Diocese Covington Clergy Abuse
COVINGTON, Ky. – Dean McCoy said he had been waiting for this day for more than three decades.
On Friday, the Diocese of Covington named 90 religious and lay employees with substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of a minor while working at the diocese.
McCoy said he was one of the victims.
McCoy told the WCPO 9 I-Team that the Rev. Herman Kamlage sexually abused him more than 30 years ago. Kamlage is one of the priests on the Covington list.
“My reaction to the list being released is: it’s a long time past due,” McCoy said. “It should have been released a long time ago and given people an opportunity to address the situation at that time.”
The diocese’s list includes 59 priests, six religious brothers, five nuns and 20 lay people/deacons. Most of the priests taught at Catholic schools and served at parishes or at other positions in the diocese. All of the brothers, two of the nuns and 14 of the lay people/deacons were teachers.