Gary Diocese deems 10 ex-priests guilty of child sex abuse

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A Catholic diocese in northwestern Indiana has released the names of 10 former priests who the diocese has deemed guilty of sexually abusing children.

The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports that the Diocese of Gary released the list on Tuesday. The document also includes the number of allegations made against the priests and the actions taken by church officials. The information is based on diocesan records.

The list doesn’t report whether any of the men, seven of whom are dead, ever faced criminal prosecution for their alleged child sex abuse. Richard Emerson, Terrence Chase and George Kavungal are still living and have been removed from public ministry.

The list comes after a scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report found that about 300 Catholic priests abused at least 1,000 children over the past 70 years.

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