Diocese removes priest who admitted contact with minor

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia priest has been removed from his parish after the Catholic Diocese of Arlington says he admitted to sexual contact with a minor.

Arlington Bishop Michael Burbidge said in a letter written over the weekend that Christopher Mould is no longer pastor of St. Andrew the Apostle Church in Clifton.

Burbidge said Mould was removed after he admitted last week to having sexual contact with one minor when he was parochial vicar at St. Thomas à Becket Church in Reston from 1992 to 1995.

Burbidge said Mould has been barred from carrying out any priestly duties, and that the diocese has informed police.

Fairfax County Police confirmed on Monday that they are investigating.

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