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The List: A KATC Special Report

Posted at 10:02 PM, Jan 20, 2019

KATC’s investigation on abuse in the Catholic Church concludes with our Sunday night special: The List.

Last week, KATC released a list of accused priests in the Diocese of Lafayette. Our producers and reporters scoured thousands of pages of documents – all public records – to find support for these accusations in the form of criminal charges, civil suit settlements, diocese statements, and court case evidence. Some of those records are recent, some decades old.

The List can be found here. The List: Accusations of Abuse in The Diocese of Lafayette (Part 1)

The second part of our series focused on promises kept by the Diocese of Lafayette. That story can be read here: The List: Were promises kept? (Part 2)

While the diocese is still working to release its own list, our investigation also uncovered questions about recent transparency and openness in the diocese. The third part in our series can be viewed here: The List: Transparency and openness (Part 3)

How to get help

KATC recognizes that hearing these stories will trigger memories and anguish for victims.

If you’ve been the victim of a sexual assault and you need help, there is help available.

We’ve put together a list of locations to find help, and numbers to call for help. You can find it here.

If you believe that a crime has been committed, please call your local law enforcement, or dial 911.

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