Fr. J. George Cody

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Order: IC
Status: Accused

Died: 12/31/1964
Diocese: Diocese of Peoria IL

Born in Wales, U.K. Worked in Peoria for many years as a chaplain at St. Francis Hospital in Peoria , and  on faculty of Corpus Christi High School in Galesburg. 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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