Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago
Religious Order: Benedictine
Accused of molesting at least 15 boys in early 1970s. Three settled with the Order and the Chicago Archdiocese in 2006. In 2007 negotiations continued with other claimants. Many were participants in job-training program run by the city of Chicago where Fitzmaurice was a supervisor. As many as 75 other claimants (boys and girls) exist. One woman alleged abuse over a 6-yr period. A suit filed 1/07 alleging abuse in Superior diocese. Other plaintiffs added 5/07. Original plaintiff settled 10/07.
Chicago Sun-Times 11.19.06; Chicago Tribune 11.19.06; Chicago Tribune 11.21.06; Chicago Tribune 11.22.06; The-Bee 12.07.06; The-Bee 02.07.07; The-Bee 02.14.07; The-Bee 03.14.07; The-Bee 03.14.07; The-Bee 05.17.07; The-Bee 11.08.07; Chicago Tribune 11.21.09; The Final Call 01.01.10; http://bishop-accountability.org/member/psearch.jsp