• Rhode Island Nov 10, 2021

    Ex-Priest Indicted as RI Attorney General Reviews Abuse Claims

    A third former priest has been indicted in Rhode Island as part of the state attorney general’s ongoing review of allegations of sexual abuse by clergy. Attorney General Peter Neronha said Tuesday that a grand jury had returned an 11-count indictment charging a former priest in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, 81-year-old James Silva, with sexually assaulting a...

  • lawsuit Dec 16, 2019

    RI Ex-Priest Sues Over Inclusion on List of Suspected Abusers

    A former Rhode Island priest has sued his old diocese for including his name on a list of clergy “credibly accused” of sexually abusing minors. In a defamation lawsuit against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, ex-priest John Tormey said he never sexually assaulted anyone and was not given the opportunity to defend himself, the Providence Journal reported. The lawsuit,…

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