Ex-priest is accused of abusing 4 kids. Monett woman says church ignored her pleas

Springfield News-Leader

August 29, 2020

By Harrison Keegan

For at least the past 16 years, Elizabeth Mangler has kept a file saved on her computer:


Mangler, 59, had a feeling that some day a man would come forward and accuse Father Gary Carr of child sexual abuse.

And she wanted people to know that in Monett, they tried to stop him.

“We did follow the best chain of command the Catholic Church has to offer,” Mangler said.

And she’s got the receipts.

This year, four men have come forward and accused Carr, 66, of sexually abusing them when they were kids.

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