Skip to comments.Abuse claim against cardinal debunked
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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