Lake Zurich Pastor Steps Aside During Child Abuse Investigation

(Lake Zurich, IL) A Pastor at a Lake County church has been asked to step away from the ministry while an investigation moves forward. The Chicago Catholic Archdiocese says child abuse allegations have been leveled against David Ryan, who currently holds court at the Saint Francis de Sales Parish in Lake Zurich.

The report claims that Ryan abused several minors nearly 25 years ago, while assigned to a facility in Des Plaines. The Cook County State’s Attorney’s office is looking into the matter, and says at this point, these are allegations and no charges have been filed.

A Mundelein pastor will take over at the Lake Zurich parish, while the investigation continues.