Plea bargain in Kentucky priest’s abuse case
CWN - March 23, 2010
A priest of the Diocese of Lexington will likely serve one year in prison following a plea agreement in an abuse case.
Two males allegedly abused in the 1980s “were willing to testify” against Father Joseph Muench, 59, “but they didn't want their identity to be made public,” said the local prosecutor. “These guys have had a lot of emotional problems; they've been in counseling; they've been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of this.”
“I was quite seriously concerned that we were going to reopen some old wounds and do more harm than good with these victims. But now we do have a conviction in a 24-year-old case in which the victims didn't wish to testify.”
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 five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our final 2013 goal ($21,143 to go, assuming receipt of matching funds):
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!