Former Priest At Epicenter Of Catholic Sex Scandal Dies

LA GRANGE, Ky. -- The former priest at the center of the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal in Kentucky has died.

The Kentucky Department of Corrections confirms Louis Miller died over the weekend at the state prison in La Grange. Miller pleaded guilty in 2003 to sexually abusing children in the 1970's at several Kentucky parishes, mostly at Louisville's Holy Spirit, and was defrocked by Pope John Paul II in 2004. Miller testified he had offered to resign but three archbishops, all who knew of his actions, just moved him from parish to parish. The Archdiocese went on to pay a $25.7 million settlement to 243 people who claimed they were sexually abused by Miller or other priests in the Archdiocese.

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