Walker moving to revoke former priests’ state licenses

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker is pushing state officials to revoke licenses for four former priests defrocked for sexually abusing children.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the priests served in the Milwaukee Archdiocese. After they were forced out they earned state licenses to enter professions including social work, nursing, alcohol and drug counseling and funeral home work.

Peter Isley, a founder of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is urging Walker to call for an investigation into the how the priests were able to secure state approval to work in those professions.

Asked about the priests earlier this week, Walker said he knew nothing about them. On Thursday Walker’s spokesman, Tom Evenson, said state regulators have lodged complaints against them and the governor thinks they should lose their licenses.

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