February 25, 2005

More Charges Against MacArthur


A seventh lawsuit filed tonight against a former South Dakota priest brings up more allegations of sexual abuse. A South Dakota woman alleges Father Bruce MacArthur molested her while he worked in Yankton from 1961 to 1963. Later MacArthur would serve time in prison for rape and then be reassigned by the Diocese to other locations.

The Sioux Falls Diocese, not aware of the suit but named in it, says it's sadden by the situation, but adds that nothing will change in handling these cases since Bishop Robert Carlson left. Jerry Klein with the Sioux Falls Catholic Diocese told KELOLAND NEWS Friday, quote, "We encourage people to trust that we're going to continue providing whatever support we can to them."

Posted by kshaw at February 25, 2005 06:30 PM