In shocking documents reviewed by the Indianapolis Star, disclosed evidence shows that the Archdiocese of Indianapolis was fully aware that Father Harry Monroe was molesting numerous boys from 1974 to 1984 and allowed him to continue by transferring him from church to church rather than calling the police or terminating his employment or both.
Monroe, who has disappeared and was last seen in Nashville, Tenn., has admitted in sworn depositions that he not only molested various boys but confessed to his superiors. Documents now show that the Most Rev. George J. Biskup and the Most Rev. Edward T. O’Meara were aware of the crime and did not call police or keep Monroe away from children. Instead, they moved him to new parishes where he was given new victims. They merely ordered him into counseling.
Since 2005, 13 alleged victims have filed lawsuits against Monroe and the archdiocese. He can now longer be criminally charged due to the churches failure to notify the police or the parents.
For the full story, click here.