Father Richard Salas is still listed as parish administrator for St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Parish in Gander, but he is no longer ministering to the congregation.
The bishop for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Grand Falls, Most Rev. Robert Anthony Daniels, confirmed for TC Media that Salas is under investigation by the RCMP in Gander.
Daniels said Salas was withdrawn from the public ministry several weeks ago. He declined to comment further on the matter under investigation, directing the media to the RCMP for information.
Sgt. Phil Matthews of the Gander RCMP said he is unable to fully discuss the matter at this time, but confirmed Salas has been under investigation following the RCMP receiving a complaint more than a month ago.
The investigation is ongoing.