Michigan Attorney General Nessel Charges 5 Men in Clergy Abuse Investigation

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel released more information on her clergy abuse investigation.

Attorney General Nessel and her team has been investigating the seven Michigan Catholic dioceses for several months.

They looked at how they handled sexual abuse claims and if anyone should be charged for sexual abuse. 

Attorney General Nessel says her investigation led to charging five men who were priests when the alleged sexual abuse happened.

In all, the investigation led to 21 charges between all five men.

The five men were part of Kalamazoo, Lansing and Detroit dioceses.

Patrick Casey was part of the Archdiocese of Detroit when the alleged abuse happened.

Court documents show he now lives in Bellaire.

He’s charged with three sex crimes.

Back in February, Nessel said her office has received more than 300 tips about abuse at the hands of priests in the state.

That’s when she asked the dioceses to suspend their own internal reviews until the probe is finished.

Attorney General Nessel says her investigation could uncover around 1,000 victims.

If you are a victim of clergy sexual abuse, you can call the attorney general’s tip line at 844-324-3374.

Some of those tips could lead to criminal charges with the statute of limitations going back to 1995.