July 28, 2005

Judge rules Rockford diocese can keep personnel files confidential


GENEVA, Ill. A Kane County Judge has ruled the personnel files of a priest serving eight years in prison for abusing two girls does not have to be turned over for use in a civil lawsuit.

An attorney representing the victims in a civil suit against Mark Campobello and the Catholic Diocese of Rockford asked for the medical records of Campobello and any other diocesan priest accused of sexual misconduct from 1960 to 2004.

Campobello objected to the release of his records, and in a July 22 ruling, Judge F. Keith Brown said the diocese has neither the right nor the obligation to release them without his consent.

Posted by kshaw at July 28, 2005 07:37 AM