May 18, 2006

Lawsuit Claims Church Covered Up Priest Crimes


(STNG) A lawsuit filed Wednesday accused a priest, who is already serving time for possessing child pornography, of sexual abuse and claims the church attempted to cover up the crimes.

The suit, filed in Cook County Circuit Court, contends the Catholic Bishop of Chicago lost and or destroyed materials concerning Father Vincent McCaffrey "in order to thwart the victim's case," according to a release issued by the unidentified boy's attorney's.

The Catholic Bishop of Chicago was the only defendant named in the suit.

The suit alleged the Archdiocese ignored numerous reports of sexual abuse and molestation committed by McCaffrey and enabled him to retain unrestricted access to young children.

Posted by kshaw at May 18, 2006 05:27 AM