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Abuse claim against cardinal debunked ^ | December 28, 2002

Posted on 12/28/2002 1:18:55 PM PST by heyheyhey

NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- A sexual misconduct allegation against Cardinal Edward Egan dating to 1969 is unfounded, prosecutors in Illinois said Friday.

The Cook County state's attorney's office investigated "and found no credible evidence on which to proceed," spokesman John Gorman said.

In August, Illinois authorities notified the New York archdiocese that a man said Egan abused him when he was a boy in Chicago in 1969, archdiocese spokesman Joseph Zwilling said. The same person accused more than 20 "high-profile persons," including national political figures, Zwilling said.

Neither the Chicago archdiocese nor the Cook County state's attorney would comment on whether the person had made other allegations or if other investigations were under way.

Zwilling said Egan cooperated with the investigation, but denied the charges and said he never heard of the person who made them.

Cardinal Francis George of Chicago notified Egan on Friday that his archdiocese's review board also found no basis for the accusation.

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TOPICS: General Discusssion
KEYWORDS: cardinalegan; egan; newyork; nyc

1 posted on 12/28/2002 1:18:55 PM PST by heyheyhey
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To: heyheyhey

I wonder how many (what percentage) of the claims that were made were false???
2 posted on 12/28/2002 1:42:39 PM PST by Salvation
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To: Salvation
That's a good question. But it does seem if there were cases like that, the Church would highly publicize it. I haven't seen anything except this one.

I think false accusers should be sentenced to the same penalities they were trying to enact on innocents.
3 posted on 12/30/2002 1:04:39 PM PST by JudyB1938
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