A former associate pastor at in Severna Park was arrested Jan. 16 in Abingdon, MD, on charges of indecent exposure.
The Baltimore Sun reported on Monday that the Rev. Mark Stewart Bullock was arrested after being discovered nude from the waist down in an adult book store in Abingdon, located in Harford County.
According to The Baltimore Sun, Bullock was ordained July 30, 2006, and served as an associate pastor at St. John the Evangelist Church in Severna Park until July 2010 when he was transferred to the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Towson.
Bullock was immediately removed from his position at the Towson church by the Archdiocese of Baltimore the day after his arrest, The Baltimore Sun reported.
In response to questions from parishioners and parents, a letter by the Rev. Jim Proffitt of St. John's was sent to the church and school community on Wednesday that addressed the allegations and shared a statement from the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
"In response to many questions from parishioners and parents, following news of the arrest of our former associate pastor Fr. Stew Bullock, I share the following statement from the Archdiocese of Baltimore:
'The Archdiocese is unaware of any allegation of wrongdoing involving parishioners of St. John the Evangelist parish in Severna Park or students of the parish school. The unfortunate and disturbing incident was the first and only allegation against Fr. Bullock of which the Archdiocese is aware. The Archdiocese has removed Fr. Bullock’s faculties to function as a priest and is conducting a thorough investigation of Fr. Bullock’s ministry.'"