“none of the witnesses observed nor has anyone else reported any inappropriate behavior by Father Harness,”
- Bishop Martin Amos of the Diocese of Davenport
Biship Amos was commenting on an internal investigation that cleared Rev. Robert Harnes, the pastor of Holy Family Church, of wrongdoing. He was accused of inappropriately touching a child in 1990.
The Diocese of Davenport used a private detective to investigation the allegations. Somehow, I do not feel confident that this was an independent investigation… Nothing to see here Catholics of Davenport. Move along, but keep you kids close.