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Diocese Of Joliet Being Sued After Priest Is Accused Of Sexual Assault

The Diocese of Joliet is being sued over allegations that a priest sexually assaulted a man who has a disability while visiting a Kankakee development center. Reverend Richard Jacklin was charged in 2017 after a nurse reported walking in on him performing a sex act on a paralyzed man with an intellectual disability who was living at the Shapiro Developmental Center. A lawsuit filed this week accuses the diocese of failing to properly investigate Jacklin and protect people with disabilities from him. Jacklin no longer has the ability to minister.

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