The archdiocese on Saturday published the findings of its investigation into the 2011 incident where the Rev. Peter Catholic Church did not contact police when he learned a 19-year-old usher had sexually abused a 14-year-old female at a church event.According to the report, a panel of three canonical judges concluded Cooney was negligent in performing his duties as pastor at St.
Prosecutors said she was crying and remorseful as she was sentenced on one count of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct with a student. Teachers are supposed to be authority figures helping to guide the future of their students, who are impressionable and look up to them as authority figures, said Lapeer County Chief Assistant Prosecutor John Miller.Archbishop Allen Vigneron deeply regrets the matter and apologizes for it, according to a news release.Cooney acknowledged his failure to take proper action and also apologized, the release stated.The teens family filed a lawsuit in Macomb County Circuit Court against Lentini, Cooney and the archdiocese. A settlement was reached in 2013, but details were not released.