West Virginia Diocese Publishes List of Priests Accused of Sexual Abuse

World Religion News

December 3, 2018

By Gary Nguyen

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of West Virginia released the names of clergy who are accused of multiple child sexual abuse crimes. Some cases date back to the 1950s.

According to the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, among the 18 clergy members mentioned in the list, 11 of them have died. No one in the list is actively ministering to constituents.

s per the West Virginia Roman Catholic archdiocese, the public release of names pertains to the 2002 U.S. bishops’ approved “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.” The move is in accordance with the policy adopted by the diocese on matters of sexual abuse since 1985.

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