BOISE — Catholic church leaders in Idaho have updated their list of priests the church says were credibly accused of child sex abuse since the 1950s to include more details about where the clergy served when the incidents occurred.
The known allegations of child sex abuse involve 15 priests and one deacon, and they span the state geographically, including parishes in Boise, Twin Falls, Idaho Falls, Caldwell, McCall, Moscow, Soda Springs, Kamiah, Aberdeen, DeSmet, Wallace, St. Maries and Kellogg.
Some of accusations made against the priests on the list are well-known because they’ve been reported in the media before. Former Priest James Worsley was accused of several incidents of child abuse between 1976 and 1980 as he worked in Caldwell, Boise and Moscow. Worsley eventually confessed and was later defrocked after local news organizations wrote about the case in the early 1990s. Former Boise Priest Thomas Faucher, imprisoned last year for child pornography, was defrocked earlier this month.
Via the Associated Press