Archdiocese Releases Names of 17 Accused Priests
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has disclosed the names of 17 additional priests who have been accused of sexually abusing minors.
The list includes four names that are new to the public. Allegations were found to be substantiated in all cases.
The new names were released as part of a settlement reached last week with victims of clergy sexual abuse.
The archdiocese says most of the accusations are from the mid-1950s to mid-1980s, and some occurred outside the archdiocese. Ten of the men are dead, and all have been permanently removed from ministry.
The archdiocese also says three priests previously identified as having unsubstantiated abuse claims against them have been moved to the list of those with substantiated claims - bringing the total on that list to 55.