Lawsuit charges Knoxville bishop blocked abuse investigation
February 23, 2022
CWN Editor's Note: Bishop Rick Stika of Knoxville, Tennessee, is the target of a lawsuit by a former parish organist who charged that he was molested by a seminarian, and the bishop blocked an investigation into his complaint.
Bishop Stika told Pillar that he was sure the accused seminarian is innocent of the charge. “I’ve been constantly fighting these battles because I know he is innocent,” he said.
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