July 14, 2005

Searching For Victims of Abuse

CALIFORNIA
ABC 30

July 13, 2005 A North Valley church used it's newsletter to find victims of abuse by a priest already in prison.

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is asking for help in identifying local cases of abuse by Father Thomas Purcell.

Father Purcell worked at a Planada Church during the mid 1990's.

The investigation was sparked by a call from a man who says he was molested during a sleep-over at Sacred Hearth Catholic Church.

Posted by kshaw at July 14, 2005 09:06 AM