A Widener University dean, who is also a Franciscan priest, resigned after school officials learned of credible child sex abuse allegation from his past.
“The Franciscans found his claim credible, and assured the victim and his lawyer that the priest would be stripped of his public ministries, according to Jim Geoly, a Chicago attorney for the Franciscan Province of the Immaculate Conception. Geoly also said the Franciscans intended to restrict his access to minors.
That year, Ledoux ended up working at Widener with educators who knew nothing about his past.
Geoly said the Franciscans concede they should have made Widener aware of the accusation against Ledoux.”
Click here to read full story: “Former Widener dean had abuse settlement in the past,” by Susan Snyder and John P. Martin, Inquirer staff writers, Philly.com, January 4, 2013