Iroquois County: Lawyer Lashes out at Treatment of Priest

By Dennis Yohnka
Daily Journal
September 22, 2012

St. Edmunds Catholic Church in Watseka.

While a group of parishioners at St. Edmund Catholic Church in Watseka support the Rev. Lee Ryan, their embattled former pastor, they are not offering vocal support out of concern it will hurt his chances to return to the ministry.

Kankakee attorney Leonard Sacks is also supportive of Ryan, and he has no qualms about speaking up.

"In my opinion, [Ryan] is being thrown under the bus in an attempt to give the impression that the church is coming down hard on abusers," Sacks said in an interview Friday....

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