New Orleans priest suspended over child rape and assault allegations sues accuser for defamation

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NEW ORLEANS — Three months after being suspended for allegedly raping and assaulting a child at a 2008 church retreat, Rev. John Asare-Dankwah has filed a lawsuit against his accuser for defamation.

Asare-Dankwah, who was Reverend at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church in Treme before being suspended by the Archdiocese of New Orleans, allegedly exposed his genitals to a 10-year-old boy and a member of Asare-Dankway’s congregation at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church at the time.

READ: The full lawsuit filed by Fr. John Asare-Dankwah posted here

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