Deacon Marvin A. Carney, Jr.

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Status: Arrested

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

Deacon at St. Rita’s. Arrested 5/16/81 after police questioned a teenage boy, who said he was waiting for Carney, in a car outside an adult bookstore. The boy gave police information and Carney was charged with sexual abuse. Charges dropped; Fr. J. Herp, who was later accused of abuse, may have intervened. The defense counsel responded, saying that Carney had been tried before a judge and had been exonerated. The boys parents got an attorney who would not allow officials’ further contact with the boy.

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