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Update: Lawsuit against diocese sparks police investigation

By soome2000     Feb 22, 2007 in Crime
A lawsuit against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie alleging priests had sexually abused boys is now getting the attention of the police.
The $13.5 million suit alleges the sexual abuse of three male victims by four priests. The cases have never been to criminal court. One of the priests, Roy McParland, is still alive, and retired from Our Lady of Good Counsel in 2004.
Last weekend the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie, Bishop Jean-Louis Plouffe made a statement to parishoners, urging them to pray.
Finally the police have launched a criminal investigation after receiving calls spurred by the $13.5 million lawsuit announcement which claims a Sault Ste. Marie priest repeatedly sexually assaulted an altar server more than forty years ago.
Staff Sgt. Romano Carlucci of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service says it is too soon to comment on the nature of the investigation. He says he has found no record of any previous investigation on the police database, and files from that era may no longer be available.
I fugure that the police have received calls from victims, the victims likely did tell the police over forty years ago, and nothing was ever done about any of it.
This article should be called: How to get police to investigate
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