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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - An Indiana bishop who handled two cases of alleged priest sexual abuse during his previous post in Pennsylvania notified his superiors and authorities about the accusations but also warned of "scandal" if they became public. That's according to a Pennsylvania grand jury report released Tuesday which concluded roughly 300 Roman Catholic priests in that state molested more than 1,000 children. The report mentions Rev. Kevin Rhoades, who's now bishop of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic Diocese.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - An Indianapolis City-County councilman has resigned and pleaded guilty to four counts of battery on a child. Jeffrey Miller entered the plea Wednesday in Hamilton Superior Court. Hamilton County Prosecutor D. Lee Buckingham II, who took over the case in January, struck the deal that downgraded the original three charges of child molestation while still resulting in felony convictions. Miller was sentenced to four years of probation with conditions.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - An Indiana teenager who was last year's runner-up on NBC's "The Voice" talent competition will perform at an October event honoring the latest winners of Indiana's Governor's Arts Awards. Seventeen-year-old Addison Agen of Fort Wayne will perform an original composition during the Oct. 19 awards ceremony at the northeastern Indiana city's Sweetwater Performance Theatre. The five Governor's Arts Award winners who will be honored at the event include the late Bill Cook and his widow, Gayle.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio State University Diving Club is asking a federal court to dismiss claims against it in a lawsuit over allegations that a former coach sexually abused young divers and that Indiana-based USA Diving didn't respond properly. The club argues in a court filing that as part of the public university, it can't be sued without its consent under the legal doctrine of sovereign immunity, which generally protects the government from lawsuits.
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