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Saginaw Diocese Releases More Clergy Names Related to Abuse Claims

An order of Franciscan monks, through the Diocese of Saginaw, has released the names of eight priests with credible accusations of abuse of minors.

The Capuchin Order released the names, including Benedict Adams (deceased), Baldwin Beyer (deceased), Art Cooney, James LaRĂ©au (deceased), John Steven Rabideau, Austin Schlaefer (deceased), Ken Stewart and Elmer Stoffel (deceased). None of the claims of abuse originated within the diocese and one priest, Rabideau, never served within the diocese at all.

The Michigan Attorney General’s office is encouraging anyone with a claim of clergy abuse to contact their investigation hotline at (844) 324-3374.

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