• Retired priest arrested for alleged indecent assault of boy following investigation

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    PITTSBURGH - Another Catholic priest from the Diocese of Pittsburgh has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a young boy.

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    According to the Allegheny County Police Department, Father Hugh J. Lang, 88, was a priest at Saint Therese in Munhall in June of 2001 when the alleged assault occurred. 

    The victim was 10 years old at the time, and now resides in another country according to police

    Lang was placed on administrative leave in August when the church became aware of sexual abuse allegations against him.

    Lang surrendered himself without incident and was charged with aggravated indecent assault, unlawful contact with minors, sexual abuse of children, corruption of minors, indecent assault, and indecent exposure.  

    He was arraigned and released on non-monetary bond.

    The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh released this statement:

    "When the Diocese of Pittsburgh first learned of the allegation against Father Hugh Lang in August 2018 he was immediately placed on Administrative Leave, unable to function or present himself as a priest. This was the first allegation of child sexual abuse ever made against Father Lang.

    Since that time the diocese has waited for law enforcement to complete their investigation of the allegation.

    With today’s announcement of Father Lang’s arraignment, we will continue to respect the legal process and cooperate with any further investigation.

    Father Lang remains on Administrative Leave as the civil legal process continues.”


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