With Bankruptcy Filing, Diocese of Stockton Joins Ranks of Other Bankrupt Dioceses

On Wednesday, January 15, 2014, the Diocese of Stockton became the 10th Diocese in the nation to file for bankruptcy protection in the face of mounting liability stemming from childhood sexual abuse allegations. The move comes on the heels of the indictment of one of the Diocese’s priests for child molestation. The Diocese estimates that… read more

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Father Kelly Facing 14 Years in Prision Following Grand Jury Indictment

Father Michael Kelly, a long time priest of the Diocese of Stockton, has been indicted by a grand jury on three counts of lewd and lascivious conduct on a child and one count of oral copulation. Kelly, who has not been defrocked, faces up to 14 years in prison. The District Attorney’s Office will seek… read more

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New Civil Allegations Brought Against Father Michael Kelly & The Diocese of Stockton

The attorneys at Manly, Stewart & Finaldi have filed a lawsuit on behalf of a second victim of Father Michael Kelly, a former priest of the Diocese of Stockton in California. The victim, known in court documents as John CC Doe, alleges that he was sexually molested as a child by Father Michael Kelly. The… read more

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