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TacderasJoseph1979 ?PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abuse of 1 in 1983 per archdiocesan report.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 3
LA Times Database 4.20.06
Louis J.1898PSettledJesuitAccused of sexual abuse of at least one minor. Included on the Helena diocese's list, posted to its website 4/29/15 in compliance with the non monetary terms of the 3/5/15 bankruptcy settlement. Died 12/24/61.Helena, MTSource:
Helena Diocese Bankruptcy Settlement 03.04.15; Diocese of Helena 04.29.15
Diocese of Helena 04.29.15; BA.org Assignment Record
Ignacio1966PAccusedDiocesanPlaced on administrative leave 8/94 and suspended from priestly duties pending an investigation into allegations of past sexual misconduct with minors. Archbishop Sanchez was asked about allegations against Tafoya in his 1994 deposition. He said that Tafoya had come to him to say that someone had made a statement to a nun about Tafoya and that the statement was a lie. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17.Santa Fe, NMSource:
Denver Post 08.30.94; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17
TaguePatrick J.1963PSuedDiocesanIn 1979 Tague received a three-year suspended sentence and three years probation for embezzling $30,000 in 1976 from halfway house for juvenile delinquents he headed. Accused in 2002 of sexually abusing a boy in 1971 at the Department of Youth Services facility. Sued 2002 as part of multi-plaintiff suit. Involuntary laicization announced 3/06.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 09.19.02; Boston Globe 01.31.03; Boston Herald 01.31.03; Boston Herald 03.18.06; Metro West Daily News 03.18.06; Patriot Ledger 10.20.08; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; Taunton Daily Gazette 08.26.11; Wicked Local Somerville 08.30.11; The Patch 09.02.11
Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record
Francis A.1963PConvictedDiocesanPlaced on leave 10/02. Accused in 2002 of abuse in 1960s by at least 4 individuals 1 claim settled 10/02. Another settled 11/02. At least 2 suits filed. 1 suit settled 4/03. Sentenced to at least 10 years in prison 3/03 after pleading guilty 12/02 to five counts of sexually assaulting a boy over a period of 8 years. Request for early release due to health denied 11/10. Still in prison 2/05/12. Not listed in the NH Atty General Report of 3/03.Manchester, NHSource:
Union Leader 3.5.03; Union Leader 9.7.02; Union Leader 02.16.02; Union Leader 02.16.02; Union Leader 04.13.02; Union Leader 05.29.02; Union Leader 06.13.02; Union Leader 10.12.02; Union Leader 11.18.02; Union Leader 11.27.02; Union Leader 12.13.02; Union Leader 12.17.02; Union Leader 12.17.02; Union Leader 04.16.03; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Boston Globe 11.19.10 (add'l article); NH Union Leader 11.19.10 (add'l article)
James F.1968PConvictedJesuitClaims in 1998 that Talbot, a teacher, had abused a student in 1984-1985. He was suspended. Claim settled in 2001. Allegations by at least eight men surfaced in 2002 re abuse in 1972-1980. Criminal charges filed but dropped. Fourteen claims settled 1/03 for $5.2M. Pleaded guilty 2005 to raping two teenagers 1977-79. Sentenced to five to seven years. On sex offender registry. Released from prison 3/18/11. Living at Vianney Center in Dittmer, MO. Laicization pending. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Indicted 11/17, accused of sexual assault of 8- or 9-year-old boy in Freeport ME between 5/1/97 and 6/14/98. Pled not guilty 12/1/17.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 03.08.02; Boston Globe 01.10.03; Boston Globe 01.14.03; Patriot Ledger 02.05.03; Boston Globe 04.16.03; Providence Journal (AP) 05.13.04; Telegram & Gazette 01.10.05; Boston Globe 10.01.05; Patriot Ledger 10.20.08; Boston Globe 02.27.11; Patriot Ledger 03.19.11; Boston Globe 03.20.11; Boston Globe 11.20.11; Boston Globe 11.20.11; Providence Journal 11.28.15; Boston Globe 02.29.16; Boston Globe 07.26.17; Press Herald 11.28.17; Bangor Daily News 11.29.17; Portland Press Herald 12.01.17; Portland Press Herald 12.01.17; Associated Press via NH Register 12.16.17; Press Herald 12.17.17
BA.org Assignment Record
TalocciPeter1986PAccusedDiocesanOne of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment was as parochial vicar at St. Patrick's in Malvern. Review Board could not prove accusations but permanently removed him 12/13 for violations of standards of ministerial behavior.Philadelphia, PASource:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 03.08.11; NY Times 03.08.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.08.11; Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 03.08.11; Daily Local News 03.09.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.09.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11; Intelligencer 12.15.13; NBC 10 12.15.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.15.13; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 12.15.13; WPVI 6ABC 12.15.13; Malvern Patch 12.16.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.16.13
Santiago L.1959PSuedDiocesanOrdained in Philippines. Working in archdiocese 1968 and incardinated 1978. He and six other priests accused of abuse of girl in 1984 civil suit. Girl had daughter in 1982. He fled to Philippines. Died 1996 (1999?). Archdiocesan report says abuse of 1 between 1978-1984. Claims against all 7 priests settled for $500K in $660M settlement in Fall, 2007. Personnel Files finally released 1/13 show he was also alleged to have abused one male.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 3; LA Archdiocese documents re Tamayo; LA Times 1.22.13 (with links to Documents); Milla v. Tamayo, 187 Cal.App.3d 1453; RICO Complaint against LA Archdiocese, p. 14; LA Times 05.07.02; LA Times 08.18.02; Balita 12.17.05; Daily Breeze 12.05.07; International Herald Tribune (AP) 12.05.07; LA Times 12.05.07; Mercury News 04.14.10; LA Daily News 10.12.12; Asian Journal 01.25.13; Daily Breeze.com 01.26.13
Worthy Adversary 2.7.13 (add'l article); The Radar 2.28.13 (add'l article); Annenberg TV News 3.1.13 (add'l article); LA Times Database 4.20.06; LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05
James1998PConvictedCarmeliteOne of 4 priests accused of abusing teenage boy 1996-98 at St. Simon Stock in the Bronx. The boy worked in rectory as a secretary; said the priests plied him with alcohol and porn, offered him money for sex, had him watch them group masturbate and threatened him with harm if he told. Transferred out 1999 after family went to archdiocese and Order. Assigned as chaplain to psychiatric hospital in Middletown NY while living at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel parish. Suspended 2001 after publicity about the case. Supported by Order through at least 2002. Arrested 2002 for harassing young man he met at NYC gay bar. Arrested again in 7/05 for taking erotic photos of a 15-year-old boy and approaching another boy for the same. Convictied 3/30/06. Sentenced 6/06 to 5-15 yrs in prison. May also have offended while working in Peru prior to ordination.New York, NYSource:
NY Post 06.23.01; NY Post 06.24.01; NY Post 06.25.01; NY Post 06.28.01; NY Post 09.14.02; Poughkeepsie Journal 09.14.02; Poughkeepsie Journal 09.21.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Utica Observer-Dispatch 07.08.05; NY Post 07.11.05; Utica Observer-Dispatch 12.15.05; Utica Observer-Dispatch 02.10.06; Newsday (Utica, NY) 03.30.06; Utica Observer-Dispatch 03.30.06; Observer-Dispatch 03.31.06; Newsday 06.06.06; Utica Oberver-Dispatch 06.07.06; NY State Sex Offender Registry accessed 06.01.17
BA.org Assignment Record
Roland E.1947PAccusedDiocesanTancrede, a retired priest, was placed on leave and stripped of faculties 9/02 after being named in lawsuit by one victim. Plaintiff's lawyer says Tancrede admitted to the allegations. Included in 3/03 Atty General Report.Manchester, NHSource:
Documents from NH Atty General Report 3.3.03; Manchester Report by NH Atty General 3.3.03; Union Leader 3.4.03; Union Leader 9.6.02; Associated Press 09.06.02
Tanghal RimandoAlbert1991PAccusedDiocesanPhilippines native. Newly identified as abuser in Chicago Archdiocesan Report of 3/20/06. Killed by suspected robbers while in Philippines 12/03. No information on when allegations were made but apparently he had an opportunity to respond prior to his death since his name was included on the 3/06 list. One article on his death referred to him as a former priest of Chicago Archdiocese.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Sun-Times 12.05.03; Chicago Archdiocesan Report 03.20.06; Chicago Sun-Times 03.21.06; Chicago Tribune 03.21.06; Philippine News 03.29.06
BA.org Assignment Record; Tanghal Personnel File
Gerardo Jarencio1962PConvictedDiocesanPer 7/03 articles, Tanilong was arrested after a 15-yr-old girl complained that he had molested her earlier in the week. Diocese placed him on leave. Had been part of Diocese for 17 years. Came from the Philippines in 1986; incardinated into the Diocese in 1990. Entered a plea of guilty on 1/30/04 and in 4/04 was sentenced to six months in jail and 3 yrs probation. Diocese permanently suspended his privileges. On sex offender registry 2/12. In violation of registration requirements since 10/09. Died sometime before 8/12/16, per diocesan status list.Orange, CASource:
LA Times 07.15.03; OC Register 07.15.03; OC Register 07.16.03; City News Service 08.12.03; Associated Press 11.13.03; LA Times 01.31.04; OC Register 01.31.04; OC Weekly 02.19.04; LA Times 04.03.04; OC Register 04.03.04; OC Weekly 04.12.04; Associated Press 06.05.04; OC Weekly 03.04.05; Diocese of Orange 08.12.16
Assignment Records OC Weekly 3.04.05
Carmen F.1970PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abuse of 5th grade boy in 1980s. Reported in 1999. Placed on administrative leave in 1999. As of 2004 Ministry is permanently restricted and he lives a supervised life.Philadelphia, PASource:
Philadelphia Grand Jury Report
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile
Allen1955PSettledBenedictineAllegedly abused one student in 1979 at St. John's Prep. Sent for treatment and then allowed to return to teaching at the school. In a 1992 civil suit, he was accused of molesting 2nd young man at least three times in 1982 at school. On medical leave in1992. Worked as director of the Oblate program at St. John's Abbey and lived under restrictions. Relieved of duties after 2nd suit filed 6/02 re 1985 abuse. New suit 7/12 alleges fraud against Abbey. Suit filed 6/5/13 alleging 1997 abuse of student; settled 2015. On Abbey 12/9/13 list. Suit filed 4/12/16 by a former St. John's Prep student claiming abuse 1979 or '80; plaintiff also accused Rev. Thomas Andert. Tarlton died in 1/16.St. Cloud, MNSource:
Star Tribune 10.22.92; Associated Press 04.30.02; Star Tribune 05.12.02; Star Tribune 05.14.02; Minnesota Public Radio 06.06.02; Associated Press 06.07.02; Star Tribune 06.07.02; Star Tribune 07.10.02; Associated Press 07.12.02; Star Tribune 09.29.02; Star Tribune 10.02.02; St Cloud Times 07.02.03; Star Tribune 07.06.03; Star Tribune 03.30.11; St Cloud Times 04.01.11; Pioneer Press 07.19.12; Jeff Anderson & Associates 06.05.13; Minnesota Public Radio 06.05.13; St Cloud Times 06.05.13; Pioneer Press 12.09.13; St Cloud Times 12.09.13; Legal Examiner 01.03.14; Press Release from Bishop Kettler 01.03.14; St Cloud Times 01.03.14; St Cloud Times 01.11.14; Media Advisory--Anderson & Assoc 02.03.14; St Cloud Times 02.03.14; Pioneer Press 02.04.14; SNAP Statement 02.04.14; St Cloud Times 09.18.14; Star Tribune 01.19.16; Pioneer Press 04.12.16
TaylorDaniel J.1975PAccusedDiocesanCame to Tucson Diocese in 1981 and also in 1984 as priest of Diocese of Erie. He became a priest of the Diocese of Tucson in 1992. Placed on leave by Tucson Diocese in 1999 after it learned of allegations against him re service in Erie. Taylor said that he had taken some people with him on a vacation and they claimed that he touched them during the night. One adult and two teenages were on the trip.Erie, PASource:
Arizona Daily Star 06.22.02; Erie Times News 06.29.03; Tucson Citizen 02.27.04; Arizona Daily Star 07.30.07
Diocese of Tucson List of Accused Priests n.d.; Diocese of Tucson List of Accused Priests 8.5.11
James (Michael)2012PArrestedDiocesan.Raised Protestant and became Catholic during college. Assigned to Saint Kateri Tekakwitha parish in Niskayuna when he was arrested 4/22/14 and charged with endangering welfare of child for inappropriate physical contact, telephone calls, and text messages and photos with a 15 year old girl between Oct 2013 and April 2014. He met the girl when he served as Deacon and Youth Minister for the Corpus Christi Church in Clifton Park, NY. Her parents contacted police when they learned of his actions . He also serves as U.S. Army captain. He pled guilty 8/13/14 to endangering welfare of a child but is expected to do no jail time. Sentencing set for 10/8/14.Albany, NYSource:
Albany Times Union 04.23.14; Fox 23 04.23.14; Saratogian 04.23.14; SNAP Statement 04.23.14; Troy Record 04.23.14; WGY 04.23.14; WNYT 04.23.14; Fox 23 04.24.14; SNAP Statement 04.24.14; Albany Times Union 05.13.14; CBS 6 Albany 06.11.14; Saratogian 06.11.14; SNAP Statement 07.23.14; WNYT 07.23.14; Albany Times Union 07.24.14; Albany Times Union 08.13.14; CBS 6 08.13.14; Times Warner Cable News 08.13.14; Albany Times Union 08.14.14; Troy Record 08.14.14; Your Niskayuna 08.14.14; Daily Gazette 08.15.14; Bilgrimage 08.17.14
Mel1967PAccusedOSBTaylor has been associated with St. John's Abbey since 1960s. Served in Bahamas for last 20 yrs but was scheduled in 2012 to return to a parish assignment in Collegeville. Two individuals came forward to allege abuse by Taylor and appointment put on hold. Taylor is believed to have returned to Ireland. Attorney for Abbey is conducting an investigation. One youth was abused at St. John Prep and another was novice monk in Bahamas.St. Cloud, MNSource:
BehindThePineCurtain.com 8.1.11; BehindThePineCurtain.com 06.25.12; BehindThePineCurtain.com 07.12.12; BehindThePineCurtain.com 08.30.12; My Fox Twin Cities 10.13.12
TaylorMichael Benedict BAccusedorder?Per 6/02 article, Taylor, a former monk and teacher at all-girls Catholic school in Connecticut, resigned after it was revealed that he was "defrocked" for allegedly molesting boys in Trinidad in 1997. He was principal of a school in Trinidad but quit in 1997 after several alleged victims came forward. More victims came forward in 2002.Hartford, CTSource:
Connecticut Post 06.06.02; Connecticut Post 06.08.02; Associated Press 06.12.02
Robert H.1956PAccusedDiocesanFollowing a recent court order, on 12/16/13 Bp. Quinn released a list of 13 names of priests who had "credible" accusations of abuse involving minors. Taylor's inclusion on this list is the first public notice that he had been accused of abuse. Diocese updated the information on its list 6/23/14. Diocese received an allegation 8/94 that he had sexually abused a minor male in 1983. He was asked to go to treatment but refused. He was then suspended from ministry 2/95 and died 5/10/12.Winona, MNSource:
Dingmann Funeral Home 05.10.12; Anderson & Assoc Press Release 12.16.13; Diocese of Winona Statement and List of Accused Priests with Assignments 12.16.13; Mankato Free Press 12.16.13; Pioneer Press 12.16.13; Star Tribune 12.16.13; Winona Daily News 12.16.13; Winona Post 12.16.13; Fairmont Sentinel 12.17.13; Diocese of Winona Updated List & Media Statement 06.23.14; Winona Daily News 06.23.14; WXOW 06.23.14; Winona Daily News 06.24.14
Diocese of Winona Assignment Record
Thomas H.1967PSettledDiocesanAccused of abuse of 1 in 1996 suit in MA. Jury found for plaintiff 10/02 but awarded no damages. Arrested in MA 12/02 for abuse in TX. Non-jury trial held in TX 3/07. TX judge found him guilty; sentenced to 25 yrs prison. Conviction overturned on appeal 10/08. Retrial began 3/23/09. On 3/26/09,TX jury found him guilty. Sentenced to 50 yrs prison. Civil suits by 5 plaintiffs in Fort Worth and Amarillo settled in 2005 and 2007. Another claim settled 2/08. Laicization announced 9/9/11. Sought early parole for medical reasons 6/13 but it was denied after public outcry to parole board. Died in prison March 2015.Worcester, MASource:
Articles Prior to 2009; Star Telegram 03.26.09; Abilene Reporter News 03.27.09; Dallas Morning News 03.27.09; SNAP Statement 09.08.11; Catholic Free Press 09.09.11; News Times 09.09.11; Statement by the Diocese of Fort Worth 09.09.11; Statement by the Diocese of Worcester 09.09.11; Telegram & Gazette 09.09.11; Fort Worth Star Telegram 09.11.11; Telegram & Gazette 03.06.13; SNAP Statement 06.27.13; Tahira Khan Merritt Press Release 06.27.13; Telegram & Gazette 06.27.13; The Republican 06.27.13; Fort Worth Star Telegram 06.28.13; NECN 06.29.13; Telegram & Gazette 06.29.13
BA.Org Assignment Record
Denis1972PAccusedDiocesanPlaced on leave in summer, 2002 after man alleged that Tejada molested him at age 11 in El Paso Diocese and in Las Cruces, NM diocese in fall and winter of 1973. Man says that his parents spoke with someone at Diocese who promised Tejada would get treatment and not be around children. Tejada had been assigned to the Las Cruces diocese for a number of years at the time he was placed on leave. No criminal charges filed. Still in treatment 12/03.El Paso, TXSource:
El Paso Times 07.24.02; El Paso Times 07.25.02; El Paso Times 11.28.02; Associated Press 12.27.03
TelegdyLouis A.1942PSettledStigmatineAccused in 2004 civil suit of abuse of 13 yr old youth between 1957-1959. Case settled 2005. Also worked in many other dioceses. Name is on Diocese's 7/08 list of "credibly accused" abusers and Davenport reported three known accusers. Also spent time in Dodge City KS diocese 1966-1968. Died 1995.Davenport, IASource:
Daily Iowegian 3.7.05; Franklin Report 02.25.04; Des Moines Register 02.26.04; Des Moines Register 07.20.04; QWAD 01.18.05; Daily Iowegian 03.18.05; Diocese of Davenport Creditors Committee website 08.27.07; Quad-City Times 07.10.08
BA.org Concise Assignment Record; BA.org Assignment Record; Catholic Messenger 7.17.08
TelumaLukas Bao1975PAccusedDivine Word MissionariesAccused of abuse of 1 in 1995 per archdiocesan report. Still active priest in 2004.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 6
LA Times Database 4.20.06
TepeRaymond (Jose)1931PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abuse of 2 between 1958-1968 per archdiocesan report. Died 1969.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 3
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
TerraMichael1978PSuedDiocesanAccused in 2002 of sexual relationship with 16 yr old girl from 1979-1880. Left ministry and was placed on inactive leave 1991. Current status unknown. Named in archdiocesan report. Also named in civil suit.Los Angeles, CASource:
John Roe 4 vs. Does, Cause No. 1156450, Superior Court of California; LA Archdioesan Report 2.17.04 page 3; Santa Barbara News-Press 09.27.04
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
Terrance (nun)unknown NSuedBenedictineNun. In 10/02 former student nun filed a lawsuit alleging that she was fondled in 1959 or 1960 at St. Walburg Convent by a Sister Terrance, whose real name was unknown. In same suit, woman also alleges that she had been previously abused at Villa Madonna Academy (a girls' school) by another nun and that a third nun also fondled her during her first year at St. Walburg. Plaintiff left the convent in 1971.Covington, KYSource:
Lexington Herald Leader 10.11.02; Cincinnati Enquirer 09.25.04
TeslovicEugene J.1977PAccusedDiocesan"Retired" 9/02 after allegations of past sexual abuse of minors. In 8/02 Teslovic asked a priest to tell Bishop that he had been approached about past incident with adult when he was a Deacon. Bishop investigated and learned of several incidents of sexualmisconduct with minors during late 70s and mid 80s. Had been rumors about 10 years previously & Sullivan investigated then but could not substantiate. May have been complaints in 70s and 80s that were overlooked during the review of priest files mid-2002Richmond, VASource:
Richmond Times Dispatch 09.25.02; Virginian Pilot 09.25.02; Associated Press 01.31.03; Richmond Times Dispatch 02.28.04
TetaMichael J. PSettledDiocesanCame to Tucson from Trenton Diocese in 1978 and became member of Tucson Diocese in 1982. Abuse alleged to have occurred during his first assignment in Tucson from 1978-1980. Placed on leave in 1991. Accused of child abuse in several of the 11 lawsuits filed between 1999 and 2002 which were settled by Tucson Diocese 1/02. Named in another suit filed 9/04. Laicization announced 8/5/04. Often associated with R. Trupia, another abuser. Diocese paid him $900 mo from 1991-2004.Tucson, AZSource:
Arizona Daily Star 4.1.10; Arizona Daily Star 4.1.10; Arizona Daily Star 8.6.04; Tucson Citizen 8.5.04; Tucson Citizen 8.7.04; Tucson Citizen 04.15.99; Arizona Daily Star 10.06.01; Arizona Daily Star 01.30.02; Associated Press 01.30.02; Arizona Republic 02.10.02; Arizona Daily Star 06.22.02; Arizona Daily Star 06.22.02; Arizona Daily Star 10.21.03; Arizona Daily Star 09.14.04; Arizona Daily Star 07.30.07
Houston Chronicle 4.2.10 (add'l article); Vatican Radio 4.3.10 (add'l article); Al Jazeera 4.16.10 (add'l article); Associated Press 5.20.10 (add'l article); Diocese of Tucson List of Accused Priests n.d
Virgil Bradley2002PConvictedDiocesanAlso known as "Father Gabriel." Admitted in 2005 to downloading child porn while working at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Tobyhanna PA in 01/05. Arrested in West Orange NJ while staying at St. Anthony of Padua. Pleaded guilty to one charge of criminal use of a communication facility; sentenced to two years probation. Privileges removed. Found celebrating mass/holding services in 2010 and in his newly-formed church in 2011. The church is not recognized by the Vatican. Laicization by the Vatican announced 3/4/15.Scranton, PASource:
Scranton Times Tribune 02.12.05; Morning Call 03.18.05; Scranton Times Tribune 03.18.05; Star-Ledger 03.18.05; [Cleveland]Diocesan Memorandum 10.31.08; York Daily Record 11.01.09; Off My Knees 11.15.09; York Daily Record 06.16.10; York Daily Record 07.30.11; Diocese of Scranton 03.04.15
ThatcherJohn R.1947PAccusedJesuitThatcher joined the Jesuit order in 1934 and worked in various cities including Spokane. After ordination, he continued to work in Spokane and then worked in Portland from 1957-1973 and 1981-1994. Thatcher is accused of showing a 6 yr old boy pornography and sexually abusing him in 1963. He died in 2003.Portland, ORSource:
The Oregonian 10.16.00; Spokesman Review 11.26.03; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit 11.12.09
BA.org Assignment Record
Mark E. BSuedAugustineNew suit filed 3/08 by one man who alleged that Thedens, a former music director, and Fr. John D. Murphy abused him between 1976-1979. Article reports that there have been other reports of abuse by Thedsen and that most of these cases had settled. Thedens died 2/03.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Tribune 02.26.03; Chicago Sun Times 03.21.08; Southwest News Herald 03.28.08
Obituary from website of Augustinian Order accessed 8.16.09
TheisFrancis DAccusedDiocesanRemoved 1993. In 1/95 Review Board found Theis to be unfit to continue in the employment of the Diocese. In 1995 civil suit, Theis and 4 priests were named as abusers of one youth from 1981-1983. In original petition, name is spelled "Theiss." The suit also alleges that Theis was part of a sex ring of priests.Belleville, ILSource:
St. Louis Post Dispatch 3.7.03; Pantagraph 07.24.93; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 07.24.93; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 05.22.94; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 01.14.95; Belleville News-Democrat 04.24.07
TheisenRichard Gregory1952PAccusedDiocesanResigned 5/98. Went on to marry. Laicized in 4/01. Name appears on Archdiocesan list of priests with credible allegations of sexual abuse of minors at some point after 9/15/08. Report made in 2003 of sexual "misconduct" with a 15- to 17-year-old girl 1962-65. Thiesen died 1/21/13.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Archdiocesan Report 01.14.10
Theisen Personnel File
Theisen (Thiesen)
Joseph L.1959PSettledDiocesanAssigned to parishes in Manhattan, Staten Island, Garnersville and the Bronx. Allegations of abuse of male minors began to surface in 1987. Archdiocese settled with 3 men in 1994 who claimed abuse by Theisen in the early 1980s when they were teens. Each received $20,000 and were made to sign confidentiality agreements. Theisen was sent to the Servants of the Paraclete in NM for treatment. He was voluntarily laicized in 1994. Died 1/25/13 Subject of settlement 10/27 as part of archdiocese's compensation plan.New York, NYSource:
Journal News 04.19.02; Journal News 04.19.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Journal News 08.10.10; French Funerals-Cremations accessed 07.18.17; New York Daily News 10.27.17
BA.org Assignment Record
TheresaSister NSuedSisters of the Divine SaviorSr. Theresa was one of several religious accused in 2010 civil suit against Diocese, Oblates & Sisters of the Divine Savior which alleged abuse of students at Tekakwitha Indian Mission in Sisseton SD. One woman said Sr. Therasa sexually and physicallyabused her from ages 4-11 (between 1947-54). Same woman said she was also forced by Mother Superior and others to simulate sex acts with a life-size doll.Sioux Falls, SDSource:
Argus Leader 8.6.10; MWD et al v. Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls et al, Minnehaha County Circuit Court 7.30.10, p. 9; Sioux City Journal 8.6.10
ThibaudeauJoseph1896PAccusedO.M.I. OblateOn 12/31/13 the diocese released its list of 17 clergy, including Thibaudeau, who had been credibly accused of sexual abuse of young persons while serving in the diocese and another five who had been accused while residing in the diocese at some time. He served at St. Jean's in Duluth from 6/1910 to sometime in 1943. Died in 1946 in Manitoba, Canada. Allegation made against him at some point after his death.Duluth, MNSource:
Diocese of Duluth List of Clergy With Credible Claims 12.31.13; Diocese of Duluth Statement by Bishop Sirba 12.31.13; Duluth News Tribune 12.31.13; Legal Examiner 12.31.13; Northlands News Center 12.31.13; Duluth News Tribune 01.01.14; Diocese of Duluth Statement 12.07.15; Duluth News Tribune 12.07.15; Star Tribune 12.07.15; Wall Street Journal 12.07.15; Wall Street Journal 12.11.15
Armand "Bro Raymond"1985PConvictedMaristSpent 21 years in Lesotho and Zambia as a member of Sacred Heart Brothers. Was member for 34 yrs before being ordained as Marist. Personnel file released 12/02. 1993 criminal trial in ME for 1992 sexual contact with child under 14 (re 3 boys) and child endangerment (providing beer to kids). Found not guilty on sex charge and pleaded no contest to the other. Received treatment then reassigned to Boston under restrictions. Retired. All privileges removed 1/02. Died 8/2012.Portland, MESource:
Letter from Boston Archdiocese to Marist Superior 3.3.95; Maine AG Report 2.24.04 page 4; Summary of Thibault case by Marist Superior 1.8.95; Boston Globe 12.17.02; Boston Herald 12.17.02; Southcoast Today 08.15.12; Tributes.com 08.15.12
BA.org Assignment Record
ThibodeauxRoger1979PSuedDiocesanMan filed suit 10/10 alleging that Thibodeaux and Fr. August Pucar abused him at separate times. Thibodeaux was assigned to chaperone a group of youth on a mission trip to Europe in early 1989 when his alleged abuse occurred. Plaintiff alleges that he told Bishop Ganter about abuse by both shortly after he returned from the trip.Beaumont, TXSource:
Beaumont Enterprise 10.04.10; KFDM 10.04.10; PR NewsWire 10.04.10; Statement by Diocese of Beaumont 10.06.10; KYTX 10.07.10
ThielJames1971PSuedRedemptoristSued 2004. Accused of abuse from 1978-1981 at St. Paul the Apostle parish in Pine Lawn in St. Louis, MO, then moved to Grand Rapids, MI. Possible confidential settlements in 1970s and 1990s. The Order says that Redemptorists asked Thiel to leave the order in 1997. Another man sued in 2005. 2004 suit settled in 3/07 for total of $140,000. 3 other priests named in settlement.St. Louis, MOSource:
John Doe CS v Fr. James Thiel et al, 042-01414, St. Louis Circuit Court, MO; St. Louis American; St. Louis Post Dispatch; St. Louis Post Dispatch; St. Louis Post Dispatch (AP); St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Belleville News-Democrat 04.30.04; Grand Rapid Press 08.11.04; Belleville News-Democrat 04.19.07; Grand Rapids Press 04.20.07; Kansas City Star (AP) 04.20.07
ThielenMartin H.1935PSuedDiocesanThielen is accused in 2002 civil suit of molesting a boy in late 50s and early 60s. Plaintiff says he told another priest, Thomas Laughlin (later convicted of molesting boys), and Laughlin told him to keep quiet. Thielen retired in 1995. He had been superintendent of Catholic schools in Archdiocese, principal of Central Catholic and a judge at the ecclesiastical court, Archdiocese paid more than $1.8M in 2003 to settle 3 cases.Portland, ORSource:
Sunday Oregonian 7.7.02; The Oregonian 10.16.00; The Oregonian 06.28.02; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; Final Report of Document Arbitration 11.24.08; Documents Released by the Archdiocese 11.25.08
Helen NSuedDominican SistersWoman filed suit 8/03 alleging that Sister sexually abused her several times in the 1974-75 school year. Sister would take her out of class for counseling and abuse her. Woman told parents in 1983 or 1984 and a psychological eval. supported her claims.Her father went to the Order in 1984 but nothing done since there were no other complaints. Woman herself went to Archbishop Kelly in 1992. He said that Sister was assigned to hospital in controlled environment. Suit withdrawn 11/03. Died 1/21/13.Louisville, KYSource:
Courier-Journal 08.01.03; WAVE 3 08.02.03; Courier-Journal 12.03.03; Courier Journal 01.21.13
Tom BSuedOFM FranciscanThing, a pre-novitiate candidate who later became a religious brother, was accused in 2004 CA civil suit of abusing at least one student at Saint Anthony Seminary. Also was one of several priests named in 1995 suit that later settled. New suit filed 3/11 in NV re alleged abuse of one youth who was a seventh-grader at St. Christopher Elementary School in North Las Vegas. Suit settled 6/12. Personnel file released by Order. Officially released from Order in 2004.Los Angeles, CASource:
John Roe 4 vs. Does, Cause No. 1156450, Superior Court of California; Settlement Agreement & Release, NV case 6.12; Whittier Daily News 7.7.12; Ernesto C. v. Franciscans, Cause No. 1337577, Santa Barbara Co. Superior Court 10.05.09; Clover v. Franciscans, Cause No. 1338070, Santa Barbara Co. Superior Court 11.03.09; Coonce v. Franciscans, Cause No. A-II-63711-C, Nevada 03.14.11; Review-Journal 03.21.11; 8 News Now 03.22.11; Fox 5 03.22.11; Personnel File posted on BishopAccountability.org 05.23.12; KSNV 06.26.12; MyNews 3 08.14.12; Pasadena Star-News 08.17.12
James A.1964PSuedDiocesanFirst allegations in1993. Man filed civil suit in 1990s; settled prior to trial. He admitted in deposition that he molested at least 4 young people from 1960s-1980s. Bp. knew of allegations yet reassigned him to another parish. 2nd civil suit filed 6/02 alleged abuse in mid-1960s. After 1993 he worked in diocesan archives in supervised setting. Privileges officially removed 6/02. 3rd man filed civil suit 1/09 against Diocese alleging fraud. 4th suit filed 01/14. Named on 1/3/14 list by St. Cloud.
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AbayaRubin< 1977PAccusedDiocesanOne of seven priests named as defendants in 1984 civil suits filed by a 16 yr old girl seduced by Santiago (Henry) Tamayo and then by six other Filipino priests in Los Angeles. All fled the country (with support from Archdiocese) after suits filed. Others include Henry Caboang, Valentine Tugade, Sylvio Lacar, Victor Balbin, and Angelo Cruces. One of the priests (not Abaya) fathered the girl's child. Archdiocese contributed to support of child after dismissal of one suit.Los Angeles, CASource:
United Press International 02.08.84; United Press International 03.08.84; United Press International 11.16.84; United Press International 02.17.87; Milla v Tamayo, 187 Cal App 3d 1453 03.04.87; LA Times 03.28.91; Daily Breeze 12.05.07; LA Times 12.05.07; SNAP Statement 08.09.13; SNAP Statement 09.06.13
BA.org Assignment Record
AbdonAndrew1945BSettledBros Christian SchoolIn separate 1995 lawsuits, 2 brothers and another man claim abuse while in elementary school by Br Abdon and other Christian Brothers at St Michael's in Santa Fe and at College of Santa Fe in 1950s. Last of lawsuits settled 10/96. Woman also filed suit in 1995 alleging that she was abused by Br Abdon at St. Michael's. Born John Christenson. Trained at Juniorate in Las Vegas NM and De La Salle Novitiate in Lafayette LA. Took the habit in 1936; final profession 1945. Died 8/17/77. Stadium at St Michael's is Brother Abdon Field, even in 2008. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17.Santa Fe, NMSource:
Obituary and Assignments 08.17.77; Ortiz y Pino, M v Christian Brothers 05.17.95; Ortiz y Pino, P v Christian Brothrs 05.17.95; Sante Fe New Mexican 05.18.95; Albuquerque Journal 05.19.95; McGuire v Christian Brothers 06.28.95; Albuquerque Journal 07.01.95; Malone v St Charles College, Abdon & NOSF 08.03.95; Albuquerque Journal 08.08.95; Santa Fe New Mexican 11.30.95; Santa Fe New Mexican 10.03.96; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17
AbercrombieLeonard A.1946PAccusedDiocesanLetter 7/93 to Pope JP II, Stafford, and Mahony, alleged abuse of boy 1953-57 from age 7 and counted several victims. Said Abercrombie admitted abuse to victim's sister in 1992. USAF chaplain 1950-53 in LA. Baker diocese 1962-64 but listed on sick leave. VA chaplain in LA 1972-93. Retired. Died 10/94. Late 1950s abuse alleged to Denver in 2002. CA suit 2003. LA Arch. rpt 2/17/04 noted 2 CA victims in 1970s. 1st CO suit filed 9/20/05. At least 9 men allege abuse. Some suits mediated. Others settled 7/08.Denver, COSource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 3; Murphy Letter to Pope 7.93; Denver Post 09.13.05; Denver Post 09.21.05; LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; Denver Post 12.18.05; Denver Post 02.04.06; Rocky Mountain News 02.14.06; Denver Post 05.06.06; Rocky Mountain News 05.24.06; Rocky Mountain News 06.01.06; Denver Post 11.02.06; Denver Post 11.13.06; Denver Post 01.05.07; Colorado Springs Gazette 02.18.07
Rocky Mountain News 9.14.07 (add'l article); Rocky Mountain News 4.12.08 (add'l article); Colorado Springs Gazette 5.25.08 (add'l article); Denver Post 7.2.08 (add'l article); Assignment Record; LA Times Database 4.20.06
Lionel Augustine1951PAccusedDiocesanAbeywickrema, originally from Sri Lanka, was accused by 3 sisters of sexually abusing them in mid-1960s when he was at St Bernadette's parish in Albuquerque and they were ages 6 to 14. The women reached out-of-court settlement with Santa Fe archdiocese; announced 7/1/93. Removed from public ministry. Died 11/12/08. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17.Santa Fe, NMSource:
Roswell Daily Record 07.01.93; The New Mexican (AP) 07.01.93; The New Mexican (AP) 07.03.93; Archdiocese of Santa Fe list 09.12.17
AbramsJohn L.1951PAccusedDiocesanRetired 1997. Some time after 2002 several men reported to the diocese that they were sexually abused by Abrams during 1979-1982, when they were boys and he was pastor of Sacred Heart in Queens. No criminal charges filed. Diocese publicly announced 11/07 that the review board deemed the allegations credible and Abrams' authority as a priest had been permanently removed. His case was being referred to Vatican. Abrams was 83-yrs-old at the time.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Statement by Diocese of Brooklyn 11.08.07; NY Post 11.14.07; Times Ledger 11.15.07
BA.org Assignment Record
AbruzzeseJoseph A.1990PConvictedDiocesanPlaced on leave in 11/93. Pleaded no contest in 1994 to second-degree sexual assault for grabbing and fondling a 16-yr- old boy in a local park. Sentenced to 5 yrs probation and counseling. Shown as Absent on Leave per 1995 - 2002 Official Catholic Directories. Not listed after 2002. Current status unknown.Providence, RISource:
Providence Journal-Bulletin 01.14.94; Providence Journal-Bulletin 07.03.94; Providence Journal 09.24.94; Providence Journal 11.21.14
BA.org Assignment Record
AceboJeffrey1986PSuedDiocesanAs a newly ordained priest, Acebo confessed to Bishop Cummins in 1986 that he had molested a 16-yr-old girl. He wanted to make the relationship public but Bishop refused. He sent Acebo for treatment and reassigned him. Acebo served in four parishes over the next 15 yrs. Named in civil suit and apology service.Oakland, CASource:
San Jose Mercury News 03.31.08; Bay Area News Group 04.01.08; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08
Francis1946PAccusedDiocesanMonsignor. Named in the 3/1/16 PA Grand Jury Report on the Diocese of Altoona Johnstown among priests "alleged to have engaged in sexually abusive acts with children." Abuse alleged 1955-56 of 15-yr-old boy at St. Mary's Orphanage in Cresson PA, and included oral and attempted anal rape. Died 8/11/02.Altoona-Johnstown, PASource:
PA AG Statement 03.01.16; PA GJ FBI Timeline 03.01.16; PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16; Tribune-Democrat 03.01.16; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16
PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16
Jorge BSuedSalesianJoined seminary at age 18 and left religious life in 1983. Named as abuser "Br. Jorges Acosta" in 2005 civil suit by 2 men against Salasian Order and Mary Help of Christians School in Tampa. Admitted in 02/07 deposition to sexual relations with three students in1983 when he was teacher and cleric at school. He told the principal about 2 of the incidents but was never reported to law enforcement. 2nd suit filed by 1 4/07. One settlement announced 7/08. Amount confidential. No criminal charges due to SOLSt. Petersburg, FLSource:
Tampa Tribune 02.24.07; Tampa Tribune 02.25.07; Tampa Tribune 04.14.07; St. Petersburg Times 04.17.07; Tampa Tribune 06.02.07; Tampa Tribune 02.14.08; St. Petersburg Times 05.20.08; Tampa Tribune 05.20.08
AcresJohn H.1983PSuedJesuitSued 2002. Accused of abuse of sudents at Boston College High School in the late 1980s. Claims referred to Suffolk DA. Officially left the Order sometime between 1995-2002, per 3/02 article. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database because he was an Order priest.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 03.08.02; Boston Herald 03.08.02; Boston Globe 03.14.02; Boston Globe 11.20.11
BA.org Assignment Record
Alvin J.1967PAccusedDiocesanRemoved 3/09 from parish assignment and position as chaplain at Bp. Canevin High after new allegation that he had sexually abused a minor in late 1960s in his first assignment. Three accusers known as of 2/10 but only 1 was considered credible by Diocese. This was woman who accused him of fondling her at Mon Valley HS in late 1970s. in 2/10 he was permanently restricted to a supervised ministry as chaplain to a convent of sisters but assignment withdrawn after complaints from parents of nearby school.Pittsburgh, PASource:
KDKA 3.5.09; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 3.5.09; York Daily Record (AP) 03.05.09; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.18.10; Pittsburgh Tribune-Tribune 02.19.10; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.20.10; WPIX 02.23.10
Archie H.1955PAccusedDiocesanAdams was named in 2/03 article as one of four priests against whom documented and substantial allegations of serious abuse have been made. He had not been publicly accused in the past. Adams was granted a medical leave and retired status in 1994. Per 2002 Catholic Directory, he was still shown as on sick leave. By 8/05 he was "no longer in the priesthood" and diocese did not keep track of him.Madison, WISource:
Wisconsin State Journal 04.30.94; Madison Capital Times 02.19.03; Wisconsin State Journal 08.02.05
Benedict 1957PAccusedofm capIdentified in 6/18/13 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as deceased friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Died 4/15/02. Worked in Wisconsin for much of his career. Adams' name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against himDetroit, MISource:
FindAGrave 04.15.02; Capuchin List of Friars with Confirmed Reports of Sexual Abuse of Minors 06.18.13; Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St Joseph 06.18.13
AdamsCletus1941PAccusedT.O.R. FranciscansMember of T.O.R community in Hollidaysburg PA. Per PA Grand Jury Presentment 3/15/16 accused of molesting a little girl 1972-80 in Rapid City, SD. Bishop Dimmerling moved him to another parish due to the accusation and released him from diocese 1984. Adams worked in PA 1941-68, VA 1968-70, SD 1972-83. Returned to PA 1971-72, then 1984. In 1993 wanted to teach children piano lessons.T.O.R Provincial Giles Schinelli denied the request after reviewing Adams' file, writing "it is best he is now on our list of retired friars." Adams died 1996.Rapid City, SDSource:
PA GJ Presentment 03.15.16; NBC 12 03.17.16
PA GJ Presentment 03.15.16
Raymond J.1958PAccusedDiocesanServed in 11 parishes in 34 yrs. Accused of molestation in 1961, 1964, 1965, 1971 & 1983. Name appears on Archdiocese's 4/04 list of priests fully restricted from ministry because of credible allegations of abuse. Adamsky retired in 1993 and was fullyrestricted from priestly ministry. Case sent to the Vatican for review 2004. Prayer & Penance requested.Milwaukee, WISource:
Archdiocese of Milwaukee List 07.09.04; Associated Press 07.09.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.10.04; A History of Saint Joseph - Racine 07.16.09; Archdiocese of Milwaukee List of Clergy Offenders 03.03.12; Journal Times with Documents 07.02.13; NBC News 07.02.13
BA.org Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record
Thomas1958PSettledDiocesan100+ victims. At least 12 suits filed late 1980s-early 1990s. Permanently removed from ministry 1984. Trial on one suit with major verdict for Plaintiff 12/90. Civil suit filed 4/06. Abused in Winona prior to transfer to St Paul AD. All settlements estimated at over $6M. One 2006 case dismissed 2010 reinstated by Court of Appeals 6/11; rejected by MN Supreme Court 7/12. Living in Rochester MN. Banned from church property. New suits 5/30/13 & 8/28/13 under new MN law. Laicized 2009. May 2006 deposition released 6/11/14. To draw monthly pension with medical and dental coverage for rest of life. As of 7/14, Winona Diocese wants venue change for civil trial. Judge refused to dismiss case 7/21/14. Trial set for 9/22/14 but was reset to 11/14. Diocese formally requested change of venue or request to indefinitely delay trial. Judge ruled for Plaintiff 09/03/14, and trial to be split into two phases. New suit filed 4/17/16. Suit filed 5/23/16 re abuse of 4th grade boy at Cathedral, 1969-72.Winona, MNSource:
Letter by Fr Carlson to Adamson File 11.25.80; Memo from Then-Bishop Carlson 06.29.84; Time 08.19.91; Adamson Personnel Files and Court Rulings 10.12.10; Collection of Articles Prior to 01.01.12; Minnesota Public Radio 01.09.12; Post-Bulletin 03.02.12; Star-Tribune 07.25.12; Statement of Jeff Anderson 07.25.12; LaCrosse Tribune 07.27.12; Statement by Jeff Anderson & Assoc 07.27.12; Legal Examiner 08.30.12; Minnesota Public Radio 02.13.13; Winona Daily News 04.27.13; Patrick Wall Blog 05.20.13; Pioneer Press 05.29.13; Winona Daily News 05.29.13; MPR News 05.30.13; Winona Daily News 05.30.13; Press TV 05.31.13; Doe 16 v Diocese of Winona, 3rd District Court, Winona MN 08.27.13; KAAL with Documents 08.29.13; KIMT 08.29.13; Post-Bulletin 08.29.13; Statement by Diocese of Winona 08.29.13; Winona Daily News (with documents) 08.29.13; KTTC 08.30.13; Riverfront Times (with documents) 09.16.13; Pioneer Press 11.27.13; Pioneer Press 12.02.13; Winona Daily News 12.04.13; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; Fridley Patch 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; Albert Lea Tribune 12.06.13; MinnPost 12.06.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13; Pioneer Press 12.10.13; Press Release by Anderson & Associates 12.10.13; Star Tribune 12.10.13; Winona Daily News 12.11.13; Albert Lea Tribune 12.16.13; Anderson & Assoc Press Release 12.16.13; Diocese of Winona Statement and List of Accused Priests with Assignments 12.16.13; Fridley Patch 12.16.13; Pioneer Press 12.16.13; Post Bulletin 12.16.13; Star Tribune 12.16.13; Post Bulletin 12.17.13; Post-Bulletin 12.17.13; Winona Daily News 12.17.13; Post Bulletin 12.20.13; Pioneer Press 01.03.14; Star Tribune 01.03.14; Winona Daily News 01.04.14; Minnesota Public Radio 01.11.14; SNAP MN Statement 01.13.14; Star Tribune 01.13.14; Pioneer Press 01.31.14; Pioneer Press 02.04.14; Bring Me The News 02.11.14; KARE 11 02.11.14; KSTP 02.11.14; Minnesota Public Radio 02.11.14; Pioneer Press 02.11.14; Star Tribune 02.11.14; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul & Minneapolis 02.11.14; KARE 11 02.12.14; SNAP Statement 02.12.14; Archdiocese of St Paul Statement re Appeal to MN Court of Appeals 02.14.14; Minnesota Public Radio 02.14.14; Pioneer Press 02.14.14; SNAP Statement 02.14.14; Star Tribune 02.14.14; Winona Daily News 02.15.14; Minnesota Public Radio 02.19.14; Minnesota Public Radio Database 02.19.14; Minnesota Public Radio 02.27.14; Pioneer Press 02.27.14; SNAP Statement 02.27.14; Media Statement from Anderson & Associates (with Orders) 03.05.14; Minnesota Public Radio 03.05.14; MN SNAP Statement 03.05.14; Pioneer Press 03.05.14; Star Tribune 03.05.14; Pioneer Press 03.18.14; Winona Daily News 03.22.14; Star Tribune 03.24.14; Minnesota Public Radio 03.25.14; Bring Me News 03.26.14; Pioneer Press 03.27.14; St Cloud Times 03.27.14; Star Tribune 03.27.14; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis 04.02.14; Minnesota Public Radio 04.03.14; Pioneer Press 04.03.14; St Cloud Times 04.03.14; KSTP 04.16.14; Media Statement by Anderson & Assoc 04.16.14; Minnesota Public Radio 04.16.14; My Fox 9 04.16.14; Pioneer Press 04.16.14; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul 04.16.14; Pioneer Press 04.22.14; DotCommonweld 04.25.14; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul 04.25.14; Daily Reporter (AP) 05.08.14; Star Tribune 05.08.14; Star Tribune 05.09.14; Deposition of Archbishop Flynn 05.14.14; Adamson Deposition 05.16.14; Star Tribune 05.24.14; Minnesota Public Radio 05.28.14; Pioneer Press 05.28.14; Star Tribune 05.28.14; Anderson & Assoc Media Release 06.04.14; Minnesota Public Radio 06.04.14; MN SNAP Statement 06.04.14; Pioneer Ress 06.04.14; Star Tribune 06.04.14; SNAP Statement 06.06.14; Anderson & Associates Media Statement 06.09.14; Archdiocese of St Paul Statement 06.09.14; Minnesota Public Radio 06.09.14; Pioneer Press 06.09.14; SNAP Statement 06.09.14; St Louis Post Dispatch 06.09.14; Star Tribune 06.09.14; Video Excerpts and Documents from Archbishop Carlson Deposition 06.09.14; Riverfront Times 06.10.14; St Louis Post Dispatch 06.10.14; The American Conservative 06.10.14; Archdiocese of St Louis Statement 06.11.14; Catholic Culture 06.11.14; DotCommonweal 06.11.14; Fox 2 06.11.14; KAAL ABC 6 06.11.14; KMOV 06.11.14; KSDK 06.11.14; Minnesota Public Radio 06.11.14; National Catholic Reporter 06.11.14; Pioneer Press 06.11.14; PostBulletin 06.11.14; SNAP Statement 06.11.14; SNAP Statement 06.11.14; St Louis Post Dispatch 06.11.14; St Louis Post Dispatch 06.11.14; St Louis Public Radio 06.11.14; St Louis Review 06.11.14; Star Tribune 06.11.14; Catholic League 06.12.14; Huffington Post 06.12.14; KAAL TV 06.12.14; KSDK 06.12.14; Riverfront Times 06.12.14; St Louis Post-Dispatch 06.12.14; Fox 2 06.13.14; KMOV 06.13.14; LaCrosse Tribune 06.13.14; St Louis Review 06.13.14; Statement by Archbishop Carlson 06.13.14; Winona Daily News 06.13.14; MissouriNet 06.14.14; Winona Daily News 06.15.14; St Cloud Times (AP) 06.21.14; Winona Daily News 06.21.14; Diocese of Winona Updated List & Media Statement 06.23.14; Winona Daily News 06.23.14; WXOW 06.23.14; Anderson & Associates Media Statement 06.24.14; Austin Daily Herald 06.24.14; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul regarding depositions of key individuals 06.24.14; Winona Daily News 06.24.14; Daily Reporter 06.25.14; Pioneer Press 06.25.14; Star Tribune 06.25.14; Star Tribune 06.25.14; Star Tribune 06.25.14; St Louis Post-Dispatch 06.28.14; Star Tribune 07.07.14; Affidavit of Jennifer Hasberger 07.15.14; Anderson & Assoc 07.15.14; National Catholic Reporter 07.15.14; Star Tribune 07.15.14; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul 07.15.14; Fox 9 07.16.14; Anderson & Associated Media Release 07.18.14; St Cloud Times 07.20.14; Minnesota Public Radio 07.21.14; Pioneer Press 07.21.14; Fox 9 07.22.14; Minnesota Public Radio 07.22.14; Southern Minn 07.22.14; Minnesota Public Radio 08.04.14; Pioneer Press 08.04.14; Pioneer Press 08.26.14; Star Tribune 08.26.14; Anderson & Associates Media Release 09.03.14; Minnesota Public Radio 09.03.14; Pioneer Press 09.03.14; Star Tribune 09.03.14; Winona Daily News 09.03.14; KAAL 09.04.14; Winona Daily News 09.04.14; Star Tribune 09.10.14; Winona Daily News 09.10.14; Supplemental Pretrial Order 09.15.14; WQOW 09.15.14; Winona Daily News 03.09.16; KIMT 04.17.16; Winona Daily News 05.22.16; Winona Daily News 05.25.16; Anderson & Associates Media Release 09.15.25
BA.org Assignment Record; Church Assignment Record; Diocese of Winona Assignment Record
Daniel C.1977PAccusedDiocesanIn 4/02 Aerts admitted to sexual misconduct with teen in 1979 while serving at St. Thomas and Holy Spirit parishes in Grand Rapids. Apparently the victim sent him a letter in 2002 and he forwarded it to Diocese. He resigned from his position. Bishop said there was no prior knowledge of abuse.Grand Rapids, MISource:
Associated Press 04.28.02; Grand Rapid Press 04.29.02; Grand Rapid Press 05.17.02; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03
AgnesSister NSuedBenedictineWoman claims in 1991 or 1992 suit that she was abused by Sister Agnes, a teacher at elementary school in San Antonio. Said she told at least two priests, both Clarentians, during the time of the abuse. She claims she repressed memories until early 1990.Suit was filed within two years of 1990 but lower court dismissed on Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment. Appeals court affirmed dismissal at 873 S.W.2d 87 (2/94).San Antonio, TXSource:
Sanchez v. Archdiocese of San Antonio, TX Court of Appeals, 02.23.94
Joseph V.1983PAccusedVincentianMan notified Diocese and Order in 2003 that Agostino had abused him. Order investigated and could not find sufficient information to support the allegations. He was not removed from duties but Bishop did meet with the accuser. In 4/09 the same man came forward again, this time with more evidence and proof that he was a minor at the time of the abuse. Diocese told County DA and Order removed Agostino from duty at St. John the Baptist pending further investigation.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Statement from the Congregation of the Mission and the Diocese of Brooklyn 05.15.09; The Tablet 05.16.09
Vincentiians Agostino bio; BA.org Assignment Record
Nicolas1970PChargedDiocesanOrdained Mexico. Extern priest in LA 1987. Warrant issued 1988 re abuse of at least 2. Fled US after warrant issued. Abused at least 26 boys in 10 months. (See Dallas Morning News Article.) In 9/06, some survivors filed suit in Los Angeles accusing a Cardinal from Mexico of covering up Aguilar's past and helping him transfer to US before abuse. Laicization announced 7/09. New suits 6/09, 8/10 & 12/10 and 3/13. Personnel files released 1/13. 11 claims settled 2/18/14 as part of $13M settlement. Suit filed 6/14 by 2 brothers claiming Aguilar-Rivera sexually abused them at St. Agatha's in L.A. in 1987, when they were ages 9-11; settled 12/15.Los Angeles, CASource:
Los Angeles Personnel File; Collection of articles prior to 02.23.13; LA Times 02.23.13; LA Daily News 02.24.13; Courthouse News Service 03.14.13; Fresno Bee (AP) 05.13.13; KMPH (AP) 05.14.13; Worthy Adversary 05.14.13; LA Times 12.01.13; KPCC 02.18.14; LA Times 02.18.14; SNAP Statement 02.18.14; Star Tribune (AP) 02.18.14; Aguas Digital 02.19.14; BishopAccountability Documents Page on Aguilar created 02.19.14; La Opinion 02.19.14; LA Times 02.19.14; Los Angeles Daily News 02.19.14; NBC Los Angeles 02.19.14; AM 02.20.14; Catholic Online 02.20.14; Cardinal Roger Mahony Blog 02.23.14; Catholic Culture 02.24.14; SNAP Statement 03.10.14; SNAP Statement 03.19.14; The Patch [Culver City] 12.18.15; Jornada Oriente 02.24.16
BA.org Assignment Record
Honesto1982PAccusedDiocesanOrdained in Philippines. Placed on leave 6/06 from St. Therese of the Little Flower after accusation of improper conduct with a minor. No other details known. No criminal charges to be filed. Investigation dropped prior to 8/07 after "police investigation cleared him of any criminal wrongdoing." Active priest at St. Albert's Parish in Reno as of 2012.Reno, NVSource:
Gazette-Journal 7.1.06; Reno Catholic Project 6.5.12; Las Vegas Sun (AP) 06.25.06; Reno Gazette 06.25.06; KRNV 06.29.06; Reno Gazette-Journal 08.19.07
AhearnThomas Kieran1964PConvictedFranciscanAhearn arrested 1/93 and charged with molesting 14 yr old youth he picked up while on a skiing vacation. Found guilty of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and sentenced to 2 yrs probation. Youth also filed a civil suit in 1995. Personnel file produced to Court in 1999. Ahearn died 12/97.Bridgeport, CTSource:
Hartford Courant 3.8.94; Associated Press 01.21.93; Boston Globe 01.22.93; Hartford Courant 03.11.93; Hartford Courant 03.28.93; Boston Globe 03.10.94; Danbury News-Times 12.19.97; Connecticut Post 11.13.02
Assignment Record Compiled by Law Firm
Richard J.1954PAccusedStigmatineFirst accusation surfaced in 1984; never assigned to public ministry after that. Died 2/1/01. Starting in 2002, named in several suits alleging abuse in 1970s. Personnel file includes 1993 complaint that Ahern abused a boy age 13 in 1960s, and an allegation that he molested an altar boy 1959-1961 in Richmond VA diocese while pastor. Also worked in New York and Boston archdioceses. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.because he was order priest. Deceased.Springfield, MASource:
8.18.93 Letter re allegations of abuse by Ahern and others; Description of 1959-61 Abuse; Michael Moe et al. v. The Trustees of the Stigmatine Fathers, Inc. aka Congregation of the Sacred Stigmata et al, Cause No. 05-0059, 6.4.08; Restricted from Springfield MA & Difficulties in Lynn; Boston Globe 08.10.02; Boston Globe 12.12.02; Boston Herald 12.12.02; Boston Globe 11.20.11; Telegram & Gazette 03.21.12
Stigmatine Biography; Boston Faculties Record; Letter Documenting Ahern's Work with Shanley
Arturo DConvictedDiocesanDeacon. Pleaded no contest in 3/02 of providing pornographic material to 2 boys and misdemeanor sexual battery on one of them between 1999-2000 at Epiphany Church in South El Monte. Taken into custody 5/02 pending sentencing Sentenced 6/02 to 1 ys in county jail, a 44-month suspended state prison term, 5 yrs felony probation, and required to register as sex offender.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 6; LA Times 04.16.02; City News Services 05.24.02; LA Times 06.28.02; LA Times 08.18.02; Religion News Service 07.18.07
AkuzieBennet PArrestedDiocesanNigerian priest. Arrested 4/1/96 on charges that he sexually groped a 16-year-old girl, exposed himself to her, and requested sexual acts from her at a motel. 21 yr old woman was also involved. The two women took his car after the event and he reported car stolen. The 16 yr old made the accusation when they were picked up by police. He refused to press charges for theft. No further information found.Brooklyn, NYSource:
NY Daily News 4.3.96; NY Times 4.4.96
William Steven1996DArrestedDiocesanDeacon of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Nottingham since 1996. Arrested 3/1/13 and released on bail for possession of child abuse images aka child porn which he stored on thumb drives and on his Verizon online cloud storage system. Verizon Online reported the presence of the images. Albaugh admitted he stored the images but said he would never harm a child. Suspended from his duties.Baltimore, MDSource:
Baltimore Sun 03.01.13; CT Post 03.01.13; NBC Washington 03.01.13; Statement by Archdiocese of Baltimore 03.01.13; The Parkville Patch 03.01.13; WBAL 03.01.13; WJZ 03.01.13; WMAR 03.01.13; Baltimore Sun 03.04.13; North Baltimore Patch 05.03.13
Albeke (Albecke)Henry A.1973PSettledDiocesanClaims against Albeke were settled by Diocese as part of massive settlement 10/03. Diocese paid $21M to 40 people who claim that they were abused by 16 priests, including Albeke. Albeke is only priest on the list whose name had not previouslybeen made public. He was placed on leave 8/02 after a man reported he had been abused by the priest in 1978 at St. Jude Church in Monroe. Name is also spelled Albecke.Bridgeport, CTSource:
Connecticut Post 10.16.03; Associated Press 10.17.03; Connecticut Post 10.17.03
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AlbertBrother BSuedMaristBrother Albert (no last name known) was named in 2005 civil suit as having abused one man at Central Catholic High School, Lawrence, during the years 1969 - 1971 when the accuser was a student and Albert taught there. The suit involved multiple plaintiffs and named multiple priests as defendants. Attorney Durso said that almost all claims were settled.Boston, MASource:
JOHN DOE Nos. 30 - 68 and MARY ROE Nos. 6 - 8, v. Roman Catholic Archbishop of Boston, C.A. 05-0006; BishopAccountability Letter to Dr. Mary Jane Doherty, Chairperson of the Archdiocese of Boston Review Board 07.27.11; Boston Globe 07.28.11
AlbinoJohn C.1990PSettledDiocesanOne of 4 priests alleged to have offered 16- yr-old boy money for sex, threatening to harm him if he told. Also accused of participating in mutual masturbation with the other priests while the boy watched. Suit filed 2000 and settled by 2002. Reportedly "removed from ministry."New York, NYSource:
NY Post 06.23.01; NY Post 06.23.01; NY Post 06.24.01; NY Post 06.25.01; NY Post 06.28.01; Associated Press 09.14.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Staten Island Advance 06.22.06
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G.R. Keith1977PAccusedDiocesanExpelled by Franciscan Order in early 1970s prior to taking solemn vows, but ordained in Cincinnati in 1977. Removed from duty 1993 after accusation of sexual abuse of teen boy during late 1970s-early '80s. Another accuser then surfaced alleging abuse as an 8th-grade boy, on a trip to New York with Albrecht. Would target troubled adolescent males, then molest them. Two known to have lived with him in rectory. Admitted to sexual behavior with four youths, saying he thought he was "acting out of love." Laicized by Vatican as of 10/05. A 2004 suit alleging abuse from 1977-1981 dismissed after Ohio Supreme Court ruled victims must file before the age of 20.Cincinnati, OHSource:
Dayton Daily News 05.05.02; Dayton Daily News 06.27.02; Dayton Daily News 03.05.04; Archdiocese of Cincinnati Press Release 10.12.05; Dayton Daily News 10.13.05; Dayton Daily News 06.23.06
BA.org Assignment Record
AlbrechtsonDennis DAccusedDiocesanServed as deacon at St. Anthony's in Renton in 1989. Name included on the archdiocese's 1/15/16 list of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor.Seattle, WASource:
Archdiocese of Seattle List 01.15.16; The Stranger 01.15.16; The Daily World 01.18.16
Archdiocese of Seattle List 01.15.16
AlexBrother BSuedBros. Christian SchoolIn 1995 civil suit, one man alleged he was abused by Br. Alex when he was studying to join the Christian Brothers at the Junior Novitiate at The College of Santa Fe between 1955-1957. Same man also alleged abuse by Br. Abdon and by a scout master. Settled in 1996. Santa Fe, NMSource:
Ortiz y Pino, M v. Christian Brothers et al 05.17.95; Santa Fe New Mexican 05.18.95; Albuquerque Journal 05.19.95; Santa Fe New Mexican 11.30.95; Santa Fe New Mexican 10.03.96
AlexanderJoseph J.1973BAccusedBenedictineLafayette, LA Diocese placed Alexander on leave 4/02 after allegations that he abused a youth in the early 1960s prior to ordination. At the time of the alleged abuse, Alexander was a Benedictine monk in Uniontown, KY and the boy was a student at a nearby seminary. Alexander "acknowledged his involvement" in the incident. Alexander joined the Benedictine order in 1955. He became a priest in Lafayette in 1973.Owensboro, KYSource:
Associated Press 04.15.02; Advocate 04.16.02; Daily Advertiser 04.16.02; Associated Press 04.17.02; Daily Advertiser 05.10.02; Advocate 09.27.14
Associated Press 4.16.02; BA.org assignment record
Marc R.1985PSuedDiocesanHeld many key positions in the Diocese of Honolulu, including Vicar General, before leaving to accept position as Governor's homeless coordinator in 02/11. Bishop withdrew his priestly privileges at that time. He resigned from homeless position in 1/12 after admitting that he had a sexual relationship with a woman while he was a priest. Allegations were made that he was involved with numerous women and that Diocese had sent him to St. Luke's Institute for treatment before he left his priestly duties. He was sued 4/23/14 by woman who alleged he abused her as a minor while he was at St. John Vianney in Kailua in the 1980s. Case settled in 2016. Appointed by Honolulu mayor in 2/17 to lead Housing Office.Honolulu, HISource:
Catholic News Agency 01.27.11; Honolulu Civil Beat 01.05.12


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