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A senior priest from Farmington Hills has been placed on administrative leave while authorities investigate allegations he had sex with minors.

Father Loren O'Dea, 83, a senior (retired) priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit, was placed on an administrative leave of absence and restricted from any public ministry Friday.

The Detroit archdiocese consulted with the Archdiocesan Review Board after two allegations of sexual misconduct with minors. Both allegations involve O'Dea, and date back just prior to his ordination.

Information about the allegations, which was received in recent weeks, has been turned over to Oakland County Sheriffs.

Information on archdiocesan policies and procedures regarding these matters is available on the Protecting Children page.

To inform the archdiocese of complaints involving sexual abuse of minors by clergy or church personnel and/or to speak to the Victim Assistance Coordinator contact: 866-343-8055.

Father Loren O'Dea Bio
Education:
Sacred Heart Seminary, Detroit
St. John Provincial Seminary, Plymouth
Wayne State University, Detroit
Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit
1993 Ordained
1993 Associate Pastor, Our Lady of Sorrows, Farmington
1997 Senior (retired) status
2012 Administrative Leave of Absence

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