More Allegations of Priest Abuse Surface

March 7, 2008

GRAND RAPIDS - The Grand Rapids Catholic Diocese said four new allegations of sexual abuse by priests were made against three former diocese priests.

The former priests are Michael McKenna, Louis Baudone and Stanislaus Bur, and all the incidents happened between 35 -50 years ago.

McKenna was removed from the diocese in 2006, Baudone in 1993. Bur was removed by the Saginaw Diocese, but served in Grand Rapids.

The Grand Rapids Diocese did not pay any settlements to any claimants in these or previous allegations. However, they did spend $66,000 in 2007 on programs to keep kids safer, and $37,500 on counseling for abuse survivors.

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