Fargo diocese clears priest, re-assigns as chaplain
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The Catholic Diocese of Fargo has cleared a priest who was investigated for his conduct with children.
The conclusion of the diocese’s internal investigation comes after Richland County prosecutors declined to find any basis for criminal charges against Rev. Thomas Feltman.
KFGO reports Feltman was pastor at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Wyndmere and St. Arnold’s Catholic Church in Milnor. He was placed on leave last May. Prosecutors earlier said Feltman’s touching of girls was socially inappropriate, but that there was no evidence of a sex offense.
Diocese spokesman Paul Braun says the diocese has completed its review and says Feltman has been re-assigned as chaplain at the Sacred Heart Convent in Fargo.
Information from: KFGO-AM, http://www.kfgo.com