(CBS) — The public can now see files of priests from the Diocese of Joliet accused of sexually abusing children thanks to a lawsuit by one of the victims, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
The roughly 7,000 pages of documents detail credible allegations against 16 priests from the Diocese of Joliet. Among them is Father James Burnett, accused by David Rudolfski and two others of sexual abuse.READ MORE: 4-Year-Old Girl With Autism Comes Home From School With Bruises, And Fight To Move Schools Goes Horrible Until Mom Gets Results With CBS 2
Rudofski says his relief by the documents being made public is tempered.
“Knowing what I had to go through get these, that still bothers me a lot,” said Rudofski.