He filed a defamation lawsuit against his first accuser this summer. That man countersued. The second accuser came forward last week, four days before a hearing in the pending suit.

The new accuser alleged he was fondled 15 years ago when a student at the St. Joseph's Home for Boys in St. Louis.

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