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Priest Accused of Abuse

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A Roman Catholic priest accused of molesting an Air Force cadet in the 1980s is now accused of abusing an Alabama teen in the 1970s. The alleged victim says the Reverend Patrick Nicholson repeatedly tried to molest her when she was 15. Her father was assigned to the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery.

Nicholson's lawyer says his client remembered one incident of physical contact with Karlsen but never intended anything inappropriate. Church officials say they plan to investigate.

Nicholson was discharged from his position as Air Force chaplain in 2000. That came after a female cadet accused him of abuse at the Air Force Academy near Colorado Springs in the 1980s.


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