6:58 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Local Priest Allegedly Abused Boy

A Columbus priest is accused of sexually abusing a child.

Columbus Catholic Diocese officials have placed Father Ronald Atwood on leave from his ministry while they investigate the alleged assaults of a boy that took place in the 1970s. Atwood is currently the pastor at St. Francis of Assisi Church and has been a priest in Columbus for 44 years.