New Michigan Clergy Abuse Report Contains Allegations Against Gaylord Diocese Priests And Deacons

The second of seven reports on Catholic clergy sexual abuse allegations in the state of Michigan outlines accusations against 26 priests and two deacons in the Diocese of Gaylord.

The report, released Monday by Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office, outlines the findings of a roughly four-year investigation led by the attorney general’s office into how Michigan’s seven dioceses handled reports of sexual abuse. A report on allegations in the Diocese of Marquette was released in October 2022 and another five reports are expected still on the dioceses of Lansing, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Saginaw and the Archdiocese of Detroit.

Monday’s report includes any and all allegations made by victims against priests living and dead who worked for the Diocese of Gaylord since the diocese was established in 1971. The diocese represents Catholic churches in 21 counties across the northern Lower Peninsula.

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