“In other instances, priests were promoted, despite knowledge of abuse charges.”
… is missing in the ‘updated’ version of the article down below.
- Files Show Chicago Archdiocese Hid Decades Of Child Sex Abuse (CBS News, Jan 21, 2014):
CHICAGO (CBS/AP) – After a 13-year-old boy reported in 1979 that a priest raped and threatened him at gunpoint to keep quiet, the Archdiocese of Chicago assured the boy’s parents that, although the cleric avoided prosecution, he would receive treatment and have no further contact with minors.
But the Rev. William Cloutier, who already had been accused of molesting other children, was returned to ministry a year later and went on to abuse again before he resigned in 1993, two years after the boy’s parents filed a lawsuit.