Chicago Archdiocese Sex Abuse Documents Name 4 with Wisconsin Ties
By Annysa Johnson
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
January 21, 2014
[ev. Norbert Maday]
[ev. Vincent McCaffrey]
[ev. Donald Ulatowski]
[ev. Raymond Skriba]
Records released Tuesday that document years of sexual abuse by priests in the Archdiocese of Chicago — and the actions and inactions of church officials over the years — include at least four sex abusers with ties to Wisconsin.
The St. Paul, Minn., law firm of Jeffrey Anderson made public 6,000 pages of documents involving 30 priests after eight years of negotiations with church officials over how they were to be released. They include records on:
¦ The Rev. Norbert Maday, 75 and now defrocked, who was sentenced in July 1994 to 20 years in prison on three counts of second-degree sexual assault and one count of victim intimidation related to the assaults of two boys in Oshkosh in 1986. He threatened to kill one of the boy's older brother if they reported the abuse, and they did not come forward until 1992, according to news accounts.
Maday continued to be held as a sexually violent person under Wisconsin's so-called Chapter 980 law. He was placed on supervised release last year and is living in Oshkosh.
Chicago Cardinal Francis George took extraordinary efforts to gain Maday's release, according to the records, telling him in a letter in 2000, "It would be a great fulfillment of the millennium spirit to see your captive heart set free."
¦ The Rev. Vincent McCaffrey, who sexually abused a minor on overnight stays at a rectory in Illinois and at Wisconsin cottages between 1977 and 1987, according to his time line made public Tuesday. He was paid $81,000 in return for an agreement that he not work with children again, it said.
¦ The late Rev. Donald Ulatowski, who was restricted in ministry and ordered not to be alone with children. He was known for taking boys to his home in Wisconsin.
¦ The Rev. Raymond Skriba, who had molested several minors, one beginning when she was 7 years old. He lived in Twin Lakes as recently as 2005, according to his time line. His current whereabouts are not known, it said.
Anderson, whose firm pursues child sex abuse cases across the country, represents the majority of the 575 men and women who have filed claims in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee bankruptcy. A similar cache of documents was released in Milwaukee last year.