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The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops named a veteran Illinois state police official Friday to head the office that monitors the hierarchy's reforms to prevent clergy sexual abuse.

Since retiring from the state police in 2003, Teresa M. Kettelkamp has conducted audits in 16 Catholic dioceses for the Gavin Group, a private security firm working for the bishops' Office of Child and Youth Protection, which Kettelkamp will head.

Kettelkamp replaces Kathleen McChesney, the first director and a former FBI executive who resigned in February.

The appointment was made by Monsignor William P. Fay, general secretary of the bishops' conference, with advice from the National Review Board, a lay panel that monitors both the bishops' reform program and the child protection office.

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