COLUMBUS: A Roman Catholic priest accused of taking a 10-year-old boy to West Virginia for sex more than two decades ago was jailed on Thursday.
The Rev. Robert Poandl, of the Cincinnati-based Glenmary Home Missioners, was in Butler County Jail in southwest Ohio following an order by a federal magistrate judge that he be taken into custody.
Poandl voluntarily surrendered to the FBI after learning of the charge, Glenmary said in a statement. An indictment in Cincinnati federal court on Wednesday accused Poandl of taking the boy on Aug. 3, 1991, but didn’t list specifics.
A statement from Glenmary Home Missioners, a society of priests and brothers who say they’re dedicated to establishing a Catholic presence in rural areas and small towns, said the indictment is related to a June 2009 accusation of sexual misconduct with a minor in Spencer, W.Va.