Thursday, February 26, 2004

Accusations and results

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati on Wednesday released its part of a national report on the scope of child sexual abuse by priests during the last century.

From 1950 through 2003:

49 priests were accused of abuse.

188 victims made the allegations.

$3.4 million was paid to victims.

Of the accused priests:

15 were placed on administrative leave, pending proceedings to defrock them.

4 voluntarily left the ministry.

1 was defrocked.

3 were not identified.

8 were the subject of unfounded or unsubstantiated allegations.

18 are dead.

The Covington Diocese released its numbers last week. They show:

35 priests were accused of abuse.

205 victims made the allegations.

$14.3 million was paid to victims.

Of the accused priests:

14 were permanently removed from active ministry.

5 were defrocked.

16 are dead.

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