BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has updated a list of clergy members it says were credibly accused of sexually abusing children or vulnerable adults.
News outlets report the most recent update names former Deacon James Lockwood, who the list says was identified as credibly accused by the Archdiocese of New Orleans. It says he wasn’t credibly accused in relation to his five-month service with the Baton Rouge diocese.
He was ordained in 1974 and removed from ministry in 1978. He later worked at a Catholic school and was fired when officials learned of his ministry history.
Bishop Michael Gerard Duca released the list of 37 clergy members in February and said it would be updated as more information was collected. The list now names 41 clergy members.