A Denver priest — his dad’s best friend — raped him. The state’s Catholic Church abuse report revealed the secret.
Neil Elms says he was repeatedly sexually assaulted by Lawrence St. Peter, a Colorado priest who rose to high ranks in the Denver Archdiocese. St. Peter wasn’t removed from clergy despite “numerous, reliable, consistent reports” he was abusing boys.
Colorado’s Catholic priest abuse reparations program received 78 claims, has already paid out over $1M
The deadline to file claims with the reparations program, created voluntarily by Colorado’s three dioceses, was Friday. There are still more than 60 claims to sort through.
Even if Colorado gives child sex assault victims unlimited time to sue, it may be too late for those already abused
Lawmakers are considering eliminating the civil statute of limitations for child sex assault, but Colorado’s constitution appears to prohibit laws from working retroactively. Victims’ advocates think there is a path to address past abuse.
Former Colorado priest up for possible parole in sex abuse case; was named in attorney general’s report
Timothy Evans was sentenced to 14 years to life in prison in 2007 for sexually assaulting a boy who worked at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Fort Collins
Independent boards reviewing Catholic Church sex abuse have broadly failed victims in Colorado, nationwide
An investigation into two decades of review boards, including in Denver, show a pattern of bias in favor of the church and little understanding of sexual assault and trauma.
Colorado’s former attorney general wanted grand jury investigation of priest abuse scandal — but didn’t get it
Cynthia Coffman explains why the Catholic Church investigation was handled the way it was -- and why she is now calling for legislative change
Victims want more from Colorado’s Catholic church investigation — like who covered up their sex abuse
There are fresh calls for lengthening the statute of limitations to file sex abuse lawsuits in Colorado following the release of a 263-page report into priests who abused children
A list of the Colorado priests named in the Catholic church sex abuse report, where they worked and when
The report accuses 43 priests, but most of the abuse was committed by five
At least 166 children have been sexually abused by Catholic priests in Colorado since 1950, new report finds
It took Colorado’s three dioceses an average of nearly 20 years to concretely restrict an abusive priest’s authority after receiving an abuse allegation against him, according to the investigation