City / County Digest

CITY / COUNTY DIGEST

February 07, 2007

Jesuits seek to contact those priest might have abused

The regional Jesuit institution is looking for any people who might have been abused by a priest who lived at Loyola College from 1979 to 1981.

The Rev. H. Cornell Bradley was removed from ministry in January 2006 after an investigation confirmed allegations of sexual misconduct with a man in Baltimore in the early 1980s, said Kate Pipkin, a spokeswoman for the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus, which includes eight Mid-Atlantic states. Province officials then received another accusation in 2006, this time involving a minor in 1973 at Gonzaga College High School in Washington, Pipkin said.

"That immediately led us to great concern that there might possibly be other victims," Pipkin said.

Criminal charges were not pursued in that case, and the statute of limitations has expired, she said.

Bradley received residential psychiatric counseling in 1993 after three other allegations of sexual misconduct were made, two of which involved minors, Pipkin said. He completed treatment and returned to ministry in 1995 at the recommendation of his treatment program staff. Procedures have now changed to prevent those who have committed acts of sexual misconduct from returning to the ministry.

Bradley did not work at Loyola, though he lived in the Jesuit residence there.

To report potential sexual or pastoral misconduct, call the Maryland Province victim assistance coordinator at 443- 370-6357. The province offers counseling and other care to victims of abuse by its members, according to a statement.

Liz Kay

Baltimore: City Hall

2 department heads to retain city posts

Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon announced yesterday she will retain two members of former Mayor Martin O'Malley's administration involved in the city's tourism, convention center and arts and cultural areas. Peggy Daidakis will remain executive director of the Baltimore Convention Center, and William Gilmore will remain executive director of the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts. Daidakis has been in her position since 1986, according to Dixon's office, and Gilmore has been executive director since 1991.

Carroll County: Mount Airy

Fatal fall of roofer under investigation

Maryland Occupational Safety and Health officials are investigating an accident in Carroll County in which a 26-year-old construction worker died Sunday from injuries suffered during a fall from the roof of a three-story townhouse, authorities said yesterday. Miguel Teodosio de la Luz, a Laurel resident and native of the Puebla state of Mexico, died after 1 a.m. Sunday from severe head trauma at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, a hospital spokeswoman and state police said yesterday. De la Luz was found unconscious after falling from the roof of a townhouse in Mount Airy about 12:30 p.m. Thursday, state police said. Although de la Luz was wearing a safety harness and rope, it did not appear properly fastened to the roof, state police and fire officials said. "Whether [the harness] broke, whether it came loose or whether he failed to hook it up properly, that we don't know," said Doug Alexander, a spokesman for the Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Department. Grayson Homes owns the townhouse development, Twin Arch Crossing, off Twin Arch Road and Century Drive, Alexander said.

Hospital officials notified de la Luz's family in Mexico of his death, state police said.

Laura McCandlish

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