Fr. Edward E. Bush

Ordained: 1957
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Peoria IL

In 2002 two women accused Bush of sexual misconduct against them when they were in 6th and 8th grades in 1964 or 1965. Removed from ministry 5/02. Bishop confronted him 4/02; he did not deny charges, and agreed to resign from all active ministry. He sued the diocese for defamation in 9/02. At least one woman sued him in 2005. Case withdrawn, then refiled in 1/07. Dismissed in 6/07 as beyond the statute of limitations. Bush died 3/22/11. On diocese’s list in 12/18.

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