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LastFirstOrdTStatusD/ONotesDioceseSource/Assignments
AbayaRubin PAccusedDiocesanOne of seven priests named as defendants in 1984 civil suits filed by a 16 yr old girl seduced by Santiago (Henry) Tamayo and then by six other Filipino priests in Los Angeles. All fled the country (with support from Archdiocese) after suits filed. Others include Henry Caboang, Valentine Tugade, Sylvio Lacar, Victor Balbin, and Angelo Cruces. One of the priests (not Abaya) fathered the girl's child. Archdiocese contributed to support of child after dismissal of one suit.Los Angeles, CASource:
United Press International 02.08.84; United Press International 03.08.84; United Press International 11.16.84; United Press International 02.17.87; Milla v Tamayo, 187 Cal App 3d 1453 03.04.87; LA Times 03.28.91; Daily Breeze 12.05.07; LA Times 12.05.07; SNAP Statement 08.09.13; SNAP Statement 09.06.13
AbdonAndrew BSettledBros Christian SchoolIn separate 1995 lawsuits, 2 brothers and another man claim abuse while in elementary school by Br. Abdon and other Christian Brothers at St. Michael's in Santa Fe and at College of Santa Fe in 1950s. Last of lawsuits settled 10/96. Woman also filed suit in 1995 alleging that she was abused by Abdon at St. Michaels. Abdon died in 1977. Stadium at St. Michael's is Brother Abdon Field, even in 2008.Santa Fe, NMSource:
Obituary and Assignments 08.17.77; Ortiz y Pino, M v Christian Brothers 05.17.95; Ortiz y Pino, P v Christian Brothrs 05.17.95; Sante Fe New Mexican 05.18.95; Albuquerque Journal 05.19.95; McGuire v Christian Brothers 06.28.95; Albuquerque Journal 07.01.95; Malone v St Charles College, Abdon & NOSF 08.03.95; Albuquerque Journal 08.08.95; Santa Fe New Mexican 11.30.95; Santa Fe New Mexican 10.03.96
AbercrombieLeonard A.1946PAccusedDiocesanLetter 7/93 to Pope JP II, Stafford, and Mahony, alleged abuse of boy 1953-57 from age 7 and counted several victims. Said Abercrombie admitted abuse to victim's sister in 1992. USAF chaplain 1950-53 in LA. Baker diocese 1962-64 but listed on sick leave. VA chaplain in LA 1972-93. Retired. Died 10/94. Late 1950s abuse alleged to Denver in 2002. CA suit 2003. LA Arch. rpt 2/17/04 noted 2 CA victims in 1970s. 1st CO suit filed 9/20/05. At least 9 men allege abuse. Some suits mediated. Others settled 7/08.Denver, COSource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 3; Murphy Letter to Pope 7.93; Denver Post 09.13.05; Denver Post 09.21.05; LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; Denver Post 12.18.05; Denver Post 02.04.06; Rocky Mountain News 02.14.06; Denver Post 05.06.06; Rocky Mountain News 05.24.06; Rocky Mountain News 06.01.06; Denver Post 11.02.06; Denver Post 11.13.06; Denver Post 01.05.07; Colorado Springs Gazette 02.18.07
Assignments:
Rocky Mountain News 9.14.07 (add'l article); Rocky Mountain News 4.12.08 (add'l article); Colorado Springs Gazette 5.25.08 (add'l article); Denver Post 7.2.08 (add'l article); Assignment Record; LA Times Database 4.20.06
Abeywickrema
Lionel Augustine1951PAccusedDiocesanAbeywickrema, originally from Sri Lanka, was accused by 3 sisters of sexually abusing them in mid-1960s when he was at St. Bernadette's Parish in Albuquerque and they were between ages of 6-14. The women reached out-of-court settlement with Santa Fe Archdiocese which was announced 7/1/93. He was removed from public ministry without any privileges.. He is believed to have died in late 2008.Santa Fe, NMSource:
Roswell Daily Record 7.1.93; The New Mexican (AP) 7.1.93; The New Mexican (AP) 7.3.93
AbramsJohn L.< 1950PAccusedDiocesanSome time after 2002 Abrams' "victims" reported abuse between 1979-1982 to Diocese but nothing done. No criminal charges filed. Diocese publicly announced 11/07 that Abrams' authority as priest had been permanently removed and matter was being referred to Vatican after review board found allegations credible. He was 83 yrs old at the time.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Statement by Diocese of Brooklyn 11.08.07; NY Post 11.14.07; Times Ledger 11.15.07
AbruzzeseJoseph A.1990PConvictedDiocesanPlaced on leave in 11/93. Pleaded no contest in 1994 to second-degree sexual assault for grabbing and fondling a 16 yr old boy in a local park. Sentenced to 5 yrs probation and counseling. Shown as Absent on Leave per 1995 - 2002 Official Catholic Directories. He is not listed after 2002. Current status unknown.Providence, RISource:
Providence Journal-Bulletin 7.3.94; Providence Journal-Bulletin 01.14.94; Providence Journal 09.24.94
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
AceboJeffrey1986PSuedDiocesanAs a newly ordained priest, Acebo confessed to Bishop Cummins in 1986 that he had molested a 16 yr old girl. He wanted to make the relationship public but Bishop refused. He sent Acebo for treatment and reassigned him. Acebo served in four parishes overthe next 15 yrs. Named in civil suit and apology service.Oakland, CASource:
Bay Area News Group 4.1.08; Contra Costa Times 4.1.08; San Jose Mercury News 03.31.08
Acosta
Jorge BSuedSalesianJoined seminary at age 18 and left religious life in 1983. Named as abuser "Br. Jorges Acosta" in 2005 civil suit by 2 men against Salasian Order and Mary Help of Christians School in Tampa. Admitted in 02/07 deposition to sexual relations with three students in1983 when he was teacher and cleric at school. He told the principal about 2 of the incidents but was never reported to law enforcement. 2nd suit filed by 1 4/07. One settlement announced 7/08. Amount confidential. No criminal charges due to SOLSt. Petersburg, FLSource:
Tampa Tribune 02.24.07; Tampa Tribune 02.25.07; Tampa Tribune 04.14.07; St. Petersburg Times 04.17.07; Tampa Tribune 06.02.07; Tampa Tribune 02.14.08; St. Petersburg Times 05.20.08; Tampa Tribune 05.20.08
AcresJohn H.1983PSuedJesuitSued 2002. Accused of abuse of sudents at Boston College High School. Claimes referred to Suffolk DA. He has officially left the Order per 3/02 article. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was an Order priest.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 3.8.02; Boston Herald 3.8.02; Boston Globe 03.14.02; Boston Globe 11.20.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Adams
Alvin J.1967PAccusedDiocesanRemoved 3/09 from parish assignment and position as chaplain at Bp. Canevin High after new allegation that he had sexually abused a minor in late 1960s in his first assignment. Three accusers known as of 2/10 but only 1 was considered credible by Diocese. This was woman who accused him of fondling her at Mon Valley HS in late 1970s. in 2/10 he was permanently restricted to a supervised ministry as chaplain to a convent of sisters but assignment withdrawn after complaints from parents of nearby school.Pittsburgh, PASource:
KDKA 3.5.09; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 3.5.09; York Daily Record (AP) 03.05.09; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.18.10; Pittsburgh Tribune-Tribune 02.19.10; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.20.10; WPIX 02.23.10
Adams
Archie H.1955PAccusedDiocesanAdams was named in 2/03 article as one of four priests against whom documented and substantial allegations of serious abuse have been made. He had not been publicly accused in the past. Adams was granted a medical leave and retired status in 1994. Per 2002 Catholic Directory, he was still shown as on sick leave. By 8/05 he was "no longer in the priesthood" and diocese did not keep track of him.Madison, WISource:
Wisconsin State Journal 04.30.94; Madison Capital Times 02.19.03; Wisconsin State Journal 08.02.05
AdamsBenedict "Ben" 1957PAccusedofm capIdentified in 6/18/13 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as deceased friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Died 4/15/02. Worked in Wisconsin for much of his career. Adams' name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against himDetroit, MISource:
FindAGrave 04.15.02; Capuchin List of Friars with Confirmed Reports of Sexual Abuse of Minors 06.18.13; Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St Joseph 06.18.13
Adamsky
Raymond J.1958PAccusedDiocesanServed in 11 parishes in 34 yrs. Accused of molestation in 1961, 1964, 1965, 1971 & 1983. Name appears on Archdiocese's 4/04 list of priests fully restricted from ministry because of credible allegations of abuse. Adamsky retired in 1993 and was fullyrestricted from priestly ministry. Case sent to the Vatican for review 2004. Prayer & Penance requested.Milwaukee, WISource:
Archdiocese of Milwaukee List 07.09.04; Associated Press 07.09.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.10.04; A History of Saint Joseph - Racine 07.16.09; Archdiocese of Milwaukee List of Clergy Offenders 03.03.12; Journal Times with Documents 07.02.13; NBC News 07.02.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record
Adamson
Thomas1958PSettledDiocesan100+ victims. At least 12 suits filed late 1980s-early 1990s. Permanently removed from ministry 1984. Trial on one suit with major verdict for Plaintiff 12/90. Civil suit filed 4/06. Abused in Winona prior to transfer to St Paul AD. All settlements estimated at over $6M. One 2006 case dismissed 2010 was reinstated by Court of Appeals 6/11 but rejected by MN Supreme Court 7/12. He lives in Rochester, MN. Banned from church property. New lawsuits filed 5/30/13 & 8/28/13 under new MN law. Laicized 2009. May 2006 deposition released 6/11/14. Adamson will continue to draw a monthly pension with medical and dental coverage for the rest of his life. As of 7/14, Winona Diocese wants venue change for civil trial. Judge refused to dismiss case 07.21.14. Trial set for 9/22/14 but was reset to Nov. 2014. Diocese formally requested a change of venue or a request to indefinitely delay trial. Judge ruled for Plaintiff 09.03.14.Winona, MNSource:
Letter by Fr Carlson to Adamson File 11.25.80; Memo from Then-Bishop Carlson 06.29.84; Adamson Personnel Files and Court Rulings 10.12.10; Collection of Articles Prior to 01.01.12; Minnesota Public Radio 01.09.12; Post-Bulletin 03.02.12; Star-Tribune 07.25.12; Statement of Jeff Anderson 07.25.12; LaCrosse Tribune 07.27.12; Statement by Jeff Anderson & Assoc 07.27.12; Legal Examiner 08.30.12; Minnesota Public Radio 02.13.13; Winona Daily News 04.27.13; Patrick Wall Blog 05.20.13; Pioneer Press 05.29.13; Winona Daily News 05.29.13; MPR News 05.30.13; Winona Daily News 05.30.13; Press TV 05.31.13; Doe 16 v Diocese of Winona, 3rd District Court, Winona MN 08.27.13; KAAL with Documents 08.29.13; KIMT 08.29.13; Post-Bulletin 08.29.13; Statement by Diocese of Winona 08.29.13; Winona Daily News (with documents) 08.29.13; KTTC 08.30.13; Riverfront Times (with documents) 09.16.13; Pioneer Press 11.27.13; Pioneer Press 12.02.13; Winona Daily News 12.04.13; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; Fridley Patch 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; Albert Lea Tribune 12.06.13; MinnPost 12.06.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13; Pioneer Press 12.10.13; Press Release by Anderson & Associates 12.10.13; Star Tribune 12.10.13; Winona Daily News 12.11.13; Albert Lea Tribune 12.16.13; Anderson & Assoc Press Release 12.16.13; Diocese of Winona Statement and List of Accused Priests with Assignments 12.16.13; Fridley Patch 12.16.13; Pioneer Press 12.16.13; Post Bulletin 12.16.13; Star Tribune 12.16.13; Post Bulletin 12.17.13; Post-Bulletin 12.17.13; Winona Daily News 12.17.13; Post Bulletin 12.20.13; Pioneer Press 01.03.14; Star Tribune 01.03.14; Winona Daily News 01.04.14; Minnesota Public Radio 01.11.14; SNAP MN Statement 01.13.14; Star Tribune 01.13.14; Pioneer Press 01.31.14; Pioneer Press 02.04.14; Bring Me The News 02.11.14; KARE 11 02.11.14; KSTP 02.11.14; Minnesota Public Radio 02.11.14; Pioneer Press 02.11.14; Star Tribune 02.11.14; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul & Minneapolis 02.11.14; KARE 11 02.12.14; SNAP Statement 02.12.14; Archdiocese of St Paul Statement re Appeal to MN Court of Appeals 02.14.14; Minnesota Public Radio 02.14.14; Pioneer Press 02.14.14; SNAP Statement 02.14.14; Star Tribune 02.14.14; Winona Daily News 02.15.14; Minnesota Public Radio 02.19.14; Minnesota Public Radio Database 02.19.14; Minnesota Public Radio 02.27.14; Pioneer Press 02.27.14; SNAP Statement 02.27.14; Media Statement from Anderson & Associates (with Orders) 03.05.14; Minnesota Public Radio 03.05.14; MN SNAP Statement 03.05.14; Pioneer Press 03.05.14; Star Tribune 03.05.14; Pioneer Press 03.18.14; Winona Daily News 03.22.14; Star Tribune 03.24.14; Minnesota Public Radio 03.25.14; Bring Me News 03.26.14; Pioneer Press 03.27.14; St Cloud Times 03.27.14; Star Tribune 03.27.14; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis 04.02.14; Minnesota Public Radio 04.03.14; Pioneer Press 04.03.14; St Cloud Times 04.03.14; KSTP 04.16.14; Media Statement by Anderson & Assoc 04.16.14; Minnesota Public Radio 04.16.14; My Fox 9 04.16.14; Pioneer Press 04.16.14; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul 04.16.14; Pioneer Press 04.22.14; DotCommonweld 04.25.14; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul 04.25.14; Daily Reporter (AP) 05.08.14; Star Tribune 05.08.14; Star Tribune 05.09.14; Deposition of Archbishop Flynn 05.14.14; Adamson Deposition 05.16.14; Star Tribune 05.24.14; Minnesota Public Radio 05.28.14; Pioneer Press 05.28.14; Star Tribune 05.28.14; Anderson & Assoc Media Release 06.04.14; Minnesota Public Radio 06.04.14; MN SNAP Statement 06.04.14; Pioneer Ress 06.04.14; Star Tribune 06.04.14; SNAP Statement 06.06.14; Anderson & Associates Media Statement 06.09.14; Archdiocese of St Paul Statement 06.09.14; Minnesota Public Radio 06.09.14; Pioneer Press 06.09.14; SNAP Statement 06.09.14; St Louis Post Dispatch 06.09.14; Star Tribune 06.09.14; Video Excerpts and Documents from Archbishop Carlson Deposition 06.09.14; Riverfront Times 06.10.14; St Louis Post Dispatch 06.10.14; The American Conservative 06.10.14; Archdiocese of St Louis Statement 06.11.14; Catholic Culture 06.11.14; DotCommonweal 06.11.14; Fox 2 06.11.14; KAAL ABC 6 06.11.14; KMOV 06.11.14; KSDK 06.11.14; Minnesota Public Radio 06.11.14; National Catholic Reporter 06.11.14; Pioneer Press 06.11.14; PostBulletin 06.11.14; SNAP Statement 06.11.14; SNAP Statement 06.11.14; St Louis Post Dispatch 06.11.14; St Louis Post Dispatch 06.11.14; St Louis Public Radio 06.11.14; St Louis Review 06.11.14; Star Tribune 06.11.14; Catholic League 06.12.14; Huffington Post 06.12.14; KAAL TV 06.12.14; KSDK 06.12.14; Riverfront Times 06.12.14; St Louis Post-Dispatch 06.12.14; Fox 2 06.13.14; KMOV 06.13.14; LaCrosse Tribune 06.13.14; St Louis Review 06.13.14; Statement by Archbishop Carlson 06.13.14; Winona Daily News 06.13.14; MissouriNet 06.14.14; Winona Daily News 06.15.14; St Cloud Times (AP) 06.21.14; Winona Daily News 06.21.14; Diocese of Winona Updated List & Media Statement 06.23.14; Winona Daily News 06.23.14; WXOW 06.23.14; Anderson & Associates Media Statement 06.24.14; Austin Daily Herald 06.24.14; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul regarding depositions of key individuals 06.24.14; Winona Daily News 06.24.14; Daily Reporter 06.25.14; Pioneer Press 06.25.14; Star Tribune 06.25.14; Star Tribune 06.25.14; Star Tribune 06.25.14; St Louis Post-Dispatch 06.28.14; Star Tribune 07.07.14; Affidavit of Jennifer Hasberger 07.15.14; Anderson & Assoc 07.15.14; National Catholic Reporter 07.15.14; Star Tribune 07.15.14; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul 07.15.14; Fox 9 07.16.14; Anderson & Associated Media Release 07.18.14; St Cloud Times 07.20.14; Minnesota Public Radio 07.21.14; Pioneer Press 07.21.14; Fox 9 07.22.14; Minnesota Public Radio 07.22.14; Southern Minn 07.22.14; Minnesota Public Radio 08.04.14; Pioneer Press 08.04.14; Pioneer Press 08.26.14; Star Tribune 08.26.14; Anderson & Associates Media Release 09.03.14; Minnesota Public Radio 09.03.14; Pioneer Press 09.03.14; Star Tribune 09.03.14; Winona Daily News 09.03.14; KAAL 09.04.14; Winona Daily News 09.04.14; Star Tribune 09.10.14; Winona Daily News 09.10.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Church Assignment Record; Diocese of Winona Assignment Record
Aerts
Daniel C.1977PAccusedDiocesanIn 4/02 Aerts admitted to sexual misconduct with teen in 1979 while serving at St. Thomas and Holy Spirit parishes in Grand Rapids. Apparently the victim sent him a letter in 2002 and he forwarded it to Diocese. He resigned from his position. Bishop said there was no prior knowledge of abuse.Grand Rapids, MISource:
Associated Press 04.28.02; Grand Rapid Press 04.29.02; Grand Rapid Press 05.17.02; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03
AgnesSister NSuedBenedictineWoman claims in 1991 or 1992 suit that she was abused by Sister Agnes, a teacher at elementary school in San Antonio. Said she told at least two priests, both Clarentians, during the time of the abuse. She claims she repressed memories until early 1990.Suit was filed within two years of 1990 but lower court dismissed on Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment. Appeals court affirmed dismissal at 873 S.W.2d 87 (2/94).San Antonio, TXSource:
Sanchez v. Archdiocese of San Antonio, TX Court of Appeals, 02.23.94
Agostino
Joseph PAccusedVicentian (C.M.)Man notified Diocese and Order in 2003 that Agostino had abused him. Order investigated and could not find sufficient information to support the allegations. He was not removed from duties but Bishop did meet with the accuser. In 4/09 the same man came forward again, this time with more evidence and proof that he was a minor at the time of the abuse. Diocese told County DA and Order removed Agostino from duty at St. John the Baptist pending further investigation.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Statement from the Congregation of the Mission and the Diocese of Brooklyn 05.15.09; The Tablet 05.16.09
Aguilar-Rivera
Nicolas1970PChargedDiocesanOrdained Mexico. Extern priest in LA 1987. Warrant issued 1988 re abuse of at least 2. Fled US after warrant issued. Abused at least 26 boys in 10 months. See Dallas Morning News Article. In 9/06, some survivors filed suit in Los Angeles accusing a Cardinal from Mexico of covering up Aguilar's past and helping get him transferred to US before abuse. Laicization announced 7/09. New suits 6/09, 8/10 & 12/10 and 3/13. Personnel files released 1/13. 11 claims settled 2/18/14 as part of $13M settlement.Los Angeles, CASource:
Los Angeles Personnel File; Collection of articles prior to 02.23.13; LA Times 02.23.13; LA Daily News 02.24.13; Courthouse News Service 03.14.13; Fresno Bee (AP) 05.13.13; KMPH (AP) 05.14.13; Worthy Adversary 05.14.13; LA Times 12.01.13; KPCC 02.18.14; LA Times 02.18.14; SNAP Statement 02.18.14; Star Tribune (AP) 02.18.14; Aguas Digital 02.19.14; BishopAccountability Documents Page on Aguilar created 02.19.14; La Opinion 02.19.14; LA Times 02.19.14; Los Angeles Daily News 02.19.14; NBC Los Angeles 02.19.14; AM 02.20.14; Catholic Online 02.20.14; Cardinal Roger Mahony Blog 02.23.14; Catholic Culture 02.24.14; SNAP Statement 03.10.14; SNAP Statement 03.19.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Agustin
Honesto1982PAccusedDiocesanOrdained in Philippines. Placed on leave 6/06 from St. Therese of the Little Flower after accusation of improper conduct with a minor. No other details known. No criminal charges to be filed. Investigation dropped prior to 8/07 after "police investigation cleared him of any criminal wrongdoing." Active priest at St. Albert's Parish in Reno as of 2012.Reno, NVSource:
Gazette-Journal 7.1.06; Reno Catholic Project 6.5.12; Las Vegas Sun (AP) 06.25.06; Reno Gazette 06.25.06; KRNV 06.29.06; Reno Gazette-Journal 08.19.07
AhearnThomas Kieran1964PConvictedFranciscanAhearn arrested 1/93 and charged with molesting 14 yr old youth he picked up while on a skiing vacation. Found guilty of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and sentenced to 2 yrs probation. Youth also filed a civil suit in 1995. Personnel file produced to Court in 1999. Ahearn died 12/97.Bridgeport, CTSource:
Hartford Courant 3.8.94; Associated Press 01.21.93; Boston Globe 01.22.93; Hartford Courant 03.11.93; Hartford Courant 03.28.93; Boston Globe 03.10.94; Danbury News-Times 12.19.97; Connecticut Post 11.13.02
Assignments:
Assignment Record Compiled by Law Firm
Ahern
Richard J.1954PAccusedStigmatineFirst accusation surfaced in 1984; never assigned to public ministry after that. Died 2/1/01. Starting in 2002, named in several suits alleging abuse in 1970s. Personnel file includes 1993 complaint that Ahern abused a boy age 13 in 1960s, and an allegation that he molested an altar boy 1959-1961 in Richmond VA diocese while pastor. Also worked in New York and Boston archdioceses. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.because he was order priest. Deceased.Springfield, MASource:
8.18.93 Letter re allegations of abuse by Ahern and others; Description of 1959-61 Abuse; Michael Moe et al. v. The Trustees of the Stigmatine Fathers, Inc. aka Congregation of the Sacred Stigmata et al, Cause No. 05-0059, 6.4.08; Restricted from Springfield MA & Difficulties in Lynn; Boston Globe 08.10.02; Boston Globe 12.12.02; Boston Herald 12.12.02; Boston Globe 11.20.11; Telegram & Gazette 03.21.12
Assignments:
Stigmatine Biography; Boston Faculties Record; Letter Documenting Ahern's Work with Shanley
Ahumada
Arturo DConvictedDiocesanDeacon. Pleaded no contest in 3/02 of providing pornographic material to 2 boys and misdemeanor sexual battery on one of them between 1999-2000 at Epiphany Church in South El Monte. Taken into custody 5/02 pending sentencing Sentenced 6/02 to 1 ys in county jail, a 44-month suspended state prison term, 5 yrs felony probation, and required to register as sex offender.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 6; LA Times 04.16.02; City News Services 05.24.02; LA Times 06.28.02; LA Times 08.18.02; Religion News Service 07.18.07
AkuzieBennet PArrestedDiocesanNigerian priest. Arrested 4/1/96 on charges that he sexually groped a 16-year-old girl, exposed himself to her, and requested sexual acts from her at a motel. 21 yr old woman was also involved. The two women took his car after the event and he reported car stolen. The 16 yr old made the accusation when they were picked up by police. He refused to press charges for theft. No further information found.Brooklyn, NYSource:
NY Daily News 4.3.96; NY Times 4.4.96
Albaugh
William Steven1996DArrestedDiocesanDeacon of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Nottingham since 1996. Arrested 3/1/13 and released on bail for possession of child abuse images aka child porn which he stored on thumb drives and on his Verizon online cloud storage system. Verizon Online reported the presence of the images. Albaugh admitted he stored the images but said he would never harm a child. Suspended from his duties.Baltimore, MDSource:
Baltimore Sun 03.01.13; CT Post 03.01.13; NBC Washington 03.01.13; Statement by Archdiocese of Baltimore 03.01.13; The Parkville Patch 03.01.13; WBAL 03.01.13; WJZ 03.01.13; WMAR 03.01.13; Baltimore Sun 03.04.13; North Baltimore Patch 05.03.13
Albeke (Albecke)Henry A.1973PSettledDiocesanClaims against Albeke were settled by Diocese as part of massive settlement 10/03. Diocese paid $21M to 40 people who claim that they were abused by 16 priests, including Albeke. Albeke is only priest on the list whose name had not previouslybeen made public. He was placed on leave 8/02 after a man reported he had been abused by the priest in 1978 at St. Jude Church in Monroe. Name is also spelled Albecke.Bridgeport, CTSource:
Connecticut Post 10.16.03; Associated Press 10.17.03; Connecticut Post 10.17.03
Assignments:
Assignment Record Compiled by Law Firm
AlbertBrother BSuedMaristBrother Albert (no last name known) was named in 2005 civil suit as having abused one man at Central Catholic High School, Lawrence, during the years 1969 - 1971 when the accuser was a student and Albert taught there. The suit involved multiple plaintiffs and named multiple priests as defendants. Attorney Durso said that almost all claims were settled.Boston, MASource:
JOHN DOE Nos. 30 - 68 and MARY ROE Nos. 6 - 8, v. Roman Catholic Archbishop of Boston, C.A. 05-0006; BishopAccountability Letter to Dr. Mary Jane Doherty, Chairperson of the Archdiocese of Boston Review Board 07.27.11; Boston Globe 07.28.11
AlbinoJohn C.1990PSettledDiocesanOne of 4 priests who reportedly offered 16 yr old boy money for sex and verbally attacked him. Also accused of participating in mutual masturbation with the other priests while the boy watched. Suit filed 2000 and settled by 2002. Has been "removed from ministry."New York, NYSource:
NY Post 06.23.01; NY Post 06.23.01; NY Post 06.24.01; NY Post 06.25.01; NY Post 06.28.01; Associated Press 09.14.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Staten Island Advance 06.22.06
Albrecht
G.R. Keith1977PAccusedDiocesanRemoved from duty 1993. Accused of abuse. He was kicked out of Franciscan Order in early 1970s prior to taking vows but ordained in Cincinnati in 1977. Civil suit filed 2004. Laicized by Vatican as of 10/05. 2004 suit alleging abuse from 1977-1981 dismissed after Ohio Supreme Court.Cincinnati, OHSource:
Dayton Daily News 3.5.04; Dayton Daily News 5.5.02; Dayton Daily News 06.27.02; Archdiocese of Cincinnati Press Release 10.12.05; Dayton Daily News 10.13.05; Dayton Daily News 06.23.06
AlexBrother BSuedBros. Christian SchoolIn 1995 civil suit, one man alleged he was abused by Br. Alex when he was studying to join the Christian Brothers at the Junior Novitiate at The College of Santa Fe between 1955-1957. Same man also alleged abuse by Br. Abdon and by a scout master. Settled in 1996. Santa Fe, NMSource:
Ortiz y Pino, M v. Christian Brothers et al 05.17.95; Santa Fe New Mexican 05.18.95; Albuquerque Journal 05.19.95; Santa Fe New Mexican 11.30.95; Santa Fe New Mexican 10.03.96
AlexanderJoseph J.1973BAccusedBenedictineLafayette, LA Diocese placed Alexander on leave 4/02 after allegations that he abused a youth in the early 1960s prior to ordination. At the time of the alleged abuse, Alexander was a Benedictine monk in Uniontown, KY and the boy was a student at a nearby seminary. Alexander "acknowledged his involvement" in the incident. Alexander joined the Benedictine order in 1955. He became a priest in Lafayette in 1973.Owensboro, KYSource:
Associated Press 04.15.02; Advocate 04.16.02; Daily Advertiser 04.16.02; Associated Press 04.17.02; Daily Advertiser 05.10.02; Advocate 09.07.11
Assignments:
Associated Press 4.16.02
Alexander
Marc R.1985PSuedDiocesanHeld many key positions in the Diocese of Honolulu, including Vicar General, before leaving to accept position as Governor's homeless coordinator in 02/11. Bishop withdrew his priestly privileges at that time. He resigned from homeless position in 01/12 after admitting that he had a sexual relationship with a woman while he was a priest. Allegations were made that he was involved with numerous women and that Diocese had sent him to St. Luke's Institute for treatment before he left his priestly duties. Two years later, he was sued 04/23/14 by woman who alleged he abused her as a minor while he was at St. John Vianney in Kailua in the 1980sHonolulu, HISource:
Catholic News Agency 01.27.11; Honolulu Civil Beat 01.05.12; Garden Island 01.06.12; Honolulu Civil Beat 01.06.12; Maui Now 01.06.12; Pacific Business News 01.06.12; Star-Advertiser 01.06.12; Honolulu Civil Beat 01.24.12; Hawaii News Now 01.28.12; Honolulu Civil Beat 02.10.12; Honolulu Civil Beat 02.10.12; Star-Advertiser 02.10.12; Hawaii News Now 01.24.14; Star-Advertiser 04.23.14; Honolulu Civil Beat 04.24.14; KHVH 04.24.14
Alexis-du-Sacre-CoeurSister NAccusedSisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin MaryAccused in 2005 report of sexually abusing an 8- or 9-year-old boy in 1948 or 1949 by having him sit under her desk as a punishment. She would allegedly "put her dress over the child's head ... and she made him push his hands into her genitals." Many students were punished this way. Parents reported the incidents to the school at the time.Portland, MESource:
Maine AG Document Production 7.8.05 (see PDF p. 6)
Allard
John C.1975PAccusedDiocesanMsgr Allard was removed 2/25/13 from positions at St Agatha and Precious Blood parishes and the Father Marot CYO Center after allegation that he sexually assaulted a minor boy in 1981 while assigned to Immaculate Conception in Cranston. He was at that parish 1975-1984. The diocese stated that Allard admitted the abuse and expressed profound remorse for the harm he caused. No criminal charges due to SOL.Providence, RISource:
CT Post 02.25.13; GoLocalProv 02.25.13; Providence Journal 02.25.13; Statement by Diocese of Providence 02.25.13; The Patch 02.25.13; Valley Breeze 02.25.13; WJAR 02.25.13; NBC 10 02.26.13
AllenJohn G.1970PAccusedDiocesanResigned 2002 after confronted with credible accusations that he abused a minor in approx. 1979. Other allegations made re his behavior in 1985 and claims of homosexual relationships with several young men who would come to visit him from the local college. Laicization announced in June, 2006.Harrisburg, PASource:
Concerned Catholics Courier 8.05; Concerned Catholics Courier 8.05; Associated Press 04.14.02; Intelligencer Journal 04.16.02; CruxNews.com 07.23.04; Patriot News 08.25.05; Patriot News 06.30.06; Patriot News 07.22.07
Allen
Michael E.1971PAccusedDiocesanAccused by survivor in 1993 letter to Bishop Gettelfinger of sexually abusing the boy at age 16 in 1976; Allen admitted the abuse in 1994, was sent for treatment, and was then returned to ministry. Survivor came forward again on 5/5/02 but Allen not removed until 6/02. He was army chaplain from 1972-1993. In 2004 he was working in a civilian commissary in Kuwait, on contract with the U.S. Military. He was seen saying mass but Arch Mil Services said no privileges.Evansville, INSource:
Courier & Press 5.5.02 (2nd); Courier & Press 5.6.02; Courier & Press 5.6.02 (2nd); Courier & Press 5.7.02; Courier & Press 5.7.02 (2nd); Courier & Press 6.8.02; Courier & Press 7.2.02; Evansville Courier & Press 5.5.02; Kokomo Tribune 6.8.02; Kokomo Tribune 7.2.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Courier & Press 06.15.02; Courier & Press 11.14.02; Courier & Press 12.19.03; Courier & Press 03.21.04
AllenPeter A.1971PAccusedDiocesanPlaced on leave from Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in 12/06 after prosecutors told diocese of credible allegation of abuse by one person. Investigation is continuing. In 2003, Allen is mentioned in a civil suit filed against Fr. Eugene Vollmer and Diocese. Suit says he knew or should have known of abuse of 4 boys by Vollmer at rectory of St. Joseph's parish in RonkonkomaRockville Centre, NYSource:
Compasso v. Vollmer et al, Supreme Court, State of NY, County of Nassau; Newsday 12.19.06
Allen
Richard J.1970PAccusedDiocesanIn 2002 man notified diocese of accusations of abuse by Allen when the man was 12-13 yrs old. Went on for 2 years. Allen resigned from position and privileges suspended by Bishop 4/02. Diocese denied any prior knowledge. No criminal charges were filed.In 5/02 Diocese acknowledged that Allen's file did not raise any red flags during the Diocese's review of files of 240 active priests.St. Petersburg, FLSource:
St. Petersburg TImes 04.27.02; St. Petersburg Times 04.29.02; Diocese of Venice Press Release 05.09.02; St. Petersburg Times 05.15.02; Tampa Tribune 05.24.02; St. Petersburg Times 03.22.03; Letter by Bishop Lynch, 12.11.03
Allgaier
Robert1998PConvictedDiocesanArchbishop knew of allegation of child pornography in 2001 but reassigned him to middle school after evaluation. Only removed in 2002 just prior to charges being filed. Pleaded guilty to attempted possession of child pornograph for using computers to view internet photos of children involved in sex acts. Sentenced to 2 years probation. Finally left priesthood in 2005. On sex offender registry.Omaha, NESource:
Omaha World Herald 3.1.02; Omaha World Herald 3.5.02; Omaha World Herald 03.12.02; Omaha World Herald 03.19.02; Omaha World Herald 03.25.02; Omaha World Herald 03.28.02; Omaha World Herald 05.17.02; Omaha World Herald 06.10.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Omaha World Herald 06.18.02; Omaha World Herald 08.16.02; Associated Press 01.30.04; Omaha World Herald 05.10.05
AllisonWilliam G.1948 ?PSuedDiocesanOriginally from Diocese of Alexandria LA. Also worked in AZ and CA. In treatment at Paraclete center and working in Gallup. Allegations against him in Flagstaff in 1963 and a civil suit in Fresno where his files were released. New CA civil suit filed 7/11 re 1966 abuse. May have been dismissed due to 2012 CA Supreme Ct. ruling. Accused of abuse in Gallup. In 2005 Diocese said allegation was credible but that he was deceased (1987). New AZ suit 6/13 against Gallup Diocese.Monterey, CASource:
Gallup Independent 08.03.05; Gallup Independent 05.27.11; John Doe 75 Complaint 07.21.11; KION 08.02.11; Monterey County Herald 08.02.11; Sacramento Bee 08.03.11; KION 08.04.11; Monterey County Herald 04.11.12; Gallup Independent 06.20.13; Sacramento Bee 06.24.13; New Mexican 06.25.13; Daily Times 09.05.13; Gallup Independent 11.11.13; ABQ Journal 12.14.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
AllysonLeo1934PAccusedDiocesanOne person alleged in 12/03 report to Diocese that he had been fondled by Allyson in Lebanon NH and Bradford VT on several occasions between 1946 and 1949. Complainant was between 6 and 9 at the time. Alleged events occurred in a car and at Camp Pius in Enfield NH. Died in 1989.Manchester, NHSource:
NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Alonso (Alonzo)Jose1968PConvictedDiocesanConvicted 1988 and received 5-year sentence for sexual abuse of 2 boys. Died 2002 shortly after release from prison. Named in at least 3 civil suits. At least 2 claims included in settlement with diocese in 2005. One article spells last name Alonzo.Paterson, NJSource:
Herald News 5.8.05; NorthJersey.com 5.5.05; Bishop Rodimer Deposition 08.14.89; The Record 04.14.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Denver Post 06.13.04; Herald News 11.04.04; Daily Record 02.16.05; Herald News 02.16.05; Herald News 07.23.06; Star Ledger 07.23.06; The Record 04.27.08
Altavilla
Philip A.1992PCharges DroppedDiocesanIn 4/14, the pastor of St. Peter's Cathedral in Scranton was arrested and arraigned for molesting a 13 year old altar girl in 1998 after a midnight mass at St. Patrick's parish. The woman told police 4/2/14 that Altavilla gave her alcohol in the rectory and then gave her a ride home. During the trip, he pulled into a parking lot and touched her inappropriately. Police had her call him and he reportedly admitted to giving her alcohol , touching her feet, and inappropriately touching her leg. Has admitted to pantyhose, feet, strangulation and chloroform fetish. Diocese has removed him and suspended his faculties. Served as Vicar General and moderator of the curia from 9/11 - 10/12. After accuser testified at preliminary hearing 5/27/14, Magistrate ruled that matter will go forward to trial. On 8/1/14 criminal charges were dropped due to SOL. Woman has now indicated she will file a civil suit.Scranton, PASource:
Diocese of Scranton Statement 04.03.14; WNEP 04.03.14; PA Home Page 04.04.14; SNAP Statement 04.04.14; Times Leader 04.04.14; Times-Tribune 04.04.14; WNEP 04.04.14; Times-Tribune 04.05.14; Times Leader 04.07.14; Times-Tribune 04.11.14; PA HomePage 04.14.14; WNEP 04.14.14; Go Lackawanna 04.15.14; Times-Leader 04.15.14; Times-Tribune 04.15.14; PA HomePage 05.27.14; WNEP 05.27.14; Times-Tribune 05.28.14; ABC 27 08.01.14; Times-Tribune 08.01.14; WNEP 08.01.14; Citizens Voice 08.02.14; PA Homepage 08.02.14; Citizens Voice 08.08.14; Times-Tribune 09.04.14
Altstock / Alstock
Edward D.1959PSuedDiocesanWoman filed civil suit 9/11 alleging that Altstock groomed, seduced and then sexually abused her on at least a dozen occasions while he was at St. John the Apostle parish in Reedsport beginning in 1985 when she was between the ages of 14-18. He was 56 at the time. Retired in 7/01. Archdiocese said this was 2nd allegation against him. Settlement finalized 7/12. As part of settlement, Vicar General will issue public apology on behalf of Archbishop at the same parish on 8/26/12.Portland, ORSource:
The Oregonian 09.28.11; Catholic Sentinel 09.30.11; Register-Guard 10.17.11; The Oregonian 08.18.12; The Oregonian 08.24.12; Catholic Sentinel 08.27.12; Miami Herald (AP) 08.27.12; KPTV Fox 12 01.27.14
AlvarezCurtiss1976PAccusedDiocesanAlvarez is one of four priests named in Feb. 2003 article as having documented and substantial allegations of sexual abuse raised against them. Article says Alvarez was removed from ministry in 1985. As of 2005, he was "no longer in the priesthood" andDiocese did not keep track of him.Madison, WISource:
Capital Times 02.19.03; Wisconsin State Journal 02.19.03; Wisconsin State Journal 08.02.05
AlvestefferEugene F.1965PAccusedDiocesanAlvesteffer's name appeared on list of priests from Grand Rapids Diocese in May, 2002. There apparently was single allegation while Alvesteffer was servingin Ludington in 1970s. Per the 1988 Catholic Directory he was "on special assignment". Grand Rapids, MISource:
Grand Rapids Press 05.17.02
Alzugaray
Joseph F.1967PSuedDiocesanSued 2004. Accused of abuse of girl, age 8. He sued her for defamation of character (also sued SNAP and woman's attorney) but his suit dismissed 4/06. Officially incardinated into Diocese of Santa Rosa in 1996. Diocese said he was absolved of wrongdoing in 1995 and again in 2005. SNAP sued him for malicious prosecution and settled. Diocese reopened the investigation 2/08. BIshop ignored Review Board advice & he is still active as of 4/10. Died 01/31/14.Los Angeles, CASource:
Napa Valley Register 12.26.03; The Wanderer 02.06.04; LA Archdiocesan Report, page 3, 02.17.04; Press Democrat 03.21.04; NBC 4 05.21.04; LA Times 09.21.04; Napa News 09.23.04; Register 03.14.05; Napa Valley Register 04.10.06; Pasadena Weekly 06.15.06; LA Times 09.19.06; Napa Valley Register 09.23.06; City News Service 04.15.08; Press Democrat 09.16.08; Press Democrat 04.24.10; Treadway & Wigger Funeral Home 02.01.14; SNAP Statement 02.04.14
Assignments:
Press Democrat 4.28.10 (add'l article); Press Democrat 5.3.10 (add'l article); LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
Amsden
Thomas J.1968PSuedDiocesanResigned from ministry in 1995 to get married and start a family. Sued 2004. by one man who accused Amsden and another priest of abusing him in 1970s. Cleared by Review Board 3/06.Indianapolis, INSource:
Associated Press 07.27.04; Indianapolis Star 07.27.04; Indianapolis Star 03.07.06; Pravda 03.08.06; South Bend Tribune 03.08.06
Andersen
Andrew Christian1982PConvictedDiocesanConvicted 1986 of 26 counts of felony molestation of 4 boys. Sentenced to 5 yrs probation after treatment at Servants of Paracletes. Continued to molest boys while in therapy. Arrested in New Mexico in 1990 for abuse of another youth. Sentenced to 6 yrs prison for violating Calif. probation. Laicized in mid-1990s. Current whereabouts unnknow. Prior to 2005 there were $4.62M in settlements regarding Andersen.Orange, CASource:
OC Register 1.4.87; OC Register 5.3.90; OC Weekly 2.5.04; San Jose Mercury News 12.31.87 (Major Accounts); LA Times 04.26.86; LA Times 09.30.86; Altoona Mirror (UPI) 11.25.86; LA Times 11.25.86; San Jose Mercury News 12.31.87; OC Register 07.19.90; LA Times 01.11.04; OC Weekly 04.12.04; OC Register 05.17.05; NY Times 05.19.05; LA Times 05.25.05
Assignments:
OC Weekly 5.27.05 (add'l article); California Catholic Daily 10.12.07 (add'l article); Orange Diocesan Personal Record; Directory Listings Compiled by Arellano of OC Weekly
Anderson
Alexander R.1975PSettledDiocesanAccused in 2002 of abusing a boy in 1987. Denied and filed slander suit against man making claim. Man then sued him. Matter settled in 2004 but another plaintiff came forward in 2004 to allege abuse in 1988. Archdiocese never believed either allegation was true. Anderson still active priest as of 3/14.St. Louis, MOSource:
St Louis Post Dispatch 01.17.04; Press Democrat 03.22.04; Catholic News Service (St Louis) 04.08.04; Associated Press 08.26.04; St Louis Post-Dispatch 08.26.04; St Louis Post Dispatch 09.07.04; Voice from the Desert 08.18.08; NY Times 05.16.10; Berger's Beat 10.06.11; SNAP Statement 02.10.14; SNAP Statement 03.14.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
AndersonJohn C.1959PAccusedDiocesanAnderson was one of 8 priests who were removed from duties in April, 2002. Original allegations surfaced in 1993 and he was removed from parish post. Continued to work in administrative positions "on special assignment" until 2002.Peoria, ILSource:
Catholic Post 6.9.02; Chicago Tribune 6.2.02; Copeland News Services 05.30.02; Diocesan Press Release 05.30.02; Chicago Tribune 05.31.02; Pantagraph 05.31.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02
Assignments:
Copely News Service 5.30.02
AndersonRoger PAccusedCapuchinsAccused of abuse from 1981-1983 at Old Mission Santa Ines. LA archdiocese counts 2 accusers. Named in at least 1 civil suit.Los Angeles, CASource:
John Roe 4 vs. Does, Cause No. 1156450, Superior Court of California; LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 4
Assignments:
LA Times Database 4.20.06
Andert
Thomas1975PAccusedBenedictineAndert, appointed prior of St. John Abbey in 6/07, was investigated in 1994 for improper sexual relationship with a minor student at St. John Prep. Abbey spokesman denied that credible charges were found but Richard Sipe, chair of Interfaith Sexual Trauma Institute at St. John's in 1994, said that the investigation did not go enough and that the inappropriate relationship.did occur.St. Cloud, MNSource:
1994 letters from Andert to Student; Behind the Pine Curtain: St John's Troubled Abbey 09.30.07; Statement from St. John's Abbey 10.26.07; St. Cloud Times 10.27.07; The Record 11.02.07; A.W. Richard Sipe Article 11.04.07; St. Cloud Times 11.07.07
AndreSister NAccusedDominican Sisters of the Third Order of St. DominicIn a 1967 meeting between parents and mother superior of order, accused of sexually abusing a girl beginning in 1965 at age 12. Letters turned over by the Dominicans reportedly confirmed the accusation. Church paid for counseling; in 1989 the victim committed suicide. Sr. Andre had worked in 2 other dioceses before Newark and was transferred to CT in 1967.Newark, NJSource:
Times of Acadiana 08.07.02
Andries
John Wesley1996PConvictedDiocesanAccused of sexual contact with 16 yr old boy at the home of boy's family in 4/01. Pleaded innocent 5/02. Was suspended from priesthood after sexual misconduct allegation (fondling) earlier in his career in 1998. Pleaded guilty 5/03 to charge of sexual battery in plea bargain. Sentenced to 5 years in prison with all but two years suspended. Suit filed 1/03 is still open 3/10. On sex offender registry as of 6/10. Died 12/31/13.Alexandria, LASource:
Associated Press 04.17.02; Advocate 04.19.02; Daily Town Talk 04.20.02; Daily Advertiser 05.10.02; Daily Advertiser 05.23.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Daily Town Talk 01.16.03; Daily Town Talk 05.03.03; Lafayette Daily Advertiser 05.03.03; Advocate 05.21.03; Daily Town Talk 11.21.03; Daily Town Talk 02.12.04; Daily Comet 03.30.10; The Town Talk 01.04.14
AngelLawrence A. BSettledCFC - Congregation of Christian BrothersListed by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings. Angel is deceased. The Christian Brothers did not provide assignment information; until we are able to establish assignments and location of the alleged abuse, we have placed Angel in the Archdiocese of Chicago. The Christian Brothers state that the merits of most of the claims settled in the bankruptcy were not tested.Chicago, ILSource:
Edmund Rice Christian Brothers List 06.11.14
AngeliJoseph1942PAccusedDiocesanOriginally from Italy. Believe he began working in MA in 1959. Included in a list of accused priests and religious posted by the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian on 01/19/11. Garabedian says he has settled at least one claim with Boston Archdiocese re allegations against this individual. Angeli also worked in San Antonio AD & El Paso Diocese in Texas. Died 5/4/93. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was "visiting priest."Boston, MASource:
BA.Org List of Boston Priests Not Previously Identified 01.19.11; Boston Channel 01.19.11; Metrowest Daily News 01.19.11; Boston Globe 11.20.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Anglim
Thomas M.1954PSuedDiocesanAnglim was pastor of St. Francis Xavier from 1966 to 2004 when he retired. Anglim died in Ireland in 1/10. In 4/10 civil suit, he was named as an abuser of at least one youth in 1967-1968. Plaintiff also believes there were other victims. Suit names Miami Archdiocese as well as Venice since it was part of Miami at the time of the abuse. He also supervised two other known abusers.Venice, FLSource:
News-Press 5.2.10; Miami Herald 04.29.10; News Press 04.29.10; Bradenton Herald 04.30.10
Anthony
Abraham PAccusedDiocesanAnthony, also known as Anthony Abraham, was charged 4/00 with gross sexual imposition, sexual assault, and disorderly conduct for allegedly having sexual contact with two boys and harassing a third. He left the country before he could be questioned. He worked as parish priest in Austrial for a time and then returned to India for more parish work. By 1/04, the DA had decided not to pursue the charges.Fargo, NDSource:
Associated Press 02.20.02; Associated Press 03.12.02; Grand Forks Herald 03.23.02; FargoDiocese.org 03.22.03; Bismark Tribune 09.13.03; Associated Press 01.20.04; Dallas Morning News 12.05.04; Dallas Morning News 03.16.05; Chicago Tribune 03.11.12
AnthonySister Joseph NSuedSisters of Charity of NazarethNamed in 7/04 suit by one woman alleging abuse by Msgr. Herman J. Lammers and 5 nuns at St. Thomas-St. Vincent Orphanage or at local schools. Woman alleges that one of her abusers was Sister Joseph Anthony at the orphanage. Order has confirmed that nun by this name worked at the orphanage in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Sister Joseph Anthony left the order in 1972.Louisville, KYSource:
Courier-Journal 07.26.04; WKYT 07.27.04
AntonucciAntonio F. BAcquittedBenedictineAntonucci ran a street ministry for young children. Charged in 1993 with fondling a 15 yr old youth. Acquitted by Court 5/96. Also named in civil cuit against Fr. Albert Liberatore in Scranton, PA. Suit claimed the victim went to Antonucci for help and that he encouraged the youth not to tell because it would ruin his life. In 3/07, the court dismissed the "aiding and abetting claim" against Antonucci which was part of the suit.Worcester, MASource:
Worcester Telegram and Gazette 05.23.93; Worcester Magazine 09.24.97; Citizens Voice 11.09.04; UofSNow.com 03.31.05; Times Leader 03.20.07; Times Tribune 03.20.07; Citizens Voice 11.06.07; Citizens Voice 11.07.07; Times Leader 11.18.07
Appleby
Russell Gerald1966PConvictedMissionaries of the Holy FamilyAlso known as Gerald Russell Appleby. In 1994 young man accused Appleby of molestation over 2 year period. Suit filed in 1996; later dropped. Appleby left St. Petersburg in 1979; diocese admits no knowledge of complaints until 1994. Order paid the accuser $4,800 for therapy in 1995. Removed by Order in 1990 or 1991; laicized in 1995. Arrested in Texas on FL abuse charges 3/03. Pleaded guilty 2004; sentenced to 12 yrs prison & 20 yrs sex offender probation. Died in prison 2005 per State of FL website.St. Petersburg, FLSource:
Bradenton Herald (AP) 5.5.04; St. Petersburg Times 5.6.04; Tampa Tribune 5.6.04; St. Petersburg Times 05.24.02; Tampa Tribune 05.24.02; St. Petersburg Times 12.01.02; Tampa Tribune 03.28.03; Letter by Bishop Lynch 12.11.03
AptE. Everett< 1950PSuedDiocesanMan filed civil suit 8/04 alleging abuse by Apt in early 1960s when plaintiff was an altar boy at parish in Alvord Iowa. Suit alleged that diocese knew Apt had sexual contact with children as early as 1950 but concealed his actions and transferred him to new parish whenever facts might become public.. Suit settled 3/05 for undisclosed amount. Apt was on sick leave per 1970 Catholic Directory and retired per 1980 listing. Died 1985.Sioux City, IASource:
Sioux City Journal 08.17.04; Argus Leader 08.21.04; Sioux City Journal 03.31.05
Apura
Romannilo (Nilo)1975PArrestedDiocesanArrested 8/21/14 and charged with allegedly molested a 16-year-old boy in a home in Trenton in late spring or early summer, A second incident occurred in June, when Apura attempted to remove the same boy?s pants, Bishop suspended him without privileges while an investigation is conducted. He had been assigned to St. Martha Parish since July 2012. Prior to that he was at St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral in Trenton from June 2007 to July 2012. Diocese says this is only complaint it has received against Apura.Trenton, NJSource:
CBS Philly 08.21.14; CSNPhilly 08.21.14; Mercer County Prosecutor 08.21.14; Planet Princeton 08.21.14; Statement by Diocese of Trenton 08.21.14; The Trentonian 08.21.14; Times of Trenton 08.21.14; Asbury Park Press 08.22.14; Courier-Post 08.22.14; Philly Com 08.22.14
ArakalFrancis PSuedCarmeliteBorn in India; came to U.S. in 1998. Placed on leave 4/02 but reinstated 7/02. Woman filed suit 9/02 claiming Arakal had touched her 13 yr old daughter on her breasts in a sexual manner in 2001. Also accused of touching the breasts and pelvic area of younger daughter. One girl told another priest who told Arakal; both men confronted the girl. Jury cleared Arakal of sexual battery but awarded family $20K for way the 2 priests responded. In 2009 he was parochial vicar at St. Bernard in Tracy, CA.Stockton, CASource:
Record 2.8.05; Record 01.30.05; Modesto Bee 03.10.05; Modesto Bee 03.24.05; Modesto Bee 03.27.05; India Abroad 04.15.05
ArandaSofronio A. (Pon)1963PSettledDiocesanIn 2004 Diocese named him as one of six priests accused of the sexual abuse of minors. Allegations against all six were received during 2003 and deemed credible by Diocese. Per March 1996 obituary, he was born in the Philippines; came to the states in1975. Worked in Corona for 5 years and moved to Texas in 1992 or 1993. In Texas he served the Diocese of Galveston-Houston. Chaplain at county Hospital. Subject of $1.55M settlement in 2005. Died 3/1996.Orange, CASource:
Press Enterprise 03.26.96; OC Weekly 07.09.04; OC Weekly 03.04.05; OC Register 05.17.05
Assignments:
Orange Diocesan Personal Record; Directory Listings Compiled by Arellano of OC Weekly
ArandiaArnulfo1980PSuedDiocesanArandia, a priest with Guayaquil, Ecuador diocese, is accused of abusing youth, age 15, in Miami in 1988. He moved to Jackson MS diocese in 2000 but was suspended in 6/02 when charges surfaced. Believed to have fled back to Ecuador. Accuser says he told a deacon about the abuse in 1988; Arandia immediately transferred. Later transferred to Mississippi. Same man also accuses Fr. Castellanos of abuse. Prosecutors decided in Jan. 2004 not to file criminal charges because statute has run.Miami, FLSource:
Miami Herald 06.07.02; Diocese of Jackson Statement 06.10.02; Associated Press 06.11.02; Miami Herald 01.22.04
ArataHenri1960PSuedDiocesanIn Dec. 2003 one man filed suit alleging that Arata sexually molested him from 1967 through 1970 at Immaculate Conception Parish. Arata was assigned to Immaculate Conception from 1969 until 1975 and also worked at a local grade school and high school as a counselor from 1964 until 1975. Arata retired "for health reasons" in 1982 and died the same year.Portland, ORSource:
Press Release by Archdiocese of Portland 12.03.03; Statesman Journal 12.04.03; The Oregonian 12.04.03; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06
ArbogastPaul M.1955PAccusedDiocesanRemoved 9/03 from duties as teacher at Covington Latin School after accusations of abuse. He had been headmaster of school until he left priesthood in 1980s to marry. He was identified as "Priest 32" in pending litigation. in pleadings in other pending litigation against Covington & Lexington Dioceses. Pleadings say he was part of a ring of priests in 1970s who held parties to which they brought boys as their dates. Sent for treatment in 1970s and disappeared until he came back as teacher.Covington, KYSource:
Cincinnati Enquirer 09.21.03; Kentucky Post 09.24.03; Cincinnati Enquirer 09.27.03
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
ArceneauxJules M.1990PAccusedDiocesanPlaced on leave 7/04 after FBI seized church computer holding possible child pornography. Juvenile said he had downloaded the images; US Atty's office said he hadn't. US Atty's office closed investigation 4/05 without filing charges against priest, saying it did not have sufficient evidence to meet "prosecutable standard," i.e., could not prove those in pictures were minors. Diocese then resumed its investigation; Arceneaux remained on leave. He is still on leave per 2010 Catholic Directory.Lafayette, LASource:
Associated Press 07.19.04; Lafayette Daily Advertiser (AP) 07.20.04; KATC3, 07.22.04; Opelousas Daily World 07.22.04; Lafayette Daily Advertiser 07.23.04; Louisiana Gannett News 08.19.04; KLFY, Channel 10 04.07.05; Daily World 04.08.05
Archambault
Paul J.2005PSuedDiocesanChaplain at Baystate Medical Center and a part-time parochial vicar at St. Mary Parish in Hampden. Committed suicide 7/11 at rectory of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart where he lived. On 7/10/13, 20 yr old man filed civil suit alleging abuse by Archambaultat St. Patrick's Parish in Chicopee over a four year period beginning at age 13. He alleges Diocese and main Pastor failed to protect him from Archambault.Springfield, MASource:
iObserve 07.05.11; Communio 07.11.11; Daily Hampshire Gazette 07.11.13; SNAP Statement 07.11.13; The Republican 07.11.13; The Republican 07.11.13; WWLP 07.11.13
ArchuletaMarvin1970PSettledSons of the Holy FamilyAccused in 1994 suit of sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy daily during a 1971 car trip from NM to DC. Suit was settled in 12/95 by order and archdiocese; terms confidential. Archuleta does 'not deny the fundamental allegations' but says the plaintiff exaggerated. Archdiocese removed Archuleta from ministry, but he was found working as a priest in Mexico City in 2002.Santa Fe, NMSource:
ABC 4.3.02; Santa Fe New Mexican 01.11.96; Palm Beach Post 06.28.98
Ares
Brion T.1987PAccusedDiocesanCharged in late 1993 with raping a 20 year old man who came to him for counseling. Acquitted 10/94 on a rape charge and a mistrial was declared re a charge of indecent assault. Defense claimed that the alleged victim had consented to oral sex after nightof drinking at rectory. Prosecutors said victim was too drunk to consent. Died 1998. Name included on Boston's list of accused priests in 2002.Worcester, MASource:
Telegram and Gazette 10.28.94; Worcester Magazine 09.24.97; Worcester Telegram and Gazette 12.18.02; Worcester Telegram and Gazette 08.28.03
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record 11.19.13
Argencourt
Roger BAccusedBro.of Sacred HeartAlso known as Br. Odillon. Placed on leave 1/02 and sued 4/02 re abuse in 1973-1974 at Bishop Guertin H.S. He admitted abuse in court records. Also admitted abuse of another student. Second suit filed at a later date. One case settled 11/03. Authoritiesin RI were preparing to file charges re abuse at Mount Saint Charles Academy when Argencourt died in 9/02. Several other abusers at Bishop Guerin.Manchester, NHSource:
Documents from Manchester Report by NH Atty General 3.3.03; Manchester Report by NH Atty General 3.3.03; Manchester Union Leader 3.4.03; Providence Journal Bulletin 1.5.03; Associated Press 03.27.02; Associated Press 03.28.02; Union Leader 03.29.02; Associated Press 04.24.02; Union Leader 04.25.02; Associated Press 09.25.02; Providence Journal Bulletin 09.25.02; The Telegraph (Nashua, NH) 09.25.02; Associated Press 10.01.02; Providence Journal Bulletin 10.07.02; Associated Press 02.12.03
Assignments:
Union Leader 4.2.03 (add'l article); Lowell Sun 9.3.03 (add'l article); Associated Press 11.19.03 (add'l article); BA.org Assignment Record
AriasAndreas< 1936PSuedDiocesanCivil suit alleges abuse in 1936 in Lompoc.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Times Database 04.20.06
Assignments:
LA Times Database 4.20.06
Arimond
James L.1965PConvictedDiocesanPlaced on leave 1/90 when allegations of abuse of boy in 1988 surfaced; privileges suspended 7/90 when charges filed. Pleaded no contest 7/90. In 10/90 Arimond was sentenced to 18 mo. probation and 45 days in House of Corrections under work-release program. Laicized. In 1995 he began working as state-licensed professional counselor until State ordered him to surrender his license 7/03.Milwaukee, WISource:
Archdiocese of Milwaukee List 7.9.04; Archdiocese of Milwaukee List of Clergy Offenders 3.3.12; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 7.9.03; Chicago Tribune 07.25.90; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 04.17.02; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.10.04; Archdiocese of Milwaukee website (updated 1 01.26.07
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record
Arko
Richard A.1990PAccusedDiocesanArrested 1/04 on charges that he was growing marijuana in the church rectory and selling it. Police learned of the marijuana from an informant who also said he had been in a sexual relationship with Arko since he was 15 and that the priest would give him gifts, money and drugs in exchange for sex. In 7/04 Arko also lost his state licence to perform massage therapy, based on the felony conviction for growing pot. Unable to determine results of investigation on sex abuse of the minor.Cleveland, OHSource:
Akron Beacon Journal 2.5.04; Cleveland Plain Dealer 4.7.04; Akron Beacon Journal 01.23.04; Cleveland Plain Dealer 01.23.04; Akron Beacon Journal 01.26.04; Akron Beacon Journal 02.11.04; Akron Beacon Journal 08.13.04; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 10.30.04
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Armstrong
Peter Gomez1954PAccusedDiocesanAt some point between 1992 and 2002. a teenage Marin County boy accused Monsignor Peter Armstrong, former chaplain of the San Francisco 49ers, of having improper contact with him. Armstrong had already retired at the time the complaint was received. Died 11/17/09.San Francisco, CASource:
San Francisco Chronicle 08.29.02; San Francisco Weekly 05.21.03; San Francisco Chronicle 11.21.09
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
ArnouePeter Claver PAccusedDiocesanArnoue, a priest of the Owere Nigeria Diocese working in Madison Diocese, was placed on leave in December 2002 by Bishop Bullock Story on 2/19/03 says he was accused of improper advances against a young woman. No other information found. Arnoue was not considered a priest of the diocese.Madison, WISource:
Capital Times 12.17.02; Capital Times 12.31.02; Wisconsin State Journal 12.31.02; Wisconsin State Journal 02.19.03
ArthurSister NSuedSisters of Charity of NazarethOne woman filed suit 2004 alleging abuse by Msgr. Herman J. Lammers and 5 nuns at St. Thomas-St. Vincent Orphanage or at local schools. Woman alleges that one of her abusers was Sister Arthur at Holy Spirit School. Order says that it did not have members working at Holy Spirit School.Louisville, KYSource:
Courier Journal 07.26.04; WKYT 07.27.04
Arzube
Juan (Bp.)1954PSuedDiocesanNative of Ecuador.Ordained for Archdiocese. In 2003 allegations arose re abuse of an 11 yr old boy between 1975-1976 when he was pastor at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in East Los Angeles. LA archdiocese listed only 1 accuser. He denied allegations.Arzube retired 1993. Named in civil suit which was included in massive $660M settlement with Archdiocese in summer, 2007. Died 12/25/07. Limited personnel file released 1/13.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 02.17.04; Tidings 01.11.08; LA Times 01.12.08; BAorg list of US Bishops Accused of Abuse 04.14.08; CNN 02.23.13; Media Report 06.27.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; LA Times Database 4.20.06; LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05
Ashwell
G. Barry1969PSuedDiocesanSued 2001. Accused of sexual abuse in 1970s at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Vancouvers. Placed on leave. Similar accusations of abuse in the 1970s had been made in 1996 when Ashwell was serving at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Oak Harbor. He was astate-licensed foster father and one of his charges accused him of abuse. The man settled with Archdiocese in 1996. 3 other men filed suit 7/05. Laicized 2005. New suit filed by 1 8/30/10.Seattle, WASource:
Seattle Post Intelligencer 8.19.04 (2nd); Seattle Post intelligencer 8.19.04 (3rd); Seattle Post Intelligencer 8.19.04 (4th); Seattle Times 04.12.02; Seattle Times 04.14.02; Seattle Times 04.21.02; Seattle Post Intelligencer 04.24.03; Seattle Post Intelligencer 08.19.04; Seattle Post Intelligencer 01.06.05; Seattle Times 01.22.05; Seattle Post Intelligencer 07.28.05; Seattle Times 11.15.05; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 11.16.05; Seattle Times 02.21.06; Whidbey News Time 08.31.10
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Astruc
Rene1954PAccusedJesuitNative of France. Two or more pending claims against Astruc shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. Died 6/02.Fairbanks, AKSource:
Northwest Jesuit, Fall 2002; Northwest Jesuit, Spring 2002; Anchorage Daily News 06.30.02; Alakanuk - Saint Ignatius Catholic Church Web site 01.25.10; Emmonak - Sacred Heart Catholic Church Web Site 01.25.10; Excerpt from Bankruptcy Reorganization Documents for Fairbanks Diocese 01.25.10
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
AtenMichael J.1977PAccusedDiocesanGraduated from Holy Trinity Seminary in Dallas. Worked in AZ for many years. Named as abuser by Diocese 5.93. Events occurred in approx. 1988. Sent for treatment. Removed from ministry 5/91. Died in 2001. 2005 article cites more than 1 credible allegation against him.Gallup, NMSource:
Gallup (NM) Independent 05.20.03; Arizona Republic 08.14.03; Gallup Independent 08.03.05; Gallup Independent 05.27.11; Gallup Independent 11.11.12
Atherton
Gregory BSuedServiteSued 1993. Accused of abuse of 3 boys.. LA archdiocese counts 5 accusers alleging abuse between 1967-1986. Also abused in Orange Diocese. 2 suits filed there 1/03. Orange made 2005 settlement for $4,169,325 but did not include him in list of abusive priests. Per 2002 article, he is still part of Order and works at the National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother in Portland, Ore. under close supervision.Orange, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 (article); LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 7; LA Times 04.22.93; OC Register 04.23.93; OC Register 06.03.97; OC Register 05.05.02; OC Weekly 03.04.05; OC Register 05.17.05
Assignments:
Directory Listings Compiled by Arellano of OC Weekly; LA Times Database 4.20.06
Atwater
John T.1963PAccusedDiocesanRevealed in 2002 that in 1993 a student accused Atwater of abuse while director of Cardinal Cushing Acad.in Scituate, MA in 1971 when boy was 14. Atwater denied allegations. Retired 2002. Sent for therapy which said he "had no sexual conflicts." In 2/02 another man alleged he was abused by Atwater at same school some time after 1967. In 9/04 one man says he was abused by Atwater, then director of Cushing Hall Acad. at age 12 (approx. 1969) . Died 2006. Canonical investigation not complete at his death.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 3.5.03; Boston Globe 09.13.02; Patriot Ledger 10.20.08; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; Salem News 08.26.11; The Patch 08.29.11
Assignments:
Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record
Atwood
Ronald J.1969PAccusedDiocesanRemoved 7/16/13 without faculties after 7/15/13 allegation received of sexual abuse at Bishop Ready High School and/or St. Stephen the Martyr and St. Peter parishes in Columbus between 1976 and 1979. Investigation underway. In 1999, Atwood was charged with public indecency in a public park known for homosexual activity. Pled no contest in 2000 to urinating on a tree and paid fine.Columbus, OHSource:
Columbus Dispatch 11.06.99; Columbus Dispatch 01.05.00; 10 TV 07.17.13; Columbus Dispatch 07.17.13; Fox 28 07.17.13; NBC4i 07.17.13; SNAP Statement 07.17.13; Newark Advocate 07.18.13; Fox 28 07.07.14
Aube
Paul L.1970PSettledDiocesanPolice found Aube & boy in car having sex in 1975, Suit filed 4/02 accused him of abusing one youth from 1979-1986 in Rochester, NH. 5/02 suit alleged he abused 13 yr old boy between 1970 and 1972. Placed on leave in 1994. One claim settled for 25K. At least 1 claim included in 11/02 $5M settlement involving 62 victims and 28 priests. Laicized by Pope Benedict XVI 5/20/05.Manchester, NHSource:
Union Leader 3.4.03; Union Leader 3.4.03; Union Leader 3.4.03; Union Leader 02.16.02; Associated Press 05.15.02; Union Leader 05.16.02; Union Leader 11.27.02; Boston Globe (AP) 02.16.03; Union Leader 02.19.03; Manchester Report by NH Atty General 03.03.03; Concord Monitor 08.13.05; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
Manchester Diocesan File Summary; BA.org Assignment Record with Links to Articles and Documents
Aubut
Charles E.1941PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abuse on unspecified date and location per diocesan records. He was also supervisor of Paul Desilets just before Desilets was transferred to Canada after parents complained to Aubut. Aubut was sued in at least one lawsuit because he was Desilets' immediate supervisor. Retired 1984. Died 4/19/02. No formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.Boston, MASource:
Documents released by Boston Archdiocese; Boston Globe 01.31.03; Boston Herald 01.31.03; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; Salem News 08.26.11
Assignments:
Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record; BA.org Assignment Record
AudibertJohn L.1967PAccusedDiocesanAccused in 1993 of abuse of a minor between 1974-1976. Received treatment and evaluation by review board before being returned to active ministry. He told his parishioners about the claims. Removed from active ministry without privileges in 2002. Permanently removed from ministry by Vatican 3/06 and ordered to lead a life of prayer and penance.Portland, MESource:
Bangor Daily News 3.3.13; Portland Press Herald 3.1.06; Portland Press Herald 3.1.06; Associated Press 02.10.02; Portland Press Herald 02.12.02; Portland Press Herald 02.17.02; Portland Press Herald 03.10.02; Portland Press Herald 03.11.02; Boston.com (AP) 02.28.06; Courier Gazette 03.02.06; Bangor Daily News 01.29.07; MGME 07.10.09
Augustyn
Thaddeus A.1944PSuedDiocesanArrested in 1966 and pled guilty to public indecency in bus station. Augustyn died 8/10/81. In 1992, he was named in civil suit against Superior diocese. One man alleged abuse 1955-1961 when he was a minor and Augustyn was assigned to St Joseph's in Shell Lake WI. Diocese said suit was dismissed on SOL and no settlement was paid. Augustyn frequently visited in Miami archdiocese and worked in various parishes there.Superior, WISource:
Milwaukee Journal 09.03.66; Archdiocese of Miami Voice 04.18.69; Spooner Advocate 06.11.92; Letter from Diocese of Superior 11.01.11
AurelioJohn R.1966PAccusedDiocesanIn 1993 Aurelio admitted to sodomizing 3 boys, 12-14, 15-20 yrs previously. Acted with another priest, Fr. Bernard M. Mach. Both suspended. Claimed boys seduced him. Admitted to drinking alcohol and smoking pot with young boys. Also accused of abuse of another youth. As of 2002, Aurelio was living in Florida and no longer functioned as a priest. Died 8/26/09.Buffalo, NYSource:
Buffalo News 12.21.93; Buffalo News 12.22.93; Buffalo News 12.22.93; Statement by Bishop Head in Buffalo News 12.22.93; Buffalo News 12.23.93; Buffalo News 12.27.93; Buffalo News 12.29.93; Buffalo News 12.30.93; Buffalo News 04.02.02
AustinEdmund PAccusedFranciscanOne of several religious assigned to Santa Barbara who were named as abusers in civil suit filed 8/08 which alleged that the Franciscans constituted "an ongoing public nuisance as a result of their practice of shuttling pedophile priests among communities without warning members of the public that a sexual predator might be in their midst." Abuse allegedly took place in 1970s.Los Angeles, CASource:
First Amended Complaint in Cunningham v. Franciscans, Cause No. 1265207, Santa Barbara Superior Court, CA 08.06.08; Clover v. Franciscans, Cause No. 1338070, Santa Barbara Co. Superior Court 11.03.09
Authenrieth
William< 1970PSuedDiocesanHad relations w/ youth about 18 in Diocese of Brooklyn in 1973 before transferring to Orlando after youth threatened to reveal. Named in Brooklyn civil suit 2003. At least 4 civil suits filed 1985 against Authenrieth and Orlando Diocese. Suits settled out of court and at least $2M paid to three youths and a fourth settled for $490K. He admitted abuse but was never prosecuted. New suits filed 7/12 & 10/13 in Orlando. Another new suit filed 8/14 re abuse at All Souls Catholic Church in Sanford. Removed from ministry 10/85 and left priesthood in 1986. As of 2014, he lives in retirement community in Massachusetts.Brooklyn, NYSource:
United Press International 11.28.85; Associated Press 11.07.86; St Petersburg Times 03.18.87; St Petersburg Times 05.06.87; San Jose Mercury News 12.31.87; Orlando Sentinel 09.17.95; Ledger 04.08.02; Newsday 10.16.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Newsday 07.12.05; Orlando Sentinel 07.23.12; SNAP Statement 07.23.12; WESH 07.23.12; Orlando Sentinel 10.02.13; NEWS 13 08.13.14; Orlando Sentinel 08.13.14; SNAP Statement 08.13.14; WFTV 08.13.14; SNAP Statement 08.14.14; TheMediaReport 08.19.14
AuthierCharles1950PSettledDiocesanNamed as abuser of one 12-13 yr old youth at Saint Charles Church & school in Dover in civil suit involving accusations by 16 people against 7 priests. Entire case settled in 10/02. Died in 1980.Manchester, NHSource:
Union Leader 10.12.02; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
AvantJames PAccusedCapuchinIn 1993 woman alleged that Avant abused her child in early 1970s. Allegations reported to Capuchins. Avant had left Capuchins in 1990. Avant served at Morgan State Univ. starting in 1972, at St. Martin (Baltimore) from 1972-1978 and at Charles Lwanga Center from 1979-1984.Baltimore, MDSource:
Archdiocese of Baltimore 09.25.02
Avery
Edward V.1970PconvictedDiocesanAccused of abuse of 16 yr old boy in 1978. Denied abuse; said he didn't know of allegations until 1992. Removed in 1993; reassigned as hospital chaplain. Placed on leave again in 2003. Laicization announced 3/06. Named in new Grand Jury rpt. on 2/10/11.Accused, along with another priest and a teacher, of abuse of 10 yr old boy in 1998 at St. Jerome. Admitted guilt 3/22/12 just before trial. Sentenced to 2 1/2 to 5 yrs prison, New suits filed 7/11 & 9/12. Recanted confession 1/13.Philadelphia, PASource:
Philadelphia Inquirer 12.18.03; Philadelphia Daily News 12.19.03; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.19.03; Philly Grand Jury Abuse-Response Summary 09.21.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 04.07.06; Philadelphia Grand Jury Final Report II 01.21.11; Announcement of Investigation by the Philadelphia District Attorney 02.10.11; CBS Philly 02.10.11; Philadelphia Grand Jury Final Presentment 02.10.11; Statement by Philadelphia District Attorney 02.10.11; Statement of Cardinal Justin Rigali 02.10.11; Washington Post 02.10.11; WAMC 03.25.11; Washington Post 02.23.12; Dale v Archdiocese of Philadelphia et al, Cause No 120901904, 09.18.12; Big Trial 01.23.13; NBC 10 01.23.13; Daily Pennsylvanian 01.25.13; Big Trial 02.28.13; Centre Daily 12.26.13
Assignments:
Philadelphia Inquirer 3.23.12 (add'l article); Legal Intelligencer 3.23.12 (add'l article); Philadelphia Inquirer 3.23.12 (add'l article); http://www.bishop-accountability.org/news2012/03_04/2012_03_27_Martin_ProsecutorsMonsignor.htm; Philadelphia Inquirer 1.23.13 (add'l article) (with link to Avery documents); Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile
Avila
Jose Maria B.1930PAccusedDiocesanOne of 21 names of accused priests published by the Fall River DA 9/02. Name was misspelled as George Avellar. List says one alleged victim. DA's office confirmed allegations regarding Avila 9/26/02. May have molested over 100 children over 44 year career. Apparently his history was well known around several of the older Portuguese parishes. Retired in 1974. Died in 1988.Fall River, MASource:
Obituary 11.05.88; Boston Globe 09.27.02; Boston Herald 09.27.02; Survivors First 07.30.03; Herald News (MA) 07.31.03; Herald News 11.02.03; Cape Cod Times 11.25.03
Assignments:
BA.org Detailed Assignment Record
AvilesJose "Joe"1990PAccusedDiocesanIn 2002 Aviles was director of Assumption Seminary's vocation office. Removed from parish assignment in 2/04 over accusations involving an incident with a minor teenager in 1985 shortly before Aviles entered seminary. Complaint received 8/03 but he was not immediately removed because the incident occurred prior to his ordination; archdiocese not sure canon law applied. After Archdiocese found the allegation to be "substantive," Aviles was sent for long-term residential psychological treatment.San Antonio, TXSource:
San Antonio Express-News 02.24.04; San Antonio Express-News 02.27.04; San Antonio Express-News 02.29.04
AxerEnglebert M.1939PAccusedJesuitWorked at Sophia Univ in Tokyo. 2006 article says Axer is accused of abusing a minor in 1956. He was a professor at Seattle Univ. from 1956-1987. He died in 1989. At some point in the past, the Univ. removed his name from an endowed chair in the philosophy department because of the abuse. There has been at least one settlement as of 11/07.Seattle, WASource:
Seattle Times 10.11.06; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 10.12.06; Seattle Times 10.13.06; Seattle Times 10.16.06; Seattle Times 11.19.07; Seattle Times 01.14.09; Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit 11.12.09
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Ayala
Saul1971PAccusedDiocesanIn 6/02 an allegation of "sexual harassment and misconduct involving a minor" was filed with the church by a woman and Ayala was placed on leave. In 9/02 two sisters filed suit alleging Ayala abused them in 1988 and 1989 when he baby-sat the girls, then aged 7 and 9. Diocese settled with them for $30,000 in 2004. Ayala moved to Mexico shortly after he was placed on leave and may still be active priest there.San Bernardino, CASource:
Press Enterprise 06.25.02; San Bernardino Sun 09.18.02; Press Enterprise 09.20.02; San Bernardino Sun 09.25.02; San Bernardino Sun 12.16.02; Press-Enterprise 04.23.04
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
AylwardJames W.1964PSettledDiocesanAccused of abuse (one article spelled name Elward) of 1 youth in 1997. Another priest saw them "wrestling" and notified authorities. Youth denied but then parents sued. Settled for $750K in 2000. Supported by Archbishop until Aylward admitted in 1999 depo that he inappropriately touched numerous youths over 12 yr period. Placed on leave in 2000 and retired 2005.San Francisco, CASource:
NY Times 5.5.10; Contra Costa Times 05.22.00; San Francisco Chronicle 11.24.00; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; San Francisco Chronicle 11.27.02; San Francisco Weekly 05.21.03; SF Weekly 01.14.04; San Francisco 09.22.05; Associated Press 05.14.10
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Ayres
William G.1999PSuedDiocesanRemoved from assignments at two parishes in 11/10 after allegations arose that he had molested a minor in late 1990s while at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. Matter has been referred to District Attorney. Ayres is currently staying at a home for retired priests during investigation. Civil suit filed 10/11 accuses Ayers of abusing another youth from 1996 through 1999 at Incarnation of Our Lord Parish in Philadelphia when Ayers was seminarian.Philadelphia, PASource:
Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 11.22.10; News Journal 11.23.10; Philadelphia Daily News 11.23.10; Philadelphia Inquirer 11.23.10; Daily Times 10.20.11; John Doe 187 v. Archdiocese of Philadelphia et al, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia Co., PA 10.20.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.20.11
Azzarone, Jr.
Daniel M.1978PConvictedDiocesanComplaints received as early as 1985, 1992 and 1998-1999. Only placed on leave 11/01 after he was accused of abusing a 15 yr old boy on Caribbean cruise in 11/00. Abuse continued until 2001, often in rectory. Another youth also accused him of abuse. Pleaded no contest to two counts of first-degree sexual assault 9/05 and sentenced to 3 yrs prison & 7 yrs probation. Named in 2005 civil suit which settled 8/08 as part of $1.326M settlement by Providence Diocese. Laicization as of 6/12/09 announced 2/10.Providence, RISource:
Providence Journal 9.6.05; Providence Journal 9.7.05; Providence Journal-Bulletin 4.6.02; Providence Journal-Bulletin 11.16.01; Boston Globe 03.20.02; Providence Journal-Bulletin 03.20.02; Providence Journal-Bulletin 04.25.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Providence Journal 07.18.05; Providence Journal 12.02.07; Providence Journal 08.31.08; Statement by Diocese of Providence 02.12.10; SNAP Letter to Bishop Tobin 08.23.11; WPRO 08.23.11
Assignments:
Detailed BA.org Assignment Record
 


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