Springfield-cape Girardeau Diocese Announces Sex Abuse Case from 1960s

The News-Leader
January 1, 2013

The Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau has announced a credible complaint of sexual abuse of a minor involving the Rev. Walter G. Craig, who died in 1971.

The allegation involves a complaint stemming from an act or acts in the mid-1960s. The diocese has notified civil authorities of the allegation.

Craig was born in 1899 and ordained in 1923 for the Archdiocese of St. Louis. His appointments included serving as pastor in Immaculate Conception Parish in Jackson and St. Lawrence Parish in New Hamburg.

People who want to document an allegation may contact Rev. Thomas Reidy at (417) 866-0841 or diocesan victim assistance coordinators John Kreymer at 417-597-3755 or: and Judy St. John at 573-587-3139 or








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