Archdiocese of Chicago Adds 10 Names To Its List of Clergy With Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Bernie Tafoya
November 29, 2018 - 9:28 am

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The Archdiocese of Chicago added 10 names to its public list of clergy with substantiated allegations of child sexual abuse Nov. 28. Four are priests of the Archdiocese of Chicago, two are deacons of the Archdiocese of Chicago, two are external priests from outside the country and two are religious order priests.

The list has previously contained only priests of the Archdiocese of Chicago who were alive when the first allegation against them was received and whose allegations were substantiated by the Archdiocese Independent Review Board or similar Archdiocesan process.

The Archdiocese of Chicago said the names of those added were "dead" when the allegations were initially made but the they were found to be credible after the review board released its findings. For the first time, two decons who abused minors are on the list.

Cardinal Cupich has asked that the list be expanded to include all diocesan, extern and religious order priests and deacons with allegations of child sexual abuse that were substantiated by the Archdiocesan Independent Review Board or similar Archdiocesan process. In recent years, allegations against extern and religious order priests have been referred to their diocese or religious order, respectively, but the allegations against the two extern priests and two religious order priests added today were substantiated by the Archdiocese Independent Review Board in earlier decades.

See the 10 added names below:

Archdiocese of Chicago Priests

Edmund F. Burke

Thomas Carroll Crosby

Dominic Aloysius Diedrich

Thomas Francis Kelly

 

Archdiocese of Chicago Deacons

Patricio William Batuyong

Louis Wojtowicz

 

Extern Priests

Sleeva Raju Policetti

Czelaw Przbylo

 

Religious Order Priests

Eusebio Pantoja, C.M.F.

Carlos Peralta, S.D.B

 

More information on those added today can be found on the Archdiocese website.