Archdiocese of Detroit: Child sex allegations 'credible'
Detroit Free Press
March 29, 2016
|Archdiocesan Board of Review has found the allegations of former priest Richard R. Lauinger, 85 committing sexual abuse of minors while in ministry have been brought forward to the , considered, and found to be credible. Parish assignments included serving as an associate pastor at Our Lady of Sorrows, Farmington, Christ the King, Detroit, Shrine of the Little Flower, Royal Oak, St. Eugene, Detroit; as co-pastor of St. Margaret of Scotland, St. Clair Shores. The Archdiocese of Detroit places no deadlines or time limits on reporting the sexual abuse.|
|The new home of the Detroit Archdiocese moves to Capitol Park at 1212 Griswold. Archbishop Allen Vigneron did the official ribbon cutting Wednesday, March 18, 2015.|
|A stained glass window is displayed prominently on the first floor of the new home of the Detroit Archdiocese in Capitol Park at 1212 Griswold in Detroit on March 18, 2015.|
The Archdiocese of Detroit says child sexual abuse allegations against a former priest have been found to be credible.
The Catholic administrative body for southeastern Michigan made the announcement Tuesday after an internal board reviewed allegations against Richard Lauinger. The 85-year-old was ordained in 1956 and left the priesthood in 1975.
Diocese spokesman Ned McGrath said Lauinger hasn't lived in Michigan since 1985 but declined to say where he is now. The Associated Press called two phone numbers assigned to someone with the same name and age and left messages.
McGrath said the complaints were turned over to the Wayne and Oakland county prosecutor's offices.Lauinger's assignments included serving as associate pastor of parishes in Detroit, Royal Oak and Farmington, and co-pastor of a church in St. Clair Shores.