November 26, 2005

Sex abuse panel chief resigns in allegations' wake

The Herald News

from staff reports

JOLIET The head of the panel that reviews allegations of sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet resigned after two brothers accused him of molesting them.

Dr. James Carger, a clinical psychologist from Riverside, stepped down from the Diocesan Review Board on Sept. 28 when the brothers reported the accusations to the diocese. Carger has denied the allegations.

Carger was appointed to the review board in 2002 and named chairman in May 2003, said Sister Judith Davies, diocese chancellor.

Posted by kshaw at November 26, 2005 09:33 AM