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Louisiana Catholic Church Priest & Clergy Sex Abuse List

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

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

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

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

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Louisiana Priest Sex Abuse List

Merson Law’s Louisiana Priest Sex Abuse List was compiled from accounts of sexual abuse by a member of the Louisiana 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, which has yet to release the names of priests found guilty through its own internal investigations.

Last NameFirst NameDioceseNotes
AllenEdward Terry/Terry EAlexandria, LANamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/6/19. Allegation of abuse of a male minor in 1973 brought to the Review Board in 2005. Deemed credible. Resigned from active ministry in 2005. Settlement with victim in 2012. Allen died in 2018.
AllisonWilliam G.Alexandria, LAOrdained for Diocese of Alexandria LA. Also worked in AZ and CA. In treatment at Paraclete center and working in Gallup. Allegations against him in Flagstaff in 1963 and a civil suit in Fresno. New CA civil suit filed 7/11 re 1966 abuse. May have been dismissed due to 2012 CA Supreme Court ruling. Accused of abuse in Gallup, deemed credible in 2005. New AZ suit 6/13 against Gallup Diocese. On Gallup diocese’s list 4/28/17. Deceased. On Monterey diocese’s list 1/2/19. It notes report in 2003 of abuse there 1964, 1966 and 1969. On Alexandria’s list 2/6/19; allegation found in file in 2019 of abuse of male minor in 1961, deemed credible.
AndriesJohn WesleyAlexandria, LASuspended after accused of fondling a boy in 1998. Sent to treatment. Returned to ministry. Accused of sexual contact with 16-year-old boy at the home of boy’s family in 4/01. Pled innocent 5/02. Pled guilty 5/03 to charge of sexual battery in plea bargain. Sentenced to 5 years in prison with all but two years suspended. Suit filed 1/03; settled in 2012. Laicized 2007. On sex offender registry as of 6/10. Died 12/31/13. On diocese’s list 2/6/!9.
ConwayPaulAlexandria, LAMonsignor. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/6/19. In 2004 the Review Board deemed credible allegations that Conway sexually abused female minors dating back to 1956. Victims received settlements in 2005 and 2017. Conway died in 1996.
CouvillionFrancis O.Alexandria, LANamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/6/19. After a review of Couvillion’s file in 2019, the Review Board deemed credible allegations of sexual abuse of male minors dating back to the 1950s. Couvillion died in 1978.
DekeukelareCharlesAlexandria, LANamed publicly as accused by the Alexandria diocese on its list 2/6/19. Assigned to 1955-82 of Our Lady of Lourdes in Fifth Ward. Removed, pled guilty to indecent behavior with a juvenile in Avoyelles Parish in 1982.
DonohoeFrancis PatrickAlexandria, LAFormer Capuchin friar. Incardinated into the Diocese of Alexandria in 1942. Removed from active ministry in 1966. Died in 1983. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/6/19. Review by diocese of file in 2019 showed credible evidence of multiple allegations of sexual abuse of male minors dating from the 1960s.
FortierHarvey J.Alexandria, LANamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/6/19. Allegation in 1994 of sexual abuse of a male minor in 1954. Deemed credible. Settlement with victim in 1995. Fortier died in 1999.
FriendRobertAlexandria, LAMonsignor. Died in 1977. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/6/19. Allegation deemed credible by Review Board in 2004, of sexual abuse of a male minor in 1954. Settlement with victim in 2005.
GagneEdmond L.Alexandria, LANamed publicly as accused by the Alexandria diocese on its list 2/6/19. Assigned to a Marksville parish for two months in 1974. Transferred to Houston, TX. Removed from public ministry in 1986. Died in 1990. Diocese reviewed file in 2019, and found multiple credible allegations of sexual abuse of male minors in the 1980s.
GremillionMoise RichardAlexandria, LANamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/6/19. Retired from active ministry in 1969. Died in 1973. In a 2019 review of Gremillion’s file, the diocese found and deemed credible multiple allegations of sexual abuse of male minors dating from the 1960s.
HannonMichael G.Alexandria, LANamed publicly as accused by the Alexandria diocese on its list 2/6/19. Hannon left the diocese in 1963. He was incardinated into the Diocese of Brooklyn in 1982. Died in 2000. The Alexandria diocese reviewed Hannon’s file in 2019 and found evidence of multiple credible allegations of sexual abuse of male minors dating from the 1960s.
JonesRaymond M.Alexandria, LADeacon. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/6/19. Suspended in 1986 after allegation he sexually abused a male minor in 1982. Scheduled ordination cancelled and he was encouraged to seek laicization. Allegation deemed credible by the \he Permanent Review Board in 2019.
LyonsFrederick J.Alexandria, LARetired 1989. Placed on leave without privileges 1/06 after two allegations of sexual misconduct with minors, occurring “decades” prior, were deemed credible by the diocesan review board. Ordered by Vatican to live life of prayer and penance, per 11/13 announcement. Title “Msgr.” removed. On diocese’s list 2/6/19.
MathewsKenneth M.Alexandria, LANamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/6/19. Left active ministry in 1998. Died in 2008. Review of file by the diocese in 2019 showed evidence of multiple credible allegations of sexual abuse of male minors dating to the 1980s.
McCarthyDonald P.Alexandria, LAAccused 2/1/05 of sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy, along with Rev. Leger Tremblay, in 1955 in the Alexandria diocese. Abuse said to have included rape and oral battery. McCarthy was then a seminarian at Assumption Seminary in San Antonio TX. Tremblay was a priest in the Alexandria LA diocese. McCarthy knew the boy from Merryhill Camp in Pineville LA. McCarthy worked in the Austin TX diocese 1959-61. After a leave of absence he was excardinated to the Salina diocese. Def. Motion for Summ Judgment granted 7/06.
Medina-CruzJamieAlexandria, LANative of Puerto Rico. Removed from assignment at St. Mary’s Assumption in Cottonport and St. Joseph’s in Marksville 3/12/13 after he was accused of misconduct with a minor. Sheriff’s office was conducting an investigation. Found dead in hotel room 6/7/13. No cause of death or date of abuse known as of 6/10/13.
MolenschotAdrianAlexandria, LANamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 6/19. Allegations against Molenschot of “sexual misconduct” and abuse of male minors date back to the 1960s. Died in 12/94.
RobitailleYvesAlexandria, LANamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 6/19. Allegedly sexually abused a male minor in the mid-1950s. Retired in 5/90. Died 7/27/98.
RogersDonaldAlexandria, LANamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/6/19. Removed from active ministry in 1967, laicized 1974. In 2004 an allegation that Rogers sexually abused a male minor in 1962 was brought to the Review Board. The Board reviewed the file in 2019 and noted evidence of multiple credible allegations.
SenesacLouisAlexandria, LANamed publicly as accused by the Alexandria diocese on its list 2/6/19. A 2019 review by the diocese of Senesac’s file showed a credibl allegation of sexual abuse of a male minor in 1945. Assigned 1941-48 to Church of the Little Flower in Evergreen. Senesac died in 1966.
SepsiVictorAlexandria, LANamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/6/19. Left the diocese and active ministry in 1967. In 2019 the diocese reviewed Sepsi’s file, which showed evidence of multiple allegations of abuse of male minors dating to the 1960s. The Review Board deemed the allegations credible.
TeacleH. ClintonAlexandria, LAMonsignor. Died in 1969. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/6/19. Allegations to Review Board in 2009 of abuse of male minors in the 1960s. Review of file in 2019 by diocese showed further evidence of abuse of male minors. Deemed credible by the Review Board.
TischJosephAlexandria, LANamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/6/19. Allegation to Review Board in 2014 of abuse of a male minor in 1967. Tisch left active ministry in 1968. Died in 2007 “publicly separated from the Church.” File review in 2019 showed more evidence of sex abuse of male minors; deemed credible by Review Board.
TremblayJ.C. LegerAlexandria, LAAccused 2/1/05 of abusing 14-year-old boy, along with seminarian Donald P. McCarthy, in 1955 . Abuse allegedly included rape and oral battery, and the boy silenced by threats. Complaint states diocese was contacted 1990 and Bishop Friend confirmed in 2004 that Tremblay was a pedophile who abused ‘numerous youths.’ Per Diocese, Tremblay was removed 1987 for ‘attempted, unwanted physical advance toward a minor.’ Reportedly defrocked 1989. Trained in Quebec and New Orleans. Died 1/13/02. On diocese’s list 2/6/19. Settlements in 2004 and 2005.
Van HoornLeoAlexandria, LANamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 2/6/19. Holland native, arrived in U.S. 1956. Suspended from active ministry in 1979. Died in 2006. Allegation to Review Board in 2006 of sexual abuse of a male minor in 1967. A 2019 review by the Board of Van Hoorn’s file showed evidence of another credible allegation of sex abuse of a male minor.
VivianoNinoAlexandria, LANamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 6/19. Allegedly sexually abused a female minor in the early 1960s. Retired in 1998. Reportedly living in a nursing home in 6/19, age 91 and with advanced dementia.
BerubeJohn JosephBaton Rouge, LAMember of Missionary Fathers of La Salette. Died in 1998. Four men filed suit spring 2003 alleging that they were abused by Berube over a 6-month period in 1965, when he was assigned to St. Theresa of Avila church. Parents complained; Berube was transferred shortly thereafter. Worked in Canada and in Boston. Settled 4/04 just before trial. On diocese’s list in 2019. It notes “priestly service” in diocese “terminated in 1965.”
CamenzuliCarmelo IgnatiusBaton Rouge, LAOrdained for the Archdiocese of Arequipa, Peru. Extern priest in Baton Rouge. Report to diocese 5/18/00 of abuse in the early 1980s, while assigned to St. Joseph Cathedral. Camenzuli left the diocese in 1985. Died in 1998. On Baton Rouge diocese’s list in 2019.
ChalouxDavid WilliamBaton Rouge, LANamed publicly as accused by the Diocese of Baton Rouge on its list in early 2019. Allegation received 9/5/18 of abuse in the mid-1970s. Chaloux was laicized in 1986. Died 1990.
ClementJames PrestonBaton Rouge, LANamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in early 2019. It notes reports received in 10/05 and 8/18 of abuse in the 1960s. Retired in 1988. Died in 2001.
CoyneJohnBaton Rouge, LANamed publicly as accused by the Baton Rouge diocese on its list in early 2019. One allegation received by the diocese in 12/02, of abuse 1968-72. Coyne left the diocese in 1977. Died in 1981.
DuheThomas P.Baton Rouge, LARemoved 4/10 from St. Thomas More in Baton Rouge after allegations of sexual misconduce by one man who said Duhe abused hin in late 1990s when he was between ages of 12-15. Church task force said matter needed further investigation. Bishop said Review Board reported “no sufficient evidence could be found to substantiate or corroborate the claim.” Bishop cleared Duhe and returned him to his parish 2/27/11.
FunnellJamesBaton Rouge, LANotre Dame Seminary in New Orleans student. Named publicly as accused by the Baton Rouge diocese on its list in early 2019. Multiple allegations received 1/12, 12/13 and 4/16 of abuse in the late 1970s while a youth minister in Baker, LA. Went on leave from seminary in 1979 and did not return.
GenslerGeorge DavidBaton Rouge, LANamed publicly as accused by the Baton Rouge diocese on its list in early 2019. Ordained for the Diocese of Lafayette, LA. Sworn in as Lafayette police officer in 1973; had previously been a New Orleans cop. Incardinated 1978 into Baton Rouge. Spiritual Director at St. Joseph Cathedral Prep Seminary, parish priest. Multiple allegations received in 2/94 and 10/18 of abuse in the late-1970s while assigned to St. Anthony’s in Darrow. Permanently removed from ministry in 1994. Died in 2016.
GrayBryan KeithBaton Rouge, LANamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in early 2019. Allegation received in 3/92 of abuse of a minor in the late 1970s-early 1980s. Placed on leave and faculties removed in 1992.
GyanEricBaton Rouge, LAA woman told the diocese in 11/17 that Gyan sexually abused her in 1996, when she was age 10 and he was pastor of St. John the Baptist in Brusly. She said the abuse occurred during confession. Gyan “categorically denied the allegation.” The diocese said it reported the allegation to civil authorities and initiated its own investigation. Gyan was kept in ministry pending the investigation’s outcome. The woman also claimed sexual abuse by a priest in a diocese in another state, which reportedly was being investigated there. In 2/18 the diocese announced that it had determined that the allegation could not be substantiated.
HemondAlphonse RodrigueBaton Rouge, LAOrdained for the Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette. Incardinated into the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston in 1978. Worked in West Warwick, RI; Ontario, Canada; Baton Rouge, Scotlandvilee and Maringouin, LA. Retired and died in 1990. Allegations received in 11/92, 5/02 and 6/02 of abuse in the 1960s-1970s while at St. Tomas More in Baton Rouge. On Galveston-Houston’s list 1/31/19. On Baton Rouge diocese’s list 3/27/19. Noted to have left Baton Rouge in 1968.
KearneyMyles JosephBaton Rouge, LANamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in early 2019. Allegation received in 4/02 of abuse in the late-1980s, while assigned to St. John the Evangelist in Prairieville. Fraculties removed in 2002. Removed from priestly ministry. (Diocese notes this is not the priest with the same name ordained in 1938.)
LabakyMansourBaton Rouge, LAOn 4/23/12 the CDF decreed that Labaky, a Lebanese Catholic Maronite priest, live a life of prayer and penance with restricted ministry for sexually abusing 3 minors and committing the crime of solicitation on 1. An appeal was pending. On 2/12/12, while the case was being considered first in Paris, Labaky said Mass at St. Garabad Armenian Church in Baton Rouge.
LandryClyde BernardBaton Rouge, LANamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in early 2019. Allegations received 6/88, 2002 and 2004 of abuse 1970s-1980s. Resigned and placed on leave in 1988. Left diocese in 1990 to work for the Servants of the Paraclete in Jemez Springs, NM. He was co-director of aftercare at the Paraclete’s Villa Louis Martin facility for pedophile priests. Later worked for the Norbertine’s in NM. Faculties removed in 1999. Died in 2003.
LeFroisJosephBaton Rouge, LANamed publicly as accused by the Baton Rouge diocese on its list in early 2019. It notes one allegation received in 9/94, of abuse in the mid-1950s while assigned to Immaculate Conception in Plaquemine. LeFrois died in 1992.
LemoineDaniel PaulBaton Rouge, LALawsuit filed in 1999 alleged abuse by LeMoine, reportedly of a teen boy in the early 1990s; settled 4/02. Confidentiality orders from judge. Settlement amount not disclosed but “well below…$600,000.” DA began investigation after learning of settlement. LeMoine had been evaluated after abuse incident and offered treatment. On diocese’s list in early 2019. It notes multiple allegations received 1/94, 4/99 and 4/07, of abuse late 1970s ? early 1980s. Placed on leave 1994, faculties removed 1999.
MartrainNicholas JosephBaton Rouge, LANamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in early 2019. It notes an allegation received in 5/02 of abuse before 1980, while Martrain was assigned to a Donaldsonville parish. Left active ministry in 1982 and married. Priestly faculties removed in 1983. Laicized in 1990.
MoranSalvador NickieBaton Rouge, LA“Butch.” Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in early 2019. Multiple allegations received 10/94 and 1/04 of abuse in the late 1970s-early 1980s, while assigned ot St. Joseph the Worker in Pierre Part and St. Philip in Vacherie. Placed on leave and faculties removed in 1994.
NeubigHenryBaton Rouge, LAOrdained for the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Incardinated into the Baton Rouge diocese when it was formed in 1961. Died in 1975. Named publicly as accused by the Baton Rouge diocese on its list in early 2019. It notes an allegation received in 8/07 of abuse by Neubig in the mid-1950s, while he was assigned to Immaculate Conception in Lakeland.
OrtegoJesse RayBaton Rouge, LANamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in early 2019. One allegation noted to have been received in 8/08, of abuse in the early 1970s, while assigned to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary in St. Amant. Left the diocese in 1981. Removed from priestly ministry.
SpringerChristopher JosephBaton Rouge, LACristoff/Christopher. Worked in Corpus Christi, TX and Baton Rouge. Incardinated into Baton Rouge diocese in 1973. Faculties removed in 1985. Laicized in 1990. Sued first 1994. Accused of abuse 1968-80 in several suits. Ten suits filed in 2006. Some settled. As many as 30 alleged victims in all. On Baton Rouge diocese’s list in early 2019. On Corpus Christi diocese’s list 1/31/19. Left the diocese 1971.On Galveston-Houston list 1/31/19. On New Orleans’ list in 6/19.
CavellLawrence A.Houma-Thibodaux, LARemoved 3/03 after allegations arose that he solicited a minor for sex in late the 1980s, prior to his ordination. Cavell, who had just gone on health leave from St. Mary’s Nativity, admitted to the single offense. Diocese said the incident involved “words, not acts.” Cavell was said to be considering leaving the priesthood. On diocese’s list 1/11/19. Noted to have been “stripped of his ability to perform priestly duties.”
FranciscoAlexanderHouma-Thibodaux, LAArrived in diocese from the Philippines in 1991. Placed on leave 7/02 from St. Bernadette’s for a single offense of improper touching of an older teenager which occurred “a number of years ago.” The victim and parents told the bishop at some point and requested that Francisco get psychological treatment. This was provided and Francisco was cleared to return to work by a review committee. On diocese’s list 1/11/19. Noted to have been suspended again in 2003 due to new church rules.
KinaneGerard P.Houma-Thibodaux, LAPlaced on leave without faculties 3/04 after a man alleged that Kinane had molested him in 1973 and again in 1975 when he was a teen and Kinane was assigned to St. Mark’s in Chalmette. Had been performing limited ministry prior to his suspension. No criminal charges because of statute of limitations. Also worked in PA and FL. Vatican ordered church trial in 2004. Kinane sued archbishop in 2005 for defamation; suit dismissed in 2010. On New Orleans archdiocese’s list 11/2/18. It noted accusation first received in 1993 of abuse in the 1970s and 1980s. On Houma-Thibodaux diocese’s list 1/11/19. (Houma-Thibodaux created 1977, had been part of New Orleans archdiocese.)
KujawaPatrick R.Houma-Thibodaux, LASent for treatment after housekeeper found 220 pornographic photos in rectory 12/99. Arrested 1/00 and charged with 62 counts of downloading child porn. Pled guilty 12/00; received 10-year probated sentence. Arrested again 2/04 after more porn found at Benedictine monastery where he was living. Received mandatory 10-year prison sentence 4/04. Received additional 10-year sentence 9/04 for violating original probation. On diocese’s list 1/11/19. It notes he is due for release from prison in 2022.
LeBlancEtienneHouma-Thibodaux, LAPlaced on leave 8/07 from assignment at Annunziata in Houma after accusation by a 26-year-old man that LeBlanc sexually abused him, including rape, when he was a 9-year-old altar boy Holy Cross in Morgan City in the early 1990s. LeBlanc denied the allegations; was sent for counseling 1986-87. Accuser filed civil suit 2007 and made a criminal complaint. In 7/11, court ordered diocese to turn investigative report over to plaintiff. Diocese objected. Other alleged victims known. Documents to remain sealed as of 8/11. Case settled 10/12. On diocese’s list 1/11/19. It notes “diocese stripped LeBlanc of his ability to perform priestly duties.”
LuceRamonHouma-Thibodaux, LAFrom the Diocese of San Pablo in the Philippines. Assigned at some point to Holy Savior in Lockport LA. On Houma-Thibodaux diocese’s list 1/11/19. Noted to have voluntarily left the priesthood and stripped of ministry in the diocese after “credible allegations of serious and unacceptable conduct with minors.”
MelanconRobert L.Houma-Thibodaux, LAArrested 6/95. Had already been placed on leave and sent for therapy. Charged with raping an 8-year-old altar boy repeatedly 1985-91. In 7/95 someone gave Melancon’s attorney a $1M cashier’s check to pay for bail. Convicted 6/96. Sentenced to life without parole. Accuser settled a civil suit with diocese for $800K. Church paid $30K in 1993 to settle with another person who had “relationship” with Melancon as a minor. Melancon reported to have admitted during trial to “sexual relationship” with a 12-year-old at St. Genevieve’s in Thibodaux. Died in prison 11/5/18, age 82. On diocese’s list 1/11/19.
MelendezCarlosHouma-Thibodaux, LANamed publicly as accused on the Houma-Thibodaux diocese’s list 1/11/19. Noted to be a Priest of the Missionaries of Christ in El Salvador. Worked at some point in the diocese in Hispanic ministry. Accused of inappropriate physical contact with a child. Removed from ministry within the diocese after pleading guilty to battery of a minor. Returned by federal immigration authorities to El Salvador.
NguyenDacHouma-Thibodaux, LANamed publicly as accused by the Houma-Thibodaux diocese on its list 1/11/19. Priest of the Society of Domus Dei. Assigned at some point to Thanh Gia (Holy Family) in Amelia. Removed from ministry due to “credible allegations of serious and unacceptable conduct with minors.
PocheDanielHouma-Thibodaux, LANamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 1/11/19. Removed from ministry at some point after “credible allegations of serious and unacceptable conduct with minors.”
PrinzGeraldHouma-Thibodaux, LAAccused in 1995 suit of abuse 1973 and 1978. On New Orleans archdiocese’s list 11/2/18. It notes he was incardinated into the Houma-Thibodaux diocese in 1977 [when it was created], and that he resigned from the priesthood in 1990. Per some accounts, he left the priesthood in the late 1980s. On Houma-Thibodaux diocese’s list 1/11/19. It notes accusation in 2002 of rape of a boy in the 1970s while assigned to St. Gregorys and St. Louis.
SchmaltzBernardHouma-Thibodaux, LAA man filed lawsuit in 1992 alleging abuse by Schmaltz on 1973 fishing trip to Slidell, LA and in a rectory. Suit says boy told several people, including pastor. Schmaltz was placed on paid leave. In 8/95, trial judge ruled plaintiff had waited too long to file suit. Schmaltz retired in 1996, saying allegations of sexual abuse had dogged his priesthood with other allegation at an earlier assignment. Allegation of abuse in 1970s were also received. Schmaltz filed suit against archbishop for slander in 2004. Died 2/5/10. On archdiocese’s list 11/2/18. On Houma-Thibodaux diocese’s list 1/11/19. (It was established in 1977, formerly part of New Orleans archdiocese.)
ArceneauxJules M.Lafayette, LAPlaced on leave 7/04 after FBI seized church computer holding possible child pornography. A boy said he had downloaded the images; US Atty’s office said the boy hadn’t. US Atty’s office closed investigation 4/05 without filing charges against priest, saying it did not have sufficient evidence to meet “prosecutable standard,” i.e., could not prove those in pictures were minors. Diocese then resumed its investigation; Arceneaux remained on leave. Still on leave per 2010 Catholic Directory. Reportedly leading the rosary at funerals in Lafayette in 2013. On diocese’s list in 4/19.
ArulSusaiLafayette, LAFrom the Diocese of Kottar in India. Arrived in U.S. 1973. Masters degree in guidance and counseling from Villanova U. in PA, worked on doctorate in Exceptional Child Education at the U. fo S. Florida in Tampa. Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese of Mobile on its list 12/6/18, for “misconduct” 1989-90. Worked at some point at Little Flower parish. List says he was an Order priest, but doesn’t name the Order. Prohibited from ministry in the archdiocese. Accused in a 2015 lawsuit of abuse in 1981 of a 10-year-old altar boy in Ville Platte in the Diocese of Lafayette LA. Settled. On diocese’s list in 4/19. It notes he resigned in 1988 and died in 2002.
BegnaudStanleyLafayette, LANamed in affidavit by Rev. Thomas Doyle O.P. as a “known pedophile” on file in insurance case against Lafayette insurance carriers. Retired 1982. Died 7/24/85. On diocese’s list in 4/19.
BenedictMichaelLafayette, LANamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 4/19. Retired 1979. Died 1998.
BlanchardJody P.Lafayette, LANamed publicly as accused by the Central and Southern Province of the Jesuits on its list 12/7/18. At Jesuit Community in Berkeley CA 1984. Worked at St. Charles Borromeo in Grand Coteau 1985-87, Loyola U’s Catholic Center in New Orleans 1989-91. Also assigned at some point to Immaculate Conception in Baton Rouge and Strake Jesuit College Prep in Houston. Left the Jesuits in 1994. Reportedly working in 2019 in Lafayette LA as a counselor to the elderly. On Baton Rouge diocese’s list in 2019.
BourgeoisJ.M.Lafayette, LAMonsignor. Per news in 1/19, accused in a lawsuit of the sexual abuse, including rape, of a 7- or 8-year-old altar boy at Sacred Heart of Jesus in Ville Platte. The alleged victim reportedly uncovered his memory of the abuse during counseling in 2002. Bourgeois died in 1978.
BreauxLesterLafayette, LADeacon. Reported in 1/19 to have been accused in a 1986 lawsuit of molesting a boy at St. Peter’s in Carencro in 1985. Suit dismissed. Breaux died in 1996. On diocese’s list in 4/19. It notes he resigned in 1984.
BroussardFelix DavidLafayette, LAArrested 7/27/16, charged with 500 counts of child porn possession (of children from infancy to age 12) after a technician discovered the images on Broussard’s personal computer. Released on bail. Pastor of St. Bernard’s and Chancellor of St. Bernard School in Breaux Bridge. Placed on leave. Pled not guilty 5/2/17. Pled guilty in 10/18. Sentenced to five years in prison. On diocese’s list in 4/19.
BroussardWillisLafayette, LAPermanent Deacon. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 4/19. Resigned 1990.
CouparDavid AndersonLafayette, LANamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 4/19. Resigned 1994.
CurtisGeorgeLafayette, LAPer suit filed in October 1991, accused of molesting two brothers repeatedly between 1975 and 1977. Mother reportedly allowed Curtis custody of the boys 3 to 5 times per week for their benefit, per his suggestion. Curtis worked at local parish and performed educational duties at Iberia Catholic High School 1970-1991. Suit settled in 1992. Died in 1998.
de LaunayHerbertLafayette, LANamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 4/19. Removed 1999.
deLeeuw/ de LeeuwJohnLafayette, LANamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 4/12. Retired 1986. Removed 2011. In 2011 a woman in her early 60s reported to the diocese that deLeeuw sexually abused her beginning when she was about age 7 and in third grade, and continuing until she was in sixth grade. He died 2015.
DesJardinsMichaelLafayette, LANamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 4/19. Resigned 1992.
DesRosiersN. WilfredLafayette, LAAccused in 2002 of sexually abusing four minors in the Lafayette LA diocese between 1967 and 1972. Was retired and living at a nursing home in Canada. On leave of absence 1972-73, then worked in TX for two years. Retired in 1975. Order was investigating and had offered counseling to victims. Note: Both 1993 and 2002 Catholic Directories show him assigned to the Baltimore Diocese. Also shows his name spelled Wilfrid. Died in 2012.
DorseyReneLafayette, LAAccused in a 1995 lawsuit, along with Fr. Gregory Mosca, of molesting an altar boy, ages of 10-15, in late the 1970s. Diocese sent alleged victim to MN for treatment and also for other psychological services. Paid about $49,500 total for counseling.
DutelGilbertLafayette, LAAs early as 1987, Anthony Fontana, a well-known attorney in Louisiana, told newly-appointed Bishop Flynn that Dutel was accusing of coercing young adult men to have sex with him. Flynn merely told him that Dutel was “cured” and the diocese needed him because of priest shortage. In 1992, another young man told an attorney that Dutel has abused him in the 1970s beginning when he was 9 yrs old. Fontana included the original information in 1995 Affidavit in an insurance case but nothing ever done. Dutel remained as active priest and was working as pastor of St. Edmond Catholic Church in Lafayette. He had also worked in elementary and high schools over the year. Dutel denies all allegations and remains active. Diocese is defending him. It also says it has no records regarding the investigation that cleared him. Bishop has refused to release list of accused priests. DA has said he will not investigate further until a victim asks him to do so.
EngbersJohn Anthony MaryLafayette, LAAt least nine known accusers, all female, of abuse early 1950s to 1970s. Four known lawsuits. Suit in 1985, settled in 2001 claimed abuse in Lake Charles of two girls, ages 3 and 6 or 7 in the early 1950s. Parents reportedly confronted Engbers, who admitted the abuse with the pastor present. Engbers was moved to another church. Another 1985 suit claimed abuse beginning 1957 of sisters ages 5 and 7, lasting into their teens. Fled to Holland in 1985 after removal from his position when Church learned of suits. Per 1989 suit, abused 3- or 4-year-old girl in Gueydan the early 1970s. Settled 1996. Engbers died in 1989. On diocese’s list in 4/19.
FontenotRonald LaneLafayette, LAAccused of abusing in LA in mid-1970s. Civil suit filed in LA in 1983. Placed on leave and sent for counseling. Transferred to Spokane as drug/alcohol counselor. Abused at least 3 there. Convicted in 1986. Sentenced to one year in jail and two years at Jemez Springs NM (on probation). Six civil suits filed in Spokane in 1986 and settled in 1989. Another civil suit filed there in 2003. Went by “Jean-Paul Fontenot.” Died in 2014. On diocese’s list in 4/19.
FreyouLeonard J.Lafayette, LAPermanent Deacon. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 4/19. Died in 2006.
GautheGilbertLafayette, LAFirst widely publicized abuser. Diocesan scout leader. Allegations first arose in 1983. Convicted in 1985 of abuse of as many as 39 young children 1972-1983. Served 10 years in prison. Multiple civil suits and settlements. In 1997 pled no contest to abuse of 3-year-old boy in TX. Given 7 years probation. Charged in 12/97 with rape of young girl at gunpoint 20 years previously. Jailed 2 years in Lafayette until charges dropped. As of 2008 was living near Houston TX. Arrested 4/08 for failing to register as sex offender. Served 2 years county jail. Released 4/23/10. In 2014 living in San Leon TX. In La Marque TX per 1/17 search. On diocese’s list in 4/19.
GilbertAldeoLafayette, LABishop Schexnayder was reportedly notified in 1964 or 1965 of sex abuse of girls by Gilbert. A woman sued 12/92 saying Gilbert had “choreographed a sexual assault on her” as a child by two women in 1965, but that she didn’t remember until late 1991. Judge dismissed on SOL. Appeals Court affirmed the dismissal 5/3/95 at 656 So.2d 5; 1995 La.App. LEXIS 1135. Suit filed by another woman in 11/93. Several women alleged Gilbert ran a cult in Acadia Parish 1940s- 1960s via “vocation clubs” in parishes that he set up to encourage girls to become nuns. Sick leave in 1968. Absent on sick leave 1988 and 1990 per Catholic Directory. Died 2007. On diocese’s list in 4/19.
GuidryMichael S.Lafayette, LAPastor of St. Peter in Morrow and Resurrection Chapel in Whiteville when diocese announced 6/2/18 that Guidry was accused of the sexual abuse of a minor. The abuse allegedly occurred “several years” prior at St. Peter’s. Guidry was placed on leave. He turned himself in to the Sheriff’s Office 6/13/18 and confessed to sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy, after plying him with alcohol. Victim filed suit in 8/18. Guidry pled guilty in 3/19. Ordered to register as a sex offender. On diocese’s list in 4/19. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, with three years suspended.
HanemannLouisLafayette, LAPermanent Deacon. Named publicly as accused by the Lafayette, LA diocese on its list in 4/19. It notes he worked at St. Genevieve’s in Lafayette and in the Diocese of Raleigh, NC. Left 1986. Removed 2002.
HebertLloyd P.Lafayette, LALloyd Hebert was first mentioned in 1980s-1990s as a priest who resigned after being accused of molesting an adolescent in Opelousas. Man complained about him and wanted him removed from parish. Plaintiff’s attorney subpoenaed him for deposition but when that happened defense attorney stipulated to liability in open court at the end of June, ending discovery once and for all and saving the priest from being deposed. Hebert left Opelousas to live with relatives. Former Bishop Frey in a 1988 deposition characterized him as a child molester who was suspended by the diocese. Died in 2004. On diocese’s list in 4/19.
HerpinL. MichaelLafayette, LARemoved from his post as vicar of the central region and pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Broussard and sent to treatment 7/02 after admitting that he had engaged in sexual impropriety with a minor about 30 years prior. Review committee agreed. Status “retired” in 2017. On diocese’s list in 4/19.
LarriviereMarshall R.Lafayette, LAAccused in a 9/03 civil suit filed of raping a 7-year-old girl in 1968. Later consolidated with another suit filed by a second woman. Both suits alleged Larriviere sexually abused the girls as children at his Vermilion Parish camp in the 1960s. Both matters settled for unknown amount 9/08. Retired to FL where he died 8/27/14 in Ft. Myers. On diocese’s list in 4/19.
LimogesRobert MarcelLafayette, LA“Skipper.” From Quebec Province, ordained in Lafayette LA. Accused in the early 1980s of molesting two boys, ages 6 and 7. Report in 1/83 of fondling an adolescent in Eunice. D.A. did not charge as Limoges was to be treated. Sent to House of Affirmation in CA 7/84 – 2/84. Assigned to parish in Baton Rouge diocese in 3/84. Accused in 1984 by a teen boy of making sexual advances while on camping trip. Boy told parents who called another priest; Limoges was confronted by Msgr. Larroque. Admitted to behavior; removed from assignment. Sent to St. Bernard Abbey in AL 7/84. Larroque told family all costs of counseling would be covered by Diocese. Parents told D.A. who refused to press charges. Civil suit filed 1991. Trial court dismissed; plaintiffs appealed. Appeal denied 2006. On Lafayette diocese’s list in 4/19. Added to Baton Rouge diocese’s list in 7/19.
MorvantKennethLafayette, LAIn 8/18 a man publicly accused Monvant of repeatedly sexually abusing him beginning when he was an 8-year-old boy altar boy over 40 years previously. He stated there were 45 known victims, that Morvant abused hundreds, and that he plied his victims with alcohol. He said his brother and cousin were victims who died by suicide. Morvant died 12/13/03. Lawsuit filed in 8/18 by the alleged victim and 10 other men claiming abuse as boys by Morvant.The alleged abuse occurred over eight years, beginning in 1971.
NunezAlbert G.Lafayette, LAReportedly accused in 2015-16 of molesting two brothers, one by then deceased, in the 1970s. Report to state police; investigation closed because the surviving brother did not want to press charges. Another man said that when he was age 12, Nunez “spooned” him in bed after his mother insisted the boy stay the night in the rectory. Nunez denied the allegations. Not on diocese’s list 4/12/19. Retired in 2018; living in 5/19 in a diocesan nursing home.
ParksStevenLafayette, LAPer 1/19 news report, Parks was accused in a 2003 lawsuit of molesting a boy 1966-71, beginning when the boy was age 10 and Park was at a Grand Coteau parish and an elementary school in Opelousas. Settled in 2006.
Pellettieri (Pelletieri)Joseph F.Lafayette, LAPellettieri (also spelled Pelletieri) was suspended by the Order and by the New Orleans Archdiocese 4/02 after allegation that he sexually abused a minor in 1967. Abuse allegedly occurred when Pellettieri was teacher and principal at Notre Dame High School in Crowley, LA. At time of suspension he was in charge of Ave Maria Retreat House. Also worked in Wisconsin, Baton Rouge and Alexandria. Sued 3/03. In 12/08 Appeals Court upheld dismissal of suit on SOL. On New Orleans archdiocese’s list 11/2/18. Died in 2018. On Baton Rouge diocese’s list in early 2019.
PorteCherylLafayette, LAMarianites received allegation in 1980 that Porte was sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl. Abuse began in 1978 when the girl was 12. Porte was transferred but as of 2002 still functioned as a nun in the Belleville IL diocese. After 7/02 meeting with victim, Marianites acknowledged “inappropriate relationship.”
PotierKeith AnthonyLafayette, LANamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 4/19. It notes Potier resigned in 1981 and died in 2009.
PoussonDonald RaymondLafayette, LABishop said in 6/02 that investigation of Pousson was pending but that no action had been taken because review committee had not yet been formed. Pousson was accused of molesting a boy about 10 years before. Pousson denied allegation. He said that he had been treated several times for “alcohol but never sex abuse.” Article said Diocese learned of molestation in mid-1990s but Bishop denies prior knowledge. Placed on administrative leave 1994 and spent several months in in-patient treatment in St. Louis. Died 7/07/13.
PrimeauxDavidLafayette, LAAccused of abuse of at least 15 children 1978-83. Admitted in 1984 psych evaluation to abuse beginning in 1980 when he was teaching at St. Benedict in Covington, LA. A 4/02 article said Diocese settled one suit in 2000 in which it admitted that Primeaux molested a boy in early 1980s while at St. Joseph’s in Milton. Had also served at St. Thomas More in Lafayette. Left active priesthood in 1985 and later married. Died by suicide 12/27/12. On diocese’s list in 4/19.
PullmanValerieLafayette, LADiocese knew of “reported pedophiia” as early as 1966. Former Bishop Frey admitted in court insurance case documents that he knew of abuse allegations against Pullman. Assigned to parishes in Lake Arthur, Elton, Lafayette and Lake Charles. Served as Vicar for Black Catholics and on the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus. Pullman left active ministry in 1985 and settled in Jennings, LA. One claim was made in 2003 and settled in 07/2008. It claimed abuse of altar boy in 1972. Died 1/9/17.
QuickHarryLafayette, LASealed documents opened in 2014 revealed that church officials forced Quick into counseling in 1977 after allegations from a Eunice LA church. The 1977 memo noted that “it was assumed every time he moved it was because there was some complaint of molestation.” Named as child molester in former Bishop Frey’s January 1988 deposition. Quick denied abusing boys (at least two) but did admit to relationship with a seminarian. Died in 1994.
RichardMarkLafayette, LAArrested 1/97 after found with a 14-year-old boy in a van parked on dead-end road at 1:30 in the morning. Richard claimed the boy had problems and wanted to talk. Diocese placed him on leave and suspended him from priestly ministry. Richard and the boy both denied any wrong-doing and charges were dropped. Bishop wanted further evaluation. Soon after charges were dropped, Richard was “quietly forced to resign.”
RieboldtRichardLafayette, LANamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 4/19. Resigned 1985. Removed 1989.
RobichauxRobieLafayette, LAMonsignor. Prominent diocesan official. Suspended in 10/18 after accusations that he sexually abused a girl, ages 16-18, 1979-1981. His accuser came forward to the diocese in 1994 and 2004; Robichaux was kept in ministry. She again contacted the diocese in 2018. A second woman alleged in 2018 that Robichaux abused her in 1975 when she was a 17 -or 18-year-old High School senior and he was a deacon in New Iberia. Bishop Jarrell appealed to the Vatican; appeal denied. Investigation ongoing in 1/19.
SimoneauxJody J.Lafayette, LAPastor of St. John’s in Jeanerette when diocese announced 11/1/18 that Simoneaux was placed on leave due to an allegation of “improper behavior with minors” over 30 years prior. The incidents reportedly occurred while Simoneaux was assigned to St. Anthony’s Church and St. Edmund High School in Eunice, and St. Anne’s in Youngsville. Diocese and police investigating. On diocese’s list in 4/19.
SmitGerard/Gerald C.Lafayette, LAOrdained in the Netherlands. In Lafayette LA diocese by 1957. Report to police 1982 of abuse of a boy 1965-70 in Youngsville. Said Smit stalked him. Complaint to bishop 1986 of sex abuse of girls. Fathered two children in Cankton LA. To Jemez Springs NM for treatment. Still of Lake Charles diocese (est. from Lafayette diocese 1980) sent to Wilmington DE diocese 1987. Removed 1996. Name first released on list by Wilmington bishop 11/16/06. Was teaching at U of Delaware’s Academy of Lifelong Learning, for adults over 50. Lafayette bishop removed Smit from public ministry and contact with minors in 2011, informed DE. Personnel files released 2/12. Allegedly abused at least eight in LA. Report to diocese 2010 of abuse of altar boy in Cankton in 1970s. Complaint to police 2015 of abuse of altar boy in 1961 in Youngsville. Sentenced 2013 to Life of Prayer and Penance. Living in PA.
ToussaintJeanLafayette, LANamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 4/19. Died 1977.
Van HalAdrian WalterLafayette, LANamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 4/19. Died in 1970.
Van MerrianboerCorneliusLafayette, LANamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 4/19. Resigned in 1933. Died 1960.
VeilleuxRosaireLafayette, LANamed publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 4/19. Resigned in 1973. Died 1986.
ZaunbrecherCharles J.Lafayette, LAPer a 7/02 article, Zaunbrecher, who died in 1996, is listed as having molested children while serving as a priest. He spent time away from his ministry on “special assignment.” In 1985-95, he was assigned to the Church of the Little Flower in Mobile, AL He returned to Lafayette in 1995. On Lafayette diocese’s list in 4/19. It notes he retired in 1995.
ArcherRichard RaphaelNew Orleans, LANamed publicly as accused by the Dominicans St. Joseph Province on its list in late 2018. Became part of the Province of St. Martin de Porres when it was formed in 1979. Removed from public ministry in 2002. No indication as to when or where alleged abuse occurred. (We’re placing him in the New Orleans archdiocese, where the province is based.) Per the website of St. Dominic in New Orleans, Archer was in residence; the parish has a k-7 school. Archer’s 65 years as a priest was celebrated by the archdiocese in 2017. On 3/28/19, the day after SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) publicly complained of Archer’s presence at the parish, the archdiocese asked the Dominicans to move him.
AvallonePaulNew Orleans, LAFirst named publicly as accused by the New Orleans archdiocese on its list 11/2/18. Received allegation from Salesians in 2011 of abuse in the archdiocese late 1950s, early 1960s. Died 7/31/08 in NJ. Per his obituary, he was director-principal of Salesian high schools in Sherbrooke, Quebec and Marrero, LA. Reportedly also worked at Hope Haven in Marrero. Also, director of Salesian High in New Rochelle NY, and superintendent of New Rochelle Province schools. Master of novices at Don Bosco College Seminary in Newton NJ. Spiritual advisor for 18 years of Salesian Cooperators unit in Paterson and the Don Bosco Volunteers. Assistant for two years of St. Anthony’s in Paterson, and guidance director and P.R. director at Don Bosco Tech in Paterson.
BastyJohnNew Orleans, LAFirst named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 11/2/18. Allegation noted to have been received in 1946, of abuse in the 1940s. Basty died in 1956.
BenedictJamesNew Orleans, LAFirst named publicly as accused on the archdiocese’s list 11/2/18. It noted allegation was received in 2003 of abuse in the late 1950s. Benedict died in 1984.
BezouHenry C.New Orleans, LAMonsignor. Former superintendent of archdiocesan schools. In 8/19 the archdiocese settled with a man who claimed Bezou raped him in 1977, when he was a 9-year-old altar boy at St. Francis Xavier in Metairie. The man said he had been “threatened and silenced for decades.” The archdiocese stated that it settled with the man to provide counseling, but was not going to add Bezou to its list of accused priests. Bezou died in 1989.
BoudreauxClaude P.New Orleans, LABoudreaux, an 80-year-old teacher at Jesuit High, was placed on leave in 1/05 after a complaint of abuse occurring 30 years prior. His Order found the allegations credible. He was sent out of state for treatment, then lived in Jesuit communities in New Orleans and Wauwatosa WI. In nearly 50 years as a priest, Boudreaux’s assignments included work as a missionary in Sri Lanka and India, at the order’s headquarters in Rome, and ministry to other Jesuits in Mobile and New Orleans. He also taught at Jesuit high schools in Dallas TX and Shreveport LA. Died 8/5/16. On the Jesuits’ Central and Southern list 12/7/18. On Houma-Thibodaux diocese’s list 1/11/19, his home diocese, where he had “offered weekend assistance.”
BradyDaniel PatrickNew Orleans, LAFirst named publicly as accused by the New Orleans archdiocese on its list 11/2/18. Allegation received in 2002 of abuse in the 1960s and 1970s. On Baton Rouge diocese’s list in 2019. One known allegation, received in 2/94, of abuse 1961-63 while at Holy Ghost in Hammond. Left Baton Rouge 1964. Brady died in 1999.
BrignacGeorgeNew Orleans, LATeacher and parish deacon. Before 1976 ordination worked at St. Francis Cabrini Elementary School, St. John Vianney Prep and St. Matthew the Apostle. Assigned to Our Lady of the Rosary 1976 until removed in 1988. Worked briefly at Cabrini High. Had been criminally charged for sexual misconduct with juveniles in 1977 and 1988. Accused in a lawsuit of sex abuse, including rape, of an altar boy over a three-year period, beginning in 1979 when the boy was age 8 and a student at Holy Rosary School. Suit settled 5/11/18 for over 500k. Outcry in 2018 after publicity re abuse allegations when discovered Brignac was allowed to lecture at a Metarie parish. Also had access to children via the Knights of Columbus. By 11/18 at least 13 men had alleged abused by Brignac as boys. New suit 10/18 claiming abuse 1977-82 of another Holy Rosary altar boy, ages 8-13. On archdiocese’s list 11/02/18. Suit filed 12/18. Settlement 3/19.
BrueschereDaveNew Orleans, LANamed in 2005 civil suit. He is one of several religious accused of abuse at Madonna Manor, a Catholic home for troubled children. At least one claim included in almost $5.2M settlement with Archdiocese in Fall, 2009.
CalamariPaulNew Orleans, LARemoved from ministry in 2003 after credible allegation of abuse likely in the 1970s, before ordination. Name first appeared on list released by Bishop Saltarelli of Wilmington, DE 11/16/06. Began working in Wilmington Diocese in 1997. Was working as field supervisor for Penn State Univ’s Center for Survey Research until name released. Also worked for PA Department of Corrections. Wilmington Diocese released personnel files 2/12. Name included on on New Orleans archdiocese list 11/02/18,
CambiairePierre CelestinNew Orleans, LAFirst named publicly as accused on the archdiocese’s list 11/2/18. Allegation noted to have been received in 1917, of abuse in the late 1910s. Removed from ministry in 1917. Assignments included Sacred Heart of Jesus in Cameron, St. George in Baton Rouge, St. Joseph’s in Grosse-Tete and St. Leon in Leonville. Died in 1955. On Baton Rouge diocese’s list in early 2019 as he worked in the territory in the New Orleans archdiocese which later became the Diocese of Baton Rouge.
CeglarStanislausNew Orleans, LAFirst named publicly as accused on the New Orleans archdiocese’s list 11/2/18. Allegation received in 2010 of abuse in the 1960s. Reportedly worked at Hope Haven in Marrero.
CinelDinoNew Orleans, LAHistorian and teacher at Tulane, living at St. Rita’s in 1988 when fellow priest found him with child porn and tapes he made of himself having sex with teen boys in the rectory. Not known publicly for over two years. Cinel admitted to several years of sexual activity with minor boys, particularly in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Criminal charges filed in 1991 for possession of child porn; acquitted in criminal trial 8/95 on technicality. Had married a woman and had two children, taught at City U. of NY on Staten Island until suspended. Separated from wife, he ended up in Colombia. Not laicized until 2010, divorced in 2015. One civil suit settled. In 2011 he surfaced in Italy, claiming sexual abuse as a child and petitioning Vatican for justice. Murdered 2/1/18 in Medellin, Colombia by an 18-year-old male who said he was Cinel’s lover. On archdiocese’s list 11/2/18.
ClaudineMarieNew Orleans, LASettled. Accused of abuse.
ClickPatrick R.New Orleans, LAOne of several religious accused in 2002 of abuse in late 1960s at Madonna Manor, a home in N.O. for troubled children when he was seminary student. Sued in 2005. At least one claim against him included in almost $5.2M settlement with N.O. in Fall 2009. Ordained in Lafayette-IN. Diocese in 1971. Investigation said claims were “mistaken identity.” Still active in same diocese in 2013 when anonymous letter sent to parish to warn it about past allegations and demand his removal. Bishop refused.
ColleryJamesNew Orleans, LAFirst named publicly as accused by the New Orleans archdiocese on its list 11/2/18. Allegation received 2013 of abuse in the early 1980s. Collery died in 1987.
CosgroveJohn L. MalachyNew Orleans, LAReligious Brother. Professed solemn vows 1959. Named publicly by the Dominicans St Joseph Province on its list in late 2018. It notes an allegation was established in 2018, but not where or when abuse was said to have occurred. Cosgrove became a part of the Province of St. Martin de Porres when it was formed in 1979. (We’re placing him in the New Orleans archdiocese, where Province is based.) Per his obit, worked in Somerset, OH, Philadelphia, PA, Chimbote, Peru, New Haven, CT, New York, NY, St. Dominic Priory New Orleans (1980), Dallas, TX, Houston, TX, Humble, TX and Providence, RI. Died 2/25/11 in New Orleans, where he had lived since 2000.
CsikPaulNew Orleans, LAFirst named publicly as accused by the New Orleans archdiocese on its list 11/2/18. Allegation received in 2010 of abuse in the 1960s. Reportedly worked at Hope Haven in Marrero. Csik died in 1970.
DarkLawrenceNew Orleans, LANamed publicly as accused by his order on its list 6/12/19. Multiple allegations of abuse, occurring in the 1960s-1970s in Louisiana. Dark died in 1984. Allegations received after his death, in 1994 and 2008. Added to the New Orleans archdiocese’s list in 6/19.
DavidsonCarlNew Orleans, LAIn 3/04 a man reportedly said Davidson tried to molest him as a boy in 1980 during an overnight stay at a rectory at St. John Vianney Prep school in New Orleans. Davidson was a music teacher at the school. Man says he told his parents and school officials. Apparently no action until 2002 after the man and a second accuser each went to Archdiocese and complained about past abuse. Davidson was removed and “retired.” On archdiocese’s list 11/2/18, which noted allegation received 1989 of abuse in the early 1980s. Davidson died in 2007. Settlement in 8/19 for $150k plus $10k for counseling with a man claiming abuse by Davidson when he was a teen in the mid-1980s, during sleepovers at Notre Dame Seminary. Davidson allegedly plied the boy with alcohol.
DeRussyEdward D.New Orleans, LANamed publicly as accused by the Jesuits Central and Southern Province on its list 12/7/18. Multiple allegations of abuse, occurring in the 1970s. Assigned in New Orleans most of the 1970s, per the Catholic Directory. Restricted from ministry with minors in 1991. Died in 2001.
DickersonDonald J.New Orleans, LARemoved from ministry, left the Jesuits in 1986. Accused in lawsuit settled in 2009 of sex abuse of boys at Jesuit High in New Orleans in the 1970s, while a seminarian. Federal suit 11/10 accused Dickerson of sex abuse of a boy, including rape, in 1982 while assigned to St. John Berchman’s in Shreveport LA. Also worked at Jesuit Prep in Dallas. Died in 2018. On Central and Southern Province Jesuits List 12/7/18. Accused in suit filed 3/19 by a former Jesuit Prep in Dallas student of sex assault in the late 1970s.
DucoteJeromeNew Orleans, LAFirst named publicly as accused on the New Orleans archdiocese’s list 11/2/18. Allegation received 2002 of abuse int eh early 1960s. Ducote died in 2006.
DyerBernardine GeorgeNew Orleans, LANamed publicly as accused by the Dominicans St. Joseph Province on its list in late 2018. Became part of the Province of St. Martin de Porres when it was formed in 1979. Returned to the Dominicans in 1984. Dismissed from the Order in 2010. Died in 2013. No indication as to when or where the alleged abuse occurred. (We’re placing him in the New Orleans archdiocese, where the province is based.) On the Brownsville diocese’s list 1/31/19 as George B. Dyer, O.P. On Richmond diocese’s list 2/13/19. Noted to have been “dismissed.”
EspositoAnthonyNew Orleans, LAFirst named publicly as abused on the New Orleans archdiocese’s list 11/2/18. Allegation received in 2006 of abuse in the 1950s and 1960s. Reportedly worked at Hope Haven in Marrero.
Fagione (Faggioni)ErnestNew Orleans, LAFagione or Faggione. Died 6/14/06. At least one claim included in almost $5.2M settlement with New Orleans archdiocese in Fall 2009. Included on archdiocese’s list 11/2/18. Noted that allegation received in 2006 of abuse in the 1950s and 1960s. Worked at Archbishop Shaw High School, Hope Haven in Marrero and St. John Bosco in Harvey.
FalerJustinNew Orleans, LAFirst named publicly as accused on the New Orleans archdiocese’s list 11/2/18. Allegation received 2002 of abuse in the late 1950s. Died in 1979.
FarinoMichaelNew Orleans, LAFirst named publicly as abused on New Orleans archdiocese’s list 11/2/18. Removed from ministry in 1990 after allegation. Abuse said to have occurred int eh 1970s and 1980s.
FeehanVincentNew Orleans, LAFeehan was one of four priests charged with abuse of a boy. James Kilgour was charged with abuse in 1987 litigation; Feehan, Joseph Chotin and Charles Fendin were charged with sexual advances. Civil suit settled and dismissed 1991. Included on archdiocese’s list 11/2/18. It noted allegation of abuse received in 1987 of abuse in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and that Feehan then went on leave. He died in 2010.
FendinCharlesNew Orleans, LAFendin and two other priests (Vince Feehan and Joseph Chotin) charged with making sexual advances towards student and showing him porno films. James Kilgour actually charged with sexual assault of student. Civil suit filed against all four in 1987 but settled and dismissed in 1991.
FontenotBryan JamesNew Orleans, LANamed publicly as accused on the New Orleans archdiocese’s list 11/2/18. It notes he was removed from ministry by the archdiocese in 2002 for alleged abuse occurring elsewhere. On Baton Rouge diocese’s list in early 2019. Multiple allegations received in 4/84 of abuse in 1983, while assigned to St. Joseph’s in Ponchatoula, LA. Removed by diocese in 1984, sent to Order for supervision in 1984.
FranklinJonathan W.New Orleans, LAOrdained for Savannah diocese. Multiple allegations of abuse over three decades. Worked in New Orleans and Alexandria, LA, Savannah and Atlanta, GA, Pensacola, FL, Cullman, AL. On New Orleans archdiocese’s list 11/2/18. It noted allegation received in 1959 of recent abuse; removed from ministry in the archdiocese. Accused of abuse in LA in 1966; settlement in 2005. Moved to St. Bernard Abbey in Cullman, AL in 1975. Accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy in 1985 when temporarily assigned to St. Anne’s in Pensacola, FL. Franklin died by suicide 8/1/86, just before trial was to begin. On Birmingham AL diocese’s list 12/14/18. On Alexandria, LA list 2/6/19. On Baton Rouge diocese’s list in early 2019.
FraserMichael B.New Orleans, LAAccused in 1998 lawsuit of molesting a 17-year-old boy in Pearl River in 1991. Fraser denied the allegations and was allowed to remain on duty during the lawsuit. Suit settled 2004. Placed on leave in 2004 after archdiocese learned of allegation that he sexually abused a child in mid-1980s at Sts. Peter and Paul in Pearl River. Also accused of molesting a boy while assigned to St. Raphael the Archangel in about 1983. Review Board deemed this allegation credible. Settlement of suit(s) in 2009. Note that in at least one article, name is spelled Frazier. Church trial ordered. Fraser sued Archdiocese 1/05. On archdiocese’s list 11/2/18.
GandaraRobertNew Orleans, LAPer personnel file and news article, Gandara a counselor at a private high school was accused in 1989 of performing homosexual acts on a boy who lived at the school. Suit filed in 1989. Police filed charges and Gandara spent 9 months in Jail and was placed on probation until 1995. He left the order in March 1994. At one time, Gandara worked in Galveston Tx as teacher at Kirwin High School
Gertrude MarieSisterNew Orleans, LASued in 2005. One of several religious accused of abuse at Madonna Manor, a Catholic home for troubled children. At least one claim included in almost $5.2M settlement with Archdiocese in Fall, 2009.
GlapionLloydNew Orleans, LAArchdiocese announced settlement in 12/18 of a lawsuit file in 2015 which claimed Glapion and Fr Kenneth Hamilton SVD sexually abused a boy at St Augustine’s in Treme in the 1980s. Both men denied wrongdoing. Glapion retired in 1999.
GlasgowThomas GaspardNew Orleans, LAFirst named publicly as accused on archdiocese’s list 11/2/18. Allegation to diocese in 2007 of abuse in late 1970s. Removed from ministry 2008.
HaganAlvin Marie (Sister)New Orleans, LAAccused of abuse of boys living at Madonna Manor in 1950s and 1960s in suits filed August, 2005 and March, 2006. Worked in Dallas Province for many years. Died.Oct. 2006 (?) At least one claim included in almost $5.2M settlement with Archdiocese in Fall, 2009
HamiltonKennethNew Orleans, LAArchdiocese announced settlement in 12/18 of a lawsuit file in 2015 which claimed Hamilton and Deacon Lloyd Glapion sexually abused a boy at St. Augustine’s in Treme in the 1980s. Both men denied wrongdoing. Listed in 1/19 as on staff at St. Columba’s in Oakland CA.
HaroldBrotherNew Orleans, LAAccused in a lawsuit 11/18 by two men of sexually abusing them as teens at Hope Haven in the 1970s. Both said Brother Harold fondled them. One plaintiff said the brother forced oral sex on him during tutoring, and that a counselor at the facility paid him for oral sex. The suit was filed by four men alleging physical and sexual abuse when they were teenage residents of Hope Haven and Madonna Manor in the 1970s and 1980s.
HebertRaymond P.New Orleans, LASued 2005. Accused of abuse. Diocese believes this is a case of mistaken idenity. More suits 3/06. Involves Madonna Manor.Total of four accusers. Hebert continued to maintain his innocence and sued the four for defamation. He was retired and never removed from ministry. By 3/10 all claims by plaintiffs had been dismissed: one plaintiff had died one was deemed too emotionally disabled to continue the suit and last two claims had been withdrawn by the plaintiffs, Attorneys for the accusers filed an acknowledgment in court that Monsignor Ray Hebert did not molest their clients when they were children at Madonna Manor Msgr. Hebert then withdrew his counter-suit. He died 01/16/14.
HeckerLawrenceNew Orleans, LAFirst named publicly as accused on the archdiocese’s list 11/2/18. Allegation received in 1996 of abuse in the late 1960s and the 1970s. Removed from ministry 2002. Accused in a 4/19 lawsuit of fondling a group of boys at St. Joseph’s in Gretna in 1968. On the Baton Rouge diocese’s list in early 2019.
HenaoLuis E.New Orleans, LAHenao, a native of Colombia, was placed on leave in 5/02 after allegations that he engaged in sex with a minor in 1981 were found to be “credible” by the Archdiocese. Returned to duty 11/02 because the Review Board could not find sufficient evidence tokeep Henao on administrative leave,
HotardHowardNew Orleans, LAFirst named publicly as accused on the archdiocese’s list 11/2/18. It notes allegation received in 1995 of abuse in the early 1980s. Pastor for 32 years of Our Lady of Lourdes in Slidell. Monsignor. Removed from ministry 2002. Died 7/12/13.
HowellGerard JosephNew Orleans, LAAccused along with his deceased brother, Fr. Rodney Howell, of molesting dozens of students at school for deaf in New Orleans in the 1970s. On archdiocese’s list 11/2/18. It notes allegation received 1978 of abuse in the 1960s and 1970s. Also per 11/16 list, Howell was removed in 1980; however the Catholic Directories show he was on sick leave in 1978, then assigned to St. Francis de Sales Catholic Deaf Center in Baton Rouge, where he remained until sent to treatment in 1981. Reassigned 1982 to parish in Westwego LA. Absent on leave 1986-92. On Baton Rouge diocese’s list in early 2019. It notes an allegation received in 3/01 of abuse in the late-1970s at St. Francis de Sales Deaf Center in Baton Rouge. Returned to New Orleans in 1981, removed from minstry 1992. Living in South Dakota monastery in 2003. Removed from priestly ministry. Reportedly in TX in 2019.
HurleyMichael F.New Orleans, LAFirst named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 11/2/18. It notes allegation received in 1945 of abuse in the 1940s, and that he left the archdiocese in 1955. Died 8/3/05 in Clarkdale AZ, where he had been pastor of St. Cecilia Mission Church. Per his obit, Hurley went from New Orleans to St. Leo’s in Chicago until 1961, then to parishes Tucson AZ 1961-63, Phoenix 1963-69, Tempe 1969-71, Bullhead City 1971-74, Sun City 1974-76, then Clarkdale 1976-2002, when he retired. On Baton Rouge diocese’s list in early 2019.
IsgroSalvatore “Sam”New Orleans, LAAccused in a 12/18 lawsuit of raping a 17-year-old boy after rendering him dizzy and disoriented, possibly with chloroform, in 1979. The plaintiff said he met the priest at a hospital where he was working to earn money for a class ring. He said he informed Bishop Aymond in 9/18, who said he believed him and put him in touch with a Salesian official, Fr. Stephen Ryan. Ryan and his attorney allegedly told the man “to keep the entire issue quiet” and had him sign an agreement for psychiatric treatment, which they would fund. Isgro died in 1990.
KeanePatrickNew Orleans, LAMan told church authorities in 1994 of repeated abuse when he was a teenager in the early 1980s by Keane in a Metairie rectory. Keane sent for treatment, left priesthood. Archdiocese did not apologize or notify other parishes to see if other victims existed. Keane admitted the abuse in sworn deposition in 1999. Settlement in 2003. On archdiocese’s list 11/2/18. Noted to have been removed from ministry in 1995, after report in 1994 of abuse in the 1980s.
KilgourJamesNew Orleans, LAAccused in a 1987 lawsuit of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy 1980-1981. Suit claimed Kilgour continued to make sexual advances on youth through 1987. Kilgour was reportedly the boy’s teacher and counselor at Our Lady of the Lake in Mandeville. Also accused were Revs. Vince Feehan. Kilgour was placed on leave in 1987. Suit settled and dismissed 4/91. On archdiocese’s list 11/2/18.
KitaAugustNew Orleans, LAAt least one claim included in almost $5.2M settlement with Archdiocese in Fall, 2009. Kita died in 2008. On New Orleans archdiocese’s list 11/2/18. Allegation received 2006 of abuse in the 1960s and 1970s. Worked at Hope Haven in Marrero.
LadetSisterNew Orleans, LASued in 2005. One of several religious accused of abuse at Madonna Manor, a Catholic home for troubled children.
LandryWesley MichaelNew Orleans, LALandry admitted to Archdiocese in 1993 that he had had a sexual relationship for decades with a man. The man claims that Landry seduced him when he was an altar boy at Incarnate Word Church in New Orleans in the 1950s and continued the relationship for over 45 years. Landry gave him money for sex, amounting to $80,000-$100,000 over the years. Archdiocese gave the man $7,000 for a release and Landry “retired.” Landry died in 2002. On archdiocese’s list 11/2/18.
LangensteinRichard J.New Orleans, LALangenstein, a retired Christian Brother and former high school teacher, counselor, principal and college vice president, was accused in 1997 of abuse of 15 yr old boy. Civil suit filed 1998. In 2000 he pleaded no contest to indecent behavior charge and was sentenced to 3 yrs suspended sentence and 5 yrs probation.
LaurdetteSisterNew Orleans, LASued in 2005. One of several religious accused of abuse at Madonna Manor, a Catholic home for troubled children. At least one claim included in almost $5.2M settlement with Archdiocese in Fall, 2009.
LawrenceRalphNew Orleans, LAFirst named publicly as accused on the archdiocese’s list 11/2/18. It noted allegation received in 1935 of abuse in the early 1930s. Went on leave of absence in 1935. Died in 1992. On Baton Rouge diocese’s list in early 2019.
LeBlancFrancis WilliamNew Orleans, LALeBlanc left the priesthood in 1967 after about 8 years and served for 20 yrs w/ New Orleans Police until he retired. In 1996 he was sentenced to 90-days jail and 5 yrs probation for molestation of 3 pre-teen girls. He touched the girls on the outsides of their clothing between 1994 and 1995.
LeBourgeoisLouisNew Orleans, LAPer news in 11/18, a woman reported to law enforcement that LeBourgeois sexually abused her when she was four years old in 1968. She said he picked her up at her River Ridge preschool and abused her in his car. Law enforcement reportedly told her to the statute of limitations had expired. In 2014 she told the Los Angeles archdiocese, where she was then living, who referred the case to New Orleans. The archdiocese confronted LeBourgeois, who denied the abuse. He went into a coma and died three months later. The Review Board had not yet seen the case. The archdiocese paid for the woman’s therapy, but did not include LeBourgeois on its 11/2/18 list of credibly accused clergy.
LockwoodJamesNew Orleans, LADeacon. First named publicly as accused by the New Orleans archdiocese on its list 11/2/18. Allegation noted to have been received in 1978 of abuse in the late 1970s. Removed from ministry in 1978. On Baton Rouge diocese’s list in early 2019. Had worked as a lay teacher for five months at St. Aloysius School in Baton Rouge.
Martin MarieSisterNew Orleans, LASued in 2005. One of several religious accused of abuse at Madonna Manor, a Catholic home for troubled children. Man claimed that she beat him when he tried to tell her about rape by Gilbert Gauthe when Gauthe was still a seminarian.
MartinezSamuel F.New Orleans, LASuit 3/03 claimed abuse of a boy at Cathedral High in El Paso in mid-1980s. At least 10 alleged abuse there as boys when he was principal 1976-85. Others alleged abuse in New Orleans the 1970s, prior to El Paso. Suit settled 7/04. One of the additional plaintiffs filed suit in 5/04. Working in Santa Fe NM when suit filed. Retired. Two men settled a suit 1/12 for $1.6M. New suit 3/12, another 4/12. Living in Lafayette, LA 9/14 and allowed (under safety plan) to travel to Holy Family Community on the campus of John Paul The Great Academy on weekends for religious exercises. Visits stopped after publicity. Died in 2016. On El Paso diocese’s list 1/31/19.
Mary OmerSisterNew Orleans, LASued in 2005. One of several religious accused of abuse at Madonna Manor, a Catholic home for troubled children. At least one claim included in almost $5.2M settlement with Archdiocese in Fall, 2009. In references to settlement, she is referred to as Mother Superior Mary Omer.
MastersAndrewNew Orleans, LAFirst named publicly as accused on the New Orleans archdiocese’s list 11/2/18. Allegation received 1993.
MillerWilliamNew Orleans, LAFirst named publicly as accused on the New Orleans archdiocese’s list 11/2/18. Allegation received in 1946 of abuse in the late 1940s. Died in 1972.
OryClaudeNew Orleans, LAWorked at Jesuit High in New Orleans in the 1970s. Accused in 2007 lawsuit of repeated molestation of a Jesuit High student 1974-77, beginning when the boy was age 14. Settled. Accused repeatedly of abuse while assigned to Jesuit High School in Dallas; removed 1994. Moved in 1995 to Mobile, AL. In 2000 moved to Baltimore’s Loyola College campus, where he was in charge of managing the Jesuits’ residence hall until 2007. In 9/18 may be living in at a Jesuit residence in Baltimore. On the Jesuits’ Central and Southern list 12/7/18. On Maryland Province Jesuits list 12/17/18. Added to Baltimore archdiocese’s list in 2/19.
PankowskiJosephNew Orleans, LAFirst named publicly as accused on the New Orleans archdiocese’s list 11/2/18. Allegation received in 2006 of abuse in the 1940s and 1950s. Worked at Hope Haven in Marrero. Died in 1981.
PearceJ. DonaldNew Orleans, LAFirst named publicly as accused on the New Orleans archdiocese’s list 11/2/18. Allegation received in 2003 of abuse in the 1960s. Jesuit High School Spanish teacher 1960-61, prefect of discipline 1961-65, and president 1965-68. Died 5/7/16. On the Jesuits’ Central and Southern Province list 12/7/18. Multiple allegations.
PimpleAlfredNew Orleans, LAFirst named publicly as accused on the New Orleans archdiocese’s list 11/2/18. Allegation received in 1959 of abuse in the late 1950s. Pimple died 10/27/83.
PowersJohn AquinasNew Orleans, LANamed publicly as accused by the Dominicans St. Joseph Province on its list in late 2018. It notes Powers became a part of the Province of St. Martin de Porres when it was formed in 1979. Allegation established in 2009. Died 10/19/10. (No indication as to when or where the alleged abuse occurred, so we’re placing Powers in the New Orleans archdiocese, where the St. Martin de Porres Province is based.) Per his obituary, Powers was a Marine chaplain in China, Japan and Pacific Islands 1955-59. Worked in variety of parish and special assignments 1960-96, including Ohio, Michigan, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, North and South Carolina and New Orleans. On the Raleigh diocese’s list in 10/18. In notes allegations around 2002 of abuse in 1966. On the Providence diocese’s list 7/1/19.
PutnamGorham JosephNew Orleans, LAFirst named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 11/2/18. Allegation noted to have been received in 2002 of abuse in the early 1950s. Putnam died in 1993.
RogeroElmo J.New Orleans, LANamed publicly as accused by the Jesuits Central and Southern Province on its list 12/7/18. Died 1959. Allegation received after his death of abuse in the 1950s. Unclear as to where. Worked in New Orleans, LA and Mobile, AL.
SandersPatrickNew Orleans, LAPastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Belle Chasse when placed on leave in 2004. Two men had come forward to allege that Sanders abused them on a trip to Biloxi Mississippi in 1993, when they were age 16. Placed on permanent leave in 4/05. Vatican ordered an administrative hearing for Sanders. Sanders not technically charged with abuse of a minor because church law at the time defined minors as those under 16. On archdiocese’s list 11/2/18.
SaxJohn C.New Orleans, LASax was archdiocesan director of priest personnel 1991-1999. Monsignor. Placed on leave in 2000 after allegation. Admitted that he molested an altar boy on numerous occasions 1980-1985 at St. Peter’s in Reserve. Suit filed in 5/01 but it was not served until 2002. On archdiocese’s list 11/2/18.
SeeryJohnNew Orleans, LAFirst named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 11/2/18. It noted allegation received in 1978 of abuse in the late 1970s, and that Seery left the United States in 1978 and died in 2011.
SokolAlfredNew Orleans, LAFirst named as publicly accused on the archdiocese’s list 11/16/18. Allegation received in 2006 of abuse in the 1960s and 1970s. Sokol worked at Hope Haven in Marrero. He died in 2004.
Stephen RoseSisterNew Orleans, LASued in 2005. One of several religious accused of abuse at Madonna Manor, a Catholic home for troubled children.
StrasselMalcolmNew Orleans, LAMonsignor. First publicly named as accused in 9/18. Died 5/3/87. Accused in a lawsuit settled in 2009 of fondling a boy while assigned to Our Lady of Lourdes In Uptown New Orleans 1969-71. Plaintiff’s attorney said SOL had not lapsed, but church worked to conceal the abuse for years. On archdiocese’s list 11/2/18, which noted allegation received in 2006. On Baton Rouge diocese’s list in early 2019.
TemmeRogerNew Orleans, LAFirst named publicly as accused on the New Orleans archdiocese’s list 11/16/18. Allegation noted to have been received in 1995, of abuse int eh late 1970s. Worked at Ave Maria Retreat House in Lafitte, and at Our Lady of Guadalupe in New Orleans.
ThomannJohnNew Orleans, LAFirst named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 11/2/18. Allegation received 1966 of abuse in the 1960s. Removed from ministry 1967. Died 1989.
WeberJohn AnthonyNew Orleans, LAFirst named publicly as accused on the New Orleans archdiocese’s list 11/2/18. Allegation of abuse received 2005 of abuse in the 1940s. Incardinated into the Baton Rouge diocese when it was formed in 1961. Retired in 1995. Died 2000. On Baton Rouge diocese’s list in early 2019. It notes an allegation received in 3/96 of abuse in 1956, while assigned to Assumption of the BVM in Plattenville.
WrenBenjamin L.New Orleans, LATaught at Jesuit high schools in TX and New Orleans LA before 35-year career as Asian History and Zen teacher at Loyola University in New Orleans. Left priesthood to marry in 1996. Died in 2006. Accused in 9/16 lawsuit of sexually assaulting and raping a girl on campus hundreds of times 1978-85, beginning when the girl was age 5. Her grandmother worked at the University. Wren’s accuser said he told her that if she told their “special secret” she and her family would die and go to hell. Settlement announced in 7/18. On archdiocese’s list 11/2/18. On Jesuits’ Central and Southern Province list 12/7/18.

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