Fr. J. George Cody

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Order: IC
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Peoria IL

Born in Wales, U.K. Worked in Peoria for many years as a hospital chaplain. Died in 1964. In 2011 a woman publicly alleged that Cody abused her and other girls in the 1950s when she was a 12-year-old polio patient at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. She said that when she complained to the nurses, she was told to be quiet or the nurse could lose her job. At some point in the past she refused an offer of $17K in exchange for gag agreement.


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