Metro-East News

Retired St. Louis priest faces sexual abuse allegations

The Catholic Church in St. Louis is investigating an allegation of sexual abuse in the 1970s, the Archdiocese of St. Louis said.

The allegation involves a then-minor and a now-retired priest, the Rev. Dennis B. Zacheis. The priest denies the allegation, according to the news release.

Zacheis retired in 2010 after allegations of “irregularities in finances for which he was responsible” at St. Anthony’s in Sullivan, Missouri. He retired without permission to perform the Sacraments.

Questions can be directed to Sandra Price at 314-792-7271 or email the executive director of the Office of Child and Youth Protection at