Indiana archdiocese preps list of priests accused of abuse

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The Indianapolis Catholic archbishop plans to publicly release the names of all the priests in his diocese who’ve faced substantiated allegations of child sexual abuse.

Wednesday’s announcement by Archbishop Charles Thompson followed the Indianapolis Archdiocese’s announcement that it’s suspended a 79-year-old priest accused of abusing a child.

The archdiocese says the Rev. John Maung allegedly abused someone as a child decades ago.

Maung, who denies the allegations, retired in 2009 but continued assisting at archdiocese parishes. He’s now suspended and barred from all public ministry pending an investigation.

Thompson says a review board will help compile a list for public release of all priests, living and dead, "with a substantiated claim of sexual abuse against a child or minor."

The archdiocese urges anyone abused by clergy to report that abuse.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

adwpadmin

adwpadmin

More News
ABC 21 WEATHER AUTHORITY
Bluffton
47°
Warsaw
Wabash
Kendallville
47°
Angola
48°
Paulding
48°
Van Wert
48°
Portland
50°
Marion
49°

Cooler, Sunny Friday

Friday will start off with a Frost Advisory in effect until 9AM, so plan accordingly ahead of your morning commute. You’ll want to bundle up

Read More »
Connect with ABC 21
Top Stories
Scroll to top
Skip to content