Missouri diocese inquiry names 33 priests, brothers
Thirty-three priests or religious brothers in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City, Missouri, have been “credibly accused” and/or removed from the ministry over sexual abuse of minors, the bishop of the central Missouri diocese said Thursday.
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight released the list, following an internal investigation that began in February.
Fourteen of the 33 men named are dead. Many are elderly. The diocese said the most recent case of physical sexual abuse found in the investigation occurred in 1997. Only one man on the list was criminally convicted.