Lawsuit Accuses Diocese of Lafayette of Covering Up Clergy Sex Abuse


September 27, 2018

By Kurt Darling

An anonymous man accuses a Mt. Carmel parish priest of molesting when he was a child in 1982.

More sexual abuse claims against Catholic priests in Indiana, this time within the Diocese of Lafayette.

An anonymous man, who was a child of the St. Ann’s parish in Montery, Indiana says he was abused by a Father James Grear during a Catholic youth rally at Mt. Carmel parish in Hamilton County in 1982.

A lawsuit says when the man, identified as John Doe, returned St. Ann’s the following week he went to confession. The suit said then Bishop of Lafayette Raymond Gallagher was the one hearing confessions that day.

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