WTVR-TV, CBS - 6 [Richmond VA]
July 16, 2021
RICHMOND, Va. — The Catholic Diocese of Richmond said they have added the names of four more priests to the long list of those with a “credible and substantiated claim of sexual abuse against a minor.”
Three of those newly-named are deceased, and the priest that is still alive — Joseph Slowik — has not served in active ministry since 2006, the Diocese said.
The priests that have been added are:
- Robert D. Beattie, Priest of the Diocese of Richmond
- Leo Creamer, Priest Ordained in Diocese of Richmond later Incardinated in the Diocese of Arlington
- Patrick F. Quinn, Priest of the Diocese of Richmond
- Joseph Slowik, Priest of the Diocese of Richmond
Authorities were notified, the Diocese said.
Individuals who have been sexually abused by a priest, deacon, religious, lay employee or volunteer of the diocese are encouraged to report abuse directly to law enforcement, including Child Protective Services (CPS) at 1-800-552-7096 and by calling the Virginia Attorney General’s Clergy Abuse Hotline at 1-833-454-9064.
They are also encouraged to contact the 24-hour confidential Victim Assistance Reporting (VAC) number at 1-877-887-9603 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to report sexual abuse.