January 20, 2005

Coverup Includes Archbishop, Victims Group Says


POSTED: 8:29 am EST January 20, 2005
UPDATED: 8:56 am EST January 20, 2005

CINCINNATI -- New accusations of a coverup by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati include Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk himself.

Leaders of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, say Pilarczyk and his staff knew about allegations against Father David Kelley eight years before they've admitted, but did nothing about it.

Sex abuse allegations against Kelley surfaced more than two years ago, News 5's Susanne Horgan reported.

He's being sued by 40 alleged victims who say they were abused as kids, as early as the 1970s.

Church officials have said they first got reports of Kelley's suspected abuse in 1994.

Posted by kshaw at January 20, 2005 08:52 AM