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.