Rev. James E. Kleman

Summary of Case: Kleman was accused in a 2003 class action lawsuit of having sexually abused two boys and a girl. He died in 1974.

Ordained
: 1955

     

Start Stop Assignment Town/Accusations State Position Notes

1955

William Theodore Mulloy was Covington bishop (1944-1959)

1959 St. Anthony's

Forest Hills (Latonia)

Kleman was accused in a 2003 lawsuit of having sexually abused a boy between 1958-1961. Some of the abuse is said to have occurred in St. Anthony's rectory and on one occasion of abuse the pastor is said to have walked in on the priest and boy. The pastor turned around and walked out, and nothing more was done. (Kentucky Post
July 2, 2010)

KY 2/2 Parish had a school with 101-120 boys and 130-152 girls.
    Covington Catholic High School

Park Hills

The man who accused Kleman in the 2003 lawsuit of sexually abusing him as a boy between 1958-1961 said some of the incidents occurred at Covington Catholic, where the accuser was a student and Kleman was a teacher.

KY religion and latin teacher Covington Catholic is a Marianist High school for boys.

1957

Richard Henry Ackerman, C.S.Sp. succeeded Mulloy (1960-1978)

 

1961 Diocesan Director of Catholic Boy Scouts Covington KY    
1957 1960 Diocesan Directors of Catholic Youth Organization Covington KY    
1959 1960 Blessed Sacrament

S. Ft. Mitchell

Kleman was accused in a 2003 lawsuit of having begun sexually abusing a 10 year old girl at this parish in 1959. He was also accused in the suit of abusing the girl's brother, beginning when the brother was 12 years old. (The Kentucky Post [Covington KY]
Downloaded December 24, 2003)

KY 3/4 Parish had a school with 384 boys and 330 girls.
1960 1961 Sacred Heart Bellvue KY 3/3 Parish had a school with 314 boys and 289 girls.
1961 1963 St. William's Lancaster KY 3/3, 4/4 Parish had a school with 18-16 boys and 10-12 girls.
1961 1963 St. Clare Berea KY   This was a mission of St. William's in Lancaster.
1961 1963 Our Lady of Loretto Mt. Vernon KY   This was a mission of St. William's in Lancaster.
1961 1963 St. Paul's McKee KY   This was a mission of St. William's in Lancaster.
1963 1966

On Leave

       
1966 1968 Blessed Sacrament Ft. Mitchell KY 4/4 Parish had a school with 475-478 boys and 409-437 girls.
1968 1970 St. Elizabeth Hospital Covington KY co-chaplain  
1970 1973 Sick Leave        
1973 1974 Corpus Christi Newport KY    
1973 1974 Catholic Mission Newport KY  

This was a mission of Corpus Christi.

Kleman died March 9, 1974


Source
: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1956-1975)

Priests in a Parish: We use the following convention to show a priest's place among the clergy of a parish: 1/2 means that he is the first priest listed in the Official Catholic Directory (usually the pastor) and that there is a total of two priests at the parish. The shorthand 3/4 means that the priest is listed third on a four-priest roster. See our sample page from the Directory.

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This assignment record collates Kleman's career history as it is represented in the Official Catholic Directory with allegations as reported in the media. We make no representation regarding the truth of the allegation we report, and we remind our readers that the U.S. legal system presumes that a person accused of or charged with a crime is innocent until proven guilty. Similarly, individuals who may be defendants in civil actions are presumed not to be liable for such claims unless a plaintiff proves otherwise. Admissions of guilt or liability are not typically a part of civil or private settlements. For more information, see our posting policy.

This assignment record was last updated on Dec. 22, 2010

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