ATHENS COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — A Catholic priest accused of sexual misconduct with a minor female will appear Tuesday in Athens County Court of Common Pleas.
Henry Christopher Foxhoven, 45, of Glouster, Ohio, a Catholic priest in the Diocese of Steubenville, will appear in court on charges of three counts of sexual battery, according to a news release from the Athens County Prosecutor’s Office.
Prosecutor Keller Blackburn said Foxhoven is accused of engaging in sexual conduct with a minor female between Aug. 17 and Oct. 25. The minor is a member of Holy Cross in Glouster, Ohio, one of Foxhoven’s two parishes.
Prior to his arrest on Oct. 30, Foxhoven was suspended from practicing all religious services and was barred from church property by Bishop Monforton of the Diocese of Steubenville, the prosecutor's office said.
This case was investigated by the Athens County Sheriff’s Office, the Athens County Prosecutor’s Office with assistance from Athens County Children Services and the Glouster Police Department.