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East TN Priest Admits to Sex Abuse

Today's big headline in the News-Sentinel is that Father Bill Casey, a priest who has served in East Tennessee for over 40 years, has admitted to sexually abusing Warren Tucker (pictured below on right) when Tucker was a child and teenager in Kingsport.

As a result, Casey, who said there may be others victims, will never say a public mass or be allowed to wear a collar. He faces potential criminal charges in North Carolina, where Tucker alleges abuse occurred and where he filed a criminal complaint.

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Matt Lakin's article does a good job filling in the background on Casey, Tucker and the Knoxville Diocese's response. If you want to hear Tucker speak more about his abuse, follow this link to an audio slideshow produced after Tucker's press conference on Wednesday afternoon.

Also, last week the Survivor's Network of those Abused by Priests confronted Bishop Richard Stika about allegations like Tucker's. Here you can view an audio slideshow of that.

Comments » 2

  • April 16, 2010
  • 10:13 AM
SNAPnetwork writes:

Knoxville citizens should be grateful to Warren Tucker and his colleagues for exposing a child predator and making the church and community safer for kids.

David Clohessy, Executive Director, SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, 7234 Arsenal, St. Louis MO 63143 (314 566 9790, SNAPnetwork.org, SNAPclohessy@aol.com

  • April 16, 2010
  • 11:10 AM
DoulosXp writes:

Clergy would do well to read these two passages of Scripture, at least!
Mt 18:6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
Mt 18:10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.

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