Former priest living in Tempe arrested in nationwide clergy abuse scandal – AZFamily
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5 former priests charged with sexual misconduct: Just the tip of the iceberg
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Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel charged five men who were Catholic priests in the state with sexual misconduct, in what she described as the tip of the iceberg of a continuing investigation.
“In the last 30 hours, more than a dozen members of our investigative team have been in courtrooms in Washtenaw, Wayne, Genesee, Macomb and Berrien Counties while other members of our team have been working with local law enforcement in Arizona, California, Florida and Michigan – all in a carefully executed plan to take these charged defendants off the streets,” said Nessel. “Almost all of these charges came as a direct result of calls to our tip line but were then corroborated by files seized from the dioceses last fall, followed by multiple interviews with victims.”
Michigan charges 5 former priests with sexual misconduct | TheHill
The charges announced Friday are part of an investigation the state opened in August into allegations of sexual abuse by priests dating back to 1950. The five men charged in Michigan had worked in dioceses in Detroit, Lansing and Kalamazoo and ranged in age from 55 to 84. Four were arrested, and one is awaiting extradition in India.
Attorney General Nessel says her investigation led to charging five men who were priests when the alleged sexual abuse happened.