CNA Staff, Jan 9, 2024 / 11:56 am
The attorney general of Michigan on Monday released the second of seven expected reports of alleged clergy abuse in the state, part of a multiyear investigation into abuse allegations — many of them decades old — against Church officials there.
Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office announced the release of the report on the office’s website. The office said the report involves “allegations of abuse that took place in the Diocese of Gaylord.”
The Michigan attorney general is conducting investigations of abuse allegations in each of the seven Catholic dioceses in the state. In October 2022, Nessel’s office released the first report compiling allegations of sexual abuse committed by priests in the Diocese of Marquette, stretching back to the 1940s. That report named 44 priests who ministered in Marquette who have been accused of abuse or grooming behavior.
Most of the priests in the Marquette report were known or presumed to be deceased. Similarly, the Gaylord report released on Monday noted that “for the 28 priests and deacons” named in the review, “16 are known or presumed to be dead.”