URGENT! Make a gift that will be doubled. We have $9,711 left to match by December 1st.
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Victim’s parents charge St. Louis archbishop tampered with evidence of abuse

Catholic World News - July 18, 2013

Archbishop Robert Carlson is charged with tampering with evidence of sexual abuse, in a lawsuit brought by the parents of the alleged victim.

The parents of a young teenage girl, who say that a priest of the archdiocese has admitted to molesting their daughter, charge in their lawsuit that Archbishop Carlson failed to supervise the priest’s activities.

More specifically, the parents say that the priest left a check for $20,000 with the family—presumably to buy their silence—and Archbishop Carlson asked them to return the check. The lawsuit says that the check was evidence pertinent to the case.

Lawyers for the archdiocese declined to comment on the case except to say that Archbishop Carlson is innocent of the charges.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($63,399 to go):
$150,000.00 $86,601.12
42% 58%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 2 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: Contrary1995 - Jul. 19, 2013 11:20 AM ET USA

    I do believe the archbishop. How is asking for the return of a check tampering with evidence? Did he snatch the parents' checkbook? The parents want the $$$ and are using this as a device to drag the archbishop into the settlement.

  • Posted by: opraem - Jul. 18, 2013 9:15 PM ET USA

    why don't i believe the archbishop?

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Art and theology, beauty and truth, work together in the New Evangelization November 21
Anatomy of Conversion November 21
Anatomy of Conversion November 21
It is a failure of mercy to deny sin November 20
Yesterday's news, tomorrow November 20

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days