Organization: 12 not on credibly accused clerics list

March 12, 2019

The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests has names of 12 men accused of sexually abusing minors who served in some capacity in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend but are not on its list of credibly accused clerics.

The organization, also known as SNAP, plans a demonstration at 2 p.m. today in front of the diocese’s  former chancery at 915 S. Calhoun St. to publicize the names.

All were accused outside the local diocese but spent time here, said David Clohessy, a SNAP organizer. Five are deceased, he said in a news release.

Some of the alleged abuse dates to the 1950s, while the most recent case came to light about three months ago, the news release says.

The cases are virtually unknown in Indiana, according to the release.