Rev. Paul Joseph Conn
Summary of Case: In May, 1988 Conn was charged with five felony counts of indecent liberties with minors. In July, 1988 he pleaded guilty to molesting six boys between the ages of 11-13. Also admitted to abuse of others police did not know about. Sentenced to four years in prison. Also a former supervising priest of another abuser, James McGreal. Civil suit settled wtih archdiocese in 1996. Laicized.
Seattle Archbishop was Raymond Gerhardt Hunthausen (1975-1991)
|1988||Queen of Angels||
• Charged with indecent liberties involving boys under the age of 14 in 1988. The abuse was said to have taken place between 1987 and April 1988. (Associated Press, carried in The Oregonian
Parish had a school with 249-221 students.
Conn was sentenced to four years in prison. (John roe vs Does, Cause No. 1156450, Superior Court of California)
|1985||1988||St. Anne's||Forks||WA||This was a mission of Queen of Angels in Port Angeles.|
|1985||1988||St. Thomas the Apostle||Clallam Bay||WA||This was a mission of Queen of Angels in Port Angeles.|
|1985||1988||Neah Bay||WA||This was a station of Queen of Angels in Port Angeles.|
|1985||1988||Makah A.F. Station||WA||This was a station of Queen of Angels in Port Angeles.|
|1988||1991||Absent on Leave||Known as of May 2002 to have left the priesthood and to be living in California. (Seattle Times
May 5, 2002)
Source: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1986-1991)
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