Retired priest steps down amid sexual abuse allegations

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A retired parish priest in Babylon has stepped down amid allegations of sexual abuse.

The Diocese of Rockville Centre says Rev. Joseph Arevalo has voluntarily stepped away from the ministry while the allegations are being investigated.

He is accused of abusing a minor in the 1990s.

The Diocese says it is not aware of any other allegations made against the 81-year-old.

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