Diocese of Evansville files new sexual abuse report with EPD

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Catholic Diocese of Evansville

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – We’re learning police have received a report of an alleged sexual abuse through the Diocese of Evansville’s Victim’s Assistance Unit.

Our media partner, the Courier and Press, says the incident allegedly happened more than 45 years ago.

The alleged incident happened in the 1700 block of Lodge Avenue.

That’s the same block Holy Spirit Catholic School and Church are located.

Police say the alleged victim no longer lives in the state.

EPD also says there’s no active criminal investigation because the alleged suspect died in the 1980s.

We’ve reached out to the Evansville Diocese, which says it has no comment on the matter.

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(This story was originally published on August 22, 2019)

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