A Catholic priest who has been accused of having sex with a minor was arrested.
He faces a potential charge of second-degree felony criminal sexual conduct with a person between ages 13 and 15 by a person of authority, according to the jail roster. Formal charges are expected to be filed Thursday or Friday.
The diocese said in a statement that it takes "this development very seriously and are monitoring it closely," adding it will cooperate with authorities, MPR News notes.
In 2013, the Diocese of Duluth released the names of more than a dozen priests it said had been credibly accused of child sexual abuse – the priest arrested earlier this week was not on the list, MPR adds.