Survivors Group Says Ohio Diocese Ignored Reports About Child Sex Abuse Suspect

By Jim Letizia
February 10, 2016

Victims of the Catholic church sex abuse scandal are criticizing the Diocese of Steubenville for its handling of a now former central Ohio seminarian charged with trying to adopt a child for sex.

The group Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests says church leaders somehow overlooked a report that Joel Wright wanted to pay parents to babysit their children.  Wright, a former student at the Pontifical College Josephinum, was recently arrested by federal agents. The diocese has declined comment.


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