KCCI Des Moines Iowa
Published 4:25 PM CDT Jul 11, 2016
a priest charged with solicitation after a prostitution sting in southwest Iowa has been suspended from public ministry.Roman Catholic officials say
The Diocese of Des Moines says in a statement the Rev. Dominic Yamoah has discussed his arrest on Saturday in Hamburg with Bishop Richard Pates.
The statement released Monday says Yamoah “very sincerely regrets his actions” and he and the diocese will fully cooperate with authorities.
Yamoah, who is 40, was pastor of churches in Clarinda, Bedford and Villisca. He’s bonded out of jail. A phone listed for him rang unanswered Monday and he didn’t immediately reply to an email.
The diocese says it will make arrangement for a replacement pastor during the suspension which remains in place pending the outcome of the investigation and legal proceedings.