SEXUAL ABUSE & MISCONDUCT IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
SELECTED CASES FROM MEDIA REPORTS THROUGH 2002 1
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Catholics for a Free Choice has compiled the following international list of alleged sexual abuse and misconduct cases from stories that have been reported in the media through the end of 2002. This list does not represent original research by CFFC, but is merely an effort to keep Catholics and the public informed of these cases as reported in the media. We cite the original sources as accurately as we can in the document and encourage further research of these sources to determine any recent developments in these cases. We make no representation as to the accuracy, validity or completeness of the original sources. We hope you find this information useful.
|Argentina ||Virginio Isottón 2 ||Isottón molested girls who were preparing to receive their First Holy Communion at Nuestra Senora de Fatima church. After this case was reported, he was transferred to the Diocese of Gregory de Laferrere. He became the parish priest at Nuestra Senora de la Esperanza church. |
|Argentina ||Father Hector Pared ||Several males accused Pared of raping them while he served as the head of a home for adolescents. Following the allegations, Pared stepped down. He later was suspended by the Bishop of Quilmes and was arrested on January 11, 2001. |
|Argentina ||Archbishop Edgardo Storni 3 ||Archbishop Storni resigned in September 2002 because of accusations of sex abuse. Storni had been investigated in the 1990s after several allegations of sexual abuse. The controversy erupted again in August 2002 after a book accused him of sexually assaulting seminarians in his diocese. Archbishop Storni maintains he is innocent. |
|Australia ||Gerald Ridsdale 4 ||Ridsale was sentenced to 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to 46 charges of sexual abuse involving 21 children. One of Ridsdale's victims claims he informed Archbishop Pell of the abuse in 1993, and Pell offered him money to remain silent. |
|Australia ||Rex Elmer 5 ||Elmer, a Christian Brother, was charged in September 1997 with assaulting 14 boys whose ages ranged from seven to 11 years old at a Catholic boys' home between 1971 and 1977. |
|Australia ||Fr. Ronald McKeirnan 6 ||McKeirnan was sentenced in October 1998 to a three-year prison term for molesting nine boys between 1964-5 and again between 1975-7. A judge, however, suspended the sentence after 12 months. |
|Austria ||Cardinal Hans Hermann Groer of Vienna 7 ||The cardinal was accused of sexually abusing boys at a seminary in the 1970s. |
|Belgium ||Rev. Andre Vanderlyn 8 ||Vanderlyn was convicted of molesting three boys over a period of several decades. In April of 1998, a Belgian court ruled that Cardinal Godfried Danneels and a local bishop were responsible for the abuse because they were the supervisors of the priest. The cardinal and bishop were ordered to pay damages totaling $14,000 to one of the victims. |
|Bosnia ||Rev. Jozo Zovko ||There are vague allegations that Zovko sexually molested women making pilgrimages to Medjugorje. 9 |
|Brazil ||Rev. Nilo Cezar Martins 10 ||Martins is accused of raping a 12-year-old altar boy during an assignment in Philadelphia, PA, in 1985. He was arrested, admitted the abuse, and was imprisoned. However, after six weeks he was deported to his home in Brazil. His lawyer and the Philadelphia archdiocese said they lost track of Martins, who returned to active ministry in the diocese of Nova Iguacu. |
|Brazil ||Fr. Salomao Soares de Oliveira 11 ||According to police reports, he is charged with financially supporting four girls, two of whom are minors, in exchange for sexual favors. |
|Brazil ||Rev. Alexander Nicolaus Werber 12 ||He was arrested after being caught sexually abusing a six-year-old boy in a hotel room. He was also found to be in possession of photographs of two girls, ages six and eight, one with her underwear showing. He formerly directed a school for needy children in Joao Pessoa. |
|Brazil ||Fr. Sebastiao Luiz Tomaz 13 ||Nineteen girls between the ages of 10 and 16 reported some type of sexual contact with the priest in exchange for clothes and money. Later the same year, Bishop Aldo Pagotto was denounced by the Public Ministry of Ceara for attempting to coerce this priest's victims to change their testimony. By July 2002 21 victims had come forward, and nine claims had been proven with medical evidence.14 |
|Brazil ||Fr. Valdeijanio de Souza Melo 15 ||A 15-year-old girl gave birth to a child fathered by this priest who raped her. The priest acknowledged the child as his. |
|Brazil ||Msgr. Jose Alves Guedes 16 ||Denounced for molestation of a seminarian in the confessional during Carnaval in 1991 in Rio de Janeiro. He maintains a position as an ecclesiastical leader in Niteroi. |
|Brazil ||Fr. Jose Ari Degrandis 17 ||He was sentenced to 24 years in prison for the rape of two women, one of whom was 16 years old when she was raped twice by the priest. |
|Brazil ||Fr. Bonifacio Buzzi 18 ||He was accused of sexually molesting an 11-year-old child. Previously sentenced to 13 years of prison for sexual abuse of two minors. |
|Brazil ||Fr. Alfieri Educardo Bonpani 19 ||He was arrested for attempted violation by pressure of 5 children, ages 9 to 17. |
|Brazil ||Fr. Heliberto Santos 20 ||He admitted to sexual relations with a 16 year-old-girl, who became pregnant as a result. |
|Brazil ||Fr. Edson Francisco dos Santos 21 ||He was accused of sexual relations with a minor who at the time of this report was 18 years old and 7 months pregnant. |
|Brazil ||Fr. Juvenil Paulo de Araújo 22 ||He was accused by six minors of sexual abuse; under investigation by the civil authorities. |
|Brazil ||Fr. Sergio Maya Barbosa 23 ||Barbosa is charged with corruption of minors after military police discovered him with a 14-year-old after allegedly performing oral sex on the minor. Barbosa first apologized for his actions; later, at the police station, he recanted. |
|Brazil ||Archbishop Herminio Hungo 24 ||A former nun claims that she had a 27-year affair with Archbishop Hungo, which lasted until his death. She also claims to have adopted four children with him. Further, she reports having sex with five bishops and 32 priests, being raped in a convent library by an unnamed bishop in the early 1970s, being abused by several clergymen, and being forced out of the church. |
|Canada ||Father Matthew Berko 25 ||Berko was accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in 1985. Criminal charges were brought and Berko pled guilty the following year. He received a one-year suspended sentence and was reinstated to the same parish the next year. The family of the victim sued and was awarded $184,000 (CAD) dollars but never received any payment. |
|Canada ||Rev. Barry Glendinning 26 ||In 1974, Glendinning pleaded guilty to six counts of gross indecency for the sexual abuse of four brothers, another boy and one girl between 1968 and 1974. He received three years of probation and spent time in a treatment center. Later he worked in a rural parish in Alberta and admitted to "sexual improprieties" with young boys there. He was transferred to a parish in Toronto in 1983. A supervising clergy member for that church later claimed to have no knowledge of Glendinning's criminal past. |
|Canada ||Leo Charron 27 ||Charron molested a boy for more than five years. |
|Canada ||Joseph Bonomi 28 ||Bonomi was accused of having sex with a teenager. |
|Canada ||Father Martin Houston 29 ||Prior to being ordained, Houston worked as a supervisor at a residential dormitory between 1960 and1962. In 1962, he plead guilty to several counts of "buggery and gross sexual indecency" with five students. Because of the nature of the abuse, the judge in the case declared Houston a "dangerous sexual offender" and sentenced him to an indeterminate jail term. He was released on parole after serving 10 years. He went on to attend seminary and was ordained in 1990, despite the claim by many that the church was aware of Houston's criminal background. He was transferred from his first parish after complaints from parishioners. Since the media exposed his past in 2002, many have complained that they were never informed of his prior misdeeds. |
|Canada ||Bishop Hubert O'Connor 30 ||O'Connor received a two and one-half year prison sentence in November of 1996 for sexual assaults committed against five women in the 1960s. O'Connor committed the abuse while he was principal of a residential school in British Columbia. |
|Canada ||Archbishop Alphonsus Penney 31 ||In the winter of 1991, a church-appointed commission criticized Penney for his handling of reports of sex abuse by priests. Under Penney's leadership, the diocese had received more than 20 complaints of sexual abuse of children between 1989 and 1991. The commission accused Penney of failing to take the proper steps to respond to the reports. Penney resigned from his position. |
|Canada ||Fr. Paul Pornbacher 32 ||A former altar boy was awarded $230,000 in damages after winning the lawsuit against Pornbacher, who abused him 20 years earlier. His victim's lawyer said it was the first time a Catholic priest had been successfully sued in civil court for damages caused by sexual assault. |
|Canada ||Priest Harold McIntee and Brother Glenn Doughty 33 ||Both men were convicted of multiple charges of sexual abuse of young males following an investigation in 1989. The abuse occurred at the same residential school where O'Connor (see above) committed his crimes. |
|Canada ||Leonard Buckley 34 ||He was convicted of molestation. |
|Chile ||Priest Victor Carrera Triviño 35 ||Triviño was accused of raping a 13-year-old girl in 2001. A church tribunal ordered him to undergo therapy and transferred him to Italy. In May 2001, the Supreme Court of Chile granted the extradition request of the family to require Triviño to return to the country. |
|Chile ||Priest Antonio Larraín 36 ||Larraín was suspended in September of 2001 after being charged with raping a nine-year-old girl while serving as the principal of a Catholic school. He insisted that he is innocent. Bishop Gonzáles, of Punto Arenas, has assisted Larraín's case by transferring a priest who supported a lawsuit filed by the girl's parents to a new parish. |
|Chile ||Priest Enrique Valdenbenito 37 ||Valdenbenito has been criminally charged with raping two boys, ages nine and ten. Although Bishop Caviedes urged the victims to pursue their cases, Valdenbenito remains in his parish. |
|Colombia ||Rev. Enrique Diaz Jimenez 38 ||In 1991, Jimenez faced a 60-count indictment in New York for sexual abuse against young boys. Later that year, after pleading guilty to three counts of sexual abuse in the case, Jimenez was transferred to Venezuela, on the recommendation of Bishop Daily of Brooklyn. Jimenez was arrested in November 2001 and charged with molesting two teenage boys in Colombia. At the time of his arrest he had been living with a teenager for three years. |
|England ||Fr. John Gerard Stock 39 ||In January 1999, Stock plead guilty to engaging in "gross indecency" with an altar boy in the mid- 1970s. He received a one-year conditional sentence. He had previously pleaded guilty to 34 counts of gross indecency against 16 young boys between 1959 and 1981. |
|England ||Frs. Joseph Dooley, Clifford Taunton, and George Earle 40 ||Three Jesuit priests were charged with indecent assault on former pupils at a leading Catholic school. This brings to eight the number of former staff accused of assaults on boys during the 1970s and '80s at Stonyhurst College and its elementary school, St. Mary's Hall. One schoolmaster, Rory O'Brien, was arrested last year and is due to face trial on charges of indecency involving two former pupils. |
|England ||Michael Hill 41 ||He plead guilty in November 2002 to six charges of molesting boys over an 18-year period. Officials suspect he may have abused more than 30 children between the 1990s and 1980s. The Vatican currently is making plans to remove him from the priesthood. Complaints about Hill's behavior emerged in the 1970s, but he was transferred to a new parish. After receiving treatment for the problem in the mid-1980s, Bishop Murphy-O'Connor appointed him to be chaplain at Gatwick airport. While serving in this position, Hill allegedly abused a boy who had missed his flight. The latest charges emerged from admissions made by Hill when questioned by authorities. |
|England ||Archbishop John Ward 42 ||Ward, former papal adviser and the highest-ranking Roman Catholic cleric in Wales, will not be prosecuted in connection with allegations he committed sexual assault on a seven-year-old girl nearly 30 years ago. Ward also allegedly ignored reports that two priests close to him were serial abusers. The pope demanded his resignation in 2001. 43 |
|England ||Fr. John Lloyd 44 ||Former press spokesman for Archbishop Ward, Lloyd was jailed for eight years for 11 indecent assaults, one rape, and a serious sexual offence. The court heard that he had sexually abused two teenage altar boys and a woman in her 20s during a 10-year period and had raped a girl of 16 he befriended at a church youth club. The four complainants came forward as a result of his conviction last February of abusing a girl of 13 within hours of baptizing her. He was acquitted of seven counts of indecently assaulting children and four counts of rape while a parish priest between 1970 and 1988. The jury was unable to reach verdicts on nine further counts of indecent assault. |
|England ||Fr. Adrian McLeish 45 ||This priest has been sentenced to six years in prison for sexually abusing boys while exchanging pornographic material with a pedophile ring on the Internet. He had built a library of 11,000 images on computer discs in what was the biggest haul ever in Britain of pornography involving the Internet. In addition to pleading guilty to eight charges of possessing and distributing indecent pictures and two charges of importing pornographic videos of children, McLeish also confessed to 12 charges of indecently assaulting four boys from ages 10 to 18. |
|England ||Eric Taylor 46 ||Taylor was convicted in 1998 of committing 18 sexual offences against young boys in a Catholic orphanage. He was sentenced to seven years in prison and was subsequently removed from the priesthood by the Pope. Several victims have alleged that church officials were aware that Taylor had a previous criminal conviction before sending him to work at the orphanage. |
|France ||Rev. Rene Bissey 47 ||Rev. Rene Bissey was convicted of raping and molesting 11 minors between 1996 and 1998. He was eventually sentenced to 18 years of prison. So egregious was the official cover-up that when Bishop Pierre Pican was convicted of concealing evidence that Rev. Bissey was sexually abusing children, he was given a three-month suspended sentence and fined one franc in symbolic damages in a court in Caen, France. |
|France ||Abbot Jean-Lucien Maurel 48 ||He was sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping and sexually abusing three boys, aged 10 to 13, in incidents dating back to 1994. |
|Germany ||Bishop Bishop Franziskus Eisenbach 49 ||Eisenbach, a bishop in Mainz, resigned in April 2002 after a woman accused him of sexually exploiting and injuring her during an exorcism. |
|Ireland ||Father Sean Fortune 50 ||Fortune allegedly raped and abused multiple boys over a period of several years during the 1980s. He committed suicide in 1999. 51 |
|Ireland ||Fr. Donal Collins 52 ||Collins was an employee and former principal of the seminary where Fr. Fortune trained. In 1999, Collins was convicted of committing "gross indecency" on boys. |
|Ireland ||Father Brendan Smyth 53 ||Smyth was jailed in 1997 after admitting guilt in 74 cases of abusing male and female children from the 1960s t through the 1990s. Reporters allege that senior church officials were aware of Smyth's criminal behavior and transferred him from parish to parish in order to cover up the abuse. 54 |
|Ireland ||Bishop Joseph Fegan 55 ||Sexton affectionately known as "The Bishop" by parishioners, plead guilty to 17 sex offenses against four boys between 1966 and 1989. |
|Ireland ||Fr. Joseph Summerville 56 ||He abused a teenage boy, starting at age 13, and sexually assaulted him on at least four occasions, after having recommended the child's parents send their son to the school where he was chaplain. Summerville did not deny the allegations when confronted in 1995 and was removed from duties upon telling his bishop. He was sentenced to four years in prison. |
|Ireland ||Fr. Jim Grennan 57 ||Fiona Gahan, 21, a victim of sexual abuse by Grennan, is calling for a report by the Garda (national police) on their failure to properly investigate the matter now made public: allegations were first made against Grennan in 1988 involving 10 schoolgirls aged 11 and 12; Grennan died two years ago. |
|Ireland ||Fr. Ivan Payne 58 ||Payne is to be prosecuted for a "considerable number" of allegations of sexual assault following national police investigation. In 1981, Payne was moved from his parish after an altar boy made an allegation of sexual abuse and settled out-of-court in 1993. In 1982, he was examined and sent to another parish. Payne was removed from ministry when the payment was disclosed last year. He is being sued by a young man for sexual assaults that allegedly occurred at his last parish. |
|Ireland ||Archbishop Desmond Connell, Dublin 59 ||He was named as co-defendant in the Fr. Ivan Payne case. |
|Ireland ||Msgr. Michael Ledwith 60 ||The media recently revealed that in the early 1980s, Ledwith was accused of sexually harassing seminarians when he served as the president of St. Patrick's College. In June 2002, a counsel was appointed to investigate the claim that these allegations were originally ignored. |
|Ireland ||Robert Keoghan 61 ||This former Franciscan brother plead guilty to eight charges of indecently assaulting eight boys between ages nine and 16 during the period 1969-1972. He was given a two-year prison term on all eight charges. Keoghan during trial was currently serving an 18-month sentence for two similar offences. |
|Ireland ||Morris Tobin 62 ||In April 2002, Tobin, a retired member of the Christian Brothers teaching order, was charged with 173 counts of molesting 25 schoolboys in the 1960s. |
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Sister Dominic (Nora Wall) 63
|This nun was found guilty of raping a 10-year-old child in her care in 1988 when Wall pinned the girl by the ankles while a homeless man raped her in a children's home run by Sisters of Mercy of which Wall was in charge. Wall also personally sexually abused the girl. She was acquitted of a second rape charge. Wall is the first nun to be convicted of child sex abuse. |
|Ireland ||Rev. Ian Payne 64 ||In late 1995, Payne left his parish under accusations that he sexually abused several boys over a span of 15 years. Irish television reported that Payne had been previously removed from another parish after being accused of molesting an altar boy there. |
|Ireland ||Fr. Joseph Steele 65 ||A member of the Holy Ghost Order confessed and apologized to 11 charges of indecent assault and one of gross indecency, which allegedly took place between 1969 and 1983 when he was a pastor and chaplain of a children's home. Two boys and three girls, between the ages of nine and fifteen, were named in the charges. |
|Ireland ||Br. Brendan John Halpin 66 ||Halpin pled guilty in January 2001 to 25 counts of sexual abuse against two sisters and their brother, which had occurred between 1975 and 1981. He received a two-year prison sentence. |
|Italy ||Fr. Margarito Reyes Marchena 67 ||In March 2002, Marchena was publicly accused of sexually abusing four Italian children. He was placed under house arrest. His diocese collected signatures on his behalf and sent them to Italian prosecutors. |
|Mexico ||Rev, Edgar Guadencio Hidalgo 68 ||In September 2002, Hidalgo was arrested in Mexico City and extradited to Italy where he was wanted since November 1999. Hidalgo is charged with abusing several minors. |
|Mexico ||Rev. Marcial Maciel 69 ||Maciel was accused of sexual assault by several former priests. Maciel denied the allegations. The victims filed complaints with the Vatican, but their case was dismissed without comment. |
|Mexico ||Rev. Heladio Avila Avelar 70 ||He was accused of sexually abusing three boys in 1996, Avelar admitted to the charges and was sent to a rehabilitation center. |
|Mexico ||Rev. Nicolas Aguilar 71 ||Aguilar was accused of molesting up to 60 minors between the ages of 11 and 13 in 1997. The diocese defended the priest, saying he had "health problems." |
|Mexico ||Rev. Jose Arturo Mandujano Tinajero 72 ||Tinajero raped the adolescent daughter of a church worker, who had his child in March of 2002. |
|Mexico ||Rev. Francisco Antonio Velazquez 73 ||Velasquez is accused of raping three young boys of the same family in 1991. The parents of the boys were ashamed and did not want the cases to come to trial. |
|Mexico ||Father Manuel Esteban Camacho Baruqui 74 ||He was accused of raping a young boy in 2001. |
|Mexico ||Salvador Coria Mendoza 75 ||Mendoza, who was about to be ordained, was transferred in July 2002 after being accused of propositioning a 17-year-old boy. The complaint was first filed in June 2001, six months after the incident is said to have occurred. The boy's family claims they reported the abuse to a priest and a bishop, who blocked Coria's ordination, but took no further action. Eventually the family reported the complaint to the Attorney General's office, and charges were filed against Coria. |
|Mexico ||Geronimo Chavez Mendoza ||Chavez was convicted of raping a boy in 1987 and was sent to prison. |
|Philippines ||Father Macario Apuya 76 ||Apuya is accused of raping a 14-year-old girl in 1997. |
|Poland ||Archbishop Juliusz Paetz of Poznan 77 ||He was accused of sexually molesting young seminarians. One priest claims he was relieved of his duties after reporting the abuse to the archbishop. Paetz resigned after the Vatican initiated an investigation of the case; he still denies the allegations. |
|Scotland ||Fr. Gerry Fitzsimmons 78 ||He denied five charges of indecent assault on two youths. Was due to stand trial in November. |
|Scotland ||Desmond Lynagh 79 ||He plead guilty to charges of indecency by two teens. At first the Church dealt with the situation "in house" and paid one victim 42,000 pounds. He resigned from the priesthood when charges went public. |
|South Africa ||Rev. Frank Goodall 80 ||A former nun charged this priest with raping her over a three-year period, beginning in 1985. The victim pursued charges against Goodall in a church court, where he was found guilty of sex abuse in 1995. Goodall continues an active role in the church; he currently works at a parish in Liverpool, England. |
|Trinidad and Tobago ||Fr. Felix Harricharan 81 ||In March 2002, Harricharan resigned in response to speculation that he was cohabitating with an 18-year-old male altar server. The mother of the boy claims that she had complained to the church about the relationship for the past several years. |
|United States (AZ) ||Msgr. Robert C. Trupia 82 ||Trupia is accused of abusing several boys beginning in 1976 and continuing through the 1980s. Reports of the abuse first surfaced in 1976. In 2001, criminal charges were filed against Trupia, but the case was dismissed because the statute of limitations had expired. The victims filed civil lawsuit against the priest and the diocese, which was settled in 2002 for an undisclosed amount. Trupia remains a priest but is suspended from clerical duties. |
|United States (AZ) ||Rev. Patrick Colleary 83 ||Colleary first underwent treatment for behavioral problems in 1997. After being released in 1998, he was assigned to a parish in Scottsdale. By 1999, the Diocese of Phoenix had received at least six complaints of improper sexual conduct by Colleary, spanning the three decades of his ministry (three of the complaints had occurred between 1998 and 1999). In May 2002, one of his victims came forward to accuse Colleary of fondling her when she was a teenager in the mid 1970s and having consensual sex with her when she was an adult. Colleary also admitted in May w002 to fathering a child with another parishioner in 1978. On May 30, 2002, civil authorities announced they were opening a criminal investigation of Fr. Collery and the Diocese of Phoenix. 84 |
|United States (AZ) ||Msgr. Dale Fushek 85 ||In 1995, the Diocese of Phoenix paid $45,000 to settle a sexual harassment claim by a male church worker. Fushek claims he was innocent; the diocese said it made the settlement to avoid litigation. |
|United States (AZ) ||Fr. Neil Emon 86 ||Emon was removed from public ministry in June 2002, after information surfaced that he molested older male teens during the mid 1970s. The Arizona Republic claims that the Phoenix diocese knew of previous complaints against Emon when they accepted him in 2000. |
|United States (AZ) ||Karl LeClaire 87 ||He was sued for allegedly molesting a 13-year-old boy. |
|United States (AK) ||Rev. Javier Gutierrez Ramirez 88 ||Gutierrez was accused of kissing a 16-year-old girl against her will while serving as a priest in Alaska during the 1980s. After the incident, he received treatment and was transferred to a parish in Tijuana, Mexico. In July 2002, following the passage of the new US Bishops' norms on sexual abuse of minors, Bishop Michael W. Warfel of Juneau, AK banned Gutierrez from working as a priest. |
|United States (CA) ||Alexander Org Verzosa 89 ||Verzosa was accused of abusing a boy for a period of six years. |
|United States (CA) ||Robert Van Handel 90 ||Van Handel plead guilty to abusing an eight-year-old boy. He was sentenced to eight years in jail. |
|United States (CA) ||Rev. Michael Pecharich 91 ||Pecharich resigned in March 2002 because he abused an adolescent in 1983. |
|United States (CA) ||George Neville Rucker 92 ||Rucker is accused of molesting seven girls over a period of thirty years, beginning in 1947, one year after his ordination. The cases were not reported until 2002. He was arrested in October 2002 while vacationing aboard a cruise ship. |
|United States (CA) ||Father Edward Boyle 93 ||Joan K. of Sacramento accused Boyle of molesting her in 1967 when she was 17. Her mother reported the incident to another priest in the diocese. Boyle died in 1998. |
|United States (CA) ||Rev. Patrick J. O'Keefe 94 ||In July 2002, O'Keefe was arrested for having sex with a 17-year-old female during the 1970s. O'Keefe is charged with 15 felony counts of oral copulation. The woman reported the incident in 1989 to former Bishop Phillip F. Straling but the current Bishop did not hear of her complaint until April 2002. O'Keefe was fired in 1994 following allegations of sexual relationships with three adult women. O'Keefe began working at St. Anne's school in 1997, but was dismissed in April 2002 when the diocese notified school officials about the complaint against him. |
|United States (CA) ||Monsignor Lyons 95 ||Dolores Sharp Nelson claims that Lyons sexually abused her in 1957 when Nelson was 12. Nelson says that Lyons fondled her during her pre-confirmation confession. Lyons died in 1958. |
|United States (CA) ||Rev. Patrick O'Shea 96 ||In 1996, 15 men accused O'Shea and two other priests of molesting them. The San Francisco Archdiocese paid $2.5 million that year to settle the case. In 2002, nine men brought 224 charges of molestation against O'Shea. These charges were thrown out in March 2002, due to violation of the statute of limitations. |
|United States (CA) ||James Monaghan 97 ||Monaghan pled no contest to abusing a seven-year-old girl. |
|United States (CA) ||Rev. Don Kimball 98 ||In 2000, the Diocese of Santa Rosa settled a lawsuit with four of his accusers for $1.6 million. In April 2002, he was convicted of molesting a 13-year-old girl in 1981. At the same trial, he was acquitted of the charge of raping a 14-year-old girl in 1977. He no longer performs priestly duties but has not been dismissed from the priesthood. |
|United States (CA) ||Rev. John P. Lenihan 99 ||Lori Capobianco Haigh accused a priest of sexually abusing her in 1978 and then paying for her abortion. Ms. Haigh settled her civil suit in April 2002 with the Diocese of Orange County and Archdiocese of Los Angeles for $1.2 million. A previous sexual abuse case (for abuse occurring in the 1970s) was settled with a girl in 1991. Father Lenihan was removed from public ministry in the fall of 2001, after admitting to affairs with parishioners. He has asked the pope to be laicized. He recently disappeared from the treatment center he was attending, and is currently missing. |
|United States (CA) ||Msgr. Lawrence Baird 100 ||In April 2002, Lori Haigh accused Baird of making sexual advances on her when she went to report Lenihan's molestation. Following this accusation, police received a second phone call from a woman accusing Baird of misconduct. No further details were released. Baird remains on the job during the investigation. |
|United States (CA) ||Cardinal Roger Mahony 101 ||In 2002, a mentally ill woman accused Mahony of molesting her. Mahony denied the complaint. Police dismissed the charge in April 2002 because the woman had been diagnosed as paranoid schizophrenic. In June 2002, Loren Mitchell Saffels, 34, told the police that Cardinal Mahony molested him in 1982. After a three-month police investigation, authorities believe that the claim was false, and Saffels has been charged with extortion. 102 |
|United States (CA) ||Carl Anthony Schipper 103 ||Schipper was found guilty of emailing sex material to minors |
|United States (CA) ||Rev. Sigfried Widera 104 ||In 1973, Widera was convicted, sentenced and placed on three years probation for sexual misconduct with a boy. A second sexual misconduct charge was made against Widera in 1975. The next year he was transferred from Milwaukee to California with a warning that he had a "moral problem" involving a boy. He was removed from his Orange County position and sent for therapy after six allegations of sex abuse arose in 1985. In April 2002, a 32-year-old man filed a complaint accusing Widera of fondling him in 1980. |
|United States (CA) ||Rev. Ponciano M. Ramos 105 ||In 1993, Ramos pled guilty to three misdemeanors in connection with sexual abuse of young boys. He was transferred to a new parish in CA without officials there being told of the abuse. Ramos resigned in April 2002 from his current parish assignment once news of his past misconduct arose. |
|United States (CA) ||Fr. Dominic Savino 106 ||Savino was accused in April 2002 of molesting at least 10 teenagers at schools he taught at in California and Kentucky. Savino was forced to leave his position as president of Crespi High School after allegations were made in April 2002. |
|United States (CA) ||Rev. Tom Naughton 107 ||Accusations of child molestation were reported against Naughton in early April, 2002. Naughton is accused of molesting a child in Texas in 1978. He was removed from church duties and placed on administrative leave in April 2002. |
|United States (CA) ||Father Jerome Henson 108 ||In the fall of 2001, church officials began investigating a report that first arose in 1981 that Henson had engaged in sexual misconduct with a boy. Henson denied the allegation. After the initial report in 1981, Henson was transferred to a parish in Reno, Nevada. He has since been officially removed from church duty. |
|United States (CA) ||Michael Harris 109 ||A former monsignor and Santa Margarita Catholic High School principal, Harris was accused in 1994 of molesting a boy. The church paid a $5.2 million settlement in the case in August 2001.Harris has been on inactive church leave since 1994. He received his doctorate from Pepperdine University and founded a non-profit organization. |
|United States (CA) ||Rev. Carl Sutphin 110 ||A man claims he notified the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in 1989 and again in 1991 that Sutphin molested him and his brother when they were children. The man again came forward with the allegations in 2002; Sutphin's name was given to the Los Angeles Police Department at that time. In 1994, a woman reported that her sons had been molested by Sutphin during a 1984 field trip. Cardinal Mahony dismissed Sutphin in April 2002. |
|United States (CA) ||Father Honesto Bismonte 111 ||Bismonte was arrested in April 2002 for molesting two girls between 1997-2001. |
|United States (CA) ||Rev. David F. Granadino 112 ||In May 2002, a man accused Granadino of sexually molesting him for eight years when he was an altar boy. Police are also questioned approximately 100 parents and teenagers at the parish, following reports of inappropriate sexual contact. Granadino was granted a leave of absence in March 2002. |
|United States (CA) ||Father Denis Lyons 113 ||In April 2002, Lyons was accused of molesting a teenage boy in the 1980s. At the time of the new allegations, officials at his diocese also revealed that Lyons had admitted in 1993 to engaging in "inappropriate behavior" with two men, and that in 1994, parents of two brothers had complained that Lyons had molested their teenage sons in 1979. After both accusations, Lyons was sent for "extensive counseling," but he was not removed from his ministry until this year. Lyons was placed on paid administrative leave in April 2002, and the case was forwarded to the police. |
|United States (CA) ||Father Peter Covas 114 ||A complaint of sexual abuse against Father Covas was revealed in April 2002, after the diocese reviewed its files to search for sexual abuse allegations. Covas resigned his position in April 2002. |
|United States (CA) ||Father Peter Luque 115 ||A single complaint of sexual abuse against Father Luque was revealed in April 2002, after the diocese reviewed its files to search for sexual abuse allegations. Luque was placed on indefinite leave during the investigation. |
|United States (CA) ||Father Santiago Tamayo 116 ||In 1984, a woman (Rita Milla) claimed she was raped and abused by seven Catholic priests in the early 1980s. The suit was originally dismissed because of a violation of the statute of limitations, but in 1991 Tamayo confessed to initiating the abuse. In April of 2002, the victim's lawyer uncovered papers indicating that church officials knew of the abuse and took action to protect Tamayo. Tamayo left the church in 1980 and fathered a child with a woman he later married. He died in 1999. |
|United States (CA) ||Father Angel Cruces 117 ||Cruces is another of the seven priests accused of raping Rita Milla in the early 1980s. As of May, 2002, Cruces served at a parish in New York City. |
|United States (CA) ||Father Valentin Tugade 118 ||Tugade is another of the seven priests accused of raping Rita Milla in the early 1980s. Tugade admits to having sex with Milla, but claims it was consensual. He left the priesthood several years ago and is currently living with his girlfriend in California. |
|United States (CA) ||Joseph Pina 119 ||Pina was accused of abusing a 14-year-old girl. |
|United States (CA) ||Father Henry Perez 120 ||Perez was accused of sexual abuse when he was a priest serving in Arizona. He was removed in 1991 when officials in his new California diocese became aware of the prior allegations. Perez now works as a priest in the Anglican Catholic Church, where he celebrates Mass weekly. |
|United States (CA) ||Father Richard Coughlin 121 ||Coughlin was removed from his diocese in 1993, after allegations of abuse were reported. He continues to say Mass privately, despite church officials' orders to cease all priestly activity. |
|United States (CA) ||Stephen Kiesle 122 ||In May 2002, Kiesle was charged with seven counts of child molestation for incidents occurring while he was a priest thirty years ago. Two other women recently reported that Kiesle molested them at his home in the mid-1990s. Kiesle pled no contest in 1978 to molesting two boys. He received three years of probation and left the priesthood in 1981. In June 2002, police investigated whether Kiesle was involved in the disappearance of three girls between 1988 and 1991. 123 In August 2002, Kiesle was arrested again. He was charged with two counts of molesting an altar boy in 1976. 124 |
|United States (CA) ||Rev. Joseph T. Pritchard and five other San Jose priests 125 ||In April 2002, Bishop Patrick McGrath (of the Diocese of San Jose) acknowledged that he knew of six priests facing sexual abuse allegations. The only named priest, Rev. Pritchard, is accused of abusing boys in his parish during the 1970s. In only two of the incidents were the accused still working in the diocese, all others accused priests were either retired or deceased.For the two active priests, each received psychological treatment and was reassigned to jobs involving no contact with minors. Both were criminally charged; one served jail time and the other received probation. |
|United States (CA) ||Rev. Edward Thomas Burke and Brother Charles Leonard Connor 126 ||Brother Connor is said to have abused a kitchen worker at a Jesuit Center and Rev. Burke was sentenced in June 2002 to two years in prison for molesting a retarded man who worked in the same kitchen. The abuse, alleged to have occurred over a two and a half- to three-year period, was first reported to Jesuit officials in 1995. In 1997, a friend of the victims reported the abuse to police, but the investigation was not completed because the victims would not talk to the authorities. The investigation was again pursued in 2000, when one of the victims came forward. At this time, Burke admitted to the abuse, and the Jesuits transferred him to Santa Clara University. Connor plead guilty to one count of "committing lewd acts on a dependent adult" in 2001. He was sentenced to six months of home detention. |
|United States (CA) ||Rev. Milton T. Walsh 127 ||In November 2002, Walsh was arrested for repeatedly fondling a child under 14 years old in 1984. Walsh fondled the child in a swimming pool and in a shower on the victim's 13th birthday. The boy's parents reported the incidents to Archbishop John Quinn the day after the boy's birthday, but the Archbishop dissuaded them from going to the police. n the spring of 2002, Walsh admitted to the abuse and apologized to the victim during a police-directed phone call from the victim to Walsh. |
|United States (CA) ||Monsignor John P. Heaney 128 ||Through a complaint received by Child Protective Service, Heaney is charged with molesting two brothers 40 years ago. Heaney is the chaplain for the San Francisco Police Department. He has been placed on leave while the authorities investigate the accusation. |
|United States (CA) ||Gerald John Plesetz 129 ||Plesetz was arrested in September 2002 on charges of molesting a girl who gave birth to his child in the 1970s. |
|United States (CA) ||Fr. Jorge Hume Salas 130 ||Hume Salas is accused of stealing money from church collections and of sexually abusing several young men. His supervisor claims she frequently warned diocesan officials that Hume Salas we not a suitable priest. He has since been suspended from all ministerial duties. |
|United States (CA) ||Andrew Anderson 131 ||He was convicted of kidnapping and fondling a 14-year-old boy. |
|United States (CA) ||James Arimond 132 ||He was accused of molesting 3 youths. |
|United States (CA) ||James Elward 133 ||He resigned after wrestling with a boy. |
|United States (CA) ||Bernard Dabbene 134 ||He was connvicted of molesting a 17-year-old. |
|United States (CA) ||Richard Henry 135 ||He plead guilty to having sex with children. |
|United States (CT) ||Joseph Michael DeShan 136 ||In April 2002, newspapers reported that Mr. DeShan had engaged in a sexual relationship with a girl between 1988 and 1989. His archdiocese at the time (Bridgeport, CT) said it only became aware of the allegations when DeShan initiated proceedings to leave the priesthood in 1994. Mr. DeShan went on to become an elementary school teacher in New Jersey. DeShan was placed on temporary suspension from his teaching job in April 2002, while the claim was investigated. He was allowed to return to work in May 2002. No criminal charges could be filed because the Connecticut statute of limitations had expired. |
|United States (CT) ||John Rudy 137 ||Rudy was arrested in June 1998 for assault on a teenager. |
|United States (CT) ||Rev. Daniel F. McSheffery 138 ||Three former students from St. Augustine School in Hartford accused McSheffery of sexual abuse. McSheffery, who served as director of the school, allegedly sexually molested the 9- and 10-year-old boys at the school. One of the victims claims he previously reported the abuse to church officials, but no details have been released. After the allegations were reported to the authorities in May 2002, McSheffery was placed on leave from the church where he had been serving as pastor for the last 16 years. |
|United States (CT) ||Father William D. Donovan 139 ||Donovan admitted in April 2002 of having had a recent affair with a young man. Following his admission, he resigned from his parish in Fairfield. |
|United States (CT) ||Father Alfred J. Bietighofer 140 ||In April 2002, the Bishop of Bridgeport (Bishop William Lori) met with two men who claimed Bietighofer had abused them when they were altar boys. Shortly following the abuse report, Bietighofer resigned. |
|United States (CT) ||Richard Buongimo 141 ||He was arrested for sexually abusing a child. |
|United States (CT) ||Rev. Sherman Gray, Rev. Albert McGoldrick, Rev. Robert Morrissey 142 ||In November 2002, the Bridgeport diocese received a letter from a man claiming that these three priests sexually abused him from 1979-1983. The three pastors stepped down immediately and the diocese began an investigation. |
|United States (CT) ||Felix Maguire 143 ||He was sued for abusing a boy. |
|United States (DC) ||Msgr. Russell Dillard 144 ||In March 2002, Dillard admitted that he had engaged in "inappropriate touching and kissing" with two teenage girls nearly 20 years ago. Dillard was suspended in March 2002 and the incidents were reported to police. The incidents, however, extend beyond the District of Columbia's statute of limitations. |
|United States (DC) ||Thomas Chebloski and nine other unnamed priests 145 ||Between 1986 and 2001, nine priests in the Archdiocese of Washington were removed after being accused of molesting boys; all were criminally prosecuted. All priests were prohibited from celebrating Mass or the sacraments; Chebloski was laicized after his conviction. |
|United States (DC) ||Owen J. Melody 146 ||He plead guilty in 1987 of abusing a 13-year-old girl. |
|United States (FL) ||Bishop Anthony O'Connell 147 ||In March 2002, O'Connell admitted to sexually abusing a teenage seminary student in the 1970s. The Missouri diocese where the abuse occurred paid the victim $125,000 in 1996. The victim broke that the agreement to speak publicly this year. The accuser has also used RICO to file a federal suit accusing Connell and all US Catholic Bishops of covering up the crime. O'Connell resigned after admitting to the abuse. |
|United States (FL) ||Rev. Joseph Cinesi 148 ||In the late 1990s, the Archdiocese of Miami secretly made financial settlements for a sex abuse case. Cinesi stepped down in August 1999, saying he wanted to fight the allegations. |
|United States (FL) ||Rev. William Burke 149 ||In 1988, a male victim accused Burke of molesting him repeatedly the previous year. The Tampa police dropped the case when it was first reported that year. The victim has now filed suit against the Vatican, Pope John Paul II, the Salesians the (religious order that runs the school where the abuse occurred), the Diocese of St. Petersburg and Father Burke. |
|United States (FL) ||Bishop Robert Lynch 150 ||In 2001, the former communications director for the diocese accused Lynch of sexual harassment. Lynch denied the charge. The dioceses issued the accuser a $100,000 payment in late 2001, but it claims the money was a severance payment, not a settlement. |
|United States (FL) ||Rev. Richard Allen 151 ||Father Allen was accused of fondling an adolescent male in 1972. The man reported the abuse to the police in 2002. Allen subsequently left the priesthood. |
|United States (FL) ||Rev. Vincent Orlando 152 ||In 2002, Orlando was accused of sexual misconduct with a minor 17 years ago in Houston. He was fired from his teaching job at Jesuit High School after the allegations were revealed in April 2002. |
|United States (FL) ||Keith Symons 153 ||He admitted abusing five boys. |
|United States (FL) ||Rev. Robert Morris 154 ||In April 2002, two women accused Morris of participating in an obscene phone call and kissing a girl under the age of 18 in 1988. Morris denied the allegations, and he passed a lie detector test. Morris was suspended from in ministerial duties after the allegations arose. |
|United States (FL) ||Rev. Robert Schaeufele 155 ||Schaeufele was accused in April 2002 of engaging in misconduct with a minor more than 20 years ago. He resigned when the allegations surfaced. |
|United States (FL) ||Myles White 156 ||The police have a videotape of him having sex with a boy. |
|United States (FL) ||Rev. Richardo Castellanos and Rev. Alvara Guichard 157 ||The parents of a deceased man claim their son was abused by the two priests between 1974 and 1977. They assert that the church tried to cover up the allegations when the victim first reported the abuse in 1988, and they are now suing the priests and the archdiocese for damages. The archdiocese denies the report. Rev. Guichard, currently serving as a priest in Miami Beach, refuses to comment on the case. Rev. Castellanos, currently serving in Pompano Beach, denies all charges. |
|United States (FL) ||Monsignor Felipe Estevez 158 ||Three sisters sued the Miami church and archdiocese in July 2002 alleging that Estevez knew about their abuse by a church carpenter in 1989 at the ages of 8,9, and 10. The youngest sister said that Estevez watched as the abuser, Juan Marcello Sastre, led her out of the restroom and did nothing. Estevez called the girls' parents the same summer and warned to be careful of their lovely daughters because something could happen to them. The lawsuit states that the girls' parents reported the abuse to Estevez in 1999 and again in 2000. Estevez responded that the statute of limitations had expired and that they should not contact the police. Estevez is now a professor at St. Vincent De Paul Seminary in Boynton Beach. |
|United States (FL) ||Jeremiah Spillane 159 ||He faced allegations connected with an Internet date with a 13-yr. old boy. |
|United States (FL) ||Rev. Jan Malicki 160 ||Two lawsuits have been filed against Malicki. One, filed in 1998, accused him of attempted rape of a 13-year-old girl. A second adult woman alleges that Malicki engaged in a consensual sexual relationship with her. Malicki was removed from his parish and suspended from ministerial duties in 1998. The archdiocese assigned him to be a chaplain at a rest home, but Malicki declined the assignment. |
|United States (FL) ||William Authenrieth 161 ||He was accused of fondling altar boys. |
|United States (FL) ||Timothy Brody 162 ||He was convicted of sexual assault of a 15-year-old boy. |
|United States (FL) ||Rocco D'Angelo 163 ||He settled a lawsuit in which he was accused of assaulting boys. |
|United States (FL) ||Lyndon Howell 164 ||He was arrested for molesting a girl. |
|United States (HI) ||Fr. Joseph Bukoski 165 ||In May 2002, Bukoski was accused of sexually abusing a minor in the early 1980s. After the allegations surfaced, Bukoski was placed on leave. |
|United States (IL) ||Rev. Robert L. Kealy 166 ||He was accused in March 2002 of engaging in "inappropriate sexual misconduct with a minor." The state attorney general's office is investigating the complaint. Kealy has withdrawn from active ministry and lives in a "restricted, monitored setting." |
|United States (IL) ||Rev. Anthony J. Ross 167 ||He was accused in April 2002 of engaging in sexual misconduct with a teenage boy in 1983. Ross was placed on administrative leave during the investigation. |
|United States (IL) ||Father Edward Poff 168 ||Poff was accused of sexual misconduct in 1994. He was serving as a semi-retired priest who assisted with masses, until he was relieved of his duties in May 2002. |
|United States (IL) ||Father Lowell Fischer 169 ||Fischer was accused of abuse in 1977. He has been serving as a chaplain at a convent of retired nuns. He was removed from this position in May 2002. |
|United States (IL) ||Father Donald Pock 170 ||He was accused of committing abuse more than 25 years ago. Pock has been removed from his duties. |
|United States (IL) ||Father John Barrett 171 ||He was accused of sexual misconduct more than 25 years ago. Barrett has been removed from his duties. |
|United States (IL) ||Jerome Raterman 172 ||He was accused of misconduct with minors. |
|United States (IL) ||Rev. Walter Strus 173 ||A woman is suing the Archdiocese of Chicago, claiming accusations of sexual abuse were reported against Strus in the late 1990s orearly 2000s. According to the lawsuit, Strus was transferred to a Chicago parish after the initial reports of abuse. While serving at the Chicago parish, he allegedly raped a Polish immigrant. DNA tests proved that Strus is the father of the woman's child, but he claims that the relationship was consensual. |
|United States (IL) ||Ralph Strand 174 ||He abused a teenage boy. |
|United States (IL) ||Edward Bush 175 ||Two adult women accused Bush of abusing them in elementary school. Bush was removed from active ministry in April 2002. He is now suing the Diocese of Peoria claiming that he was never told of the allegations or given the opportunity to defend himself. Bishop Daniel Jenky and Vice Chancellor Patricia Gibson said that they discussed the charges with Bush and that he never denied them. They also said he agreed to resign. |
|United States (IL) ||Father Raymond Skriba 176 ||Skriba took a leave of absence from his post as pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Round Lake, Illinois after two women accused him of sexual abuse. The women said he molested her about 40 years ago when they were teens attending St. Gertrude church in Franklin Park. |
|United States (IL) ||Father John Calicott 177 ||In 1994, Calicott admitted to sexual misconduct with two 15-year-old boys in 1976. Calicott was removed from his parish in June 2002 as part of the US bishops' zero tolerance policy. |
|United States (IL) ||Rev. Lawrence Gibbs 178 ||In 1977, parents of a teenage boy complained to church officials that Gibbs engaged in inappropriate behavior with their son and his friends. He was allowed to remain in the ministry, and in 1980 was accused on engaging of sexual misconduct with several boys. At that time, Bishop Joseph Imesch moved Gibbs to a new church, where he allegedly abused several boys. One boy, claiming Gibbs had molested him for seven years, sued the diocese in 1993. The church settled the suit in 1998. Gibbs left the priesthood in the 1990s. |
|United States (IL) ||Alvin Campbell 179 ||He plead guilty to abusing a boy. |
|United States (IL) ||Daniel Friedman 180 ||He was sued over allegations of child abuse. |
|United States (IL) ||Fred Lenczycki 181 ||He was accused of sexually abusing three twelve-year-old boys during 1984. He turned himself in to authorities in November 2002 after prosecutors identified him during their review of subpoenaed church documents. |
|United States (IL) ||Robert Friese 182 ||He was convicted of abusing a 14-year- old. |
|United States (IN) ||Father Jean Vogler 183 ||Vogler was caught by federal authorities investigating a national child pornography ring in the mid 1990s. Police found a large trunk full of "hardcore" child pornography in his possession. Vogler was convicted in 1996; he served one year in federal prison and was required to register as a sex offender. According to ABC News, after serving his prison sentence, Vogler was moved to a new parish in the same town where the arrest occurred (Evansville, IN). He continues to serve there. |
|United States (IN) ||Rev. Donald Eder 184 ||Eder's niece, Therese Byerly, claims that Eder fondled her breasts six times between the ages of 11 and 13. Byerly says that she reported the abuse twice to Bishop Wlliam Higi. The diocese responded by saying the claims had been investigated both times and were found to be without merit. |
|United States (IN) ||Rev. Kenneth Graehler 185 ||Graehler was placed on leave in June 2002 after someone from a parish where he had previously served made allegations of sexual misconduct. In September 2002, the panel found that Graehler had engaged in inappropriate but not illegal conduct and recommended he return to active ministry. |
|United States (IN) ||Ponciano Ramos 186 ||Ramos was charged with molesting three boys. |
|United States (IN) ||Rev. Francis Schoering 187 ||In May and June 2002, two women accused Schoering of fondling them. One claims the incident occurred when she was a child and the second when she was 18. Schoering denies the allegations. He was suspended during the investigations.188 The board appointed to review the allegations cleared Schoering and recommended he return to active ministry. 189 |
|United States (IN) ||Rev. Mark Kurzendoerfer 190 ||In 2002, Kurzendoerfer was accused of having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old boy 20 years ago. |
|United States (IN) ||Rev. John B. Schoettelkotte 191 ||June Kochert filed a lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Indianapolis claiming that church officials ignored her reports that Schoettelkotte sexually abused her as a teenager in the 1960s while he was a priest at St. Mary's Church of New Albany. Kochert's lawsuit says that she complained to church officials three times about Schoettelkotte, the first time in 1969, but no action was taken against him until 2002. Kochert says the sexual abuse began when she was 15 and lasted for three years. Archdiocesan officials placed Schoettelkotte on administrative leave in June, saying they substantiated a claim that he had inappropriately touched a teenage girl more than 30 years ago. |
|United States (IN) ||Rev. Albert Deery 192 ||Three men and two women filed a lawsuit in October 2002 against the Archdiocese of Indianapolis claiming that Deery abused them at St. Augustine parish of Jeffersonville in the 1950s and 1960s while they were students at the parish school. Deery was also accused of sexual abuse in a suit filed in September, 2002 by a southern Indiana woman who said he abused her during the same time. Deery died in 1972 and the archdiocese has no comment. |
|United States (IN) ||Larry Flake 193 ||He was convicted of misconduct with a teenage girl |
|United States (IN) ||Rev. Robert Burkholder 194 ||Burkholder pled no contest to two charges of criminal sexual conduct in November 2002. He received a 30-day sentence. Burkholder was barred from active ministry in 1993 by the Archdiocese of Detroit. At that time, he admitted to abusing at least 12 boys between 1960 and 1990. |
|United States (IN) ||Rev. William Ehrman 195 ||A Michigan woman alleged that she was molested by Ehrman in the early 1950s, while she was a student at St. John the Baptist School. An internal investigation by the diocese found the allegations credible. Ehrman died in 1983. |
|United States (IA) ||Gerald Harz 196 ||He was indicted for molesting a child. |
|United States (IA) ||Robert Marcantonio 197 ||He was sued for abusing dozens of boys. |
|United States (KS) ||Dennis Schmitz 198 ||Schmitz was sentenced to 32 months for abuse of a minor. |
|United States (KY) ||James Hagan 199 ||He resigned after being accused of abusing an 11-year-old child. |
|United States (KY) ||Bishop J. Kendrick Williams 200 ||In May 2002, a man accused Williams of molesting him in 1981. Williams removed himself from pastoral activities during the investigation. He submitted his resignation to the Vatican in June 2002, and the Pope accepted it. |
|United States (KY) ||Rev. Louis E. Miller 201 ||During the 1975-76 school year, an eighth-grader accused Miller of molesting him. A few days later, Miller was moved from St. Aloysius Catholic Church to St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, where he was also accused of abusing minors. Since mid-April 2002, 59 people have filed lawsuits accusing Miller of sexually abusing them as minors. In June 2002, Miller was indicted on six counts of sexual abuse and 36 counts of indecent and immoral practices. In October 2002, Miller was again indicted on one charge of indecent and immoral practices for fondling a child under the age of 15 in the sacristy of his church. Miller has pleaded innocent to all of the charges. Miller retired in March, 2002, after the allegations arose. The Archdiocese of Louisville denied responsibility for the alleged incidents. |
|United States (KY) ||Rev. Thomas P. Creagh 202 ||A man filed suit against the Archdiocese of Louisville in May of 2002, claiming it was aware of allegations against Creagh. The victim says Creagh assaulted him in 1982, when he was 14 years old. After he reported the abuse to church authorities in 1983, a settlement was reached. Creagh underwent treatment and was reassigned. |
|United States (KY) ||Msgr. Robert Bowling 203 ||Two women filed separate lawsuits against Bowling in 2002, claiming that he sexually molested and abused them. The abuse is said to have occurred between 1958 and 1962, when Bowling served at Holy Cross Church in Loretto. Bowling moved from Louisville to Reno, Nevada in 1974, and he continues to serve as priest there. |
|United States (KY) ||Rev. Kevin Cole 204 ||In 2002, two women claimed they were abused by Cole when he was a priest at St. Luke Church between 1968 and 1970. Cole died in 1990. |
|United States (KY) ||Rev. Edwin Scherzer 205 ||One man filed a lawsuit in 2002, accusing Scherzer of molesting him when he was twelve years old (between 1956 and 1958). Scherzer retired in 1995. |
|United States (KY) ||Rev. James Hargadon 206 ||In October 2002, Hargadon was indicted on a charge of second-degree sodomy by a Jefferson County grand jury. The indictment against Hargadon accuses him of engaging in "deviate sexual intercourse" with a boy under the age of 14. Hargadon has been named in four lawsuits against the archdiocese. The suits filed by four men, claim they were sexually abused by the priest when they were children in the 1970s. Hargadon was asked to refrain from all public ministry after being named in a lawsuit in May 2002. |
|United States (KY) ||Rev. Daniel C. Clark 207 ||In 1988, Clark plead guilty to first-degree sexual abuse and second-degree sodomy of two students in 1981 and 1982. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail and 15 years probation. As of October 2002, Clark was facing 18 other counts of sexual misconduct. |
|United States (KY) ||Father William C. O'Connell and Father Joseph H. McGarvey 208 ||In 1986, Father Gary Hayes returned to his childhood church to report that Fathers O'Connell and McGarvey had sexually abused him when he was a teenager. The allegations were detailed in an internal memo, but no action was taken against the priests. McGarvey was given a promotion and transferred. O'Connell was later convicted of sexually assaulting three boys; he resigned from the priesthood and has since passed away. In 1991, Father Hayes again initiated an investigation into the priests. He filed a lawsuit against the diocese, in which he was jointed by two other men who had been victimized by the same priests. The lawsuit was settled out of court, and McGarvey-still denying the abuse-retired. |
|United States (LA) ||Rev. Gilbert Gauthe 209 ||In 1984, Rev. Gilbert Gauthe admitted he abused 37 boys (although there is speculation he may have molested as many as 150). Gauthe accepted a plea bargain in 1985 and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. After being released from prison in 1995, he was again imprisoned for two years on a new accusation that he had raped a 12-year-old girl in the 1980s. Gauthe was again released in February 2000. |
|United States (LA) ||Gerald Prinz 210 ||Prinz abused a boy. |
|United States (LA) ||Rev. John Andries 211 ||Andries was first accused in 1998 of fondling a boy, but at that time his parents asked authorities to not to prosecute in order to protect their child. Andries was sent to a treatment center after this initial complaint, but he later resumed work in that parish. In 2001 he was again accused of sexual misconduct with a teenage boy, in the same parish. |
|United States (LA) ||Rev. Charles G. Coyle 212 ||He was accused in April 2002 of molesting a youth in Boston during the 1970s. Coyle was suspended in April 2002 after the allegations arose. |
|United States (LA) ||Rev. Norman J. Rogge 213 ||Rogge was convicted in 1985 for sexually abusing a boy in Florida. After serving time for that conviction, Rogge was transferred to Louisiana, where he served as a priest for at least ten years. |
|United States (LA) ||Rev. Joseph Alexander 214 ||Alexander was removed in April 2002 after he admitted to having a sexual relationship with a teen-age boy 40 years ago in Kentucky. The incident occurred before he was ordained as a priest. |
|United States (LA) ||Robert Limoges 215 ||He was sued for abusing boys. |
|United States (LA) ||Lester Melancon 216 ||He was convicted of raping an altar boy. |
|United States (ME) ||Rev. Michael Doucette 217 ||Doucette admitted in February 2002 to being "intimately involved" with a 15-year-old boy 20 years ago. Bishop Gerry ordered Doucette to make a public confession and removed him from his duties in February 2002 after a second victim accused Doucette of unwanted sexual advances. |
|United States (ME) ||Rev. John Audibert 218 ||Audibert's victim publicly accused him of molestation in 1993. Audibert was ordered to make a public confession in February 2002 and was removed from his ministry. |
|United States (ME) ||Rev. Raymond-Joseph Lauzon 219 ||Church officials reported problems with Lauzon from the time he was in seminary. Still, he was shuffled from parish to parish before becoming director of a church thrift shop in Maine. There, he is accused of abusing six brothers. He was indicted on charges of gross misconduct with two of the victims in 1984. After serving four and one-half months in jail, Lauzon returned to parish work. In 1990 he joined a Franciscan monastery and three years later he moved to Lithuania. Several additional lawsuits filed in the 1990s accused Lauzon of abusing children in the 1970s and 1980s. |
|United States (MD) ||Thomas Smith 220 ||Smith admitted to fondling children. He later committed suicide. |
|United States (MD) ||Rev Brian Cox 221 ||Cox was arrested in May 2002 on charges he molested an 11 year-old-boy in 1980. Cox had been suspended from the priesthood in 1995 following another accusation of abuse. He was never charged for that crime. |
|United States (MD) ||Rev. Maurice J. Blackwell 222 ||Blackwell is accused of abusing Dontee Stokes, beginning when the latter was a boy in the mid 1960s and continuing for a decade. Stokes claims he reported the abuse to police in 1993, but there was not enough evidence to file charges. At that time, Blackwell underwent three months of counseling and was returned to parish work. In 1998, Blackwell admitted to engaging in sexual activity with the boy from 1971 to1975 (when the victim was 16-20 years old). After the admission, Blackwell was removed from his priestly duties. Church officials claim they reported the abuse to the police, but authorities have no record of the allegations. Following the shooting, a second man came forward to report he, too, was sexually abused by Blackwell as a teen. This second victim reported his case to the church and police in 1998. 223 Stokes shot Blackwell on May 13, 2002. Blackwell was treated and released from the hospital. Stokes, was acquitted of attempted murder and assault in December 2002. 224 |
|United States (MD) ||Rev. Robert Petrella 225 ||Between the mid-1960s and 1988, church officials sent Petrella to receive psychiatric treatment three times, following allegations of abuse. Each time he was returned to his ministry. Petrella was dismissed in 1989 after a new allegation arose. He was sentenced to three months in jail for that abuse, but served only seven days. During the recent media attention on this topic, several other men have come forward with reports that Petrella molested them as children. Despite the fact that Petrella has been removed, his archdiocese has received calls from individuals who claim they've seen Petrella wearing a priest's collar recently. |
|United States (MD) ||John Banko 226 ||Banko is one of six former seminarians accused of sexually abusing children while studying at St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore. Banko was a student at St. Mary's from 1964 through 1972. He is accused of sexually abusing a minor from 1970-1980. He is also charged with sexually assaulting an 11-year-old altar boy in New Jersey in 1993 or1994. |
|United States (MD) ||Mark Haight 227 ||Haight is one of six former seminarians accused of sexually abusing children while studying at St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore. Haight studied at St. Mary's from 1972 to75. In April 2002, A 43-year-old man accused Haight of molesting him while on a camping trip in 1974 and in Haight's room at the seminary. In 2002, the diocese of Albany, where Haight was later ordained, acknowledged that it had paid a $1 million dollar settlement in a 1997 sex abuse case involving Haight. Haight was removed from ministry in 1996. |
|United States (MD) ||Bruce E. Ball 228 ||Ball is one of six former seminarians accused of sexually abusing children while studying at St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore. In 1994, two brothers accused Ball of fondling them numerous times beginning in 1975 while he was attending St. Mary's.Ball was removed from the priesthood and served jail time for other child sex offenses. |
|United States (MD) ||Francis McGrath 229 ||McGrath is one of six former seminarians accused of sexually abusing children while studying at St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore. In 2002, a man reported to Baltimore church officials that McGrath had sexually abused him during the 1970s. McGrath left the priesthood in 1974 after sex abuse claims from "three or four victims" surfaced in different parishes in New Jersey. |
|United States (MD) ||Raymond Melville 230 ||Melville is one of six former seminarians accused of sexually abusing children while studying at St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore. In 1990, a boy in Baltimore accused Melville of abusing him from 1980 to 1985 while he was at St. Mary's. A man in Maine says Melville assaulted him from 1985-1992. |
|United States (MD) ||Michael LaMountain 231 ||LaMountain was accused of molesting a 14-year-old boy in his room at the seminary in 1973. Baltimore prosecutors closed the case because of a lack of evidence. LaMountain later pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting five teenage boys in Rhode Island from 1979-1992. |
|United States (MD) ||Rev. Michael J. Spillane 232 ||In 1991, a victim accused Spillane of sexual abuse. At that time, he admitted to molesting six youths between 1969 and 1986. The Archdiocese of Baltimore claims that it revoked Spillane's right to celebrate Mass and perform the sacraments. Spillane sought treatment and resigned from parish work. He has been working at the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions for the past 16 years, most recently as executive director. The archdiocese recently received a new allegation that Spillane abused a child in the late 1960s. |
|United States (MD) ||Rev. George B. Loskarn 233 ||Reports were made in June 2002 that Loskarn sexually abused a teenage boy in the early 1970s. Loskarn admitted to the abuse and was immediately suspended. At the time of the abuse, Loskarn was the pastor at a Baltimore-area church. However, the abuse reportedly occurred in New York. The Baltimore archdiocese plans to notify New York authorities about the case. |
|United States (MD) ||Rev. Thomas R. Malia 234 ||Bishop Gordon Bennett requested the resignation of Rev. Malia in June of 2002, after learning that Malia hired a convicted sex offender to serve as interim music director of his church. The music director had been convicted in 1997 of sexual abuse with his 17-year-old student. The Bishop indicated that Malia will most likely be reassigned as associate pastor to another parish. |
|United States (MD) ||Rev. John Danilak 235 ||In 2002, Danilak was accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old altar boy in the 1978. According to the police, the victim reported the abuse on multiple occasions. The police and church officials were unconvinced that the abuse had occurred. In September 2002, a grand jury indicted Danilak on two counts of sodomy, one count of child abuse and 11 counts of perverted or unnatural sex acts. |
|United States (MD) ||Rev. Wayland Y. Brown 236 ||Brown plead guilty to sexually molesting a 12-year-old boy and his 10-year- old brother in the mid to late 1970s. The abuse occurred while Brown was seminarian training at a Maryland church. Brown was removed from the active ministry in 1988, officially for "personality issues." Some claim that he was removed for engaging in improper behavior with teenage boys. |
|United States (MD) ||Rev. Alfred A. Dean 237 ||In July of 2002, Dean was placed on administrative leave after allegations surfaced that he had sexually abused a 14-year-old boy in April 2002. The Archdiocese of Baltimore claimed that the allegations did not appear to be credible, but that the investigation had surfaced concerns about Dean's ability to work with children. Dean resigned in September 2002. |
|United States (MD) ||Rev. Thomas A. Rydzewski 238 ||Rydzewski was charge in June 2002 with receiving and possessing sexually explicit images of minors. He had been involved with ministering to youths in his parish, but he was suspended in December 2001 when the first search warrant was issued against him. |
|United States (MD) ||Peter McCutcheon 239 ||He was convicted for molesting three youths. |
|United States (MD) ||Rev. Thomas R. Schwind 240 ||A nun reported in 1990 that Schwind raped her in 1989. According to records in the Maryland State Attorney General's office, the church requested that the victim drop the case and insisted that Schwind would receive counseling. Instead, he was transferred to another parish. He eventually left the Catholic church and now serves as a Pentecostal minister. In 2002, at the request of the victim, the state reopened the case. |
|United States (MA) ||Msgr. Frederick Ryan 241 ||Ryan was accused in a 2002 lawsuit of molesting a teenage boy nearly 25 years ago. He was placed on administrative leave during the investigation. In early May, 2002, Ryan resigned his position. In October 2002, Chris Nilan testified that Ryan sexually abused three minors and maintained a sexual relationship with one of them until three years ago. |
|United States (MA) ||John J. Geoghan 242 ||Geoghan was convicted in January of 2002 of molesting a ten-year-old boy; he currently faces two more criminal charges. The church had previously settled about 50 lawsuits against Geoghan for more than $10 million. In March 2002, the Archdiocese of Boston agreed to pay up to $30 million to 86 people who accused him of child molestation. Cardinal Law repeatedly reassigned Geoghan to new parishes after allegations of abuse surfaced in 1984 and again in 1989. He removed Geoghan from parish duty in 1998. |
|United States (MA) ||Rev. Paul Finegan; Rev. Daniel Graham 243 ||Allegations of sexual misconduct were reported against these priests in February 2002. They were suspended and the cases were referred to authorities |
|United States (MA) ||Rev. David Murphy; Rev. Gerald Hickey; Rev. Richard Buntel; Rev. Thomas Forry; Rev. Robert A. Ward; and Rev. James Power 244 ||In response to allegations that they had sexually molested children in the past, the Archdiocese of Boston suspended all six priests in February 2002. Five of the priests held ministerial positions, while one was in a non-ministerial role. |
|United States (MA) ||Rev. Paul R. Shanley 245 ||Shanley has been accused of molesting or raping at least 26 children over three decades. Throughout the 1990s, the Archdiocese of Boston transferred Shanley to parishes in Massachusetts, Nnew York and California, after they had knowledge of his actions. The Boston archdiocese has settled at least three abuse suits against Shanley. As of the beginning of 2002, Shanley had retired from the priesthood and was serving as a volunteer with the San Diego Police Department; he was dismissed from that job in early April 2002 because of the disclosure of sexual abuse allegations. He was arrested in May 2002 and charged with ten counts of child rape and six counts of indecent assault and battery, to which he plead not guilty. |
|United States (MA) ||Rev. D. George Spagnolia 247 ||In 2002, Spagnolia was accused of abusing a 14-year-old boy. The Boston archdiocese placed him on administrative leave in February 2002. Spagnolia denies the charge.246 |
|United States (MA) ||Rev. Joseph E. Birmingham 248 ||Many people came forward during March and April of 2002, accusing Birmingham of molesting them over a thirty-year period. Several individuals claim that they reported the abuse to church officials, who transferred Birmingham to other parishes after learning of the abuse. The Archdiocese of Boston settled an abuse case against Birmingham in 1996, paying $60,000 to the victim. Birmingham is deceased. Several plaintiffs are currently suing the Archdiocese, Cardinal Law and New Hampshire Bishop John McCromack. |
|United States (MA) ||Rev. Joseph Welsh 249 ||Welsh was accused in February 2002 of molesting three brothers for two decades. He was suspended after the allegations were raised. |
|United States (MA) ||Rev. Eugene O'Sullivan 250 ||In 1964, a mother informed church officials the O'Sullivan had molested her 12-year-old son. Documents from the time indicate that the officials were aware of the problem, but no action was taken. More complaints were reported in 1984, and O'Sullivan plead guilty in court to molesting an altar boy. After church officials urged that he not be sent to prison, he was released on probation and ordered to have no contact with children. Nevertheless, he was transferred to a parish in New Jersey in 1985. He served at four parishes there, but three of them were never informed of his prior conviction. O'Sullivan's actions were publicly disclosed in 1993, and he was eventually removed from the ministry. |
|United States (MA) ||Rev. Edward T. Kelley 251 ||In 1977 the police caught the priest engaging in a sexual act with a teenage boy in a car. Bishop Thomas Daily, the same bishop that ignored complaints about Rev. Shanley, stepped in and convinced the police to let him handle the situation. Daily told the police that the priest would be sent for treatment, but there is no evidence he ever received treatment. |
|United States (MA) ||Rev. Ernest E. Tourigney 252 ||A pastor reported in 1974 that Tourigney was involved with a teenage boy. Both parties denied the charge at the time, but the boy reported the case to church authorities 11 years later. Tourigney admitted his guilt and received counseling, and he was allowed to continue his ministry. New allegations were reported in 1992. At that time, he received additional treatment and was removed from the priesthood. |
|United States (MA) ||Rev. Daniel M. Graham 253 ||In 1988, Graham was accused of molesting a 14-year-old-boy in 1968. Graham admitted to the abuse but was allowed to continue his ministry. In 1992, another allegation was made against Graham for abuse perpetuated in the early 1980s. Graham denied the charges, but a 1995 review board recommended that he be prohibited from serving in a parish or working with minors. They reversed that decision in 1996, allowing him to return to full service. He was made area vicar, in charge of 19 parishes, the same year. Graham was suspended in 2002 in the midst of the Boston scandal. |
|United States (MA) ||Msgr. Michael Smith Foster ||Former altar boy Paul Edwards alleged that Foster molested him on numerous occasions between 1980 and 1985. The archdiocese put Foster on administrative leave while it conducted an investigation into the claims. The archdiocese reinstated Foster after the investigation, but placed him back on leave week later after receiving new information from Edwards about the abuse. 254 In November 2002, Foster was cleared and reinstated for a second time. 255 |
|United States (MA) ||Brother Fidelis DeBerardinis 256 ||DeBerardinis was arrested in August 2002 on charges of sexually abusing four altar boys from 1968 to. The victims' ages ranged from eight thirteen years old at the time of the first abuse. DeBerardinis was indicted on eleven counts, including rape and attempted rape of a child. |
|United States (MA) ||Rev. Paul W. Hurley 257 ||In August 2002, Hurley was indicted on two counts of child rape. The accuser claims that Hurley abused him as often as once a month between 1987 and 1988. Hurley befriended the boy during the time that he was the pastor at the boy's church and eventually paid him for performing sexual favors. Hurley was placed on administrative leave and is restricted from practicing public ministry. |
|United States (MA) ||Rev. James Porter 258 ||In the early 1990s, Porter was charged with molesting more than 130 children in Minnesota, Massachusetts and New Mexico in the 1950s and 1960s. He pled guilty in 1993 to molesting 28 children and was sentenced to 18 to 20 years in prison. Porter left the priesthood in the early 1970s. |
|United States (MA) ||Fr. Paul Desilets 259 ||In April 2002, Desilets was indicted on 27 counts of indecent assault and battery against 18 altar boys. He is being sued in civil court by 20 former altar boys. Investigations are currently underway to determine whether church officials knew of allegations of abuse before transferring Desilets. |
|United States (MA) ||Sister Gael Biondo 260 ||Biondo was sued for abusing a girl. Biondowas a teacher at a high school in Detroit where the abuse allegedly occurred. |
|United States (MA) ||Rev. Robert Burns 261 ||After being convicted of molesting boys in New Hampshire and undergoing treatment for pedophilia, Burns applied for a pastor's position in Boston in 1982. He was given a part-time associate pastor position. Burns moved on to another Boston parish and in 1991, the archdiocese received a report that Burns had repeatedly raped a boy. |
|United States (MA) ||Rev. Robert Morrissette 262 ||In November 1984, Morrissette admitted to improperly touching a boy. He received treatment and was transferred to another parish. In 1988, another priest reported to Bishop Banks that Morrissette had homosexual relationships and kept pornography in his room. Morrissette was allowed to remain in ministry until 1993. |
|United States (MA) ||Rev. Robert Meffan 263 ||In 1986, Bishop Robert Banks received a report that Meffan had seduced girls studying to be nuns in the 1960s. Nothing was done about the complaint. Meffan was pulled from ministry in 1993 after the archdiocese received numerous complaints that he was luring women into sex. |
|United States (MA) ||Rev. James D. Foley 264 ||In the 1960s, Foley fathered two children with a married woman. Notes from his personnel file indicate that he was with the woman when she suffered a fatal overdose and did not call the police until it was too late. In 1994, Foley told church officials of the woman's death. He was ordered to seek treatment and was allowed to live in a rectory and celebrate mass while receiving therapy. He was placed in a new parish under restrictions in 1995. Foley was removed from this parish in December 2002. |
|United States (MA) ||John Cotter 265 ||He settled a lawsuit in which he was accused of abusing children. He died in 1989. |
|United States (MA) ||Sister Ann Daylor 266 ||Daylor was placed on administrative leave in November 2002 after being accused of committing sexual misconduct against a fifth grade girl forty years ago. The abuse was first reported in October 2002. |
|United States (MA) ||Rev. Bernard Lane 267 ||Lane is accused of molesting teenagers at the home he ran for troubled youths. |
|United States (MI) ||Rev. John Thomas Sullivan 268 ||The diocese paid $500,000 in 1994 to settle a sex-abuse case involving Sullivan and three girls. In April 2002, diocese officials began another investigation of Sullivan. Sullivan was prohibited from performing religious duties after the allegations were made. He is now deceased. |
|United States (MI) ||Rev. Komlan Dem Houndjame 269 ||He was accused of raping a 48-year-old parishioner in October, 2001. Houndjame has been arraigned on the charge. He had been accused of three instances of sexual misconduct during previous assignments in Florida. |
|United States (MI) ||Dennis Wagner 270 ||Wagner was convicted of assaulting a 13-year- old boy. |
|United States (MI) ||Father Alfred Miller 271 ||Miller was accused of sexually abusing a man over 30 years ago. Miller resigned from the parish and decided to retire after the Archdiocese of Detroit found the allegation credible. |
|United States (MI) ||Rev. Thomas DeVita 272 ||In 1978, Father DeVita admitted to engaging in sexual misconduct with a teenage boy. The Diocese paid a $50,000 settlement to the victim's family. He underwent treatment and was returned to his parish. The abuse was not made public until 1993. He will now be removed from his ministry, in accordance with the new standards. |
|United States (MI) ||Rev. Jason Sigler 273 ||He was accused of criminal sexual conduct with a boy 14 or under. |
|United States (MI) ||Rev. Harry Benjamin 274 ||He was accused of fondling a 14-year-old boy during the mid-1980s. He was removed from the priesthood in 1992. In August 2002, he was charged with four counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct. |
|United States (MI) ||Rev. Edward Olszewski 275 ||He was accused of criminal sexual conduct with a boy 14 or under. |
|United States (MI) ||Joseph Carne 276 ||He resigned after being credibly accused of abusing a minor. |
|United States (MN) ||Rev. Gilbert DeSutter 277 ||In 1993, a boy accused DeSutter of molesting him several years earlier. When the allegation was reported, the victim's family was assured that DeSutter would retire that year. However, the family discovered that he was still serving as a priest in 1999. The victim sued and the case was settled out of court. DeSutter retired in Arizona. He is not currently working as a priest. |
|United States (MN) ||Rev. Jerome C. Kern 278 ||Kern was transferred from his parish in 1969 after the mothers of two boys accused him of fondling their sons. In 1977, a 15-year-old boy also accused him of fondling him. That boy sued and, in the resulting settlement, was promised Kern would no longer work in a parish. Kern continued to serve as associate pastor at a Minnesota church as recently as February 2002. |
|United States (MN) ||Rev. Richard H. Jeub 279 ||In 1990, Jeub was accused of being sexually active with several women. One woman sued Jeub for sexual abuse perpetuated against her in 1969, when she was 15 years old. He underwent therapy for sexual compulsion and returned to parish work in 1995. Jeub resigned from his position as associate pastor of St. Rosa of Lima Catholic Church after a newspaper article disclosed the allegations against him. |
|United States (MN) ||Rev. Joseph Wajda 280 ||Several teenage boys brought lawsuits against Wajda in the late 1980s, alleging sexual abuse. Wajda was assigned to an administrative position in the archdiocese, where he still serves. |
|United States (MN) ||Bishop Paul Dudley 281 ||In May 2002 a man accused Dudley of fondling him in the 1950s, when he served as an altar boy. The vicar general for the archdiocese says that a female victim reported in 1999 that Dudley abused her in the 1970s, but there was insufficient evidence to support her allegation at the time. Dudley retired in 1997. |
|United States (MN) ||Richard Eckroth 282 ||He was sued for abusing two boys. |
|United States (MN) ||Richard H. Huef 283 ||He settled a civil case in which he was accused of abusing a 15-year-old child. |
|United States (MO) ||Rev. Alexander Anderson 284 ||Arthur Andreas reported to the St. Louis archdiocese that Anderson had abused him in 1988. Andreas made his accusations quietly and privately to the church officials but did not attempt to sue the archdiocese or Anderson. In April 2002, Anderson made the accusations public by denying them at the pulpit and suing Andreas for defamation. In November, Andreas countersued. |
|United States (MO) ||Rev. Leroy Valentine 285 ||In 1982, the mother of three young boys accused Valentine of molesting her sons. She claims that at the time church officials failed to respond. In 1998, the archdiocese settled with the family for $20,000. Valentine was originally removed from the parish where the abuse occurred, and was reassigned to three parishes over 12 years. He was forced to resign after a new allegation of abuse arose in March, 2002. |
|United States (MO) ||Joseph Ross 286 ||He plead guilty to molesting an 11-year-old boy in 1988. |
|United States (MO) ||Rev. Gary P. Wolken 287 ||An allegation of abuse was raised against Wolken in March 2002. The case has been forwarded to the Missouri Division of Family Services. Wolken has been placed on leave while the accusation is investigated. |
|United States (MO) ||James A. Beine 288 ||Beine was arrested in late March, 2002 on three counts of sexual misconduct involving a child (he is accused of exposing himself to two young brothers, ages 9 and 10). Twenty additional complaints against him are currently being investigated. The St. Louis Archdiocese paid $110,000 in the late 1990s to settle two suits of sexual abuse involving Beine. |
|United States (MO) ||Donald Wallace 289 ||He retired after being accused of abusing a boy. |
|United States (MO) ||Rev. Hugh Behan 290 ||Behan was suspended in 1999 after allegations arose that he sexually abused several young girls and teenagers as far back as 1971. Bishop John Gaydos suspended him in 1999, saying he was taking a leave of absence. |
|United States (MO) ||Donald Heck 291 ||He was convicted of abusing an 11-year-old boy. |
|United States (MO) ||Bryhan Kuchar 292 ||He admitted to abusing 14-year-old boy. |
|United States (MO) ||Rev. Thomas Graham 293 ||Graham is accused of committing sodomy on a boy about 25 years ago. |
|United States (NE) ||Rev. Daniel Herek 294 ||Rev. Herek was accused of abusing an altar boy in the 1990s. In June 2002, a jury awarded the man (now age 23) and his mother $800,000 in damages. The Omaha Archdiocese admitted negligence in supervising the priest, and was forced to pay the settlement. Herek was previously convicted in 1998 on charges of child pornography and sexual assault of a child (for abuse that occurred between 1992 and 1997). He served two and one-half years in prison and then spent additional time in a mental health center. |
|United States (NV) ||Father Mark Roberts 295 ||In 2002, authorities charged Roberts with two counts of "gross lewdness," two counts of "using a minor to produce pornography," and five counts of child abuse and neglect. The accusers have also filed a civil lawsuit against him. Roberts denies all charges. He was removed from his church position in January, 2002. |
|United States (NH) ||Rev. John Poirier and 13 others 296 ||In February 2002, the diocese of Manchester gave prosecutors the names of 14 priests accused of abusing children from 1963 to 1987. Only Rev. Poirier was an active full-time priest; six others were retired or sick, but assisted with parishes on weekends. The other seven had already been removed from duty as a result of the accusations. |
|United States (NH) ||Gerald Chalifour 297 ||He was removed after he was reported to a bishop for molesting a minor. |
|United States (NH) ||Rev. Roland Cote 298 ||In April 2002, a man accused Cote of molesting him during the 1980s, when he was a teenager. Cote acknowledges the relationship, but claims it occurred after the accuser turned 18. Subsequent to the accusation, Cote was transferred to a new parish. |
|United States (NJ) ||Laserian Nwoga 299 ||Nwoga was accused of fondling a 15-year-old girl in a rectory |
|United States (NJ) ||John Pisarcik 300 ||Pisarcik molested a 13-year-old child. |
|United States (NJ) ||Rev. James T. Hanley 301 ||In 1985, the victim first disclosed to officials in the Diocese of Paterson that Hanley had sexually abused him between 1974 and 1981. Hanley was removed in 1986, "once the diocese had a reasonable standard of information," according to a spokeswoman for the diocese. The victim was paid $241,000 in a 1987 settlement that bought his silence. He broke that agreement in March 2002 to speak of his experience. Law enforcement authorities were not notified until the statute of limitations had expired. |
|United States (NJ) ||Father Thomas G. Rainforth 302 ||The Diocese of Paterson, New Jersey placed Rainforth on leave after he was accused of sexually abusing a teen more than 25 years ago. Rainforth denied the allegations, but stepped down as associate pastor at his church. |
|United States (NJ) ||Anthony Manuppella 303 ||He was sued for soliciting boys. |
|United States (NJ) ||Rev. William Giblin and Rev. Eugene Heyndricks 304 ||He resigned from ministry in July 2002 after being arrested and charged with soliciting sex from minors. |
|United States (NJ) ||Robert Flavin 305 ||A former student accused Flavin, a monk at Delbarton School, of sexually molesting him between 1978 and 1981, when the victim was a teenager. The victim reported the abuse to school officials ten years later. Flavin went to work in the Diocese of Paterson, and officials there were not told of the abuse. |
|United States (NM) ||Father Marvin Archuleta 306 ||In 1971, Father Archuleta invited a 14-year-old boy named Eddie Baros on a trip to Washington, DC. Baros says Archuleta fondled him throughout the trip. In 1994, Baros sued Archuleta; the case was settled for an undisclosed amount. Archuleta was supposed to be removed as a priest and reassigned to administrative church work. ABC News found him working as a priest in Mexico City in 2002. |
|United States (NM) ||Vincent Lipinski 307 ||Plead guilty to abusing a 14-year-old boy. |
|United States (NY) ||Romano Ferraro 308 ||Ferraro was arrested in April 2002 on charges of child rape, indecent assault and battery of a child, committed between 1973 and 1980. Ferraro previously was suspended from all priestly ministries after separate accusations in 1988 and 1989. |
|United States (NY) ||Rev. Anthony Failla and two unidentified priests 309 ||In 1996, three nuns reported the abuse of adolescent boys by three priests in the1970s. Of those priests one had died, one denied the charges, and the third confessed and was removed. That priest (Father Failla) resigned and moved to Florida. Law enforcement officials were never notified. The nuns made the case public this year in light of the recent scandals. |
|United States (NY) ||Rev. Kenneth Jesselli 310 ||One of six priests the Archdiocese of New York ordered to suspend priestly duties in April 2002, in the wake of sexual abuse allegations. The names of all priests have not been identified, but they were reported to the New York district attorney the first week of April. They are said to all be involved in "grave" incidents of sexual misconduct. |
|United States (NY) ||Bishop James F. McCarthy 311 ||In June 2002, Bishop McCarthy admitted to having sexual relationships with several women over the course of many years, none of whom were minors. After the admission, McCarthy quickly resigned his position. |
|United States (NY) ||Rev. John Gallant 312 ||Gallant was accused in 2002 of engaging in sexual misconduct with an 18-year-old girl. He was forced to leave his parish in April 2002. |
|United States (NY) ||Rev. James Smith 313 ||In March 2002, Smith was accused of inappropriate sexual contact with three minors. He denies the allegations. The diocese is investigating the case but has not given any information to authorities. Smith was placed on administrative leave during the investigation. |
|United States (NY) ||Rev. Donald Hebert 314 ||In 1990, Hebert was accused of sexually abusing a teenage boy during a camping trip. Police did not charge him at the time. In April 2002, Hebert was removed from his parish position because of the allegations and reassigned to an administrative position. |
|United States (NY) ||Rev. Liam O'Doherty 315 ||Two women who allege they were sexually abused by O'Doherty in the late 1970s brought suit against the priest, his church, and the Diocese of Ogdensburg in April 2002. Four other women claim abuse by O'Doherty, but are not planning legal action. A previous abuse case had been dismissed by the courts in 1979. O'Doherty is currently living in a home in Missouri for priests who are no longer assigned to churches. |
|United States (NY) ||Rev. Ronald H. Paquin 316 ||Paquin was first removed from parish work in 1990, after accusations of sexual misconduct surfaced. From 1990 to1996, the diocese received 13 more accusations for abuse occurring during the previous two decades. Six of those cases resulted in settlements of more than $500,000. The church recommended that Paquin be removed in 1994, but in 1997 he was reinstated under the condition that he have no contact with minors. He was assigned to work as a hospital chaplain in 1998, but was removed in 2000 after additional complaints of abuse (which had occurred in the 1970s and 1980s) arose. In May 2002, Paquin was indicted on three counts of rape of a child. |
|United States (NY) ||Msgr. Charles Kavanagh 317 ||In 2002, a former seminarian came forward with allegations that Kavanagh made inappropriate and abusive gestures towards him between 1978 and 1983, while the accuser was attending seminary. The accuser eventually left the seminary because of the abuse. Kavanagh was ordered to step down as chief fundraiser for his archdiocese and as pastor of his parish. He denies the allegations. The accuser is considering filing a lawsuit. |
|United States (NY) ||Rev. Kevin Iguabita 318 ||Iguabita was arrested in January 2002 for sexually assaulting a woman and a teenage girl in 2000. |
|United States (NY) ||Salvatore Miraglia 319 ||Miraglia asked boys to disrobe. |
|United States (NY) ||Rev. John Lyons 320 ||Lyons was accused in May 2002 of sexual misconduct with two minor boys. He was placed on administrative leave and will remain on suspension during the investigation. |
|United States (NY) ||Msgr. Alan Placa 321 ||Msgr. Placa was accused of sexually abusing a high school student in the mid 1970s, when he served as dean in charge of student discipline at a preparatory seminary. The victim registered a formal complaint when prosecutors contacted him in the spring of 2002. Placa had been serving on a diocesan panel that investigated allegations of clerical sex abuse. A grand jury is currently reviewing Placa's treatment of other sex abuse cases. Placa was removed from the sex abuse panel in April of 2002 and was suspended from all pastoral duties in June 2002. |
|United States (NY) ||Rev. John Thompson 322 ||A Catholic school principal alleged in 2002 that Rev. Thompson used "sexually explicit language" to intimidate her. She claims that Thompson was sexually involved with an 18-year-old-man and that he misused church funds. When approached about his indiscretions, Thompson allegedly made derogatory and harassing remarks to the principal. She has filed a $5 million lawsuit against Thompson, Queens Vicar Msgr. James Spengler, and Brooklyn Bishop Thomas Daily. Rev. Thompson was forced to resign when the allegations arose. |
|United States (NY) ||Fr. Daniel Casey 323 ||The mother of two boys who where were molested by Fr. Casey wrote to Bishop Matthew Clark in 1998, after learning that Casey was living at a rectory and was teaching religion classes to children. The woman claims that nothing was done in response to her request to prohibit Casey's access to children. Casey died in 2000. |
|United States (NY) ||Rev. Cyriacus Udegbulem 324 ||On New Year's Day, 2000, Udegbulem, a visiting priest from Nigeria, allegedly sodomized and raped a woman in Brooklyn. The victim reported the abuse to church officials at the time, but did not alert state authorities. The case was reopened in 2002 when the Diocese turned over records to the police in the wake of the current abuse crisis. Udegbulem was charged in June 2002 with 10 counts of rape and sodomy. After the initial incident, the diocese of Brooklyn dismissed Udegbulem and reported the case to his superior in Nigeria. Although he was expected to return to Nigeria, he went to Texas, where he worked in the church health center in the Diocese of Laredo. In June 2002, he was arrested for groping a woman there. 325 |
|United States (NY) ||Rev. Peter Kiare 326 ||Rev. Kiare was arrested in June 2002 on charges he molested a 12-year-old boy. Kiare was visiting the US from Kenya on a fundraising trip. Kiare's superior in Kenya, Rev. Sean McGovern expressed shock over the charge. |
|United States (NY) ||Rev. Mark Haight 327 ||Haight is accused of abusing a 12-year-old boy while serving as a hospital chaplain. The diocese of Albany paid nearly $1 million to settle this case in 1997. It also claims to have settled another case involving Haight in 1989, though it refuses to reveal the amount of that settlement. Haight received treatment after the first allegation in 1989 and returned to the ministry. He was removed from pastoral duties after the 1997 incident. |
|United States (NY) ||Bennet Akuzie 328 ||He was accused of groping 16-year-old. |
|United States (NY) ||Daniel Calabrese 329 ||He plead guilty to sodomy with a teenager. |
|United States (NY) ||Michael Hands 330 ||He was convicted of abusing a 15-year-old. |
|United States (NY) ||William Heim 331 ||He was arrested on charges of sex abuse and child pornography. |
|United States (NY) ||Bernard Mach 332 ||He was sued for abusing two boys. |
|United States (NY) ||Morgan Kuhl 333 ||He was arrested for soliciting sex from a 14-year-old. |
|United States (NY) ||Rev. Anthony Eremito 334 ||He allegedly molested a 15-year-old altar boy in 1980. The victim reported the abuse in 1991 but the case was closed after Eremito denied the accusation. The following year, Eremito was removed from duty in the Archdiocese of New York. In 1998 he moved to Lubbock, Texas, where he worked as a chaplain at a children's hospital until March 2002. |
|United States (NC) ||Fr. Francis A. Perry 335 ||In 2002, Fr. Francis A. Perry admitted to having inappropriate contact with a minor in 1961. He also admitted to being charged with "taking indecent liberties with a minor" in 1987. Those charges were dropped that year when the victim refused to testify. The bishop of the diocese, Bishop F. Joseph Grossman, removed Perry in April 2002, as soon as he learned of the past incidents. |
|United States (NC) ||Rev. Richard Farwell 336 ||Farwell was indicted on a felony charge of indecency with a boy in the 1980s. The Charlotte diocese said that it had found the charge not credible. |
|United States (OH) ||Rev. Don A. Rooney 337 ||In early April, 2002 Rooney was accused of sexually abusing a young girl more than two decades ago. He was scheduled to be placed on leave, but he committed suicide the week of April 6, 2002. |
|United States (OH) ||Rev. Joseph Brodnick and eight other unidentified priests 338 ||In April 2002, the Diocese of Cleveland suspended nine priests for accusations of sexual abuse occurring within the past 15 years. All priests had previously received treatment for sexual abuse and returned to their duties. |
|United States (OH) ||Rev. David C. Weber 339 ||Weber had been accused in the past of abusing a 16-year-old boy, but no further details were released. He was suspended in April 2002. |
|United States (OH) ||Rev. Daniel McBride 340 ||In November 2002, McBride was charged with sexually abusing a teenage boy during a trip to New York. The prosecutor offered McBride a plea bargain but McBride turned down the offer. McBride retired from the priesthood in 1987. |
|United States (OH) ||Jerry Bals 341 ||Bals, ordained deacon and former Catholic high school guidance counselor, was charged in 1994 with sexually abusing multiple girls at a Catholic high school. The charges were dropped in exchange for the forfeiture of his teaching credentials. |
|United States (OH) ||George Bailey 342 ||Before Bailey left the priesthood twenty years ago, ten women reported sexual abuse by Bailey while they were attending Catholic grade school. |
|United States (OH) ||Rev. Neil Conway 343 ||Conway admitted to sexually abusing eight boys during his 22 years as a priest. Friends of his say this number is a conservative estimate. |
|United States (OH) ||Rev. Joseph J. Lieberth 344 ||Lieberth was accused in 1986 of molesting a 17-year-old boy that same year. At that time, he underwent underwent prescribed counseling and was reassigned. Lieberth was suspended in April 2002 for the 1986 incident, in the wake of the current scandal. |
|United States (OH) ||Michael Allen 345 ||He admitted to sex with minor. |
|United States (OH) ||Joseph Fete 346 ||He was removed after admitting to having sex with a teenager. |
|United States (OH) ||Philip Jacobs 347 ||He was resigned after being accused of abusing teenagers. |
|United States (OH) ||Edward Kickel 348 ||He was accused of abusing students. |
|United States (OH) ||Michael Hanrahan 349 ||He was convicted after admitting to abusing an 11-year-old boy. |
|United States (OH) ||Robert Mayer 350 ||He was sued for abusing a 14-year-old girl. |
|United States (OK) ||Rev. James Rapp 351 ||Rapp was accused of molesting a teenage boy in Michigan in the early 1980s. In 1986 he was sent to a treatment center for sexual disorders and he was hired to work in Oklahoma in 1991 (although the archbishop there claimed to have no knowledge of Rapp's past when he was hired). Archbishop Eusibius Beltran became aware of Rapp's past in 1994. He agreed to keep Rapp in the archdiocese for the next five years. During that time, Rapp is accused of molesting and abusing three teenage boys. He plead no contest to two charges of lewd molestation in 1999 and was sentenced to 40 years in prison. Two of the victims have already received large settlement amounts and a third has a lawsuit pending. |
|United States (OK) ||Robert Foster 352 ||He was accused of molesting a 12-year-old child. |
|United States (OR) ||Rev. Francis "Frank" Duffy 353 ||Two sisters filed lawsuits in May of 2002 against the Archdiocese of Portland, in Oregon claiming they were sexually abused multiple times by Father Duffy when they were six or seven years old. Father Duffy is now deceased. |
|United States (OR) ||Rev. Louis Charvet 354 ||A man accused Charvet of masturbating in front of him when he was 13 years old (in 1957) and a woman accused him of molesting her in 1972. Both victims have filed suit against the Archdiocese of Portland, In Oregon . Additionally, four women claim Charvet sexually abused them during the 1960s. 355 |
|United States (OR) ||Rev. Francis Ford 356 ||In May 2002, a former altar boy filed suit against the Archdiocese of Portland, claiming Ford sexually abused him for two years. Ford left the Franciscan Order but continued to serve as a priest until his death in 1985. |
|United States (OR) ||Rev. Maurice Gammond 357 ||In 1999, Gammond's first accuser went public. This event opened the floodgates to multitudes of abuse accusations against him. The abuse spanned from the 1950s to the 1980s. Former altar boys claimed Gammond groped them during camping trips, in his car, in the rectory, and during confession. Gammond denied all of the charges, but was caught on tape by a former altar boy saying that children "throw themselves" at him. Gammond died in September 2002. |
|United States (OR) ||Rev. Pacome St. Arnaud 358 ||Three men accused St. Arnaud of sexually abusing them during the mid- to late-1970s. The first victim claims he reported the abuse to other priests at the time it occurred, but St. Arnaud was transferred to a new parish, where he abused the other two. The priest died in 1992. |
|United States (OR) ||Rev. Kenneth Jacques 359 ||Three men accuse Jacques of abusing them when they were high school students in the late 1970s. |
|United States (OR) ||Rev. Emanuel Clark 360 ||In a November 2002 lawsuit, a man accused Clark of sexually abusing him in 1975, when the victim was in high school. Clark is now deceased. |
|United States (OR) ||Rev. Cosmas White 361 ||A man accused White of sexually abusing him in 1964 when he was a high school student and White was a teacher and priest. |
|United States (OR) ||Aloysius A. O'Doherty 362 ||In a November 2002 suit, Sheilah Callahan alleged that she was sexually abused by O'Doherty in 1950, when she was 11 years old. |
|United States (PA) ||Roger Trott 363 ||Trott pled guilty to molesting a 13-year-old boy. He was put on five years probation. |
|United States (PA) ||Ricahrd "Sade" Zula 364 ||Zula abused altar boys. |
|United States (PA) ||Francis Pucci 365 ||Pucci abused altar boys. |
|United States (PA) ||Anthony J. Cipolla 366 ||Cipolla was arrested for allegedly molesting a nine-year-old boy in 1978, the charges were dropped. In 1988, a man filed a lawsuit against Cipolla, claiming the priest had sexually abused him for four years when he was a teenager in the 1980s. At that time, Bishop Wuerl of Pittsburgh removed Cipolla from active ministry but allowed him to remain a priest. The diocese settled the lawsuit out of court in 1993, but the church's highest court reversed Cipolla's suspension. In 1995, the Vatican again reversed the earlier decision and reinstated Cipolla's suspension. The pope defrocked him in November 2002 for disobeying orders not to serve as a priest in public. |
|United States (PA) ||Nilo Martins 367 ||He pled guilty to sodomizing a 12-year-old boy. |
|United States (RI) ||Rev. Daniel M. Azzarone 368 ||Azzarone is accused of abusing two teenage boys. In March 2002, the church admitted it had disregarded the allegations when they were first brought to its attention. Azzarone currently faces seven counts of sexual assault against teenage boys. 369 |
|United States (SC) ||Juan Castano 370 ||He was convicted of fondling a four-year-old girl in 2000. |
|United States (SC) ||Rev. Raymond DuMouchel 371 ||DuMouchel is charged with sexually molesting two girls, a 12-year-old and a 17-year -ld, in the 1950s. The victims reported the abuse in September 2002 after reading articles about sex abuse and the church. DuMouchel retired in April 1999. |
|United States (SD) ||Rev. John Corry 372 ||Corry admitted to sexually abusing a 10-year-old boy in the 1960s. The abuse continued for four years. In August 2002, he was asked to leave the monastery where he was living in retirement because the building also houses a daycare. |
|United States (TX) ||Rev. Rudolph Kos 373 ||Kos was convicted in 1997 of molesting three altar boys, and was sentenced to three lifetime terms. The Archdiocese of Dallas settled with the victims in a lawsuit in 1997. Kos was dismissed from the priesthood and is currently serving his prison sentences. |
|United States (TX) ||Rev. John A. Flynn 374 ||Flynn was accused in 1997 of having a sexual relationship with a woman twenty years earlier, when she was a minor. He left ministry at that time and underwent a year of psychiatric counseling. In March 1999, Bishop Carmody appointed Flynn to a new position. He continued there until two women complained in 2002 that they were uncomfortable in his presence. In May 2002, Flynn announced he would retire. |
|United States (TX) ||Rev. Rudolf Renteria 375 ||In 1981, Renteria was accused of sexually molesting a 14-year-old boy. At that time Bishop Joseph Delaney confronted Renteria, but the priest was unable to confirm or deny the incident. Renteria left the parish and worked in several other parishes, where he reportedly engaged in disruptive behavior and alcohol abuse. In June 2002, in accordance with the new charter approved by the US bishops, Renteria was barred from ministry because of the former allegation. Upon announcing the removal, Bishop Delaney expressed regret at not having taken action when the allegation was first reported in 1981. |
|United States (TX) ||Jesie Guerrero 376 ||In 2002, Guerrero, a deacon at San Jose Church in Hereford and the former youth director, was placed on administrative leave, following an accusation of abuse of a minor. |
|United States (TX) ||Father Michael Kenny 377 ||A woman filed a lawsuit against the Archdiocese of San Antonio in 2000, claiming Father Kenny had a sexual relationship with her. The archbishop for the diocese, Patrick Flores, suspended Kenny when he learned of the allegations. |
|United States (TX) ||Fernando Guzman 378 ||He admitted to sex with 13 year old. |
|United States (VA) ||Julian Goodman 379 ||Goodman was removed from his church in August 2002 after admitting to sexual abuse of teenager decades ago. |
|United States (VA) ||Rev. Steven Rule 380 ||Rule was suspended in August 2002 after being accused of sexual misconduct against a high school seminary student in 1976. A review board investigated the claim and found that, while Rule placed the student in an "inappropriate" situation, the behavior did not warrant removing Rule from the ministry. He was reinstated in November 2002. |
|United States (VA) ||John P. Blankenship 381 ||Blankenship was removed from his prison chaplaincy in August 2002 after admitting to sexual abuse of teenager decades ago. |
|United States (VA) ||Rev. Stephen Roszel 382 ||Roszel was placed on administrative leave in 1994 after a woman accused him of abusing her as a child. The woman sued the diocese and the case was settled out-of-court. Roszel returned to parish work following the settlement. |
|United States (VA) ||Rev. Eugene Teslovic 383 ||Teslovic was removed from the Richmond Diocese in September 2002 for involvement in several incidents of sexual misconduct with minors during the late 1970s and mid 1980s. A complaint about a 1977 sexual impropriety that involved a male parishioner in his early twenties prompted a month-long investigation that resulted in Teslovic's removal. |
|United States (VA) ||David Daie 384 ||He was sentenced to five years for molesting children. |
|United States (VT) ||Benjamin Wyhsolmerski 385 ||Wyhsolmerski settled in a case involving accusations of raping teenage girls. |
|United States (VT) ||Michael Madden 386 ||He was convicted of molesting boys. |
|United States (WA) ||Alphonsus Smith 387 ||Smith pled guilty to molesting three boys. |
|United States (WA) ||Father Paul Lavin 388 ||He was suspended from priestly duties after a 45-year-old man said the priest molested him during a trip to a seminary in Pennsylvania nearly 30 years ago. |
|United States (WA) ||Paul Conn 389 ||He was convicted in 1988 of molesting six boys. |
|United States (WA) ||James McGreal 390 ||He was removed for having a long history of inappropriate contact with children. |
|United States (WI) ||Father Michael Trainor 391 ||In 1984, Trainor entered a New Mexico treatment center, after the parents of two boys alleged complaints of sex abuse. Within months Trainor was reassigned to a parish in Montana. In the mid-1990s, several men accused Trainor of abusing them during his time in Montana. Trainor resigned from the priesthood in 1991. |
|United States (WI) ||John Patrick Feeny 392 ||In September 2002, an arrest warrant was issued for Feeny. He is charged with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old altar boy and attempting to sexually assault the victim's 13-year-old brother The crimes took place in 1979. |
|United States (WI) ||Archbishop Rembert Weakland 393 ||Weakland agreed to pay $450,000 in 1998 to a man who accused him of sexual assault. The accuser made his case public in May 2002. Weakland, who was ready to retire, requested that he be immediately relieved. The Vatican approved Weakland's request. |
|United States (WI) ||Peter Burns 394 ||Burns was convicted of assaulting a 13-year-old boy. |
194. "Priest convicted of sex abuse" Ben Schmitt, Detroit Free Press, November 2, 2002.
1. This list reflects media reports of abuse and is not a comprehensive list.
2. Pagina 12, July 22, 2002.
3 ."Archbishop resigns under fire." The Catholic World Report, November 2002.
4. Agence France Press, June 3, 2002.
5. The Australian, September 1997.
6. The Courier-Mail, October 22, 1998.
7. BBC News, March 2, 1998.
8. Associated Press, April 9, 1998.
9. Washington Post, November 21, 2002.
10. Philadelphia Inquirer, May 18, 2002.
11. Folha de Sao Paulo, August 22, 2001.
12. Lux Jornal, January 21, 2002.
13. Lux Jornal, January 21, 2002.
14. Folha de Sao Paulo, April 20, 2002.
15. Lux Jornal, January 21, 2002.
16. Lux Jornal, January 21, 2002.
17. Lux Jornal, January 21, 2002.
18. Lux Jornal, April 25, 2002.
19. Lux Jornal, April 25, 2002.
20. Folha de Sao Paulo, April 25, 2002.
21. Lux Jornal, April 27, 2002.
22. Lux Jornal, May 4, 2002.
23. Lux Jornal, May 6, 2002.
24. The News of the World, April 21, 2002.
25. ABC News Special, "Bless Me Father For I Have Sinned: The Catholic Church in Crisis," April 3, 2002.
26. The London Free Press, July 10, 1999.
27. Toronto Star, September 23, 1993.
28. Winnipeg Free Press, July 3, 1993.
29. Edmonton Journal, June 6, 2002.
30. Associated Press, November 24, 1996.
31. National Catholic Reporter, February 15, 1991.
32. Missing Link Linkup Newsletter, Spring-Summer 1999.
33. Saturday Night, February 1994.
34. Vancouver Sun, June 18, 1989.
35. Inter Press Service, May 13, 2002.
36. Inter Press Service, May 13, 2002.
37. Inter Press Service, May 13, 2002.
38. New York Times, April 20, 2002.
39. Free Press Reporter, January 17, 1999.
40. Missing Link Linkup Newsletter, Spring-Summer 1999.
41. "Paedophile priest faces prison for second time," Stephen Bates, The Guardian, November 19, 2002.
42. Missing Link Linkup Newsletter, Spring-Summer 1999.
43. "Paedophile priest faces prison for second time," Stephen Bates, The Guardian, November 19, 2002.
44. Missing Link Linkup Newsletter, Spring-Summer 1999.
45. Missing Link Linkup Newsletter, Spring-Summer 1999.
46. Ananova, February 5, 2001.
47. Time Magazine, April 1, 2002.
48. Missing Link Linkup Newsletter, Spring-Summer 1999.
49. Associated Press, July 15, 2002.
50. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, March 31, 2002.
51. Washington Post, August 13, 2002.
52. Associated Press, April 4, 2002; The Mirror, April 12, 2002.
53. Atlanta Journal and Constitution, March 31, 2002.
54. Chicago Tribune, November 12, 1995.
55. Missing Link Linkup Newsletter, Spring-Summer 1999.
56. Missing Link Linkup Newsletter, Spring-Summer 1999.
57. Missing Link Linkup Newsletter, Spring-Summer 1999.
58. Missing Link Linkup Newsletter, Spring-Summer 1999.
59. Missing Link Linkup Newsletter, Spring-Summer 1999.
60. Catholic News Service, June 17, 2002.
61. Missing Link Linkup Newsletter, Spring-Summer 1999.
62. Associated Press, April 25, 2002.
63. Missing Link Linkup Newsletter, Spring-Summer 1999.
64. Chicago Tribune, November 12, 1995.
65. Missing Link Linkup Newsletter, Spring-Summer 1999.
66. Ananova, January 12, 2001.
67. National Catholic Reporter, May 31, 2002.
68. New York Times, September 19, 2002.
69. Washington Post, April 17, 2002.
70. El Proceso, April 21, 2002.
71. El Proceso, April 21, 2002.
72. El Proceso, April 21, 2002.
73. El Proceso, April 21, 2002.
74. El Proceso, April 21, 2002.
75. "Mexico Church's Awakening: Catholics break silence on sex abuse by priests," Sandra Dibble, Union Tribune, July 14, 2002.
76. Manila Standard, July 12, 2002.
77. New York Times, February 25, 2002.
78. Missing Link Link Up Newsletter, Spring-Summer 1999.
79. Missing Link Link Up Newsletter, Spring-Summer 1999.
80. "Nuns taking sex-abuse stand vs. Church" Robin Washington, The Boston Herald, August 20, 2002.
81. Trinidad Express, May 23, 2002.
82. Washington Post, January 30, 2002.
83. Associated Press, May 23, 2002.
84. The Wanderer, June 20, 2002.
85. The Wanderer, June 20, 2002.
86. The Wanderer, June 20, 2002 .
87. Arizona Republic, August 14, 2002.
88. "Tijuana priest banned in '80s incident," Sandra Dibble, Union Tribune, July 20, 2002.
89. San Jose Mercury News, June 5, 1999.
90. Los Angeles Daily News, May 11, 1994.
91. New York Times, March 5, 2002.
92. Associated Press, October 10,2002.
93. Associated Press, July 9, 2002.
94. Associated Press, August 16, 2002.
95. Associated Press, July 9, 2002.
96. New York Times, March 15, 2002.
97. San Francisco Examiner, December 29, 1992.
98. Los Angeles Times, February 18, 2002.
99. New York Times, April 2, 2002 .
100. Associated Press, April 11, 2002.
101. Washington Post, April 12, 2002.
102. New York Times, September 6, 2002.
103. Press Democrat, November 22, 2000.
104. Associated Press, April 12, 2002.
105. New York Times, April 10, 2002.
106. The Wanderer, April 11, 2002.
107. Associated Press, April 14, 2002.
108. Associated Press, April 17, 2002.
109. Associated Press, April 17, 2002.
110. Associated Press, April 29, 2002.
111. Catholic News Service, April 26, 2002.
112. New York Times, May 2, 2002.
113. Los Angeles Times, April 30, 2002.
114. Los Angeles Times, April 30, 2002.
115. Los Angeles Times, April 30, 2002.
116. People Magazine, June 3, 2002.
117. People Magazine, June 3, 2002.
118. People Magazine, June 3, 2002.
119. National Catholic Register, August 30, 2002.
120. Orange County Register, May 5, 2002.
121. Orange County Register, May 5, 2002.
122. San Jose Mercury News, June 6, 2002.
123. New York Times, June 8, 2002.
124. Associated Press, August 16, 2002.
125. San Jose Mercury News, April 25, 2002.
126. San Jose Mercury News, June 29, 2002.
127. Linkup, October 2002.
128. Associated Press, August 16, 2002.
129. Associated Press, September 25, 2002.
130. Missing Link Link-up Newsletter, Winter-Spring 2000.
131. Orange County Register, December 30, 1990.
132. Las Vegas Review-Journal, April 23, 1993.
133. KCBS News in San Francisco, June 8, 1998.
134. Chronicle, February 2, 2001.
135. NCR, August 30, 2002.
136. New York Times, May 3, 2002.
137. Associated Press, September 2, 1998.
138. Hartford Courant, June 20, 2002.
139. Catholic News Service, May 1, 2002.
140. Catholic News Service, May 1, 2002.
141. Associated Press, June 11, 1999.
142. New York Times, December 18, 2002.
143. Hartford Courant, March 28, 1983.
144. New York Times, March 22, 2002.
145. Washington Post, June 9, 2002.
146. Charlestown Gazette, April 27, 2002.
147. New York Times, March 9, 2002.
148. New York Times, March 21, 2002.
149. New York Times, April 4, 2002.
150. Sarasota Herald-Tribune, April 4, 2002.
151. Sarasota Herald-Tribune, April 4, 2002.
152. St. Petersburg Times, April 28, 2002.
153. Palm Beach Post, April 21, 1999.
154. Associated Press, April 29, 2002.
155. Associated Press, April 29, 2002.
156. Chicago Tribune, July 31, 1992.
157. Associated Press, April 29, 2002.
158. Associated Press, July 26, 2002.
159. Tampa Tribune, April 22, 2002.
160. Associated Press, May 31, 2002.
161. Orlando Sentinel, October 12, 1992.
162. Naples Daily News, January 23, 2001.
163. Associated Press, June 5, 1998.
164. Associated Press, June 26, 2001.
165. The Wanderer, June 13, 2002.
166. New York Times, March 29, 2002.
167. New York Times, April 19, 2002.
168. Reuters, May 6, 2002.
169. Reuters, May 6, 2002.
170. Reuters, May 6, 2002.
171. Reuters, May 6, 2002.
172. Pantagraph, July 24, 2002.
173. Chicago Sun-Times, May 4, 2002.
174. Chicago Tribune, May 27, 1993.
175. Associated Press, September 5, 2002.
176. Catholic News Service, July 17, 2002.
177. New York Times, October 21, 2002.
178. Chicago Tribune, June 21, 2002.
179. Chicago Tribune, October 26, 1985.
180. St. Louis Post Dispatch, March 5, 2002.
181. Associated Press, November 15, 2002.
182. Chicago Sun Times, November 16, 1995.
183. ABC News Special, "Bless Me Father For I Have Sinned: The Catholic Church in Crisis," April 3, 2002.
184. Associated Press, November 23, 2002.
185. Associated Press, September 20, 2002.
186. Chicago Tribune, June 12, 1992.
187. Associated Press, June 11, 2002.
188. Associated Press, June 18, 2002.
189. Associated Press, September 20,2002.
190. Associated Press, June 18, 2002.
191. Associated Press, October 17, 2002.
192. Associated Press, October 17, 2002.
193. Associated Press, August 30, 2001.
195. "Diocese: Molestation allegations appear credible." Associated Press, November 11, 2002.
196. Omaha World-Herald, October 5, 1995.
197. Public records, June 29, 1990.
198. Capital Journal, October 19, 2002.
199. Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY).
200. Washington Post, May 23, 2002; Reuters, June 11, 2002; Associated Press, August 1, 2002 .
201. Associated Press, June 27, 2002; Washington Post, July 15, 2002; Associated Press, July 27, 2002; Associated Press, October 10, 2002.
202. Associated Press, May 3, 2002.
203. Associated Press, May 30, 2002.
204. Associated Press, May 22, 2002.
205. Associated Press, May 22, 2002.
206. Associated Press, October 10, 2002.
207. Associated Press, August 14, 2002; Associated Press, October 10, 2002.
208. New York Times, June 12, 2002.
209. St. Petersburg Times, April 28, 2002.
210. Times-Picayune, May 11, 2002.
211. Associated Press, April 20, 2002.
212. Associated Press, April 20, 2002.
213. The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA), April 20, 2002.
214. Associated Press, April 20, 2002.
215. Baton Rouge Morning Advocate, November 7, 1991.
216. Associated Press, May 18, 1999.
217. New York Times, March 5, 2002.
218. New York Times, March 5, 2002.
219. Associated Press, May 15, 2002.
220. Baltimore Sun, May 19, 2002.
221. Washington Post, May 24, 2002.
222. Washington Post, May 21, 2002.
223. Washington Post, June 3, 2002.
224. Washington Post, December 17, 2002.
225. Washington Post, May 28, 2002.
226. Washington Post, August 22, 2002.
227. Washington Post, August 22, 2002.
228. Washington Post, August 22, 2002.
229. Washington Post, August 22, 2002.
230. Washington Post, August 22, 2002.
231. Washington Post, August 22, 2002.
232. Cox News Service, June 4, 2002.
233. Washington Post, June 11, 2002.
234. Washington Post, June 24, 2002.
235. Washington Post, September 27, 2002.
236. Washington Post, June 28, 2002.
237. Washington Post, September 23, 2002.
238. Washington Post, June 8, 2002.
239. Washington Post, February 16, 1995.
240. "Nuns taking sex-abuse stand vs. Church" Robin Washington, Boston Herald, August 20, 2002.
241. New York Times, March 23, 2002; Washington Post, October 22, 2002.
242. Washington Post, February 22, 2002; Washington Post, March 13, 2002.
243. The Patriot Ledger (Quincy, MA), February 20, 2002.
244. New York Times, February 8, 2002.
245. New York Times, April 10, 2002.
246. New York Times, May 3, 2002.
247. New York Times, February 26, 2002.
248. New York Times, April 5, 2002.
249. The Patriot Ledger, February 20, 2002.
250. New York Times, June 5, 2002.
251. New York Times, October 29, 2002.
252. New York Times, June 5, 2002.
253. New York Times, June 5, 2002.
254. Washington Post, September 16, 2002.
255. Washington Post, November 2, 2002.
256. New York Times, August 15, 2002.
257. New York Times, August 9, 2002.
258. St. John's Telegram, March 17, 2002.
259. The Wanderer, May 2, 2202.
260. Boston Globe, June 22, 1995.
261. New York Times, December 4, 2002.
262. New York Times, December 4, 2002.
263. New York Times, December 4, 2002.
264. Washington Post, December 6, 2002.
265. Boston Globe, January 28, 2002.
266. "Massachusetts Nun is Accused of Sexual Misconduct in 1960s," New York Times, November 15, 2002.
267. "Massachusetts Nun is Accused of Sexual Misconduct in 1960s," New York Times, November 15, 2002.
268. Associated Press, April 7, 2002.
269. New York Times, April 10, 2002.
270. Associated Press, May 14, 2002.
271. Catholic News Service, July 17, 2002.
272. New York Times, June 17, 2002.
273. "Priests are charged in sex abuse cases from past decade," Associated Press, Washington Post, August 28, 2002.
274. "Priests are charged in sex abuse cases from past decade," Associated Press, Washington Post, August 28, 2002.
275. "Priests are charged in sex abuse cases from past decade," Associated Press, Washington Post, August 28, 2002.
276. Associated Press, April 26, 2002.
277. Associated Press, May 26, 2002.
278. Associated Press, May 26, 2002.
279. Associated Press, May 26, 2002; Associated Press, June 6, 2002.
280. Associated Press, May 26, 2002.
281. Associated Press, May 7, 2002.
282. Star Tribune, May 12, 2002.
283. Pioneer Press, May 26, 2002.
284. New York Times, November 27, 2002.
285. New York Times, March 28, 2002.
286. St. Lous Dispatch, August 7, 2002.
287. New York Times, March 28, 2002.
288. New York Times, March 29, 2002.
289. Hannibal Courier Post, March 13, 2002.
290. Orlando Sentinel, June 21, 2002.
291. St. Louis Dispatch, August 30, 1992.
292. St. Louis Today, Post-Dispatch, July 2, 2002.
293. "Prosecutors call five to seven abuse cases 'promising.'" Associated Press, November 22, 2002.
294. Washington Post, June 15, 2002.
295. Catholic News Service, April 26, 2002.
296. New York Times, February 16, 2002.
297. Fosters, February 15, 2002.
298. "Crowd Assails NH Bishop for withholding priest's past," Washington Post, October 7, 2002.
299. The Press of Atlantic City, April 19, 2002.
300. Star Ledger, October 5, 1991.
301. New York Times, March 18, 2002.
302. Catholic News Service, July 17, 2002.
303. Courier Post, April 1999.
304. "Sex charges for 2 New Jersey priests," Robert M. Frank, New York Times, July 28, 2002.
305. "Response to abuse case disillusions a Catholic." New York Times, September 29, 2002.
306. ABC News Special, "Bless Me Father For I Have Sinned: The Catholic Church in Crisis," April 3, 2002 .
307. Austin American Statement, August 14, 1993.
308. Boston Herald, April 2, 2002.
309. New York Times, March 15, 2002.
310. New York Times, April 12, 2002.
311. New York Times, June 12, 2002.
312. New York Times, April 9, 2002.
313. New York Times, April 10, 2002.
314. Associated Press, April 11, 2002.
315. Associated Press, April 11, 2002.
316. New York Times, May 31, 2002.
317. New York Times, May 30, 2002.
318. Associated Press, May 31, 2002.
319. Sun Sentinel, April 24, 2002.
320. Associated Press, May 31, 2002.
321. New York Times, June 15, 2002.
322. Associated Press, June 20, 2002.
323. The Wanderer, June 13, 2002.
324. Africa News, June 25, 2002.
325. Associated Press, June 26, 2002.
326. Washington Post, June 27, 2002.
327. New York Times, June 27, 2002.
328. New York Times, April 4, 1996.
329. Buffalo News, February 20, 1993.
330. Daily News, April 14, 2002.
331. Times Union Albany, March 7, 2002.
332. Buffalo News, January 20, 1994.
333. Yahoo News, October 7, 1999.
334. "Priest who saw abuse from the other side turns watchdog," New York Times, July 7, 2002.
335. National Catholic Reporter, April 26, 2002.
336. Washington Post, August 7, 2002.
337. Washington Post, April 6, 2002.
338. New York Times, April 9, 2002.
339. New York Times, April 14, 2002.
340. Linkup, November 23, 2002.
341. Linkup, November 23, 2002.
342. Linkup, November 23, 2002.
343. Linkup, November 23, 2002.
344. New York Times, April 14, 2002.
345. Cincinnati Post, May 7, 2002.
346. Akron Beacon Journal, April 28, 2002.
347. Columbus Dispatch, May 1, 2002.
348. Associated Press, March 28, 2002.
349. Columbus Dispatch, May 19, 1994.
350. Chicago Tribune, October 25, 1991.
351. Washington Post, May 21, 2002.
352. Associated Press, June 8, 1998.
353. Associated Press, May 29, 2002.
354. Associated Press, May 7, 2002.
355. "Fifteen more people file molestation suits against church," Associated Press, November 19, 2002.
356. Associated Press, May 7, 2002.
357. New York Times, October 7, 2002.
358. "Fifteen more people file molestation suits against church," Associated Press, November 19, 2002.
359. "Fifteen more people file molestation suits against church," Associated Press, November 19, 2002.
360. "Fifteen more people file molestation suits against church," Associated Press, November 19, 2002.
361. "Fifteen more people file molestation suits against church," Associated Press, November 19, 2002.
362. "Fifteen more people file molestation suits against church," Associated Press, November 19, 2002.
363. Pittsburgh-Post Gazette, March 15, 2002.
364. St. Petersburg Times, November 15, 1988.
365. St. Petersburg Times, November 15, 1988.
366. "Pope Defrocks Priest who Disobeyed Orders," Associated Press, Washington Post, November 17, 2002. 367. 367. Associated Press, May 1, 2002.
368. Associated Press, March 20, 2002.
369. Catholic News Service, April 26, 2002.
370. Associated Press, April 27, 2002.
371. "Retired priest faces molestation charges," Associated Press, November 14, 2002.
372. Associated Press, August 30, 2002.
373. Dallas Morning News, April 16, 2002.
374. Associated Press, May 22, 2002.
375. Dallas Morning News, July 1, 2002.
376. Dallas Morning News, July 1, 2002.
377. Associated Press, May 15, 2002.
378. Houston Chronicle, November 3, 1990.
379. Washington Post, August 20, 2002.
380. "Richmond Diocese Reinstates Priest." Washington Post, November 6, 2002.
381. Washington Post, August 20, 2002.
382. Washington Post, June 9, 2002.
383. Washington Post, September 25, 2002.
384. The Age, July 15, 2000.
385. Burlington Free Press, April 27, 2002.
386. Burlington Free Press, April 27, 2002.
387. Washington Post, December 22, 1995.
388. Catholic News Service, July 17, 2002.
389. Seattle Times, March 22, 1992.
390. Seattle Times, March 22, 1992.
391. Associated Press, May 25, 2002.
392. Washington Post, September 16, 2002.
393. Associated Press, May 23, 3002.
394. Milwaukee Journal, October 26, 1992
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