Predator Priest Is Teaching Sex Ed

December 19, 2013

[Minnesota Public Radio]

For immediate release: Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013

For more information: David Clohessy of St. Louis, SNAP Director (314) 566-9790 cell,

He worked in Davenport parish

But bishops told no one about him

SNAP: Catholic officials still “endanger kids”

Their “continued secrecy” violates church policies

Those who “saw, suspected or suffered abuse must speak up,” group says

A twice accused predator priest, who worked at a Davenport parish, now teaches sex education to youngsters in Minnesota. Until today, Catholic officials in several dioceses succeeded in keeping the allegations against him secret.

According to a lengthy Minnesota Public Radio investigation, Fr. Harry Walsh worked at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Davenport from 1963 to 1965.

He also worked in the 1960s in Detroit, “where he would later be accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl. She reported the abuse to the Diocese of Detroit in 1994.”








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