May 21, 2005

Goodwill exec resigns after abuse case revealed

The Oregonian

Saturday, May 21, 2005
Goodwill Industries of the Columbia Willamette said Friday that one of its executives resigned after the nonprofit learned he had sexually abused a child decades ago when he was a Catholic priest in Idaho.

Jim Worsley resigned Thursday as the nonprofit's deputy director of transitional services, said Robert Barsocchini, Goodwill's human resources director and general counsel. Worsley had worked for Portland-based Goodwill since 1994, Barsocchini said.

Goodwill knew Worsley had been a priest but was unaware of his sexual misconduct until a Boise-based reporter contacted Goodwill on Thursday, Barsocchini said. Worsley then confessed, said he was involved with the Catholic Church in a settlement and immediately resigned, Barsocchini said.

Posted by kshaw at May 21, 2005 08:37 AM