PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh is disclosing a report of sex abuse against a priest who died in 2019.
The late Charles Appel was a priest in Pittsburgh until the church disciplined him in 2001.READ MORE: Police: 2 Young Kids Critically Hurt In Quadruple Shooting
Bishop McConnell says the alleged abuse occurred against a child while Appel was at Sheldon Calvary Camp in Conneaut, Ohio in the late 70s and early 80s.READ MORE: FBI Warns Graduates Not To Post Senior Picture And Name Of High School To Avoid Potential Scams
Appel spent five years in prison for child porn before his death. Anyone with reports about appel is being asked to contact the Episcopal Diocese.MORE NEWS: Summer Storms And Extreme Heat In Pennsylvania: What You Need To Know To Stay Safe
Bishop McConnell’s letter about the abuse can be found here.