|Years Later, Jesuits Oust Abuser from Ministry
Chicago Public Radio
May 4, 2010
A group that advocates for people sexually abused by priests is calling for heads to roll in Chicago's Jesuit province.
The Jesuits say they've removed a former leader of their north-suburban high school from the ministry.
The order's Chicago province says Rev. Larry Reuter admitted an inappropriate relationship with a student of Loyola Academy in Wilmette while he headed the school. He was president from 1975 to 1990.
The province says it reached a settlement with the victim.
ALBRECHT: That's not enough.
Therese Albrecht of the Survivors' Network of those Abused by Priests points out Reuter remained in ministry for years after the abuse allegation.
ALBRECHT: To leave him there put how many more young people at risk?
In recent years, Reuter has worked at Loyola University and Ascension, a parish in west suburban Oak Park.
He was unavailable for comment.
In 2006, a priest named Donald McGuire was convicted of abusing Loyola Academy students in the 1960s.
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