Wyoming police seek abuse charges for men linked to church

August 14, 2019 GMT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming police have recommended sexual abuse charges against a member of the Catholic clergy and another man in connection with events in the 1970s and 1980s.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports the Cheyenne Police Department made the recommendation to the Laramie County District Attorney’s Office regarding abuse of boys.

The men were not identified in a police statement that says one man was a clergy member and the other was seeking clergy membership at the time.


Police say the investigation stems from a 2002 case that was reopened in 2018 following an investigation by the Wyoming Diocese of the Catholic Church.

The diocese released a report in June naming 11 people believed to have been involved in abuse of 29 minors and a vulnerable adult between 1957 and 2003.


Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, http://www.wyomingnews.com