Victim Advocates Seek More Data on Accused Clergy

Created: 12/06/2013 3:39 PM
By: Scott Theisen

Advocates for victims of sexual abuse by clergy members say they will continue to push for more information about priests who have been accused of molesting children.
A day after the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis published a list of 34 priests who have been credibly accused of abuse, victims' advocates say the list is incomplete. They say there are known abusers who aren't on the list, and some of the priests' assignment histories leave out some stops.
Meanwhile, additional victims have come forward - and more lawsuits are expected. The new victims include some who are wondering why their abuser isn't listed.
The archdiocese has said Thursday's disclosures aren't final.
Victims' advocates hope the disclosure will prompt other dioceses in Minnesota to publish similar lists of accused priests.

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