Archdiocese Investigating Priest With Northeast Nebraska Ties
Posted: 13 January, 2013
OMAHA (AP) - The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Omaha says it’s taking the next steps in an investigation into child sex abuse allegations against a Bellevue priest with Northeast Nebraska ties.
Two canon lawyers will help Archbishop George Lucas determine whether the complaint against 53-year-old Alfred Salanitro is valid. Salanitro was the priest at St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Bellevue in 2011 when a Carter Lake, Iowa, man said Salanitro sexually abused him between 1991 and 1994. Salanitro, who denies the allegation, has been on leave since the complaint was filed. He served at St. Anne in Dixon and St. Mary in Laurel from 1995 to 2000.