Accused priest moves out of home by Iowa school

This August 2010 photo provided by Reuben Ortiz, shows retired Catholic priest Jerome Coyle in Albuquerque, N.M. An Associated Press investigation shows that the diocese based in Sioux City, Iowa, quietly transferred Coyle to New Mexico for treatment after he acknowledged in 1986 that he had sexually abused roughly 50 Iowa boys over a 20-year period. (Reuben Ortiz via AP)

A priest has moved out of an Iowa retirement home close to a Roman Catholic school, one day after his history of sexually abusing boys became public.

The Diocese of Sioux City said Thursday that the Rev. Jerome Coyle "is no longer at" the Marian Home, in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

The move comes one day after an Associated Press story exposed the church's three-decade cover-up of abuse by Coyle, who admitted in 1986 that he had victimized approximately 50 boys over 20 years.

The diocese didn't tell police or the public, instead transferring Coyle to a treatment center in New Mexico.

In June, the diocese moved Coyle to the home, which is across the street from Saint Edmond Catholic School. School administrators and parents were not informed.

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