February 10, 2005

Attorney: Diocese stonewalling

Daily Herald

By Tona Kunz Daily Herald Staff Writer
Posted Thursday, February 10, 2005

An attorney for girls sexually abused by a former Geneva priest says he's making more progress finding other possible victims than getting restitution for those who already have come forward.

"There are a number of young ladies we are looking at as possible victims based on information we have been given," said Keith Aeschliman, a Shorewood attorney.

The two women who filed a lawsuit against Mark Campobello for abuse when they were in their teens lived in Geneva and Aurora. Aeschliman declined to say where the other potential victims lived. Campobello was ordained in 1991 and served at St. Peter in Geneva, Aurora Central Catholic High School, Holy Angels Parish in Aurora, St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Crystal Lake and St. James Parish in Belvidere.

Aeschliman said he's been setting up appointments with potential victims to see if they will confirm rumors of their abuse and if they want to join the lawsuits, which were filed in June and July.

Posted by kshaw at February 10, 2005 04:10 AM