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St. John’s Boys’ Choir staffer accused of sexual misconduct

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. (AP) — A staff member of the St. John’s Boys’ Choir has been put on leave while authorities investigate a report of sexual misconduct.

The St. John’s Boys’ Choir and the National Catholic Youth Choir say a youth recently accused an adult of misconduct involving communications and photographs that were sexual in nature.
The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

The Boys’ Choir and National Catholic Youth Choir say the staff member, who is involved in both groups but hasn’t been named, has denied the allegations. The organizations say they won’t share additional information to respect the youth’s privacy.

They are encouraging parents with children who were in choirs while this staff member was there to talk to their kids and contact authorities with concerns.

Its website says the St. John’s Boys’ Choir offers programs for boys ages 8 through 15.

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