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Clergy sex abuse victim exposes predatory Peoria priest
Nine year old boy was molested until 2001 by cleric who’s never been sued
Catholic officials knew pastor was predator more than a decade earlier, suit says
-- describes relatively recent child sex crimes (1997-2001),
-- involving a recently retired priest who’s never been sued or ‘exposed’ before, and
-- says local Catholic officials knew for a decade about the priest’s abuse.
According to the Official Catholic Directory, Maloney worked at parishes in Peoria (St. Columba’s, 1969-1972), East Peoria (St. Monica’s, 1973), Normal (Epiphany, 1974-76 and again from 1997-2002), and Chenoa, (St. Joseph Church, 1977- 95). Now 72, he retired in 2003.
Ward, now 20, lives in Michigan His suit, filed today in Peoria county court, seeks unspecified damages. He is represented by St Paul attorney Jeff Anderson (612 817 8665) and Springfield attorney Fred Nessler (217-698-0202 office) who have handled thousands of clergy molestation cases.
SNAP is a national support group for men and women victimized by clergy (SNAPnetwork.org). It has been highly critical of Bishop Jenky for his allegedly “unChristian” hardball legal tactics which the group feels deters victims and witnesses from reporting known and suspected abuse.
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