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Priest with Knoxville ties added to sexual abuse list

Posted: Saturday, May 23rd, 2009 at 6:35 am

A priest who served St. Anthony’s in Knoxville from 1961-1966 was one of three people recently added to the Diocese of Davenport’s credible cases list of child sexual abuse by priests.  The Diocese of Davenport says James Lawrence also served congregations in Iowa City, Davenport, and Eddyville, among others.  During his career he was accused of sexual abuse by one female minor, according to the diocese.  William Kerrigan and Daniel Emrich were the other two names added to the list as cases of child sexual abuse Thursday.