Priest Who Once Served in Snyder County Facing Child Sex Charges

SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- A priest who once served in Snyder County is facing child sex charges.

Father John Allen served at St. Pius X Church in Selinsgrove in the early and mid-1980s.

Allen is facing charges after allegedly molesting two altar boys over a five year period beginning in the late 1990s while serving in the Harrisburg area.

According to a criminal complaint, the victims were 10 and 12 years old when the alleged abuse began.

Allen was among the more than 300 priests named in a grand jury report on child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

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