May 19, 2005

Goodwill Exec Resigns After Past Is Revealed


By Bob Heye
and KATU Web Staff
PORTLAND, Ore. - A top executive with Portland's Goodwill Industry resigned suddenly on Thursday, just as news of admitted sexual abuse dating back to his days as a priest was revealed.

Jim Worsley, who was Director of Transitional Services at Goodwill, resigned shortly after his employer learned of his admission.

The case dates back 30 years to Worsley's time as a Catholic priest in Boise, Idaho.

"He acknowledged that there had been an allegation stemming from his tenure as a Catholic priest and he believed it would be in the best interest of our organization if he submitted his resignation," said Bob Barsocchini with Goodwill Industries of the Columbia-Willamette.

In the mid-1970s, Worsley was then Father Jim Worsley, a Catholic priest in Boise, Idaho.

Posted by kshaw at May 19, 2005 08:05 PM