Last week the 3rd District Appellate Court held a lawsuit filed against the diocese was improperly dismissed on the grounds the statute of limitations expired in the 1990’s.
A lawyer for one victim says the Diocese of Peoria turned a “blind eye” to that ongoing abuse.
“It was sexual assault, battery, that sort of thing,” attorney Jonathan Nessler told I-TEAM reporter Doug Wolfe at his Springfield office.
“Reverend Goodman was a very bad man.” The diocese has previously settled lawsuits connected to abuse by Goodman involving at least 13 people.
Bishop Daniel Jenky has ousted several priests accused of abuse.
24% of teens go online “almost constantly,” facilitated by the widespread availability of smartphones.
Aided by the convenience and constant access provided by mobile devices, especially smartphones, 92% of teens report going online daily — including 24% who say they go online “almost constantly,” according to a new study from Pew Research Center.