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Two Top Gonzaga Officials Resign After Sexual Misconduct Report

Two top officials at Gonzaga University resigned Friday evening after an investigative report revealed Jesuit priests accused of sexual misconduct retired at the school, local news station KREM reports. In an email sent Friday night, university president Dr. Thayne M. McCulloch announced he accepted university vice president and men’s basketball chaplain Rev. Frank Case’s resignation. McCulloch also said he accepted the resignation of Rev. Pat Lee, who was the vice president for mission and ministry. A Reveal report published earlier this week found the Cardinal Bea House on Gonzaga’s campus was a “retirement repository” for at least 20 priests accused of sexual misconduct for over 30 years.  According to the report, Case endorsed “serial sexual predator” Father James Poole for a job at a hospital and claimed he was in “very good standing.”