Archdiocese reveals allegations of sexual misconduct against retired Detroit area priest

DETROIT (WXYZ) - The Archdiocese of Detroit has announced that a retired priest has been restricted from all public ministry following an allegation of sexual misconduct with a minor.

A news release about the allegations says the Archdiocesan Review Board has deemed that the allegation is substantive.

The Archdiocese says the allegation against 79-year-old Fr. Louis Grandpre concerns the early years of his service in the Detroit archdiocese.

The news release says civil authorities have been notified.

The Archdiocese says Fr. Louis was educated at the Detroit's Sacred Heart Seminary, the University of Detroit, Georgetown University in Washington, DC, St. John's Provincial Seminary in Plymouth and Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

He was ordained in 1961. That was also the year he became the Associate Pastor and Epiphany Parish in Detroit. 

Fr. Louis also served as a Weekend Assistant at St. Alphonsus Parish in Dearborn (1965), on the faculty at Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit (1965), and as a Weekend Assistant at both St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish in Algonac (1966) and St. Ives Parish in Southfield (1974).

In 1974, Fr. Louis became Pastor at St. Ives. He also served as Pastor of St. Paul of Tarsus Parish in Clinton Township (1990) before retiring and being placed on Senior Priest Status in 2003. 

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