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2 Je­suit prov­inces re­lease 153 names of ac­cused abusers

Two Ro­man Catholic Je­suit prov­inces that cover nearly half the U.S. re­leased the names Fri­day of more than 150 priests and other min­istry lead­ers who were found to have “cred­i­ble al­le­ga­tions” of sex­ual abuse made against them dat­ing to the 1950s.

Je­suits West, which cov­ers 10 west­ern states, said its in­ter­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion found cred­i­ble al­le­ga­tions against 111 priests, brothers or priests in train­ing who were con­nected to it dat­ing back to 1950. No one on the list is in­volved in pub­lic min­istry any longer, it said.

A third province that cov­ers sev­eral Mid­west­ern states, the Mid­west Province, is due to an­nounce its own find­ings on Dec. 17.

In­di­ana man pleads guilty to 1988 killing of 8-year-old girl

An In­di­ana man pleaded guilty to the 1988 ab­duc­tion, rape and killing of an 8-year-old Fort Wayne girl.

John D. Miller, of Gra­bill, pleaded guilty Fri­day to mur­der and child mo­lesta­tion charges in long-un­solved killing of April Tins­ley. Miller was ar­rested in July and had been sched­uled to stand trial in Fe­bru­ary, but he’s now due to be sen­tenced Dec. 31 in Allen County Su­pe­rior Court.

A plea agree­ment calls for the 59-yearold Miller to serve 80 years in prison.

Tins­ley was ab­ducted in April 1988. Her body was found three days later in a ditch about 20 miles away. She had been sex­u­ally as­saulted and stran­gled.

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