Names will be announced in the U.S. 200 pedophile priests
The names will be known by the public agreement reached by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in 2007, which provided $ 660 million in compensation
Tamber Tod, spokesman for the archdiocese, said the records give a judge the next December 10, five years after court settlements with victims.
Speaking to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, said that the names will be known by the public agreement reached by the Archdiocese in 2007 and awarded $ 660 million in compensation.
The personnel files of 13 priests were delivered last Friday to attorney Anthony De Marco, who represents a victim abused by Father Nicolás Rivera Eagles.
That case is pending and the records remain confidential under a court order and can’t be made public.
De Marco said the archdiocese, with about five million members, is supposed to provide documents of 12 other priests in the next two weeks.
Joelle Casteix, director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP for its acronym in English), said that the release of documents to the public in December is vital for public safety.
“Some of those priests roam streets without supervision,” he said.
Those individuals have been accused of abusing children and are living in neighborhoods and could be looking younger or volunteer in schools, these documents will be helpful, he said.
De Marco expressed concern at reports that could protect the names of Cardinal Roger Mahony, former archbishop of Los Angeles, and other high officials.