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Las Vegas Diocese Adds Name To List Of Credibly Accused Clergy

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Church officials in Nevada say they’re following their counterparts in Louisiana and adding a Roman Catholic priest who was suspended in 2018 to a list of clergy members credibly accused of sexual abuse.

The Diocese of Las Vegas says it suspended Henry Brian Highfill in August 2018 after learning he had been accused of abusing a now-deceased relative in New Orleans between 1974 and 1981.

The church says there were no accusations or information that Highfill abused anyone in Las Vegas.

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An attempt to reach Highfill by email was not immediately successful. His name brings to 37 the number of priests named by the Las Vegas Diocese as credibly accused of sexual abuse.