Former Priest DeLorenzo Heads to Circuit Court on CSC Charges

Contact: Kelly Rossman-McKinney 517-335-7666
Agency: Attorney General

February 5, 2020

LANSING – Former priest Vincent DeLorenzo was bound over to Genesee County Circuit Court on criminal sexual conduct charges following a hearing today before Judge Christopher Odette in Grand Blanc District Court, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced.

DeLorenzo, 80, a former priest with the Lansing Diocese at Holy Redeemer Church in Burton, is charged with four counts of first-degree and three counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct. He faces up to life in prison and a lifetime of electronic monitoring for the first-degree charges, and 15 years in prison for each second-degree charge.

Odette also increased DeLorenzo’s bond to $200,000 cash. He remains in Genesee County Jail.

“My team continues to work diligently every single day on the cases which have been charged, the investigations we are pursuing and the millions of documents we seized from Michigan’s seven dioceses through search warrants executed in October 2018,” Nessel said. “We will not rest until we have pursued every victim’s complaint.”

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Please note: A criminal charge is merely an allegation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. The Attorney General’s Office does not provide photos of defendants. The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office may have a booking photo available.