– The bishop admitted to covering up the sexual abuse of a 25-year-old child
Between 1977 and 2002, Howard Hubbard, a former U.S. bishop, described child sexual abuse by 11 priests.
A former bishop of New York State has admitted in court that he abstained from multiple sexual abuse of children by 11 priests between 1977 and 2002, the Victims Aid Association condemned on Monday.
In April 2021, Howard Hubbard, a former bishop of Albany, was sworn in for four days in New York State Supreme Court and charged with 25 years of sexual abuse from 1977 to 2002. On minors by his fellow clergy.
Without reporting them to the police and without sending them back. The 680-page report was released Friday following a judge’s order and was commented on by local American media.
“Investigate all crimes committed”
In response, the Chicago-based Victims ‘Protection Association welcomed the fact that the “Priests’ Abuse Network” (SNAP), “now know full well that parishioners and public opinion are being actively subjected to cover up their former bishop.” Abuses “.
In a statement issued on Monday, Snapdragon said it “hopes this information will encourage law enforcement to look into the matter and investigate all crimes committed.”
Asked about the reasons for his silence, Howard Hubbard responded that he “did not need to report” the facts about child sexual abuse, citing NBC’s local channel WNYT Channel 13.
The impact is not taken into account
According to this television, the former bishop of Albany, who left his post in 2014, did not want the new “corruption” of pedophilia to disperse American Catholic priests, even though the church acknowledged it last August. The impact of these crimes on the victims is immeasurable.
In response, the Diocese of Albany promised in a statement that it could “say with complete confidence” that it “seriously considers all allegations of abuse and is committed to exposing the truth impartially.”
For years, the American Catholic Church has been rocked by revelations and accusations of sexual abuse by priests. In December 2019, Pope Richard Malone, Bishop of Buffalo (New York State), announced his resignation for managing a major pedophilia scandal.