Fr. Edward B. Carley

Ordained: 1948
Status: Settled

Died: 01/25/1998
Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Accused of abuse of boys in the 1950s-1980s. A parent complained in 1957; nothing done. Another complained in 1995. Suit filed in 1997; dismissed due to the statute of limitations. Name publicly released when one man settled for $65K in 2005. Retired in 1993; died in 1998. Name on list of abusive priests released by the Diocese 11/16/2006. More suits filed in 12/2006 and 7/2008. A 2006 suit settled in 4/2009 for $1.5M. The plaintiff died day after signing the settlement agreement. At least three other settlements in 2010 and 2011. Personnel files released in 2/2012.

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