New accusations against never-before accused DE priest

By Amy Cherry
January 13, 2011 [with audio; the audio portions are transcribed below by]

New accusations are flying against a Catholic Diocese of Wilmington priest, who's never before been accused.

Joelle Casteix is the spokeswoman for the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. She represents victims.

Transcript of audio clip: "He filed a claim against a priest named Harry Dean Walker. He is no longer a priest, but lives here in Wilmington. And we have heard from several other victims of Walker as well, and he has never been disclosed as a perpetrator."

Casteix says they want to get Walker's name out there so that other potential victims can come forward.

She says survivors also reject the Diocese of Wilmington's most recent plan filed in the bankruptcy case.

Transcript of audio clip: "It was a very disingenuous and back-handed plan, in an attempt to make the civil sex-abuse lawsuits all about money. They are crying poor. They’re giving victims an ultimatum, when really all victims want is transparency."

The announcements came during two news conferences held Thursday by the Survivors Network in Dover and Wilmington.










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