Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Former Rockford priest released from prison

Former Rockford priest released from prison
Posted: Jul 28, 2010 3:21 PM
Updated: Jul 28, 2010 4:56 PM

Mark CampobelloROCKFORD (WREX) - A former priest in the Rockford Diocese is a free man again.

Mark Campobello, 45, was convicted of sexual abuse several years ago in the Chicago suburbs. The victims sued the Rockford Diocese, which settled the case for $2.2 million.

Campobello has been held in a prison in Lincoln on a technical parole violation for about a year. He was released by the Illinois Department of Corrections on Wednesday morning and boarded a train to the Chicago area where he is going to live in Crystal Lake. He has three days to register with the state's sex offender registry list.

A group that represents victims of sexual abuse by priests say they're worried Campobello is still a danger.

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