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Priest removed by Arkansas Diocese in Yell County
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Priest removed by Arkansas Diocese in Yell County


YELL COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) – A Catholic priest serving in Yell County has been removed by the Arkansas Diocese for sexual misconduct.

Bishop Anthony Taylor spoke at mass on Sunday at 3 churches in Russellville, Dardanelle and Danville, saying Father James Melnick had been removed from the ministry.

The Bishop said they had verified multiple adult victims and that Melnick admitted to the incidents.


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