Bellingham Priest Who Is a Known Pedophile Faces New Accusations
March 7, 2016
Priests and a psychiatrist warned the Seattle Archbishop about a priest who abused children, but the Archbishop just moved the priest to different parishes.
Three people now say the priest, Michael Cody, abused them as kids when he was the pastor of the Assumption Parish and School in Bellingham from 1972 to 1975.
The Seattle Times reports seven other women accuse Cody of preying on them as children while he served in Skagit County before coming to Bellingham.
Archbishop Thomas Connolly was told Cody was a sick and dangerous pedophile, but Connolly kept putting Cody in situations where he could abuse kids.
The information is from Cody’s “secret file” obtained by the Times.
The Catholic Church doesn’t make those files available unless forced to by a court.
In all, Cody admitted to victimizing up to 41 children.