Thirty-one names on Youngstown Diocese clergy abuse list


October 30, 2018

By Mike Gauntner

The Youngstown Diocese is making public a list of priests who have been removed from their ministries over credible allegations of sexual abuse.

At a 10 am Tuesday news conference, Bishop George Murry announced that of the more than 1,000 men who have been priests and other religious leaders in the five-county diocese since it was founded in 1943, 31 men have been found to have had credible inappropriate incidents.

Bishop Murry said former FBI agents investigated 73 complaints about alleged abuse in the Diocese.

The investigators make recommendations to the bishop and a board made of attorneys, Catholic and Lutheran pastors, representatives from Children Services and others

Clergy of the Diocese of Youngstown against whom credible, substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of a minor have been made:

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