Former Maple Lake priest resigns his post


A Catholic priest with Maple Lake ties has resigned, following allegations of sexual misconduct.
"Fr. Mark Huberty was criminally charged today (Tuesday, Nov. 19) in Ramsey County District Court regarding accusations made against him by a woman who has alleged inappropriate sexual contact," according to a statement from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
In the statement, the archdiocese said it "first learned of this situation from another priest in late August and we immediately began an investigation. The archdiocese fully cooperated with all civil authorities in conducting their investigation."
More information appears in this week's Messenger.