DIOCESE OF ST. PETERSBURG FL
Accused Priests: 14 (of which accusations against 2 "were
found to be false," an accusation against another "could not
be proved," and an accusation against a fourth was denied, but the
priest chose to resign from ministry)
Total Priests: "About" 4,000
Abuse Claims: 10 (from Grossman/AP table)
Cost: $1,061,000 (of which $750,000 in settlements, $118,000
in counseling for victims and their families, and $193,000 in legal fees,
prevention, and staff)
Data since establishment of the diocese in 1968.
See Cathy Lynn Grossman, Survey:
More Clergy Abuse Cases Than Previously Thought (2/10/04) with AP
of data for 74 dioceses.
by Bishop Robert N. Lynch.
See the Dallas Morning News database entry on Bishop
Robert Lynch. The June 2002 database examined the records of bishops
and identified those who had allowed accused priests to continue working
or had otherwise protected priests accused of sexual abuse. The database
is relevant to the bishops' "Nature and Scope" study because
the bishops who prepared the surveys for the study are in many cases responsible
for the "scope" of the problem.