Police seized 57 items from Saginaw Diocese during raid, including ‘victim list’

Posted on: June 11, 2019 Catholic Church Sexual Abuse

Saginaw Diocese raidPolice in Saginaw, MI recently executed search warrants on three Catholic Diocese properties while investigating claims of sexual abuse done to minors by clergy. Public documents show that police seized nearly 60 items of evidence including what was found in the bottom drawer of a filing cabinet at the diocese headquarters, a file titled “victim list”. Additional items from seize included: computers, flash drives, expense accounts, internal memos, and the personal files of convicted sexual-abuser Rev. Robert J. DeLand Jr., three other priests, and one deacon.

Michigan, via their Attorney General’s office, is currently investigating all seven Catholic Dioceses in the state on sexual abuse claims dating back to the 1950s. As part of their ongoing investigation, law enforcement has executed search warrants on the seven dioceses in Michigan: Saginaw, Detroit, Marquette, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Gaylord, and Grand Rapids.

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