Fr. Elden Joseph Miller
Diocese: Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend IN
Retired 7/03. Removed from public ministry 12/18/06. Died in 7/26/08. Name released by Bishop Rhoades as accused in 8/18. In 2015 a 60-year-old woman told the diocese Miller sexually abused her over a 5-year period in the 1960s, beginning when she was age 6. Her grandmother was a housekeeper in the the St. Joseph rectory in Mishawaka. Per the diocese, there are credible allegations against Miller from three other people. On diocese’s 9/18/18 list. Noted on list to have two credible allegations.
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