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A Dunkirk priest has been placed on administrative leave after a complaint of abuse.

The Diocese of Buffalo ordained its first married priest on Saturday.

Another claim of sexual advances against a priest

Jan 31, 2012
Photo from St. Anthony of Padua Website

A second woman has come forward with claims of unwanted sexual advances by an area priest. 

Father Secondo Casarotto was removed from his pastorate at St. Anthony's Church in downtown Buffalo on January 14th following news of the first complaint. 

The second claim, however, originally made in 2008, was never reported to the proper authorities.

"The employee did come forward today and say yes, I did receive this complaint in 2008, but didn't do anything with it," said Catholic Diocese of Buffalo spokesman Kevin Keenan.