Jesuits Seek to Contact Those Priest Might Have Abused

By Liz Kay
Baltimore Sun
February 7, 2007,0,4896808.story?coll=bal-local-headlines

The regional Jesuit institution is looking for any people who might have been abused by a priest who lived at Loyola College from 1979 to 1981.

The Rev. H. Cornell Bradley was removed from ministry in January 2006 after an investigation confirmed allegations of sexual misconduct with a man in Baltimore in the early 1980s, said Kate Pipkin, a spokeswoman for the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus, which includes eight Mid-Atlantic states. Province officials then received another accusation in 2006, this time involving a minor in 1973 at Gonzaga College High School in Washington, Pipkin said.

"That immediately led us to great concern that there might possibly be other victims," Pipkin said.

Criminal charges were not pursued in that case, and the statute of limitations has expired, she said.

Bradley received residential psychiatric counseling in 1993 after three other allegations of sexual misconduct were made, two of which involved minors, Pipkin said. He completed treatment and returned to ministry in 1995 at the recommendation of his treatment program staff. Procedures have now changed to prevent those who have committed acts of sexual misconduct from returning to the ministry.

Bradley did not work at Loyola, though he lived in the Jesuit residence there.

To report potential sexual or pastoral misconduct, call the Maryland Province victim assistance coordinator at 443- 370-6357. The province offers counseling and other care to victims of abuse by its members, according to a statement.

[Liz Kay]


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