Pastor: Allegations about Priest Heard for Years

By Andy Netzel
Mobile Register
December 14, 2005

Claims that a Roman Catholic priest sexually abused one or more teenage boys circulated in Bayou La Batre and Monroeville for at least three years before the Archdiocese of Mobile launched an investigation this month, a priest who served in both of those cities said Tuesday.

An official from the archdiocese said Tuesday that the church's central office had received no complaints against the Rev. Timothy Wayne Evans until Dec. 2.

The archdiocese turned over an allegation of sexual and substance abuse against Evans to the Mobile County district attorney last week. Evans, 39, was placed on administrative leave and is not performing priestly duties at St. Margaret's in Bayou La Batre, where he was pastor, or elsewhere. No criminal charges have been filed against Evans.


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