Saturday, May 23, 2009

Iowa diocese sexual abuse list
Last updated May 22, 2009 10:37 a.m. PT
3 more names on Iowa diocese's sexual abuse list
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Three more names have been added to a list of credible cases of child sexual abuse by priests in an Iowa diocese.
The Diocese of Davenport added William Kerrigan, James Lawrence and Daniel Emrich to the list Thursday, bringing to 31 the number of priests and brothers named by the diocese.
Release of the names is a provision of a settlement for the diocese to emerge from the bankruptcy protection it sought because of its clergy sex abuse scandal.
A bankruptcy judge approved a plan in May 2008 allowing the diocese to pay $37 million to more than 150 people who said they were sexually abused.
Kerrigan and Lawrence are dead. Diocese spokesman David Montgomery said he didn't know where Emrich was living.

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