Group Wants Investigation of Former Priest

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - An advocacy group wants Catholic Church
officials in Nevada to seek possible victims of a former Las Vegas
priest facing sexual abuse accusations in Hawaii.

The Chicago-based Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
cites allegations by a 48-year-old Hawaii man against the Rev.
Maurice McNeely.

The Hawaii man filed a lawsuit in October alleging sexual abuse
when he was a boy.

SNAP official Barbara Blaine tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal
that McNeely preached in the 2000s at the Shrine of the Most Holy Redeemer in Las Vegas.

The Diocese of Las Vegas released a statement Wednesday saying
that McNeely was briefly a substitute priest in Las Vegas, but
wasn't assigned to a parish.

The diocese says it wasn't aware of the Hawaii allegation at the
time.


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