Eleventh suit filed against Denver Archdiocese alleging priest abuse | SummitDaily.com

Eleventh suit filed against Denver Archdiocese alleging priest abuse

DENVER – Another man accused a Colorado priest of molesting him as a child on Wednesday, bringing to 11 the number of lawsuits claiming the Archdiocese of Denver failed to protect children from sexual abuse by clergy.Robert Kinney Jr.’s lawsuit, filed in Denver District Court, alleges he was abused by then-priest Harold Robert White, and that the archdiocese transferred White to at least 11 Colorado parishes over 33 years even though officials new of the molestation accusations against him.Kinney, 49, of Severance, said he never told his parents or anybody else about two years of alleged abuse, but decided to come forward when others alleged they were abused.”I’m tired of living in shame and guilt,” he said in a shaky voice. “I now realize I’m not the one that has anything to be ashamed of; I am a victim.”Also Wednesday, the advocacy group Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests asked Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey to convene a grand jury to look into whether the archdiocese concealed information about alleged abuse.Kinney’s lawsuit said the archdiocese, which removed White from public ministry in 1993 for reasons it has refused to discuss, transferred him to at least 11 different parishes around Colorado from 1960 to 1993 after several alleged victims reported abuse.

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