Leader of Fort Wayne church on leave after child abuse accusation

The leader of Most Precious Blood Church in Fort Wayne has been placed on administrative leave after being accused of sexually abusing a child.

WANE-TV says Father Joseph Gaughan is accused of sexually abusing a child more than 20 years ago.

It was reported to the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend last week.

After an independent investigation, the Diocese has determined the allegation to be credible and has been reported to the police.