Former Kinston priest named in Pennsylvania grand jury report

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A former Kinston priest was named in a grant jury report that cited the names of 301 Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania who had molested children.

Father William Presley served in the Diocese of Raleigh in Kinston from 1981 to 1983. 

Another priest who formerly served in the Diocese of Raleigh, Father Robert Spangenberg, was also named. He served in the Diocese of Raleigh at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Newton Grove and Immaculate Conception in Clinton from 1977 to 1979. 

The Diocese of Raleigh is asking anyone who was harmed, or anyone who knows a person who was harmed, to call John Pendergrass, the director of the Office of Child and Youth Protection for the Diocese of Raleigh, at 1-866-535-7233.

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