|Assignment Record – Rev. Patrick Henry O'Liddy
Summary of Case: O'Liddy was a priest of the Missouri Province of the Society of Jesus, ordained in 1990. He took a leave of absence in February 1999 and, in August of that year, was caught sending lewd photos to a 14 year-old girl. Investigators posed as the girl and arranged for a rendezvous with O'Liddy. He was arrested when he showed up and charged with attempted sexual assault of a minor. O'Liddy pleaded guilty and was sentenced to ten years' probation and 200 hours of community service. He left the priesthood after his sentencing.
|1977||seminarian||O'Liddy joined the Jesuits in 1973.|
St. Louis archbishop was John Lawrence May (1980-1992).
|1987||St. Louis University High School||St. Louis||MO||teacher|
Innsbruck bishop was Reinhold Stecher (1980-1997)
Denver archbishop was James Francis Stafford (1986-1996), followed by Charles Joseph Chaput, o.f.m. Cap. (1997-2011)
|1996||Regis University||Denver||CO||assistant campus minister; adult educator|
|1995||Feb. 1999||Regis Jesuit Community||Denver||CO|
|Feb. 1999||Aug. 1999||Leave of Absence/The Spot||
• O'Liddy was arrested in Aug. 1999 after he sent photos of his genitalia to a 14 year-old girl over the internet. The girl told her mother, who called police. Posing as the girl online, police arranged for Liddy to meet her. O'Liddy was arrested when he showed up.
O'Liddy took a leave of absence in Feb. 1999, and was considering leaving the priesthood. Until his arrest he worked for five months during that time, at The Spot, which was a downtown youth center.
O'Liddy pleaded guilty to attempted sexual assault on a minor and was sentenced to ten years' probation and 200 hours of community service. He subsequently resigned from the priesthood.
Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1991-2000)
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