- Jan 25, 2021
Prosecutors in Wyoming have again decided not to pursue sexual abuse charges against a retired Roman Catholic bishop accused of abusing boys over decades.
A criminal investigation into a retired Catholic bishop accused of childhood sexual abuse by more than a dozen men remains open, police in Wyoming said.
Despite recommendations from the police, a Wyoming prosecutor is declining to bring charges against Bishop Joseph Hart.
The second round of investigations into Bishop Joseph Hart has been completed in Wyoming.
Two Catholic Church officials who succeeded a Wyoming bishop accused of sexual abuse say a lack of victim cooperation hampered the investigations.
Allegations by three new victims against Bishop Joseph Hart have been deemed credible and substantiated by the diocese of Cheyenne, Wyoming.