Arkansas Catholic Church Priest & Clergy Sex Abuse List

Arkansas Priest Sex Abuse List: A list of Roman Catholic Priests & Clergy members of the Arkansas Diocese accused of sex abuse and/or sexual assault of minors.

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Merson Law has compiled a list of Roman Catholic Priests and Clergy members (the Arkansas priest sex abuse list) accused of sexual abuse and/or sexual assault of minors. The Sexual Assault team at Merson Law specializes in Catholic Clergy and Priest Sex Abuse and Sexual Assault cases.

This information found in this list is compiled from the Database of Publicly Accused Priests and does not state or imply that individuals facing allegations are guilty of a crime or liable for civil claims. The reports contained in the database are merely allegations. The U.S. legal system presumes that a person accused of or charged with a crime is innocent until proven guilty.

Similarly, individuals who may be defendants in civil actions are presumed not to be liable for such claims unless a plaintiff proves otherwise. Admissions of guilt or liability are not typically a part of civil or private settlements.

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Arkansas Priest Sex Abuse List

Merson Law’s Arkansas Priest Sex Abuse List was compiled from accounts of sexual abuse by a member of the Arkansas Catholic Church network. The names in this list are only those that have been found to be credible, however it is likely that there are names missing, due to the sheer number of accounts and the historical aversion to transparency by the Catholic Church.

This list is not endorsed by the Archdiocese of Mobile, which has yet to release the names of priests found guilty through its own internal investigations.

Last Name First Name Diocese Notes
Althoff Donald Little Rock, AR First named publicly as accused on diocese’s 9/10/18 list. One known victim. Leave of absence 1992. Removed from active ministry 1995.
Correnti Joseph Little Rock, AR First named publicly as accused on diocese’s 9/10/18 list. Two known victims. Died 2002.
Dagwell Robert Little Rock, AR First named publicly on Little Rock list 9/10/18. Number of victims unknown. Removed from active ministry 1986. Died 1997.
Fuhrmann Nicholas Little Rock, AR Suit filed 1994 alleging abuse at Subiaco Academy 1978-1979. Dismissed by Court on SOL. Another complaint filed 2002 alleging abuse 1976- 1979. Same person sued 2005 after received no response from diocese. Dismissed 5/05 on SOL. Worked in Fort Worth TX diocese 1981-1993. Permanently removed from active ministry 2002. Working in 2005 working at Subiaco Abbey farm. Included on Diocese of Little Rock list 9/10/18. Eight known victims.
McDaniel John Little Rock, AR First named publicly as accused on diocese’s 9/10/18 list. Three known victims. Died 1974.
McKay Anthony Little Rock, AR First named publicly as accused on Little Rock diocese’s 9/10/18 list. Worked in AR 1991-2001. Dismissed from priesthood 2004. Died 2015. Ten victims, none known in AR.
Mooney Edward Little Rock, AR First named publicly as accused on diocese’s 9/10/18 list. Two known victims. Left active ministry in 1971. Laicized 1974. Died 2009.
Sugrue Timothy Little Rock, AR Accused in 1992 civil suit of abusing a girl, age 8, and her sister in the 1970s at Air Force Base in AR. Sugrue did not testify; took the Fifth Amendment in deposition regarding involvement with children while working in Ohio, Georgia, Louisiana, Alaska and the Philippines. Resigned from Air Force in 1979 after investigation into allegations. Trial in 1993 resulted in $1.5 mil judgment against Sugrue, not Order. Dismissed from priesthood 2005. On Little Rock diocese’s 9/10/18 list. It noted one known victim. Living in FL in 2/19. On Baton Rouge diocese’s list in early 2019.
Torres Robert A. Little Rock, AR Diocese announced in 9/16 that Torres, a former, laicized priest, sexually abused at least two people over 35 years previously. The abuse involved members of Our Lady of Good Council parish, one referred to as a “youth.” Diocese said Torres admitted abuse, and likely sexually abused at least two or three other young people.Removed from ministry 1994. Laicized 2015, On diocese’s 9/10/18 list.

Please note that this Arkansas priest sex abuse list is not an exhaustive and complete list because new information of sexual abuses and sexual assaults by priests and clergy of the Roman Catholic Church becomes available daily.

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