Father Randy Rule cleared by diocese

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - A priest accused of inappropriate behavior has been cleared of any wrong doing by the Richmond Catholic Diocese.

Father Randy Rule stepped down from his position at the Church of the Epiphany in Chesterfield after the accusation.

This week, an independent investigation determined that Father Rule did not break church or civil law.

The diocese said he will now take a sabbatical prior to his next assignment.

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