Diocese of Columbus Adds Additional Priests to List of Those Accused of Sexual Abuse

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus has added four names to its website list of priests credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors. The list was initially released on March 1, 2019, with 34 names on it. On March 5, the diocese added two more names.

The website was updated on May 23 with the additions of Rev. Walter H. Horan, Rev. Stephan L. Johnson, Rev. Francis M Sweeney, and Rev. John J. Walsh.

Rev. Horan, Rev, Sweeny and Rev. Walsh have passed away. Johnson is no longer a member of the ministry.

These names bring the total number of accused priests to 40.

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