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Vianney HS president removed from job

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Father Robert Osborne (photo from Vianney HS)

By AP/KWMU

St. Louis, MO – The president of Vianney high school has been removed amid allegations he sexually abused a student.

The Reverend Robert Osborne wrote in Vianney's monthly newsletter last week that he stepped down, citing "unresolved legal matters." He was to retire next year.

Osborne, 73, is accused of molesting a student in a lawsuit scheduled to go to trial next year. Osborne says he'll defend himself vigorously.

A second Vianney student came forward after the suit to allege inappropriate behavior by Osborne. Kirkwood police have investigated, but no criminal charges have been filed.

The high school is operated by the Marianist religious order.

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