Catholic diocese in Kentucky lists 20 priests credibly accused of sexual abuse

Courier Journal

August 17 2020

By Lucas Aulbach

Allegations of sexual abuse against 20 priests who served in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lexington have been substantiated or found to be credible, according to the diocese.

The list, released last week after a nearly 20-month review, is a part of an independent investigation being prepared by attorneys Allison Connelly and Andrew Sparks, according to a letter from Bishop John Stowe released in conjunction with the list. It was released Friday, with the full report to be released later.

Claims against one priest were unsubstantiated, the release said.

Of the claims against the other 20 priests on the list, 10 allegations were substantiated, four allegations were credible, six allegations were credible but involved minors outside the Diocese of Lexington. There are no pending allegations against any active priests, the report says.

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