Iowa Diocese Must List Names of 3 Accused Priests

August 24, 2012

A bankruptcy judge has told the Davenport Diocese to add the names of three deceased priests to its online list of people credibly accused of child sexual abuse.

The Quad-City Times reports that the decision by U.S. District Judge Lee Jackwig came after she reviewed allegations made by a 47-year-old Clear Lake woman.

The diocese is emerging from bankruptcy protections that it sought during the sex abuse scandal that rocked the Catholic church. The diocese filed for bankruptcy in 2006, saying it did not have enough money to cover all the legal claims it faced.

A $37 million settlement included the creation of a list of credible allegations of abuse on its website, which currently includes 31 former priests, their places of employment, dates and other details.

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