The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston has released the names of 31 priests credibly accused of abuse against minors.
One list included priests who were accused while serving in Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, and one for clergy who served in it at some point, but were credibly accused elsewhere.
The list was developed with the help of outside counsel and then reviewed by the Diocesan Lay Review Board and can be updated at any time.
The diocese says it hopes the list helps restore trust to the catholic community in West Virginia.
The diocese has established a hotline for those who may want to report any type of sexual abuse–1-833-230-5656.