Diocese of Covington names 90 with substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of a minor 59 priests, 6 religious brothers, 5 nuns, 20 lay people


July 31, 2020

By Craig Cheatham and WCPO staff

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Dean McCoy said he had been waiting for this day for more than three decades.

On Friday, the Diocese of Covington named 90 religious and lay employees with substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of a minor while working at the diocese.

McCoy said he was one of the victims.

McCoy told the WCPO 9 I-Team that the Rev. Herman Kamlage sexually abused him more than 30 years ago. Kamlage is one of the priests on the Covington list.

“My reaction to the list being released is: it’s a long time past due,” McCoy said. “It should have been released a long time ago and given people an opportunity to address the situation at that time.”

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