Central Iowa Priest Suspended Following Allegations of “Unwelcome Advances”

DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The Diocese of Des Moines is suspending a priest accused of making unwanted advances on an adult woman.

Father Francis Aning Amoah was suspended Thursday by Bishop Richard Pates.  In a press release the church says Amoah is being accused of “a serious violation of boundary issues related to unwelcome advances toward a female adult.”  The report has been forwarded to law enforcement.

Amoah came to Central Iowa from the Diocese of Konongo-Mampong of Ghana.  He’s worked in the Diocese of Des Moines since December 2017, spending time in Leon and Chariton.

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