ARCHDIOCESE OF BALTIMORE MD
Accused Priests: 83 (41 diocesan and 42 order and extern
Total Priests: NA
Alleged Victims: NA
Cost: $5,634,926 (of which $4.1 million for settlements,
$419,186 for victims' counseling expenses, $112,520 for legal representation
of accused priests, $616,201 for living expenses for suspended priests,
and $387,019 for psychiatric treatment and medical care for suspended
priests; the amount given for settlements is since 1982, and the other
costs are since 1987)
See Cathy Lynn Grossman, Survey:
More Clergy Abuse Cases Than Previously Thought (2/10/04) with AP
of data for 74 dioceses.
See 2/18/04 letter
from Cardinal William Keeler, which references a 9/25/02 letter
from Cardinal Keeler.
See the Dallas Morning News database entry on Cardinal
William Keeler. The June 2002 database examined the records of bishops
and identified those who had allowed accused priests to continue working
or had otherwise protected priests accused of sexual abuse. The database
is relevant to the bishops' "Nature and Scope" study because
the bishops who prepared the surveys for the study are in many cases responsible
for the "scope" of the problem.