Akron-area Priest Defrocked
By Wksu's M.L. Schultze
March 27, 2014
The former priest at more than a half-dozen Roman Catholic parishes in Northeast Ohio has been defrocked.
George Bailey was accused of molesting at least 10 girls in his parishes dating back to the 1960s.
The Beacon Journal is reporting that Bishop Richard Lennon sent a memo to priests through the Cleveland Diocese today that Bailey was stripped of his clerical status after “credible accusations of sexual misconduct.”
Bailey was priest at churches in Medina, Akron, Barberton, Parma, Bedford, Wickliffe and Madison. He’s accused of abusing the girls at St. Vincent’s in Akron and St. Mary’s in Bedford.