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It's not everyday that an article from the Indianapolis Star is a must-read for those in Music City. But this piece
on former Catholic priest Harry Monroe, long since relocated to Nashville, certainly fits the bill.
For a decade starting in the mid-'70s, Monroe allegedly abused dozens of young boys in Indianapolis. The Archdiocese responded by shuttling him back and forth to a dubious, Catholics-only treatment center that declared Monroe not to be a threat to young children. In 1984, after more parents came forward to church officials claiming their kids had been abused, the Archdiocese removed Monroe from the ministry.
Sometime in the interim between then and now Monroe relocated to Nashville. It's unclear whether this was church mandated or by his own accord. Because the statute of limitations had run out, Monroe was not forced to register as a sex offender. Nor was his new arrival made public by Nashville's diocese (us Catholics aren't too keen on warning the neighbors when our pedophiles move next door).
In 2006, Monroe was working unsupervised at Centennial Hospital. Since then he's been fired. Because no one is answering at his current listed number, there's realistically only one group of people who know Monroe's current whereabouts. And they're the last people who'd be willing to tell.