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Disturbing new allegations emerge against two suburban Philly priests

The Rev. Mark Haynes being probed for molestation.

Chester County prosecutors


There are disturbing new allegations against two suburban Philly priests.

A Chester County priest already up on child porn charges is now being accused by three different churchgoers, one woman and two men, of sexual molestation.

The alleged incidents involving the Rev. Mark Haynes behind happened in the 1990s, Chester County prosecutors say, according to The Inquirer. One of the allegations involves force oral sex in a confessional.

Prosecutors say the new probe justifies keeping Haynes behind bars until his kiddie porn trial. Haynes was, formerly assigned to SS. Simon and Jude Parish in Westtown. Chester officials have not charged Haynes but say they are investigating.

The Inquirer also reports:

The Rev. Louis J. Kolenkiewicz, 47, who was put on leave last month for unspecified charges is now accused of downloading child porn.

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput will keep him on leave while church officials and the Bucks County DA investigates.

FLASHBACK: Chaput puts priest on leave.

The Inquirer said the number of juvenile images was 12 -- out of more than 12,000 images Kolenkiewicz downloaded in 2005, according to the DA.

Kolenkiewicz’s last assignment was at St. Bede the Venerable Parish in Holland; he has faced various allegations through the years but was always cleared. He has served in six parishes since his ordination two decades ago.

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