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Report: Accused Priest Moved to LAUSD School Job

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A report says a defrocked priest suspected of child molestation left the Los Angeles Archdiocese to work for the LA Unified School District.

The Los Angeles Times says ( ) 66-year-old Joseph Pina was let go from the district over the weekend.

LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy tells the newspaper that Pina did not work with children in his job with the nation's second-largest school system.

Pina's name appeared in files released recently by the archdiocese to comply with a court order. The Times says his case was 1 of many in which church officials protected priests accused of abuse.

School officials could not immediately say when Pina was hired. The newspaper says he was laid off from his full-time district job last year, but returned to work occasionally to organize events.

He was not accused of any wrongdoing during his time at LAUSD.

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