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Sentencing of Chaldean Church Worker Found Guilty of Child Sexual Abuse
Issued September 27, 2019

After being found guilty in August of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, Hurmiz Risko Ishak was sentenced today in Oakland County Circuit Court to 48 months to 15 years in prison.

Ishak, who had been the sacristan since 1997 at St. Joseph Chaldean Catholic Church in Troy, Michigan, was immediately reported to the authorities and removed from his position as a sacristan when allegations were first brought against him in October 2018.

We encourage any person who has been abused in the past or present and/or has knowledge of sexual abuse by clergy or Church representatives, to contact local law enforcement and/or the Michigan Attorney General’s Office at (844) 324-3374 or [email protected].

We also invite any person with knowledge of sexual abuse to contact our Victim Assistance Advocate, Mrs. Janan Senawi by calling the confidential reporting line at (248) 354-3066. There are no time limits or restrictions on individuals wishing to report abuse.