Former Michigan Priest Pleads No Contest to Indecent Exposure

A former Catholic priest has pleaded no contest to a criminal charge stemming from him exposing himself in public. Lawrence M. Ventline, 70, on Jan. 15 appeared in Huron County District Court and pleaded no contest to the lone count he faced, that of indecent exposure. The charge is a one-year misdemeanor. Huron County Prosecutor … Read more

Saginaw Diocese Adds 8 More Clergy to List of Abusers

 The Catholic Diocese of Saginaw has added the names of eight religious-order clergy to its website naming those who, according to the church, have at least one credible allegation of child sexual abuse against them. Church officials could not be reached immediately for comment. But the Saginaw Diocese website now includes the names of several members … Read more

Former Ann Arbor Priest Charged with 8 Sex Assault Felonies

A former Ann Arbor and Jackson priest accused of sexually assaulting an altar boy nearly 30 years ago has been formally charged. Timothy M. Crowley, 70, was arraigned Saturday, June 29 in Washtenaw County on eight felony counts of criminal sexual conduct, court records show. Crowley’s arrest was announced in May along with that of … Read more

Michigan Priest Resigns Amid Allegations Of Sexual Harassment

A Catholic priest in Ypsilanti has resigned amid claims he sexually harassed a female colleague, the Catholic Diocese of Lansing says. Rev. Robert Robbenbuck was placed on medical leave in February. The Lansing Diocese announced Roggenbuck’s resignation April 1. “After his departure on Feb. 13, 2019, in the course of a diocesan inquiry at the … Read more

Send this to a friend