Tennessee: The former pastor of St. John Neumann Catholic Church was arrested by Greene County officials early Monday, April 19.
William “Bill” Casey, former pastor of the Farragut church, admitted accusations of sexual abuse with a 10-year-old boy in the 1970s aimed at him are credible. The admission led to his subsequent arrest.
Richard F. Stika, bishop of the Diocese of Knoxville, conveyed Casey’s acknowledgment of an accusation presented by Warren Tucker during a press conference Thursday, April 15. Tucker, 44, said Casey abused him from about 1975-1980, starting when he was 10 years old.