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New sexual abuse allegations announced against deceased priest

PITTSBURGH — The Diocese of Pittsburgh has announced new sexual abuse allegations against a deceased priest who taught at Central Catholic High School.

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The diocese said Father John O'Brien is accused of sexually abusing a minor in the mid-1960s while he was a Christian Brother teaching at the school using his religious name Brother Firmilian, John, FSC.

This is the first allegation against Father O'Brien according to the diocese.

O'Brien was ordained as a priest with the Diocese of Pittsburgh in 1975.

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