DAs will not investigate priest sex abuse allegations

By Claire Taylor via the Daily Advertiser

Neither District Attorney Mike Harson nor District Attorney Earl Taylor plans to investigate newly uncovered allegations from 30 or more years ago of child sex abuse by priests in the Diocese of Lafayette.

A Minnesota Public Radio team investigating priest sex abuse in the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis recently uncovered documents about several priests in the Diocese of Lafayette accused of sexual misconduct since the 1950s.

In 2004, and again recently in reaction to the new revelations, Bishop Michael Jarrell said the diocese or its insurers paid $26 million in settlements to the victims of 15 priests.

Jarrell has repeatedly refused to release the names of the 15 priests.

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