Priests in sex abuse scandal face court dates this fall


September 27, 2019

On Friday, the Catholic Diocese of Lansing released the names of priests accused of sexually abusing minors.

There were 17 priests named, of which eight are dead, according to the Diocese of Lansing’s list.

Among the nine still alive, the State Attorney General’s Office confirmed on Friday that two on the list from the Lansing area have court dates scheduled this fall, they are Timothy Crowley and Vincent DeLorenzo.

The Michigan Attorney General, Dana Nessel, said, “The Lansing Diocese has taken an important step today by publicly sharing information about priests who have been credibly accused of abusing minors. We welcome this transparency by the Diocese and will continue to work on our own efforts to pursue justice for the victims of clergy abuse.”

After the release of the names, Nessel’s office released an update on each of the charged defendants.

• Timothy Crowley – A preliminary exam is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, in Washtenaw County District Court. Defendant is out on bond with a tether.

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