Dubuque Archdiocese Releases Report on Clergy Abuse

Associated Press, carried on WQAD
January 5, 2006

DES MOINES, Iowa The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dubuque says 20 lawsuits alleging sexual abuse of children have been filed in recent months involving eight priests.

The annual report by the archdiocese summarizes activities involving allegations of abuse in the past year and names the priests.The report says lawsuits have been filed in recent months against the archdiocese in connection with the Reverends Albert Carman, Albert Forster, William Goltz, Patrick McElliott, John Peters, William Roach, John Schmitz and William Schwartz.Six of the men are dead.The archdiocese says other allegations have been made but have not been made public for various reasons.It says legal and professional fees from the lawsuits totaled about 101-thousand-dollars for the fiscal year ending June 30th, 2005.The archdiocese has 232 priests and covers 30 northeast Iowa counties.

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