LANSING, Mich. (WSYM) - On Thursday Rev. Mark Inglot of the Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish submitted his resignation.
When doing so, he asked Bishop Earl Boyea for permission to extend his leave of absence from public ministry "in order to continue with therapy."
Inglot was placed on administrative leave last month from a credible claim of sexual harassment at the parish. The claim was with an adult co-worker.
An investigation was immediately opened when the allegation surfaced.
The Catholic Diocese of Lansing says it "is committed to maintaining a workplace that is free of harassment of any kind, including sexual harassment. Credible claims of violations of our harassment policies or our Code of Conduct will be met with immediate action that may include disciplinary actions up to and including termination."
They have also released this information if you need to report an issue: If you, or anyone you know has been harmed by anyone representing the Church, contact appropriate law enforcement. You may also contact the Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator, Cheryl Williams-Hecksel, LMSW, by phone at 888-308-6252, or via e-mail to: email@example.com. If you have experienced harassment or abuse as a church employee, you may contact the third-party reporting service, Lighthouse by calling the hotline at 844-446-0009. You may also contact the diocesan Director of Human Resources, Lisa Kutas at 517-342-2511, or via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.