October 26, 2005

Attorney Alleges Former Archdiocesan Priest Molested More Boys


An attorney charges that the Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis repeatedly transferred an abusive priest to more rural parishes as charges of molesting boys mounted against him.

Attorney Patrick Noaker has brought sexual abuse claims against the diocese on behalf of four men.

He says the priest in question, Harry Monroe, abused at least a dozen boys in Indianapolis, Terre Haute and Perry County before he was removed from ministry in 1984.

Noaker filed two new lawsuits yesterday accusing Monroe of sexually abusing two altar boys while he served the former St. Catherine's Parish in Indianapolis in 1977 and 1978.

Posted by kshaw at October 26, 2005 07:13 PM