Dead priest linked to credible abuse allegation

Posted at 6:14 PM, Dec 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-08 18:14:29-05

The Archdiocese of Detroit says a priest who died in 2004 has been linked to an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor that has been deemed to be credible.

Father David West was ordained in 1964 and the allegations of abuse date to the 1970s. The victim came forward years after West's death.

The Archdiocese is not releasing any information on where the abuse happened.

Father West served at a number of different facilities across metro Detroit, including Bishop Gallagher High School.