DETROIT -

Retired priest Loren O'Dea of the Archdiocese of Detroit has been put on an administrative leave of absence after allegations of sexual misconduct with minors surfaced.

The Detroit archdiocese deemed two allegations of sexual misconduct with minors substantial. The allegations involving the 83-year-old date back just before his ordination.

The allegations have been turned over to police.

O'Dea has been prohibited from performing any public ministry or presenting himself as a priest during the investigation.