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 $1MBy Jesse Paul News Primary category in which blog post is published
Even if Colorado gives child sex assault victims unlimited time to sue, it may be too late for those already abusedBy Jesse Paul Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Independent boards reviewing Catholic Church sex abuse have broadly failed victims in Colorado, nationwideBy The Associated Press Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published
Victims want more from Colorado’s Catholic church investigation — like who covered up their sex abuseBy Jennifer Brown Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published
A list of the Colorado priests named in the Catholic church sex abuse report, where they worked and whenBy Jesse Paul News Primary category in which blog post is published
Wannabe Catholic priests can expect interrogations about porn, psych evaluations and abuse prevention training
Ahead of a public report about the history of abuse in Colorado, church leaders open up about the protective wall in place to weed out abusers. Victims remain skeptical.
The announcement comes ahead of the release of an investigative report into abuses by priests going back decades