February 18, 2005

4 New Allegations of Priest Abuse in Greater Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS (MI)
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Created: 2/18/2005 1:36:38 PM
Updated: 2/18/2005 2:07:14 PM

Grand Rapids - Early this afternoon, the Grand Rapids Diocese confirmed 4 new allegations of abuse against priests in our area.

As part of the 2004 compliance audit report, the diocese has reported that 4 new caes were received through our local victim assistance program in the calendar year 2004.

The new allegations:
Were reported to have occurred between 1960 and 1980.
Are not affiliated with priests who have been previously named in Grand Rapids diocesan allegation reports.
Include 3 allegations that are associated with individual priests who are deceased.
Include one allegation involving a priest who is not in active priestly ministry and has denied the allegation.

Posted by kshaw at February 18, 2005 06:26 PM