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Priest Sex Abuse List: Roman Catholic Church Clergy Members Accused of Sexual Abuse or Sexual Assault

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Catholic Church Priest & Clergy Sex Abuse List

Merson Law has compiled a list of Roman Catholic Priests and Clergy members (the 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.

The Database of Publicly Accused Priests 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.

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Please note that this 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.

States in blue indicate a complete list of credibly accused priests and clergymen. States in black do not yet have a priest abuse list.

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  • Montana Catholic Diocese Priest Sex Abuse List
  • Nebraska Catholic Diocese Priest Sex Abuse List
  • Nevada Catholic Diocese Priest Sex Abuse List
  • New Hampshire Catholic Diocese Priest Sex Abuse List
  • New Jersey Catholic Diocese Priest Sex Abuse List
  • New Mexico Catholic Diocese Priest Sex Abuse List
  • New York Catholic Diocese Priest Sex Abuse List
  • North Carolina Catholic Diocese Priest Sex Abuse List
  • North Dakota Catholic Diocese Priest Sex Abuse List
  • Ohio Catholic Diocese Priest Sex Abuse List
  • Oklahoma Catholic Diocese Priest Sex Abuse List
  • Oregon Catholic Diocese Priest Sex Abuse List
  • Pennsylvania Catholic Diocese Priest Sex Abuse List
  • Rhode Island Catholic Diocese Priest Sex Abuse List
  • South Carolina Catholic Diocese Priest Sex Abuse List
  • South Dakota Catholic Diocese Priest Sex Abuse List
  • Tennessee Catholic Diocese Priest Sex Abuse List
  • Texas Catholic Diocese Priest Sex Abuse List
  • Utah Catholic Diocese Priest Sex Abuse List
  • Vermont Catholic Diocese Priest Sex Abuse List
  • Virginia Catholic Diocese Priest Sex Abuse List
  • Washington Catholic Diocese Priest Sex Abuse List
  • Washington, D.C. Priest Sex Abuse List
  • West Virginia Catholic Diocese Priest Sex Abuse List
  • Wisconsin Catholic Diocese Priest Sex Abuse List
  • Wyoming Catholic Diocese Priest Sex Abuse List

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Alabama Catholic Diocese Priest Sex Abuse List

 

Merson Law’s Alabama Priest Sex Abuse List was compiled from accounts of sexual abuse by a member of the Alabama 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
Bordenca Charles Birmingham, AL Accused of molesting a 12-year-old boy in the 1960s. “Retired” in 1991 but continued to work part time in the Mobile archdiocese. Removed by Bishop Foley in 2002 after the Dallas Bishops’ Conference. Also accused of inappropriately touching several men during counseling situations. Other minor victims known. Bordenca died 6/28/17. On diocese’s list 12/14/18. It notes that he was removed from ministry in 1989.
Cooke Kevin Birmingham, AL Removed in 2002 after he was accused of inappropriate contact with girl, age 14, more than 25 years previously. May have occurred when he was in seminary. Faculties withdrawn in 2003. On diocese’s list 12/14/18.
Cross Charles V. Birmingham, AL Removed 5/02. Alleged to have molested at least 4 male teenagers in the early 1960s. Had not served as parish priest since 1985 because of “unrelated claims of sexual misconduct.” Main duty was to oversee maintenance at diocese headquarters. Forced to retire 6/02 without privileges. One man sued Cross in 1995, claiming abuse 1960-1964. He had reported the allegations to the diocese in 1993. Case dismissed on SOL. Died 4/24/10. Referred to as “retired priest.” On diocese’s list 12/14/18.
Ventura John J. (Jack) Birmingham, AL Ordained for Diocese of Paterson NJ. Incardinated 1974 into Birmingham diocese. Removed in 1985 after allegations. On Birmingham diocese’s list 12/14/18.
Bendillo Nicholas Paul Mobile, AL Known as “Br. Vic.” Taught at McGill-Toolen High School in Mobile 1959-1998. Complaint received in 1998. Placed on leave. Received treatment. Arrested 4/03. Convicted. Sentenced in 2004 to 5 years prison. Multiple plaintiffs with allegations going back to 1963. Civil suit filed 2003 by two men. Settled in 2004. Two more suits filed 5/04. Released from prison hospital 7/04/07 at age 78. Sent to Missouri for treatment. On AL and MO sex offender registries. On Mobile archdiocese’s list 12/6/18. Noted to be deceased. On Jackson diocese’s list 3/19/19.
Brown Joseph Mobile, AL Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese of Mobile on its list 12/6/18. “Misconduct” noted to have been 1965-68. Assigned at some point to Shrine of the Holy Cross parish in Daphne. List doesn’t name Brown’s Order, whether he was a priest or religious brother, when he worked in the diocese or where the misconduct occurred. Prohibited from ministry in the archdiocese.
Cullen Thomas J. Mobile, AL Ordained in Ireland, his native country, for the Diocese of Mobile. Elevated to monsignor in 1966. Abuse alleged to have occurred in the 1950s. Retired 1996. Died 3/1/06 in Texas City, TX. Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 12/6/18.
Dahmen Vernon Mobile, AL Named as accused on the archdiocese’s list of credibly accused priests and deacons 12/6/18. “Misconduct” noted to have occurred mid-1970s-early 1980s. Deceased.
Evans Timothy Mobile, AL Named publicly as accused on the archdiocese’s list 12/6/18. “Misconduct” noted to have occurred in 1998. Assigned to parishes in Daphne, Monroeville, Bayou La Batre. Director of Office of Youth Ministry. Prohibited from ministry in the archdiocese.
Evans Timothy Wayne Mobile, AL Placed on leave 12/05 after allegations of sexual and substance abuse involving a teenage boy up to 6 years previously. One priest said rumors had circulated for at least three years before Archdiocese investigated. A 7/06 article said he remained in treatment in Alabama.
Gill Joseph C. Mobile, AL Named publicly as accused on the archdiocese’s list 12/6/18. “Misconduct” in late 1960s. Parish assignments in Birmingham, Warrington FL, Mobile, Grove Hill, Dothan, Bessemer, Guntersville, Chickasaw, Whistler. Deceased.
Grabowski Robert L. Mobile, AL Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese of Mobile on its list 12/6/18. “Misconduct” noted to have been in 1979. List says he was an Order priest or brother, but doesn’t name the Order, when he worked in the diocese or where the misconduct occurred. Assigned at some point to McGill-Toolen High School. Prohibited from ministry in the archdiocese. On the Sioux Falls, SD diocese’s list 3/21/19. Was reportedly assigned to St. Mary’s Inter-Parochial High School by the late 1950s, and by 1965 was the school’s superintendent. Sioux Falls notes that his faculties were permanently removed in 6/79 and he was laicized 3/21/92.
Hardman John Mobile, AL Named publicly as accused by the Archdiocese of Mobile on its list 12/6/18. “Misconduct” noted to have occurred 1972-78. Worked at some point at Most Pure Heart of Mary parish in Mobile. Deceased. On Baton Rouge diocese’s list in early 2019. In residence at some point at St. Catherine of Siena in Donaldsonville, LA.
Havens James A. Mobile, AL Removed from St. Vincent de Paul church as of 5/8/13 and placed on administrative leave after woman accused him of sexual abusing her at age 10 in 1989 at her family’s home. He was assigned to St. John’s parish in Butler at the time. District Attorney’s office notified. Allegation deemed credible. Died 2/27/18. On archdiocese’s list 12/6/18. It notes misconduct in 1986.
Keil Anthony A. Mobile, AL Named publicly as accused by the Mobile archdiocese on its list 12/6/18. Worked in the 1950s at St. Joseph’s in Maysville. Deceased. Per the 1956 Directory, he was a Josephite priest, middle initial A., surname spelled Keil, not Kiel as on the archdiocese’s list. Deceased.
Lawlor Edward J. Mobile, AL Named publicly as accused on the Mobile archdiocese’s list 12/6/18. Name misspelled Lawler. “Misconduct” noted to have occurred in 1972. Doesn’t say where. Parish assignments in Birmingham and Mobile. Deceased.
Leary Edward A. Mobile, AL Named publicly as accused on the Mobile archdiocese’s list 12/6/18. “Misconduct” noted to have occurred 1970-72. Assigned to Our Lady Queen of Peace in Selma at the time. Deceased.
Nicholson Patrick J. L. Mobile, AL Nicholson, a chaplain assigned to Air Force Academy, was accused of pressing a female freshman at Air Force Academy in 1984 into an improper sexual relationship after she had gone to him for counseling. The relationship resumed briefly in 1999. Woman told military investigators of the relationship in 1999 and he was discharged from Air Force in 2000. Another woman came forward in 2003 to allege abuse by Nicholson when she was 15 in 1970s. Previously part of Mobile AL diocese. On archdiocese’s list 12/6/18.
Nouwen Robert L. Mobile, AL Nouwen pled guilty 12/12 to possession of child pornography (boys). He was deacon at St. Vincent de Paul Church. Removed from ministry. Per 5/13 press release, he also admitted to federal authorities that he had raped two children. Sentenced to 70 months in federal prison and lifetime supervision after release. Archdiocese to ask that he be laicized. On archdiocese’s list 12/6/18.
Rutledge John Mobile, AL Named publicly as accused on the Mobile archdiocese’s list 12/6/18. “Misconduct” noted to have occurred 1968; no indication as to where. Rutledge was assigned at some point to St. Michael’s in Auburn. Deceased.
Savoie Johnny S Mobile, AL Mobile archdiocesan VAC was contacted apparently in late 2013 by man alleging that Savoie had engaged in ‘inappropriate sexual conduct’ with him as a boy aged 16-18 in about 2005 at St Lawrence church in Fairhope. Archdiocesan lawyer contacted county DA in 12/13 and 1/14. DA did not investigate because at age 16, the accuser was beyond the AL age of consent. Archdiocese did not place Savoie on leave, and it is not known whether AL child protection officials were notified. The archdiocese reportedly investigated by 2/16/14, when Savoie announced to parishioners: he had been accused, he ‘adamantly denied’ the allegation, and as the archdiocese ‘has determined that there is no evidence to support the accusation,’ he ‘will remain serving as pastor of St Pius X,’ where the principal of the grammar school reports to him. In Savoie’s 9/30/14 deposition in a case accusing him of ignoring bullying complaints at the school, he stated that the Fairhope boy was working part-time at St Lawrence.
Schrenger Arthur C. Mobile, AL Accused of abuse and placed on leave 2003. Per 12/05 article, he appealed to Rome the archdiocese’s finding that he had two instances of misconduct with minors prior to 1985. One 2003 article says he admitted abuse. No criminal prosecution because of statute of limitations. On archdiocese’s list 12/6/18. “Misconduct” noted to have occurred late 1960s-1982. Prohibited from ministry in archdiocese.
Sherlock J. Alex Mobile, AL Placed on leave 2/03. First complaint received by Archbishop Lipscomb in 1997 regarding abuse in 1970s. Sherlock admitted the incident; Lipscomb transferred him to another parish. At least 3 further credible allegations received between 2000 and 3/03. Sherlock admitted ‘relations’ with at least 3 students at McGill-Toolen High school. Resigned 2003. Died 2005. On archdiocese’s list 12/6/18. Misconduct noted to have occurred 1966-1982.
Smith Edward Eugene Mobile, AL Per 4/03 articles, archdiocese had given Smith’s file (along with several others) to District Attorney to investigate re charges of abuse. Archdiocese website said he was “Absent” on one day; the next day his name was not on the website. Per a 2/04 article Smith was on leave from the archdiocese 1985 -2002. Never charged. On archdiocese’s list 12/6/18. “Misconduct” noted to have occurred in 1984. Prohibited from ministry in the archdiocese.
Walton John J. Mobile, AL Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 12/6/18. “Misconduct” noted to have occurred in the 1970s. Parish assignments in Bayou La Batre, Brewton, Andalusia, Mobile, Semmes. Also in US Army Reserve. Deceased.
Ziter Nelson B. Mobile, AL Sued in 1994 by a man alleging physical and sexual abuse 1974-79 while Ziter was pastor of Our Lady Queen of Peace in Selma. Suit dismissed on SOL. Assignments included Queen of Peace in Selma, St. Philip Neri in Belle Fontaine, St. Elizabeth in Selma, and Our Lady of Lourdes in Mobile. Ziter died in 2000. On the Mobile archdiocese’s list 12/6/18.

Alaska Catholic Diocese Priest Sex Abuse List

Roman Catholic bishops in Alaska named priests who have been found credibly accused of sexually abusing a child as law enforcement officials examine the church’s response to an epidemic of abuse.

Merson Law’s Alaska Priest Sex Abuse List was compiled from the lists of names distributed by the Catholic Dioceses in the state of AK. Please note that not every Diocese is featured on the Priest Sex Abuse List, as some Dioceses have not contributed or found any credible accusations through their own internal investigations.

Last Name First Name Diocese Notes
De Domenico Dominic Anchorage, AK Allegations involve a manipulative relationship with a girl beginning at age 15 and the crossing of sexual boundaries (kissing, fondling, but no allegations of sexual intercourse) beginning at age 16 and continuing into adulthood. These events started in Mid 1970s in Anchorage. Order’s Sexual Misconduct Committee recommended his return to ministry. He is not in public ministry but lives in CA. He also served in Oakland Diocese.
Hornick J. Michael Anchorage, AK First incident of inappropriate behavior with woman in 1997 resulted in treatment. Resigned in 2009 as pastor of St. Nicholas of Myra Byzantine Catholic Church (part of Van Nuys Eparchy based in Phoenix) after 2nd woman came forward. 3rd accusation in 2011. Two of the women were considered “vulnerable adults”. After news released, two other women came forward to allege abuse as children. He ‘vehemently’ denied allegations. Laicization announced 4/29/15. Archdiocese stated in announcement re laicization that it was aware of 7 women with complaints against Hornick.
McMuldren John Anchorage, AK 3 brothers alleged in 1995 that they were abused by McMuldren in 1985 at a camp he ran for the Archdiocese of Anchorage. McMuldren denied the charges and Archbishop Hurley declared him innocent after extensive investigation. Transferred to Tyler TX Diocese in 1992 where he worked on the Diocesan Pastoral Council and as Director of Guidance and Counseling during 2003-2004 school year for Bishop T. K. Gorman Catholic School. As of 3/08 he was activities director of Holy Cross Village at Notre Dame.
Murphy Francis (Frank) A. Anchorage, AK Excardinated from Boston to Anchorage in 1964. Left Alaska in mid-1980s for alcoholism treatment. Reports of child sexual abuse involving at least 5 boys and pornography began to surface about same time. Worked in Boston after treatment. Boston personnel file released 2003 included 1985 police report. Removed in 1995. Five plaintiffs got $1.4M from Anchorage settlement 8/06. Retired to Gallup diocese but never officially worked there. See also new Boston AD database file from 8/11. Deceased.
Wells Robert J. Anchorage, AK Accused of abuse of a girl from age 10 to age 18. Girl notified Archdiocese in 1992, shortly after Wells died. His name not made public until 2004. The woman filed suit 12/05 and her claims were Included in 8/06 settlement with Archdiocese.
Astruc Rene Fairbanks, AK Native of France.Two or more pending claims against Astruc shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks diocese 1/25/10. Per the Jesuits West’s 12/7/18 list, Astruc sexually abused teenage girls over three decades in remote Native schools and orphanages where he worked. He died in 6/02.
Bartles Charles Arnold Fairbanks, AK One pending claim against Bartles shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. Believed to have taught at St. Johns-Jesuit-Loyola prep school in Shreveport, LA during 1960-1962 school years. Also worked in Brazil. Was working in New Orleans when he died 7/93.
Baud John B. Fairbanks, AK Native of France, became U.S. citizen 1926. Spent three decades in Nulato AK mission, with shorter stints at Copper Valley School in Glenallen, then in St. Mary’s, Kodiak and Ketchikan. Died 1968. Baud’s name is on the Fairbanks diocese’s list of “admitted, proven or credibly accused perpetrators of sexual abuse,” with one known complaint against him.
Beans, Sr. Pat Fairbanks, AK Described as Eskimo Elder and Deacon per 3/03 Alaskan Shepherd, a newsletter from Fairbanks Diocese. Two or more pending claims against Beans shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10
Benish Robert Fairbanks, AK Took vows as Jesuit brother in 1943. Came to Alaska in 1946 and left in 1989. Died in Spokane 4/24/91. Two or more pending claims against Benish shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10.
Convert Jules Fairbanks, AK Ordained in France. Served in AK 1942-78. Died in 1995. I n 2003 8 men filed suit alleging abuse from 1955 to about 1977. Most settled claims against Order but claims against diocese pending in 2003. Two settled completely & other plaintiffs joined the case. Total of 16-18 plaintiffs made accusations. AK Supreme Court ruled 8/06 that case could proceed. Claims included in 11/07 settlement with Jesuits. Another 19 claims settled 3/11 as part of Jesuit settlement. On Jesuit West’s 12/7/18 list.
Corrigal Robert F. Fairbanks, AK Worked in several parishes, including Pilot Station (1963-65), Marshall and Immaculate Conception. One pending claim against Corrigal shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. Died 5/88.
Donohue Norman E. Fairbanks, AK Two men filed suit against Diocese and Jesuit Order 9/06 alleging abuse by Donohue between 1967 and 1973 in Nulato, Alaska. He died in 1983. Also named in some of 43 civil suits filed 1/09 which alleged Jesuits knew of abuse over the years and did nothing. Two or more pending claims shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. Died 10/24/83.
Endal George S. Fairbanks, AK In 2005 suit, a woman accused Endal of sexually abusing her over a 3-yr period beginning in 1966 when she was 9. Two men joined suit 2/06. He was supervisor of two other Jesuit accused abusers, Lundowski and Smario. Did not act when he received complaints against them. Died 1996. Claims included in 11/07 settlement with the Jesuits. In 1/09 Plaintiffs filed 43 suits against Jesuits; many named Endal as abuser. Two or more pending claims in bankruptcy reorganization docs for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10.
Eordogh Andrew (Andras) M. Fairbanks, AK Sued 2006. Accused of abuse of one boy, beginning at age 4, in late 1960s in village of Holy Cross. Retired and living in Hungary per one 2006 article. Claims included in 11/07 settlement with the Jesuits. One pending claim shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. As of 2019, said to be living in Canada.
Evelyn Sister Fairbanks, AK One pending claim against Sr. Evelyn shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10.
Fallert Francis Fairbanks, AK Plaintiffs filed 43 suits 1/09 against Jesuit Order and its former provincial alleging that Order knew of abusive priests in Alaska and did nothing to stop them. One woman in the suit alleged abuse by Fallert at St. Michael’s 1956-1957. Died 6/90.Two or more pending claims shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10.
Fox Francis Fairbanks, AK One pending claim against Fox shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. Died in 1989 per Marquette Univ. records. Believed to be the nephew of Fr. John Fox.
Fox John P. Fairbanks, AK One pending claim against Fox shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. Worked in Hooper Bay parish from 1931-1946 and in Pilot Station parish between 1946-1965. Worked at St. Mary’s Mission under James Poole from 1963-1964. Died 1983.
Greif Harold J. Fairbanks, AK Two or more pending claims against Greif shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. Known to have worked with George Endal and James Poole, both known abusers. Worked in Nome 1969-1979. Died 10/91 at age 92 in Spokane, WA. Had been a Jesuit for 64 yrs.
Hargreaves Henry G. Fairbanks, AK Never sued. Name included in 11/07 settlement between Jesuits & 110 plaintiffs. In 2003 he was accused by a woman in her 60s of making improper advances. The bishop publicly apologized. Hargreaves was removed from parish & sent for evaluation. In 1/0943 plaintiffs in AK sued Order & Seattle Univ. Pres. the Rev. S. Sundborg alleging Sundborg knew about abuse by Hargreaves & others and did nothing. Two or more pending claims shown in bankru. reorg. docs for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. Died 02/22/13.
Hatrel Thomas Fairbanks, AK In 10/07 Hatrel was added as a defendant in existing litigation in Fairbanks. The abuse is alleged to have occurred between 1985-87 while Hatrel served at St. Ignatius parish in Alakanuk, Alaska. Died 05/07/88.. Claims included in 11/07 settlementwiththe Jesuits.
Jacobson James E. Fairbanks, AK Accused of raping two girls and fathering sons on both in 1966 & 1975. One of the women and both adult children filed suit in 2005 against Order and Jacobson in an attempt to collect past child supprt. 2006 suit says he also raped a 16-year-old girl in another village. Order knew in 1967 of “very serious moral charges” against him. Suits settled 3/07 for $1.96M. Other claims settled 11/07 w/ Jesuits. Two or more pending claims shown in bankru. reorg. docs for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10.
Jakes Ignatius J. Fairbanks, AK 3 women filed civil suit 9/06 against Diocese and Jesuit order claiming abuse by Jakes (an Inupiat Eskimo) in 1980s. He died in 1999. Claims included in 11/07 settlement with the Jesuit Order. He is referred to as a volunteer. Two or more pending claims shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. They refer to him as a Brother.
Lake, Sr. Joseph Fairbanks, AK One pending claim against Lake shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. Eskimo Deacon at Our Lady of the Snows Parish in Hoopers Bay. Deceased.
Landry Clint Fairbanks, AK Suspended from post as priest of Sacred Heart Cathedral in Fairbanks 5/23/14 for “revelations of internet computer misconduct.” Pled guilty 3/11/15 to one count of attempted coercion and enticement of a minor after child porn and sexually explicit instant messages were found on Landry’s computer. Paid a teenage boy in the Philippines to view live transmission of a minor engaging in sexual activity. Was longtime schoolteacher in New Orleans LA; arrived in Fairbanks 2009. Sentenced 6/15 to 10 yrs prison, followed by lifetime of supervised release.
Laudwein James R. Fairbanks, AK Accused in a 2005 lawsuit of molesting a 14-year-old Eskimo girl in 1980. Laudwein denied the accusations against him. He was working in Archdiocese of Portland in a ministry for the poor when the lawsuit was filed. At that time, he was placed on restriction leave. Claims included in 11/07 settlement with Jesuits. One pending claim shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10.
Linssen Paul H. Fairbanks, AK Native of Holland. Was pastor in Hamilton before becoming asst. pator in Tununak in 1956. Believed to have worked in Alaska at least from 1953-1960. Died in Sept. 1960 wheh his boat was caught in off-shore storm after leaving Bethel to make a supply trip to Nelson Island. One pending claim against Linssen shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10.
Llorente Segundo Fairbanks, AK Native of Spain. Spent 40 years working in remote Alaskan villages. Also worked in Boise City ID diocese between 1982 & 1988. Died 1/89. Sued 12/04. Accused of abuse between 1956-1957 by one plaintiff. Another plaintiff added to suit 8/05. Died 01/26/89. Claims included in 11/07 settlement with the Jesuits. Two or more pending claims shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10
Lundowski Joseph C. Fairbanks, AK Sued 2004. Accused of abuse of as many as 59 youths in villages in Alaska, including Hooper Bay, Stebbins and St. Michael, in 1960s and 1970s. Jesuits claim he was a volunteer and not a deacon, brother or priest. Claims relating to him were included in 11/07 settlement with Jesuits. Died 1996 in Chicago. Multiple claims in 2008 after Diocese filed Bankruptcy. In 1/09 plaintiffs filed 43 civil suits against Jesuits. Many named Lundowski as abuser.
Marion Jude Sister Fairbanks, AK One pending claim against Sr. Marion Jude shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10.
Mary Asia Sister Fairbanks, AK Two or more pending claims against Sr. Mary Asia shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10.
Mary Joanne Sister Fairbanks, AK One pending claim against Sr. mary Joanne shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10.
Mary Rosalia Sister Fairbanks, AK One pending claim against Sr. Mary Rosalia shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10.
McCaffrey Richard L. Fairbanks, AK Accused in 2005 of abuse of 3 girls in approx.1981. Placed on permanent leave when Bishop deemed allegations to be credible. Civil suit filed by 1 of the accusers 8/05. Second accuser joined the suit 10/05 Living in Colombiere Jesuit Community in Portland, OR when he died 5/06. Two or more pending claims shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10.
McIntyre William Fairbanks, AK Served at Alakanuk parish for 15 years, from 1968 until 1983. Also served at Sacred Heart church in Emmonak. Numerous other accused priests were also assigned to these two parishes. Two or more pending claims against McIntyre shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. Died 8/27/83.
McMeel Bernard Francis Fairbanks, AK Known as “Fr. Barney.” Worked in AK 1955 – 78. Accused in 2006 suit of abusing a child 1967-70 , ages 4-7. Suit claims he was transferred out of Alaska in 1978 after the order learned he had abused a child. He was assigned to the mission church on an Indian reservation in Great Falls, MT 1978 until his death 1/6/94. Claims included in 11/07 settlement with Jesuits. One pending claim shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. On Great Falls-Billings list 8/21/18. On Jesuits West list 12/7/18. It notes sex abuse of a minor in 1977, reported in 1978.
Menager Gabriel M. Fairbanks, AK As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (7/18/11) the province agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. Gabriel Menager is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. Worked in Alaska and Montana. Died 7/28/66.
Murphy Cornelius K. Fairbanks, AK One pending claim against Murphy shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. Known to have worked in Nome and, later, at Imacculate Conception parish in Fairbanks on several occasions between 1968-1984. Died 4/16/82.
Nawn Francis X. Fairbanks, AK Sued 12/04 by one man. Accused of abuse in 1963-1964. 8 more plaintiffs added in 2005 for a total of 9 plaintiffs (including 1 woman). Died 10/01/92. Claims included in 11/07 settlement with the Jesuits. No settlement with Diocese. Accused of abuse of 3 in 2009 civil suit against Jesuit order. Two or more pending claims shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10.
O’Connor Paul Cornelius Fairbanks, AK One pending claim against O’Conner shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. Worked at Pilot Station from 1931-1933 and at Hooper Bay from 1946-1953. Died 03/08/79.
Ornowski Gerald J. Fairbanks, AK Suit filed against Ornowski and his Order in 5/09 alleged that he abused a young girl in the village of Stebbins at least 3 times between 1990-1994. Bishop removed him 6/09 after learning of the suit. Order recalled him for testing and evaluation. Hadworked at St. Mark’s Univ. Parish & Catholic Center at the Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks since 1997. Ornowski denied the allegations. Suit dismissed by court 5/10 after plaintiff withdrew her claims.
Pascal Sister Fairbanks, AK Two or more pending claims against Sister Pascal shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10.
Plamondon James W. Fairbanks, AK Known to have worked at St. Francis Regis in Huslia between 1955/56 and 1962 and as resident priest at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Kotlik, Alaska between 1972-1975. Name is included on updated Fairbanks Diocese list of accused priests and religious with admitted, proven or credible accusations issued as part of bankruptcy procedure. One claim against him is shown. He left the priesthood in 1977, married, and died 05/24/89.
Poole James E. Fairbanks, AK Accused of abuse of girls in 1960s-70s at St. Mary’s Mission Boarding School and other places. Files show Jesuits knew of issues as early as 1960. Removed from longtime job at KNOM radio station (which he founded) 1988. Suit settled 2005. Admission. Multiple others pending in 2006. Another filed 2/07 against Jesuits for transferring Poole (with knowledge of his behavior) to Portland OR where he abused a young girl in 1960s. Settlement 11/07. More settlements in 2008, 03/11 and 02/14. Claims in Fairbanks Bankruptcy. Name included on Seattle archdiocese’s list 1/15/16. Worked at Bellarmine Prep and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tacoma 1990-2003. Was retired to the Jesuits’ Regis Community in Spokane in 2003. ‘Permanent Prayer and Penance’ status in 2016. Died in 3/18.
Reynolds Bradley R. Fairbanks, AK Suit filed 8/08 alleges Reynolds abused two boys at Toksook Bay No date given. A renown photographer and writer, Reynolds was often quoted as a spokesman for the Oregon Province. Worked at Seattle Univ. from 1983-1990. Removed from duties 8/08 and placed under 24 hr supervision at a Jesuit residence. The Order is continuing to investigate the allegations. Two or more pending claims shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. In 4/14, he was apparently working at Gonzaga Univ. as Assistant Director of Campus Ministry. Requests have been made to Seattle Archbishop and Tacoma Bishop to remove his privileges.
Rita Sister Fairbanks, AK One pending claim against Sr. Rita shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10.
Saalfeld Charles A. Fairbanks, AK Worked as teacher in Tacoma and Yakima, WA as well as in Fairbanks. One pending claim against Saalfeld shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. Worked at parish in Galena village at one time. Known to be a teacher at Monroe Catholic High School in Fairbanks in 1958. Died 03/05/78.
Smario Anton Fairbanks, AK Accused of molesting several girls when he was a “lay member” of Franciscans serving as a missionary on St. Michael Island in 1960s-’70s. He denied abuse but admitted being nude in front of girls occasionally. Sued by at least 4 of the girls in 2005. Claims included in 11/07 settlement with Jesuits. Plaintiffs filed 43 suits 1/09 alleging Jesuits had knowledge of abusive priests and did nothing. At least 2 named Smario. More claims filed 2010. 20 settled 3/11 as part of massive settlement.
Wood John J. {Jack} Fairbanks, AK Wood was added as a defendant in existing litigation 10/07. He is accused of abuse in Chevak, AK. He served in rural Alaska for approximately 12 yrs. Claims included in 11/07 settlement with Jesuits. One pending claim shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. Wood died 03/11/97.
Gutierrez Javier R. Juneau, AK A native of Mexico, he was ordained for Juneau Diocese. Accused of several incidents of inappropriate sexual behavior (mostly remarks) involving minors while serving as priest in AK from 1983-1988. One girl said he kissed her without permission. After therapy at Jemez Springs, bishop arranged for him to work in Tijuana, Mexico. He remained part of the Juneau Dicoese, “on duty outside the Diocese.” Bishop Warfel withdrew his faculties 7/02 after Dallas Bishops’ Conference.

Arizona Catholic Diocese Priest Abuse List

Merson Law’s Arizona Priest Sex Abuse List contains the names of credibly accused priests, clergy, and other Catholic officials. The Catholic Church has not endorsed this list or the names therein. Only a select few dioceses have put forward their own lists of offenders, as the Church seeks to protect its own.

Our list is for educational purposes. We wish to inform the general public and demonstrate the sheer magnitude of this horrific epidemic of sexual assault and pedophilia in the Catholic Church.

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Last Name First Name Diocese Notes
Bandiho Solomon Phoenix, AZ Priest of the Bukoba diocese in Tanzania. Administrator of Holy Cross parish in Mesa AZ 7/14-12/14. Caught in sting seeking to pay for sex with 16-yr-old girl. Arrested 12/12/14 on suspicion of child prostitution. Also assisted at St. Helen in Glendale. Removed from ministry. Doctoral student at Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara Univ. in Berkeley CA; AZ assignment was part of work-study.
Bredemann George V. Phoenix, AZ Attended 3 seminaries; one said he should never be a priest. Former executive for Boy Scouts. Abused 15 boys before becoming a priest and at least 8 after. Arrested 1988. Sentenced 1 yr jail in 1989 and lifetime probation (after intervention by Bp O’Brien). Victims were 8, 10 and 14 yrs old. Arrested in Miami trying to flee to Brazil. Sentenced to 45 years. Civil suits filed in 1990 and 1992; settled 1991 & 1994. ishop knew of past allegations prior to ordination. Laicized 2003. Died in prison 4/12.
Briceno (Brecino) Joseph Cervantez Phoenix, AZ Placed on leave in 1992 after accusations he abused a young brother and sister in early 1980s. Privileges not permanently removed until 2002. Indicted 2003. Left for Mexico in 1992 and was an active priest there. Diocese asked him to return but he refused. Finally waived extradition and was returned to Phoenix in Jan. 2006. Trial started 10/11/06. Pleaded guilty 10/16/06. Sentenced to 2 yrs prison and 3 yrs probation and to register as sex offender.
Colleary Patrick J. Phoenix, AZ Accused in 2002 of abusing an 11-yr-old boy in 1979. Arrested 12/02 but released on technicality because incident had been reported to police more than 7 yrs previously. Fled to Ireland. Woman says he seduced her in mid 1970s when she was 17. Accused of abuse of another boy in 1970s and indicted 2003. Extradition denied. Civil suit filed and settled.
Florez (Flores) Laurence (Lawrence) Phoenix, AZ Ordained for Gallup NM diocese. Became priest of Phoenix diocese when it was when established in 1969. Two men (one was his nephew) claimed abuse over a period of several years by Florez, J. Giandelone, and Henry Perez. Abuse of both boys allegedly occurred while Florez was under treatment at St. Joseph’s Center. Civil suit filed 6/30/93. On 5/16/96 the AZ Supreme Court at 1996 Ariz. Lexis 59 ruled that 1 plaintiff’s case barred by SOL. No mention of 2nd plaintiff in ruling. Florez left priesthood before the suit was filed. He is deceased. On Gallup diocese’s list 12/10/18.
Fushek Dale J. Phoenix, AZ Vicar General 200-2004. Named Monsignor 2/02. Civil suit settled 2002. Accused of sexual harassment. by a Life Teen staff member. Criminal charges filed 11/05 re abuse of five youths 1985-1994. Another civil suit filed in 2005 alleged that he gave a youth alcohol and masturbated while the youth was molested by Mark Lehman. This suit settled in 12/06 for $100K. In 2007 established the Praise and Worship Center in Chandler, AZ. Executive Director. Excommunicated by Bishop 12/08 for offering his own non-denominational services. Laicization announced 2/16/10. Pleaded guilty to 1 count 4/10. Sentenced to 364 days probation.
Giandelone John Maurice Phoenix, AZ Arrested in 1984 and confessed that he had molested youth for several yrs.. Civil suit filed 3/04. Pled guilty in 1985 to attempted sexual misconduct with minor; sentenced to 1 yr jail on work furlough and 5 yr probation. Named in other civil suit in1993 & 2003. Convicted again in 2003 and sentenced to 1 yr 10 mo in prison & 3 yrs probation for abuse in 1979. Lives in Ft. Myers, FL as of 2/10. On national Sex Offender Registry. Reportedly voluntarily left the priesthood.
Gielow Charles Phoenix, AZ Phoenix Diocese announced 3/14 that Order had recently revealed a credible allegation against Gielow involving sexual abuse of a minor in late 1970s. Served at Sacred Heart Parish in Prescott from 1960 to 1966. Also spent time at Calif State at Los Angeles and East Los Angeles Colleges before becoming Chaplain of Newman Club at Southwest Texas State Univ (San Marcos) from 1969-1975. Also worked at Cursillo Center, now known as the Mount Claret Retreat Center, from January 1976 to June 1980. Died 06/29/80
Graf Harold P. Phoenix, AZ Suspended in 6/02 for sexual misconduct with a child. Article says diocese learned of abuse in 1994; another says 1974. On-line petition in support of Graf said the matter occurred 28 years prior and was handled then. Per a 5/03 article, Graf had been assigned to nine parishes and the Newman Center at Northern AZ University prior to his suspension. Permanently barred from ministry by Bishop O’Brien. No criminal or civil charges filed.
Henn Joseph John Phoenix, AZ Civil suit filed 6/03 by one accuser. Indicted by grand jury 7/03 on 13 counts of child molestation of 3 boys between 1979-1981. Found working in Rome and arrested 7/05. Officials refused to make him return to states. He fought extradition while living under house arrest in Rome. Official extradition ordered 7/06 but Henn fled just prior to announcement and current whereabouts unknown. 1 civil suit settled for $50,000 in 2006.
Hurtado Jose Phoenix, AZ Per 10/06 article, there is one outstanding civil suit naming Hurtado as an abuser. Hurtado died in 1981. No further information known.
Lam Sung Phoenix, AZ Lam, a priest from Cambodia, was acused in 1993 of lewd and lascivious acts, a misdemeanor, but was not prosecuted. No further information found. Not in 1993 or 2002 Catholic Directory.
LeClaire Karl Phoenix, AZ Placed on leave 2001. Man filed suit 8/02 alleging that LeClaire abused him for 7 yrs beginning when he was 13. LeClaire was parish priest and princial of parish grade school. LeClaire would take boy with him on trips and cruises to Alaska and Mediterranean. Indicted 5/03 and pled guilty 10/04. Sentenced 1/05 to 1 yr jail and 3 yrs probation. One claim re abuse in 1993 settled for $40K in 2006.
Lehman Mark Allen Phoenix, AZ Placed on leave 1990. Sentenced in 1992 to 10 yrs prison without parole for fondling one young girl and sentenced to life time parole for abuse of 3 additional girls and one boy. Released from prison 2002. Diocese provided financial support while in prison and gave him $1000 and other benefits when released. 1/05 civil suit alleging abuse of 1 youth in 1985 was settled 12/06 for $100K. Laicized 4/12/06. Listed on AZ sex offender registry.
Lessard Joseph Marcel Phoenix, AZ Admitted in 1986 to sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy. Two felony charges were reduced to misdemeanors in a plea bargain after Bishop O’Brien wrote to the judge requesting leniency because Lessard was remorseful. Sentence was three years probation and $100 fine. Continued to work as priest, including time as a hospital chaplain in the Rockford IL diocese. Removed from ministry by hospital and Rockford diocese in 2/01. Removed from ministry by Phoenix diocese 2002. Phoenix diocese settled the civil case in 2006 for $50K. Living in Thailand per 11/06 article. On Rockford diocese’s list 11/14/18.
Lopez Jorge Ortiz Phoenix, AZ Man filed suit in 1994 alleging that he was altar boy at Sacred Heart in Prescott in 1975 and that Lopez molested him in the rectory. Police report at the time indicated that the victim was intoxicated when he entered Lopez’s room but Lopez admitted full responsibility and punishment for the abuse. He promised to pay for victim’s counseling but did not. Suit settled 1996. Also served in Oakland diocese.
Madrid Saul Phoenix, AZ Man had filed suit 6/03 alleging that Madrid, a native of Mexico, had drugged and sexually assaulted him in 1987 when he was a minor. Suit says officials of the Archdiocese used spiritual arguments and victim’s devout faith to keep him from filing lawsuit or reporting the abuse when it occurred. Madrid was sent for treatment to Paraclete center in 1988 and then was reassigned. Resigned 2002. Civil suit settled 2005.
Minogue Michael Phoenix, AZ Accused of sexual harassment of a young man. Resigned in 2005. First reports said he resigned for health reasons. Later clarified. Reinstated in Jan. 2007. Shown as “retired” per the Diocesan website accessed on 6/4/08.
Morgan Harry R. Phoenix, AZ Ordained for Gallup diocese. Became a priest of the Phoenix diocese when it was created in 1969. Arrested 2/17/75 on charges he abused a 9-year-old boy at Church of the Ascension in Fountain Hills AZ. Pled no contest 8/75. Sentenced to 10 years probation 10/75. Died in 1995. Newly named on Phoenix diocese’s list released 10/15/12. Added to Gallup diocese’s list 12/10/18.
O’Brien Thomas J. (Bishop) Phoenix, AZ Phoenix bishop 1982-2003. In 6/03, to avoid indictment on a charge of obstructing justice, admitted to covering up child sex abuse by priests, a felony. Arrested days later, charged in a fatal hit-and-run car accident. Resigned. Convicted in 2/04, received probation and community service. Accused in 1/17 lawsuit of repeated sexual abuse of a boy when he was a 2nd to 5th grader at St. Aquinas in Litchfield and St. Vincent de Paul in Phoenix, 1977-1982. Abuse allegedly including oral sex. O’Brien denied the allegations. Diocese notified in 9/16. Died 8/26/18.
Pelton Maxwell “Ron” Phoenix, AZ Ordained deacon from Nov 1991 until October 2000 at Immaculate Conception Church in Cottonwood. He retired in 2000. Pelton was arrested 10/09 and charged with molesting a 10 yr old boy for several months. Faculties revoked by Bishop. Named in civl suitfiled 5/10 which is set for trial 3/14. Died 11/11/10 before final charges filed.
Perez Henry Phoenix, AZ Incardinated in Phoenix as Marist. Sued twice in Phoenix 1993. Accused of abuse. Incardinated in Orange 1989. Leave in 1991. Appears on both LA archdiocese report errata and on Orange report of abusive priests. 2 civil suits 2003. Left priesthood to marry .Indicted in Phoenix 2003 for abuse of 2 in 1970s-early 1980s. Died early 2003.
Rausch (Bp) James S. Phoenix, AZ Former Sec. General of the NCCB, Rausch was bishop of Phoenix Diocese from 1977 until his death in 1981. In 11/01 man gave a deposition in a case involving the Tucson Diocese and Msgr. Robert Trupia in which he stated that he was 17 when he began a sexual relationship with Rausch and over 18 when he was involved with Trupia. and William T. Byrne. Trupia attempted to blackmail Tucson Diocese in 1992 by saying that he would release info on Bishop Rausch and the young man.
Salinas Marcel Phoenix, AZ In 1976, Salinas was the Phoenix Diocese director of Cursillos. As of Oct. 2006, one outstanding lawsuit names Salinas as an abuser while he served at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Mesa. Died 3/26/97. Lived in Mesa AZ No further information found.
Sherwood Wilputte Alanson ‘Lan’ Phoenix, AZ Arrested 1984 and 1986 for public indecency. Arrested and convicted 1993 of sexual contact and attempted sexual contact with a 14 yr old boy in 1987 at St. Benedict Church in Chandler. Sentenced to 10 yrs in prison. Wrote in diary of over 1800 male partners,of whom 22 were minors. Released from jail 11/03 and placed at Arizona State Hospital for evaluation as sex offender. On lifetime probation. Disappeared 2005 until 11/08 arrest. On AZ sex offender registry 2/4/12.
Spaulding John D. “Jack” Phoenix, AZ Removed without faculties 6/11 when accused of sexual misconduct with minor in mid-1980s at St. Maria Goretti in Scottsdale. Review board found allegation credible. County Atty did not investigate since no complaint received (because alleged victim was dead). 2nd man filed complaint 8/11 but SOL prevented prosecution. Two more accusers came forward. Father of original victim filed suit 6/12. Special Tribunal in Rome 1/14 recommended laicization. Must be approved by Vatican.
Suttle Richard Allen Phoenix, AZ Accused 2008 of sexual abuse 1982-83 at Sacred Heart grammar school in Prescott AZ as teacher and coach. Phoenix diocese investigated; referred case to Claretians whose review board found allegation credible, i.e. possible. Suttle denies. Bourgade Catholic HS in Phoenix 1988-98; Vietnam missionary 2002; principal of Sacred Heart 2006-2008. In residence IHM parish in San Antonio TX Summer 2008. Assigned in 2010 to direct HS in East Nigeria. As of 6/13 in Buenos Aires Argentina with Claretian UN team.
Van de Ven Kenneth A. Phoenix, AZ Accused of sexual harassment of a young male and placed on leave in 6/05. Congregation initially told he left for health reasons. Later statment clarified situation. In 1/07, Diocese would have reinstated him but he declined.
Vovko John Willliam Phoenix, AZ Ordained in Cleveland Diocese. Came to Arizona in approx. 1986. Served as teacher at Mesa High School. Convicted 1990 and sentenced to 1 yr in jail for trying to molest a boy, age 2. Lifetime probation. His teaching certificate was to have been revoked. He is shown as “absent on leave” from Cleveland per the 1988 Catholic Directory. Not in 1989, 1990 or 1993 editions.
Butler Richard Edmund Tucson, AZ Butler was a Dominican priest and served in Tucson at St. Thomas More Newman Center from 1968 to 1974. While in Tucson, Butler was chaplain-director of Los Changuitos Feos de Tucson, a Mexican mariachi band of young men between the ages of 13-17, and travelled with them on tour throughout the United States and Mexico. He died in 1988. In 3/03 Diocese reviewed personnel files and announced Butler and others had been subject of credible allegations of sexual misconduct involving minors.
Byrne William T. Tucson, AZ Byrne accused of molesting a youth in 1970s. Suit filed 4/99. At least one other suit filed against Byrne. In 2/02 Diocese announced it had settled 11 civil suits involving 10 plaintiffs for $14M. Unknown number of these cases alleged abuse by Byrne.Two sisters filed suit 8/02 alleging that Byrne abused their brothers during the 1960s and that the brothers then abused the two sisters. At least one of the brothers had participated in the Feb. 2002 settlement. Byrne died 1991.
Callanan Patrick J. Tucson, AZ Callanan, who died in 1975, is included on 6/02 list of 15 priests with ties to Tucson Diocese who are alleged to have abused minors. Article says allegation was received in 6/02. No other information known.
Cocio Carlos Tucson, AZ Per 6/02 statement from Diocese, Cocio was suspended form ministry in 1993 after allegations of sexual misconduct with an adult. Also in 1993, a parent made allegation to Diocese concerning child sexual abuse that had been reported to sheriff in 1989. Sheriff decided not to prosecute but a report was given to diocese at that time. Still on leave per 2002 Catholic Directory and still being supported by church per 2007 article.
Cordova Hernandez Jorge Washington Tucson, AZ Home diocese is Quito, Ecuador. Accused in 2005 of abusing two teenage girls during his assignment to St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Yuma from 1988 to 1991. He was indicted but fled to Ecuador before he could be arrested. He was arrested by police in Spain in 6/07 and was expected to be extradited to the US. Indicted in 2 counties. Unable to locate further information.
DeChant Ron Tucson, AZ DeChant worked as a deacon at St. Francis de Sales Parish in Tucson from 1981 to 1984. Diocese announced in 2004 that it had learned from police that DeChant had been arrested in 1984 after an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct with minors. DeChant died in 1984.
Doran John P. Tucson, AZ Per 9/02 article, Doran was accused of abuse in 1963. Per a church spokesman, the diocese was also aware of another potential allegation from the same time period. Abuse may have actually occurred in Phoenix which was part of Tucson diocese at the time. Doran retired in 1990 and died in 1997.
Dyke George M Tucson, AZ Dyke, who died in 1971, was placed on leave in 1965 and was laicized in 1968 at his own request. Trained at Catholic University in Washington DC 1949-1951. Dean 1953-1960. His name was released in 2003 by the Tucson diocese as having been named in credible accusations of child molestation. No information on victims or time of abuse.
Gluch Robert A. Tucson, AZ Multiple allegations. Per a 2002 lawsuit, abused a boy beginning at age 13 in 1965. Sued at least twice in 2003 in Arizona. Also sued in California. Died 1993. At least two claims included in Tucson settlement as part of bankruptcy.
Guillen Juan Tucson, AZ Pled guilty in 2003 to abuse of three boys. Received 10-year sentence & lifetime probation. Seven plaintiffs filed four civil suits by 2004. Some abuse alleged to have occurred in Monterey CA diocese. Some claims included in 2005/2006 settlement in AZ. Trial of one suit filed in CA was set for 6/09. Suit alleged abuse of one youth for years by Guillen and Velez, beginning in 1988 when boy was age eight. Settled 5/09 for $1.2M. Removed from priesthood 2005. Released from prison 10/11 and broke probation. On Monterey diocese’s list 1/2/19. It notes report to diocese in 2003 of abuse in 1992.
Judd Richard Tucson, AZ In 3/03 Diocese released names of Judd and four other priests and a deacon who had been accused of abuse. News release said Judd was living in Tucson in early 1970s and had an employment relationship with Salpointe Catholic High School and two churches. Deceased (possibly in 1988). No specific information on victims. Might be the same priest as Rev Richard P Judd of Buffalo; see that entry in this database.
Manzo Fernando L. Tucson, AZ Civil suit filed 1/04 by Manzo’s nephew alleging abuse by his uncle for 4 years, beginning when Plaintiff was 8. Some of the abuse is alleged to have occurred at San Felipe De Jesus Parish in Nogales so Diocese is named as a Defendant. Police investigating. Bishop placed Manzo on leave in 12/03 and Manzo fled. Diocese reports he was “removed from priesthood” in 2010.
Meunier Lucien J Tucson, AZ AKA Pedro Luke, Luke Munier, Lucien Muernier, Pedro Luc de la Pierre, etc. Native of Canada. Bishops there allegedly knew of his abuse of at least 1 child as early as 1966. ‘Pilgrim priest’ went from diocese to diocese. Accused of molesting 10-year-old CO boy in 1972. Pueblo bishop arranged for treatment at Servants of Paraclete in NM; Meunier didn’t show up. USCCB president Cardinal Bernardin said to have been warned. Meunier granted faculties in Tucson AZ 1974. Convicted 1976 of abusing two boys there. Spent 2 years at AZ mental health facility, released; apparently charges dropped, guilty charge vacated. Charged 10/89 with abuse of 6 boys in British Columbia in 1950s and 1960s. Also accused of abuse of girl. Died 1/20/90 days before scheduled extradition to Canada. Named in many law suits filed 1998-2004. Name included on Gallup diocese’s 12/14 list of credibly accused clerics.
Miller Francis Tucson, AZ Miller was ordained for the Order of Discalced Carmelites in 1949 and apparently worked at St. Margaret Mary parish in the Tucson diocese between 1955 and 1963. He left the diocese in 1963. As of 2005 he was living in a retirement facility run by the Order. 3/03 article reports credible accusations of child molestation against him. He has been placed on leave.
Miranda Ray Tucson, AZ In 3/03. the names of Miranda, a deacon for the diocese from 1982-1983, and five priests were identified by the Diocese as child abusers. Miranda served at St. Andrew the Apostle Parish in Sierra Vista for the year that he served as a deacon. He wassuspended from all ministry in 1983 and has not functioned as a deacon since that time. No indication of age or sex of victim or Miranda’s current status in 2007.
Oliver John A. Tucson, AZ Per 2002 article, in 1967 Oliver was alleged to have picked up a 14-year-old boy who was hitchhiking home. Instead of taking him home, boy says Oliver drove him to a house, gave him alcohol and molested him. Diocese said Oliver pleaded guilty but it is unclear what plea involved. He was sentenced to 6 or 7 yrs probation. Sheriff’s report from case included a comment suggesting prior cover-ups by the diocese. Retired in 2000; placed on leave 5/02. Supervised R. Trupia. Deceased prior to 8/11.
Pirrung George Tucson, AZ Man came forward in 2003 to say that Pirrung molested him in mid 1950s. Tucson Diocese then searched archives and found 2 more allegations dating to 1966. Archives revealed no action on the part of Diocese. Diocese now says all allegations are credible.Reports referred to police; no action expected due to statute of limitations. Became part of the Phoenix Diocese when it was created in 1969; retired from there in 1997. Phoenix diocese removed his priestly faculties after learning of the allegations.
Purcell Thomas Patrick Tucson, AZ Name appeared in 6/02 article listing 15 priests with ties to Tucson diocese who had been accused of child sexual abuse. Purcell worked in the Tucson diocese from 1982-1984 as a visiting priest. Came from St. Louis area. Convicted 2003 of abuse of 13 yr old in 1982-1983. Received 9.5-year sentence. In 8/11, Tucson refers to him as a Diocese of Fresno priest who has been suspended from ministry.
Ranft Paul J. Tucson, AZ One woman filed suit 6/04 alleging abuse by Ranft and six other priests while she was a student at Immaculate Heart Academy from 1962-1965. Ranft is the main abuser listed in the petition and other priests are mostly identified only by last names. Ranft, who died in 2001 at age of 86, moved to Tucson from Kentucky in 1953 because of health problems, including severe asthma.
Riol Claudio Tucson, AZ Riol, a native of Peru, was added 12/04 to the Diocese’s list of priests with “credible allegations.” He worked in the Diocese between 1960 and 1966. Also named in 4/05 civil suit re abuse at Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary convent in Tucson. Deceased.
Riter Rosaria Tucson, AZ In 11/03 Diocese of Tucson announced credible sexual abuse allegations against Sr. Riter dating back to 1949-1953 when she served on faculty of Sacred heart School. Riter died in 1996. Allegations were reported to police. Complainant was a boy at the time of the abuse but no other specific information as to age.
Rosensweig Walter F. Tucson, AZ In 3/96, man sued Rosensweig and Diocese alleging abuse on at least two occasions in 1981. Suit settled out of court 8/97 with no amount disclosed. Rosensweig was former chancellor of diocese. He was placed on leave in 1996. He retired in 2001. In 6/02 the diocese ordered him not to perform any public ministry because of the past allegations. Named in second lawsuit filed 11/03.
Rourke Charles Tucson, AZ Rourke was suspended from ministry in 1984 for alcohol related medical reasons. Committed suicide in 1993. Diocese became aware of allegations of child abuse against him. On leave of absence 1969-1973 and assigned to Archdiocese of Santa Fe. Returned to duty with Tucson diocese in 1973-1975 and 1981-1984, with another leave of absence 1975-1981 between those assignments. Died by suicide 4/14/93 while under investigation for alleged abuse of children in Albuquerque. Named in civil suit which settled in 2006 as part of Tucson bankruptcy. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. On Diocese of San Bernardino list 10/9/18. Diocese aware in 1979 of alleged abuse in 1979.
Sanz Julian Tucson, AZ Sanz, a native of Spain, came to diocese in 1980. Became diocesan priest in 1994. Placed on leave 10/02 after youth said he had been molested in Aug. Another victim came forward later to say he was molested at age 11 during confession in 1982. Arrested in 2/03 on 2 counts of sexual abuse of a child and pleaded no contest to allegations Sentenced to prison for 5 yrs in 10/03. Civil suit filed 1/04 by the same man in criminal charges. “Removed from priesthood 2010.”
Schlueter/Schleuter Clemens M. Tucson, AZ Ordained for the Diocese of Steubenville. Moved to Diocese of Tucson in 1961. Name spelled variously as “Schleuter” and “Schlueter, ” consistently “Schlueter” after 1965. Incardinated into Tucson diocese in 1978. Retired in 1990. Announcement in 6/02 that Schlueter had been suspended from ministry in 1997 after the diocese learned of an allegation of child abuse dating to the 1960s. Died 9/09.
Schoolcraft Byron Wayne Tucson, AZ Per Diocese of Tucson list accessed 8/5/11, Schoolcraft has been suspended from ministry as deacon. He served at Our Mother of Sorrows Parish in Tucson from 1981-1984. No further information found.
Speers Phillip G. Tucson, AZ Speers, a former seminary student and teacher at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School in Yuma, was accused of abusing at least 5 girls in 2nd grade class in 1999-2000 as well as possession of child pornography. $1.8M settlement in 2003 with 5 girls andtheir families. Convicted in 2002 and 2003 but decisions reversed by AZ court of appeals. Retried 8/07 and found guilty. Sentenced to 34 yrs in prison. Possession of child porn charges dropped.
Stencil Steven G. Tucson, AZ Vocations director. In 2000 a youth complained to Church officials that Stencil had groped him at a pool party in 1999 when he was 17. The matter was turned over to police. Church investigation said it was accidental. Same youth complained again in 2002. Placed on leave in 2001 after violating diocesan policy forbidding priests from being in the company of minors overnight. He had taken a trip to Mexico with one parent and several teenage boys. Diocese said he was “removed from priesthood” in 2011.
Stromberg Floyd G. Tucson, AZ Stromberg named in 9/02 article about sexual misconduct with minors. He retired 3/02 but was placed on leave 7/02 after confirming a 1966 allegation that surfaced 6/02. Named in 4/05 civil suit as one of several abusers of girl at Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary convent between 1954-1938. Also named in 3/06 suit by one man claiming abuse at same convent. Died 12/2007.
Teta Michael J. Tucson, AZ Came to Tucson from Trenton Diocese in 1978 and became member of Tucson Diocese in 1982. Abuse alleged to have occurred during his first assignment in Tucson from 1978-1980. Placed on leave in 1991. Accused of child abuse in several of the 11 lawsuits filed between 1999 and 2002 which were settled by Tucson Diocese 1/02. Named in another suit filed 9/04. Laicization announced 8/5/04. Often associated with R. Trupia, another abuser. Diocese paid him $900 mo from 1991-2004.
Thompson James Tucson, AZ Thompson’s name appears for the first time in 2/04 articles reflecting information released by Diocese on 26 priests with credible accusations of child sexual abuse. . Article says that he served at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Phoenix in 1964-65 when the parish was in the Diocese of Tucson. Thompson died in 1982. No information on victim or age at time of alleged abuse.
Trupia Robert C. Tucson, AZ Served as Judicial Vicar. Accusations date back to seminary. Suspended in 1992. Named in several suits from 1994 – 2002. Claims included in 11 lawsuits which were settled by Tucson Diocese 1/02. Arrested and charged 2001. 7 criminal charges dismissed on SOL 2001. One suit set for trial 6/04. Bp Moreno and other diocese staff did affidavits re Trupia refusal of treatment in 1992 and his blackmail and allegations about another Bishop in Diocese. Laicized 2004. Living in MD in 2010.
Underwood Gary E. Tucson, AZ Arraigned 11/06 on 8 counts of molesting two boys under the age of 15 in 1983 and 1984 at St. Odilia’s Catholic Church. He was at the church from 1982-1988. He was working as Air Force chaplain in Louisiana when the diocese placed him on leave. Indicted again 5/07 on charges of abusing another youth in 1985-1986. Pleaded guilty 5/08 to abuse of 3. Sentenced to 10 yrs prison & lifetime probation 8/08. In 7/09 Court had to reduce probation to 3 yrs.
Zamorano Richard Tucson, AZ It was learned in 6/06 that Zamorano had been removed by Tucson diocese in 2012 after he took a mentally disabled adult parishioner to a motel, gave him alcohol and sexually assaulted him. Zamorano was also a teacher at Salpointe Catholic High School in Tucson at the time of his removal. District Attorney’s office investigated but no charges were filed. Civil suit filed 6/14 naming Zamorano, Diocese of Tucson and Diocese of El Paso where Zamorano worked at San Elizario Parish before coming to Tucson in 2002. He took a leave of absence from El Paso to care for his mother in Tucson. The 2010 Catholic Directory says he was still part of El Paso on duty outside the diocese.

Arkansas Catholic Diocese Priest Abuse List

Roman Catholic bishops in Arkansas named priests who have been found credibly accused of sexually abusing a child as law enforcement officials examine the church’s response to an epidemic of abuse. To view the Diocese of Little Rock’s official list, follow this link to the Diocese of Little Rock Priest Sex Abuse Letter.

Merson Law’s Arkansas Priest Sex Abuse List was compiled from the lists of names distributed by the Diocese of Little Rock in the state of AR, along with credible accusations. This list may differ slightly from Little Rock’s official statement, as the names below are those men whose accusations have been deemed credible by sources outside the Catholic Church.

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.

California Catholic Diocese Priest Abuse List

Merson Law’s California Priest Sex Abuse List contains the names of credibly accused priests, clergy, and other Catholic officials. The Catholic Church has not endorsed this list or the names therein. Only a select few dioceses have put forward their own lists of offenders, as the Church seeks to protect its own.

Our list is for educational purposes. We wish to inform the general public and demonstrate the sheer magnitude of this horrific epidemic of sexual assault and pedophilia in the Catholic Church.

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Last Name First Name Diocese Notes
Bradley John “Jack” A. Fresno, CA Per 12/03 article, woman had filed suit alleging that when she was 17 and pregnant in early 1960s, her family sent her to live with friends in Fresno. Suit says that Bradley, a priest at St. Agnes Mission, abused her for five months while she was pregnant. He is not indexed in Official Catholic Directory after 1970.
Brown (Bp) Tod D. Fresno, CA Bishop of Boise City ID 1989-98; Bishop of Orange CA 1998-2012. Retired. Man came forward in early 2007 to allege abuse in Bakersfield in 1965 by when he was approximately 12 yrs old. The man produced copies of correspondence to and from the Fresno diocese in 7/97 re the alleged abuse. He also wrote to Cardinal Mahony in 2002. Brown admitted in deposition 9/07 that he had been accused and that church had investigated. He denied the abuse. Retirement announced 9/12.
Ceniza Hermy Dave O. Fresno, CA Civil suit filed 4/10 alleges that the priest abused and stalked one youth while at St. Francis Church in Bakersfield around 1991 In 1993 Accuser called Bishop Steinbock who met with him and promised Ceniza would no longer be a priest. Now Accuserhas learned that Ceniza is living in Philippines and is still a priest. The suit alleges fraud on part of Diocese.
Collins (in Fresno) James Fresno, CA Woman filed suit 12/03 alleging abuse by Collins for five years in early 1960s when she attended St. Mary’s Church in Buttonwillow. Collins also served at churches in Avenal and Lemoore. Suit settled 8/06 for $875,000. (Appears to be different person than James Collins of NY).
Flores Miguel Fresno, CA From Guadalajara, Mexico. Ordained in Bolivia. Ministered and taught in Chile. Studied in Argentina and Australia. Taught in Peru, studied in Colombia. Arrived in the Fresno diocese from Mexico in 1999. Accused by a 16-year-old girl in 2002 of sexual assault 1/02-2/02. She was his office assistant at parishes in Tranquility and Hanford. Acquitted by jury 8/02 on three counts of forcible rape, three counts of sex with a minor and charge of making threats and intimidating a witness. Returned to active ministry. Case reopened in 2019 after new information deemed credible. Placed on leave in 2/19.
Gabriel Benjamin Fresno, CA Originally from Philippines. Sued 2003. Accused of abuse of one youth at St. Jude Parish in Earlimart for two years in the mid-1970s Not in parish assignment after 1980. Apparently retired in 1986. Not in 1989 Catholic Directory.
Gamel Robert Fresno, CA Removed 8/15/14. Investigated by police for alleged internet-related sex crimes involving at least one teenage boy. Computers and hard drives seized from rectory of St. Joseph’s in Los Banos where he had worked since 2009. Police said parishioners were uncomfortable with Gamel’s behavior with young males, including rubbing the back of a sleeping teen, and hugging a youth in a single-person restroom. Pleaded no contest 3/11/16 to possessing child porn. Sentenced in 5/16 to 11 months in jail and 4 yrs probation, and ordered to register as a sex offender. Eligible for alternative sentencing, meaning avoiding jail with electronic monitoring. Other assignments included Christ the King and St. Joseph’s Mission in Oildale, Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Bakersfield, St. Ann Church in Ridgecrest, St. Joseph’s in Boron and Our Lady of Lourdes in California City. Released from jail in 12/16. Arrested again 4/12/17 on child porn possession charge. Pled not guilty 5/17.
Garcia Louis Aloysius Fresno, CA Accused of abusing several developmentally disabled patients 5/79- 8/80 at Porterville State Hospital where he was Chaplain. Civil litigation and criminal charges filed. Matters taken to California’s Court of Appeals. Sentenced to 6 years in 1983. Garcia was on sick leave per 1988 Catholic Directory. Listed on CA sex offender registry as of 5/15/11.
Harrison Craig Fresno, CA Monsignor. Sheriff’s Office and Police Dept. chaplain, parish priest. Father of eight adopted children. Placed on leave in 4/19 pending investigation that he inappropriately touched a boy, ages 14-16, decades prior in Firebaugh. Report made to diocese 4/12; diocese contacted police three days later. Harrison denied the allegations. Two more men came forward in late 4/19 to allege abuse as minors by Harrison. One of the accusers had reported in 1998 and again in 2002 that Harrison had abused him in Firebaugh in 1998. The diocese deemed the allegation unsubstantiated in 2002. SNAP stated in early 5/19 that 5 men had contacted them within the week alleging abuse as boys by Harrison.
Herdegen Anthony G. Fresno, CA Retired 1995. Sued
12/03. Accused of abuse
of two brothers, 5-19 and
10-15, in starting in
1959. No criminal
charges due to statute of
limitations. Appeals
Court ruled 5/08 that
lawsuit could go forward
because Cardinal
Mahony’s testimony
indicated the church was
or should have been
aware that Herdegen
might have been an
abuser. Cal. Sup. Ct.
declined to hear appeal
on decision to go
forward. Trial began
3/09. Jury found for
Diocese on SOL 4/3/09.
One plaintiff to get new
trial. The younger
brother received a
settlement.
O’Connell Vincent A. Fresno, CA Native of Ireland.
Worked in Nigeria.
Came to Fresno as
visiting priest between
assignments in 1970.
Assigned to St. Anthony
of Padua in Fresno.
Accused in 2013 civil
suit of manually raping a
16 yr old girl. Her father
died suddenly and
O’Connell spent a lot of
time with family before
raping her. He currently
lives in home for the
Holy Ghost Fathers in
Dublin, Ireland. In 2012,
same woman filed
separate suit against
Arch of San Francisco
for not doing anything
when told of the abuse in 2003.
Swearingen Eric Fresno, CA Sued 2002; briefly placed on leave. Accused of abusing a teenage altar boy at Our Lady Of Guadalupe in Bakersfield 1989-93. Diocese deemed allegation to be not credible. Allowed to return to ministry after DA’s office did not pursue criminal charges 11/02; said no evidence and no witnesses. Mistrial in civil case 12/20/06 due to split decision: jury ruled Swearingen did likely abuse the boy, but diocese did not have prior knowledge. The suit required both claims to be true. Case went to binding arbitration 5/07. Decision to be secret. Named rector of diocesan high school in 12/07. Still active as of 3/09 at Holy Spirit Parish in Fresno. In 6/14, named pastor of the Catholic Church of Visalia, CA.
Abaya Rubin Los Angeles, CA One of seven priests named as defendants in 1984 civil suits filed by a 16 yr old girl seduced by Santiago (Henry) Tamayo and then by six other Filipino priests in Los Angeles. All fled the country (with support from Archdiocese) after suits filed. Others include Henry Caboang, Valentine Tugade, Sylvio Lacar, Victor Balbin, and Angelo Cruces. One of the priests (not Abaya) fathered the girl’s child. Archdiocese contributed to support of child after dismissal of one suit.
Aguilar-Rivera Nicolas Los Angeles, CA Ordained Mexico. Extern priest in LA 1987. Warrant issued 1988 re abuse of at least 2. Fled US after warrant issued. Abused at least 26 boys in 10 months. (See Dallas Morning News Article.) In 9/06, some survivors filed suit in Los Angeles accusing a Cardinal from Mexico of covering up Aguilar’s past and helping him transfer to US before abuse. Laicization announced 7/09. New suits 6/09, 8/10 & 12/10 and 3/13. Personnel files released 1/13. 11 claims settled 2/18/14 as part of $13M settlement. Suit filed 6/14 by 2 brothers claiming Aguilar-Rivera sexually abused them at St. Agatha’s in L.A. in 1987, when they were ages 9-11; settled 12/15.
Ahumada Arturo Los Angeles, CA Deacon. Pleaded no contest in 3/02 of providing pornographic material to 2 boys and misdemeanor sexual battery on one of them between 1999-2000 at Epiphany Church in South El Monte. Taken into custody 5/02 pending sentencing Sentenced 6/02 to 1 ys in county jail, a 44-month suspended state prison term, 5 yrs felony probation, and required to register as sex offender.
Albalaa Pierre Los Angeles, CA Maronite Rite priest with authority to practice within Maronite and Latin Rite churches. Suspended from ministry at a Columbus OH parish in 5/18 due to an investigation in Los Angeles of a credible allegation that he has sexually abused a minor in 2004. On the Los Angeles archdiocese’s updated list 12/6/18; noted to have left the archdiocese in 2007.On Columbus diocese’s list 3/1/19. Removed from ministry.
Altamirano Torres Sebastian Los Angeles, CA From Nayarit, Mexico. Named publicly as accused on the Los Angeles archdiocese’s updated list 12/6/18. It notes a report made in 2018 of incidents 1986-92, and that he left the archdiocese in 1990.
Alzugaray Joseph F. Los Angeles, CA Ordained for Los Angeles, incardinated into Diocese of Santa Rosa 6/17/96. Sued 2004. Accused of abuse of girl, age 8. He sued her for defamation of character (also sued SNAP and woman’s attorney); his suit dismissed 4/06.
Diocese said he was absolved of wrongdoing in 1995 and again in 2005. SNAP sued him for malicious prosecution and settled. Diocese reopened the investigation 2/08. Bishop ignored Review Board’s advice; he was still active as of 4/10.
Retired 10/31/11. Died 01/31/14. On Santa Rosa diocese’s list 1/12/19. Noted to have been accused in 1993 of abuse 1967-93 in L.A.
Anderson David E. Los Angeles, CA Named publicly as accused on the archdiocese’s updated list 12/6/18. Report to archdiocese in 2015 of incidents alleged to have occurred 1987-92. Died 2013.
Anderson Roger Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse from 1981-1983 at Old Mission Santa Ines. LA archdiocese counts 2 accusers. Named in at least 1 civil suit.
Arias Andreas Los Angeles, CA Civil suit alleges abuse in 1936 in Lompoc.
Arzube Juan (Bp.) Los Angeles, CA Native of Ecuador.Ordained for Archdiocese. In 2003 allegations arose re abuse of an 11 yr old boy between 1975-1976 when he was pastor at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in East Los Angeles. LA archdiocese listed only 1 accuser. He denied allegations.Arzube retired 1993. Named in civil suit which was included in massive $660M settlement with Archdiocese in summer, 2007. Died 12/25/07. Limited personnel file released 1/13.
Austin Edmund Los Angeles, CA One of several religious assigned to Santa Barbara who were named as abusers in civil suit filed 8/08 which alleged that the Franciscans constituted “an ongoing public nuisance as a result of their practice of shuttling pedophile priests among communities without warning members of the public that a sexual predator might be in their midst.” Abuse allegedly took place in 1970s.
Babilonia Delfin Los Angeles, CA From Lucena City, Philippines. Named publicly as accused by the Los Angeles archdiocese on its updated list 12/6/18. Noted to have received a report in 2010 of incident(s) in 1962, and that Babilonia left the archdiocese in 1963.
Baker Michael Stephen Los Angeles, CA As many as 23 accusers. Two brothers settled in 2000 for $1.3M. Criminal charges dropped due to CA Sup Ct ruling.
Arrested again 1/06. Laicized 12/00.
Included in 12/06
$60M settlement re 22 priests. Also included in 7/07 massive $660M settlement. Pled guilty 12/07 to abuse of 2 boys.
Sentenced to 10 yrs 4 mo in prison. New suit 6/10. Released on parole 10/11.
Arrested for probation violations 11/11 & 9/12. Some personnel files released 1/13.
Settlement with 4 in 3/13 for $9.9M.
Balak Frederick R. Los Angeles, CA Named as abuser in Addendum to Archdiocese Report. 1 accuser claims abuse from 1967- 1968.
Balbin Victor Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse of a teenage girl. LA archdiocese counts 1 accuser. Extern priest from Philippines working in Archdiocese
Barmasse Kevin P. Los Angeles, CA Sued 2003. Accused of abuse from 1982- 1988. (Also allegations in Tucson, AZ). LA archdiocese counts 8 accusers. Settlement in AZ in 2005/2006 under bankruptcy plan for 5 claiming abuse by Barmasse. These individuals also sued LA Arch and were included in massive $660M settlement 7/07. Criminal investigation reopened in Arizona 7/07. Laicized 5/2/06 per LA Personnel file released 1/13.
Bauer John Los Angeles, CA Worked as priest in MT. Left active priesthood in 1970. Opened sex shop/adult book store in Bozeman, MT in 1981. Referred to as “Priest of Porn.” On the run for 8 months after drug-related arrest in 1988.Sold store prior to his 12/89 arrest. Pled no contest in 1990 in Los Angeles to charges of making child porn videos and films in Mexico and California. Sentenced to 8 yrs prison. Died of a heart attack in federal prison in 1992. Believe he was removed from priesthood after he opened the book store. Included on the Helena diocese’s list posted to its website 4/29/15 in compliance with the non monetary terms of the 3/5/15 bankruptcy settlement.
Bautista Gaspar Los Angeles, CA From Huejutla, Mexico. Incardinated into Diocese of Fresno in 2004. Placed on leave by the Diocese of Fresno in 3/16 due to allegations of inappropriate behavior with a minor when he was assigned to the L.A. archdiocese. Allegations not made public until 10/18. On the L.A. archdiocese’s updated list 12/6/18. Noted to have received a report in 2016 of incidents in 1999 or 2000.
Berbena Christopher Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse in 1980. LA archdiocese counts 1 accuser on list of accused priests posted on their website in 2004. Working in Oakland when he was placed on leave and then returned to duty within 1 month when Archdiocese could not supply info on the accuser. Named in 1 civil suit as one of 10 Franciscan abusers. Settlement announced 8.10.06. Placed on leave again in 2006. Returned to duty 2/08 in former assignment after Archdiocese could not substantiate the accusation.
Berumen Matthias A. Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse from 1985-1988. LA archdiocese counts 1 accuser claiming abuse in 1990. Also named in civil suit.
Bismonte Honesto Bayranta Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse between 1997-2001 while at St. Joseph Church in Pomona. Convicted 2003. Battery (misdemeanor) of two sisters, age 12 & 8 when abuse occurred. Received 2 yrs probation. Remains on inactive status as of 2006. Not a registered sex offenderas of 2010.
Boley Robert Los Angeles, CA Suit filed in 2006 in LA accused Boley of “accosting” a young girl at a Los Angeles parish in early 1980s. At the time suit was filed, Boley was working as parochial vicar in Darien, IL. He left the assignment in Oct. 2006 and currently resides at a Carmelite house in Joliet. Case included in massive 7/07 $660 mil settlement by LA Archdiocese with 508 plaintiffs.
Bond Robert Los Angeles, CA Named publicly by the archdiocese as accused on it’s list updated 12/6/18. Allegations of abuse in the 1970s reported to the archdiocese in 2010. Noted to have died in 2007.
Boyer Leland Los Angeles, CA Sued 2003. Accused of abuse from 1973- 1982. LA archdiocese counts 2 accusers. Retired 1/15/94 and died 1/14/03. Personnel file released 1/13 revealed 3 complaints between 1990 and 2002. Placed on restricted ministry in 1995 after one accuser came forward to allege that Boyer had molested him in the rectory at least twice between 1982- 1983 as a 13 yr old and file revealed another complaint from early 1980s involving open- mouth kissing of a young man. 3 more complainants known.
Brennan John Lawrence Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse between 1954-1956. Died 1983. LA archdiocese counts 1 accuser.
Brown Lawrence Los Angeles, CA Accuded of abuse between 1955-1956 by 1 accuser. Also named in lawsuit. At least one claim included in 11/06 $10M settlement with Order, LA Archdiocese and 7 people alleging abuse by 5 priests and religious.
Buckley Michael Daniel Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse 1965-1975. LA
archdiocese counts 8 accusers. Lawsuit filed. As part of 2007
$660M settlement with 508 plaintiffs, Archdiocese was to release personnel files. Buckley’s files released 1/13. Complaints about his morals were received from parents in the mid- 1960s. Died 5/1/07.
Byrom Ed Los Angeles, CA Byrom, a pre- novitiate candidate, was accused in 2004 civil suit of abusing at least 1 individual at Saint Anthony Seminary.
Caboang Honorato (Henry) Los Angeles, CA Sued 1984. Caboang & six other priests accused of abuse of 1 girl. LA archdiocese report shows 1 accuser. Extern priest from Phillipines working in Archdiocese. Claims against Caboang and the other 6 priests resolved for $500,000 as part of $660 mil settlement in Fall, 2007.
Cabot Samuel Charles Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse between 1980-1985. Removed from public ministry in 2002. LA archdiocese refers to 2 accusers. Two female cousins filed a civil suit in 2003. Claim settlement announced 8/06. Cabot “may be” the perpetrator in 8/08 civil suit. Plaintiffis uncertain. See additional information in 2 suits filed fall, 2009. Personnel file released 5/12.
Caffoe Lynn Richard Los Angeles, CA Archdiocese received notice on 1/21/75 that Caffoe sexually abused altar boys at his first parish. Faculty had been concerned during his seminary training at St. John’s in Camarillo. File summaries indicate at least 15 victims. Accused in every parish, including St. Callistus in what is now the Orange diocese.. Removed after his therapist reported to authorities on 5/8/91. Treated at St. Luke’s Institute 1991-92. Laicized 1/06. Settled 7/14/07. Died in 2009. Personnel files released 1/13.
Cairns James Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse between 1971-1973. LA archdiocese counts 1 accuser.
Cano Juan Los Angeles, CA From Chihuahua, Mexico. Associate pastor of Our Lady of Grace in Encino. Placed on leave in 1/18 pending an investigation by the archdiocese and City Attorney after reports that Cano engaged in “inappropriate contact” with several women, including a minor, at his parish. On archdiocese’s updated list 12/6/18. Incidents alleged to have occurred 2014- 17. Removed from ministry. Reportedly 6 accusers, per 12/18 news.
Carey Cleve W. Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse between 1963-1966. LA archdiocese says 2 accusers. Named in at least 1 civil suit. Retired 1976; died 5/31/88. His “personnel file” proffer was released 1/13.
Carriere (Laurian) David Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse between 1978-1979. LA archdiocese counts 2 accusers. Errata says only 1 accuser. At least 1 civil suit filed. Named in Aug. 2006 settlement. Personnel File released 5/12.
Carroll (in Calif.) Michael J. Los Angeles, CA From Ireland, ordained in Los Angeles. Assignments included St. Anselm’s, St. Michael High School, St. Brendan, St. John the Baptist de la Salle, St. Luke the Evangelist, St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, then pastor of at St. Lorenzo Luis in Walnut. Also St. Mary Magdalen Blessed Junipero Serra, St. Maximilian Kolbe, and St. Julie Billiart. Sued 2003. Accused in 1995 of abuse of teen girl 1968-71 while he was at St. Anselm’s. Allegations deemed unfounded and Carroll remained in ministry. Died 5/27/11.
Carvajal Hernandez Raul Los Angeles, CA From Guayaquil, Ecuador. Named publicly as accused on the Los Angeles archdiocese’s updated list 12/6/18. Report received 2009 of incident(s) in 1976. Carvajal Hernandez noted to have left the archdiocese in 1982. Name on Monterey diocese’s list 1/2/19 (under the category of those not previously in the public domain.) Diocese received a report in 2005 of abuse by Carvajal 1984-85. Faculties removed.
Casey Edward J. Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse of 3 between 1974- 1979. LA archdiocese counts 3 accusers. Named in at least 1 civil suit.
Casey John Joseph Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse betweem 1944- 1945. in at least 1 civil suit. LA archdiocese counts 1 accuser.
Deceased.
Casey Michael Joseph Los Angeles, CA Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its updated list 12/6/18. Allegations noted to have been received in 2010 of abuse in the 1960s. Casey died in 1978.
Castro Willebaldo Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse between 1973-1978. LA archdiocese counts 4 accusers. Extern priest from Mexico working in Archdiocese as of 1956. Named in at least 1 civil suit. Also arrested for approaching a security guard in a store bathroom, apparently for sex. Returned to Mexico. Personnel file released 1/13.
Cavalli Vincent V. Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse between 1966-1968. LA archdiocese counts 1 accuser. Named in at least 1 civil suit.
Chong Damien (Patrick) Los Angeles, CA Accused in lawsuit settled 3/15 of abuse of boy at Crespi Carmelite High School in Encino CA, 1984-86. Plaintiff said Chong would sexually abuse him after football practice in Chong’s living quarters, sometimes plying him with alcohol. Also worked in dioceses and archdioceses of Cleveland, Washington DC, Chicago, Boston. Died 10/21/14.
Chumik Gerald Los Angeles, CA Chumik is accused of enticing a boy at ages 12 and 15 to perform oral sex during the 1970s in Canada. Criminal charges filed in 1990. He was wanted in Canada but lived in a Franciscan retirement home in Santa Barbara CA for many years.
Retired. Per 2005 article, living at Wounded Brothers or RECON, a Franklin County, MO home for troubled priests
Cimmarrusti Mario Los Angeles, CA Treated at Servants of the Paraclete center 1981/1982. Known to have abused minor boys prior to that time.
Accused in 1994 of abuse at St.
Anthony seminary. Named in 2003 civil suit. Also civil settlements in 3.06. LA archdiocese counts 12 accusers with accusations between 1962-1969. Last known address was San Damiano Retreat House in Danville. See further accusations in attached petition filed 11/09.
Personnel files released 5/12. Died 11/23/13.
Colosimo Eugene J. Los Angeles, CA Named publicly as accused by the Los Angeles archdiocese on its list 12/18/18. Report in 2016 of incident in 1978. Taught at Jesuit high schools in San Jose CA, Phoenix AZ, Santa Barbara CA, and Los Angeles. Some parish work as well, including many years at St. Leander in San Leandro, per his obituary. Lived at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos 1994 until his death in 2006.
Cook Ozias Bailey Los Angeles, CA Named publicly by the Los Angeles archdiocese on its updated list 12/6/18. Allegations reported in 2010 of incidents in 1974 or 1975. Cook died in 1984.
Corral Andres S. Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse in 1981. LA archdiocese counts 1 accuser. Extern priest from Philippines working in Archdiocese.
Cosgrove John V. Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse between 1979-1980. Died 1989. LA archdiocese counts 1 accuser. Named in at least 1 civil suit.
Cotter Patrick J. Los Angeles, CA Sued 2003. Accused of abuse between 1963-1964. LA archdiocese counts 2 accusers.
Cousineau R. David Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse between 1970-1973. LA archdiocese counts 1 accuser. Named in at least 1 civil suit. Suspended from ministry in 1994 after he married.
Cremins Daniel J. Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse between 1965-1971. Died. LA archdiocese counts 1 accuser.
Cronin Sean Los Angeles, CA Native of Ireland. Moved to LA Archdiocese 1972 and was ordained there. Sued 2003. Accused of abuse between 1972-1980. LA archdiocese counts 2 accusers. Personnel file released 1/13 reveals he provided liquor to an underage teen he was counseling, asked the boy sexual questions and took him to see a movie with homosexual sex scenes. On admin. leave between
2004-2011. Laicized 1/26/11 per personnel file.
Cruces Angel Los Angeles, CA Sued 1983. Accused of abuse of 1 girl. LA archdiocese counts 1 accuser. Extern priest from Philippines working in Archdiocese since 1978. Died 1996. As part of 2007 $660M settlement with 508 plaintiffs, Archdiocese was to release personnel files. Personnel files finally released 1/13.
Cuevas Jose Luis Los Angeles, CA Former Combonian Missionary.
Incardinated into the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in 2006.
Arrested 7/12 after two women and a 17-year-old girl complained that he had sexually assaulted them.
Arrest took place in Mexico; he was immediately extradited to Los Angeles. Charged with 8 misdemeanors plus one felony count involving lewd acts with a child.
Removed from St. Athanasius parish. Archdiocese said allegations appeared credible. Pled ‘no contest.’ Sentenced 1/13 to 5 years probation and to register as sex offender. Ordered by Vatican in 2018 to a life of prayer and penance On archdiocese’s list updated 12/6/18.
Daley Wallace J. Los Angeles, CA Accused in 2002 of abuse of a boy between 1957-1963. Excardinated from LA Archdiocese in 1976. Apparently remained active in another diocese (Orange) as well as in Baja and other out- of-the-way places. Named in at least 1 civil suit which settled in 2006. Died 4/8/2000
per personnel file released by LA Archdiocese 1/13. Lots of sporatic assignments and leaves.
Dawson John H. Los Angeles, CA Placed on sick leave in 1993 after allegations. Sent to Paracletes to therapy. On inactive leave in 1995. Accused of abuse of at least 10 in 1970s- 1980s. Archdiocese supported him for many years but never reported to police. Named in at least 1 lawsuit. As part of 2007 $660M settlement with 508 plaintiffs, Archdiocese was to release personnel files. Personnel file released 1/13.
Deady John P. Los Angeles, CA Accused 4/23/02 of sexually abusing one person 1956- 57. Complainant filed suit. Deady had served as Navy chaplain 1943-46. Died 3/7/89.
DeFore Donald Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse.
DeJonghe Harold J. Los Angeles, CA Sued 2003. Accused of abuse of 1 person from 1980-1982. Died 1998. Archdiocese says it has investigated and allegations are unfounded.
DeLisle Harold F. Los Accused of abuse of
Angeles, CA 2 between 1967 and 1977. Absent on leave as of 1980. Dead per 2004 Archdiocese list. Reader notified BishopAccountability 6/10 that DeLisle is not dead–that he is living in Twentynine Palms, CA.
Devaney James Los Angeles, CA Accused in (2003?) lawsuit of abusing one person in 1968- 70.
Di Peri Joseph B. Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse of student at Chaminade High School in Canoga Park in 1977-78. He was a priest from Newark NJ working in LA archdiocese. He reportedly removed himself from active priesthood and was living under supervision in a retirement home for priests in NJ. Died 3/07. Marianist personnel file released 7/13 as part of 2007 LA settlement.
Diamond William L. Los Angeles, CA Publicly named as accused on the Los Angeles archdiocese’s updated list 12/6/18. Allegations received in 2016 of incidents 1965-74. Diamond died 9/11/82.
Diesta Arwyn N. Los Angeles, CA Extern priest from Philippines working in Archdiocese between 1978-1988. Returned to Philippines. Accused in 1992 of abuse of several students from 1982-1988. Mahony wrote in 1993 to his Bishop in Philippines and to the Vatical. In 2001, Mahony found him working as a U.S. Navy chaplain and at a seminary in the Philippines. Mahony wrote again to Vatican and also informed US Military, LA Police and authorities in Philippines. Still active priest there as of 2013. LA personnel file released 1/13.
Dittmar Frederick Los Angeles, CA Sued. Accused of abuse.
Doan Michael Son Trong Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse of 1 in 1999 (before ordination?). 2002 Catholic Directory lists name as Doan Trong Son (with Son as last name) and shows him assigned to the Vietnamese Redemptorist Mission but does not show that he is a member of the Redemptorist Order.
Dobbins Dan Los Angeles, CA Named in 2006 LA Times Database of abuse from 1979-80 at Rancho San Antonio in Chatsworth. Included in at least 1 civl suit.
Dober Edward J. Los Angeles, CA Accused in 5/21/02 letter to archdiocese of improperly hugging a boy in 1990-91. Dober denied the charge and the archdiocesan review board deemed the accusation unfounded on 10/9/02. The complainant filed suit in 2003 and was included in the global $60M settlement in 12/06 with 44 other complainants. Beginning in 1976, Dober was a reserve chaplain in the U.S. Air Force. As of 12/11/07, Dober was pastor of St. John of God in Norwalk CA.
Doherty Roger Los Angeles, CA Member of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (SS.CC.). Named publicly as accused by the Los Angeles archdiocese on its list updated 12/6/18. It notes a report received in 2014 of an incident in 1962. Doherty died in 1970.
Doherty Roger Los Angeles, CA Member of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (SS.CC.). Named publicly as accused by the Los Angeles archdiocese on its list updated 12/6/18. It notes a report received in 2014 of an incident in 1962. Doherty died in 1970.
Doherty (Dougherty) John B. Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse of 1 from 1967-1969. Suit filed 12.2003. (Name in suit is spelled Dougherty.) Retired 1987, died 2002.
Dolan James E. Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse of 1 in 1962. Died 1974. Named in civil suit.
Dove Thomas J. Los Angeles, CA Named publicly as accused by the Los Angeles archdiocese on its list updated 12/6/18. Ot notes an allegation received in 2014 of incidents 1972-77. Accusations were reportedl yof the sexual abuse of a minor female at the Catholic Information Center in L.A. He worked in L.A. 1965- 74. Assigned to the Paulist Center in Boston 1961-62. Living in 2018 at a Paulist residence in San Francisco.
Dowd Francis Los Angeles, CA Accused in a 12/03 civil suit of abuse of a girl from 1963 to 1964.
Duffin Thomas Los Angeles, CA One of 10 brothers
and two laymen
accused by more
than 30 men in 5/13
civil case of abuse
at three Chicago
schools run by the
Edmund Rice
Christian Brothers
North American
Province. Order
agreed to massive
$16.5M settlement w
400 plaintiffs re
abuse bymultiple
order priests &
brothers late May,
2013. Unclear if the
order has
substantiated any of
the allegations
against the eight
newly-accused
brothers, including
Duffin.
DuFour Donald J. Los Angeles, CA Accused by 1 of
abuse from 1977-
1979. Named in 1
civil suit.
Duggan Albert Los Angeles, CA Accused to LA Accused to LA
police in 2001 of
sexually abusing a
boy aged 12 in 1969
at St. Frances in
Azusa CA. Accused
in 11/21/03 suit of
abusing a boy 1963-
67 at same parish.
LA archdiocesan
report on 2/17/04
counted 3 alleging
abuse 1963-71,
presumably the
2001 and 2003
complainants and
one other. The 2001
complainant was
included in $660M
LA settlement on
7/14/07. Retired
1976; died 9/79.
Personnel file
“proffer” released
1/13.
Dunne Joseph Los Angeles, CA Per archdiocese in 2004, accused of abuse of one person in 1993. Extern priest from the Glasgow, Scotland diocese. Archdiocese confirmed in 1/19 that Dunne’s alleged victim was a girl and that the abuse was reported in 1/93. He had been working without permission since summer 1992 at OLPH parish in Newhall. Law enforcement did not press charges. Archdiocese contacted Glasgow diocese, which revealed that there were previous allegations against Dunne. He may have returned to Scotland.
Duplessius Donald Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse by 1 between 1968- 1970. 1 lawsuit filed.
Elanjimannil Sebastian C. Los Angeles, CA Named publicly as accused by the Los Angeles archdiocese on its list updated 12/6/18. Report noted in 2018 of an incident in 2018. Also noted to have left the archdiocese in 2007.
Encinas Andrew Gabriel Los Angeles, CA Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its updated list 12/6/18. It noted that a report was made in 2009 regarding alleged incidents in 1993-94. Encinas went on inactive leave in 1998.
English Thomas Patrick Los Angeles, CA Sued 2003. Accused of abuse in 1969. Died 1975. The archdiocese concluded the allegations were unfounded.
Epperson Mark Los Angeles, CA Sued. Accused of abuse of 1 between 1980-1982. Named in Addemdum to LA Archdiocese report.
Falvey Mark A. Los Angeles, CA Accused 2002 & 2003, by 3 people of abuse in 1950s-60s. Named in at least 1 civil suit. Worked in CA, China, Philippines. Accused of abusing at least 10 children 1959- 1975. Died 1975. Tentative settlement of $16 mil reached between 9 plaintiffs and Jesuit order in May 2007. Two other claims remain unresolved. Brother of Fr. Arthur Falvey who also was accused of abuse in 2009 settlement of a separate case. Philippines presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte said in 12/15 Falvey abused him when he was a freshman at Ateneo de Davao High School, and that he molested other students as well.
Farabaugh Clint Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse. Deceased
Farmer Donald G. Los Angeles, CA Left priesthood in late 1960s and was laicized in 1972. Was working as marriage and family counselor in 2003 when he was arrested for 1966 abuse of 4 preteens. Charged with 14 felony counts. Charges dismissed in 2003 when CA law was overruled by Supreme Court. Named in at least 3 civil suits.
Farris John V. Los Angeles, CA Attended St. John’s seminary in Kansas City and worked in nine Missouri parishes. Spent seven yrs at St. John Seminary and/or Queen of Angels Seminary in CA. Sued 2003 in California. Accused of abuse of a youth 1951-1954. Also worked in Denver. Died 2003. Personnel file released 09/09/13. Major issues with alcoholism throughout entire career. Also worked in Cape Girardeau and Perryville MO.
Fatooh Charles George Los Angeles, CA Accused in a 2006 lawsuit of abuse of a student 1973-74 at Chaminade College Prep in Canoga Park, where he was later principal. Left the Marianists and was ordained a priest on 8/24/85 for the Monterey diocese, where he became monsignor, Chancellor, and Moderator of the Curia. Still listed as an active priest at St. Joseph church in Cayucos in the 2010 Monterey Directory. Marianist personnel file released 7/13 as part of 2007 LA settlement.
Faue Gerald Los Angeles, CA Was at St. John’s Abbey as religious brother in 1950. Ordained in 1951. Accused of abuse 1965-1967. Named in at least 2 civil suits. Abuse was alleged at St. Benedict in Montebello CA. Died 1/30/88. Some of his personnel files released 7/13 reference “his problem” or “difficulty.” Buried at Saint Gregory Abbey Cemetery in Shawnee, OK.
Fernando Arthur (Arturo) N. Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse of 1 between 1973- 1975. Named in at least 1 civil suit.
Fernando Walter Los Angeles, CA Ordained in 1973 in Sri Lanka. Temp. priest in Los Angeles 1981. Incardinated in LA 1986. Sued 2003. Accused of abuse of girl, age 17, from 1980-1981. Placed on leave 2004.
Fessard Gerald B. Los Angeles, CA Pled no contest 1987 to battery and assault of students at San Fernando Mission minor seminary. 3 years probation. May have had conviction expunged after he finished probation. Worked at Tribunal from 1987 to 2002. Listed as abuser in 2003 but not accused by any of plaintiffs. At least 8 people have accused him of abuse. He was 1 of 6 accused abusers assigned to Santa Clara Parish in Oxnard. Personnel file released 1/13. Laicized 12/19/07.
Fitzpatrick James J. Los Angeles, CA Ordained for Dallas / Fort Worth Diocese in 1954.. Only known assignment for Fort Worth was at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Wichita Falls): 1969-1973. Accused of abuse in 1967- 1968 in Los Angeles. Described as Extern priest from Texas working in Archdiocese. Died 8/6/73.
Fitzpatrick Thomas Q. Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse of 1 individual in 1987.
Flannery Patrick Los Angeles, CA Named publicly as accused on the archdiocese’s updated list 12/6/18. Allegations reported to the archdiocese in 2010 of incidents 1955-1960. Flannery died in 1973.
Flynn Vincent Stephen Los Angeles, CA Named publicly as accused on the archdiocese’s updated list 12/6/18. Allegations reported in 2016 of incidents in 1961. Flynn died in 1969.
Foley George Los Angeles, CA Ordained in Ireland. Accused in 2002 of abuse of 1 girl from 1971-1974 while he was sexually involved with her mother. Archdiocese knew in 1974 of allegations re involvement w/ women. Left Order and Archdiocese in 1974. Named in 1 civil suit 2003
Ford James Michael Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse of 14-yr-old boy from 1968-1971 at Orange Co. Mater Dei High School and Holy Family per suit in L.A. Archdiocese investigated and found no basis for allegation. Accuser received $225K from Orange Diocese and more from LA. Accuser told ABp Malony of many other victims. Sent to Santa Barbara in 1971 even after accuser told two priests (both accused abusers) about the abuse. Did not retire until 6/05. Faculties removed 2006 & restored 2008. Died 5/22/11. Personnel file released 1/13.
Gaioni Dominic T. Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse of one in 1977 per LA Archdiocese report. Still active in 1993. Included on San Bernardino diocese’s list 10/9/18. Worked in the diocese 1986-92 at St. Catherine of Siena in Rialto.
Gallagher George Michael Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse of 2 per LA Report. 1 woman alleges abuse from 1953- 1962 in 2003 civil suit. Retired 1979. Died 1983. Personnel file released 1/13.
Garay Jesus Los Angeles, CA Sued 2004. Accused of abuse of 1 girl in 1997. May have been extern priest from Argentina. Named in archdiocesan report addendum.
Garcia Christobal Los Angeles, CA Arrived in Los Angeles 1983 and left 11/85. Sued 1988 for abuse of two boys between 1983-1986. Accused of abuse and boundary violations. He was suspended by Dominicans in 1985 and later expelled from Order. Fled to Philippines. Became part of the Archdiocese of Cebu. 2nd allegation in civil suit filed 2003. Removed without privileges 6/12 by Cebu Archbishop on Calif. allegations. Also linked to ivory smuggling. Personnel files to be released fall, 2012.
Garcia Peter E. Los Angeles, CA On Leave 1984- 2006. Laicized 1/3/06; Died 7/29/09. Diocese knew of past abuse by at least 1988. Sued 2003. Accused of abuse of at least 12 from 1961-1983. At least 1 claim settled as part of 2007 $660M settlement with 508 plaintiffs. Personnel files finally released 1/13 reveal that Garcia often targeted boys who were illegal immigrants, He would threaten to have them deported if they told. He admitted abusing boys from ordination. Received treatment in NM in mid-1980s and also worked there.
Garcia Ramon Los Angeles, CA Named in 1 civil suit and 2005 addendum to LA Archdiocesan Report. 1 accuser claiming abuse from 1950-1952. Deceased.
Garcia Richard Francis Los Angeles, CA Complaint received in 2002 that he abused a male between 1961-1963. Left priesthood 1967.
Garcia Sergio E. Los Angeles, CA Named publicly as accused on the Los Angeles archdiocese’s list updated 12/6/18. Per the Official Catholic Directories, Garcia was a member of the Canons Regular of the Immaculate Conception (C.R.I.C.). Reports to the archdiocese in 2013 and 2015, of incidents alleged to have occurred in 1995 and in 2013. Faculties removed 2013.
Ginty Denis Los Angeles, CA Ordained in Ireland. Came to Los Angeles 1928. Died 1985. Accusations in 1993 of abuse in 1932. 1997 allegations of abuse from 1978-1980. Civil suit filed in 2003 re abuse in 1932. Archdiocesan report says 4 accusers.
Granadino David F. Los Angeles, CA Placed on leave in 2002 after being accused of abuse of 1 boy in 1980s. Denies allegation. Others have also made allegations. No claims re Granadino were included in the 12/06 settlement of cases involving 22 prieswts.
Grill Philip L. Los Angeles, CA Retired in 1989. Entered retirement home in 1998. Accused of abuse in from 1965-1966. At least 1 civil suit.
Grimes James Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse of 1 person from 1958- 1959. Retired 1974. Died 1978. At least 4 instances of “sick leave.”
Guerrero Matteo (Mateo) Los Angeles, CA One of several religious assigned to Santa Barbara who were named as abusers in civil suit filed 8/08 which alleged that the Franciscans constituted “an ongoing public nuisance as a result of their practice of shuttling pedophile priests among communities without warning members of the public that a sexual predator might be in their midst.” Abuse allegedly took place in 1970s, 1990s- 2000s. See add’l information in two petitions filed fall 2009.
Guerrini Roderic M. Los Angeles, CA Ordained in Ireland for the Jesuits. Arrived in Los Angeles archdiocese 1975, incardinated 1988. In 1992 a woman told archdiocese Guerrini sexually abused her at age 15 at Santa Clara in Oxnard. Her two sisters also alleged he abused them. Police investigated. Referred to a therapist, allowed to remain in ministry. Retired 6/02 after allegations public. \ Named in massive suit filed 2003. Claims settled in 7/07 when archdiocese agreed to massive $660M settlement with over 500 plaintiffs. Named in 10/18 lawsuit.
Gunst George A. Los Angeles, CA Sick Leave 1974; Military leave on 2 occasions. Died 1995. Sued 2003. Accused of abuse in 1955.
Guzman Vincente Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse from 1931-1941. Extern priest from Mexico working in Archdiocese. Dead. Named in civil suit 2003.
Hackett John Joseph Los Angeles, CA Died 12/7/88. Accused of abuse of 1 person in 1969 per a (2003??) civil suit.
Hagenbach Clinton Vincent Los Angeles, CA 1 civil suit settled 2002 for $1.5M. Also accused of abuse of 2 other people. Died 1987. Abuse ranged from 1960s to 1980s. Per 2007 article, he molested more than a dozen victims at two parishes between late 1960s-early 1970s. There are 16 plaintiffs intrial set for mid-2007. Massive LA archdiocese settlement for $660 mil for 500+ cases 7/14/07 just prior to this trial.
Hanley Bernard Brian Los Angeles, CA Ordained in Ireland and came to LA in 1958 to work. Returned to Ireland in 1965 and is still active priest. Allegations made in 2002 or 2003 by one woman alleging abuse when she was 4. Named in 2004 suit alleging he abused 2 victims in 1965. Church did not believe allegations. Personnelfile released 1/13.
Haran Michael Joseph Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse. Died 1973. One victim alleged abuse in 1948. 2003 civil suit alleges abuse of 1 from 1949-1957. Archdiocese released only one page from Haran’s personnel file 1/13 when it released personal files from over 200 accused priests.
Hardy Paschal Los Angeles, CA Named publicly as accused on the archdiocese’s list updated 12/6/18. Allegations reported in 2008 of incidents 1958-1961. Hardy died in 1989.
Harman/Harmon Charles Los Angeles, CA Spelled ‘Harmon’ in the 1988 Official Catholic Directory.Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list updated 12/6/18. Allegations reported 2009 of incidents 1967- 1974. Harman died in 2006.
Hartman Richard A. Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse in 1958-1959. At least 1 civil suit filed. Deceased. On Los Angeles list of abusers and on Orange Co. Diocese list. Personnel file released by LA 1/13.
Havel Thomas E. Los Angeles, CA Ordained into LA Archdiocese. Became Marianist priest in 1972. Continued in LA until 1980. Requested laicization and became doctor/psychiatrist. 1989 Civil suit dismissed due to SOL. Accused by woman in 2002 of abuse from 1968- 1973. Order settled withvictim. Another suit filed 2003. LA says laicized prior to 7/5/02. Personnel file released by Order 7/13.
Hawkes Benjamin Los Angeles, CA Served as administrative officer and treasurer for Archdiocese until Mahoney became Archbishop in 1985. Died 9/85. Accused in 1995 of abuse of 2 boys from 1973 to 1985. Claims settled. As part of 2007 $660M settlement with 508 plaintiffs, Archdiocese was to release personnel files. Personnel files on 25 priests, including Hawkes released 1/13.
Heather Gerald Los Angeles, CA Accused with Rev. Robert Van Handel in 2004 suit of abusing 2 choir boys at St. Anthony’s Seminary in Santa Barbara in 1989-94. Called a priest in the article we cite but not listed in Directory. Provisionally listed here as a brother.
Henriques Edward Los Angeles, CA Named in 2008 civil suit as possible abuser of a 6 yr old girl in Santa Barbara in 1964. Accuser said a Franciscan brother would force her to strip in front of him and he would fondle her repeatedly. Suit also says another Franciscan, possibly Henriques, also present. Henriques left the priesthood in 1960s and has since died.
Henry Richard Allen Los Angeles, CA Archbishop Mahony warned in writing in 1988 about his behaviour around young bosy. Removed 1991. Pled guilty 12/91 to abuse of 4 boys between 1985-1991. Received treatment. Sentenced 1993 to 8 years in prison. Removed from active ministry 1993. New accusations in 2002. Civil suit 2003 by 3 plaintiffs. A total of 13 accusers per archdiocese list. Included in 12/06 $60M settlement re 22 priests. Personnel file released 1/13. .
Hernandez Alfred Los Angeles, CA Monsignor. Work included chaplaincies at juvenile detention facilities. Accused in lawsuit filed 10/14 of repeatedly sexually abusing a 6-year-old boy, who was first grader at his parish school, in 1993. Hernandez was pastor of St. Ignatius in Highland Park at the time, having been there for 18 years when he retired in 1996. The suit claimed the boy’s teacher would send him to the rectory, where the abuse occurred. Plaintiff said the priest made him read bible passages while sodomizing him. Settled in 3/17. Hernandez died 5/26/14.
Hernandez Stephen C. Los Angeles, CA Retired 1997. Placed on leave 4/02. Multiple victims before 1985. One suit filed 10/03 alleged he abused a girl at Santa Clara Parish in 1970s. Another suit filed 12/03 accused him of abuse from 1998- 2002 at Eastlake Juvenile Hall. Arrested 6/04. Sentenced to 3 yrs probation 1/25/06 for misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Hill Patrick J. Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse by 1 sometime between 1979-1981. Diocese investigated and found no reason to remove him. Still Active
Hollinger William Los Angeles, CA Name quietly added to archdiocese’s list 10/08. Reported in 9/18 to have sexually abused a girl, including rape, in Torrance 1954- 58, when the girl was ages 6 through 9. Hollinger died 10/18/88.
Hunt Michael A. Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse of one girl in 1957- 1958. Died 1984. 1 civil suit filed.
Hurley John J. Los Angeles, CA Native of Ireland ordained in Ireland for LA Archdiocese. Accused of abuse in 1949 and named in 1 civil suit filed 12/03. Died 1992
Hurley Richard Los Angeles, CA Named in Archdiocesan Report Addeumun with 1 accuser and abuse in 1993-1994. 1 civil suit filed.
James Joseph Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse of 1 person in 1958 per Archdiocesan Report in 2004.
James Melvin P. Los Angeles, CA Named publicly as accused on the Los Angeles archdiocese’s updated list 12/6/18. Allegations reported in 2015 of abuse in the 1990s.
Jaramillo
Luis
Los Angeles, CA
Ordained Colombia, South America. Began working in Los Angeles. Accused of abuse of 2 between 1986- 1988 per Archdiocesan Report. and Civil suit filed 12/03. Left Archdiocese in 1988. Also accused of abuse in Baker Oregon diocese after leaving LA. As part of 2007 $660M settlement with 508 plaintiffs, Archdiocese was to release personnel files. Personnel files on 25 priests, including his, to be released fall 2012 after CA Supreme Court rejected appeal by the priests. Named in one civil suit field 9/14 against Baker Diocese. Suit alleged abuse of one youth from 1988-1989 while Jaramillo worked at Our Lady of Angels Parish in Hermiston, OR. He was sent for treatment and then returned to Mexico because he was not responding to treatment. worked in Argentina, Philippines, and Mexico after that.
Jayawardene Tilak A. Los Angeles, CA Extern priest from Sri Lanka working in Archdiocese since 1987. Indicted 1991 for alleged abuse in 1990. Fled to Sri Lanka in 1990 or 1991 before police could arrest him. Still a fugitive as of 2012.
Jimenez-Pelayo Emmanuel Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse of 1 person in 1975 per 2004 archdiocesan report.
Johnson David (Dave) E. Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse of 2 from 1978-1979 at St. Anthony Seminary and another location per archdiocesan report. A civil suit filed 2003. Settled 8/06. Three new civil suits filed Fall 2009 allege that Johnson and Philip Wolfe abused three other plaintiffs when they were students at St. Anthony’s beginning in 1979. Personnel file released 5/12. Believe he was laicized 2/2001 per personnel file. Name included on Seattle archdiocese’s list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Worked at St. George in Seattle 1986-88.
Juarez Anthony Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse of 1 person between 1958-1958 per 2004 archdiocesan report.
Juarez Robert Jesus Los Angeles, CA Named publicly as accused on the archdiocese’s list updated 12/6/18. Reports to the archdiocese 1992 and 2009, of incidents alleged to have occurred in
1980-81. ‘Lifetime of Prayer and Penance ‘ imposed in 2017.
Kain Stephen Los Angeles, CA Named in 2004 civil suit as having assaulting at least one student at St. Anthony Seminary. See additional information in two suits filed Fall, 2009.
Kavanaugh Philip Los Angeles, CA Accused in 2002 of 1973 abuse and placed on leave. Police investigation. Named in archdiocesan report.
Kearney Christopher Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse of boys at least twice in 2002. Allegations dated back to 1971- 1984. At least two civil suits filed. Archdiocesan report shows 11 accusers. Inactive status.
Keeney John Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse.
Kelly Matthew H. Los Angeles, CA Parishioners complained of Kelly’s behavior as early as 1970. He was transferred to two other parishes before he retired 1989. Named in 2003 and 2004 lawsuits. At least 7 plaintiffs alleged abuse as boys in 1960s-1970s at a cabin in the Santa Ynez Mountains. Died 4/05/02. Claims included in massive $660 mil LA Archdiocese settlement of 7/07.
Kelly Patrick M. Los Angeles, CA Visiting Priest from Ireland. In 1991 returned to Ireland after allegation he abused a girl. Promised to return to face charges but did not. Pleaded no contest in 1992 to charges and received 3 yr Probation without returning to US. Civil suit filed 1992. Archdiocese report says 4 accusers from 1991.
Kenney John M. Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse in 1976-1977. Name spelled Kenny in LA Archdiocesan Report. Appears on both LA and Orange Diocese list of abusive priests. Subsequently abused in Baker Diocese in Oregon. Civil suits filed in LA archdiocese and Baker diocese.
Killeen John F. Los Angeles, CA Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list updated 12/6/18. Report in 2011 of incidents in 1960. Killeen died in 1991.
Killeen Sister Mary Joseph Los Angeles, CA Took final vows in 1929. Very limited personnel file released 7/13 (12 pages). Worked as nurse in Idaho, Arizona and Washington. No information on abuse allegations but article says the nun and others were accused in civil lawsuits of molesting children while working within the Los Angeles archdiocese. Died 10/71. The accusation came after her death. Order said it found nothing to substantiate the claims.
King Thomas F. Los Angeles, CA Accused in 2004 of sodomizing an 11- year-old boy in 1967-68 while associate pastor at St. Louise de Marillac parish in Covina CA. Diocese says charges unfounded; King is still an active priest.
Klikunas Bruce J. Los Angeles, CA Archdiocese report says 1 accuser and abuse in 1976-1977. Current whereabouts unknown. Named in at least 1 civil suit.
Kohlbeck Frank Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse of 4 persons from 1981-1983. He was a seminary student at the time of the abuse. Named in at least 1 civil suit.
Kohnke John Los Angeles, CA Arrested in CA 1974 for oral copulation of a minor from 1973- 1974. Also two arrests for lewd behavior in restrooms in CA. Worked in multiple parishes in WI, MT, PA, TX and CA even after his arrests. Died 9/2/87. Named in 2003 civil suit. Personnel file released by Order 09/09/13. Included on the Helena diocese’s list of those accused of sexual abuse of minors, posted to its website 4/29/15 in compliance with the non-monetary terms of the 3/5/15 bankruptcy settlement.
Krumm Gustave R. (Gus) Los Angeles, CA Accused as seminarian in 1981 of sexual abuse of boy in 1980 at minor seminary in LA. Order said not credible. Ordained. Worked in Reno, L.A. and Orange. Same accusation deemed credible in 1993 (not by Order).Settlement 1995. To Portland OR 1998. Accused 2002 of more 1980 abuse. Admitted ‘indiscretions’ in 1970s-80s. To Sacramento; removed 2003. Settlement 3/06. New suit 6/09. Diocese settled with 2 brothers 8/11. Jury found for Order 10/11. Personnel file released 5/12. Laicized 2/06. On Las Vegas diocese’s list 4/12/19.
Lacar Sylvio Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse of a teenage girl in early 1980s. Civil suit filed 1984. Extern priest from Philippines working in Archdiocese.
Lalor Michael Los Angeles, CA From Ireland. Founding pastor of St. Cyril’s parish in Encino 1949. There until his death 4/9/67. Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list updated 12/6/18. Report in 2012 of incidents 1959-1962.
Lane Timothy R. Los Angeles, CA Accused of sexually assaulting an 18- year-old girl in 6/06 just after she graduated from high school. Archdiocese did not tell police until 9/06 after it completed its own investigation. Lane was transferred to Missouri. A 7/07 article says no criminal charges to be filed due to insufficient evidence. Named as accused on the Los Angeles archdiocese’s updated list 12/6/18.
LaPierre David Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse of 1 person in 1983- 1984 per LA Archdiocesan report. At least 1 civil suit filed. Status unknown.
Lawless Fergus Los Angeles, CA Accused in 2004 or 2005 of abusing one person 1952-53. Named in 1 civil suit. Listed as Franciscan by archdiocese and LA Times database, but listed in Directory as Capuchin.
Leon Modesto Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse of 1 youth between the ages of 14-16 in 1996-1999 per civil suit filed 2008. Archdiocesan report said abuse occurred betwen 1995-1996. Leon was the incorporating executive director of Soledad Enrichment Action (SEA) and abuse took place during retreats at Camp Unity in the Angeles National Forest. Civil case settled at some point between 2006 and 2010.
Lindner Jerold W. Los Angeles, CA Civil suit alleging abuse of 2 brothers in 1975 settled for $625K in 1998. Named in at least 1 more civil suit in 2003 with 2 accusers alleging abuse 1973-83. Article references 10 victims; the 3 youngest were 5 years old. Also abused nieces and nephews. Lived at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center at Los Gatos since 2001. Beaten 5/10 at Los Gatos by one of his original accusers but survived. Accuser was acquitted of felony assault and elder abuse at trial 7/5/12. Lindner’s testimony stricken.
Llanos Theodore Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse years ago by numerous individuals (30+) in 1995. Sued by 6 in 1996. Committed suicide 1997. Cases dismissed due to SOL in 1996. Another civil suit filed 1997. 2 more in 2003. Llanos had as many as 21 victims. # 4 on Archdiocese’s listof top 10 abusers. All included in massive LA archdiocese $660 mil settlement 7/07.
Loofborough Charles Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse between 1978-1981. Named in 2003 suit by one accuser. Status unknown.
Loomis Richard A. Los Angeles, CA Monsignor. Prior to ordination, Loomis was known as Brother Beckett. Sued 2003. Accused of abuse of 1 1968- 71. Another incident in 1974 alleged in 2004. Placed on leave 2/04 but still shown as pastor of Saints Felicitas and Perpetua Church in San Marino, CA thru 6/30/09. Loomis served as canonical investigator for allegations of abuse beginning 2001. In a 2009 deposition, Loomis revealed how Cardinal Mahoney failed to properly deal with abuser Michael Baker. Personnel file released 1/13. Archdiocese announced in 11/14 that a Vatican Tribunal determined that allegations of sexual misconduct against Loomis had not been proven. The archdiocese lifted its restrictions on Loomis and called him a priest of the archdiocese “in good standing.”
Lopez Joseph Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse of 1 girl from 1962- 1966. Archdiocese informed of this in 1992 by the Order. Lopez left priesthood in 1970.
Lopez Lopez Fernando Los Angeles, CA Arrested 2004 re abuse of 1. Other victims found. Sent from Rome Italy to St. Thomas the Apostle church in LA in 2001. Citizen of Colombia. 2005 conviction/prison sentence overturned 4/06 by appeals court. In 1/08 the CA. Supreme Ct. overturned the appeals court decision and returned case to the court which upheld conviction 4/08. CA Supreme Ct. refused to hear appeal. 20 yr old man filed suit 5/09. Deported per CA Sex Offender Registry. News reports 6/11 say he was convicted in Rome in 2000.
Lorenzoni Larry Los Angeles, CA Born in Italy 5/12/1923. Joined the Salesians in 1939 in the U.S. Taught 1957-67 at Salesian high schools in the Los Angeles archdiocese in Bellflower, San Gabriel and Los Angeles. Also worked in parishes. Lectured at Southern IL University 1966-71. Worked in Rome 1985-90 as Director of Documentation for Caritas Internationalis, and later at the Salesian Provincial Office. Per 1/06 article, worked at Vatican Press Office for four years in the 1990s. Accused in 2002 of abuse in 1957-58 of a student; his accuser sued the Order. Another former student publicly alleged abuse by Lorenzoni when he was a high school student during 1959-60 in Watsonville CA. Lorenzoni died 9/5/17.
Lovell Lawrence Joseph (LJ) Los Angeles, CA Convicted in 1986 (Los Angeles–3 yrs probation) for abuse of 14 yr old boy and in 2004 for abuse of several boys in 1970s-1980s (Phoenix–14 yrs prison). Placed on leave 1985 and laicized 1992. Married woman with 3 boys in 1995.She knew he had been a priest but never knew of past allegations until his arrest in 2003. He was a counselor and worked for U of NM health center. Civil suits filed 1996 and 12/03. Limited personnel files released 1/13..Still in prison 1/13.
Lyons Denis Los Angeles, CA Removed 2002 after allegations of abuse in 1979. Arrested 2003; charged with abuse of teens. Charges dropped 2003 after Supreme Court ruling re SOL. Sued several times. On both LA & Orange diocese lists of abusive priests. Suit 3/08 re abuse in 1994/1995 settled 2/09. Prior to this settlement, Orange had already paid $4M plus in settlements. Arrested on new charges 7/09. Plea bargain of guilty 3/23/12 before trial. Sentenced 8/24 to 1 yr jail, 5 yrs probation & register as sex offender. New suit filed 3/27/12. Status per Orange diocese website 8/12/16 was “Life of Prayer and Penance.”
Macias Juan Los Angeles, CA Sued 1988. Accused with Rev. Cristobal Garcia, O.P. of providing an altar boy with drugs and sexually abusing him in 1983-86.
MacSweeney Eugene Los Angeles, CA Died 3/26/75. Accused of abuse of 1 in approx. 1959 per archdiocesan report. Civil suit filed 12/03.
Mahony (Bp) Roger Los Angeles, CA Twice accused of abuse. Never substantiated so no action taken. Retired 2011. Shown in 2013 release of documents to have “maneuvered behind the scenes to shield molester priests, provide damage control for the church and keep parishioners in the dark about sexual abuse in their parishes.” As of 2/1/13, his successor, Archbishop Gomez, stripped Mahony of all administrative or public duties. Still Bishop in Good Standing & will help elect new Pope..
Maio Eugene A. Los Angeles, CA Accused in suit of sexually abusing one person at Marymount High School in Los Angeles, during the time Maio was on the faculty of the Jesuits’ Loyola University. Previously trained in Kansas City KS archdiocese as student priest, and afterward was on faculty of the Jesuits’ St. Louis University in St. Louis archdiocese for 2 years. May have been laicized in 1970 or 1971. Was living in Akron OH area in 2003.
Mark (unknown) Los Angeles, CA Sued 2003. Accused of abuse from 1979- 1983. Alleged victim committed suicide.
Marshall Thomas R. Los Angeles, CA Charged with 20 counts lewd acts upon child under 14 1959-1963. At least 3 accusers. Moved to Canada; DA was attempting to extradite as of 2003. Named in 12/03 civil suit. In residence at Paulist Centre for Catholic Evangelization Toronto, ON, Canada, per Paulist website accessed 9/19/09. On Buffalo diocese’s list updated 11/5/18.
Martin James Aloysius Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse of 1 between 1934- 1938 per Archdiocesan report. Retired 1954. Died per report. .
Martinez Ernest Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse of 1 from 1965-1966 per archdiocesan report. He was assigned to St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower at the time. Working at Bishop Mora High School per 1989 Official Catholic Directory. Named in at least 1 civil suit. He was last known to be at Salesian provincial headquarters in San Francisco.
Martinez Ruben D. Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse of seven 1970-1981 per archdiocesan report. At least two civil suits filed 12/03. Working in Oakland diocese in 2003. Eight lawsuits settled 2007. Personnel files released by Order 7/31/13 show some allegations written in Japanese characters to disguise references to admissions of homosexuality and relations with boys. Admitted in 2005 to abusing as many as 100 boys. In 2013 possibly living in Catholic center in Missouri or in Oakland.
Martini Richard M. Los Angeles, CA Accused of abuse of a boy 1990-91 at Our Lady Queen of Angels Seminary, per archdiocese. Suit filed 12/03. Archdiocese says it had investigated and allegations were unfounded. Suit settled as part of 12/06 $60M settlement re 22 priests. Recently transferred to new assignment and parishioners not told of past allegations. Named in suit filed 10/18. Still active parish priest in 10/18.
Mateo Leonardo Los Angeles, CA Extern priest from Philippines. Arrived in L.A. 1959. A 2003 lawsuit alleged abuse in CA in 1959. Left L.A. 1960. In Joliet diocese by 1977 where allegations made in 1983 and 1991. Left Joliet 1984, worked in Chicago and later returned to Archdiocese of Cebu. Died 2004. Name on 3/13 Joliet list of priests with credible allegations. Joliet diocese agreed to release of personnel files 3/13 as part of settlement in Rudofski v Joliet & Bennett. Files released 4/30/14. Also named in new civil suit filed 4/30/14. Additional suit filed by 3 men against Joliet Diocese re 1980 abuse 9/18/14. Settled 8/18 for $1.4m.
Mateos Francisco Los Angeles, CA Ordained in Spain 1958. Arrived in LA 1974. Accused of abuse of 1 between 1976-1979 per archdiocesan report. Sued Dec. 2003. Archdiocese investigated and says no grounds to remove. Still active priest.
Mayer Charles Patrick Los Angeles, CA Arrested in 8/18, after sending nude photos of himself online to undercover police, thinking he was sending them to a 14-year-old boy. Pled not guilty. Had been removed from active ministry in 9/00 for “failure to adhere to Archdiocesan policies concerning …youth and young adults.” Mayer was Dean of Students at a Banning middle school when arrested. On L.A. archdiocese’s updated list 12/6/18.
McCabe Vincent Los Angeles, CA Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its updated list 12/6/18. Report in 2018 of incidents in the 1970s. Died 2/15/15.
Abinate Phillip Monterey, CA Named publicly as accused on the diocese’s list 1/2/19. Incidents of abuse in 1970, 1971, 1975 were reported to the diocese 2003. Abinate died 6/27/08.
Battagliola Alberto (Orlando) Monterey, CA Had been in LA since 1964. In late 1990s woman told Bishop that Battagliola, a native of Argentina, had sexually abused her son, who was an altar boy, in 1974 in San Luis Obispo. He frequently visited the victim’s home. One night Battagliola took him for a drive, got him drunk, and had sex with him. Victim was 14 and ended up with sexual disease. Battagliola was murdered in 1977 in San Francisco. Diocese sued 3/03. Some articles refer to him as “Orlando”. Last name spelled various ways. Personnel file released 1/13. On Monterey diocese’s list 1/2/19.
Campbell Stuart Bede Monterey, CA Case filed in Fresno County in 2003 or 2004 accused Campbell of abuse 1956-59, before Diocese of Monterey was created.
Included on the Los Angeles archdiocese’s updated list 12/6/18; it notes a report in 2010 of incidents
1956-59 and 1978-
80, and death year as 1982. On Dominicans St.
Joseph Province list in late 2018; death year noted as 1986, and and that allegation was established in 2007. On Reno diocese’s list 4/5/19; there 1959-76. It notes death year as 1988. Per Monterey Bishop Ryan, Campbell died in 1986. On Las Vegas diocese’s list 4/12/19.
Chavira Marcos Capistran Monterey, CA Accused of abusing at least one male student at Palma High School in Salinas. No other information found but lawsuit may be filed 1/1/14 if Calif. SB 131 goes into effect. Died at age 70 in 5/02.
Condon Thomas Monterey, CA Named publicly as accused by the Monterey diocese on its list 1/2/19. It notes a report received in 2003 of abuse in 1959, and that Condon died 7/29/83.
Cortes Antonio Monterey, CA Arrested 4/16/09 for unlawful sexual behavior with teenage boy and giving him alcohol. Counseled the boy for 2 years. Removed by Diocese from St. Mary of Nativity in Salinas. Child porn found on his computer. Pled no contest 3/11 to 14 counts. Sentenced to 1 year in jail & probation. Released 12/12. Warrant issued when failed to register as sex offender. Fled to Mexico. Civil suit filed 7/11/11. Settlement with Diocese 3/13. Court struck Cortes original answer 6/13 and Plaintiff to seek default judgment. On diocese’s list 1/2/19.
Crews Edward Monterey, CA Named publicly as accused on the Monterey diocese’s list 1/2/19. Noted to have received a report in 2002 of abuse in 1954. Died in 1985.
Daly Patrick Monterey, CA Named publicly as accused on the Monterey diocese’s list 1/2/19. Report to diocese in 2002 of abuse in 1958. Died 11/14/66.
Dwyer Vincent Monterey, CA Dwyer, a trappist monk from Worcester MA, entered into an on- again, off-again affair with woman, beginning when she was a 15 year old student at Santa Catalina School in Diocese of Monterey and ending 13 years later. In 1995 the woman reached a $75K settlement with his superiors at St. Joseph’s Abbey in MA. Woman sued the Monterey Diocese & school 12/03 for failing to prevent the abuse. Dwyer had receive numerous awards and honors for his writings. May still be active priest.
Esquivel Juan Carlos Monterey, CA Named publicly as accused on the diocese’s list 1/2/19. Seminarian. Accused in 2007 of abuse the same year.
Faria Carl Monterey, CA Named publicly as accused on the diocese’s list 1/2/19. Incidents in 1968- 1971 and 1973-1976 reported to the diocese in 2002. Faculties removed in 2002.
Fitz-Henry Edward Monterey, CA Ordained in Ireland. Worked in Monterey for over 20 years. Removed after complaint received 1/11 of abuse at Madonna Del Sasso parish. More info received on allegation of abuse involving a minor made about 20 years prior. Review Board found earlier allegation to be credible. Civil suit filed 2/15/11 by recent accuser. Fitz- Henry denied all allegations. Civil suit settled 2/12 for $500K. Fitz-Henry also sued Diocese 2/12. Settled 3/13. Left priesthood and requested laicization. Docs to be released 01/14. On diocese’s list 1/2/19. It notes 1990 abuse reported to diocese in 1991. Laicized.
Garcia Luis Monterey, CA Seminarian. Named publicly as accused on the diocese’s list 1/2/19. Abuse in 1982 reported to diocese in 2009.
Haskins Edward Monterey, CA Named publicly as accused on the Monterey diocese’s list 1/17/19. Report to diocese in 1996 of abuse in the 1950s and 1960s. Haskins died 2/22/81.
Jimenez Manuel Monterey, CA Seminarian. Named publicly as accused on the diocese’s list 1/2/19. Report of abuse 1994 reported to the diocese in 1999.
Jimenez Manuel Monterey, CA Seminarian. Named publicly as accused on the diocese’s list 1/2/19. Report of abuse 1994 reported to the diocese in 1999.
Acebo Jeffrey Oakland, CA As a newly ordained priest, Acebo confessed to Bishop Cummins in 1986 that he had molested a 16-yr-old girl. He wanted to make the relationship public but Bishop refused. He sent Acebo for treatment and reassigned him. Acebo served in four parishes over the next 15 yrs. Named in civil suit and apology service.
Breen Vincent Ignatius Oakland, CA In 1982, Breen, then age 70, agreed to retire (resign), seek treatment, and leave area to avoid prosecution for fondling eight girls over 1 1/2 yr period. May have been as many as 100 victims. Vicar General Macchi of the Diocese stated that he had first heard “rumors” of Msgr. Breen’s activities 3 years before. Died in 1986. Civil suit filed in 2003(?). New suit filed 11/10 re abuse in 1980-81.
Broderson Donald Eugene Oakland, CA 4/03 suit alleged Broderson molested one man many times while he was an altar boy. Broderson was “forced into retirement” in 1991 and officially retired later. Diocese knew of complaints against him in 1991. He was officially restricted but still appeared in 2002 OCD. Became a marriage family therapist/licensed hypnotist in Richmond CA. Settlements in 2003. Admitted to abuse in 1970s. 6 brothers
sued ’07. Case dismissed and reinstated 2/09 by Appeals Ct. CA Sup Ct dismissed 3/29/12. Died
9/19/10.
Cabral Kenneth J. Oakland, CA Accused of abuse at St. Catherine of Siena in Martinez 1964-1965. Named publicly in 2004 at one of the Diocese’s apology services. Absent on sick leave 1987-1991, then retired. Reportedly died in March 1996.
Castillo Alexander Q. Oakland, CA From Costa Rica. Arrived in U.S. in 2008. Assignments included parishes in Oakley and Fremont. Teacher at St. Junipero Serra Catechetical Institute and academic dean of Escuela de Ministerios Pastorales. Director of Dept of Faith Formation and Evangelization and episcopal master of ceremonies. Placed on leave 1/30/19 during investigation of sexual misconduct toward a minor. Police not notified until 1/20. Fled the country. Diocese filed missing persons report 2/22/19.
Clark James A. Oakland, CA Arrested and convicted 1963 on felony charge of oral copulation with a 19- year-old man in Santa Cruz. Given probation.
Transferred to Corpus Christi parish in Fremont in 1965, where he allegedly abused “numerous” children. Two brothers filed suit in 12/03 alleging abuse by Clark 1968-1972. Third
plaintiff filed separate suit. Clark died in 1989. At least one claim included as part of a
$56.4 million payout to 56 childhood sexual abuse survivors in 8/05.
Crespin George E. Oakland, CA Served as chancellor and/or as vicar general at various times between 1979-1994. In 2005 lawsuit he was accused of molesting a boy in 1975 while pastor of Our Lady of the Rosary in Union City. He denied all charges. Diocese investigated; Review Board found “insufficient evidence” to support allegations. Diocese paid plaintiff $600K as part of global settlement in 8/05. Admitted not reporting incidents of abuse involving other priests. Privileges as retired priest were restored 6/05.
Custodio Sidney J. Oakland, CA Alleged in a lawsuit to have abused one girl at St. Gregory parish in San Mateo between 1960-1963. Last known address was in Menlo Park.
Donovan Pearse P. Oakland, CA Per 2003 civil suit, Donovan was accused of molesting a boy beginning in 1978 at St. Clement and later of passing him on to an abusive Holy Cross brother, Lawrence O’Brien. During this same time period, Donovan was being treated for alcoholism at two treatment centers. He served as Superintendent of Schools from 1963- 1972. He died in 1986.
Eagleson Donald W. Oakland, CA Accused in 2002 of abuse in 1971 when he was a Holy Cross brother teaching at Moreau High School in Hayward. Ordained for the Diocese of Santa Rosa in 1985. Suspended in 2002 on new allegation of 1971 abuse; not revealed to parishioners or public until 2006. Partial settlement of 2004 civil suit in 2005. Died 10/22/04. On Santa Rosa diocese’s list 1/12/19.
Ferreira Joseph A. Oakland, CA Woman filed lawsuit in 11/06 alleging she was molested by Ferreira at Our Lady of Good Counsel in San Leandro in 1973 and 1974 when she was in her teens. Also claims that Ferreira continued to harass and stalk her throughout the years. Case later settled out of court. Second woman filed suit 6/09 alleging abuse by Ferreira from 1970 to 1972 at Our Lady of Good Counsel in San Leandro
Francis George J. Oakland, CA Francis is accused of raping a 7 yr old girl in 1959. The woman filed a lawsuit in early 1990s and settled with Diocese in 1993. Officials denied any wrongdoing by priest. Francis retired in 1988 and died in 1998.
Another suit filed 11/02 by a woman who alleged that Francis abused her from 1979-1982
(aged 5-11). This suit was settled in Jan. 2004 for $3 million. Both victims went public in 2002; Diocese admitted abuse and admitted other victims.Total of 9 known victims.
Freitas Robert E. Oakland, CA Sent to treatment and placed on “restricted ministry” in 1985 after two boys alleged sex abuse. In 2002, a man told Diocese Freitas molested him in 1979. Police notified. Accuser wore a wire during meeting; Freitas admitted abuse and was arrested. Accuser filed suit. Police believe there were at least four more victims from about the same time frame. Pled guilty 12/02; sentenced to six months jail and five years probation. Released 6/03 after US Supreme Court ruling. Settlement 11/03. On diocese’s list 2/17/19. Laicized 2007. Died 11/14/11.
Green William S. Oakland, CA Arrested 4/99 along with 5 other individuals for sending sexually explicit messages and pornography to a 14 yr old boy in chatroom on the Internet. Pleaded guilty 7/99 to two counts of oral copulation and one charge of attempting to send harmful material to a minor and was sentenced to two years in prison.
Gutierrez- Cervantes Joseph (Jesse) Oakland, CA Left the Order in 1985. Worked at the Hanna Boys Center in Sonoma as a counselor. Dismissed from there in 1986.
Accused in 2003 civil suit of abuse of a high school youth at De La Salle High School. Plaintiff received $4M in settlement in late 2004. Gutierrez was working as a consultant in Sonoma in the 2000s, known as Jesse Gutierrez- Cervantes. New allegations of abuse in 1986 against Gutierrez surfaced in early 2019.
LaGasse Ronald J. Oakland, CA Arrested in 1984 on suspicion of molesting a 17- year-old boy at St. Raymond in Dublin. Sent to treatment. Placed on leave for a year then reassigned. Later became a chaplain in the Army Reserve. Last known to be serving as abbot of independent Benedictine monastery in Hawaii. On diocese’s list 2/17/19. Excommunicated 6/14/08.
Lanuevo Tarcisio D. Oakland, CA In 12/79, parents of two girls (7 and 2) reported to police that Lanuevo had molested their daughters at St. John the Baptist in San Lorenzo. Girls filed civil suit in 1993. Suit claimed that Lanuevo’s pastor had promised their parents that he would receive treatment and never be around children if they dropped the criminal charges. Suit eventually settled. Lanuevo continued to work in diocese until 1991. In 1993 he was working at VA Domiciliary in Portland, OR diocese.
Leehan Cornelius Patrick Oakland, CA Man filed suit 12/03 alleging that he had been raped as a 5 yr old by Leehan at St. Alphonsus Liguori Parish in San Leandro. Leehan also allegedly fondled him 7 years later after Leehan had been reassigned to the parish. Man says he told his father and his father, a friend of Leehan, told him to tell no one and never speak about a priest that way. Died 1996.
Luiz Gary M. Oakland, CA Assignments included St. Barnabas in Alameda, CA and St. Edward’s in Newark, NJ (1980- 1985). Accused in a (2003?) civil suit of abusing a boy at St. Edward’s 1980- 1986. The boy’s parents said they complained to St. Edward’s pastor in 1984, but Newark diocesan officials said they did not learn of the abuse until about 1990, and that they placed him immediately on leave. Luiz earned a canon law degree from Catholic University in DC in 1993. He was reportedly sent to a Berkeley, CA monastery by 1995. Per the 2017 Official Catholic Directory, Luiz was working as a canon lawyer in the Diocese of Reno.
Mendoza Vela Hector David Oakland, CA From El Salvador. Arrived in the U.S. in 2008. Pastor of Corpus Christi in Fremont CA when arrested in 3/19. Accused of sexually abusing a minor, age 14-15, over 18 months in 2016-17. Placed on administrative leave.
O’Brien Lawrence Oakland, CA In 2003 civil suit, O’Brien was named as an abusive priest. Abuse was said to have occurred in 1970s and 1980s, of at least one youth at Hayward’s Moreau High School. O’Brien is deceased.
Ponciroli Robert Oakland, CA Ponciroli retired in 1999. Per Oakland diocese, he was removed from ministry in 1995 and underwent therapy after diocese received a sexual abuse allegation against him. In 8/02 suit, man said that he was sexually abused at age 11 in 1975 in Antioch Calif. by Ponciroli. Arrested 2/03 re abuse of 2 brothers. Charges dropped 6/03. They filed suit in March 2003. $2M verdict 4/05. At least 7 other known victims per plaintiff’s atty. Ponciroli admitted he was a sex addict.
Prindeville James E. Oakland, CA Prindeville left the priesthood at some point after 1961 and married.He continued his association with the religious world, assisting former priests and religious in resume preparation and job networking. Per 2003 civil suit, Prindeville was accused of molesting a 16 yr old girl at Bishop O’Dowd High School between 1952-1953 (prior to creation of Diocese). Prindeville, who died in 2004 at age 85, denied the allegations prior to his death.
Ribeiro Arthur A. (Arturo) Oakland, CA Ribeiro went on sick leave in 1982. Removed from ministry/retired 1/1/92. Confronted in 1996 by two priests about his sexual misconduct. As of 1/03, three men had filed suit alleging Ribeiro sexually abused them in 1960s at All Saints in Concord. Per 7/04 article, four plaintiffs in two lawsuits. One plaintiff said he told his pastor during confession within two weeks of abuse and that Ribeiro was then transferred and promoted. Died 10/18/00. On diocese’s list 2/17/19.
Slane Anthony Oakland, CA Named in lawsuit as having abused at St. Alphonsus Ligorui in San Leandro. Also served in Seattle Archdiocese, including 1981-88 at Our Lady of Good Help in Hoquiam. and Sacred Heart in Seattle 1988-2002. Died 4/2010, age 94, at St. Clement Health Care Center in Liguori, MO. Name included on Seattle archdiocese’s list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor.
Tollner Gary B. Oakland, CA In 1982, Tollner’s sister accused him of molesting his special needs nephew, age 22, who had the mental age of 12. Parishioners told of “suspicious behavior” involving young boys, alcohol and drugs in the hot tub Tollner had installed on the rectory roof. Reportedly abused six children. One alleged victim is said to have become an addict by age 12 and went on to commit suicide years later, citing abuse by Tollner in his suicide note. Removed from ministry 1995. In 2/04, Bishop Vigneron publicly apologized to the parish community of St. Philip Neri, Alameda, for the clerical misconduct by Tollner. Tollner died 2/17/99. On diocese’s list 2/17/19.
Vas John Oakland, CA Woman came forward in 2/08 to accuse Vas of molesting her for nearly 7 years, beginning in 1960s when she was age 7. Vas, then a brother in the Salesian order, was the band instructor at Salesian High School, where her brother was a student. Vas is last known to have in Florida with his wife. Per a 2/28/08 article, this is second public accusation against Vas.
Verngren Francis Oakland, CA A man filed suit in 5/03 alleging abuse by Verngren 1966-
1970, when Verngren was principal and head dorm resident at a Catholic school in Berkeley. The man said he told another staff member in 1969, that Verngren was temporarily remove, returning later to his position. Suit settled 9/03.
Vergren died 12/12/03. On Santa Rosa diocese’s list 1/12/19. Worked there at Mont LaSalle 1969-84 and at Justin Siena in 1984. Math tutor at St. Apollinaris 1990-2002.
Whelan Stephen (Steve) Oakland, CA Editor of Salesian Bulletin in 1997. Civll suit filed 2003 by man alleging abuse by Whelan when he was a student at Salesian High School 1969-early 1970s. Still active as of 8/05. Civil trial started 7/7/06. On 7/19/06 jury awarded plaintiff $600K. Whelan was removed from his position after the verdict and resided at the provincial house. CA Appeals Court upheld verdict 8/08. Removed from ministry.
Wilcox Gordon Oakland, CA Named in a 2004 suit against Donald Eagleson, which was partially settled in 2005. Wilcox was named as an abuser of a male student in 1971 at Moreau High School in Hayward. Died 10/4/84.
Wong Terrence Oakland, CA Accused in civil suit of abuse at St.
Joseph High School in Alameda between 1967-1970. Died
April 19, 1997. Not
listed in 1989 Catholic Directory.
Andersen Andrew Christian Orange, CA Convicted 1986 of 26 counts of felony molestation of 4 boys. Sentenced to 5 yrs probation after treatment at Servants of Paracletes. Continued to molest boys while in therapy. Arrested in New Mexico in 1990 for abuse of another youth. Sentenced to 6 yrs prison for violating CA probation. Laicized mid- 1990s. Prior to 2005 there were $4.62M in settlements regarding Andersen.
Aranda Sofronio A. (Pon) Orange, CA In 2004 Diocese named him as one of six priests accused of the sexual abuse of minors. Allegations against all six were received during 2003 and deemed credible by Diocese. Per March 1996 obituary, he was born in the Philippines; came to the states in1975. Worked in Corona for 5 years and moved to Texas in 1992 or 1993. In Texas he served the Diocese of Galveston- Houston. Chaplain at county Hospital. Subject of $1.55M settlement in 2005. Died 3/1996.
Atherton Gregory Orange, CA Sued 1993. Accused of abuse of 3 boys.. LA archdiocese counts 5 accusers alleging abuse between 1967- 1986. Also abused in Orange Diocese. 2 suits filed there 1/03. Orange made 2005 settlement for $4,169,325 but did not include him in list of abusive priests. Per 2002 article, he is still part of Order and works at the National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother in Portland, Ore. under close supervision.
Baird Lawrence J. Orange, CA Spokesman for Diocese for many years. Accused in 2002 of abusing a girl who came to him for advice after being abused by Rev. John Lenihan. Baird countersued plaintiff 4/02 but his suit was dismissed in 2002 and he was ordered to pay atty fees for plaintiff. 2nd woman also alleged abuse as a child. Still active as of 8/07 per Diocese website.
Buckman Franklin Orange, CA Accused of abuse between 1962 and 1981. LA archdiocese counts 3 accusers. Named in 1 civil suit. Resigned in 1984 from parish in Orange Diocese “because of the burden of administration.” Later revealed that he resigned because of abuse allegation. Later transferred to Baker, Oregon Diocese. Woman in California complained of abuse of son in 1989. Removed from ministry at some point and retired to Arizona in 2002. 2005 settlement in Orange for $1,959,700. Status as of 8/16 was “Life of Prayer and Penance.”
Casimano (Casamino) Santino Orange, CA Ordained for the Gallup diocese. Moved to Orange diocese in 1976, on loan from Gallup. Navy Chaplain 1980-2000. Accused in 2004 of abuse of two brothers while in Orange. Principal of at St. Bernard H.S. in Uncasville, CT in 2004 when allegations made. Name sometimes spelled Casamino. Orange diocese paid the brothers $4.2M in a 2005 settlement. Died in 2005. On Norwich diocese’s list 2/22/19.
Coffield John V. Orange, CA Accused of abuse by one man at Dolores Mission in Los Angeles from 1960 to 1962 when accuser was a minor. Named in 1 civil suit filed 12/03. LA archdiocese counts 1 accuser. LA report says that he molested in Orange Diocese but he is not on diocesan list of abusers. A second accuser came forward after civil suit filed. Died 2/2/05 in California.
Delahunty Richard Orange, CA Jan. 2004 articles say that Delahunty had just been placed on leave pending investigation of allegations that he sexually molested a boy in 1981. Civil suit filed. Delahunty denies the allegation. Plaintiff says he notified an administrator at the time of the abuse. Delahunty’s name appears on list released by Orange Diocese of six priests accused in 2003 of sexual abuse of minors. Settled 2005. Diocese returned him to ministry 11/04 after review board found “no credible evidence” against him.
Falvey Sinon F. Orange, CA Died 2/7/05 at age 85. Pastor of St. Norbert Church in Orange 1976- 1989. Supervised abusers John Kenney and John Lenihan while there. He, himself, was named as abuser in civil suit file 6/25/09. Allegedly abused an altar boy from 1990- 1992 after he retired. SNAP reports being contacted by other victims.
Foley Robert Orange, CA Per 2002 report, in 1985, Michael Driscoll, then chancellor of Orange diocese, now Bishop of the Diocese of Boise, wrote to a priest in Liverpool, England, begging him to take Foley. Foley had just admitted to molesting an 8- yr-old boy during a camping trip organized by St. Justin Martyr parish. Boy’s mother threatened to go to the police; Foley was in jeopardy of arrest and possible imprisonment in he stayed in U.S. Foley left for England and never faced prosecution for the molestation. Civil suit settled. Per the diocese’s website in 8/16, Foley’s status was “voluntary permanent leave”.
Harris Michael A. Orange, CA Removed 1/94 after Mother of one youth who died of AIDS made allegations against Harris to diocese. Accused of abuse of another male student at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana in 1991 per 1994 civil suit which was later dropped. 3rd accuser settled for $5.2M in 2001. Laicized 11/13/01. Several other victims filed suits filed in 2003. Harris served in both Orange & Los Angeles and is on lists released by both. Personnel file released 5/12. Civil suit settled with Orange for $2M just before trial 6/12.
Horvath Bertrand W. Orange, CA Sued 2002. Accused of abuse of altar boy at Mission Viejo in early 1970s. Order turned around and sued Archdiocese to force them to share
responsibility. Left Archdiocese 1974. Worked in several dioceses.Ended up in Amarillo Diocese in Texas for many years. Retired (placed on
leave) in 2001 after Orange Diocese notified Amarillo about abuse. Deceased. On Las Vegas diocese’s list 4/12/19
Jimenez Edgardo Arrunataegui Orange, CA Ordained in
Peru. Worked
in Honduras for
a time, arrived
in Orange
Diocese in
1987. Left to
perform
“missionary
work” in Peru
early 1990s.
First public
identification
1/04. Diocese
dealt with the
allegations
“years ago” but
didn’t tell police
until 2004. As
of 2009 he was
found to be
working as
priest in Madrid
but still listed as
part of Diocese
of Chimbote in
Peru. Found in
2017 by news
team, working
as a hospital
chaplain for the
diocese in
Chimbote.
Since leaving
Orange in early
1990s had
“bounced
around the
world” using
different
versions of his
name (e.g.Horacio
Jimenez,
Edgardo
Arrunategui,
etc.) Chimbote
bishop said the
2017 news
story was false,
and Orange
diocese list was
irrelevant.
Knoernschild John Orange, CA Accused by former Crespi Carmelite High School student of sexually abusing him in 1977-78. Knoernschild was in LA archdiocese before Orange was established in 1976. Left archdiocese in 1996, came back in 1998, and left again 2001. At least 1 claim against Knoernschild included in $10M settlement with Order and LA Archdiocese 10/06. Died 11/14/10.
Lenihan John Peter Orange, CA Irish. Told church officials in 1991 that he sexually abused a teenage girl in the 1970s. Church paid $25K to settle lawsuit; allowed him to continue to work. Removed 9/01 after he revealed several past sexual relationships to a LA Times columnist (under pseudonym). In 12/01, he was accused in 2nd lawsuit of molesting a 2nd teenage girl starting in the late 1970s. Civil suit settled for $1.2M. Criminal charges dropped 2003 due to Supreme Court ruling. Laicized 5/28/02. Personnel file released 11/23/13.
Lord John “Jack” W. Orange, CA Diocese of Orange named Lord as one of six priests accused in 2003 of sexual abuse of minors. Lord died from complications of AIDS in Feb. 1989 at age 46. Also known as Father “Jack”. He had been at St. Columban Church for 6 yrs before his death. Shown as absent on sick leave per 1988 Catholic Directory. Civil suit was filed in Dec. 2003 by one Plaintiff. No date given for alleged abuse or info on parish where it occurred. $3,739,842 settlement in 2005.
Manville Alexander Orange, CA Man filed suit 6/09 which alleged abuse by Manville and another priest, Gus Krumm, at Sts. Simon and Jude Catholic Church in 1992-1993 when he was 8 yrs old. From 1960-1973 Manville was on faculty of Bishop Diego High School. He was a “nonpracticing priest” in 2009 and currently lives in retreat house. Plaintiff’s brother joined in suit 1/11 alleging abuse by both priests between 1990- 1994. Diocese settled 8/11; order didn’t. Jury found in favor of Order 10/11.
Mohan Thomas Joseph Orange, CA Monsignor.
First accused
publicly in a
lawsuit filed
10/2/18 by a
man who said
Mohan sexually
abused him as
a child over a
two-year
period,
beginning in
1978, when the
man was age
10 and Mohan
was in
residence at his
parish. Mohan
was a priest of
the Chicago
archdiocese
who retired in
the early 1970s
to St. Anthony’s
in Anaheim,
where the boy
was allegedly
abused. The
man said he
had heard from
another Mohan
victim. Chicago
archdiocese
received a
second
complaint of
misconduct in
CA. The suit
named all
bishops in CA
and the
Archdiocese of
Chicago.
Mohan died in
2002. Included on the Los
Angeles
archdiocese’s
list 12/6/18. It
notes a report
in 2018 of
incidents 1974
or 1975 and
1978-1980.
Nguyen Dominc Orange, CA Sent from Orange diocese to Idaho in 2002 after he had an affair with an adult female. Was returned in 2003 to Orange diocese after repairman found child porn on his computer at the church in Idaho. Orange immediately placed him on leave. Idaho authorities later determined there was not sufficient evidence of a criminal act. Status per Orange website in 8/16 was “voluntary permanent leave”.
Pillon Gordon John Orange, CA Placed on leave 5/06 by Peoria diocese after it learned of allegations of sexual misconduct dating back to early 1980s in the Diocese of Orange. He joined the Peoria diocese in 1990s. Also worked in Charlotte NC 1996-99. In 4/09 a former priest filed suit alleging abuse by Pillon when he was a teenager in CA. This plaintiff
forced out of priesthood after he told the Peoria diocese about the abuse in 2006. There was also complaint by 1 in Peoria. Reported in 2009 to be teaching at Univ. of Northern VA in Prague. On Peoria diocese’s list in 12/18.
Ramaekers Timothy Orange, CA In 10/10, church bulletin noted that one man had recently made allegations of abuse against Ramaekers when he was assigned as parochial vicar at St. Justin Martyr Church in 1986. Ramaekers had served as pastor of St. Joseph Church in Placentia, since1997. Diocese never placed him on leave. Review board found no credible evidence to support the allegation. Same accuser filed 2009 suit alleging abuse by 3 former priests and lay employee. Ramaekers given new parish 5/12. He has denied allegations.
Ramirez Luis Eduardo Orange, CA Arrested 1/08 after he took a 17 yr old boy to a motel room to “counsel” him. His order bailed him out and in
6/08 he
pleaded guilty
to
misdemeanor
battery and
burglary; other
misdemeanor
charges were
dismissed.
Admitted
inappropriately
touching the
youth. His
lawyer said it
was “bad
judgment.”
Sentenced to 6
months in jail
8/08 and 3 yrs
probation.
Released from
jail 3/09. All
privileges
removed.
Ruhl John (Jon) Orange, Accused of
E. CA abuse of at least three 1970-82. Incardinated 1983 into Diocese of
Orange.
Diocese knew
of one
allegation in
1992. Named in
archdiocesan
report. On list
of abusers in
Orange
Diocese.
Named in at
least one civil
suit. One
$500K
settlement in
2005
Personnel file
released
9/9/13. Also
worked in Cape
Girardeau and
Perryville, MO.
Personnel file
released
10/26/13. Per
Orange diocese
website
8/12/16, Ruhl’s
status was “Life
of Prayer and
Penance.”
Named in 10/18
lawsuit.
Salazar Cesar Orange, CA Per July 2003 articles, Salazar had just been placed on leave while the diocese investigated charges that he downloaded child pornography. Charges first surfaced in 2001. Police found over 100 images but declined to file charges because of lack of evidence. FBI also investigated. Salazar was sent for counseling. Laicized at some point.
Sheahan John A. Orange, CA Accused of abuse of 4 from 1961-1965 per archdiocesan report. Civil suit filed 12/03 includes allegations that he abused 3 during the relevant time frame. Note that name is spelled Sheehan in the civil suit. Brain surgery in early 1970s and then medical retirement.
Tanilong Gerardo Jarencio Orange, CA Per 7/03 articles, Tanilong was arrested after a 15-yr-old girl complained that he had molested her earlier in the week. Diocese placed him on leave. Had been part of Diocese for 17 years. Came from the Philippines in 1986; incardinated into the Diocese in 1990. Entered a plea of guilty on 1/30/04 and in 4/04 was sentenced to six months in jail and 3 yrs probation. Diocese permanently suspended his privileges. On sex offender registry 2/12. In violation of registration requirements since 10/09. Died sometime before 8/12/16, per diocesan status list.
Beltran Rico Gerardo Sacramento, CA Warrant issued 1992 for alleged abuse in 1991 of young girls in Sacramento. Fled to Mexico before warrant could be served ; became active priest there. Reports in 2007 that Mexican villagers wanted him removed because rumors about him and teen girls for many years. Another US accuser (male) came forward in 2/07. Suit filed 3/07. Diocese sued accuser 8/07. Arrested in Mexico 3/08; released 8/08 before extradition. Another alleged victim came forward 4/08. Laicization announced 2008. More accusations surfaced. On Sacramento diocese’s list 4/30/19, showing twelve female accusers and three male, all abused under age 14. Remains a fugitive in 2019.
Blanco Mario Sacramento, CA Originally from Costa Rico. In 2002 lawsuit 9 men alleged that Blanco abused them when they were teens. May have been ordered out of the Diocese in 1973 after an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse. At least 1 settlement in 1991. By 1/04 at least 17 men had accused him of abuse. Civil trial set for 7/05 but 16 cases settled just prior to trial. Name included on the Archdiocese of Seattle’s 1/15/16 list of clergy and religious with
established, admitted or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor.
Boyle Edward Sacramento, CA In suit filed 2002 woman alleged she was molested by Boyle in 1967 at age 17. News article says her mother reported the incident to another priest in the diocese. Boyle, who died in 1998, was later transferred to Reno and then to Hawaii. The woman says she reported abuse to Diocese in April, 2002.
Brady Vincent Sacramento, CA From Ireland. Ordained for Sacramento. In 1999 a woman alleged abuse by Brady in the 1970s when she was in her early teens. She filed suit 2000; settled for $350k. Brady was sent for therapy and reassigned. In 2002 another woman alleged abuse as a girl in the 1970s. Allegation deemed credible. She filed suit; settled in 2/04. A third woman also sued. First alleged victim filed a new suit claiming defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress after Brady revealed her suit. On diocese’s list 4/30/19. It shows reports in 2000 and 2003 of abuse of girls in the 1970s. Also, faculties withdrawn 2002, and retired 2004.
Casey James Sacramento, CA From Ireland. Ordained for Sacramento. Retired 1974. Died in 1992. Named publicly as accused by the
diocese on its list 4/30/19. Allegation to docese in 2011 of abuse of a boy in the 1950s.
Coffey Andrew Sacramento, CA From Ireland. Incardinated into Sacramento diocese 1953. Retired 1994. Died in 2010. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 4/30/19. Accused in 2002 of inappropriately kissing a 10-year-old girl in 1972.
Conway Malachy Sacramento, CA From Ireland. Ordained for the Sacramento diocese. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 4/30/19. Accused in 1997 of “nudity in the presence of minors and attempted sexual touching.” Faculties withdrawn in 1997.
Coria Gonzales Hector Sacramento, CA Approximately age 42 when ordained in 1/2011. Arrested 5/9/14 on charges of statutory rape and oral copulation of a teen girl beginning in 2013, while assigned to St. James in Davis. Released on bond 5/10/14. Removed without privileges pending further investigation by police. Arraigned 6/10/14 on three felony counts of unlawful sexual intercourse and a misdemeanor charge of oral copulation with a person younger than 18. Pled guilty under agreement with DA to one count of sexual intercourse with the girl. Sentenced 8/29/14 to 90 days in jail, three years
probation and sexual offender counseling. Forbidden to contact the girl until she turned 18. Girl admitted during hearing that the sex was consensual and that she did not want matter prosecuted. Laicized 12/14. Felony reduced to misdemeanor and dismissed 12/17. On diocese’s list 4/30/19.
Crowley John Sacramento, CA From Ireland. Ordained for Sacramento. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 5/22/19. Allegation in 1988 of abuse, possibly between 1965 and 1985, of a girl under age 14. Faculties removed in 1988.
Delgado Rodolfo Sacramento, CA Allegations in 5/06 of assault of a 15- year-old boy 1983- 1985. Placed on leave. Diocese said there was a “semblance of truth” which warranted further investigation. Abuse was alleged to have occurred at St. Joseph’s in Rio Vista and at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Sacramento. Same accuser filed civil suit 3/09. On diocese’s list 4/30/19/ Permanently removed from ministry in 2006.
Dermody Thomas Sacramento, CA From Ireland. Ordained for Sacramento. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 4/30/19. Reports to the diocese in 1992 by two separate women of abuse as minors, occurring 1973-85.
Dermody left the Sacramento diocese in 1992 and was assigned to prison ministry elsewhere. Retired, faculties withdrawn in 2002. Died in 2017.
Falvey Arthur A. Sacramento, CA In 6/09, Jesuits settled claim by one man who alleged that Falvey raped him repeatedly over a four year period, beginning in 1954 when he was 7. Falvey was assigned to St. Ignatius Church in Sacramento at the time. He died in 1966. This was only accusation against him. Falvey is the brother of Fr. Mark Falvey who abused at least 10 children in CA and was the subject of a 2007 settlement by the Jesuits.
Feeser William Sacramento, CA Retired 2010 for health reasons. Living at Immaculate Conception Parish in Sacramento when accused 10/11 of sex abuse of a girl at Our Lady of Assumption in Carmichael, where he was assigned 1977-82. Removed from ministry. Died in 2012. Accused in 2016 of abuse of a boy while at Our Lady of Assumption between 1977 and 1978. Both alleged victims under age 14 at time of abuse. On diocese’s list 4/30/19.
Figueroa Oscar Sacramento, CA From Mexico. Ordained for the Sacramento diocese. Allegation in 2008 of abuse 1993-2006. Report in 2016 of sexual misconduct with a young adult male.
Investigation into misconduct with the adult yielded discovery of sexual misconduct with a minor while in seminary in Mexico City.
Foley J. Patrick Sacramento, CA First named publicly as accused on San Diego diocese’s 9/18 list. San Diego priest, living in Northern CA since 1991. Suspended in 7/10 after accused of sex abuse of two boys in the Sacramento area. Canonical trial, which ended in 1/11, yielded an “unclear” verdict. Faculties restored 1/12, again removed in 8/15. Per his 5/17 he was offering retreats and spiritual counsel. In 7/18 let a “cluster mission” at a parish in Dubuque IA. A bio on the Oakland diocese’s website in 3/14 said Foley had worked in parishes, campus ministry, administration, and in high schools and colleges as a teacher, and that missions and retreats were his focus since 1995. On Santa Rosa diocese’s list 1/12/19, where he led “many Missions and Parish Retreats 1998-2006.”
Garcia Francisco Javier Sacramento, CA From Mexico. Ordained fo the Diocese of Acapulco. Incardinated into the Diocese of Sacramento in 1989. Fled to Mexico in 1995 after accusations and charges of abuse of a boy younder than age 14. Accused in 2002 of abuse of a boy 1970-1975.
Diocese settled at least 8 claims. Four new lawsuits were expected to be filed 6/06 by men alleging abuse 1987-1994. Laicized in 10/07. Two men filed civil suit 9/16/14 in Sacramento. On Sacramento diocese’s list 4/30/19. By 2015 there were 24 known alleged male victims of sex abuse by Garcia, occurring 1973-1995. Remained a fugitive in 2019.
Hannan John Sacramento, CA From Ireland. Ordained for the Diocese of Sacramento. Retired in 2004. Allegation to the diocese in 2011 of abuse of a minor female in 1977. Faculties withdrawn. Died in 2017.
Henson Jerome M. Sacramento, CA Caught in compromising position in 1981 in graveyard at night with 13-yr-old boy in Sacramento. Immediately shipped to Reno under Bishop McFarland who sent him to Orange in 1984. (McFarland became bishop of Orange in 1986.) Placed on leave in 2002. Two separate suits filed 2002. Also worked in Oakland Diocese. Claims included in 2005 $35M settlement to 33 victims. Order’s insurance company did not want to pay $1.5M to reimburse Diocese for settlement. Status per Orange diocese in 8/16 was “Life of Prayer and Penance”.
Hernandez David Sacramento, From Mexico.
Cota CA Ordained for Sacramento. Excardinated from Sacramento and incardinated into the Diocese of Nuevo Casas, Mexico in 1985. Named publicly as accused by the Sacramento diocese on its list 4/30/19. Allegation to the Sacramento diocese in 2009 of abuse of a male minor in 1974. Diocese in Mexico informed.
Hernandez- Tovar Francisco Sacramento, CA From Mexico. Ordained for Sacramento. Placed on permanent leave 1/08 after diocesan review board deemed credible allegations of abuse. A man had alleged in 7/07 that Hernandez molested him 1986-87 at age 13, while Hernandez was assigned to Our Lady of Lourdes in Colusa. On diocese’s list 4/30/19.
Hold William B. Sacramento, CA Accused of abuse at Holy Rosary in Woodland in 1982. In 2002 Diocese of Sacramento acknowledged receiving the allegation approximately 3 years previously. Also worked in Diocese of Oakland. Faculties withdrawn in 1998. Moved to Central Point, OR. Died 3/26/12. On diocese’s list 4/30/19. It notes two separate allegations received in 1998 of abuse of boys under age 14, occurring 1976-78.
Lynch Michael Sacramento, CA From Ireland. Ordained for Sacramento. Retired 1993. Died 1993.
Allegation to diocese in 2003 of sexual assault, including rape, of a girl in 1965.
Marsicek
Robert (Bob)
Sacramento, CA
Assigned to St. Pius X parish in Wauwatosa WI in 2001. Removed 3/28/13 when teacher reported questionable behavior with a student at school. Ordered to stay away from children and under the supervision of his Order pending police investigation. No criminal charges to be filed as of 4/12/13. Similar incidents in Sacramento diocese 1980s-1990s were reported to WI in 5/13 and police late 2012. No charges in WI 5/8/13. Charged in 2/17 with felony child sexual assault re alleged incidents of abuse of a girl at St. Pius X parish and school 2007- 2010, starting when she was age 6. Pled guilty in 10/17 to reduced charges. Sentenced 12/17 to 1 year in House of Corrections.
Mennis James Sacramento, CA From Ireland. Ordained for Sacramento. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 4/30/19. Allegation received in 1969 of abuse of a girl 1967-69. Mennis became a
Navy chaplain for thirty years after the accusation in 1969. Faculties withdrawn in 2004. Died in 2009.
Mistretta Vito Sacramento, CA Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 4/30/19. Allegation received in 1993 of abuse of a boy under age 18 in 1989. Allegation in 2018 of abuse of a male – investigation pending. Retired in 1990. Died in 2009.
Mistretta Vito Sacramento, CA Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 4/30/19. Allegation received in 1993 of abuse of a boy under age 18 in 1989. Allegation in 2018 of abuse of a male – investigation pending. Retired in 1990. Died in 2009.
Monaghan James T. Sacramento, CA Convicted 1992 of fondling girl, age 7, when he pastor at St. Ignatius parish in Sacramento. Sentenced to 5 yrs probation and 120 hrs community service. Because of his age and health, he was sent to live at Sacred Heart retirement center in Los Gatos along with several other sex offenders. Died 10/18/04 at age 89.
Moreno Jorge Sacramento, CA From Mexico. Ordained for Sacramento. Report to diocese in 1995 of abuse of a boy under age 14. Fled to Mexico while criminal charges were pending. Accusation made public in 4/02. Included in 6/05 settlement. On Sacramento diocese’s list 4/30/19. It shows
another accusation, received in 2003, of abuse of a boy under age 14. All of the known abuse occurred 1970-75. Moreno died in 2014.
O’Connor Cornelius F. Sacramento, CA Accused in 2008 of sexually abusing a boy at Our Lady of the Assumption in Carmichael CA, beginning in 1987 when the victim was 8 years old. Parents say diocese admitted there were other victims. O’Connor was a dean 1968-72, held diocesan offices 1972-86, and was made monsignor in 1979. He died in approx. 1990.
Ojeda Uriel Sacramento, CA Born in US; raised in Mexico. Attended seminary in Oregon 1998-2007. Arrested 11/30/11 on 2 counts of felony lewd and lascivious acts with teen girl 2007-2009. Family told diocese 11/29/11. Police and CPS notified. Assigned to Our Lady of Mercy in Redding at time of arrest. Released on bail 01/19/12. Pled not guilty 4/13/12. On 7/5/13 pled no contest to one count of molesting the 13- year-old girl in her bedroom. Sentenced to 8 years in prison 8/2/13. Per diocese in 8/17, Ojeda “removed from priesthood” in 2016. On diocese’s list 4/30/19.
Pinal Contellanos Jose Antonio Sacramento, CA From Mexico. Ordained for Sacramento. Accused in 1989 of twice sodomizing a 14-year-old boy in 1983 and fondling the boy on a trip to Mexico. Fled to Mexico. According to prosecutors, Pinal “made admissions” in a 1991 letter to a bishop and asked whether he would face criminal prosecution if he returned to the US from Mexico. Incardinated into Cuernavaca, Mexico diocese 1991. Criminal charges dropped in 2003 after Supreme Court’s ruling in Stogner v. CA. Fraud suit against diocese filed 7/10. Working in Cuernavaca as of 2010. On diocese’s list 4/30/19. It shows three more allegations of abuse of boys, received in 1989, and an allegation in 2016 of abuse of a girl. All known abuse allegedly occurred 1981-86.
Porras Mario Blanco Sacramento, CA Named publicly as credibly accused by the Sacramento diocese on its list in 4/30/19. Worked in the diocese 1969- 73. Multiple allegations of sexual abuse of boys, occurring 1968-81. Porras died in 2008.
Storan William Sacramento, CA From Ireland. Ordained for Sacramento. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 4/30/19. Allegation to diocese in 2001 of abuse of a female between age 18 and 25 in 1974. Faculties retired/faculties withdrawn in 2001.
Twomey Simon Sacramento, CA From Ireland. Ordained for the Diocese of Sacramento. Allegation to the diocese in 2018 of abuse of a female 1975-76. Investigation pending.
Urbina Jose Luis Sacramento, CA From Mexico. Ordained for Sacramento. Pled
guilty 1989 to committing lewd acts with a child under 14. Skipped bail and fled to Mexico before sentencing. Accused in 2003 lawsuit against Diocese and Urbina of sexual abuse of boy, age 9- 17 in 1980s. Found working in Navojoa, Mexico in 2005. Laicization announced 8/21/08. A 2008 civil suit dismissed 11/10 on SOL.On Sacramento diocese’s list 4/30/19. It notes allegations received 1989 and 2007, each of abuse of a boy in the 1980s.
Wallace Murrough Sacramento, CA From Ireland. Ordained for Sacramento. Monsignor. Retired pastor of St. Theresa’s in South Lake Tahoe. Suspended in 12/18 after a man alleged that when he was age 17 in 1985, Wallace sexually abused him on a camp work trip. Wallace was the Director of Camp Pendola. On diocese’s list 4/30/19. It shows two allegations to diocese in 1995, each of abuse of young adult males, and the 2018 allegation. Investigation pending.
Walsh Michael Sacramento, CA From Ireland. Ordained for Sacramento. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on list 4/30/19. Allegation to diocese 1985 of sexual misconduct with a young adult male, and another of same received 1992. Retired and faculties withdrawn in 2006.
Walsh Michael Sacramento, CA From Ireland. Ordained for Sacramento. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on list 4/30/19. Allegation to diocese 1985 of sexual misconduct with a young adult male, and another of same received 1992. Retired and faculties withdrawn in 2006.
Ayala Saul San Bernardino, CA In 6/02 an allegation of “sexual harassment and misconduct involving a minor” was filed with the church by a woman. Placed on leave. In 9/02 two sisters filed suit alleging Ayala abused them in 1988 and 1989 when they were ages 7 and 9, and he baby-sat them. Diocese settled with them for $30,000 in 2004. Moved to Mexico shortly after he was placed on leave; possibly in active ministry there. On San Bernardino diocese’s list 10/9/18.
Ball Edward Lawrence San Bernardino, CA Indicted 9/92 on 4 counts of abuse of a minor; pled guilty to 1 count. Sentenced to 9 months jail and 5 years probation.Three victims. Family of two boys settled out of court 1994. Ball criminally charged in 1999 with 31 counts of sexually abusing two other boys 1979-1986. Sentenced to 3 years in prison. Settlement of $4.2M from Diocese & Order in 6/03. On Sex Offender Registry. On San Bernardino diocese’s list 10/9/18. Deceased.
Barco Roberto San Bernardino, CA From Argentina, Diocese of Chascomus. Assigned to San Salvador parish in Colton, CA 2009 and St. Louis parish in Cathedral City, CA 2011-2014. Included on San Bernardino diocese list 10/9/18. Accused in 4/16 of child sex abuse in 2009-10. Police report filed. Was working in Los Angeles archdiocese at time of report. Removed in 5/16. Returned to Argentina. On Los Angeles archdiocese’s list updated 12/6/18.
Bell Joseph San Bernardino, CA First named publicly as accused on the San Bernardino diocese’s list 10/9/18. Assigned to St. Peter and St. Paul in Alta Loma 1985-86. Died in 1/87. Per diocese, it was first aware in 1985 of allegations in the 1960s-70s. Abuse reportedly occurred in IN, KY and NY.
Benson Gustavo San Bernardino, CA Arrested in San Bernardino for abuse of two boys in 1/87. Pled no contest 1/87 regarding one; given three years’ probation and treatment in NM. Per 6/02 article, moved to Mexico and was assigned to a diocese there. CA Bishop told Tijuana Bishop of Benson’s history and that he should never have access to adolescents. Two filed civil suit 12/03. Listed on 3/07 list released by San Diego Diocese. Personnel file released 10/10. He was at the time an active priest in Ensenada, Mexico. On San Bernardino diocese’s list 10/9/18.
Bucaro Michael San Bernardino, CA Man sued in 2004 alleging he was abused by Bucaro at St. Matthew’s Church in Corona and in San Diego in the 1980s. Suit names both dioceses, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and his former Order, the Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. San Bernardino denied any record of past complaint of any kind. Bucaro had been working in prison ministry since 1983. He countersued for slander in 2005. Original suit settled in 2008. On San Bernardino diocese’s list 10/9/18.
Castillo Alejandro Jose /Alex San Bernardino, CA Removed from Our Lady of Guadalupe in Ontario CA 6/10 after allegations he abused two brothers within previous 2 years. Review board found allegations credible 9/10. Subject of prior complaint involving 2 adults and 1 youth, but no arrests due to SOL. Arrested 10/25/10. Pled guilty 4/11 to lewd act with a minor. Sentenced 8/31/11 to 1 year jail and sex offender registration. Released 4/21/12; re-arrested 5/9/12 for probation violation; released. Two lawsuits filed 9/22/11 settled 2/14 for $3.8M. Third suit filed 2012. On San Bernardino diocese’s list 10/9/18.
Covas Peter San Bernardino, CA Covas retired from parish 4/02 amid accusations of sexual misconduct with minors. Resigned in 1983 as 1st financial director of Diocese after he loaned $225K of diocesan money to man who had been convicted of fraud. Sexual accusations came to light after internal diocesan review of files. Civil suits filed 2003. Arrested twice (1987 and 1988) for public sexual misconduct. Died 5/9/04. Personnel file released 10/25/10.
da Silva Owen San Bernardino, CA One man filed a 2004 amended pleading in his civil suit against Fr. Matthew Kelly alleging that at least 31 clergymen have abused youths in Santa Barbara Calif. and at St. Anthony’s Seminary. Pleadings name Da Silva as the first Santa Barbara perpetrator of child sexual assault and says that he abused an altar boy in 1936-37 at the seminary. The source cited is a statement by the alleged victim. Da Silva is deceased. Article says that most of the priests mentioned in the article are Franciscans.
De Dominicis Daniel San Bernardino, CA First named publicly as accused on the Diocese of San Bernardino’s list 10/9/18. Order and diocese learned of allegations 8/94, which allegedly occurred 1975-85. Assigned to Notre Dame High 1958- 68, Our Lady of the Valley in Hemet 1976-78. Left the San Bernardino diocese in 1978. Deceased.
Dominguez Jesus San Bernardino, CA Name appears on list of accused priests and religious released by the Los Angeles Archdiocese 2/17/04. List reflects 6 accusers and 1973-1988 as time of incidents. Worked in San Bernardino diocese 1978-1993. Placed on leave. Pled no contest in 2001 to misdemeanor child molestation. Laicized in 2000. Charged in 2005 with abusing 2 boys in 1988-1989. Fled to Mexico before he could be arrested. Six men filed civil suits. On San Bernardino diocese’s list 10/9/18. It shows diocese aware in 1988 of abuse occurring 1983 and 1988.
Donat Robert J. San Bernardino, CA Donat worked in San Diego Diocese from 1966-69. From 1969-1993 he taught at Aquinas High School in San Bernardino. After leaving Aquinas, he was pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Montclair until 2006. He has lived in Los Angeles since 2006. Diocese first learned in 12/10 that Donat allegedly abused a student at Aquinas in 1973. At least 4-5 other accusers have contacted attorneys re abuse. Privileges were removed 8/11 after review board found allegations credible. Sentenced by Vatican to Prayer and Penance. On diocese’s list 10/9/18.
Dunne Kevin San Bernardino, CA One of several religious accused in 1993 of abuse of students at St. Anthony Seminary. Per 2002 article, he was living with Order at St. Mary’s Basilica in Phoenix, serving as their treasurer, doing housework and without contact with children. As of 2007, he was living in a retreat house near Monterey CA, in failing health and suffering from dementia. (See additional information in two petitions filed Fall 2009.) On Santa Rosa diocese’s list 1/12/19. It notes accusations in 2002 for abuse elsewhere in 1993.
Etienne Clifton Raymond San Bernardino, CA Civil suit alleged abuse by Etienne at Divine Word Seminary in Riverside when he was a religious brother. He was ordained in 1979 and later served at St. Patrick parish and St. Anthony’s parish in Oakland Diocese. Died May, 1998. Personnel file released10/25/10. On San Diego diocese’s 9/18 list.
Fertal Joseph (Joe) San Bernardino, CA Left Philippines in 1989 under cloud of suspicion re abuse. In 1995 Fertal was accused of molesting a 16-year-old boy from a catechism class. Civil suit filed in 1996; later settled out of court. Criminal investigation dropped for lack of evidence. Forced by church officials to leave a California retirement home in 2002 after it learned of his past history. In treatment several times. Added to Scranton diocese’s list in 12/18. Living in Chicago at the time.
Garduno Anthony Martinez San Bernardino, CA Accusations that Garduno asked an adult man to strip during premarital counseling surfaced in about 1993. Sent for treatment. Church trial for heresy after Garduno founded a separate Catholic sect in 1996. He was “removed from the clerical state.” Arrested 12/09 and charged with abuse of a 17-year-old boy 4 years before and continued sale of drugs from the church. Accuser said he knew of other minor victims who had been abused at that location. Sentenced 3/10 to 2 years prison on drug and gun charges.
Gil Rudi San Bernardino, CA Gil went to San Bernardino diocese from Canada in 1987. Accused in 1993 of sexual misconduct with a minor boy in 1987. Treated at Retreat in California (run by Servants of Paraclete) for “sexual identity issues;” admitted during counseling that he had sexually abused a child. Left after about two weeks because treatment was ineffective. No criminal charges. Still performing ministry in 2002 even though privileges were removed in 1993. On San Bernardino diocese’s list 10/9/18. It noted that police were informed in 2002, and that Gil was removed from the priesthood.
Gomez Macouzet Maximiliano San Bernardino, CA Native of Mexico. Ordained for San Diego in 1946. Graduate studies in Rome 1948-1951. Began working in San Bernardino diocese in 8/53. Left diocese in 1966 and was incardinated in Diocese of Tlalnepantla, Mexico 6/67. One civil suit filed 1966 alleged assault & battery of 17 yr old boy in 1962. $35K judgment 6/68. Name appears on list of priests w/ credible allegations released by San Diego Diocese 3/07. Personnel file released 10/25.10 by San Diego.
Hayes J. Ernest/Ernest J. San Bernardino, CA First named publicly as accused on the diocese’s list 10/9/18. It notes diocese aware in 6/87 of alleged abuse 1978-83, 1981 and 1987. Hayes died in 1990.
Jablonski Joseph San Bernardino, CA First named publicly as accused on the San Bernardino diocese’s list 10/9/18. Abuse allegedly occurred in 2014. Reported to diocese and police in 5/14. Per diocese, Jablonski was visiting and did not have faculties there.
Jost Dennis Raymond San Bernardino, CA Raised in San Angelo TX Diocese. Spent years in CA training to be deacon before being removed from program. Served as vol. coord. of altar boys. Named in 1992 suit re abuse of one boy. Arrested in 1992 on charges that in 1990 he took minor from CA to AZ & NM to abuse him. Convicted & sentenced 1993 to six months’ jail and 2 years’ probation. Worked in Dallas Diocese 1995-1997 until past uncovered. Personnel file released by San Diego Diocese 10/25/10 references prior conviction from 1970s.
Keppel Timothy F. San Bernardino, CA On 1/12/13, the Order announced Keppel had been removed after it had received (in summer 2012) an allegation of sexual misconduct involving a teenage boy in the diocese in the late 1970s. The boy was not a member of either Our Lady of the Lake or St. Anne’s in the Mountains where Keppel was assigned for many years. Diocese investigated and both diocese and order found reasonable cause to believe that the behavior did occur. Was to be referred to Vatican. On diocese’s list 10/9/18. On Mobile archdiocese’s list 12/6/18. It notes “misconduct” occurred 1977-81, doesn’t say where. Worked at some point at Resurrection parish in Montgomery.
Kurilec Robert San Bernardino, CA First named publicly as accused on the Diocese of San Bernardino’s list 10/9/18. Abuse reportedly occurred in 1970 and 1972 in IN, IL and MD. Worked at Notre Dame High School in Riverside 1980- 83. Became Navy chaplain in 1984. San Bernardino diocese aware of allegations in 1987. Reported to U.S. Navy in 1988 and to police in 2002. Sentenced by Vatican to Prayer and Penance.
Luque Peter H. San Bernardino, CA Placed on leave 04/02 on old allegations of sexual abuse. Criminally charged in 04/03 with sexually assaulting two teenage boys in 1960s. Luque’s name included on list of 20 priests turned over to police in April, 2002. Other accuser later came forward. Criminal charges dismissed 7/03 after US Supreme Ct. ruling. Civil suit filed 12/03. Name included in list released by San Diego diocese 3/07.
McCormick Peter San Bernardino, CA First named publicly as accused on diocese’s list 10/18. Assigned to Sacred Heart parish 1984- 2000. Admitted to “sexual acts” with a juvenile while at Sacred Heart. Per diocesan records, McCormick abused a boy at a church near L.A. in 1990, starting when the boy was age 13 and into the boy’s adulthood.The diocese received the allegations in 2000 and removed MCormick from ministry. Diocesan officials contacted law enforcement two years later.
Melzer Howard San Bernardino, CA First named publicly as accused on the San Bernardino diocese’s list 10/9/18. Diocese noted to have become aware of allegations 10/17/93 of abuse 1976-80. Reported to Order. Melzer was assigned during that time to St. Matthew’s in Corona. Deceased.
Nguyen Paul San Bernardino, CA Ordained in Oslo, Norway. Vietnam native. To Rome 1989, then San Bernardino, CA. Resigned as parish pastor 09/93 after accused of sexual misconduct with minor in 01/93. Placed on leave. Police began an investigation, which was soon dropped. Went to Helsinki, Finland diocese. To Sweden 2003, worked with Vietnamese Mission. Returned to Norway 8/04, then to the U.S. in 2005, per bio on “Den katolske kirke” website. On San Bernardino diocese’s list 10/9/18.
Nunez Joseph R. San Bernardino, CA Ordained in Mexico. Moved to San Diego in 1926, returned to Mexico 1929-1932, but then returned to San Diego and incardinated there in 1937. Named in 12/03 suit where one man accused Nunez of molesting him at a San Bernardino Catholic School in 1956-1957. Man was 12 at the time. He told another priest but nothing done. to stop the abuse. Nunez died in 1968 after nearly 40 years as a priest. Personnel file released by Diocese of San Diego 10/25/10.
Perreault Louis G. San Bernardino, CA First named as accused on the San Bernardino diocese’s list 11/17/18. Per diocese, it was made aware in 9/11 of alleged abuse occurring 1990-92. Assigned to Our Lady of the Valley in Hemet 1986-95. Reported to police 9/11. Perrault was retired without faculties. On Lake Charles LA list 4/11/19 (spelled Perrault). Deceased.
Trujillo Esteban San Bernardino, CA Visiting priest from Mexico, in San Bernardino diocese beginning mid- 2001. Removed by diocese 6/02. Order told the diocese in July 2002 that it had investigated and cleared Trujillo of an allegation of past sexual misconduct. Trujillo is believed to have returned to Mexico. On San Bernardino list 10/9/18. It notes Trujillo had no faculties or assignments there and that he had been residing in the area with his family. Abuse allegedly took place in Mexico 1998 and 2001.
Waltos Bernard San Bernardino, CA First named publicly as accused on the San Bernardino diocese’s list 10/9/18. Assigned to Queen of Angels in Riverside 1981- 91. Abused alleged to have occurred 1984-90. Waltos died 12/16/92. Per diocese, it was made aware of the allegations in 1994. Named in 1992 lawsuit by victim of convicted priest Dennis Jost.
Beatty John San Diego, CA Parish priest, high school teacher, hospital chaplain. Ordained for the Viatorian order (c.s.v.). Worked in the Diocese of Peoria until 1963, when he transferred to San Diego. Died 7/97. First named publicly as accused on diocese’s 9/14/18 list.
Booth James T. San Diego, CA Woman filed suit 2/03 alleging that Booth abused her when she was age 15 in late 1960s. A second woman filed suit 12/03 alleging that he molested her 1965- 1967. He left priesthood in 1971 after 25 years to marry a 19-yr-old university student. Later became an Episcopal priest, living in California. Denied all allegations. Name appears on list released by San Diego Diocese 3/07. Personnel file released 10/24/10. Died 1/24/12.
Bridgette Sister San Diego, CA Accused in 2003 suit of sexually abusing a girl at the Nazareth House Orphanage 1971-72. Suit also alleged abuse by Rev. Robert Buchanan and Msgr. I. Brent Eagan. Complainant filed suit again in 2006 when San Diego diocese stopped paying for therapy after one year. Sr. Bridgette was reportedly deceased as of 2003.
Buchanan Robert San Diego, CA Sued 2003. Accused of abuse of girl in 1972 at University High School. “Retired” just about the time the allegations became public. Had been working in Reno, Nevada for years but still part of San Bernardino diocese when he retired. 2006 article says he is “no longer in the ministry.”
Carrillo Arthur San Diego, CA The Passionists announced in a letter on 3/7/19 that the Holy Cross Province had recently received an allegation that Carrillo sexually abused a female minor in the early 1970s. Removed from public ministry pending investigation. Carrillo was assigned to Mater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center in Sierra Madre 1970-75 and 1987-94.
Chavarin Jose San Diego, CA Chavarin, a native of Mexico, was accused in 6/08 of abusing three boys in San Diego in the 1980s. Placed on leave by San Francisco archdiocese, where he worked for 11 years in the Metropolitan Tribunal. Chavarin denied the allegations when confronted, then fled to Mexico. Name added to San Diego diocese’s list 9/18.
D’Amora Edito San Diego, CA D’Amora was a priest of the Dipolog diocese in Philippines. His name appears on list of priests with credible allegations released by San Diego diocese 3/30/07. Personnel file released 10/24/10. Accused in 1991 of abusing a 10 yr old girl on 2 occasionsapprox. 8 yrs before while acting as navy chaplain. He was part of 2005 settlement. His current status is unknown but Dipolog diocese says he is still part of Navy.
Daly John Joseph San Diego, CA Accused of abuse of 16 yr old boy in 1977. Arrested. 2 prior arrests for sexual molestation in other states (counties) were found on NCIC search. Case dropped after bishop visited DA. Died 10/17/89. Civil suit filed 2002. Moved several times by diocese. Case set for trial 3/07 but dismissed by Judge 1/07. Name WAS NOT on list of abusive priests released by San Diego Diocese 3/07. Personnel file released 10/25/10.
Damasco Nelson San Diego, CA Damasco was a priest of the Nueva Segovia diocese in Philippines. He served in San Diego from 9/80 – 1/82 and then returned to his home diocese. He died in 1988. Name appears on list of priests with credible allegations released by San Diego diocese 3/30/07. No specific information can be found about allegations against him.
De Francisco Luis Eugene San Diego, CA De Francisco was a member of the Cali diocese. He worked in San Diego Diocese from 1962 -1963. Accused of abusing children of migrant workers Arrested 8/63. Left diocese & returned to Colombia. Name appears on list of priests with credible allegations released by San Diego diocese 3/30/07. Personnel file released 10/24/10. Also worked in TX and FL. Believed to have died in early 1990s.
Doxie Donald F. San Diego, CA Accused in 12/11/03 suit of sexually abusing boy 1969-72 starting at age 15. Diocese stated this was the only allegation. Was secretary to Bishop Charles F. Buddy 1955-57. Worked as Navy chaplain 1957- 61. Was vice chancellor 1961-68. Died 11/16/76. Personnel file released 10/25/10.
Eagen I. Brent San Diego, CA Named in 2003 suit. Woman alleged that she was raped by Msgr. Eagen in 1972 after he befriended her at Nazareth House (an orphanage run by the diocese). Eagen was assigned as parish priest at a nearby mission. Later became Chancellor of San Diego Diocese. Died in 1997. Diocese said he had exemplary record and no previous allegations of misconduct. Woman also alleged prior abuse at orphanage by a nun and a handyman as well as later abuse by Fr. Robert Buchanan. Personnel file released 10/25/10.
Flynn Herman Francis San Diego, CA Born in Canada. Flynn, an order priest, served in SC, MI & VA before working in San Diego Diocese from 1963- 1977. His name appears on list of priests with credible allegations released by San Diego diocese 3/30/07. No specific information can be found about allegations against him. Died 4/13/77. Personnel file released 10/25/10.
French Michael San Diego, CA First named publicly as accused by the San Diego diocese in 9/18. It received a report in 2003 of abuse of a boy in 1980. Victim received settlement. In San Diego since 1973 for study at the CA School of Professional Psychology. Per 1988 Catholic Directory, was a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn, “Released from Diocesan Assignment.” Chaplain in 1975 at a Benedictine Convent. Director of Catholic Community Services, and diocesan director of Worldwide Marriage Encounter. Died 1995.
Galindo Rudolph San Diego, CA Galindo accused of sexual improprieties with Vietnamese altar boy. He denied accusations but Archdiocese settled w/ boy’s family for $75K in 1985 after civil suit filed. Removed from duty before suit filed and later reassigned but retired 5/86. Permanently removed 2002 after admitting abuse of 3 youths. Sued by 7. Named on San Diego list of 3/31/07. Personnel file released 10/25/10.
Ganahl James A. San Diego, CA Name appears on list of accused priests with credible allegations from San Diego/San Bernardino dioceses released by San Diego 3/30/07. Retired 1987. Privileges removed 11/98. Per personnel file released 10/25/10, he was accused of abusing 4 girls between 1961-1963. They told San Bernardino in 1999 & reached settlement. San Diego Diocese reported to police 2002 but family chose not to pursue criminal charges then. Ganahl died 2/13/10.
Gill Paul San Diego, CA Civil suit filed Sept. 2002 alleged Gill molested a 14 yr old boy in 1977 in rectory and on trip to New Hampshire. Victim did not tell parents until 2002 and they then told the Diocese. Gill, who retired in 1998, was barred from public ministry at that time. Another man filed suit in June 2003 alleging abuse in 1975. Name appears on list of priests released by San Diego Diocese 3/07.
Higgins Michael San Diego, CA Higgins was removed from active priesthood after he was accused of soliciting sex in a confessional. He denied the allegations and appealed his case to the Vatican. In 1987 Higgins sued Bishop Maher and others alleging that he was falsely accused of sexual misconduct. Higgins has said that Vatican reversed Bishop’s decision and he is a “retired priest”. Diocese denies this, saying that Pope affirmed decision to remove his privileges.
Holtey Gary Michael San Diego, CA Holtey placed on leave in May, 2004 during investigation of international child pornography ring. Police and federal agents searched the offices at St. Charles Borromeo Church and seized computers. Pleaded guilty 2/05 to 10 misdemeanor counts of possession of child porn and received 3 yrs probation. No longer listed on Diocesan website. Name located on MD Sex Offender Archive but not found on National Register. May be living in MD.
Houck Richard L. San Diego, CA First named publicly as accused on San Diego’s 9/18 list. Houck reportedly molested a 10-year-old altar boy in 1968 while assigned to Most Precious Blood in Chula Vista. Victim came forward in 2004 and received a settlement. Houck died in 2/02.
Hughes Patrick J. San Diego, CA Native of Ireland. Accused of abuse of 12 yr old boy there in 1974. He settled with boy & family. Transferred to San Diego in 1988 w/ recommendation from Irish Bishop. Served in San Diego between 1988 and 1992 (3 assignments) before being transferred to Seattle for 1 year. Whereabouts unknown until 2007. Pled guilty in Ireland 2/10 to abuse of 1 between 1979-1983 and sentenced to 1 yr in jail. His history matches that of “Fr. Ioannes” in the Murphy Report.
Keith John Charles San Diego, CA Orig. ordained as Jesuit. Came to San Diego in 1957. Incardinated 1961. Man named him as abuser in 1985 lawsuit. Suit settled in 1999 for $95K. No admission of wrongdoing on Keith’s part. Mother says she complained repeatedly to Diocese and nothing done. Keith denied all charges. He admitted to being recovering alcoholic. Retired in 1990; died 5/03. Shown on list released by San Diego Diocese 3/30/07. New suit filed 2008. Settled 4/10. Personnel file released 10/10.
Koerner Robert S. San Diego, CA Worked in TX (1937- 41), MT (1956-63) and at St. Patrick’s church in CA (1963-90). In 10/02 San Diego Bishop learned Koerner had molested several minors during his 27-year tenure there. His history was known in parish for years. Brom apologized to parishioners. Died in 1999 in San Antonio. Name on 3/30/07 San Diego diocese list of priests with credible allegations. Diocesan Personnel file released 10/25/10. Order’s personnel files released 7/13 show he admitted fondling and kissing boys and girls.
Kowalczyk Adalbert (Albert) J. San Diego, CA Sued 2002. Accused of abuse of at least 1 girl in suit first filed in 1993 and dismissed on limitations. Also served in Chicago when first ordained. Died 7/72. Name appears on list of priests with credible allegations released by San Diego diocese 3/30/07. Personnel file released 10/25/10.
Kraft William Armstrong San Diego, CA Accused of abuse of several youths and at least 1 girl from 1953- 1970s. 1 civil suit settled in 2001 for $250K. Numerous civil suits filed 2003. Retired 1991. Died 2001. First suit involved allegations of abuse of 1 boy for 5 yrs beginning in 1969. Nameincluded on list of priests released by San Diego diocese 3/07. Claims settled 9/07 as part of massive $198.1M settlement. Personnel file released 10/25/10.
Kurlandski Lawrence San Diego, CA Sued 2003. Accused of abuse. Woman claims he molested her at St. Joseph’s Church in Fontana from 1947 to 1949
Lally George San Diego, CA Ordained for the Diocese of Providence RI. Transferred to San Diego diocese around 1970. Man filed civil suit August 2002 alleging abuse by Lally on several occasions in 1971, when Lally was assigned to St. Mary’s in El Centro. Then 9 years old, the boy reported the matter to the church’s pastor and Lally was transferred. The diocese agreed to pay college costs for the boy. By the mid-1970s, Lally was no longer listed in Catholic Directories. He left the priesthood in 1979, married a former nun, and was living in California.
Langille Justin San Diego, CA Suspended in 10/18 due to credible allegation of ‘sexual misconduct’ with a teenage girl in the early 1990s. Diocese first received the allegation in the mid- 1990s. In 2002 the diocese again reviewed the case, and Langille passed a polygraph test. He was unassigned 1996- 2007,,working at Contemplative Outreach Inernational in New Jersey, then returned to active ministry in San Diego. In 2018 the Review Board found ‘significant new information’ that led to Langille’s removal.
Marron Michael Victor San Diego, CA Marron, a priest of the Clogher Diocese in Ireland, is named on list of priests with credible allegations released by San Diego diocese 3/30/07. He served in the diocese at 5 parishes between 1961-1963 and then left diocese at Bishop’s request. Personnel File released 10/10. 1963 letter says he was overly-familiar with children, particularly girls. He is deceased. Brother of accused abuser Peter J. Marron.
Marron Peter Joseph San Diego, CA Born in Ireland but came to US at age 16. Name appears on list of priests with credible allegations released by San Diego diocese 3/30/07. No specific information can be found about allegations against him. Navy Chaplain 1945-1969. Died 3/98 at age 91.Brother of Michael V. Marron, also accused abuser.
McGinn Malachy M. San Diego, CA Member of Salesian order in Ireland prior to ordination. Ordained in Ireland for San Diego Diocese. Name appears on list of priests with credible allegations released by San Diego Diocese 3/30/07. Also worked in San Bernardino diocese. Accused in 1993 of sexual relationship with a 21-year-old female at Our Lady of Solitude in Palm Springs in 1968, per personnel file released 10/24/10. Died 12/97. On San Bernardino list 10/9/18. It notes diocese aware in 2002 of alleged abuse in 1969 and 1981.
McNamara Patrick Carl San Diego, CA Received law degree prior to ordination. Name appears on list of priests with credible allegations as released by San Diego Diocese 3/30/07. Took Sabatical 1993 for studies. Took leave of absence in 1994 and left priesthood in 3/95. Later married. No specific information found as to alleged abuse. Personnel file released 10/25/10.
Medaer Mark/Marc A. San Diego, CA First named publicly as accused on San Diego diocese’s 9/18 list. Medaer was a c.i.c.m. priest (Immaculate Heart of Mary) until around 1959, when he transferred to the San Diego Diocese. Had worked in the Dioceses/Archdioceses of Richmond VA, San Antonio TX and Philadelphia PA. Died in 6/93. In 2002 an allegation surfaced that Medaer molested a boy in 1982 while pastor of Our Lady of Guadelupe in Calexico. The diocese agreed to pay for his alleged victim’s counseling.
Mejia Ricardo San Diego, CA Name appears on list of priest with credible allegations released by San Diego Diocese 3/30/07. He took a health sabbatical 5/98 and retired 2/06. List refers to him as “removed.” No specific info found as to allegations.
Moloney Thomas San Diego, CA Native of Ireland. Ordained for San Diego Diocese but spent first 3 yrs after ordin. working in England (until war was over). One man filed civil suit 12/03 against Diocese alleging that he was molested by Moloney at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Riverside in 1963. Moloney died in 1986. Area is now part of San Bernardino Diocese. Personnel file released by San Diego 10/10. Contained 2002 letter from woman to Bishop re sexual harassment at Our Lady of Grace at El Cajon in 1950s.
Montagna Paolino San Diego, CA First named publicly as accused on San Diego diocese’s 9/18 list. Worked in the diocese 1972-1975. Accused at some point of molesting two girls. Thought to be deceased.
Nikliborc Robert Daniel. San Diego, CA Sued 12/03 re abuse in 1963-1965. Sued 2005 abuse of an 11 yr old boy at Boys Town of the Desert. Spent time at Paraclete center in Jemez Springs in 1956. Convicted of tax evasion in 1968 and spent 97 days in jail. Reassigned to St. Anne’s Church in San Diego (poorest parish in Diocese) from 1971 – 2001 when he retired. Died 3/19/06. No other charges reported. See Personnel File released 10/24/10.
O’Keeffe Patrick J. San Diego, CA Native of Ireland. Allegation in 1989. Left active priesthood 1994. “Retired” 1999. Accused of abusing several girls in 2003 suits, some of which named both San Diego & San Bernardino. Criminally charged in 2002 w/ abuse of 17- year-old girl. Fled to Ireland. Charges dropped due to Supreme Court ruling. S.D. Diocese filed bankruptcy day before trial. Name on list released by San Diego 3/07. Laicized. Claims settled 9/07 in $198.1M Diocese settlement. Personnel file released 10/10.
Omemaga Emmanuel O. San Diego, CA Originally from the Philippines. Came to San Diego in 1990. Charged in 1993 with 40 counts of abusing a 14-yr-old girl just after returning from Pope John Paul II’s Mass in Denver 8/93. Mom told diocese and he confessed. Surrendered faculties 10/93 and fled to Philippines. Considered a fugitive from criminal charges. Civil suit also filed. Name appears on 3/07 San Diego list of priests with credible allegations. Still a fugitive in 2010. Personnel file released 10/10.
Polizzi Daniel San Diego, CA Ordained for the Santa Rosa diocese. Transferred 5/30/70 to the Diocese of San Diego. Suspended in 1996 after a hospitalized 16-year- old boy (ventilator dependent) managed to let hospital workers know he had been fondled by a priest. Hospital reported to CPS, diocese and police. No criminal charges pursued. In 1997 he was “permanently impeded from priestly ministry” per diocese statement. Polizzi denied all accusations. Died 2003. Name is on list of priests with credible allegations by San Diego Diocese 3/07.On Santa Rosa diocese’s list 1/12/19.
Reveles Nicholas San Diego, CA Accused of abuse. (Possible secret settlement).
Robier Franz San Diego, CA Native of Austria. Came to San Diego 1955; incardinated 1957. In Jemez Springs NM for treatment 1957. Several suits filed 2003. Accused of abuse, including rape, of as many as 24 girls in late 1950s-early 1960s,. Area was part of San Diego Diocese but later became part of San Bernardino. Died in 1994. First suit set to go to trial 3/07 involved allegations by 4 sisters but SD diocese filed bankruptcy 2/07. Name on list released by San Diego 3/07. Claims settled 9/07 as part of massive $198.lM settlement. Personnel file released 10/10.
Rodrigue Edward Anthony San Diego, CA Sentenced to probation in 1979 for abuse of 1 youth. Sentenced in 1998 to 10 years’ prison for abuse of youth in 1997. Civil suits filed 2003 by at least 19. Admits to abuse of “four or five” boys every year of his 22-year career. Laicized 1992. Released from prison 1/06. Judge ruled that Diocese may be assessed punitive damages if found liable. Name on 3/30/07 list of San Diego/San Bernardino priests accused of abuse. Died in 2009. Suit by 1 settled 4/10. Personnel file released 10/10. On San Bernardino list 10/9/18.
Roll David San Diego, CA Name appears on list of priets with credible allegations of abuse released by San Diego diocese 3/30/07.List says he is “removed”. Faculties withdrawn 6/86 and placed on medical leave 7/86. At St. Luke’s in 1986 & at Paraclete Center in 1987. Disability retirement 3/93 Personnel File released 10/25/10. Contains notes re various allegations in 1976, 1986-1987 thru 1993/1994 and in 2002. At least two involved young women.
Rossell Joseph (Jose) San Diego, CA Born and ordained in Spain as member of Sons of Holy Family. Arrived in CO. in 1947. Came to San Diego in 1953 and incardinated there in 1954. Frequent transfers 1st 3 yrs then spent 16 yrs at St. Anthony in National City. Name appears on list of priests with credible allegations of abuse as released by San Diego Diocese 3/30/07. No specific information found as to actual allegations. Retired to Spain in 1972 and died in 1982. Personnel file released 10/25/10.
Savord William R. San Diego, CA Name appears on list of priests with credible allegations as released by San Diego diocese 3/30/07. No apecific information found as to actual allegations. Became part of San Bernardino Diocese in 1984. Out of active priesthood 10/88 without privileges& sent to Paracletes. Resigned 8/90 because of problems in his “past life.” Died 7/04. Personnel file released 10/24/10.
Sheehy Edward A. San Diego, CA Ordained for the Diocese of Portland, ME. Joined Paulists in 1950. Died 1988. Named publicly as accused by the Paulist Order on its list 3/19/19. Allegation received in 2003 of abuse in San Diego 1955-57. Worked in Boston, San Francisco, Johannesburg, S.A., Los Angeles, New York and Baltimore. On Baltimore archdiocese’s list 5/7/19.
Sheridan Gregory Sierra San Diego, CA From Spain. Ordained for the Augustinians. Worked in KS, TX, NE & CA. Arrived in San Diego 10/48; incardinated there in 1952. Monsignor. Retired 1983 with letter of recommendation to Spanish diocese. Name appears on list of priests with credible allegations released by San Diego Diocese 3/30/07. A woman reported 1/06 that Sheridan has abused her at age 8 in 1969. There may have been a second accuser. Sheridan died 2/91 in Spain. Personnel file released 10/24/10.
Spain William D. San Diego, CA Name appears on list of priests with credible allegations released by San Diego diocese 3/30/07. He retired in 1986 due to “ill health” and died 7/93. No specific information can be found about allegations against him. San Diego Personnel Files released10/25/10.
Thomas (unknown) San Diego, CA Sued. Accused of abuse. called “Brother Thomas”
Thompson Matthew J. San Diego, CA Name appears on list of priests with credible allegations of abuse released by San Diego Diocese 3/30/07. He retired in 1975 and died 10/76. One man came forward in 2002 to allege abuse when he was altar boy in late 1950s-early 1960s. There was anotherallegation as well. Claims included in $200M settlement in 2007. At request of San Bernardino Diocese & victims, in 2009 City of Corona finally renamed the street it had named in his honor. Personnel file released 10.24.10.
Uboldi Victor San Diego, CA Woman filed 1992 suit alleging abuse by Uboldi (spelled Ubaldi in some articles) from age 12-17. At least one other victim came forward. Uboldi retired in 1982 because of ill health. Apparently moved to Italy. Died 2001. Name appears on list of priests with credible allegations released by San Diego Diocese 3/30/07. Personnel file released by San Diego 10/24/10.
Valverde William San Diego, CA Named in 12/03 civil suit filed by 2 men who alleged that in mid- 1970s Valverde exposed them (and others) to “alcohol, drugs, cigarettes and deviant sex.” Included on list of priests with credible allegations released by San Diego diocese 3/30/07. Also worked in San Bernardino diocese. Left active priesthood in 1983. Through clerical errors, these 2 plaintiffs were NOT included in 2007 San Diego settlement and their lawsuit still existed until settlement reached 4/08.
Vinyard Barry San Diego, CA One man filed suit in 2003 alleging that he was abused by Vinyard in 1978 and 1979 at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Calexico. Vinyard denied the allegations. While not currently assigned to a parish, Vinyard was referred to as the first actively serving priest in diocese to be named in lawsuit. Bishop accepted Vinyard’s request for retirement status effective Jan. 1, 2004. San Diego personnel file released 10/25/10.
Armstrong Peter Gomez San Francisco, CA At some point between 1992 and 2002. a teenage Marin County boy accused Monsignor Peter Armstrong, former chaplain of the San Francisco 49ers, of having improper contact with him. Armstrong had already retired at the time the complaint was received. Died 11/17/09.
Aylward James W. San Francisco, CA Accused of abuse (one article spelled name Elward) of 1 youth in 1997. Another priest saw them “wrestling” and notified authorities. Youth denied but then parents sued. Settled for $750K in 2000. Supported by Archbishop until Aylward admitted in 1999 depo that he inappropriately touched numerous youths over 12 yr period. Placed on leave in 2000 and retired 2005.
Baquedano- Pech Theodore San Francisco, CA Visiting priest from Mexico. Accused of sexually molesting a girl for several years, beginning when she was 11. She reported to diocese in 1993 at about age 30; was told diocese not responsible because he was a visiting priest. He continued as active priest in Mexico for many years. Still active in Yucatan in 4/10. Removed 4/26/10.
Billante Salvatore San Francisco, CA Abused as many as 25 youths 1969-1989. Pleaded guilty to abuse of 1–sentenced to 8 years’ prison in 1989. Released 1994. Registered sex offender. Left the Salesians. Arrested again in 2002 for abuse of 1; charges dropped after CA Supreme Court decision. Named in 2003 civil suit.
Bravo Roberto San Francisco, CA Accused of abuse of 6 teenage girls in 1999 in Antioch. He was reported to police but girls refused to testify and charges dropped. He was transferred to Utah and had similar problems there. Transferred to San Francisco and then to St. Albert’s Seminaryin Oakland in 2002. Several other abusers lived at the Seminary. Bravo was allowed to come and go freely. Left St. Albert’s in 2/05 when they placed restrictions on him.
Carter Daniel E. San Francisco, CA Woman filed police report in 2002 accusing Carter of a sexual impropriety when she was a student at Notre Dame des Victoires elementary school in late 1970s and he was a religious brother. Diocese investigated, found allegations inconclusive and allowed Carter to remain active. Woman filed civil suit 8/02 and Carter placed on leave. Archdiocese later allowed him to return to active duty in 4/08 saying again that charges were inconclusive. Still active priest 9/11.
Cloutier Edmond G. San Francisco, CA Cloutier went to seminary with former Bishop Cummins of Oakland. Cloutier was named in lawsuits. He is alleged to have abused four boys at Star of the Sea in San Francisco between late 1940s and 1957. Became part of Oakland diocese when it was createdin 1962. Retired in 1981 and died in 4/03.
Cunha Arthur Manuel San Francisco, CA Arrested 6/86 after police investigation of report by restaurant waitress of suspicious behavior involving a man and boy. The boy was 11 and Cunha was in first assignment after ordination. Sentenced to 60 days jail and 4 mo counseling center for abuse of two boys. At least three civil suits filed re abuse of boys in 1986. One suit settled for $640K. May have left priesthood.
Dabbene Bernard San Francisco, CA Suspended 11/00 after found in a car with 17-year-old boy. Sentenced to 3 years probation and community service. Named in 2003 civil suit which alleged he was part of a ring of child molesters at Salesian High School 1969-1973. Allegation said to have been reported to Province in 1959 of abuse at the Salesian seminary in Richmond. Dabbene went on to be a high school teacher and principal at Salesian schools, and an official with the SF Archdiocese. Allegations reported to the Diocese of Oakland (formerly party of SF archdicoese) also in 1971. Lived at the Salesian provincial headquarters for years. Died 9/9/10.
Danielson Harold San Francisco, CA Danielson, associate pastor at Saints Peter and Paul parish, was accused in lawsuit of child sex abuse. Danielson has denied the allegations. Claims may have been investigated in 2004 by review board and deemed unsubstantiated, which corroborated the Salesians’ findings that the claims were “unsubstantiated.” Still active priest at same parish per website accessed 7/11/11.
Durkin Charles San Francisco, CA Per 8/03 article, Durkin retired in 4/02 just after San Francisco DA’s office requested church records related to years of allegations of abuse. He was the subject of a “recent child molestation complaint” stemming from conduct that allegedly occurredmore than 30 years ago. Received treatment at Southdown in 2002. No other info available. Died 4/18/06.
Ellis Hal San Francisco, CA Named as abuser in law suit filed on behalf of 2 mentally disabled men living at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, a retirement home for priests. Men were abused for many years by at least 2 priests. Settled 9/03 for $7.5M. At the time of settlement, Ellis was ill and unable to communicate. Have no specific information re his role in abuse of the 2 men.
Heaney John P. San Francisco, CA Heaney, who was retired, was placed on leave 8/02 when allegations arose that he abused 2 brothers in early 1960s. In 2003 Heaney, a former senior chaplain for the San Francisco Police Department, was charged with molesting one of the brothers; charges dropped 7/03 after Supreme Court Ruling that statute was unconstitutional. Died 1/29/10.
Ingels Gregory G. San Francisco, CA Ingels, a widely known church legal scholar and former vicar of priests of SF Archdiocese was accused in 1996 of having oral sex with a 15-year-old boy, Levada allowed Ingels to remain in public ministry and flourish for years as a force in church legal matters. Ingels continued as a church official even after a 2nd charge by woman. Placed on leave in 2002. Criminally charged 5/03 but charges were dropped 7/03 due to U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Included in 6/05 settlement.
Keegan Austin Peter San Francisco, CA Ordained for SF. Sent to Santa Rosa diocese 1976-81. Complaints of abuse of children to archdiocese as early as 1965. May have abused at least 80 children in CA. Stripped of duties by SF archdiocese 1982. Moved to Mexico, worked as a priest in an orphanage. Civil suit in 1994 alleged abuse of a boy at St. Eugene’s in the Santa Rosa diocese. Settled 1995 for $450K. Living in Oceanside CA when indicted 9/02, charged with the molestation and sodomy of two boys, ages 10 and 14, in the late 1960s. Fled to Mexico. Arrested there 3/03, charged with 75 counts of abuse of 3 Sonoma County children. Charges dropped 2003 due to Supreme Court ruling. On Santa Rosa diocese’s list 1/12/19.
Keohane Daniel T. San Francisco, CA Koehane was placed on administrative leave 3/11 after old allegation surfaced during review of his personnel file. He was accused of abusing a 17 yr old girl in late 1970s while assigned to Church of the Epiphany. Archdiocese said allegation was “credible” and needed further investigation. DA was informed. Keohane has denied the allegation.
Kiesle Stephen San Francisco, CA Left priesthood 1981. Laicized 1987. Convicted in 1978 of child molestation of 2 boys. Sentenced to 3 years probation. Arrested 2002 after 3 women alleged abuse as children. Arrested again 8/02 on complaint that he assaulted a male victim. Possibly up to 10 female victims. Kiesle said that if girls said abuse happened then he was sure it did. Charges dropped 7/03. Sentenced 2004 to 6 years prison for abuse in 1995. Released 2009. Civil suits filed. Registered sex offender, living in Walnut Creek CA. Two more suits with 7 accusers 8/10. In a 10/18 vs the Vatican, a woman claimed abuse by Kiesle 1972- 74, when she was ages 11-13.
Leach Jerome San Francisco, CA Leach was accused in 1993 of molesting an altar boy in 1976, when he was a deacon. Placed on leave then but incident not reported to police until 5/02. Arrested in 2002 and charged with molestation of a separate altar boy in 1979. Those charges dropped because of a U.S.Supreme Court ruling declaring the CA law invalid. Other allegations have also surfaced. Leach died 10/15/17.
McCrillis Philip E. San Francisco, CA Two sisters filed suit in 2004 alleging that McCrillis had abused them and had a sexual relationship with their divorced mother in the 1960s, while he was at St. Albert the Great in Palo Alto. The women won a low six-figure settlement with SF Archdiocese (the parish was part of the Archdiocese at the time). The San Jose diocese acknowledged that it found the accusations credible. McCrillis retired 7/03 due to Parkinson’s. Privileges removed 2004. Died 2/2/07. On diocese’s list 10/18/18.
Moriarty John San Francisco, CA Accused in a 2003 lawsuit of abusing a 17-year-old boy 1975- 76 at St. Helena retreat house, where he was assigned 1974-78. Plaintiff settled in late 2004 for $1.2M. Moriarty was at Wounded Brothers Project treatment center in MO as of 1/05. Per 5/06 newsletter by San Francisco District of Christian Brothers, he was based at Mont La Salle in Napa. Died 5/9/13 at Mt. La Salle. On Santa Rosa diocese’s list 1/12/19.
Murnig Guy Anthony San Francisco, CA Sued. Accused of abuse of 15 yr old girl between 1970-1974. Claim included in June 2005 settlement w Archdiocese. Arrested and charged 10/02. Charges dropped 7/03 due to Supreme Court ruling. Left priesthood in 1978 to marry. Laicized by Pope John Paul II.
Myers William S. San Francisco, CA Myers, of St. Raymond Church in Menlo Park, was removed by archdiocese 5/11 after accusations of “boundary violations” re 17 yr old boy (followed him into store’s dressing room). Boy’s father made original complaint to police in 4/11. Archdiocese learned of charges 5/11 No physical contact involved. No criminal charges filed. In mid-1990s he sought treatment for sexual identity issues. Currently in treatment for sexual addiction to adults. Privileges removed 12/11 after Board evaluated his case..
O’Connor John J. San Francisco, CA In 8/02 O’Connor was “quietly” placed on leave by San Francisco Archdiocese after recent allegation that he had had improper contact with a boy more than 30 years ago. O’Connor told parish at St. Mary’s Cathedral that he was going on leave of absence for health and personal reasons. He has been shown as absent on leave since 2005 Catholic Directory. Died 03/15/13.
O’Shea Patrick J. San Francisco, CA Criminally charged in 1994 re abuse of at least 9 youths from 1960s and 1970s. 2 civil suits filed 1994 by 4. Archdiocese settled with two plaintiffs in 8/95 for $500,000 and in 6/96. Archdiocese paid out $2.5M to 15 men abused by O’Shea and two other priests. Arrested and spent 2 yrs in jail waiting for trial; charges withdrawn after the 2003 Supreme Court ruling. Also served time for theft of over $200,000 from Archdiocese. Laicized in 1994.
Pacheco Dan (Danilo) San Francisco, CA Pacheco was accused of molestation at two different Catholic high schools in Southern California. He also worked in the Oakland Diocese. Died 7//25/05.
Presenti Richard P. San Francisco, CA Admitted in 2003 that he abused a 14 yr old in 1973. Youth immediately told his parents and archdiocese but Presenti remained active. Has been sued by 3 men alleging abuse as teenagers. He remained the provincial’s treasurer, entrusted with directingthe order’s financial affairs, until July, 2005, when he stepped aside. Sued by another in June, 2007. Appeals court ruled in Jan. 2008 that the Salesians didn’t know he presented a risk of sexual abuse prior to his assault of the victims.
Riley Miles O’Brien San Francisco, CA Riley, an author, actor, and former spokesman for the church who was well-known for his radio ministry and as a fixture on the old God Squad TV show, was the target of a complaint by a female parishioner who accused him of having consensual contact shortof intercourse with her in the early 1970s, beginning when she was 16. Matter referred to DA’s office 8/02 and Riley was allowed to “resign.”
Schipper Carl Anthony San Francisco, CA Arrested 3/00 after he held a series of explicit sexual conversations with what he thought was a 13 yr old boy in an Internet Chat Room. He was immediately placed on leave from position as academic dean at Menlo Park’s St. Patrick’s Seminary. Pled no contest 8/00. Sentenced to 6 mo. jail and 3 yrs probation and to register as sex offender. Retired in 2003.
Stanislaus Wellington Joseph “Brother Stan” San Francisco, CA Moved from San Jose to Phoenix in 1971 after he was accused of molesting teenage boys at a home for wayward boys. Allowed to work with youth programs in Phoenix while order was working to have him dismissed. Arrested 2003 on two felony accounts of abusing 16 yr old boy in 1969 who was a resident of a Los Gatos home for wayward boys. Charges dismissed 6/03 after ruling by Supreme Court.
Superiaso Jose San Francisco, CA Ordained in Philippines. Came to US in 1989. Left San Francisco in 1998 to work on Native American reservation in Santa Fe Archdiocese. Arrested there in 2003 on charges of abuse of girl in 1994-1995. Has acknowledged engaging in intercourse between 20-30 times with young girl. Mistrial in 2004. Pleaded guilty 2005 and sentenced to 10 years in prison. Released 1/12; deportation to Philippines pending.
Trainor Henry J. San Francisco, CA Trainor was placed on leave in summer 2002 from his position as chaplain at Lagunda Honda Hospital. He had previously taken a leave from the priesthood after earlier allegations of abuse. Arch. Levada brought him back in 2000 but he was suspended in 2002 after prosecutors were given info about the allegations, some of which were about 10 years old.
Tubbs Leo Donald San Francisco, CA Accused of non- genital touching over clothing of a 14- to 17- year-old boy in mid- 1980s in Oregon. In 2005, because of some other instances of boundary violations with adults and because of disobedience issues since that time not relating to sexual misconduct, he was reportedly not permitted to leave the Dominican residence unattended or without permission. He had no public ministry, nor does was he allowed contact with youngsters. Included on the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ updated list 12/6/18; report in 2014 of incident(s) in 1983.
Van Handel Robert M. San Francisco, CA Founding director of Santa Barbara Boys’ Choir and principal of St. Anthony’s Seminary High School. Charged 1994 with abuse of students. Sentenced 8/94 to 8 yrs prison for abuse of 1. Released in 2002. Named in several civil suits. Archdiocesan reportsays abuse of 6 between 1970-1982. 4 claims settled 2006. See add’l info in 2 suits filed fall, 2009. Registered sex offender. Personnel File released 5/12. Per file he was laicized 7/23/97. On sex offender register 1/12.
Walsh Milton T. San Francisco, CA Accused in 1984 of abuse of boy, under age 14. Reported immediately to Archbishop Quinn. Cardinal Levada later allowed Walsh to remain active as teacher at seminary at Menlo Park until 8/02. Criminal charges filed 10/02 but were dropped 7/03 after U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
Yost Peter San Francisco, CA Accused of inappropriate physical contact on one occasion with a boy around the age of 12 some 45 years previously (early 1960s). Alleged victim received a settlement. No other victims located by a private investigator. Yost , who in 2005 was elderly,in poor health, and unable to drive, has been judged to be no danger to children by a full clinical professor of psychiatry.
Bettencourt Thomas San Jose, CA First named publicly as accused on the diocese’s 10/18/18 list. Allegation reported in 1997 that Bettencourt engaged in sexual misconduct with a child while assigned to St. Justin’s in 1982. Bettencourt died 2/25/90.
Burke Edward Thomas San Jose, CA Admitted to Jesuit superior in 2000 that he abused dependent adult man living/working at Jesuit center. Jesuits moved Burke but did not report accusation to police. Charged 5/9/02, pled guilty. Sentenced 6/28/02 to 2 years in prison at age 80. Claims against Burke and Br. Charles Leonard Connor SJ settled 6/4/02 by Jesuits for $7.5M. Died 2/27/09.
Connor Charles Leonard San Jose, CA Accused 1995 and 1997 of abusing 2 dependent adult men living/working at Jesuit center. Admitted inappropriate touching; restricted but not reported to police. Case reopened 2000; search warrant revealed documents; abuse may have lasted 1970-2000. Connor sent to live at school. Pled no contest 2001; got no jail time. Settled 9/4/02 for $7.5M. Accused 2002 of abusing Jesuit; complaint deemed unproven. Accusing priest died, an apparent suicide, after Connor was housed at center with him again. Died 11/7/11
Dondero Joseph San Jose, CA First named publicly as accused on diocese’s list 10/18/18. The diocese received a report in 2002 that Dondero sexually abused a child in the 1960s, while at St. Joseph’s. Dondero died 6/28/97.
Farrington William C. San Jose, CA Removed in 2002 from his administrative job at Loyola Marymount University after allegations he had abused a Jesuit High student in Sacramento, where he worked 1976-87. Removed from Jesuit High in 1987 after two reports of “misconduct.” In 2012 a 1968 graduated of Bellarmine Prep in San Jose told the Jesuits that Farrington sexually abused him at the school in the 1960s. Farrington supervised students there living on campus. After a letter went out from the school to alumni, more former students reportedly said they had also been abused. Sent in 2003 to live under supervision at the Sacred Heart Retreat Center in Los Gatos. In 2012 SNAP said four others had come forward. On Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes abuse 1963-70, 1973-75, 1981- 86, reported in 2003 and 2012.
Flickinger Don D. San Jose, CA Ordained for Diocese of Fresno. Civil suit filed 8/9/11 accused Flickinger of sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy at St. Frances Cabrini in San Jose in 2001. It also claimed abuse in San Francisco and Fresno dioceses over a period of 40 years, and that church authorities were aware. Suit included statements by many other witnesses and alleged victims. A woman also sued. Another lawsuit filed 9/12. All three cases settled 9/13. In 10/18 still a priest of the Fresno diocese. Permanently banned from ministry in 2006, except for participation in funeral masses for other priests. On San Jose diocese’s list 10/18/18. It notes allegations reported in 2002, 2005 and 2006. On Santa Rosa diocese’s list 1/12/19. Christian Brothers Novitiatechaplain there 1981-83,
Gray Robert A. San Jose, CA Convicted of sexually abusing a teenage boy while teaching him karate in 1993. Charges regarding two other boys were dismissed. Sent to jail for 160 days and given 5 years probation. Received psychiatric treatment before being returned to job in the Diocese in 1995. Removed as head of cemeteries department and placed on permanent leave in June 2002. On diocese’s list 10/18/18. It notes allegations of sexual misconduct with children while at St. Justin’s 1991- 93.
Harrison Arthur San Jose, CA Charged in 2003 in a Marin County for sex abuse of 10-year-old girl in 1961 at Our Lady of Loretto parish. Case dismissed 7/03 after ruling by US Supreme Court. Accused in 1988 of molesting two San Jose girls, and having affair with their mother. Not charged. Retired in 1992. Two claims settled in 6/05 as part of $21.2 mil settlement with SF Archdiocese involving 5 priests. Died 11/06. On San Jose diocese’s list 10/18/18.
Largente Laurent San Jose, CA First named publicly as accused on diocese’s list 10/18/18. It notes report received in 1994 that Largente engaged in sexual misconduct with a child while assigned to St. Patrick’s Cathedral 1980-83. Removed from ministry 1994. Permanently banned from ministry 2002. Died 4/13/15.
Larkin Alexander C. San Jose, CA Placed on leave in 12/004 after allegations that he had abused two youths between 1975 and 1980 at Our Lady of the Rosary in Palo Alto. Another individual said he was abused at St. William church in 1981. At least 1 civil suit filed 12/03. Suit had settled by 4/06. Larkin remained on leave as of the same date. No criminal charges filed. On diocese’s list 10/18/19. It notes that he was put on restricted ministry in 2005 and Permanently banned from ministry in 2009.
Mariano Angel Crisostomo San Jose, CA Mariano was a cross-dresser who was convicted of child molestation in 1998 for performing oral sex on a teenage boy while posing as a 25-year-old woman. Served 5 months in jail. Jesuit leaders had reprimanded Mariano for sexual misconduct at least 5 years prior to the 1998 incident. Jesuits had apparently been moving him around since 1988. After release from prison he moved to a Jesuit community at Los Gatos where other priests abused two mentally disabled residents. Permanently banned from ministiry 1998. On diocese of San Jose list 10/18/18. Noted to have been dismissed from his religious order 11/25/02.
Moniz John Rodrigues San Jose, CA Convicted in 1995 of lewd conduct with a young girl and sentenced to three years probation. Probation ended in 1998. Also ordered to pay victim’s uninsured medical expenses and psychological treatment. At the time of the abuse Moniz was living at Sacred Heart Retirement Center in Los Gatos, CA. Other priests convicted of abuse also lived there. Later moved to Vianney Renewal Center in Dittmer, MO. Died 4/7/08.
Moss George San Jose, CA First named publicly as accused on San Jose diocese’s list 10/18/18. Accused of sexual misconduct with children while assigned to St. Joseph’s in Mountain View 1963-76. (The parish was part of
Bolger Anthony Santa Rosa, CA Ordained for Diocese of Santa Rosa. Excardinated to Honolulu 6/18/84. Accused of abusing a boy at St Anthony’s in Kailua 1978-81. Bolger was teacher at the school. Civil suit filed 5/8/13. Same plaintiff says he was abused by Bishop Ferrario while Ferrario was still priest at St. Anthony’s. Possibly named as accused (but not defendant) in original suit against Ferrario. Died 1/7/15 in Tijuana, Mexico, where he had been living. On Santa Rosa diocese’s list 1/12/19. It notes he was accused in 1994 of abuse of a minor 1972-73, and that Honolulu was notified in 1994.
Brenkle John J. Santa Rosa, CA Per 9/08 article, Brenkle was placed on leave in 2005 after man complained that he had molested his 7th grade son in approx 1995. Brenkle denied the allegation. Diocese investigated, exonerated him, and returned him to duty. Brenkle says he has a letter from the youth saying that nothing happened. Brenkle has been serving as chairman of diocese’s Lay Review Board, SNAP wants him off the board as unable to be impartial.
Crews John S. Santa Rosa, CA Executive Director of Hanna Boys Center in Sebastopol beginning 1984. Resigned 2/6/13 after report of an inappropriate relationship with a minor male 1971- 1975. Prior to Hanna Boys Center, Crews was assigned to St. Sebastian’s in Sebastopol and St. Joseph’s in Cotati. Alleged victim is deceased; matter reported by his widow to Sheriff’s office prior to notification to diocese. On diocese’s list 1/12/19. It notes “no assignment” and that he retired in 2013. In 4/17 two men stated publicly that Crews sexually abused them when they were teenage Hanna Boys Center residents, one 1999- 2001, the other 1984-1985. In 4/19 Crews was living in NC.
Gleeson Patrick Santa Rosa, CA Native of Ireland. Ordained for Diocese of Sacramento. Incardinated into Santa Rosa diocese when it was created in 1962. Retired 8/21/89. Died 4/15/91. Native of Ireland. A man filed civil suit 11/02 against diocese alleging that he was abused as a boy by Gleeson numerous times 1968-1972 as pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Calistoga. Diocese said no previous accusations against Gleeson. Two cases settled 6/05 as part of $7.3M deal with 8 people. On diocese’s list 1/12/19.
Hannon Patrick A. Santa Rosa, CA Named as accused on the Diocese of Santa Rosa’s list 1/12/19. Noted to have been an order priest, without specifying. Accused in 2000 of abuse in 1981. Worked in the diocese 1980-81. Died 1993.
Kelly Michael Emmet Santa Rosa, CA Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 1/12/19. Accused in 1999 of abuse occurring 1971-99. Suspended 10/24/99. Laicized 10/15/04.
Kimball Donald Wren Santa Rosa, CA Placed on leave 1990. Accused of abuse of boys and girls. Civil suit settled 2000 for $1.6M. Other suits also settled. Convicted of child molestation in June 2002; sentenced to 7 years in prison for abuse of a 13 year-old-girl in 1981. Same trial found him innocent of raping another girl. Supreme Court overturned law under which he was criminally convicted. Laicized in 2002; died 9/15/06. Several settlements in 2005 & 2006. On diocese’s list 1/12/19. It notes he was accused in 1990 of abuse in the 1980s.
McCabe Patrick Joseph Santa Rosa, CA From Diocese of Dublin, Ireland; abused there. Arrived in CA in 1983 (Santa Rosa, Sacramento and Stockton). Removed when parents complained of children sitting on lap during confession. Faculties removed 1987. Laicized 1988. Interpol found him in Alameda, CA 2003; interviewed by Gardai 2007. Arrested 8/10 for abuse of 6 boys in Ireland 1973-1981. Four US suits in 9/10. Three men settled 3/12 for $550K. Extradited to Ireland 6/5/11. Sentenced 3/13 to 18 months jail in Ireland; released for time served. Subject of 21 complaints, per Murphy Report. On Santa Rosa diocese’s list 1/12/19. It notes he abused in the diocese. Worked there 1983-86, removed 2/27/86.
Meenan John A. Santa Rosa, CA Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 1/12/19. Accused in the 1960s, on leave 1971, laicized 5/23/75. Died 4/21/09.
Neville Francis E. Santa Rosa, CA Named publicly as accused on the Santa Rosa diocese’s list 1/12/19. Ordained of the Diocese of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Worked in Santa Rosa 1983-84. Accused in 1993 of abuse in 1983. Died in 10/02.
O’Neill Vincent Santa Rosa, CA In 9/96 five former altar boys accused O’Neill of abusing them when they were age 13 in the 1970s. O’Neill resigned two months later. Charges were leveled and church officials suspended him during investigation. Diocese settled with the five 1/97 for undisclosed sum. In 3/97 it was announced that O’Neill had brain tumor and had only weeks to live. He died 11/12/98. On diocese’s list 1/12/19.
Ochoa Francisco Xavier Santa Rosa, CA Ordained in Mexico for the Jesuits; began working in the Santa Rosa diocese in 1988, incardinated there 7/11/91. Admitted in 4/06 to a recent incident of sexual misconduct involving boy; placed on leave 5/06. Admitted a past history to bishop. Other accusers came forward. Fled to Mexico before bishop reported to police. Two civil suits filed 10/06. Diocese and bishop settled with 10 plaintiffs 9/07 for a little over $5M. Federal arrest warrant issued 7/27/08. Laicized 6/29/09. Died in Mexico 11/30/09. On diocese’s list 1/12/19.
Oswald Ted Santa Rosa, CA Religious brother in Tucson 1976-1977 before entering seminary for priesthood. In 6/1/08, he said he was taking leave due to1/2/08 civil suit which alleged he had sexually abused a teenage boy 1988-1995. He denied allegations. Permanently removed. Two plaintiffs settled 3/09 for $1.3M. A Vietnam vet, Oswald was military and civilian policeman before becoming a priest. Testified in 1999 and 2000 that he had reported abuse by R. Trupia to his superiors in 1976 and provided written statements from his students. Died 7/4/10. New suit 8/13. Suit settled 7/15/14 for $3.5M.On diocese’s list 1/12/19. (It shows erroneous death date.)
Pallathuparambil Xavier Santa Rosa, CA Named publicly as accused on the diocese’s list 1/112/19. Ordained for the Diocese of Vijayapuram, India. Worked in Santa Rosa diocese 2/2/84 until he was dismissed 4/13/84. Died in India 5/29/04.
Rogers John K. Santa Rosa, CA Rogers, noted religious scholar and former campus minister at Humboldt State University died by suicide 11/8/95 in Belgium upon being ordered back to the US to face accusations that he molested a 15-year- old boy in 1976. Suicide note declared innocence but said pain and embarrassment too much to handle. Accuser said he first complained in 1989 and again in 1995; he died of drug abuse about six years after Rogers’ death.
Sheehy Wilfred L. Santa Rosa, CA Ordained for the Pallotine Fathers in WI. Worked in Fargo ND until 1966. Taught for a year in Milwaukee, WI. Moved to the Diocese of Santa Rosa in Summer 1966. Retired 1989. Accused of sexually abusing a minor 1972-77. Died 10/21/14.
Sobalvarro Alfredo Santa Rosa, CA Ordained for the Archdiocese of Washington DC. Worked in the Santa Rosa diocese 1972- 76. Named publicly as accused on the Santa Rosa diocese’s list 1/12/19. It notes he has been “out of ministry since 2003.”
Timmons Gary Santa Rosa, CA Founded Camp St. Michael in Leggett. Two 1994 civil suits alleged abuse by Timmons of 8 boys. Arrested 10/31/95 on 17 counts involving two victims. There were 18 others known but dropped because of statute of limitations. Admitted in 1970 diary entry that he was a child molester. Sentenced in 9/96 to two concurrent 8-year prison terms. Released from prison in 2000. Laicized 5/15/01. Other civil suits filed in 2003 and in 2007. On Sex Offender Registry. On diocese’s list 1/12/19. It notes he worked in the diocese 6/67-3/94.
Walsh James Santa Rosa, CA Ordained for the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Incardinated into the Santa Rosa diocese when it was established in 1962. Died 12/3/93. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 1/12/19. It noted that he was accused in 2005 of abuse in 1965.
Ward Bernard (Bernie) Santa Rosa, CA Left priesthood in 1979 or 1980. Went on to marry and have children. Became a radio talk show host. Indicted in 12/07 on federal internet child porn charges. His attorney said the images were for a book Ward was researching three to four years prior. He reportedly emailed child porn images to a woman who immediately turned him over to police and the FBI. Originally pled not guilty. Pled guilty in 5/08 to one count. Per 5/08 articles, abuse was alleged when he was an active priest. Sentenced 8/08 to seven-plus years. Released from prison in 12/14. On Santa Rosa diocese’s list 1/12/19.
Wiecek Ron Santa Rosa, CA Allegations made public in 1/10. Placed on leave. Per news reports, Wiecek’s privileges were removed after accused of having “overzealously spanked” a boy in the 1970s while working in the Santa Rosa diocese, and he attempted to pick up a gay man about 30 years prior. Had been in Monterey for 20 years. Order recalled him to Ohio immediately. On Santa Rosa diocese’s list 1/12/19.
Arakal Francis Stockton, CA Born in India; came to U.S. in 1998. Placed on leave 4/02; reinstated 7/02. Woman filed suit 9/02 claiming Arakal had touched her 13-yr- old daughter on her breasts in a sexual manner in 2001. Also accused of touching the breasts and pelvic area of younger daughter. One girl told another priest who told Arakal; both men confronted the girl. Jury cleared Arakal of sexual battery but awarded family $20K for way the 2 priests responded. In 2009 was parochial vicar at St. Bernard in Tracy, CA.
Camacho Antonio Stockton, CA Extern priest from Mexico working in Stockton Diocese and in in Oakland diocese. Accused of abuse of 2 high school boys at St. Stanislaus in Modesto between 1/11/82 – 02/17/84. He was briefly at St. Anthony Parish in Hughson 12/81 – 1/82. He was removed from position and returned to Mexico at request of (then) Bishop Mahony of Stockton. Named in Cardinal Mahoney’s 2004 deposition and a memo from Bishop of Stockton to police. Name is included on list of claimed abusers attached to Stockton Diocese’s 5/9/14 filing in bankruptcy court.
Clavell Didacus (Didachus) Stockton, CA Correct spelling of first name is believed to be Didacus. Assigned to St. Mary’s High School in approximately 1964. Name first publicly shown on list of claimed abusers attached to Stockton Diocese’s 5/9/14 filing in bankruptcy court. Still active as of 2012-2013.
Fahy Murty M. Stockton, CA Associate pastor at St. Anne’s Church, Lodi 8/85-3/01. Also teacher at St. Mary High School 1970-1985. Accused in 2006 of abuse of a girl in mid-990s at his church’s elementary school. Police conducted investigation but were unable to substantiate the allegations. Diocese officials still investigating as of 01/07. Civil suit filed 12/06 by a woman alleging abuse age 5- 11. Plaintiff dismissed suit 11/07. Fahy died 3/2/01. Name included on list of claimed abusers attached to Stockton Diocese’s 5/9/14 filing in bankruptcy court.
Guarin- Sosa Julio Cesar Stockton, CA Visiting priest from Colombia with his Bishop’s ok. Worked at St. Anne Church in Lodi, CA. while his brother (parish priest) was on vacation. Arrested 3/13 on charges of molestation of a minor (kissing a 16 yr old girl), sexual battery and illegal entry.Reportedly, he was in town to perform a private Mass for the girl’s family. Removed without privileges by Stockton Bishop. Finally released on bail 3/28/13. Felony charges dropped 6/13. Found not guilty by jury of misdemeanor charges 10/11/13.
Kelly Michael E. Stockton, CA From Ireland. Removed 10/07 after claim he molested 10-yr-old boy in 1984. Denied allegations; reportedly passed polygraph. Reinstated 3/08; claimant wouldn’t cooperate. Suit filed 3/27/08. New allegations by 2nd youth in 2011 re 2000- 02 abuse. Stayed active. Civil Jury found him liable for abuse 4/6/12. Privileges removed. Trial resumed re Diocese. Fled to Ireland 4/12 after warrant issued for arrest. DA sought extradition; dropped charges 2016 after death of 26-yr-old accuser. Diocese settled suit 4/20/12 for $3.75M. New suits filed 9/12 & 11/12. He denied both. New indictments 1/14/14. Name included on list of claimed abusers attached to Stockton Diocese’s 5/9/14 filing in bankruptcy court. Still wanted in 1/17 by US Attorney for Eastern District of CA for unlawful flight. May have been arrested by federal authorities in Morocco.
Mascardo Editho Stockton, CA Report made to Stockton police in 2001 of inappropriate conduct by Mascardo toward minor; no charges filed. Claim resurfaced in 7/15. Placed on leave, diocese investigated. In 5/16, review board told bishop it “did not determine sexual abuse occurred.” Return to ministry as hospital chaplain in Modesto announced 12/16. Among previous assignments: St. George’s, Stockton 1996-99; St. Mary of Assumption 1999-2006; St. Anthony’s, Hughson 2006-11; then St. Patrick’s, Sonora and in res. at Holy Family, Modesto until 7/15 removal.
Munoz Antonio Stockton, CA According to Cardinal Mahony’s 2004 deposition, he removed Munoz, a visiting priest from Mexico, after parents met with him and alleged that Munoz sexually abused several high school students during a 1981 trip he organized to Tijuana. When Mahony testified in the 1998 O’Grady trial, he had stated that O’Grady was the only accused priest with whom he dealt in Stockton.
O’Grady
Oliver Francis
Stockton, CA
Native of Ireland. Worked in California for many years. Convicted 1993 in CA. Received 14-yr sentence–served 7; deported to Ireland 2000. $7M settlement., among others. Admitted to sexual abuse of 25 boys and girls. Laicized. Fled Ireland 10/06; Suit filed 12/06 including Irish Archdiocese settled 12/06 for $3M. New suit 12/07 by woman. Worked in Netherlands but returned to Ireland per 4/10 article. Diocese pd $2M 6/10 to 2. New suit 10/10. Arrested for child porn in Ireland 12/10. Sentenced to 3 yrs jail 1/12. New suit 5/12. 4 suits dismissed on SOL 6/12. Released from Irish jail 4/14, living unsupervised, claiming to no longer be a threat to children. Name included on list of claimed abusers attached to Stockton Diocese’s 5/9/14 filing in bankruptcy court.
Pelaez Oscar (Oskar) Stockton, CA Extern priest from Columbia. Had been in Diocese since ordination. Accused of abuse of 1 boy for 3 yrs. Arrested early 2002 and pleaded guilty. Sentenced to 6 yrs prison. Released on parole after 3. Diocese paid $1M settlement after conviction. Name included on list of claimed abusers attached to Stockton Diocese’s 5/9/14 filing in bankruptcy court.
Perez Torrez Eduardo Stockton, CA Full name Eduardo De Jesus Preez Torrez. From the Diocese of Palmira, Colombia. Worked in Stockton diocese 1999-2014. Per 2/08/18 news reports, the Modesto CA Police Dept received a report that Perez sexually abused a 15-yr-old girl in 1999. Perez was assigned to St. Stanislaus in Modesto 12/99-4/04. From there worked at parishes in Oakdale, Stockton and Riverbank. The diocesan review board was investigating.
Suarez Leo Stockton, CA Diocese announced 1/10 that Suarez, a native of Mexico, was permanently removed in 2009 after he admitted that he had abused a minor girl during his initial assignment as assoc. pastor at St. Anthony’s in Hughson. He left there in 1991. After his removal, Suarez was sent for treatment. Diocese says this was first allegation against him. Police rept filed 9/09. No criminal investigation due to SOL. Diocese settled for $300K with one person 9/10. Name included on list of claimed abusers attached to Stockton Diocese’s 5/9/14 filing in bankruptcy court.
Villalobos Ferdinand (Fernando) Stockton, CA 2/03 civil RICO suit alleged that Villalobos abused one youth between ages of 12-15 while at at St. Mary of the Assumption and that then-Bishop Mahony and other diocese officials covered up the incident. Another suit filed 11/03 re abuse at same parish. Plaintiff said Villalobos also attempted to abuse his brother shortly before Villalobos died 12/31/85. [Note: this may be 2 suits by same plaintiff] Name included on list of claimed abusers attached to Stockton Diocese’s 5/9/14 filing in bankruptcy court.

Colorado Catholic Diocese Priest Abuse List

Merson Law’s Colorado Priest Sex Abuse List contains the names of credibly accused priests, clergy, and other Catholic officials. The Catholic Church has not endorsed this list or the names therein. Only a select few dioceses have put forward their own lists of offenders, as the Church seeks to protect its own.

Our list is for educational purposes. We wish to inform the general public and demonstrate the sheer magnitude of this horrific epidemic of sexual assault and pedophilia in the Catholic Church.

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Last Name First Name Diocese Notes
Abercrombie Leonard A. Denver, CO Letter 7/93 to Pope JP II, Stafford, and Mahony, alleged abuse of boy 1953-57 from age 7 and counted several victims. Said Abercrombie admitted abuse to victim’s sister in 1992. USAF chaplain 1950-53 in LA. Baker diocese 1962-64 but listed on sick leave. VA chaplain in LA 1972-93. Retired. Died 10/94. Late 1950s abuse alleged to Denver in 2002. CA suit 2003. LA Arch. rpt 2/17/04 noted 2 CA victims in 1970s. 1st CO suit filed 9/20/05. At least 9 men allege abuse. Some suits mediated. Others settled 7/08.
Barry Thomas Patrick Denver, CO Woman filed suit against Archdiocese of Denver 10/07 alleging that Barry had abused her in approx. 1970. She was an adolescent with troubles at home. He gave her a place to live before abusing her. Barry died in 2003 at age of 97. Suit still pending as of 7/08.
Bemunuge Prosper Denver, CO Accused of engaging in “various sexual acts” during a counseling session in 1988. Out-of-court settlement reached with the female complainant in 1989. Bemunuge was originally from the Kandy diocese in Sri Lanka. He worked in the Indianapolis archdiocese 1984-85 and the New Orleans archdiocese 1985-86, before working in 2 Denver parishes 1986-88. The second Denver assignment, where the abuse is alleged, is not indexed or listed in the Directory. Name spelled Bemunge in 1985 Directory.
Carignan Wilfred Laurent Denver, CO Carignan, described as a “monk-in-training” who was not accepted into the order, was accused in 2011 of molesting a youth while working at St. Benedict’s Monastery as a beekeeper. The boy was a 6th or 7th grader who was being tutored by Carignan in approx. 2000 when alleged abuse occurred. At time of arrest, Carignan was serving two separate 6 yr – life sentences for abuse of another youth. Conviction was in 2008.
Colucci Bennett Denver, CO A woman reported to the Capuchin Franciscans in 2/15 that Colucci sexually abused her in the 1980s, when she was a student at Marycrest High School. The order deemed the allegations credible. The Archdiocese of Denver was investigating, per its 3/3/16 statement. Colucci worked in Denver 1970 until 1993, when he was removed for “reported misconduct.” His assignments included Marycrest High School, Annunciation Parish and Samaritan House. The woman and the archdiocese reported the allegations to law enforcement. Colucci was living in a Hays KS parish as of 1994. Retired in 2005, living in a Victoria KS parish at least until 2014. On Capuchin Province of Mid-America list 3/1/19.
De Lazzer Dorino Denver, CO Retired from active ministry in 2005. Placed on leave by Denver Archdiocese without privileges 5/10 after woman came forward to allege sexual misconduct by him in early 1970s when she was a minor living in another, unnamed state. He had worked in CO for many years, including Boulder and Greeley. Archdiocese would not reveal any add’l info re allegations. He has denied the charges.
Evans (in Colo) Timothy Joseph Denver, CO Charged with two counts of sexual abuse of 3 boys 1995-1997 and 1999. Removed from active ministry in 2003. Judge was to allow other accusers to testify. Pleaded innocent to all charges. Found guilty in 1 trial in 03/07 and then found guilty in another county in 2nd trial in 04/07. Named in 1st civil suit 4/07. Sentenced to 14 yrs to life 5/07 with 4 more years added 1 day later in another case. Suit settled 4/08.
Gourley Marshall Denver, CO Accused in Sept. 1997 civil suit of abuse of teenage youth in early 1980s. Placed on leave in Oct. 1997. Plaintiffs’ counsel withdrew in 1998. Civil case dismissed in 1998 due to statute of limitations. Plaintiff appealed and case finally dismissed in 1999. Gourley may have left order per 2002 article.
Hewitt Neil Denver, CO Multiple alleged victims. In 2002 a woman told the archdiocese that Hewitt sexually abused her cousin in the 1960s. She gave the archdiocese a letter her cousin had written to Hewitt about the abuse He died by suicide in 1991. In 10/17 a man told a news outlet that Hewitt sexually abused him at age 14 during a trip to Expo ’67 in Montreal. He said another priest and two other boys were on the trip. The man came forward to the Denver archdiocese in 12/17. Hewitt acknowledged when contacted by another news outlet in 5/19 that he did things that were “wrong,” involving “around eight, maybe nine” boys. Hewitt left the priesthood in 1980 and married.
Kurtz Richard James Denver, CO Arrested 11/21/11 in Chicago on charges that he sexually assaulted a boy age 10 in 2001 outside Denver. Pled guilty. Sentenced 12/12. Living at Vianney Renewal Center, Dittmer MO ‘under restrictions’, but worked at the Columbiere Retreat Center in Clarkston MI 10/08 to 11/11. On MO sex offender registry. At the time of the 2001 assault, Kurtz, teacher at University of Detroit Jesuit High School, was visiting Denver. Initial report made 2001 to Jesuits. Arrested 9/29/14 in Dittmer on charges of production, transportation, and possession of child pornography, after two priests contacted the FBI. Kurtz is accused of filming boys on the University of Detroit Jesuit HS hockey team while they changed in the locker room during the 1998-1999 season, as well as transporting child porn from Clarkson to Chicago.
Matson Mark N. Denver, CO Accused of abuse of 2 in CO in 1987 and acquitted of abuse of 1 in 1989 in CA. Convicted 2000 in HI of 1998 sexual assault on 13 yr old boy. Sentenced to 20 years. Also served in San Antonio. Civil suit filed 2002. Another CO victim came forward in 2005 to allege abuse in 1982. He received $22.5K from the Order. New civil suit filed 4/10 re abuse in CO seminary in 1976. Matson in prison and on sex offender register in HI as of 12/11. Parole denied 2/12 but granted 7/13.
McInerney Maurice Denver, CO McInerney was charged with sexually abusing an incest survivor he was counseling. Relieved of his duties but no further information. Oct. 1992 article says that a woman had recently complained that McInerney made sexual innuendos to her. He was placed on leave and the investigation was continuing. He is shown as “absent on leave” in 1993, 1995 and 2002 Catholic Directories.
Nadal J. Bart Denver, CO Spain native. Arrived in U.S. 1949. Long career in CO. Pastor of Holy Family in Ft. Collins in 1989 when 2 young sisters said he molested them. Nadal, 67, said there was a conspiracy against him within the parish. Jury deliberated 10 minutes and acquitted him. Held prominent positions, including rector of St. Andrew’s Seminary in Denver and collaborator for the Liturgical Congress of the Denver and Pueblo dioceses. Died 2/1/15.
O’Liddy Patrick Henry Denver, CO Joined Order in 1977 and ordained in 1990. O’Liddy pleaded guilty in 1999 to sending a lewd photo of himself to 14 yr old girl over the Internet. Mother reported photo to police and he was arrested at meeting site. In 8/2000 he was sentenced to 10 yrs probation and 200 hrs of community service. O’Liddy was on leave from the Jesuits at the time of the offense and after the court sentence he resigned from the Order. On Colorado Sex Offender Registry.
St. Peter Lawrence H. Denver, CO One complainant settled with the archdiocese 7/1/08 as part of 7/08 $5.5M settlement of 18 people alleging abuse by 3 priests. Died 8/18/03.
Stein John Francis Denver, CO One man says Stein sexually abused him hundreds of times over a three-year period in the 1950s at St. Catherine of Siena parish in the plains town of Iliff. Abused began in 1953 when accuser was 10. Man complained to Archdiocese in 1992. They told him Stein has been laicized. Claim settled 9/96 with very strict confidentiality agreement. Stein died in 11/01 at age 84. Obituary referred to him as “Rev.” Stein. Possibly two other victims per source of picture.
Thompson Melvin F. Denver, CO Ordained Wichita, KS. Worked there for approx. 2 yrs. Came to CO in 1969. Removed as parochial vicar at St. Thomas More in Centennial 4/10 after recent allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor boy in 1970s. He denied allegations. In 5/10 man said he told Archdiocese of “inappropirate sexual behavior” with him in early 1990s when he was 20. Priest was sent for treatment of alcohol abuse. Review board found allegations not supported by evidence. Thompson reinstated 1/11 & then retired.
White Harold Robert Denver, CO Sued in 2005 & 2006. At least 29 men and women have filed suits alleging abused by White when they were young teenagers. Archdiocese allegedly knew about White’s behavior as early as 1960s but continued to move him. White worked in 11 parishes over 33 years, was out of active ministry since 1993 and was laicized by Vatican in 2004. Died 11/14/06 in Cancun, Mexico. Not deposed prior to death. 10 suits settled 1/07. Others settled 7/08. Three more filed 7/08.
Blong Delbert Pueblo, CO Accused of molesting boy for 20 years (1971-1992) and infecting him with HIV. Plaintiff lived in the rectory while he was a minor. 1993 civil suit settled 12/94. Blong admitted a relationship with the Plaintiff but countersued alleging that Plaintiff had given him AIDS. The Diocese removed all privileges. He was not even allowed to enter onto any property of Diocese without Bishop’s Permission
Burke Andrew Pueblo, CO Former altar boy at St. Pius X filed suit 2005 re abuse in the early 1970s. Burke left priesthood in 1973; laicized in 1970s. Committed suicide in 2005, 2nd victim & his nephew alleged abuse after Burke left priesthood. In 11/06 Diocese said that allegation by 1st man has been found credible but rejected his settlement demands. Both men filed suits 7/08 which settled 9/09. Personnel file released to plaintiff who filed in 2005 by court order. Court would not release to new plaintiff who filed 10/09
Chung Richard Pueblo, CO Chung, a native of Hawaii who taught religion at a Colorado Springs high school was accused of “inappropriate touching” of a male student in 1992. He committed suicide within two days. Named in 2004 civil suit by man who alleged Chung abused him when he was 14 yr old student at Holy Cross Abbey, a boarding school in Canon City. 1989 Official Catholic Directory gives first name as Meinrad.
Galvan Lucas A. Pueblo, CO Convicted 1989. Pleaded guilty to sexually fondling an 11-year-old girl; sentenced to 1 or 2 year suspended jail sentence and deferred adjudication. Charges then dismissed. Girl settled a lawsuit against the Pueblo diocese for more than $90K. In 1992 hebegan working as a priest in Argentina and as of 1997 he was working as a priest in Mexico. Still active there 4/10 but removed from duty in Mexico City 4/22/10. Apparently can still work in other parts of Mexico.
Groves William Pueblo, CO Pleaded not guilty 12/89 to felony & misdemeanor child molestation. Previously served in MO, NE & KS. Gave shelter to runaway Indian & Hispanic kids and also gave them drugs & alcohol. Pleaded guilty in 1990 to one felony involving 14 yr old boy. Sentenced to 90 days jail & 4 yrs probation. Left active priesthood and spent 10 yrs working in OK as chaplain at a drug & alcohol rehab center. Fired when past discovered. Named in 2009 civil suit by 2 men in CO. Became pastor of church in NC.
Kurz Michael Pueblo, CO Kurz, currently working in Rockford Diocese as Judicial Vicar of Diocesan Tribunal, was named as abuser in 5/08 lawsuit filed in Pueblo, CO. Suit claims abuse occured at Christ the King Church in Pueblo, beginning in 1976 when Plaintiff was in his earlyteens. Rockford said the allegations were unfounded and false since Kurz was not assigned to the parish when abuse is alleged and wasn’t yet ordained during another time when abuse was alleged. Settled.
Maio Daniel C. Pueblo, CO Ordained in 1966 and left priesthood in 1974. Died in 2006. Civil suit filed 3/2010 alleges that Maio abused one 15 yr old youth between 1968-1969 while Maio was serving as youth director for the Diocese. Plaintiff claims that Maio gave him and other youths alcohol and marijuana and played strip poker with them. 2nd Suit filed 4/10 allege same circumstances. Both suits settled 5/11 with unknown terms. In 7/11, one accuser was still waiting for Bishop to call his mother to apologize.
Martin John F. Pueblo, CO Civil suit filed 10/09 alleged that Martin and another priest, Andrew Burke, sexually assaulted him on multiple occasions in early 1970s when he worked as a Janitor at St. Pius X Parish. Some of the abuse occurred prior to his 18th birthday. Martin died in late 1970s. This is believed to be first case naming Martin.
Mueller William C. Pueblo, CO Order & Diocese sued many times in 2005 & 2006. Accused of abuse of at least 40 students in 1960s-1970s. Allegedly drugged then abused them. Left order in 1986. Some litigation filed in TX and MO where he also worked. Allegations report that the dioceses knew as early as 2002. 22nd suit filed end of 01/07. Order investigating move from MO to Pueblo in 1960s. One MO suit settled 10/97. 23 suits settled 1/08 for $4M from Order and Diocese. Another claim settled 08/10 for $500K.
O’Flaherty John G. Pueblo, CO He worked in parishes in St. Louis and Kansas City, and as a hospital chaplain in Monett, MO. He also worked in Pueblo and Denver Dioceses. Named as abuser of 1 in amended civil complaint filed in Pueblo in March, 2011. Died i06/19/87.
Stelzner Barnabus Pueblo, CO Sued 1997. Stelzner and others accused of sexual and physical abuse of 15 yr old boy at Holy Cross Abbey in 1982-1983.

Connecticut Catholic Diocese Priest Abuse List

Merson Law’s Connecticut Priest Sex Abuse List contains the names of credibly accused priests, clergy, and other Catholic officials. The Catholic Church has not endorsed this list or the names therein. Only a select few dioceses have put forward their own lists of offenders, as the Church seeks to protect its own.

Our list is for educational purposes. We wish to inform the general public and demonstrate the sheer magnitude of this horrific epidemic of sexual assault and pedophilia in the Catholic Church.

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Last Name First Name Diocese Notes
Ahearn Thomas Kieran Bridgeport, CT Arrested 1/93. Charged with molesting a 14- year-old youth he picked up while on a skiing vacation. Found guilty of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Sentenced to two years probation. Youth also filed a civil suit in 1995. Settlement. Personnel file produced to Court in 1999. Ahearn died 12/97.
Albeke (Albecke) Henry A. Bridgeport, CT Multiple allegations. Placed on leave 8/02 after a man reported he had been abused as a minor by Albeke in 1978 at St. Jude’s in Monroe. Claims against Albeke (also spelled Albecke) settled by Diocese in massive settlement 10/03. Diocese paid $21M to 40 people with claims of abuse by 16 priests. Laicized 2007.
Alberran Jose Daniel Bridgeport, CT Named publicly as accused by the Bridgeport diocese on its list 3/22/19. Subject of settlement(s). Worked in the diocese as a visiting priest at St. Peter’s in the summer of 1991. From the Diocese of Barcelona, Venezuela.
Banaszek (Bonaszek) Stanley F. Bridgeport, CT Accused of sexually assaulting a former altar boy in 1985 at St. Anthony of Padua in Bridgeport, CT. Case was settled with others by the Bridgeport diocese in 10/03. Name occasionally spelled Bonaszek.
Bietighofer Alfred J. Bridgeport, CT At least four men alleged in 2002 that Bietighofer abused them late 1970s and early 1980s at Blessed Sacrament parish. Sent to St. Luke’s for treatment 5/02; hung himself in his room. Worked in Peru in 1974 and 1986. A diocesan official knew of a complaint against Bietighofer in 1996. Claims against Bietighofer settled by Diocese as part of massive settlement in 10/03 where Diocese paid $21M to 40 people claiming abuse by 16 priests. Another accusation received in 12/09.
Bonzszek Stanley Bridgeport, CT Named publicly as accused by the Bridgeport diocese on its list 3/22/19. One known allegation. Died 2007. Settlement(s).
Brett Laurence F. X. Bridgeport, CT Accused of abusing more than two dozen altar boys and others in CT, NM, CA & MD. Bridgeport diocese sent Brett to Servants of the Paraclete in NM in 1964 after parents of one victim complained to papal nuncio and Brett admitted abuse. Settlement for $250K in 1994 to two victims Brett molested in Sacramento CA. Chaplain at Calvert Hall in Baltimore 1972-1974, where 12+ boys allege abuse, after 6 years of parish work. In MD Brett produced widely used Share the Word materials 1974-93. In 1990 Bishop Egan met Brett, who ‘made a good impression’. Egan removed him from ministry in 1993 when suit was filed v Bridgeport diocese. Fled to Caribbean in 1993; reportedly continued contacts with children there. Located in 2002 by reporters but fled again. Included on Baltimore archdiocesan list 9/25/02. Laicized in 2006. Named in 2008 civil suit. Died 12/25/10. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17.
Carr Charles T. Bridgeport, CT Accused in 1995 of molesting two boys in separate incidents years prior. Placed on leave. Civil litigation filed. Four claims against Carr settled 3/01 as part of settlement of claims by 26 victims against Bridgeport Diocese and six priests. Per 2002 article, Carr spent more than 10 years with Carmelite Order; took perpetual vows in 1974 but not allowed to become priest because of emotional immaturity. Bridgeport diocese then allowed him to study and be ordained. Removed from ministry in 2002. Laicized in 2005.
Carrier Paul Bridgeport, CT Sued 10/17/14 in federal court in CT by man accusing Carrier of sexually abusing him as a teen 10 years previously at Project Pierre Toussaint School in Haiti. The school was a charity supported by Fairfield Univ., where Carrier was chaplain. Plaintiff also claimed abuse by Doug Perlitz, a school founder supervised by Carrier, who was convicted in 12/10 of sexually abusing boys there. In 10/14 Carrier was residing at Weston Jesuit Center in MA.
Castaldo John J. Bridgeport, CT Arrested in 6/01, charged with explicit sexual conversations on internet with undercover police he thought was a 14-year-old boy. Wanted to meet for sex. Spiritual adviser at Trinity H.S. Removed; admitted charges in court 9/01. Sentenced 11/01 to a weekend in jail and 5 years probation. Suit filed 10/01 claiming abuse in 1991. Suit filed 4/02; settled 2005. Laicized 2007. Suit filed 1/09; decided for plaintiff by judge when diocese failed to produce docs. A third suit filed 3/10; diocese said plaintiff was not abused.
Coleman Walter Phillip Bridgeport, CT Diocese knew of complaints in 1970s; investigated claims in 1994. Per 1994 suit, Coleman abused a boy for five years, giving him gifts and money. Allowed to function for several months before “retiring.” Went on to work as priest in Miami FL archdiocese. Suit resolved for undisclosed sum in 1995. Another suit 1996. Claims also settled in 2001 and 2003. Faculties removed 2002. New suit 9/27/10 re abuse of a 10-year-old boy in 1972. Died 10/16. Five cases re four priests, including Coleman, settled 5/17. New lawsuits in 9/18 with claims of abuse by Coleman of two altar boys at St. Patrick’s in Bridgeport in the 1970s and 1980s. A third man claimed Coleman abused him as a child at St. Joseph’s in Brookfield in the 1980s. Settlement 3/19.
DeGraff Jean Marie Bridgeport, CT From Haiti. Worked in Bridgeport diocese as extern priest as late as 2008. Working at St. Mary’s parish when Diocese received complaint involving allegations of potential misconduct with a minor. Diocese reported to Dept. of Children & Families which found allegations not substantiated. He left Diocese. In Calgary Alberta Canada 2010-11. Arrested 12/11 on charges of sexual activity with at least one child.
DeLuca Stephen J. Bridgeport, CT Credibly accused of one incident of child abuse, apparently at St Ann’s in Bridgeport in the early 1980s. Removed from ministry in 2014. Announcement was made by Bishop Caggiano in a letter 1/31/15. Added to diocese’s list of credibly accused priests, with an incomplete assignment history.
DeShan Joseph Michael Bridgeport, CT Per 4/02 article, DeShan had a sexual ‘relationship’ with a 14- or 15-year-old girl in 1988. Girl became pregnant in 1989. DeShan took leave of absence after telling Bishop Egan. Egan allowed him to leave priesthood and begin a new life as elementary school teacher with no record of sexual misconduct. Laicized 1999. Teaching in NJ in 2002 when allegation revealed. Temporarily placed on leave for three weeks; allowed to return to teaching. Claim settled 10/03. Suspended again from Cinnaminson NJ public middle school teaching job in early 2019 after parents concerned about his history demanded his removal. A 12-year-old girl, who was his student, complained in 12/18 that he made her feel uncomfortable when he complimented her eyes. In 4/19 the state Dept. of Education ordered the district to return DeShan to his job.
Donovan William D. Bridgeport, CT Resigned 4/02 after sentenced to 150 days in state jail for third DWI conviction. He also admitted to a sexual relationship with a young man who might have been a minor. Church deemed allegations credible. Claims against Donovan settled by Diocese as part of massive settlement in 10/03 where Diocese paid $21M to 40 people alleging abuse by priests. Per diocese’s list updated 3/22/19, there were multiple allegations agains Donovan. He died in 2018.
Draper John Bridgeport, CT Named publicly by the diocese on its list updated 3/22/19. Died 1966. One allegation, investigated after his death.
Federici Martin J. Bridgeport, CT Placed on leave after suit filed 9/96 alleged that Federici sexually abused a 12-year-old boy in a confessional and rectory in 1981. Two suits filed in 1996 and one in 1999 alleging abuse of 16-year-old, 13-year-old and another teen. One settled in 1999 and others in 2001. Additional claim(s) settled 2003. Laicization announced 5/03. New suit filed in 2010 by convicted rapist who alleged abuse 1976-77. Died 5/7/13. Five cases naming four priests of diocese, including Federici, settled 5/17.
Fletcher William J. Bridgeport, CT Died 4/88. In 7/06 a woman filed alleging Fletcher abused her at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque parish in Shelton in the early 1960s, beginning when she was age 7. Diocese said that there were no other allegations against him. Settlement(s).
Gay James Bridgeport, CT Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 3/22/19. Settlement. The list notes a single allegation, that Gay left diocesan service in 1984, his faculties were removed in 2006, and administrative leave was reaffirmed in 2019.
Genuario William A. Bridgeport, CT Per documents released 2009, Diocese paid two men $20K each in 2004 to settle claims of abuse in late 1970s-early 1980s. They alleged abuse by Genuario and another priest, Frank Wissel. Money was for “therapy” for 3 yrs. Accusers recently learned that the priests were still active. Genuario served as Vicar General of Diocese for 9 yrs. Both priests have denied allegations. Diocese paid another settlement re Genuario 1/06. Still considered priest in good standing 3/14.
Gildea James J. Bridgeport, CT In 1991, a man reported to Bronkiewicz, vicar for clergy in the Bridgeport diocese, that Gildea abused him in 1976-79, when he was age 13 and a student at Notre Dame High School, during trips to Wilkes-Barre PA to visit Gildea’s sick mother. Diocese settled 7/31/06 with US Magistrate Garfinkel mediating. Gildea allegedly used his power as guidance counsellor to threaten the boy. Learning of that settlement, a second man went public 8/4/06 about a $60K settlement the diocese offered him in 8/02 when he informed them of abuse done by Gildea in 1958-66, starting at age 7 or 8 and continuing into his first 2 years at Notre Dame HS. Victim’s attorney in the 7/31/06 settlement stated that she knew of a third victim, perhaps the person on whose behalf her firm settled with the Hartford archdiocese in 8/08; abuse by Gildea and Fr William Coleman was alleged. Gildea died 7/5/86. Five cases re 4 priests of diocese, including Gildea, settled 5/17.
Gorecki/Gorecky Joseph Bridgeport, CT Leave of absence from the Bridgeport diocese 1978 until his death in 1988. Accused of molesting at least two youths over several years. Civil suit filed 1995. Five plaintiffs were in the suit by 1999. Settled 3/01. Other claims settled by Diocese as part of massive $20M settlement with 40 people in 10/03. One man said Gorecki fondled him on several occasions. He told his mom; she complained to nun at school. Shortly thereafter, Gorecki was “gone.” He spent time outside diocese before reassigned to other parishes. Another settlement 3/11. On Norwich diocese’s list 2/22/19. (Name spelled “Gorecky”.) Worked in the diocese 1964-66.
Grady Richard J. Bridgeport, CT Retired in 1989. Died in 1993. One of 10 priests named in claims of sexual molestation by victims who came forward in 2002. Accused of molesting a boy in the early 1980s. At least one claim against Grady settled by Diocese as part of massive settlement in 10/03. Diocese paid $21M to 40 people who claimed abuse by 16 priests, including Grady.
Gray Sherman W. Bridgeport, CT A man alleged in 12/02 that he was abused by Gray and Revs. McGoldrick and Morrissey for four years, beginning when he was 15. The three priests immediately resigned from their parishes. The accuser wrote to the Diocese and then met with Bishop Lori. Allegations given to Review Board CPS notified. Claim settled by Diocese as part of massive $21 mil settlement in 10/03 with 40 people claiming abuse by 16 priests, including Gray.
Hitchcock Martin Bryan Bridgeport, CT Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 3/22/19. Multiple allegations. Retired in 1991, died in 2014.
Jensen Larry Bridgeport, CT Maronite Rite priest. Accused in a 9/18 lawsuit of the sex abuse of a youth in the early 2000s at St. Anthony Maronite Catholic Church in Danbury. Spiritual director of the diocese’s Emmaus retreat program for youth in Danbury. Assigned to St. Anthony’s for eight years, then assigned to St. Joseph’s Maronite Catholic Church in Waterville, ME. He was reportedly removed from the priesthood in 2017 after the allegation surfaced and the Eparchy of St. Maron of Brooklyn, NY deemed it substantiated. Diocese settled for $3.55m with five men claiming abuse as children by three priests, including one who accused Jensen.
Koziol Stanley N. Bridgeport, CT Removed from his assignment 4/02. He had previously admitted “sexual relations” with a minor boy in the early 1960s. Deposition shows that a senior diocesan official was aware of questions about Koziol’s behavior for years. Diocese ordered him to have psych evaluation.
Laurello Bartholomew Bridgeport, CT Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 3/22/19. Retired 1995. Died 2004. A single allegation was reported after Laurello’s death.
Lima Jose Afonso Bridgeport, CT Lima, originally from Brazil but now a naturalized U.S. citizen, had been working at Francis Xavier Church in Hyannis and other churches in the Fall River Diocese for at least 10 yrs. He was placed on leave 8/08 after allegations that he sexually assaulted a minor in Bridgeport CT. He left immediately for Brazil after being notified of investigation by CPS.
Malloy Joseph J. Bridgeport, CT In 2001 a man accused Malloy of fondling him on one occasion when he was 8 or 9. Malloy denied. Diocese investigation deemed the accusation “not credible” and Malloy was still an active priest as of 2009. While not named in any litigation, Malloy was included in a 2001 global settlement of claims by 26 people against the Diocese and 5 priests over the years. Total settlement was approx. $15M. Both Diocese and Malloy continued to deny accusations. Died 1/7/16.
McCormick James Bridgeport, CT Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list updated 3/22/19. Ministry restricted 1954. Died in 1965.
McGoldrick Albert Bridgeport, CT Accusation in 2002 to that McGoldrick and two other priests abused a boy 1979-83, starting when the boy was 15. The accuser met with the Bishop; all three priests soon resigned from their parish assignments and were placed on leave. Claim(s) settled by Diocese in 10/03 as part of massive $21M settlement with 40 people claiming abuse by 16 priests. No known assignments 1989-94. Later worked for Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy. Laicized 2005.
McKenna Francis D. Bridgeport, CT Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list updated 3/22/19. Died 1989. Multiple allegations received after McKenna’s death.
Montoya Leonardo Bridgeport, CT Montoya, a native of Colombia and a 3rd year seminary student for Bridgeport Diocese, was criminally charged with molesting a 16 yr old girl 11/03 while she slept. He pled not guilty. Immediately dismissed from Seminary. Girl says he groped her during a car ride to her home and then appeared in her room twice during the night and tried to molest her. Jury found him guilty 1/05. Sentenced to 1 yr jail, suspended after 90 days served, and 3 yrs probation. Appeals Court upheld conviction 8/08
Moore Joseph P. Bridgeport, CT Quietly removed from parish assignment in 1997 after allegations of sexual misconduct. Two parents met with Diocese officials in 1995 to complain that Moore had abused their sons. No action for another two years. Name not revealed until 4/02. Other articles say allegations first surfaced in 1970s. Moore worked outside the diocese 1983-97. Was at Franciscan U. in Steubenville OH 1986-89. Settlements in 2001, 2003 & 2004. Laicized in 2004.
Morrissey Robert P. Bridgeport, CT Allegation in 12/02 by a man that he had been abused separately by Morrissey and two other priests 1979-83 when he was ages 15-19. All three placed on leave. In 2003, accusations surfaced that $500,000 was missing from an authorized brokerage account at Morrissey’s last church. Claims included in massive $21M settlement in 10/03 with 40 people allegedly abused by 16 priests. Died 10/2/14 in Jupiter FL, where he had been living. Five cases re four priests, including Morrissey, settled 5/17. Accused in a 9/18 suit of abuse by Morrissey of a boy at St. Mary’s in Ridgefield in the 1990s. Settlement 3/19.
O’Connor Gavin Bridgeport, CT Two brothers filed separate suits alleging abuse by O’Connor. One settled in 1989, the other in 1998 for $200,000. Bishop Egan suspended O’Connor in 1/89 and persuaded him to leave priesthood. Egan personally took laicization petition to Rome. Removed from ministry and laicized in 1989. Per a 6/02 article, Egan paid O’Connor around $17,000 – $20,000 to cover personal debts and living expenses when he left the priesthood.
Pcolka Raymond Bridgeport, CT Named in several 1993 suits alleging sexual abuse of 16 boys and girls. Suspended and sent him for evaluation in 1993. One woman told diocese in 1989 that Pcolka had abused her son. Pcolka sent for treatment in 1989 and allowed to return to ministry. Doctors not told that a girl previously reported abuse by the priest in 1983. Pcolka walked out of a psychiatric treatment center in 1993. A woman settled 2001. Many claims settled in 10/03 $21M settlement. Laicized in 2004. Died 11/09.
Power Edmund P. Bridgeport, CT Power, a former chaplain and teacher at Fairfield College Preparatory School between 1962-1965 & 1968-1976, died in 1976. In Feb. 2003, allegations of past abuse were received by the school.
Pratt James F.X. Bridgeport, CT Pratt was a seminarian when he taught at Fairfield College Preparatory School from 1981-1983. He was placed on leave in 2003 from position at Vanderbilt Univ. in Tennessee after the Fairfield school received an allegation of past sexual abuse of a high school senior. Assigned to Society of Jesus New England Provincial Offices per 2004-2007 Catholic Directories.
Rarus Boleslaus/Bill Bridgeport, CT Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 3/22/19. Retired 1987. Died 2005. Multiple allegations.
Ryan Martin P. Bridgeport, CT In 2002 woman claimed Ryan sexually abused her when she was a teenager in 1970s. She said she told the diocese about it but they didn’t suspend him because he had an unblemished record and had not abused boys. She says at least two other victims. Her claim settled 10/03 as part of $21M settlement with 40 people. Ryan was only active priest named in settlement. Remained active until 5/11 when removed for sexual harassment of adult female. Then worked as admin of new parish before becoming pastor 01/14.
Smith Gregory M. Bridgeport, CT Placed on leave in 2002. Accused of becoming sexually involved with two teenage girls in late 1960s-early 1970s. One girl told then Bishop Genuario in 1969. The other filed repeated complaints with church officials over many years but nothing done. She filed suit in 1997; dismissed on SOL. Bishop Lori explained that he kept Smith working because allegations involved ‘people who were very near attaining the age of majority… .” Per diocese’s list updated 3/22/19, Smith had a single allegation against him.
Spodnick Paul Bridgeport, CT Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 3/22/19. Retired 1968. Died 1976. Multiple allegations.
Stronkowski John J. Bridgeport, CT Placed on leave 5/14. Per Bishop Caggiano in letter to parishioners, leave was for “persistent absenteeism…..growing difficulties with both the staff and lay leaders and other personal and administrative shortcomings.” In 6/16 Stronkowski’s name was on diocese’s list of credibly accused, re incident of abuse of a minor in the 1990s. Faculties removed.
Stubbs Charles W. Bridgeport, CT Stubbs was removed from his parish in 1997 because of sexual misconduct allegations. Three other men came forward after Stubbs was suspended in 1997. Still on leave per the 2002 Catholic Directory. Per one article, there were also “questions of financial impropriety.” Claims settled as part of $21M settlement in 10/03. Laicized 2004. Suit by plaintiffs alleging abuse in 1970s was filed 3/11.
Veich Vincent J. Bridgeport, CT Placed on leave 4/02 after a woman alleged he had abused her as a minor. He admitted sexual misconduct with the then 17-year-old girl in the late 1970s. Claim(s) against Veich settled by Diocese as part of massive $21M settlement in 10/03 involving 40 plaintiffs and 16 priests.
Wissel Frank C. Bridgeport, CT Per documents released in 2009, Diocese paid two men $20K each in 2004 to settle claims of abuse in late 1970s-early 1980s. Men say they were abused by Wissel and former Vicar General Genuario. Money was for “therapy” for 3 yrs. and settlements referred to “disputed claims.” Accusers recently learned that the priests were still active. Pastor of St. Mary Parish in Greenwich and founder of a home for underprivileged boys in Bridgeport. Both priests have denied allegations.
Altermatt Gregory M. Hartford, CT Accused in a lawsuit filed in 4/18 of the sexual abuse of a boy, starting when he was age 7 in 1976 and until he was age 15. Per the suit, the boy’s mother died suddenly in 1979 and Altermatt offered to help the family. The abuse allegedly occurred in the rectory of St. Anne’s in Waterbury, a Waterbury movie theater,Altermatt’s car, the boy’s home in Bristol and the priest’s mother’s Florida condominium, where he had taken the boy on vacation.
Buckley Joseph F. Hartford, CT A man filed civil suit in 2003 alleging that he was sexually abused at age 14 by Buckley in 1971. The man claimed that Buckley gave him a soft drink spiked with rum, enticed him to join him in the shower, sexually assaulted him, hen gave him $20. Encounters said to have occurred on several occasions. Buckley retired in 1970 and died in 1975. He was apparently retired at the time of the alleged abuse. Claim included in 11/05 massive settlement. On Norwich diocese’s list 2/22/19, having worked there at some point.
Bzdyra Stephen H. Hartford, CT Man filed suit 7/10 alleging that Bzdyra had abused him in mid-1980s while assigned to St. Francis Church in New Haven. Suit alleges that Bzdyra threatened the boy and his family and later tried to silence him by buying him home appliances and a car in 2001. Also named in previous suit. Placed on leave 7/9/10. 2nd suit 8/10. Too ill to testify 11/10. 3rd suit 12/10. Suit settled 2/16.
Crowley Stephen Hartford, CT Claim(s) against Crowley, a retired priest, were settled as part of the $22 mil settlement in 10/05 with the Hartford Archdiocese. Retired 1991.
Cusano Linda Hartford, CT Accused in a 5/23/03 lawsuit of sexually assaulting a female high school senior repeatedly in 1991-92 and pressuring her to join the order. Parents say they complained about Cusano’s closeness with their daughter at the time but were brushed off. Cusano was reportedly sent for treatment in 2002.
Doyle Robert Walter Hartford, CT Man filed suit 5/09 alleging that he was abused by Doyle between 1971-1975 when he was between the ages of 10 and 15. Doyle, who served as archdiocesan Super. of Schools from 1951-1961, was assigned to Sacred Heart Church in Wethersfield at the time. Doyle died in 1975.
Ferguson Ivan Hartford, CT Ordained an Auxiliary Priest-Missionaries of the Holy Apostles. Incardinated 1979 into the Archdiocese of Hartford. Removed from ministry 3/4/93. Three men claimed in 1993 civil suits abuse as minors by Ferguson in the 1970s. One suit was withdrawn, two were settled. Still a priest in 3/02, but no ministerial or teaching duties. At least two claims included in 10/05 $14M settlement with Archdiocese re 14 priests. Died 12/16/02. Separate suits filed by three brothers in 8/07 & 11/07 alleging abuse in the late 1970s. In 7/08 two more suits filed re 1981 abuse. Diocese found negligent in 2012 civil trial before jury. $1M judgment for one plaintiff. Archdiocese asked supreme court to overturn the verdict as of 9/12/14. On Norwich diocese’s list 2/22/19.
Foley Stephen C. Hartford, CT Named in multiple civil suits by men claiming abuse when they were teenagers. Often used his position as fire and police chaplain to meet victims and to lure them into relationships. One man’s father reported Foley to the diocese in 1960s. Not removed by archdiocese until 1993 after one man told police. Removed from position as state police chaplain around the same time. $500K settlement 3/07. $600K settlement 3/08. $750K settlement 1/09. Total of 13 settlements in all.
Glynn Thomas Hartford, CT Man filed suit 6/03 claiming he was abused by Glynn for 3 yrs in early 1970s. Later article says two other allegations have surfaced since suit was filed. Suits filed by 4 other men 10/03. One said he told another priest in 1971. If action had been taken, the other 3 would not have been abused. Glynn was a Navy chaplain in WWII. He died 1993 at age 80. At least 1 claim included in 10/05 settlement with Archdiocese.
Gotta Paul Hartford, CT Administrator of St. Phillip’s in East Windsor and St. Catherine’s in Broad Brook. Removed 7/13 while Archdiocese investigated complaint of sex abuse of minor. Law enforcement notified, investigation launched. Arrested 7/19/13 on federal firearms charges. Released 7/25/13. In 6/13 he had reported an 18-year-old youth to police for threats against boy’s school. Arrested 3/31/14 on sex assault charges. Allegedly made boy strip and assaulted him before giving him his paycheck. Pled not guilty. Sex assault charges dropped in 11/15 in plea agreement; pled guilty to second degree breach of peace. Six-month suspended sentence. Pled guilty 3/16 to distributing explosives to a minor. (Helped a teen make a pipe bomb.) Sentenced in 2017 to nine months in prison.
Graham John Hartford, CT Name included in the 10/05 $22 million settlement between Hartford Archdiocese and 43 people alleging abuse by 14 priests. Deceased. No other information found about allegations against him. Was at St. Bernadette’s in East Haven at some point.
Grant Robert J. Hartford, CT Placed on leave and then arrested 8/07 for allegedly sexually assaulting a 15 or 16 yr old boy in 7/07. Later released on bail. Was assigned to Saint Hedwig church as pastor at the time of the alleged abuse. Re-arrested 9/22/07 for attempting to contactthe teenager by phone. Criminal trial started 1/09. Grant denied all allegations during trial testimony. Jury found him not guilty 1/16/09.
Izquierdo William Hartford, CT Served as novice director at the Legion of Christ novitiate in Cheshire CT from 1982-1994 and in Ireland before then. Order announced 12/13 that claim of abuse of a minor student received in 2012 had been substantiated. Another claim is currently under investigation. He has been on restricted duty since 2005 when Order received allegation involving an adult. .He has not ministered since 2008 and suffers from advanced dementia.
Kramek Roman Hartford, CT Kramac, a visiting priest from Warsaw, Poland was arrested 12/02 for allegedly sexually abusing a 17 yr old girl who had gone to him for counseling after she had been assaulted by other individuals. Plea agreement in 2004 led to sentence of 9 months in jail and 10 yrs probation. Upon his release in 2005, he returned to Poland.
Ladamus Robert G. Hartford, CT Named in lawsuits in 12/11 by two men claiming Ladamus sexually abused them as boys while he was assigned to St. Mary’s in Milford CT. Ladamus was at the parish 1983-96, when he was transferred to Christ the Redeemer in Milford. Settled. Retired in 1997. Died 11/8/12.
Maguire Felix H. Hartford, CT Police investigation of allegations against Maguire in 1984 was suddenly dropped, without explanation. Removed from ministry in 1992. Medically retired in 1993 and moved to Florida. Jury awarded one plaintiff $262,803 in 1995 trial that was sealed from the public. Sued 1/03 by a 21-year-old man who alleged assault when he was 15. Claims against Maguire were included in the 10/05 $22M settlement between Archdiocese and 45 people alleging abuse by 14 priests. Died in 2008. On the Diocese of Norwich’s list 2/22/19.
Manspeaker Terry Hartford, CT Manspeaker, a deacon, received 5 yrs probation in 1994 after pleading guilty to assaulting a 17 yr old teenage boy and to making sexual advances to a 14 yr old boy.
McGann Richard P. Hartford, CT It was revealed 3/11 that Hartford archdiocese had paid an undisclosed settlement in 2009 to a man who alleged sexual abuse by McGann 1975-77, beginning when man was age 12. Archdiocese said when confronted in 2011 that McGann was placed on administrative leave in 2005 without privileges. Archdiocese was still paying a stipend to McGann. Plaintiff in settlement convicted in 1986 of killing his grandfather and was serving 60 yrs in a ME prison.
McSheffery Daniel C. Hartford, CT Placed on leave 2002. Accused of abuse of at least 8 boys at St. Augustine School in Hartford in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Named in at least 6 civil suits. At least 8 of the claims settled as part of the 10/05 massive settlement with the Diocese involved allegations against McSheffery. Possible $1.6M settlement. Retired to FL. Additional suit filed 8/07 re alleged abuse in 1974. Case settled for $785K in 2009. Died in 2014. Lawsuit filed 2/27/17 alleged abuse of altar boy at St. George’s in Guilford over 5 years, beginning when the boy was age 9 in 1977.
Miller Michael Hartford, CT Parochial vicar at St. Paul in Kensington. Worked in Buffalo NY at St. Francis High in Athol Springs in 1993 and 2000-2003. Hospitalized 7/11 during police investigation for inappropriate contact with a minor. Personal computer confiscated. Arrested 7/12/11; charged with 5 counts of risk of injury or impairing morals of a minor, improper text & facebook messages. At least 9 minors have implicated him. Re-arrested 6/12 for possession of child porn. Pled guilty to all charges 5/1/13. Privileges permanently removed. Sentenced to 5 yrs prison & 20 yrs probation.
Mitchell Peter G. Hartford, CT Information released 9/19/14 showed that Mitchell had been named as an abuser in a civil suit filed 11/12. Retired in 2001. Suit was set for trial 11/14. No criminal charges filed. He allegedly sexually violated a boy in the priest’s car and home on Colony Road in New Haven. Mitchell died 5/20/16. On Norwich diocese’s list 2/22/19. It notes that he was removed from ministry in 2001.
Moran Edward M. Hartford, CT Per 6/02 article, Moran told his parishioners that a woman had come forward in 1996 to say that he had abused her in 1980 when she was 7 or 8 and attended St. Brigid Church. There was a “full and complete” investigation by the archdiocese in 1996 which found no basis for the allegation. Moran says there was no lawsuit or financial settlement. He denied the allegation.
Muha Edward J. Hartford, CT One man has claimed that he was abused by Muha at Immaculate Conception Church in Terryville in 1970 when he was 7 or 8 yrs old. Claims are included in 10/05 $22 mil settlement between Archdiocese and 45 plaintiffs claiming abuse by 14 priests. Muha died in 2002.
Murasso Jeremiah Hartford, CT Placed on leave 7/1/15 due to accusation of sexual abuse of a minor more than 20 years previously at St. Francis Children’s Home, New Haven, where he was Director 1992-95. Pastor of two Waterbury parishes since 2012 at time of removal: Blessed Sacrament and Shrine of St. Anne. Assigned in past to parishes in East Haven, Meriden, Naugatuck and South Windsor. Archdiocesan investigation found allegations “unsubstantial” and cleared Murasso to return to ministry in 12/15.
Paturzo Louis S. Hartford, CT Placed on leave 5/02 after allegations that he fondled at least two adolescent boys in the early 1970s. Both incidents are believed to have occurred while Paturzo was still in seminary. One youth’s parents reported the abuse to police in 1993. Police investigated but could not prove anything. Sent for psych evaluation and treatment, then reassigned. Removed without privileges 2002. Named in 10/05 settlement between Archdiocese and 43 plaintiffs involving 14 priests. Sued 2/08. On Norwich diocese’s list, 2/22/19. Laicized 2008.
Paul Raymond Hartford, CT Per 8/03 article, man claimed Paul molested him at age 15 for 3 weeks as he lay in the hospital with burns suffered in a house fire. He told his mom at the time but she was afraid to tell. Paul was hospital chaplain. Sources say the archdiocese settled a similar case by another man but diocese spokesman said they “are not aware of that.” Included in 10/05 settlement between Archdiocese and 43 plaintiffs re 14 priests. 2 men filed civl suit 9/29/08 re abuse at same hospital. New suit filed 6/12.
Pelkington Robert P. (Leo) Hartford, CT Surrendered to police in 2000 after being charged with abusing two youths (brothers) between 12/98 and 4/99. Had bee removed and in treatment at St. Luke’s prior to surrendering. Assigned to parish in New York state 1995-99; apparently was visiting in CT at time of assaults. Convicted. Got three years suspended sentence and 10 years probation. Listed on sex offender registry in Washington, D.C. as of 8/09. On Norwich diocese’s list 2/22/19. Laicized in 2011. Died in 2015. On Dominicans St. Joseph Province list in late 2018.
Przybylo William P. Hartford, CT Two claims against Przybylo were settled by the Hartford archdiocese, as announced 10/31/05. Przybylo was accused in 2003 of sexually abusing 2 altar boys in the 1970s. Przybylo acquiesced in the settlement but maintained his innocence and was not removed from ministry.
Reardon Edward J. Hartford, CT Died in 1991. Accused in a civil suit filed 3/04 of abuse of a 15- to 16-year-old boy 1971-72. Claims against Reardon were included in the 10/05 $22 mil settlement between the archdiocese and 43 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 14 priests. On Norwich diocese’s list 2/22/19.
Rozint Joseph T. Hartford, CT Named as abuser in 9/11 civil suit against Hartford Diocese Plaintiff claims that Rozine abused him at age 13 in 1977 when Rozine was associate pastor of St. Gertrude Church in Windsor. In 1967 he was assistant pastor at St. Mary in Milford.
Rudy John W. Hartford, CT Arrested 7/98 and accused of improperly touching an 18 yr old male. Arrested again 9/98 and accused of improperly touching a 9 yr old boy 2 yrs before when he was 7. Pleaded no contest to charges of fourth-degree sexual assault and disorderly conduct in11/99 and that kept him out of jail and off sex offender register. Sentenced to one year supended prison term, two years probation, Sent for treatment.
Sawyer Thomas Hartford, CT Educator in schools across the U.S. Was IT director for Holy Cross HS in Waterbury, living at St. John Vianney in West Hartford when another clergy member reported to police he saw images of naked children on Sawyer’s computer. Order moved Sawyer to upstate NY when police investigation started. Arrested in 4/16, charged with possession of child pornography. Sawyer may have downloaded thousands of photos of naked children, mostly pre-teen males.
Shiner Kenneth H. Hartford, CT Man filed a civil suit in 2001 alleging that Shiner abused him for 4 years from 1980-1984 beginning when he was 14. Said Shiner would take him out for dinner and drinks before molesting him at the Rectory. Shiner denies that the abuse ever happened. No other victims have come forward. He was apparently removed 3/02. Claims included in 10/05 $22 mil settlement with Archdiocese re 14 priests.
Taylor Michael Benedict Hartford, CT Per 6/02 article, Taylor, a former monk and teacher at all-girls Catholic school in Connecticut, resigned after it was revealed that he was “defrocked” for allegedly molesting boys in Trinidad in 1997. He was principal of a school in Trinidad but quit in 1997 after several alleged victims came forward. More victims came forward in 2002.
Tissera aka Warnakulasuriya Edward Hartford, CT Sri-Lanka native. Several names: Edward Warnakulasuriya, Edward Tissera, W. Edward Julian Tissera. Accused in 7/11 of molesting a 17 or 18-yr-old male during confession at St. Bernard’s, Simsbury. Suspended. Arrested. Pled no contest 9/12. Accused in a 9/14 lawsuit of repeated sexual assault of a 13 to 14-yr-old boy 2000-2001, while associate pastor of St. John the Evangelist, Watertown CT. Abuse said to have occurred in rectory bedroom, after he invited the boy for spiritual guidance and counseling. Settled in 10/16.
Vasquez Enrique Hartford, CT Charged in Costa Rica with abuse of a child in 1994. Fled to Connecticut. Worked in both New York and Hartford. Has been a fugitive since 1998. Costa Rican court convicted him in 2005 in absentia and sentenced him to 12 yrs in prison. He was finally arrested 4/07 in Honduras under a warrant from Interpol.
Vichas Walter A. Hartford, CT Accused in a 11/18 lawsuit of the sex abuse of an altar boy, age 10 in 1979-80, at Blessed Sacrament in Waterbury. Vichas’ assignments included St. Joseph’s in Waterbury 1952-64, St. Casimir’s in New Haven 1964-65, St. Patrick’s in Enfield 1965-71, and Blessed Sacrament 1971-2001. Vichas retired in 2001 and died in 2008.
Zizka Peter J. Hartford, CT Two suits filed in 1995 allege abuse by Zizka in 1970s while the female plaintiffs were children. Files in the suits were sealed until 1998. Another suit filed July, 1997. Zizka was not removed from his assignment until 1999. All three cases settled and the files were again sealed. By 10/02 a total of 5 lawsuits had been filed against Zizka. All have been settled.
Alford Donald Paschal Norwich, CT From Australia. Professed his vows as a Christian Brother in1959. Reportedly worked at an orphanage in Geelong, Victoria 1970-78. Alleged to have sexually abused several residents there. Arrived in the U.S. in 1993 where he worked for 10 years at he Academy at Mount Saint John for at risk children in Deep River. Per news in 11/18, Alford was named in lawsuits filed by 24 men claiming they were sexually assaulted as 11- to 15-year-old residents of the facility 1986-96. Alford was named in two of the suits, one in which he was accused of forcing a 13-year-old boy to perform oral sex. Alford was the leader of the school’s Boy Scout troop. He died 4/14/04.
Barnes Robert W. Norwich, CT Per diocese’s 2/22/19 list, removed from ministry in 2002. Prior to ordination Barnes was a member of the De La Salle Christian Brothers for thirty years. Educator, parish pastor. Named principal of St. Bernard High School in Uncasville in 1981. Died 7/5/08.
Bissonette (Bissonnette) Bernard W. Norwich, CT Worked in CT, MN and NM. Accused of abuse of numerous youths just about everywhere he served. One alleged victim known to have died by suicide. Named in 1997 civil suit. Another victim filed civil suit 2002 and in 7/06, CT Supreme Court ruled that the suit was timely filed and sent it back down to lower court to be tried. Laicized 5/20/05; announced 3/06. Cited in 11/08 RICO suit. Died 12/24/08. Accused in suit filed 11/15 of rape of a NM altar boy, who alleged rape also by Fr. James Porter. Accused in a 12/17/15 suit of raping an altar boy, age 7-12, hundreds of times 1968-1973 at St. Alice’s in Mountainair NM. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list 9/12/17. On Las Cruces diocese’s list 11/8/18.
Buongirno Richard T. Norwich, CT Accused in 1991 by mother of 9-year-old boy. Buongirno denied the charge. Social services deemed the allegation unsubstantiated. Alleged victim sued in 2000 claiming abuse 1990-98; diocese settled in 2003 for $700K. Accused 1994 of abusing a 16-year-old boy for 3 years in the 1970s, when Buongirno was a lay teacher. Norwich sent Buongirno to the Institute of Living and returned him to ministry. Removed from ministry 1998. Cited in 11/08 RICO suit. Per diocese’s list 2/22/19, laicized in 2005.
Busca Salvatore L. Norwich, CT Named publicly as accused by the Norwich diocese on its list 2/22/19. It notes he was removed from ministry in 1961 and excardinated from the diocese in 1969. Perpetually professed into the Servants of the Paraclete. Died in 2006.
Carey Dennis G. Norwich, CT Resigned from position at St Paul in Chains in Waterford 6/12 after police began investigation into 275 child porn images and 63 videos on church computer. Worked 25 years as CPA before ordination. Arrested; arraigned 7/3/12. Admitted addiction to child porn for two years but denied any improper touching of a child. Pled not guilty. In treatment 9/12 at St John Vianney. Died 5/20/13.
Caron Anthony R. Norwich, CT Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/22/19. It notes he was removed from ministry in 1959 and died in 1969.
Comtois Roger M. Norwich, CT Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/22/19. It notes he resigned and was on leave of absence in 1988, was in residence in 1992, and died in 1998.
Curry James Norwich, CT Civil suit filed by a woman in 2/08 accusing Curry of sexually abusing her for 8 years, beginning in 1966 when she was age 8 and Curry was assigned to St. Mary’s. She said that after each assault he would tell her to ask God to forgive her sin and for tempting Curry. Filing of this suit exposed a 1983 suit (settled in 1986) in which Curry was accused of abusing his housekeeper’s 11-year-old daughter in 1980 and 1981 at same church. Police notified in 1981; nothing done. Curry died in 1986.
DeMatteis Stephen Norwich, CT Accused of “making a sexual advance” toward a boy who sought counseling from him after being abused for several years by Fr. Thomas J. Doyle. Civil suit filed 1994 on behalf of boy and his brother against Norwich Diocese, Fr. Doyle, Brother DeMatteis and Fr. Michael Melendez who is accused of failing to report the incidents involving the boys and Fr. Doyle.
Doyle Thomas J. Norwich, CT Accused of molesting twin brothers over a 10-year period. The boys allegedly told counselors in 1983, one of whom, Bro. DeMatteis, a Franciscan, is alleged to have made sexual advances to one of the twins. In 1992, the diocese removed Doyle and the Marianists suspended him. Civil suit filed 1995. Two more accusers later came forward. Doyle was treated in both New Mexico and Maryland. Laicized 2002. Died in 2007.
Frigault Edward Francis Norwich, CT Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/22/19. Removed from ministry in 2002. Died in 8/28/08.
Galipeau Denis Norwich, CT Named publicly as accused by the Norwich diocese on its list 2//22/19. Removed from ministry in 1964. Excardinated 1970. Incardinated into the Archdiocese of Montreal.
Gromala Roman S. Norwich, CT Named publicly as accused by the Norwich diocese on its list 2/22/19. Left diocesan ministry in 1955. Excardinated 1972. Incardinated into the Diocese of St. Petersburg. Died in 1991.
Hebert, Jr. Paul L. Norwich, CT Placed on leave 7/04 after allegations he sexually abused a boy in the 1970s at St. Michael’s in Pawatuck. Denied allegations. Diocese referred matter to police and Dept of Children and Family. Pastor of St. Michael’s 12/71-10/81, then of Most Holy Trinity in Pomfret 1981 until his 2004 removal. Civil suit filed. Settled 10/07 for $170,000. Another suit filed 12/08 alleged later abuse. Died 5/5/10. New suit 8/16, alleging abuse of a Pomfret altar boy hundreds of times 1990-96, beginning when the boy was age 11. Hebert allegedly photographed and videotaped the boy while in sex acts, lavished him with gifts and plied him with alcohol. Settled in 3/19 for $900k.
Jean Raymond J. Norwich, CT Arrested 1988 during crackdown on homosexual activity at a local state park. Accused in 1993 civil suit of molestation 1971-1972. Diocese’s motion for summary judgment granted in part and dismissed in part in 1996. A 2nd suit filed 1999. Died 6/01, just before scheduled trial in that case. Third suit filed early 2003. One settlement for $275K.
Jette Donat M. Norwich, CT A man informed the Diocese 4/02 that he had been abused by Jette in the early 1960s, when he went to confession after having been abused by Fr. Donald Petraitis. Bishop Hart did not report the abuse to Child Protective Services until at least one month later. Jette was deceased by the time the complaint was made. Not included on the diocese’s list 2/22/19.
Johnson Stephan Leslie Norwich, CT Named publicly as accused by the Paulists on its list 3/8/19. Worked in the L.A. archdiocese, and the dioceses of Norwich and Columbus. Leave of Absence 1995-96, left the order in 7/96. Allegations reported in 2018, stemming from his time in CT 1985-87. Added to Columbus diocese’s list 5/23/19.
Kozon John A. Norwich, CT Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/22/19. Removed from ministry in 2005. Died 10/8/13 in Memphis, TN.
Liberty James L. Norwich, CT Accused of abuse of an 18-yearr-old girl in the1980s. He was working as a marriage and family counselor with Catholic Family Services in Norwich at the time of the alleged abuse. She had gone to him for counseling after the death of her brother. Liberty died in 7/95.
Many Charles S. Norwich, CT Accused in 1986 of sexual misconduct with boy in Vermont in 1978. Assigned by Marianists to Norwich diocese 1978. In 1994 another young man came forward to say Many had abused him in Connecticut some time between 1978 and1981. Many was removed from parish work after the 1986 accusation. One suit settled for $850K in 2001 but judge ordered new trial. Never held; plaintiff never recovered any money. Many resigned from priesthood in 1994. Suit filed 2015 by man alleging abuse by Many when he was an altar boy late 1970s-early 1980s at Sacred Heart in Groton. File in order’s archives showed they knew in at least 1976 that Many was “receiving boys in his room.” Diocese and order agreed to $900K settlement. Many denied wrongdoing.
Marino Vincent Norwich, CT Man filed suit 09/13 alleging abuse as a teenager by Marino at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Niantic. Marino allegedly would give him wine, buy him liquor, and watch porn with him before assaulting him. Plaintiff says he reported abuse when he was in his 20s but no action taken by Diocese. Marino was later transferred to another parish. Excardinated in 1989. Incardinated into the Archdiocese of Siracusa, Italy.
McGlade K. Paul Norwich, CT Per news in 11/18, McGlade was named in lawsuits filed by 24 men claiming they were sexually assaulted as 11- to 15-year-old residents of the Academy at Mount Saint John for at risk children in Deep River, 1986-96. McGlade was a teacher at the school and executive director from 1990. McGlade was reportedly accused in most of the suits of sexual abuse, including masturbation, forced oral sex and sodomy. The suits also say that complaints of McGlade sexually abusing children were made to the diocese but disregarded. McGlade died in 2013.
McGrath Edward P. Norwich, CT Taught briefly at Salesian High School in New Rochelle, NY, then went to St. Thomas More School in Montville. First allegation received there in 2000. School began an investigation and sent out letters to alumni and parents. Allegations found credible. Another accuser came forward in 2004. McGrath died in 1998 at age 62 of cirrhosis and liver cancer. Norwich diocese’s list 2/22/19.
Murphy Joseph P. Norwich, CT Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/22/19. Removed from ministry in 1998. Died in 2015.
Nash John C. Norwich, CT Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/22/19. It notes that Nash was removed from ministry in 2002, petitioned for laicization in 2002 and died in 2010.
Orteneau Eugene F. Norwich, CT Accused in a 2005 civil suit.of abuse of a 16-year-old boy in 1992 at St. Thomas Aquinas in Storrs. Settled in 5/07 for $1.2M. Diocese to pay 1/4 and order to pay remainder. Plaintiff’s sister had notified Diocese in 2003 of abuse of two other youths but did not mention her brother. Orteneau left the church in 1994. Dismissed from the Order in 2003. Died 4/8/09 in Huntersville, NC.
Ouimet J. Lawrence Norwich, CT Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/22/19. It notes he resigned, and was appointed in 1999 as Parochial Vicar with restricted ministry. Per his obituary he worked in many parishes, and was “very active with many fire companies in the state.” Died 2/16/02.
Owens Joseph Norwich, CT Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Northeast Province on its list 1/15/19. Admitted in 1992 to abusing minors 1970s-1990s. Ministry restricted in 1993 and “impeded” 2002. Worked in Jamaica (1970-77), CT (1978-79), FL (1980-82), Honduras (1983-2002) and Nicaragua (2003-06). On Norwich diocese’s list 2/22/19.
Paschal Thomas Norwich, CT Named publicly as accused by the Norwich diocese on its list 2/22/19. It notes only that he was reassigned by his Order in 1993. No ordination date. Not found in the Official Catholic Directory. (There is a Rev. Paschal Thomas, OSB, who may or may not be the same person. From India. Ordained 1959. Joined Benedictines in 1979. Died 10/9/15 in MO.)
Petraitis Donald Norwich, CT Accused of abuse of a boy in the early 1960s when Petraitis was ‘filling in’ at St. Mary’s parish in Norwich. Alleged victim said he told Rev. Donat Jette during confession and that Jette then abused him, too. Per 2002 OCD Petraitis was Provincial of the Marian’s Office in Chicago. One article refers to him as Superior of the Marians St. Kazimierz Province in the USA, and former General of the Congregation. Denied the allegations. Died 6/12/12. Not included on the Norwich diocese’s list 2/22/19.
Pinard Paul A. Norwich, CT Ordained in VT for the Edmundites. Per obituary, worked in AL 1960-61 in a Selma parish and as Assistant Director of the Don Bosco Boys Club, in Quebec parishes 1961-64 and 1969-72, and 1989-91. Director of St. Anne’s Shrine in VT 1964-68 and parish administrator in Alburgh 1967-69. St. Michael’s College board member 1984-88, Procurator 1991-95 of the Edmundite Generalate in VT, procurator and treasurer of St. Edmund’s Retreat in Mystic CT 1995-2004. Removed from parish in Quebec in 1991 after an allegation of sexual misconduct with minors. In 1/05 Norwich bishop learned of allegations and asked Order to remove him from diocese. Per obit, retired to his Order’s residence in FL in 2004, to Selma AL in 2013, and to VT in 2016. Died 6/12/17. On Norwich diocese’s list 2/22/19.
Primavera Bruno Norwich, CT Transferred from Toronto, Canada to Norwich diocese with warning that he was known to seek out teen boys. Civil suits filed 2001 and 2002 alleged abuse of two youths at different parishes in CT in late 1970s. Sent for treatment. Transferred to Las Cruces NM diocese. Arrested there for abuse and child porn in 1990. Sentenced to four years’ prison. Laicized while in prison. Died 2006. Norwich diocese settled in 11/06 the 2002 suit by one man for $1.1M. Remaining suit settled 1/07 for $2M. On Las Cruces diocese’s list 11/8/18. It notes reports of abuse in 1990 and in 2016. Primavera was assigned to NMMI and Assumption parish in Roswell 1989-90. On Norwich diocese’s list 2/22/19. It notes he was removed from ministry in 1980.
Ramsay John B. Norwich, CT Named publicly as accused on the diocese’s list 2/22/19. Allegations received sometime after his 1977 retirement. Died in 1994.
Shea Robert E. Norwich, CT Ordained for Hartford. Named publicly as accused by the Norwich diocese on its list 2/22/19. Died in 1995.
Shea Thomas W. Norwich, CT Removed from ministry in 1984, per diocese’s list 2/22/29. Accused in 2004 of molesting at least 16 girls in 11 parishes in the diocese over 30 years. The abuse was often referred to in church records as “prolonged kissing” and not as sexual abuse. Parents would complain and Shea would be transferred. Vatican refused to laicize in 2005. Died in 2006. One woman’s civil suit settled 12/08. Another woman’s 11/08 suit settled for $1.1M in 9/12 just before trial was to begin.
Solega Eugene Alphonse Norwich, CT Died i8/18/85. In 10/18 a 59-year-old man told a news outlet that Solega sexually abused him when he was a 13-year-old altar boy at St. John’s in Old Saybrook. Solega’s accuser, along with his therapist, met with Bishop Cote in 4/18. They said Cote apologized repeatedly. The man’s therapist reportedly later asked Cote in writing for some financial help for her client who needed inpatient alcohol treatment. As of 2/19 the bishop had not responded. Solega’s name was not included on the Norwich diocese’s list 2/22/19.
Sullivan Patrick J. Norwich, CT In 2002 civil suit, a woman alleged that Sullivan abused her for two years at St. Columba parish, 1968-69, when she was ages 15-16. In 6/03 trial court dismissed some of the lawsuit but allowed the remainder to go forward. On the Norwich diocese’s list 2/22/19. Laicized 1970.
Werpechowski Felix Norwich, CT Ordained for Hartford. On Norwich diocese’s list 2/22/19. Died 1972.

Delaware Catholic Diocese Priest Abuse List

Merson Law’s Delaware Priest Sex Abuse List contains the names of credibly accused priests, clergy, and other Catholic officials. The Catholic Church has not endorsed this list or the names therein. Only a select few dioceses have put forward their own lists of offenders, as the Church seeks to protect its own.

Our list is for educational purposes. We wish to inform the general public and demonstrate the sheer magnitude of this horrific epidemic of sexual assault and pedophilia in the Catholic Church.

Please share this list with a loved one, or someone you may know who has been affected by this scandal.

Last Name First Name Diocese Notes
Carley Edward B. Wilmington, DE Accused of abuse of boys in 1960s-1980s. Parent complained in 1957; nothing done. Another complained 1995. Suit filed 1997; dismissed on SOL. Name publicly released when one man settled for $65K in 2005. Retired in 1993; died 1998. Name on list of abusive priests released 11/16/06. More suits filed 12/06 & 7/08. 2006 suit settled 4/09 for $1.5M. Plaintiff died day after signing settlement. At least 3 other settlements 2010 & 2011. Personnel files released 2/12.
Clarahan Eugene F. Wilmington, DE Name released by Bp Saltarelli on 11/16/06 list of abusive priests. At that time, woman said she reported to his associate pastor in 1967 that Clarahan had abused a male friend of hers on a school trip. He did nothing and told her no one would believe her. Clarahan transferred to another parish in 1978 and then to MD in 1983. Removed from ministry 1993. Died 5/99. Three separate suits filed 10/08 alleging abuse in 1950s and 1960s. Two brothers filed suit 12/08. Personnel files released 2/12.
Cornely Francis P. Wilmington, DE Credible allegation of abuse. Name first released on list of abusive priests released by Bishop Saltarelli on 11/16/06. Died 1975. Personnel file released 2/12. On new list of accused priests 2/16/12.
Daleo Paul Wilmington, DE Accused of molesting 2 youths. Confronted with allegations in 1993 and sent for treatment. Reassigned to an office job but left the order in 2003. One confidential settlement for $100,000 in 1995; another in 1996. Two new civil suits filed in 2008 and two other accusers known. Living in Jersey City 11/08 and performing baptisms, funeral rites and weddings. Another civil suit filed 3/09. 9 accusers settled 11/11 as part of $7M total settlement. Reportedly in one case, Daleo abused a 4th grade boy in the 1970s, continuing for 4 yrs.
DeLuca Francis G. Wilmington, DE Barred from ministry, sent for counseling & retired after multiple accusations in 1993 of abuse in 1960s. Criminally charged in 10/06 with abuse of 12-13 year old youth in Syracuse, NY around 2000. Name on list released 11/06. Pleaded guilty 6/28/07. 60 days in jail and 6 yrs probation 9/07. One suit settled 2/08. Multiple suits filed 2008-2009. Laicization 8/08. Diocese filed bankruptcy 10/09. Judge found for Plaintiff in civil trial 11/10. Damages awarded 12/2/10. Personnel file released 2/12.
Dempster Douglas W. Wilmington, DE In late 1960s, Dempster was charged with investigating allegations against his close friend, Frank DeLuca. He told the complaining family to never speak of the matter again so they thought church was taking care of the matter. Now credible allegation of abuse have been made against him. Name on list of abusive priests released by Bp Saltarelli 11/16/06. Removed from ministry 1993 & claim settled. Suit filed against him personally. Lives in MD. Personnel file released 2/12.
Drelich Robert Wilmington, DE Oblates in DE and PA announced settlement 8/4/11 with 40 victims of sexual abuse who filed suits in Delaware. Plaintiffs will share in $24.8M settlement as will 150 victims who settled earlier with Wilmington Diocese. One of terms was that Order release names of 12 Oblates with substantiated allegations of abuse. Drelich is one of the 12. He is living in monitored location in MD. Removed from ministry 2010.
Dreyer Henry J. Wilmington, DE Retired in 1966 and died in 1969. Credible allegation of abuse. Name first released on list of abusive priests released by Bishop Saltarelli 11/16/06. Personnel File released 2/12.
Dudzinski, Jr. Edward F. Wilmington, DE Diocese knew pre-ordination about behavior with boys. Accused 1985 of abusing boy; placed on leave. Boy sued 1989; settled with diocese. Sent for treatment. Put on probation by VA Board of Counseling 10/10/02 for boundary violations with 2 male minors he was counseling. Ordered 5/16/03 to surrender counseling license after Board learned of the 1989 suit Named in 11/08 civil suit by family of youth who suicided 1987. Judge upheld right to sue 5/09. Laicized. Another suit filed 5/09.
Dunne Gerald M. Wilmington, DE Placed on leave by Archdiocese of Philadelphia after 6/09 lawsuit filed in Delaware alleged he abused one youth approximately 30 yrs previously at Salesianum High School in Wilmington. No known previous allegations. Dunne had passed both the Archdiocesan and Order’s screening procedures. He denied the allegation.
Gardiner Richard F. Wilmington, DE Credible allegation of abuse. Name first released on list of abusive priests released by Bishop Saltarelli 11/16/06. Died Oct. 10, 1989. Personnel file released 2/12.
Gondek Albert J. Wilmington, DE Member of Wilmington-Philadelphia Province of Oblates of St. Francis de Sales. Known to have worked in DE, PA, NC, FL dioceses. A 30-year-old man told the Raleigh diocese in 1993 that Gondek sexually assaulted him during confession in Wilmington NC. Order said it had Gondek undergo counseling. Kept in ministry. The man wrote to the Charlotte diocese years later, after Gondek’s transfer there. Pastor of Lexington NC parish beginning 1998. In 10/07 man alleged Gondek molested him as a teen at a MD summer camp in 1960, when Gondek was a seminarian. Placed on leave; reinstated 12/07 after cleared by investigators. Suspended 12/15, after man said Gondek sexually abused him at age 18 and others who were minors 5 years previously. Criminal investigation initiated.
Grant Richard N. Wilmington, DE Accused in a suit filed in 4/09 of repeated sexual abuse of a high school boy in 1982-84, starting at age 16. The principal of the school, James W. O’Neill (accused by another student), apparently knew about Grant’s abuse of the boy. Grant reportedly became a parish priest in FL in 1992 and died of AIDS in 1993. Name released as part of Oblate $24.8M 8/11 settlement with 40 individuals. Assigned at one time to Salesianum School.
Harney Peter P. Wilmington, DE Harney, a native of Ireland, graduated from St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore and worked in MD and DE during his entire career. He retired 12/74. Died 04/16/00. Apparently he was named in civil suit filed in DE in 2009 as his personnel file was to be released 11/09 byWilmington Diocese as part of diocese’s bankruptcy filing. File finally released 2/12.
Harvey John X. Wilmington, DE Oblates in DE and PA announced settlement 8/4/11 with 40 victims of sexual abuse who filed suits in Delaware. Plaintiffs will share in $24.8M settlement as will 150 victims who settled earlier with Wilmington Diocese. One of terms was that Order releasenames of 12 Oblates with substantiated allegations of abuse. Harvey was one of the 12. He died in 1971. One of his assignments was at Salesianum School.
Heckel John F. Wilmington, DE Worked at St. Anthony of Padua in Wilmington between 1960-61. Accused of abuse by 1 at Salesianum High School in 1969 in suit filed 6/15/09. Died 6/21/02. Oblates in DE and PA announced settlement 8/4/11 with 40 victims of who filed suits in DE. Plaintiffs will share in $24.8M settlement as will 150 victims who settled earlier with Wilmington Diocese. One of terms was that Order release names of 12 Oblates with substantiated allegations of abuse. Heckel (spelled Heckle) was on the list.
Hermley Harold Wilmington, DE Named in 4/09 civil suit by one man re abuse between 1970-1972 while a student at Salesianum School and during visits to NJ and Philadelphia. Previously taught in Alexandria, VA (Bishop Ireton 1964-1967–removed after possible allegations). Transferred to Philadelphia in 1972. Oblates in DE and PA announced $24.8M settlement 8/4/11 with 40 victims who filed suits in DE. One of terms was release of names of 12 Oblates with substantiated allegations of abuse. Hermley was on list. Died 1983.
Irwin William E. Wilmington, DE In 4/02 anonymous caller accused Irwin of child abuse years ago. Irwin reported the call to diocesan officials & he was removed from active ministry. He was semi-retired at the time the allegations were made. Police say not enough info to justify an official investigation. Per 1/03 article, Irwin had officially resigned from his position and could no longer function as a priest. Worked in Maryland for 10 yrs between 1976-1986 before returning to Wilmington. Died 2005. Records released 2/12.
Killion Dennis Wilmington, DE Removed 8/08 when Civil suit(s) alleged abuse of 4 boys at Salesianum High in Wilmington in mid-1980s. Two reported abuse at the time. Order did nothing. Worked in MD; also at Bishop Verot High in Ft. Myers, FL from 2006-2008. Just assigned to St. Bedethe Venerable in Holland PA when allegations made. More suits filed 9/08-4/10. All claims w Diocese settled 2/11. 2 men settled with Oblates 2/11 for $700K each. Name released as part of 8/11 Oblate $24.8M settlement with 40 individuals.
Lind, Jr. John A. (Alfred J.) Wilmington, DE Accused of abuse of two boys in their early teens between 1963-1965. 1st youth was at St. Catherine of Siena Church. Transferred in 1965 and then allegedly abused the 2nd youth. Removed from active ministry 1966. Died 1997. One man received $68K settlement in 2004 and diocese was negotiating with the 2nd man in 2005. Named on 11/06 list of abusive priests released by the Bishop. Named in new civil suit by 1 man 1/09. Personnel files released 2/12.
Mackiewicz Leonard J. Wilmington, DE Credible allegation of abuse. Named in civil suit filed 10/94 (shortly after his death) which alleged abuse of one youth in 1987. Removed from ministry 1987 and died 1994. Name on list of abusive priests released by Bishop Saltarelli on 11/16/06. Woman filed civil suit 8/08 alleging abuse in 1966 when she was 13. Suit also alleges that there were 9 other victims, including 2 minor males. A man filed separate suit 8/08 re abuse in 1970. 2 suits filed 9/08. Personnel files released 2/12.
Martin Kenneth J. Wilmington, DE Arrested 2001 for child sex abuse while a lay teacher at Loyola Blakefield H.S. in 1970s. Adjudicated in 12/01, no trial. Court ruled “probation before judgment.” On list of abusive priests released by Bp Saltarelli 11/16/06. Also on list released by Baltimore Archdiocese 9/02. “Formally barred” by Vatican 9/08. Worked for entity owned by Chicago Arch. for several yrs after sentence. Wilmington paid cash payments until 11/09. Blocked release of personnel files 12/12. Pension reinstated by Court 12/12.
McDevitt John M. Wilmington, DE Accused in 4/09 civil suit of abusing a student at Salesianum School in Wilmington during student’s junior yr. 1985-1986. Same plaintiff also alleged abuse by Dennis Killion. Worked in DE, PA and NJ. Died 10/99. In 6/09, nephew of Cardinal John J.O’Connor of New York (dec’d) filed suit in DE alleging abuse by McDevitt in Philadelphia in early 1990s. This was after order had already removed him from 1 school. Name released as part of 8/11 Oblate $24.8M settlement with 40 individuals. Name included on Harrisburg diocese’s 8/1/18 list, accused after his death of having kissed a child.
McGovern Harold J. Wilmington, DE Oblates in DE and PA announced settlement 8/4/11 with 40 victims of sexual abuse who filed suits in Delaware. Plaintiffs will share in $24.8M settlement as will 150 victims who settled earlier with Wilmington Diocese. One of terms was that Order release names of 12 Oblates with substantiated allegations of abuse. McGovern is one of the 12. Removed from ministry 2008. He is living in monitored location in Wash. DC. One of his assignments was at Salesianum School.
McGovern Joseph A. Wilmington, DE Extern priest from Wilmington, DE. diocese. Sent to Philadelphia to study after abuse allegations in DE. Began saying mass without permission and was asked to leave. Listed in Philadelphia 2005 Grand Jury Report. Name also appears on list of abusive priests released by Bishop Saltarelli 11/16/06. Removed from ministry 1986; presently lives in Philadelphia. Wilmington is still paying his pension & health benefits. Personnel file released 2/12.
Mullen Timothy F. Wilmington, DE Named in Whitwell v. Archmere et al. as a “sexual predator” whom the Norbertines “chose to move … around over the years rather than defrock [him], report [him] to the civil authorities or warn the general public.” Named Prior of Archmere Academy in 1993. Died 1/29/04. Court papers in DE bankruptcy said he participated in gang rape of one youth who later committed suicide.
Norris Francis L. Wilmington, DE Lawsuit filed 11/30/07 by a man accusing Norris of attempted rape in 1962 when the man was a boy attending Salesianum School. Suit alleged school, order and diocese had prior knowledge of abuse by Norris. He died in 1985. In 4/09 3 more plaintiffs filed suit re abuse at same school. Case against diocese settled 10/30/09. Jury found order liable 11/09 but awarded no damages. New trial ordered 2/22/11. Name released as part of 8/11 Oblate $24.8M settlement with 40 individuals.
O’Brien John Francis Wilmington, DE Accused in 6/09 civil suit of abusing one anonymous plaintiff in early 1960s. Director of CYO between 1962-2003. Died 1/03. Diocese said there had been no previous complaints. Personnal file to be released 11/09. New lawsuit filed 6/10 re abuse in 1960s.
O’Neill James W. Wilmington, DE Accused in 2004 DE suit of abuse of 1 youth from 1976-1985. Moved to Philadelphia in 1985 after complaint. Working in Charlotte, NC when suit was filed. Removed 2003. In 12/06, Court ruled that suit could go forward but not on original claim from 1985. Did not appear for depo because he was ministering in South Africa. O’Neill admitted the abuse. Order settled 3/08. Diocese settled 5/08. Name released as part of 8/11 Oblate $24.8M settlement with 40 individuals. Living in monitored setting.
Paul Henry A. Wilmington, DE Oblates in DE and PA announced settlement 8/4/11 with 40 victims of sexual abuse who filed suits in DE. Plaintiffs to share in $24.8M settlement and 150 victims who settled earlier with Wilmington Diocese. One of terms was that Order release names of 12 Oblates with substantiated allegations of abuse. Paul was one. Assignments included Salesianum School in DE, also worked in Dioceses of Erie, Allentown, Buffalo, and the archdioceses of Philadelphia and New York. Named in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Report 4/79 to Allentown diocese that Paul was molesting little girls at Sacred Heart in New Philadelphia. Another claim a few months later re a young girl. Left diocese, assigned to St. Joachim in Philadelphia. Died 1982.
Power Walter D. Wilmington, DE Credible allegation of abuse. Name first released on list of abusive priests released by Bishop Saltarelli 11/16/06. Retired 1983; Died 1998. Named in civil suit filed 9/08 in DE by one man who alleged abuse at Saint Helena Church in Wilmington in 1950s. Suit says DE officials knew of Power’s history and just transferred him to MD about 1957. Also named in 2nd 9/08 suit in DE by one man who alleged abuse in MD in 1952-1954. New suit filed 6/10 re 1970s abuse. Personnel files released 2/12.
Richardson James Edward Wilmington, DE After he retired, he was placed on leave 6/09 after being named by one anonymous plaintiff in newly-filed civil suit. Plaintiff said he was abused on two occasions in 1960s. Richardson denied all accusations. Worked as drug and alcohol counselor since 1982. In 1989 he was assigned to Center for Pastoral Care. He was a part-time chaplain of St. Edmond’s Academy. Faculties restored by Diocese 11/19/09 after investigation could not find any credible evidence . Lawsuit still pending. Died 02/14/14.
Rogers (in Wilmington, DE) Francis J. Wilmington, DE Credible allegation of abuse of a minor in 1981. Removed from ministry 2003. Name appears on list of abusive priests released by Bishop Saltarelli 11/16/06. Fighting release of personnel files 2/12.
Sarro John A. Wilmington, DE Credible allegation of abuse, stemming from early 1980s while working in Papua New Guinea. Diocese said it learned of this in 1997; removed from ministry 1998. Name first released by Bishop Saltarelli 11/16/06 on list of abusive priests. Living in monitored religious community in Maryland. As of 11/09 Diocese was still paying his pension and health benefits and paying $4,000/mo for his assisted living expenses. Personnel files released 2/12. Bishop said diocese applied for laicization in 2009, but Vatican did not approve. Sarro charged in 1/18 with fondling and rape of a girl under age 16 in the early 1991-1994, when he pastor of St. Helena in Bellefonte. Sarro stated it “happened by accident.” Pled not guilty 2/9/18. Died in 7/23/18, six months before scheduled trial.
Vignola Carmen D. Wilmington, DE Credible allegation of abuse. Name first released on list of abusive priests released by Bishop Saltarelli 11/16/06. Died in 1989. Civil suit filed 10/08 alleged abuse of a 14 yr old boy, beginning in 1980s. Personnel records released 2/16/12 as part of bankruptcy process
Walker Harry Dean Wilmington, DE Accused for the first time in 2010 in claim filed in Bankruptcy Court. A man alleged abuse by Walker when he was a 15-year-old parishioner of St. Francis de Sales parish in Salisbury MD in the 1960s. Per victim advocates, other accusers known. Walker left the Catholic priesthood in 1972. He went on to work as a youth minister beginning 1972-73 at a Wilmington Presbyterian church, then hired as Director of the Youth Action Center in Newark and youth pastor at Faith City. Prominent leader in Wilmington’s Irish-American community. Continued to be often called “Rev.” and/or referred to as “former Roman Catholic priest.” Fighting release of personnel files 2/12. A list in 2/12 of accused priests shows he was laicized.
Weaver Harry Peter Wilmington, DE Name appears on list of priests whose personnel files are to be released 11/09 as part of Wilmington Diocese’s bankruptcy filing.
Wiggins Charles W. Wilmington, DE Name on list of abusive priests released by Bp Saltarelli on 11/16/06. Removed from ministry 2003; lives in Norwood, PA. Civil suit filed by one woman 6/09 alleged abuse in 1986 at St. Mark’s high school. Suit dismissed 5/10 by court for failure to timely serve Wiggins. Diocese was paying cash payments to Wiggins until 11/09 but still wants to continue health benefits pending resolution of Bankruptcy. Won argument to block release of personnel file.

Washington D.C. Catholic Diocese Priest Abuse List

Merson Law’s Washington, D.C. Priest Sex Abuse List contains the names of credibly accused priests, clergy, and other Catholic officials. The Catholic Church has not endorsed this list or the names therein. Only a select few dioceses have put forward their own lists of offenders, as the Church seeks to protect its own.

Our list is for educational purposes. We wish to inform the general public and demonstrate the sheer magnitude of this horrific epidemic of sexual assault and pedophilia in the Catholic Church.

Please share this list with a loved one, or someone you may know who has been affected by this scandal.

Last Name First Name Diocese Notes
Bellwoar John F.X. Washington, DC Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Maryland Province on its list 12/18/19. Multiple allegations of abuse, occurring in the 1950s-60s in Prince George’s County, MD and Washington DC. Died in 1993. Added to Baltimore archdiocese’s list in 2/19.
Benham Francis A. Washington, DC First complaint made in 1979; sent for treatment, returned to ministry. Assigned to Diocese of Columbus OH 1979-85. Left priesthood 1985. Pled guilty in 2005 to molesting a 15-year-old boy and sodomizing a 13-year-old girl in the late 1970s. Sentenced to 2 concurrent 10-year sentences, all but 18 months suspended. Laicized 2005. Released from prison 1/06, followed by 3 years probation. Placed on sex offender registry. Also worked in IL, where he was a certified child care provider with Human Services. Cited 10/12 in IL for practicing clinical psychology without a license. Included on archdiocese of WDC’s 10/15/18 list. On Columbus diocese’s list 3/1/19.
Bucca Salvatore F. Washington, DC First named publicly as accused on archdiocese’s list 10/15/18. Abuse reported in 1978 and noted to have been “possibly sexual.” Removed from ministry in 1978.
Butler John Fabian Washington, DC Religious Brother, professed vows 1941. Named publicly as accused by the Dominicans St. Joseph Province on its list in late 2018. Per Order’s bio, assigned mainly as Sacristan at St. Mary’s in New Haven, CT 1948-59; St. Dominic’s Washington, DC: Sacristan and Part-time Class 6 Boiler Operator at St. Dominic Priory in DC. Died 2/9/03. Allegation established in 2012. No indication as to when or where abuse is said to have occurred.
Callahan Raymond Washington, DC Per archdiocese, abuse first reported in 1971. Would take boys to a cabin in VA. Removed from ministry in 1971. Criminally convicted but apparently did not serve any prison time. Laicized 1977. Died 1996. At least one claim against Callahan included in $1.3M settlement with 16 men who alleged abuse 1962-1982. Included on archdiocese’s list 10/15/18.
Chleboski, Jr. Thomas C. Washington, DC Thomas C. aka C. Thomas. Began to abuse boys prior to ordination. Report to archdiocese in 1990 and removed from ministry. Criminal charges in DC, VA and MD for abuse of two 13-yr-old boys. Convicted in all three states. Sentenced to prison for 22 years and 15 years probation in 1991 in VA; also sentenced in MD. DC sentence unknown. Abused a child again after he was reported. Mother of a youth filed civil suit. Voluntarily laicized 1996. Out on probation and registered as sex offender as of 10/3/10. On archdiocese’s list 10/15/18.
Cote Aaron Joseph Washington, DC An 18-year old male filed suit 11/05 alleging abuse in 2001-02 when he attended Mother Seton parish in Germantown MD. Suit said abuse occurred in both MD and DC. Cote transferred to RI. Alleged to have abused a second youth in OH in the 1980s. Case settled 8/07 for $1.2M paid by Order. Also worked in Springfield MA. Woman filed suit 4/08 claiming abuse of her children. First criminal charges filed 7/08 claiming 2003 abuse. Found guilty 7/09. Received 10 years probation 11/09. Died 2012. On Archdiocese of Washington DC list 10/15/18. On Columbus diocese’s list 3/1/19. On Dominicans St. Joseph Province list in late 2018.
Coyne Joseph B. Washington, DC First named publicly as accused on the archdiocese’s list 10/15/18. Report to archdiocese in 1992. Coyne retired in 1994 and his faculties were removed in 1995. He died in 1999.
DeRea Philip Washington, DC DeRea, Catholic chaplain for the Indy Racing League since 1971, was placed on leave 12/10 after order learned of allegations that he had abused a man for about 8 years, beginning in 1980 when he was 11. Civil suit filed 4/14/11 in Chicago where the order is based. Complaint alleges that DeRea used his connections with the racing world and celebrities to make the Plaintiff feel honored to be associated with him.
Dillard Russell L. Washington, DC Suspended in 3/02 after two sisters alleged he kissed and fondled them when they were teenagers. One woman said he was “pretty much my boyfriend for four years.” Dillard admitted that he might have “crossed over a line” with at least one teenage girl. Formally dismissed from active ministry 8/02. Laicized 2003. On archdiocese’s list 10/15/18.
Dooley R. Joseph Washington, DC Monsignor. Long-time chaplain of the Catholic Police and Firemen’s Society in Hyattsville, among others. Archdiocese said it received first report of abuse in 1991. Dooley was removed from parish ministry 1992, worked as Coordinator for Sick and Retired Priests 1992-1995, then retired without faculties. Died 2002. Accusations first public when two brothers sued the WDC archdiocese 6/09, alleging sex abuse by Dooley 1950s – early 1960s, and that the archdiocese knew that there had been other allegations against him. Third man also filed suit 6/09. All said they were St. John’s College High students when abused. On archdiocese list released 10/15/18,
Finan James Aubrey Washington, DC Removed from ministry in 1996 after report of abuse. Pled guilty in 1997 to sexually abusing a 10-year-old boy in 1966. Also accused of abuse of a 6-year-old girl in 1966. Sentenced to 18 months prison 3/97. Pled guilty in 2003 to sexually abusing a 7- or 8-year-old boy in 1966. Sentenced to a 5 year suspended sentence and 5 years probation. At least one claim settled in $1.3M settlement with archdiocese 12/06. Laicized in 1996. On Sex Offender Registry 12/10. Died 2013.
Fisher Carl A. Washington, DC Named publicly as accused by the Baltimore archdiocese on its list 4/24/19. It notes multiple allegations of abuse, occurring in the 1970s. Appointed auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in 1987. Died in 1993.
Gallagher Roger P. Washington, DC First named publicly as accused on the archdiocese’s list 10/15/18. It notes that the archdiocese first first received a report of abuse by Gallagher in 1992, and that he was removed from ministry. He died in 2012.
Hartel Edward T. Washington, DC Accusation to archdiocese in 1995 that he sexually abused an altar boy on one occasion sometime between 1975 and 1978. Admitted to the abuse. Arrested. Three other priests were accused of abuse of the same youth. Hartel was acquitted on another allegation because of identification problems. Diocese said he would not be reassigned. At least one claim included in $1.3M settlement with the archdiocese in 12/06. On archdiocese’s list 10/15/18. Died in 2013. On archdiocese’s lsit 10/15/18.
Lavin Paul E. Washington, DC Accused of sexually abusing boys. First complaint received in 1997. Investigation found no evidence and Lavin continued in his position. Two more men complained in 2002. He was then placed on permanent leave. Laicized 2004. At least one claim included in $1.3M settlement of 12/06 with Archdiocese. No criminal charges ever filed.
Lyons Thomas W. Washington, DC First named publicly as accused on archdiocese’s list 10/15/18. It notes that abuse was first reported in 2002. Lyons died in 1988.
McCutcheon Peter M. Washington, DC Report to archdiocese in 1986 of abuse. Removed from ministry. Charged. Pled guilty in 1986 to sexually abusing boys between 1981 and 1985. Sentenced to 25 years jail; served only about 1 year. Sent to treatment in NM and put on probation. Civil suit filed against archdiocese and McCutcheon in 1987, alleging among other things, that the priest had sexual and alcohol problems dating back to seminary days. Settled in 1988 after Judge found McCutcheon liable for damages. Archdiocese paid settlement. Laicized 2004. On archdiocese’s list 10/15/18.