Phone Numbers, Addresses of Accused Priests Posted on Web

August 14, 2008

CHICAGO (WBBM) — The addresses and phone numbers of eight Chicago priests and a Catholic school principal have been posted on the Web - two days after the archdiocese announced a $12.6 million dollar settlement of sex abuse cases involving those men.

It was not the archdiocese that posted the addresses and phone numbers. It was the attorney for the sex abuse survivors, Jeff Anderson.

"We feel there is a moral imperative to protect others."

Anderson says he has no problem releasing the addresses and phone numbers of the nine men - eight priests and a former Catholic school principal - even though only three have ever been convicted of sexual abuse.

"I'm not concerned about their privacy. Each of these men should be in jail."

Anderson says because the archdiocese stalled in acting against these men, it's too late for a criminal prosecution.

Newsradio 780 reached the former Catholic school principal, Donald Ryniecki, who said he had no comment on his address and number being made public.

"The less said... end of comment," he said.

The archdiocese has issued a statement which says, in part: "The Archdiocese of Chicago is committed to the protection of children. We have asked any victim of clerical sexual abuse to come forward and continue to do so."


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