Former Catholic Priest Richard Emerson Files Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
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Former priest accused of molestation files bankruptcy


March 14, 2011

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Former priest accused of molestation files bankruptcy

Richard Emerson, who worked as a Catholic priest in Indiana and Florida before multiple allegations of molestation against him surfaced, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Emerson began his career in 1979, working for Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Hammond, Indiana, according to the Northwest Indiana Times. Between 1987 and 1991, he worked in Orlando, Florida, before he was reportedly terminated for providing "inappropriate attention" to two teenage boys. He then returned to Indiana, according to the news provider, and began working for the Gary Diocese.

He reportedly ended his career in the clergy in 2006 after allegations of molestation were brought to the attention of the Gary Diocese and police. He is currently unemployed, according to his bankruptcy filing, has assets totaling $53,184 in value and owes $53,713.

According to The Associated Press, Emerson also lists a total of five lawsuits to which he is a party in his filing. All these suits reportedly stem from accusations of molestation that allegedly occurred while he was working as a priest in Indiana and Florida. 

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