APNewsBreak: Church covered up priest’s abuse of 50 boys

This Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, photo provided by Reuben Ortiz, shows Reuben Ortiz holding a photo of the Rev. Jerome Coyle in Albuquerque, N.M. Ortiz says he was angered to learn that Coyle, who had been living at his home until recently, admitted in 1986 that he sexually abused 50 Iowa boys and that the church has kept it quiet for decades. (Tania Ortiz/Reuben Ortiz via AP)

This August 2010 photo provided by Reuben Ortiz, shows retired Catholic priest Jerome Coyle in Albuquerque, N.M. An Associated Press investigation shows that the diocese based in Sioux City, Iowa, quietly transferred Coyle to New Mexico for treatment after he acknowledged in 1986 that he had sexually abused roughly 50 Iowa boys over a 20-year period. (Reuben Ortiz via AP)

FORT DODGE, Iowa — A Roman Catholic diocese has hidden for decades a priest’s admission that he sexually abused dozens of Iowa boys, a silence that may have put other children in danger, The Associated Press has learned.