Retired Episcopal priest indicted on child sex abuse charges

Sad news from Maryland earlier this week

“The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland issued a statement Wednesday saying the Rev. Donald Belcher, who now lives in Yaak, Montana, had been indicted by a Maryland grand jury on child sexual abuse charges.

Crystal Byington, deputy court clerk in Lincoln County, Montana, said Belcher appeared in court Dec. 29 on a Maryland extradition warrant for a sexual assault charge.

The diocese said the 82-year-old Belcher was vicar of the Church of the Holy Cross in Street from 2001 to 2007 In Harford County. The diocese says steps are being taken to prohibit Belcher from priestly functions and an investigation has begun.”

From here.

Thanks to a commenter on this story yesterday for bringing this to our attention.

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