Allegations of sexual misconduct made against a local priest stem from incidents that took place more than 30 years ago, according to a letter sent from the Catholic Diocese of Evansville to local authorities.

In a letter dated Sept. 5, 2018, addressed to Knox County Prosecutor Dirk Carnahan — which was given to the Sun-Commercial following a Freedom of Information Act request — vice-chancellor Dominic E. Faraone says the diocese received a “second-hand allegation” against Father David Fleck about an incident at Rivet High School in 1984.

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