Ocean City Police Charge Former Priest With 1981 Sex Abuse Of Child

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Ocean City Police say a former Pennsylvania priest has been charged with sexually abusing a male child at a resort motel in 1981.

Bruno Michael Tucci, 70, of Salisbury was charged last month with fourth-degree sex offense and child abuse: custodian. Police announced the charges on Wednesday.

Officers say the now-grown man reported the alleged abuse in November.

Police say Tucci was priest in Allentown, Pa., from 1971 to 2007. A spokesman for the Allentown Diocese tells WBAL Radio that Tucci was removed from ministry in 2002 because of past allegations of abuse of minor. Tucci was defrocked in 2007.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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