Archdiocese Says Charges vs. Priest Are Not Credible
St. Louis, MO – A St. Louis Archdiocese panel has found accusations again Reverend Alexander Anderson are not credible. That's after a second man came forward accusing the Eureka priest of sexual misconduct.
Monsignor Richard Stika says the group of seven unanimously found the new allegations lacked merit; Anderson has said he did not commit abuse.
He filed a defamation lawsuit against his first accuser this summer. That man countersued. The second accuser came forward last week, four days before a hearing in the pending suit.
The new accuser alleged he was fondled 15 years ago when a student at the St. Joseph's Home for Boys in St. Louis.