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Country Details Isottón molested girls who were preparing to receive their First Holy Communion at Nuestra Senora de Virginio Isottón Fatima church. After this case was reported, he was 2 transferred to the Diocese of Gregory de Laferrere. He became the parish priest at Nuestra Senora de la Esperanza church. Several males accused Pared of raping them while he served as the head of a home for adolescents. Father Hector Following the allegations, Pared stepped down. He Pared later was suspended by the Bishop of Quilmes and was arrested on January 11, 2001. Archbishop Storni resigned in September 2002 because of accusations of sex abuse. Storni had been Archbishop investigated in the 1990s after several allegations of Edgardo Storni sexual abuse. The controversy erupted again in August 3 2002 after a book accused him of sexually assaulting seminarians in his diocese. Archbishop Storni maintains he is innocent. Ridsale was sentenced to 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to 46 charges of sexual abuse involving Gerald Ridsdale 21 children. One of Ridsdale's victims claims he 4 informed Archbishop Pell of the abuse in 1993, and Pell offered him money to remain silent. Elmer, a Christian Brother, was charged in September 1997 with assaulting 14 boys whose ages ranged from Rex Elmer 5 seven to 11 years old at a Catholic boys' home between 1971 and 1977. Fr. Ronald McKeirnan 6 McKeirnan was sentenced in October 1998 to a threeyear prison term for molesting nine boys between 1964-5 and again between 1975-7. A judge, however, suspended the sentence after 12 months. Abuser
Cardinal Hans The cardinal was accused of sexually abusing boys at a Hermann Groer seminary in the 1970s. of Vienna 7 Vanderlyn was convicted of molesting three boys over a period of several decades. In April of 1998, a Belgian Rev. Andre court ruled that Cardinal Godfried Danneels and a local Vanderlyn 8 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. Rev. Jozo There are vague allegations that Zovko sexually Zovko molested women making pilgrimages to Medjugorje. 9 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. Rev. Nilo Cezar However, after six weeks he was deported to his home Martins 10 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. 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. He was arrested after being caught sexually abusing a six-year-old boy in a hotel room. He was also found to Rev. Alexander be in possession of photographs of two girls, ages six Nicolaus Werber and eight, one with her underwear showing. He 12 formerly directed a school for needy children in Joao Pessoa. 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 A 15-year-old girl gave birth to a child fathered by this priest who raped her. The priest acknowledged the child as his. 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. 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. He was accused of sexually molesting an 11-year-old child. Previously sentenced to 13 years of prison for sexual abuse of two minors. He was arrested for attempted violation by pressure of 5 children, ages 9 to 17.
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Fr. Valdeijanio de Souza Melo 15 Msgr. Jose Alves Guedes 16 Fr. Jose Ari Degrandis 17 Fr. Bonifacio Buzzi 18 Fr. Alfieri Educardo
Bonpani 19 Brazil Brazil Fr. Heliberto Santos 20 Fr. Edson Francisco dos Santos 21 He admitted to sexual relations with a 16 year-old-girl, who became pregnant as a result. He was accused of sexual relations with a minor who at the time of this report was 18 years old and 7 months pregnant.
Fr. Juvenil He was accused by six minors of sexual abuse; under Paulo de Araújo investigation by the civil authorities. 22 Barbosa is charged with corruption of minors after military police discovered him with a 14-year-old after Fr. Sergio Maya allegedly performing oral sex on the minor. Barbosa Barbosa 23 first apologized for his actions; later, at the police station, he recanted. A former nun claims that she had a 27-year affair with Archbishop Hungo, which lasted until his death. She Archbishop also claims to have adopted four children with him. Herminio Further, she reports having sex with five bishops and Hungo 24 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. 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 Father Matthew suspended sentence and was reinstated to the same Berko 25 parish the next year. The family of the victim sued and was awarded $184,000 (CAD) dollars but never received any payment. 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 Rev. Barry treatment center. Later he worked in a rural parish in Glendinning 26 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. Leo Charron 27 Joseph Bonomi 28 Father Martin Houston 29 Charron molested a boy for more than five years. Bonomi was accused of having sex with a teenager. Prior to being ordained, Houston worked as a supervisor at a residential dormitory between 1960
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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. 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. 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. 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. 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. He was convicted of molestation.
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Fr. Paul Pornbacher 32
Priest Harold McIntee and Brother Glenn Doughty 33 Leonard Buckley 34
Triviño was accused of raping a 13-year-old girl in Priest Victor 2001. A church tribunal ordered him to undergo Carrera Triviño therapy and transferred him to Italy. In May 2001, the 35 Supreme Court of Chile granted the extradition request of the family to require Triviño to return to the country.
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 Priest Antonio insisted that he is innocent. Bishop Gonzáles, of Punto Larraín 36 Arenas, has assisted Larraín's case by transferring a priest who supported a lawsuit filed by the girl's parents to a new parish. Valdenbenito has been criminally charged with raping Priest Enrique two boys, ages nine and ten. Although Bishop Valdenbenito 37 Caviedes urged the victims to pursue their cases, Valdenbenito remains in his parish. 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 Rev. Enrique Venezuela, on the recommendation of Bishop Daily of Diaz Jimenez 38 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. 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. 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. 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
Fr. John Gerard Stock 39
Frs. Joseph Dooley, Clifford Taunton, and George Earle 40
Michael Hill 41
Archbishop John Ward 42
Fr. John Lloyd 44
Fr. Adrian McLeish 45
Eric Taylor 46
Rev. Rene Bissey 47
allegedly abused a boy who had missed his flight. The latest charges emerged from admissions made by Hill when questioned by authorities. 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 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. 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. 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. 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 JeanLucien Maurel 48 Bishop Bishop Franziskus Eisenbach 49 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. Eisenbach, a bishop in Mainz, resigned in April 2002 after a woman accused him of sexually exploiting and injuring her during an exorcism. Fortune allegedly raped and abused multiple boys over Father Sean a period of several years during the 1980s. He Fortune 50 committed suicide in 1999. 51 Collins was an employee and former principal of the Fr. Donal seminary where Fr. Fortune trained. In 1999, Collins Collins 52 was convicted of committing "gross indecency" on boys. Smyth was jailed in 1997 after admitting guilt in 74 cases of abusing male and female children from the Father Brendan 1960s t through the 1990s. Reporters allege that senior Smyth 53 church officials were aware of Smyth's criminal behavior and transferred him from parish to parish in order to cover up the abuse. 54 Sexton affectionately known as "The Bishop" by Bishop Joseph parishioners, plead guilty to 17 sex offenses against Fegan 55 four boys between 1966 and 1989. 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 Fr. Joseph Summerville 56 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. Fiona Gahan, 21, a victim of sexual abuse by Grennan, is calling for a report by the Garda (national police) on Fr. Jim Grennan their failure to properly investigate the matter now 57 made public: allegations were first made against Grennan in 1988 involving 10 schoolgirls aged 11 and 12; Grennan died two years ago. 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 He was named as co-defendant in the Fr. Ivan Payne Connell, Dublin case. 59 The media recently revealed that in the early 1980s, Ledwith was accused of sexually harassing seminarians Msgr. Michael when he served as the president of St. Patrick's Ledwith 60 College. In June 2002, a counsel was appointed to investigate the claim that these allegations were originally ignored. This former Franciscan brother plead guilty to eight charges of indecently assaulting eight boys between Robert Keoghan ages nine and 16 during the period 1969-1972. He was 61 given a two-year prison term on all eight charges. Keoghan during trial was currently serving an 18month sentence for two similar offences. In April 2002, Tobin, a retired member of the Christian Morris Tobin 62 Brothers teaching order, was charged with 173 counts of molesting 25 schoolboys in the 1960s. 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 Sister Dominic home run by Sisters of Mercy of which Wall was in (Nora Wall) 63 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. In late 1995, Payne left his parish under accusations that he sexually abused several boys over a span of 15 Rev. Ian Payne years. Irish television reported that Payne had been 64 previously removed from another parish after being accused of molesting an altar boy there. A member of the Holy Ghost Order confessed and apologized to 11 charges of indecent assault and one of Fr. Joseph gross indecency, which allegedly took place between Steele 65 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. 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. In March 2002, Marchena was publicly accused of Fr. Margarito sexually abusing four Italian children. He was placed Reyes Marchena under house arrest. His diocese collected signatures on 67 his behalf and sent them to Italian prosecutors. In September 2002, Hidalgo was arrested in Mexico Rev, Edgar City and extradited to Italy where he was wanted since Guadencio November 1999. Hidalgo is charged with abusing Hidalgo 68 several minors. Maciel was accused of sexual assault by several former Rev. Marcial priests. Maciel denied the allegations. The victims filed Maciel 69 complaints with the Vatican, but their case was dismissed without comment. Br. Brendan John Halpin 66 He was accused of sexually abusing three boys in Rev. Heladio 1996, Avelar admitted to the charges and was sent to a Avila Avelar 70 rehabilitation center. Aguilar was accused of molesting up to 60 minors Rev. Nicolas between the ages of 11 and 13 in 1997. The diocese Aguilar 71 defended the priest, saying he had "health problems." Rev. Jose Arturo Tinajero raped the adolescent daughter of a church Mandujano worker, who had his child in March of 2002. Tinajero 72 Rev. Francisco Velasquez is accused of raping three young boys of the Antonio same family in 1991. The parents of the boys were Velazquez 73 ashamed and did not want the cases to come to trial. Father Manuel Esteban He was accused of raping a young boy in 2001. Camacho Baruqui 74 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 Salvador Coria said to have occurred. The boy's family claims they Mendoza 75 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 Philippines Geronimo Chavez Mendoza Father Macario Apuya 76 Chavez was convicted of raping a boy in 1987 and was sent to prison. Apuya is accused of raping a 14-year-old girl in 1997.
He was accused of sexually molesting young Archbishop seminarians. One priest claims he was relieved of his Poland Juliusz Paetz of duties after reporting the abuse to the archbishop. Paetz Poznan 77 resigned after the Vatican initiated an investigation of the case; he still denies the allegations. Fr. Gerry He denied five charges of indecent assault on two Scotland Fitzsimmons 78 youths. Was due to stand trial in November. He plead guilty to charges of indecency by two teens. Desmond At first the Church dealt with the situation "in house" Scotland Lynagh 79 and paid one victim 42,000 pounds. He resigned from the priesthood when charges went public. A former nun charged this priest with raping her over a three-year period, beginning in 1985. The victim Rev. Frank pursued charges against Goodall in a church court, South Africa Goodall 80 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. In March 2002, Harricharan resigned in response to speculation that he was cohabitating with an 18-yearTrinidad and Fr. Felix old male altar server. The mother of the boy claims that Tobago Harricharan 81 she had complained to the church about the relationship for the past several years. 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 United States Msgr. Robert C. because the statute of limitations had expired. The (AZ) Trupia 82 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. Colleary first underwent treatment for behavioral problems in 1997. After being released in 1998, he was United States Rev. Patrick assigned to a parish in Scottsdale. By 1999, the (AZ) Colleary 83 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
United States Msgr. Dale (AZ) Fushek 85
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 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. 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 Fr. Neil Emon (AZ) 86
United States Karl LeClaire 87 He was sued for allegedly molesting a 13-year-old boy. (AZ) 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 United States Rev. Javier treatment and was transferred to a parish in Tijuana, Gutierrez (AK) Mexico. In July 2002, following the passage of the new Ramirez 88 US Bishops' norms on sexual abuse of minors, Bishop Michael W. Warfel of Juneau, AK banned Gutierrez from working as a priest. United States Alexander Org Verzosa was accused of abusing a boy for a period of (CA) Verzosa 89 six years. United States Robert Van Van Handel plead guilty to abusing an eight-year-old (CA) Handel 90 boy. He was sentenced to eight years in jail. United States Rev. Michael Pecharich resigned in March 2002 because he abused (CA) Pecharich 91 an adolescent in 1983. Rucker is accused of molesting seven girls over a period of thirty years, beginning in 1947, one year after United States George Neville his ordination. The cases were not reported until 2002. (CA) Rucker 92 He was arrested in October 2002 while vacationing aboard a cruise ship. United States Father Edward (CA) 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. 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. 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.
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United States Monsignor (CA) Lyons 95
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In 1996, 15 men accused O'Shea and two other priests of molesting them. The San Francisco Archdiocese Rev. Patrick paid $2.5 million that year to settle the case. In 2002, O'Shea 96 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. James Monaghan pled no contest to abusing a seven-year-old Monaghan 97 girl. 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 Rev. Don in 1981. At the same trial, he was acquitted of the Kimball 98 charge of raping a 14-year-old girl in 1977. He no longer performs priestly duties but has not been dismissed from the priesthood. 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 Rev. John P. (for abuse occurring in the 1970s) was settled with a Lenihan 99 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. Msgr. Lawrence In April 2002, Lori Haigh accused Baird of making Baird 100 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. 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 threemonth police investigation, authorities believe that the claim was false, and Saffels has been charged with extortion. 102 Schipper was found guilty of emailing sex material to minors 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. 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. 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. 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. In the fall of 2001, church officials began investigating a report that first arose in 1981 that Henson had
United States Cardinal Roger (CA) Mahony 101
United States Carl Anthony (CA) Schipper 103
United States Rev. Sigfried (CA) Widera 104
United States Rev. Ponciano (CA) M. Ramos 105
United States Fr. Dominic (CA) Savino 106
United States Rev. Tom (CA) Naughton 107 United States Father Jerome (CA) Henson 108
United States Michael Harris (CA) 109
United States Rev. Carl (CA) Sutphin 110
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. 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. 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. Bismonte was arrested in April 2002 for molesting two girls between 1997-2001. 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. 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. 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 Father Honesto (CA) Bismonte 111
United States Rev. David F. (CA) Granadino 112
United States Father Denis (CA) Lyons 113
United States Father Peter (CA) Covas 114
United States Father Peter (CA) 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.
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 United States Father Santiago Tamayo confessed to initiating the abuse. In April of (CA) Tamayo 116 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. Cruces is another of the seven priests accused of raping United States Father Angel Rita Milla in the early 1980s. As of May, 2002, Cruces (CA) Cruces 117 served at a parish in New York City. Tugade is another of the seven priests accused of raping Rita Milla in the early 1980s. Tugade admits to United States Father Valentin having sex with Milla, but claims it was consensual. He (CA) Tugade 118 left the priesthood several years ago and is currently living with his girlfriend in California. United States Joseph Pina 119 Pina was accused of abusing a 14-year-old girl. (CA) 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. 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. 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.
United States Father Henry (CA) Perez 120
United States Father Richard (CA) Coughlin 121
United States Stephen Kiesle (CA) 122
123 In August 2002, Kiesle was arrested again. He was charged with two counts of molesting an altar boy in 1976. 124 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. Joseph T. Rev. Pritchard, is accused of abusing boys in his parish during the 1970s. In only two of the incidents were the United States Pritchard and accused still working in the diocese, all others accused (CA) five other San priests were either retired or deceased.For the two Jose priests 125 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. 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 halfto three-year period, was first reported to Jesuit Rev. Edward officials in 1995. In 1997, a friend of the victims Thomas Burke United States reported the abuse to police, but the investigation was and Brother (CA) not completed because the victims would not talk to the Charles Leonard authorities. The investigation was again pursued in Connor 126 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. 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 United States Rev. Milton T. reported the incidents to Archbishop John Quinn the (CA) Walsh 127 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. Through a complaint received by Child Protective Service, Heaney is charged with molesting two United States Monsignor John brothers 40 years ago. Heaney is the chaplain for the (CA) P. Heaney 128 San Francisco Police Department. He has been placed on leave while the authorities investigate the
accusation. United States Gerald John (CA) Plesetz 129 Plesetz was arrested in September 2002 on charges of molesting a girl who gave birth to his child in the 1970s. Hume Salas is accused of stealing money from church collections and of sexually abusing several young men. Fr. Jorge Hume His supervisor claims she frequently warned diocesan Salas 130 officials that Hume Salas we not a suitable priest. He has since been suspended from all ministerial duties. Andrew He was convicted of kidnapping and fondling a 14Anderson 131 year-old boy. James Arimond He was accused of molesting 3 youths. 132 James Elward He resigned after wrestling with a boy. 133 Bernard He was connvicted of molesting a 17-year-old. Dabbene 134 Richard Henry He plead guilty to having sex with children. 135 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 Joseph Michael the priesthood in 1994. Mr. DeShan went on to become DeShan 136 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. Rudy was arrested in June 1998 for assault on a teenager.
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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 United States Rev. Daniel F. boys at the school. One of the victims claims he (CT) McSheffery 138 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 Father William Donovan admitted in April 2002 of having had a recent affair with a young man. Following his admission, he (CT) D. Donovan 139 resigned from his parish in Fairfield. In April 2002, the Bishop of Bridgeport (Bishop William Lori) met with two men who claimed United States Father Alfred J. Bietighofer had abused them when they were altar (CT) Bietighofer 140 boys. Shortly following the abuse report, Bietighofer resigned. United States Richard He was arrested for sexually abusing a child. (CT) Buongimo 141 Rev. Sherman In November 2002, the Bridgeport diocese received a Gray, Rev. letter from a man claiming that these three priests United States Albert sexually abused him from 1979-1983. The three (CT) McGoldrick, pastors stepped down immediately and the diocese Rev. Robert began an investigation. Morrissey 142 United States Felix Maguire He was sued for abusing a boy. (CT) 143 In March 2002, Dillard admitted that he had engaged in "inappropriate touching and kissing" with two teenage United States Msgr. Russell girls nearly 20 years ago. Dillard was suspended in (DC) Dillard 144 March 2002 and the incidents were reported to police. The incidents, however, extend beyond the District of Columbia's statute of limitations. Thomas Chebloski and United States nine other (DC) 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 Owen J. Melody He plead guilty in 1987 of abusing a 13-year-old girl. (DC) 146 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 United States Bishop Anthony $125,000 in 1996. The victim broke that the agreement (FL) O'Connell 147 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 Rev. Joseph In the late 1990s, the Archdiocese of Miami secretly (FL) Cinesi 148 made financial settlements for a sex abuse case. Cinesi
United States Rev. William (FL) Burke 149
United States Bishop Robert (FL) Lynch 150
United States Rev. Richard (FL) Allen 151 United States Rev. Vincent (FL) Orlando 152 United States Keith Symons (FL) 153
stepped down in August 1999, saying he wanted to fight the allegations. 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. 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. 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. 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. He admitted abusing five boys.
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In April 2002, two women accused Morris of participating in an obscene phone call and kissing a girl Rev. Robert under the age of 18 in 1988. Morris denied the Morris 154 allegations, and he passed a lie detector test. Morris was suspended from in ministerial duties after the allegations arose. Schaeufele was accused in April 2002 of engaging in Rev. Robert misconduct with a minor more than 20 years ago. He Schaeufele 155 resigned when the allegations surfaced. Myles White The police have a videotape of him having sex with a 156 boy. The parents of a deceased man claim their son was abused by the two priests between 1974 and 1977. Rev. Richardo They assert that the church tried to cover up the allegations when the victim first reported the abuse in Castellanos and 1988, and they are now suing the priests and the Rev. Alvara archdiocese for damages. The archdiocese denies the Guichard 157 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. 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. He faced allegations connected with an Internet date with a 13-yr. old boy. Two lawsuits have been filed against Malicki. One, filed in 1998, accused him of attempted rape of a 13year-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. He was accused of fondling altar boys. He was convicted of sexual assault of a 15-year-old boy. He settled a lawsuit in which he was accused of assaulting boys.
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United States Jeremiah (FL) Spillane 159
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United States Lyndon Howell He was arrested for molesting a girl. (FL) 164 United States Fr. Joseph (HI) 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.
He was accused in March 2002 of engaging in "inappropriate sexual misconduct with a minor." The United States Rev. Robert L. state attorney general's office is investigating the (IL) Kealy 166 complaint. Kealy has withdrawn from active ministry and lives in a "restricted, monitored setting." United States Rev. Anthony J. He was accused in April 2002 of engaging in sexual (IL) Ross 167 misconduct with a teenage boy in 1983. Ross was
placed on administrative leave during the investigation. 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. 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. He was accused of committing abuse more than 25 years ago. Pock has been removed from his duties. He was accused of sexual misconduct more than 25 years ago. Barrett has been removed from his duties. He was accused of misconduct with minors. 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. He abused a teenage boy.
United States Father Edward (IL) Poff 168 United States Father Lowell (IL) Fischer 169 United States (IL) United States (IL) United States (IL) Father Donald Pock 170 Father John Barrett 171 Jerome Raterman 172
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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 United States Edward Bush allegations or given the opportunity to defend himself. (IL) 175 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. Skriba took a leave of absence from his post as pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Round Lake, Illinois after two United States Father Raymond women accused him of sexual abuse. The women said (IL) Skriba 176 he molested her about 40 years ago when they were teens attending St. Gertrude church in Franklin Park. In 1994, Calicott admitted to sexual misconduct with United States Father John two 15-year-old boys in 1976. Calicott was removed (IL) Calicott 177 from his parish in June 2002 as part of the US bishops'
zero tolerance policy. 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.
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Alvin Campbell He plead guilty to abusing a boy. 179 Daniel Friedman He was sued over allegations of child abuse. 180 He was accused of sexually abusing three twelve-yearold boys during 1984. He turned himself in to United States Fred Lenczycki authorities in November 2002 after prosecutors (IL) 181 identified him during their review of subpoenaed church documents. United States Robert Friese (IL) 182 He was convicted of abusing a 14-year- old. 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. 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. 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
United States Father Jean (IN) Vogler 183
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United States Rev. Kenneth (IN) Graehler 185
he return to active ministry. United States Ponciano Ramos Ramos was charged with molesting three boys. (IN) 186 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 In 2002, Kurzendoerfer was accused of having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old boy 20 years ago. 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. 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 Rev. Francis (IN) Schoering 187
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Rev. John B. United States Schoettelkotte (IN) 191
United States Rev. Albert (IN) Deery 192
United States Larry Flake 193 He was convicted of misconduct with a teenage girl (IN) Burkholder pled no contest to two charges of criminal sexual conduct in November 2002. He received a 30United States Rev. Robert day sentence. Burkholder was barred from active (IN) Burkholder 194 ministry in 1993 by the Archdiocese of Detroit. At that time, he admitted to abusing at least 12 boys between 1960 and 1990.
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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 Gerald Harz 196 He was indicted for molesting a child. (IA) Robert United States Marcantonio He was sued for abusing dozens of boys. (IA) 197 United States (KS) United States (KY) Dennis Schmitz 198 James Hagan 199 Schmitz was sentenced to 32 months for abuse of a minor. He resigned after being accused of abusing an 11-yearold child. 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. 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.
Bishop J. United States Kendrick (KY) Williams 200
United States Rev. Louis E. (KY) Miller 201
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 United States Rev. Thomas P. in 1982, when he was 14 years old. After he reported (KY) Creagh 202 the abuse to church authorities in 1983, a settlement was reached. Creagh underwent treatment and was reassigned. United States Msgr. Robert 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 Rev. Kevin Cole In 2002, two women claimed they were abused by Cole when he was a priest at St. Luke Church between 1968 (KY) 204 and 1970. Cole died in 1990. One man filed a lawsuit in 2002, accusing Scherzer of United States Rev. Edwin molesting him when he was twelve years old (between (KY) Scherzer 205 1956 and 1958). Scherzer retired in 1995. 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 United States Rev. James under the age of 14. Hargadon has been named in four (KY) Hargadon 206 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. In 1988, Clark plead guilty to first-degree sexual abuse and second-degree sodomy of two students in 1981 and United States Rev. Daniel C. 1982. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail and 15 years (KY) Clark 207 probation. As of October 2002, Clark was facing 18 other counts of sexual misconduct. 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 Father William action was taken against the priests. McGarvey was given a promotion and transferred. O'Connell was later C. O'Connell United States convicted of sexually assaulting three boys; he resigned and Father (KY) from the priesthood and has since passed away. In Joseph H. 1991, Father Hayes again initiated an investigation into McGarvey 208 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 abuseretired. In 1984, Rev. Gilbert Gauthe admitted he abused 37 United States Rev. Gilbert boys (although there is speculation he may have (LA) Gauthe 209 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 Gerald Prinz (LA) 210 Prinz abused a boy.
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 United States Rev. John sent to a treatment center after this initial complaint, (LA) Andries 211 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. He was accused in April 2002 of molesting a youth in United States Rev. Charles G. Boston during the 1970s. Coyle was suspended in April (LA) Coyle 212 2002 after the allegations arose. Rogge was convicted in 1985 for sexually abusing a United States Rev. Norman J. boy in Florida. After serving time for that conviction, (LA) Rogge 213 Rogge was transferred to Louisiana, where he served as a priest for at least ten years. United States Rev. Joseph (LA) Alexander 214 United States (LA) United States (LA) Alexander was removed in April 2002 after he admitted to having a sexual relationship with a teenage boy 40 years ago in Kentucky. The incident occurred before he was ordained as a priest.
Robert Limoges He was sued for abusing boys. 215 Lester Melancon He was convicted of raping an altar boy. 216 Doucette admitted in February 2002 to being "intimately involved" with a 15-year-old boy 20 years United States Rev. Michael ago. Bishop Gerry ordered Doucette to make a public (ME) Doucette 217 confession and removed him from his duties in February 2002 after a second victim accused Doucette of unwanted sexual advances. Audibert's victim publicly accused him of molestation United States Rev. John in 1993. Audibert was ordered to make a public (ME) Audibert 218 confession in February 2002 and was removed from his ministry. Church officials reported problems with Lauzon from Rev. RaymondUnited States the time he was in seminary. Still, he was shuffled Joseph Lauzon (ME) from parish to parish before becoming director of a 219 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 Thomas Smith Smith admitted to fondling children. He later (MD) 220 committed suicide. Cox was arrested in May 2002 on charges he molested an 11 year-old-boy in 1980. Cox had been suspended United States Rev Brian Cox from the priesthood in 1995 following another (MD) 221 accusation of abuse. He was never charged for that crime. 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 United States Rev. Maurice J. the admission, Blackwell was removed from his (MD) Blackwell 222 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 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.
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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. John Banko 226 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. 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 Mark Haight accused Haight of molesting him while on a camping 227 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. 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 Bruce E. Ball Ball of fondling them numerous times beginning in 228 1975 while he was attending St. Mary's.Ball was removed from the priesthood and served jail time for other child sex offenses. 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 Francis McGrath Baltimore church officials that McGrath had sexually 229 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. Melville is one of six former seminarians accused of sexually abusing children while studying at St. Mary's Raymond Seminary in Baltimore. In 1990, a boy in Baltimore Melville 230 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. LaMountain was accused of molesting a 14-year-old boy in his room at the seminary in 1973. Baltimore Michael prosecutors closed the case because of a lack of LaMountain 231 evidence. LaMountain later pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting five teenage boys in Rhode Island from 1979-1992.
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 United States Rev. Michael J. perform the sacraments. Spillane sought treatment and (MD) Spillane 232 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. 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. United States Rev. George B. At the time of the abuse, Loskarn was the pastor at a (MD) Loskarn 233 Baltimore-area church. However, the abuse reportedly occurred in New York. The Baltimore archdiocese plans to notify New York authorities about the case. 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 United States Rev. Thomas R. music director of his church. The music director had (MD) Malia 234 been convicted in 1997 of sexual abuse with his 17year-old student. The Bishop indicated that Malia will most likely be reassigned as associate pastor to another parish. In 2002, Danilak was accused of sexually abusing a 15year-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. 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. 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
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United States Rev. Alfred A. (MD) Dean 237
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. Rydzewski was charge in June 2002 with receiving and possessing sexually explicit images of minors. He had United States Rev. Thomas A. been involved with ministering to youths in his parish, (MD) Rydzewski 238 but he was suspended in December 2001 when the first search warrant was issued against him. Peter United States McCutcheon (MD) 239 He was convicted for molesting three youths.
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 United States Rev. Thomas R. victim drop the case and insisted that Schwind would (MD) Schwind 240 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. 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 United States Msgr. Frederick May, 2002, Ryan resigned his position. In October (MA) Ryan 241 2002, Chris Nilan testified that Ryan sexually abused three minors and maintained a sexual relationship with one of them until three years ago. 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 United States John J. Geoghan than $10 million. In March 2002, the Archdiocese of (MA) 242 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. Rev. Paul Allegations of sexual misconduct were reported against United States Finegan; Rev. these priests in February 2002. They were suspended (MA) Daniel Graham and the cases were referred to authorities 243 Rev. David United States Murphy; Rev. (MA) Gerald Hickey; Rev. Richard 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
Buntel; Rev. in a non-ministerial role. Thomas Forry; Rev. Robert A. Ward; and Rev. James Power 244 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 United States Rev. Paul R. suits against Shanley. As of the beginning of 2002, (MA) Shanley 245 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. In 2002, Spagnolia was accused of abusing a 14-yearUnited States Rev. D. George old boy. The Boston archdiocese placed him on (MA) Spagnolia 247 administrative leave in February 2002. Spagnolia denies the charge.246 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 Rev. Joseph E. United States Birmingham to other parishes after learning of the Birmingham (MA) abuse. The Archdiocese of Boston settled an abuse case 248 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. Welsh was accused in February 2002 of molesting United States Rev. Joseph three brothers for two decades. He was suspended after (MA) Welsh 249 the allegations were raised. 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 United States Rev. Eugene were aware of the problem, but no action was taken. (MA) O'Sullivan 250 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. 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 United States Rev. Edward T. Rev. Shanley, stepped in and convinced the police to (MA) Kelley 251 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. 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 United States Rev. Ernest E. authorities 11 years later. Tourigney admitted his guilt (MA) Tourigney 252 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. In 1988, Graham was accused of molesting a 14-yearold-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 United States Rev. Daniel M. perpetuated in the early 1980s. Graham denied the charges, but a 1995 review board recommended that he (MA) Graham 253 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. 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 DeBerardinis was arrested in August 2002 on charges of sexually abusing four altar boys from 1968 to. The
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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. 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. United States Rev. Paul W. Hurley befriended the boy during the time that he was (MA) Hurley 257 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. In the early 1990s, Porter was charged with molesting more than 130 children in Minnesota, Massachusetts United States Rev. James and New Mexico in the 1950s and 1960s. He pled (MA) Porter 258 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. In April 2002, Desilets was indicted on 27 counts of indecent assault and battery against 18 altar boys. He is United States Fr. Paul Desilets being sued in civil court by 20 former altar boys. (MA) 259 Investigations are currently underway to determine whether church officials knew of allegations of abuse before transferring Desilets. Biondo was sued for abusing a girl. Biondowas a United States Sister Gael teacher at a high school in Detroit where the abuse (MA) Biondo 260 allegedly occurred. 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. United States Rev. Robert He was given a part-time associate pastor position. (MA) Burns 261 Burns moved on to another Boston parish and in 1991, the archdiocese received a report that Burns had repeatedly raped a boy. In November 1984, Morrissette admitted to improperly touching a boy. He received treatment and was transferred to another parish. In 1988, another priest United States Rev. Robert reported to Bishop Banks that Morrissette had (MA) Morrissette 262 homosexual relationships and kept pornography in his room. Morrissette was allowed to remain in ministry until 1993. United States Rev. Robert (MA) 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
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was pulled from ministry in 1993 after the archdiocese received numerous complaints that he was luring women into sex. 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 He settled a lawsuit in which he was accused of John Cotter 265 abusing children. He died in 1989. (MA) United States Sister Ann (MA) Daylor 266 United States Rev. Bernard (MA) Lane 267 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. Lane is accused of molesting teenagers at the home he ran for troubled youths.
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The diocese paid $500,000 in 1994 to settle a sexabuse case involving Sullivan and three girls. In April Rev. John 2002, diocese officials began another investigation of Thomas Sullivan. Sullivan was prohibited from performing Sullivan 268 religious duties after the allegations were made. He is now deceased. He was accused of raping a 48-year-old parishioner in Rev. Komlan October, 2001. Houndjame has been arraigned on the Dem charge. He had been accused of three instances of Houndjame 269 sexual misconduct during previous assignments in Florida. Dennis Wagner Wagner was convicted of assaulting a 13-year- old boy. 270 Miller was accused of sexually abusing a man over 30 Father Alfred years ago. Miller resigned from the parish and decided Miller 271 to retire after the Archdiocese of Detroit found the allegation credible. In 1978, Father DeVita admitted to engaging in sexual misconduct with a teenage boy. The Diocese paid a Rev. Thomas $50,000 settlement to the victim's family. He DeVita 272 underwent treatment and was returned to his parish. The abuse was not made public until 1993. He will
United States Rev. Jason (MI) Sigler 273 United States Rev. Harry (MI) Benjamin 274 United States (MI) United States (MI) Rev. Edward Olszewski 275 Joseph Carne 276
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now be removed from his ministry, in accordance with the new standards. He was accused of criminal sexual conduct with a boy 14 or under. 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. He was accused of criminal sexual conduct with a boy 14 or under. He resigned after being credibly accused of abusing a minor. 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. 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.
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 United States Rev. Richard H. 15 years old. He underwent therapy for sexual (MN) Jeub 279 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. Several teenage boys brought lawsuits against Wajda in United States Rev. Joseph the late 1980s, alleging sexual abuse. Wajda was (MN) Wajda 280 assigned to an administrative position in the archdiocese, where he still serves. In May 2002 a man accused Dudley of fondling him in the 1950s, when he served as an altar boy. The vicar United States Bishop Paul general for the archdiocese says that a female victim (MN) Dudley 281 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 Richard Eckroth He was sued for abusing two boys. (MN) 282 United States Richard H. Huef He settled a civil case in which he was accused of (MN) 283 abusing a 15-year-old child. 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 United States Rev. Alexander officials but did not attempt to sue the archdiocese or (MO) Anderson 284 Anderson. In April 2002, Anderson made the accusations public by denying them at the pulpit and suing Andreas for defamation. In November, Andreas countersued. 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.
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United States Joseph Ross 286 He plead guilty to molesting an 11-year-old boy in (MO) 1988. United States (MO) An allegation of abuse was raised against Wolken in March 2002. The case has been forwarded to the Rev. Gary P. Missouri Division of Family Services. Wolken has Wolken 287 been placed on leave while the accusation is investigated. 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 James A. Beine 10). Twenty additional complaints against him are 288 currently being investigated. The St. Louis Archdiocese paid $110,000 in the late 1990s to settle two suits of sexual abuse involving Beine. Donald Wallace He retired after being accused of abusing a boy. 289 Behan was suspended in 1999 after allegations arose that he sexually abused several young girls and Rev. Hugh teenagers as far back as 1971. Bishop John Gaydos Behan 290 suspended him in 1999, saying he was taking a leave of absence. Donald Heck He was convicted of abusing an 11-year-old boy.
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291 He admitted to abusing 14-year-old boy. Graham is accused of committing sodomy on a boy about 25 years ago. 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. 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. 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 Bryhan Kuchar (MO) 292 United States Rev. Thomas (MO) Graham 293
United States Rev. Daniel (NE) Herek 294
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United States Gerald Chalifour He was removed after he was reported to a bishop for (NH) 297 molesting a minor. United States (NH) United States (NJ) United States (NJ) United States (NJ) In April 2002, a man accused Cote of molesting him during the 1980s, when he was a teenager. Cote Rev. Roland acknowledges the relationship, but claims it occurred Cote 298 after the accuser turned 18. Subsequent to the accusation, Cote was transferred to a new parish. Laserian Nwoga Nwoga was accused of fondling a 15-year-old girl in a 299 rectory John Pisarcik Pisarcik molested a 13-year-old child. 300 In 1985, the victim first disclosed to officials in the Rev. James T. Diocese of Paterson that Hanley had sexually abused Hanley 301 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. Father Thomas United States G. Rainforth (NJ) 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 Anthony He was sued for soliciting boys. (NJ) Manuppella 303 Rev. William United States Giblin and Rev. He resigned from ministry in July 2002 after being (NJ) Eugene arrested and charged with soliciting sex from minors. Heyndricks 304 A former student accused Flavin, a monk at Delbarton School, of sexually molesting him between 1978 and United States Robert Flavin 1981, when the victim was a teenager. The victim (NJ) 305 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. 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 United States Father Marvin 1994, Baros sued Archuleta; the case was settled for an (NM) Archuleta 306 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 Vincent Lipinski Plead guilty to abusing a 14-year-old boy. (NM) 307 Ferraro was arrested in April 2002 on charges of child rape, indecent assault and battery of a child, committed United States Romano Ferraro between 1973 and 1980. Ferraro previously was (NY) 308 suspended from all priestly ministries after separate accusations in 1988 and 1989. Rev. Anthony United States Failla and two (NY) 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
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officials were never notified. The nuns made the case public this year in light of the recent scandals. 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 Rev. Kenneth priests have not been identified, but they were reported Jesselli 310 to the New York district attorney the first week of April. They are said to all be involved in "grave" incidents of sexual misconduct. In June 2002, Bishop McCarthy admitted to having sexual relationships with several women over the Bishop James F. course of many years, none of whom were minors. McCarthy 311 After the admission, McCarthy quickly resigned his position. Gallant was accused in 2002 of engaging in sexual Rev. John misconduct with an 18-year-old girl. He was forced to Gallant 312 leave his parish in April 2002. In March 2002, Smith was accused of inappropriate sexual contact with three minors. He denies the Rev. James allegations. The diocese is investigating the case but Smith 313 has not given any information to authorities. Smith was placed on administrative leave during the investigation. In 1990, Hebert was accused of sexually abusing a teenage boy during a camping trip. Police did not Rev. Donald charge him at the time. In April 2002, Hebert was Hebert 314 removed from his parish position because of the allegations and reassigned to an administrative position.
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 United States Rev. Liam O'Doherty, but are not planning legal action. A (NY) O'Doherty 315 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. Paquin was first removed from parish work in 1990, after accusations of sexual misconduct surfaced. From 1990 to1996, the diocese received 13 more accusations United States Rev. Ronald H. for abuse occurring during the previous two decades. (NY) Paquin 316 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. 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. Iguabita was arrested in January 2002 for sexually assaulting a woman and a teenage girl in 2000. Miraglia asked boys to disrobe.
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Lyons was accused in May 2002 of sexual misconduct United States Rev. John Lyons with two minor boys. He was placed on administrative (NY) 320 leave and will remain on suspension during the investigation. 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. United States Msgr. Alan Placa had been serving on a diocesan panel that (NY) Placa 321 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. 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 United States Rev. John church funds. When approached about his (NY) Thompson 322 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. 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 United States Fr. Daniel Casey was teaching religion classes to children. The woman (NY) 323 claims that nothing was done in response to her request to prohibit Casey's access to children. Casey died in 2000. 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 United States Rev. Cyriacus of the current abuse crisis. Udegbulem was charged in (NY) Udegbulem 324 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 Rev. Kiare was arrested in June 2002 on charges he molested a 12-year-old boy. Kiare was visiting the US United States Rev. Peter Kiare from Kenya on a fundraising trip. Kiare's superior in (NY) 326 Kenya, Rev. Sean McGovern expressed shock over the charge. 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 United States Rev. Mark claims to have settled another case involving Haight in (NY) Haight 327 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) United States (NY) United States (NY) United States (NY) Bennet Akuzie 328 Daniel Calabrese 329 Michael Hands 330 William Heim 331 He was accused of groping 16-year-old. He plead guilty to sodomy with a teenager. He was convicted of abusing a 15-year-old. He was arrested on charges of sex abuse and child pornography.
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He was sued for abusing two boys. He was arrested for soliciting sex from a 14-year-old. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Weber had been accused in the past of abusing a 16year-old boy, but no further details were released. He was suspended in April 2002. 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. 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
United States Rev. Anthony (NY) Eremito 334
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United States Rev. Richard (NC) Farwell 336 United States Rev. Don A. (OH) Rooney 337 Rev. Joseph Brodnick and United States eight other (OH) unidentified priests 338 United States Rev. David C. (OH) Weber 339
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his teaching credentials. United States George Bailey (OH) 342 United States Rev. Neil (OH) Conway 343 Before Bailey left the priesthood twenty years ago, ten women reported sexual abuse by Bailey while they were attending Catholic grade school. Conway admitted to sexually abusing eight boys during his 22 years as a priest. Friends of his say this number is a conservative estimate. Lieberth was accused in 1986 of molesting a 17-yearold 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. He admitted to sex with minor. He was removed after admitting to having sex with a teenager. He was resigned after being accused of abusing teenagers. He was accused of abusing students. He was convicted after admitting to abusing an 11year-old boy. He was sued for abusing a 14-year-old girl. 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. He was accused of molesting a 12-year-old child. Two sisters filed lawsuits in May of 2002 against the
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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. 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 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.
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 United States Rev. Maurice Gammond groped them during camping trips, in his (OR) Gammond 357 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. Three men accused St. Arnaud of sexually abusing them during the mid- to late-1970s. The first victim United States Rev. Pacome St. claims he reported the abuse to other priests at the time (OR) Arnaud 358 it occurred, but St. Arnaud was transferred to a new parish, where he abused the other two. The priest died in 1992. United States Rev. Kenneth (OR) Jacques 359 United States Rev. Emanuel (OR) Clark 360 United States Rev. Cosmas (OR) White 361 Three men accuse Jacques of abusing them when they were high school students in the late 1970s. 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.
A man accused White of sexually abusing him in 1964 when he was a high school student and White was a teacher and priest. In a November 2002 suit, Sheilah Callahan alleged that United States Aloysius A. she was sexually abused by O'Doherty in 1950, when (OR) O'Doherty 362 she was 11 years old. United States Roger Trott 363 Trott pled guilty to molesting a 13-year-old boy. He
was put on five years probation.
United States Ricahrd "Sade" Zula abused altar boys. (PA) Zula 364 United States Francis Pucci (PA) 365 Pucci abused altar boys. Cipolla was arrested for allegedly molesting a nineyear-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. He pled guilty to sodomizing a 12-year-old boy.
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Azzarone is accused of abusing two teenage boys. In Rev. Daniel M. March 2002, the church admitted it had disregarded the allegations when they were first brought to its Azzarone 368 attention. Azzarone currently faces seven counts of sexual assault against teenage boys. 369 Juan Castano He was convicted of fondling a four-year-old girl in 370 2000. DuMouchel is charged with sexually molesting two girls, a 12-year-old and a 17-year -ld, in the 1950s. The Rev. Raymond victims reported the abuse in September 2002 after DuMouchel 371 reading articles about sex abuse and the church. DuMouchel retired in April 1999. Corry admitted to sexually abusing a 10-year-old boy in the 1960s. The abuse continued for four years. In Rev. John Corry August 2002, he was asked to leave the monastery 372 where he was living in retirement because the building also houses a daycare. Kos was convicted in 1997 of molesting three altar boys, and was sentenced to three lifetime terms. The Rev. Rudolph Archdiocese of Dallas settled with the victims in a Kos 373 lawsuit in 1997. Kos was dismissed from the priesthood and is currently serving his prison sentences.
United States Rev. John A. (TX) Flynn 374
United States Rev. Rudolf (TX) Renteria 375
United States Jesie Guerrero (TX) 376
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. 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. 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. 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. He admitted to sex with 13 year old.
United States Father Michael (TX) Kenny 377 United States Fernando (TX) Guzman 378
Goodman was removed from his church in August United States Julian Goodman 2002 after admitting to sexual abuse of teenager (VA) 379 decades ago. Rule was suspended in August 2002 after being accused of sexual misconduct against a high school seminary student in 1976. A review board investigated United States Rev. Steven the claim and found that, while Rule placed the student (VA) Rule 380 in an "inappropriate" situation, the behavior did not warrant removing Rule from the ministry. He was reinstated in November 2002. United States John P. Blankenship was removed from his prison chaplaincy (VA) Blankenship 381 in August 2002 after admitting to sexual abuse of
teenager decades ago. United States Rev. Stephen (VA) 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. 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. He was sentenced to five years for molesting children. Wyhsolmerski settled in a case involving accusations of raping teenage girls. He was convicted of molesting boys. Smith pled guilty to molesting three boys. He was suspended from priestly duties after a 45-yearold man said the priest molested him during a trip to a seminary in Pennsylvania nearly 30 years ago.
United States Rev. Eugene (VA) Teslovic 383
United States David Daie 384 (VA) Benjamin United States Wyhsolmerski (VT) 385 United States Michael Madden (VT) 386 United States Alphonsus (WA) Smith 387 United States Father Paul (WA) Lavin 388
United States Paul Conn 389 He was convicted in 1988 of molesting six boys. (WA) United States James McGreal He was removed for having a long history of (WA) 390 inappropriate contact with children. 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 United States Father Michael a parish in Montana. In the mid-1990s, several men (WI) Trainor 391 accused Trainor of abusing them during his time in Montana. Trainor resigned from the priesthood in 1991. United States John Patrick (WI) Feeny 392 United States Archbishop In September 2002, an arrest warrant was issued for Feeny. He is charged with sexually assaulting a 12year-old altar boy and attempting to sexually assault the victim's 13-year-old brother The crimes took place in 1979. Weakland agreed to pay $450,000 in 1998 to a man
Rembert Weakland 393
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 Peter Burns 394 Burns was convicted of assaulting a 13-year-old boy. (WI)
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