Maday Mentioned in New Documents
January 21, 2014
[Robert Maday via BishopAccountabilty.org]
|Norbert Maday appears in court in October 2008.|
The case of a former Chicago priest convicted of sexual assault in Winnebago County is one of 30 covered in documents released Tuesday related to abuse cases in the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Norbert Maday was convicted in 1994 for assaulting boys at a retreat center. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison, and served 13 years before being paroled.
Among the documents release was a 2002 letter from Chicago's Cardinal George, saying that the church was trying "A number of avenues to see if your sentence might be reduced or parole be given early. So far, we have not had any success, but we'll keep trying and I personally hope that you will not lose hope."
Wisconsin prosecutors eventually got Maday committed as a sexual violent person. He was released from state custody in August. Maday continues to appeal the case.
The law firm that worked with the victims posted the timelines for various cases, including documenting Maday's career.