Priest Gary Miller Ousted after Berwyn Abuse Allegations
By Brett Schweinberg
My Suburban Life
September 25, 2012
A Catholic priest serving in Evergreen Park has been removed from duty by the Archdiocese of Chicago after allegations surfaced that he abused a minor in Berwyn more than 30 years ago.
According to a statement from the Archdiocese, the church’s Independent Review Board determined that there is reasonable cause to suspect Miller had sexually abused a minor while serving at Berwyn’s St. Leonard Parish.
The incident was immediately reported to the Department of Children and Family Services as well as the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Miller is now residing in a private setting away from the parish and has agreed to be in the Prayer and Penance Program, which is administered by the Archdiocesan Office for the Protection of Children and Youth.