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Nevada Catholic Church Priest & Clergy Sex Abuse List

Nevada Priest Sex Abuse List: A list of Roman Catholic Priests & Clergy members of the Nevada 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 Nevada 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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Nevada Priest Sex Abuse List

Merson Law’s Nevada Priest Sex Abuse List was compiled from accounts of sexual abuse by a member of the Nevada 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
BoscoRaulLas Vegas, NVNamed publicly as accused by the Las Vegas diocese on its list 4/12/19. It notes he was ordained for “another diocese.” Died in 2006.
BourrieLawrence O.Las Vegas, NVNamed publicly as accused by the Las Vegas diocese on its list 4/12/19. Noted to have been ordained for “another diocese.” Died in 1996.
DoddJohnLas Vegas, NVNamed publicly as accused by the Las Vegas diocese on its list 4/11/19. Retired 2014. Removed from ministry in 2019. It notes complaints were to the Viatorians in IL. (diocese not specified.) No record of accusations against Dodd in NV.
NapolitanoPhilipLas Vegas, NVMember of the Brothers of the Holy Rosary (H.R.O.). Named publicly as accused by the Las Vegas diocese on its list 4/12/19. It noted a canonical trial was to be held by the diocese to determine Napolitano’s guilt. Napolitano’s LinkedIn page shows he joined his Order in 2/61, and that he taught at Bishop Manogue Catholic High School in Reno 8/73-6/10.
ParadisoJosephLas Vegas, NVNamed publicly as accused by the Las Vegas diocese on its list 4/12/19. Died 2017.
PetekiewiczRobert P.Las Vegas, NVTransitional deacon in Brooklyn, transferred to Las Vegas diocese. Accused in 2009 NY civil suit of abusing a boy for four years, beginning in 1985 when the boy was age 9. Suit dismissed on SOL 6/23/09. On administrative leave from the diocese per its website accessed 2/9/13. On Brooklyn diocese’s list in 2/19. It notes permanent removal from ministry 9/10/15. On Las Vegas diocese’s list 4/12/19. It notes complaints were from the Diocese of Brooklyn and the Diocese of Las Vegas. Removed from ministry in 2008.
RobertsMark ThomasLas Vegas, NVFirst known incident occurred in 1996. Removed from ministry 2002. Accused of abuse of at least 9 youths in a 2002 civil suit. Criminal charges also filed re 5 youths. Convicted 2003. Sentenced to 3 years probation. Removed from formal probation by court in 8/04. Ordered to treatment at RECON, a church-run center in MO, despite the fact that one of his victims lived within a 20 minute drive of the site. On Las Vegas diocese’s list 4/12/19.
TeaClark A.Las Vegas, NVNamed publicly as accused by the Las Vegas diocese on its list 4/12/19. Navy chaplain, parish priest. Died 9/19/14 in Cathedral City, CA.
AgustinHonestoReno, NVOrdained in Philippines. Placed on leave 6/06 from St. Therese of the Little Flower after accusation of improper conduct with a minor. No other details known. No criminal charges to be filed. Investigation dropped prior to 8/07 after “police investigation cleared him of any criminal wrongdoing.” Active priest at St. Albert’s Parish in Reno as of 2012.
AndersonRobertReno, NVNamed publicly as accused by the Reno diocese on its list 4/5/19. Died 1978. On Las Vegas diocese’s list 4/12/19.
BoyleEdmundReno, NVNamed publicly as accused by the Reno diocese on its list 4/5/19. Worked in diocese until 1966 (list mistakenly says 1986.) Died 1978. On Las Vegas diocese’s list 4/12/19.
BraunEugeneReno, NVAccused in 2005 of abuse of at least 2-3 girls in mid-1960s at Little Flower Church. He denied all allegations. One of the girls told her mother who alerted another priest. This priest promised that Braun would be “put in a mental hospital.” Instead, he left the priesthood “on his own” about 1975. One of the women settled her claim prior to 8/07. On Reno diocese’s list 4/5/19. It notes he was removed from ministry in 1974. On Las Vegas diocese’s list 4/12/19.
BruskyDavidReno, NVMissionary in Tanzania, East Africa for many years. Also worked in WI, NV and CA schools and parishes. Was in the Santa Rosa diocese 1981-85. Accused of abuse in the 1970s of several girls in Reno diocese at Our Lady of the Snows parish. Sent to St. Luke’s in MD in 1988 for treatment. Diocese paid $50k to a woman in 2004 who alleged abuse as a child by Brusky. In 2007 Brusky was living in an assisted living center in Milwaukee. Died 2/1/14. On Santa Rosa diocese’s list 1/12/19. It notes allegation in 2002 of abuse in the 1980s, reported to DA. On Reno diocese’s list 4/5/19; there 1973-75. On Las Vegas diocese’s list 4/12/19. On Sacramento diocese’s list 4/30/19. Reports in 1986 to diocese, where he worked 1985-87, of “sexual misconduct” with young females.
DesparsRobertReno, NVNamed publicly as accused by the Reno diocese on its list 4/5/19. Died in 1983. On Las Vegas diocese’s list 4/12/19.
DuffWilliamReno, NVNamed publicly as accused by the Reno diocese on its list 4/5/19. Worked in the diocese 1963-93. Died in 2005. On the Las Vegas diocese’s list 4/12/19.
FlahiveFlorenceReno, NVNamed publicly as accused by the Reno diocese on its list 4/5/19. Died in 1958. On the Las Vegas diocese’s list 4/12/19.
RyanTimothy O.Reno, NVNamed publicly as accused by the Reno diocese on its list 4/5/19. From the Diocese of Juneau. Worked in the Reno diocese 1953-59. Died 8/13/60. On Las Vegas diocese’s list 4/12/19.
VieagesHarold F.Reno, NVAccused in 2005 of fondling and raping a youth at St. Theresa’s Elementary School in Carson City in about 1969. Placed on leave in 1991. Died 1/04. Plaintiff’s claims Reno diocese’s list 4/5/19. On Las Vegas diocese’s list 4/12/19.

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

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