Abuse victim weighs in on allegations against local Catholic priest

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August 27, 2015

PEORIA, Ill. — A sex abuse victim says the Catholic priest accused of sexual misconduct should be subject to police investigations, even if it’s beyond the statue of limitations.

That’s the opinion of Jeff Jones, who says that he was also sexually molested as a child.

Peoria Catholic Diocese Bishop Daniel Jenky said Terry Cassidy can no longer serve in the ministry due to sex abuse allegations involving a minor nearly 30 years ago.

Cassidy served at St. Ann Church in Peoria and St. Edward in Chillicothe in the early nineties.

Jones says in many cases involving priests there has been a pattern of sexual abuse over time.

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