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Priest Charged In SW Iowa Prostitution Sting

HAMBURG, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a Roman Catholic priest was charged with solicitation after a prostitution sting in southwest Iowa.

Fremont County authorities say the Rev. Dominic Yamoah was arrested early Saturday in Hamburg. He's since bonded out of jail. A phone listed for him rang unanswered Monday, and he didn't immediately reply to an email from The Associated Press. Online court records don't list the name of an attorney who could be contacted to speak on Yamoah's behalf.

The 40-year-old Yamoah is listed as pastor at St. Clare Parish in Clarinda and St. Joseph Parish in Villisca. A representative of the Des Moines Diocese didn't immediately return a message from The Associated Press.

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