February 19, 2005

Archdiocese reports new allegations

The Globe Gazette

By PAT KINNEY, For The Globe Gazette

Thirty-four people have reported alleged incidents of child sexual abuse by clergy to the Archdiocese of Dubuque during the past two years, archdiocesan officials said in a report released Friday.

The report, outlined in a letter from Archbishop Jerome Hanus to parishioners in the archdiocese, is an update of a report he issued in December 2003.

He said then that 26 priests had been accused of sexually abusing children between 1950 and 2002, involving 67 victims 12 girls and 55 boys.
Some of the 34 new reports repeat previous allegations, archdiocesan officials said.

The 34 incidents were among 1,092 new allegations of sexual abuse that have been reported against at least 756 priests and deacons across the country, the nation's Roman Catholic bishops said Friday.

Posted by kshaw at February 19, 2005 06:34 AM