Even death doesn't diminish former bishop's arrogant legacy

By David Rutter, January 8, 2016, Chicago Tribune Lake County News-Sun

In 2005, this was a snippet of Bishop Joseph Imesch's then-sealed sworn deposition detailing two decades of child sexual abuse by Joliet Diocese clerics under his management:

Imesch: "As far as I can remember, I think (priest) Gary (Berthiaume) admitted to me that he had done it before the conviction."


Lawyer for abuse plaintiffs: "If he had told you that he had committed the offense against the child, isn't that evidence of the crime?"

Imesch: "That's a job for the police. I'm not going to  . . . 

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