May 17, 2006

Alleged Abuse Victim Discusses Imesch's Retirement


Mike Parker

(CBS) CHICAGO The difficult times continue for the new bishop of the Joliet Diocese.

He faces a barrage of lawsuits and whiplash from anger.

CBS 2's Mike Parker reports on one accuser who charges that he church covered up the sex abuse scandal.

"He wanted to share with me some secrets, some secret things that priests did," the alleged abuse victim said.

This man says when he was a young boy in the 1960s, a Lombard priest molested him. He also says that Joliet Bishop Joseph Imesch later protected the priest, even refusing to tell police about another child sex case. The man, who wants to conceal his identity, is not unhappy that Imesch is stepping down.

Posted by kshaw at May 17, 2006 06:44 AM