Priest Accused of Molestation Suspended As Sex Ed Teacher

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A former priest, accused of molesting two children decades ago, has been suspended from teaching sex education for Wright County.

The county board recently canceled their contract with 79-year-old Harry Walsh.

Walsh was one of five priests named in an internal archdiocese memo about parishes with “some connection to a history of clergy sexual abuse.”

Walsh has denied the accusations, which date back to the 1960s and 1980s.

He had taught about birth control, sexual disease prevention and human sexuality for the Wright County Human Services Agency for the past 16 years.

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