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A spokeswoman sent a copy of a press release in which Bishop David Ricken and Deacon Tim Reilly, general director of the diocesan curia, apologized for Feeney's abuse.
Reilly also said he wanted "to extend my heartfelt compassion to them for the difficult years of this litigation as both parties searched for the truth." Finnegan and other lawyers said it's more difficult for abuse victims to sue the church in Wisconsin than in most other states.
He also speaks to Boy Scout groups about pedophilia and his abuse.
"If I can save just one child from abuse, then it's worth it." The Green Bay diocese's decision to move Feeney out of state made it possible to bring criminal charges many years after the statute of limitations would have expired if he had remained in Wisconsin.
An Illinois man who was assaulted by Feeney in Wisconsin as a child testified at the trial; he has not filed a lawsuit seeking damages.) Feeney was then assigned to work as a jail chaplain in Nevada where he was accused in 1986 of smuggling in drug paraphernalia and pornography in exchange for sexual contact with inmates, according to court documents.
Feeney was sent to two treatment programs, first in Maryland in 1987 and then in New Mexico in 1989. In 1991 he was listed as retired but it was not until 2005, while he was serving his jail term in Wisconsin, that he was laicized.
Todd Merryfield and his brother, Troy, sued the Green Bay diocese in 2008.
Biskupic ordered local police departments to scour their files for records of complaints that had been filed but not prosecuted. "It was like a kick in the stomach," Todd Merryfield said of Biskupic's call.In the letter to Feeney, Wycislo expressed exasperation with the priest."Again and again there were so many assignments," Wycislo wrote.According to court documents, Prosser told the mother that a court trial "would be too hard on the boys." Although Prosser said in 2008 that he had met with Wycislo, he said he did not know of other abuse victims.
In a 1979 letter contained in the court file, Wycislo noted that Prosser was not a Catholic but came to the diocese "as is usual in such cases and out of respect for the position of the church and in order to prevent unnecessary scandal." Wycislo died in 2005.
"We didn't talk about it but it was always there." Todd Merryfield said he knew that agreeing to help Biskupic prosecute Feeney would be difficult.