Diocese of Owensboro releases names of 15 priests accused of sexual abuse of minors

Diocese of Owensboro releases names of 15 priests accused of sexual abuse of minors

OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) - The Diocese of Owensboro has released the names of more than a dozen priests, who have credible allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.

A total of 15 priests are on the list:

  • Joseph Alexander
  • Gerald Baker
  • Paul Greenwell
  • Paul Haas
  • Walter Hancock
  • Gilbert Henninger
  • John Meredith
  • William Odom-Green
  • Joseph Pilger
  • Louis Piskula
  • John Speaks
  • Louis Telegdy
  • Raymond Waldruff
  • Caroll Wheatley
  • Henry Wieder
Diocese of Owensboro Press Conference

Bishop William Medley said on Friday, they ask anyone, who has not come forward regarding an allegation, to come forward and they will listen and take action.

“To any who have not come forward, have not been heard, we invite you to do that which is best for you,” Bishop Medley stated. “If that includes coming to the church, we stand ready to listen and heal, to learn and act.”

Bishop Medley said in regard to the investigation of claims against Father Joseph Bradley, who is not one of the priests named in Friday’s list, that is an ongoing process.

We will update this story with the latest information during and following the press conference.

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