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Post Falls Priest Faces Misconduct Claim

The Catholic Church placed a priest in North Idaho on administrative leave after an allegation of sexual misconduct with a male under 18 dating back to 1981 in Idaho Falls. The Idaho Statesman reports the Rev. William R. Gould was placed on leave on May 4. Bishop Michael Driscoll made the announcement recently at St. George’s Catholic Church in Post Falls, which Gould has led. Gould was ordained in 1965. It’s not the first time he’s been placed on leave. The Diocese of Boise granted Gould’s request for leave in 2005 amid allegations of sexual misconduct, according to a Spokesman-Review article/Associated Press. More here.

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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