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LastFirstOrdTStatusD/ONotesDioceseSource/Assignments
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
Assignments:
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
Assignments:
Rocky Mountain News 9.14.07 (add'l article); Rocky Mountain News 4.12.08 (add'l article); Colorado Springs Gazette 5.25.08 (add'l article); Denver Post 7.2.08 (add'l article); Assignment Record; LA Times Database 4.20.06
Abeywickrema
Lionel Augustine1951PAccusedDiocesanAbeywickrema, originally from Sri Lanka, was accused by 3 sisters of sexually abusing them in mid-1960s when he was at St Bernadette's parish in Albuquerque and they were 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
Assignments:
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
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
AceboJeffrey1986PSuedDiocesanAs a newly ordained priest, Acebo confessed to Bishop Cummins in 1986 that he had molested a 16-yr-old girl. He wanted to make the relationship public but Bishop refused. He sent Acebo for treatment and reassigned him. Acebo served in four parishes 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
Ackerson
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
Assignments:
PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16
Acosta
Jorge BSuedSalesianJoined seminary at age 18 and left religious life in 1983. Named as abuser "Br. Jorges Acosta" in 2005 civil suit by 2 men against Salasian Order and Mary Help of Christians School in Tampa. Admitted in 02/07 deposition to sexual relations with three students in1983 when he was teacher and cleric at school. He told the principal about 2 of the incidents but was never reported to law enforcement. 2nd suit filed by 1 4/07. One settlement announced 7/08. Amount confidential. No criminal charges due to SOLSt. Petersburg, FLSource:
Tampa Tribune 02.24.07; Tampa Tribune 02.25.07; Tampa Tribune 04.14.07; St. Petersburg Times 04.17.07; Tampa Tribune 06.02.07; Tampa Tribune 02.14.08; St. Petersburg Times 05.20.08; Tampa Tribune 05.20.08
AcresJohn H.1983PSuedJesuitSued 2002. Accused of abuse of sudents at Boston College High School 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
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Adams
Alvin J.1967PAccusedDiocesanRemoved 3/09 from parish assignment and position as chaplain at Bp. Canevin High after new allegation that he had sexually abused a minor in late 1960s in his first assignment. Three accusers known as of 2/10 but only 1 was considered credible by Diocese. This was woman who accused him of fondling her at Mon Valley HS in late 1970s. in 2/10 he was permanently restricted to a supervised ministry as chaplain to a convent of sisters but assignment withdrawn after complaints from parents of nearby school.Pittsburgh, PASource:
KDKA 3.5.09; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 3.5.09; York Daily Record (AP) 03.05.09; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.18.10; Pittsburgh Tribune-Tribune 02.19.10; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.20.10; WPIX 02.23.10
Adams
Archie H.1955PAccusedDiocesanAdams was named in 2/03 article as one of four priests against whom documented and substantial allegations of serious abuse have been made. He had not been publicly accused in the past. Adams was granted a medical leave and retired status in 1994. Per 2002 Catholic Directory, he was still shown as on sick leave. By 8/05 he was "no longer in the priesthood" and diocese did not keep track of him.Madison, WISource:
Wisconsin State Journal 04.30.94; Madison Capital Times 02.19.03; Wisconsin State Journal 08.02.05
Adams
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
Assignments:
PA GJ Presentment 03.15.16
Adamsky
Raymond J.1958PAccusedDiocesanServed in 11 parishes in 34 yrs. Accused of molestation in 1961, 1964, 1965, 1971 & 1983. Name appears on Archdiocese's 4/04 list of priests fully restricted from ministry because of credible allegations of abuse. Adamsky retired in 1993 and was fullyrestricted from priestly ministry. Case sent to the Vatican for review 2004. Prayer & Penance requested.Milwaukee, WISource:
Archdiocese of Milwaukee List 07.09.04; Associated Press 07.09.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.10.04; A History of Saint Joseph - Racine 07.16.09; Archdiocese of Milwaukee List of Clergy Offenders 03.03.12; Journal Times with Documents 07.02.13; NBC News 07.02.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record
Adamson
Thomas1958PSettledDiocesan100+ victims. At least 12 suits filed late 1980s-early 1990s. Permanently removed from ministry 1984. Trial on one suit with major verdict for Plaintiff 12/90. Civil suit filed 4/06. Abused in Winona prior to transfer to St Paul AD. All settlements estimated at over $6M. One 2006 case dismissed 2010 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
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Church Assignment Record; Diocese of Winona Assignment Record
Aerts
Daniel C.1977PAccusedDiocesanIn 4/02 Aerts admitted to sexual misconduct with teen in 1979 while serving at St. Thomas and Holy Spirit parishes in Grand Rapids. Apparently the victim sent him a letter in 2002 and he forwarded it to Diocese. He resigned from his position. Bishop said there was no prior knowledge of abuse.Grand Rapids, MISource:
Associated Press 04.28.02; Grand Rapid Press 04.29.02; Grand Rapid Press 05.17.02; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03
AgnesSister NSuedBenedictineWoman claims in 1991 or 1992 suit that she was abused by Sister Agnes, a teacher at elementary school in San Antonio. Said she told at least two priests, both Clarentians, during the time of the abuse. She claims she repressed memories until early 1990.Suit was filed within two years of 1990 but lower court dismissed on Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment. Appeals court affirmed dismissal at 873 S.W.2d 87 (2/94).San Antonio, TXSource:
Sanchez v. Archdiocese of San Antonio, TX Court of Appeals, 02.23.94
Agostino
Joseph 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
Assignments:
Vincentiians Agostino bio; BA.org Assignment Record
Aguilar-Rivera
Nicolas1970PChargedDiocesanOrdained Mexico. Extern priest in LA 1987. Warrant issued 1988 re abuse of at least 2. Fled US after warrant issued. Abused at least 26 boys in 10 months. (See Dallas Morning News Article.) In 9/06, some survivors filed suit in Los Angeles accusing a Cardinal from Mexico of covering up Aguilar's past and helping 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
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Agustin
Honesto1982PAccusedDiocesanOrdained in Philippines. Placed on leave 6/06 from St. Therese of the Little Flower after accusation of improper conduct with a minor. No other details known. No criminal charges to be filed. Investigation dropped prior to 8/07 after "police investigation cleared him of any criminal wrongdoing." Active priest at St. Albert's Parish in Reno as of 2012.Reno, NVSource:
Gazette-Journal 7.1.06; Reno Catholic Project 6.5.12; Las Vegas Sun (AP) 06.25.06; Reno Gazette 06.25.06; KRNV 06.29.06; Reno Gazette-Journal 08.19.07
AhearnThomas Kieran1964PConvictedFranciscanAhearn arrested 1/93 and charged with molesting 14 yr old youth he picked up while on a skiing vacation. Found guilty of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and sentenced to 2 yrs probation. Youth also filed a civil suit in 1995. Personnel file produced to Court in 1999. Ahearn died 12/97.Bridgeport, CTSource:
Hartford Courant 3.8.94; Associated Press 01.21.93; Boston Globe 01.22.93; Hartford Courant 03.11.93; Hartford Courant 03.28.93; Boston Globe 03.10.94; Danbury News-Times 12.19.97; Connecticut Post 11.13.02
Assignments:
Assignment Record Compiled by Law Firm
Ahern
Richard J.1954PAccusedStigmatineFirst accusation surfaced in 1984; never assigned to public ministry after that. Died 2/1/01. Starting in 2002, named in several suits alleging abuse in 1970s. Personnel file includes 1993 complaint that Ahern abused a boy age 13 in 1960s, and an allegation that he molested an altar boy 1959-1961 in Richmond VA diocese while pastor. Also worked in New York and Boston archdioceses. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.because he was order priest. Deceased.Springfield, MASource:
8.18.93 Letter re allegations of abuse by Ahern and others; Description of 1959-61 Abuse; Michael Moe et al. v. The Trustees of the Stigmatine Fathers, Inc. aka Congregation of the Sacred Stigmata et al, Cause No. 05-0059, 6.4.08; Restricted from Springfield MA & Difficulties in Lynn; Boston Globe 08.10.02; Boston Globe 12.12.02; Boston Herald 12.12.02; Boston Globe 11.20.11; Telegram & Gazette 03.21.12
Assignments:
Stigmatine Biography; Boston Faculties Record; Letter Documenting Ahern's Work with Shanley
Ahumada
Arturo DConvictedDiocesanDeacon. Pleaded no contest in 3/02 of providing pornographic material to 2 boys and misdemeanor sexual battery on one of them between 1999-2000 at Epiphany Church in South El Monte. Taken into custody 5/02 pending sentencing Sentenced 6/02 to 1 ys in county jail, a 44-month suspended state prison term, 5 yrs felony probation, and required to register as sex offender.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 6; LA Times 04.16.02; City News Services 05.24.02; LA Times 06.28.02; LA Times 08.18.02; Religion News Service 07.18.07
AkuzieBennet PArrestedDiocesanNigerian priest. Arrested 4/1/96 on charges that he sexually groped a 16-year-old girl, exposed himself to her, and requested sexual acts from her at a motel. 21 yr old woman was also involved. The two women took his car after the event and he reported car stolen. The 16 yr old made the accusation when they were picked up by police. He refused to press charges for theft. No further information found.Brooklyn, NYSource:
NY Daily News 4.3.96; NY Times 4.4.96
Albaugh
William Steven1996DArrestedDiocesanDeacon of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Nottingham since 1996. Arrested 3/1/13 and released on bail for possession of child abuse images aka child porn which he stored on thumb drives and on his Verizon online cloud storage system. Verizon Online reported the presence of the images. Albaugh admitted he stored the images but said he would never harm a child. Suspended from his duties.Baltimore, MDSource:
Baltimore Sun 03.01.13; CT Post 03.01.13; NBC Washington 03.01.13; Statement by Archdiocese of Baltimore 03.01.13; The Parkville Patch 03.01.13; WBAL 03.01.13; WJZ 03.01.13; WMAR 03.01.13; Baltimore Sun 03.04.13; North Baltimore Patch 05.03.13
Albeke (Albecke)Henry A.1973PSettledDiocesanClaims against Albeke were settled by Diocese as part of massive settlement 10/03. Diocese paid $21M to 40 people who claim that they were abused by 16 priests, including Albeke. Albeke is only priest on the list whose name had not previouslybeen made public. He was placed on leave 8/02 after a man reported he had been abused by the priest in 1978 at St. Jude Church in Monroe. Name is also spelled Albecke.Bridgeport, CTSource:
Connecticut Post 10.16.03; Associated Press 10.17.03; Connecticut Post 10.17.03
Assignments:
Assignment Record Compiled by Law Firm
AlbertBrother BSuedMaristBrother Albert (no last name known) was named in 2005 civil suit as having abused one man at Central Catholic High School, Lawrence, during the years 1969 - 1971 when the accuser was a student and Albert taught there. The suit involved multiple plaintiffs and named multiple priests as defendants. Attorney Durso said that almost all claims were settled.Boston, MASource:
JOHN DOE Nos. 30 - 68 and MARY ROE Nos. 6 - 8, v. Roman Catholic Archbishop of Boston, C.A. 05-0006; BishopAccountability Letter to Dr. Mary Jane Doherty, Chairperson of the Archdiocese of Boston Review Board 07.27.11; Boston Globe 07.28.11
AlbinoJohn C.1990PSettledDiocesanOne of 4 priests 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
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Albrecht
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
Assignments:
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
Assignments:
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
Assignments:
Associated Press 4.16.02; BA.org assignment record
Alexander
Marc R.1985PSuedDiocesanHeld many key positions in the Diocese of Honolulu, including Vicar General, before leaving to accept position as Governor's homeless coordinator in 02/11. Bishop withdrew his priestly privileges at that time. He resigned from homeless position in 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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Labaky
Mansour  ?PSentencedOn 4/23/12 the CDF decreed that Labaky, a Lebanese Catholic Maronite priest, live a life of prayer and penance with restricted ministry for sexually abusing 3 minors and committing the crime of solicitation on 1. An appeal was pending. On 2/12/12, while the case was being considered first in Paris, Labaky said Mass at St. Garabad Armenian Church in Baton Rouge.Baton Rouge, LASource:
Zvents 02.12.12; Zvents 02.12.12; English Translation of Romero Letter 07.11.12; Romero Letter 07.11.12; Famille Chretienne 07.28.12; Website of Labaky Survivors 10.07.13; Website of Labaky Supporters 12.10.13
LabbeJoseph P.1975PAccusedDiocesanLabbe's name appears on list of priests placed on leave in April, 2002 by Cleveland diocese because of recent allegations of past abuse. One article said during 1980s several teenage boys accused him of sexually abusing them. Labbe denies charges. He was director of admissions at Borromeo Seminary College in Wickliffe (1981-91). Laicization announced 9/24/2010Cleveland, OHSource:
Akron Beacon Journal 04.09.02; Plain Dealer 04.09.02; Plain Dealer 06.16.02; Diocese of Cleveland Announcement 09.24.10
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Labbe
Leo BSuedBrothers of Sacred HeartMan filed civil suit 11/02 alleging that Labbe, then head of Bishop Guertin H.S. in NH, forced him to perform oral sex on Labbe at Sacred Heart Academy in Andover, MA 1960-1961 when the man was 11. Suit says that Labbe, then known as Br. Gerald, abusedhim on several occasions. Labbe denied accusations but placed himself on administrative leave. Case settled 5/04. Labbe also accused of not reporting numerous abusers at Bishop Guertin. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.Boston, MASource:
Providence Journal-Bulletin 1.5.03; Union Leader 6.3.04; Fitchburg Sentinel 06.18.69; Telegraph 05.18.85; Associated Press 03.28.02; Union Leader 11.22.02; Nashua Telegraph 11.23.02; Union Leader 11.23.02; Associated Press 02.12.03; Union Leader 08.30.03; Manchester Union Leader 10.02.03; Rhode Island Catholic 04.23.09; Boston Globe 11.20.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
LaBelleRalph W.1978PAccusedDiocesanRemoved 2002 for misconduct of non-sexual nature with two 15-yr-old boys. Also accused of molesting other boys prior to ordination and of giving alcohol to 11-yr- old boy. Laicized 2005. Settlement with alleged victims 5/17 and 10/17 as part of archdiocese's compensation program.New York, NYSource:
The Journal News (NY) 04.21.02; Journal News 04.25.02; Journal News 09.14.03; Journal News 07.09.05; Newsday 07.09.05; New York Daily News 05.18.17; New York Times 05.18.17; Journal News 05.23.17; Church Militant 10.26.17; LoHud 12.12.17
Assignments:
BA.org Summary of Directory Entries
LabrecheLaurier A. 1959PAccusedDiocesanAccused in lawsuit filed 5/17 of sexual abuse, along with Rev Edward Donelan, of an altar boy, ages 11-13, in late 1980s at Church of the Ascension in Albuquerque. Living in Albuquerque in 5/17. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17.Santa Fe, NMSource:
Albuquerque Journal 05.16.17; Taos News 05.20.17; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17
LacarSylvio PSuedDiocesanAccused of abuse of a teenage girl in early 1980s. Civil suit filed 1984. Extern priest from Philippines working in Archdiocese.Los Angeles, CASource:
Associated Press 2.8.84; LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 4; Milla v. Tamayo, 187 Cal.App.3d 1453
Assignments:
LA Times Database 4.20.06
LaCerraGerard T. "Gerry"1969PSuedDiocesanAccused in 2005 suit against Archdiocese of touching, fondling and sexually abusing one youth in early 1980s after the youth told him he had been abused by numerous other priests in Miami and other locations. Suit settled 2007. LaCerra was Chancellor of the Archdiocese during the time the abuse occurred. He died 7/00. He was also accused of destroying incriminating files regarding other priests and protecting Neil Doherty, a prolific abuser.Miami, FLSource:
Sun-Sentinel 8.5.00; Affidavit of Fr. Hector Gonzalez Abreu 02.10.05; Doe 20 v. Archdiocese of Miami, et al Cause No. 10-64439CA32 02.16.05; Miami Herald 02.16.05; Miami Herald 10.18.06; Doe 20 v. Archdiocese of Miami, Cause No. 05-3433-CA-01 Docket 02.20.07; New Times 04.17.08
Lackie
J.B. (John B.) PSuedCFC - Congregation of Christian BrothersFull name is John Bartholomew Lackie. Three men filed civil suit 01/04 against archdiocese and the order alleging they were beaten and sexually abused at Briscoe Memorial School in Kent. School closed in 1970. Suit alleges that 7 religious brothers abused the 3 youths 1940s-1960s. Claims believed to be included in settlements reached with Archdiocese and Order in 11/08 and 01/09. Lackie died 2/5/92. He also worked at Damien High in Honolulu at some point. Name included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Worked at Briscoe Memorial 1939-50.Seattle, WASource:
R E et al v Archdiocese of Seattle King Cty, WA; # 04-2-00112-9SEA; Seattle Times 01.08.04; Seattle Times 01.29.09; Deceased Christian Brothers of Br Rice High School 11.01.10; Worthy Adversary 05.22.12; Archdiocese of Seattle List 01.15.16; Kent Reporter 01.15.16; The Stranger 01.15.16; The Daily World 01.18.16
LaCosse
Norbert Paul1952PConvictedDiocesanPled guilty to 4 counts of abusing altar boy from 1988-1990. Charges filed in three counties but dropped in 1. Sentenced to 3-15 years on each count. LaCosse was treated at St. Luke's for 6 months between time charges filed and sentencing. Per 2002 news article, he served 6 1/2 yrs in prison and was released. Registered sex offender in MI beginning 1995. Died 7/21/14 at a Marquette Nursing Center.Marquette, MISource:
Chicago Tribune 12.19.90; Daily Mining Gazette 07.13.02; Canale Funeral Home 06.30.14
Ladamus
Robert G.1970PSettledDiocesanNamed in lawsuits in 12/11 by two men claiming Ladamus sexually abused them as boys while he was assigned to St. Mary's in Milford CT. Ladamus was at the parish 1983-96, when he was transferred to Christ the Redeemer in Milford. Settled. Retired in 1997. Died 11/8/12.Hartford, CTSource:
Tremont Sheldon 12.11.11; Hartford Courant 11.26.12; Sheldon Tremont Robinson Mahoney 12.03.14; Boston Globe 05.14.16; Connecticut Law Tribune 08.05.16; Catholic Transcript Online 11.15.16
Assignments:
Partial Assignment Record Compiled by Law Firm
Ladenburger
Louis Wayne1963PConvictedFranciscanArrested 5/07 for sexual battery of teenage boys at ID school for troubled boys where he was a counselor. Admitted being a sex addict. Order revealed 2 past allegations of "inappropriate relationships." Sent for treatment both times. Placed on restricted leave in 1993. Laicized 1996. Pled guilty 11/07 just before trial. Sentenced to 5 years 3/08. Worked in dioceses of Stockton (twice), Tucson, Portland, El Paso, Spokane, Seattle, Sacramento, Reno, and Phoenix; aka Wayne 1963-74, aka Louie. Name included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Worked at St. George in Seattle 1980-84.Spokane, WASource:
KXLY 05.31.07; Statement by Diocese of Phoenix 05.31.07; Bonner County Daily Bee 06.01.07; Bonner News 06.01.07; KXLY 06.01.07; Spokesman Review 06.01.07; Spokesman Review 06.05.07; Santa Barbara Independent 06.14.07; Statement by Diocese of Spokane 11.21.07; KXLY 11.27.07; KXLY 03.25.08; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; First Amended Complaint in Cunningham v Franciscans, Cause No 1265207, Santa Barbara Superior Court, CA 08.06.08; Santa Barbara Independent 08.15.08; City of Angels 09.22.08; 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; Diocese of Spokane List of Admitted, Proven or Credibly Accused Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse 11.03.09; Arizona Republic 06.15.11; Phoenix New Times 06.15.11; Diocese of Phoenix Community Notification Statements 10.15.12; Archdiocese of Seattle List 01.15.16; Seattle Times 01.23.16; Bellingham Herald 01.24.16
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
LadetSister NSuedSchool Sisters of Notre DameSued in 2005. One of several religious accused of abuse at Madonna Manor, a Catholic home for troubled children.New Orleans, LASource:
Times-Picayne 08.25.05
LaeschDennis1996PAccusedDiocesanEntered seminary at age 36 and there were complaints then of unwanted propositions against another student and also of violence. Accused of abusing a 17 yr old boy in 1997. Victim came forward in 2002. Authorities declined to prosecute. Diocese did pay$125K settlement. Named in 2004 civil suit. Vatican permanently barred from ministry per 4/20/07 announcement.Detroit, MISource:
Detroit Free Press 5.6.02; Detroit Free Press 5.7.02; Detroit Free Press 8.1.02; Detroit News 07.14.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03; Detroit Free Press 04.20.07; WOOD 04.20.07; Oakland Press 04.21.07
Laferrera
John J.1973PSuedDiocesanOne man told archdiocese in 2009 about abuse by Laferrera and Fr. T. Smith. Accusation dismissed as not credible. At least 11 other accusers came forward. Civil suit filed 3/11 by 4; 4 others later joined. Pastor at Saint Philomena's in Livingston when suit filed. Removed 7/11 when he took voluntary leave. Has denied charges. Allowed to retire with benefits as of 6/6/12. 6 plaintiffs settled 6/12 for $300K total and his privileges were removed. Claims of two more plaintiffs to be mediated.Newark, NJSource:
Livingston Patch 7.4.11; Star Ledger 7.4.11; Voice from the Desert 6.6.12; Voice from the Desert 03.17.11; Saint Philomena's Roman Catholic Church 03.25.11; News 12 03.29.11; Media Release 06.26.11; Livingston Patch 06.27.11; Star Ledger 07.10.11; SNAP Statement 07.12.11; Star Ledger 07.14.12; The Patch 07.16.12
Laferriere
Raymond H.1960PSettledDiocesan"Retired" in 1995. Removed from part-time parish work in 2002. Named by Diocese in 2002 as one of 14 abusers who had received treatment & then returned to work. Before ordination, Seminary warned that he had "incipient schizophrenia with homosexual overtones" but he was counseled & ordained. 1963 complaint that he showed 2 boys pornographic materials. No action taken. Other allegations received after retirement. Named in report by AG's office. 3 plaintiffs filed 2 civil suits in 2002.Manchester, NHSource:
Documents from Diocesan Personnel File 3.3.03; Manchester Union Leader 3.4.03; Monitor 3.4.03; New Hampshire Atty General Report 3.3.03; Manchester Union Leader 02.16.02; Manchester Union Leader 05.16.02; Union Leader 10.07.06; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
LaFlammeAlbert BAccusedBrothers of Sacred HeartDiocese and the Order settled civil suit 5/04 with one man who alleged that he had been abused by LaFlamme 40 or more times between 1943 and 1949 at the now closed St. Louis school in Nashua. LaFlamme has died.Manchester, NHSource:
Union Leader 6.3.04
LaForestConrad V.1972PAccusedDiocesanAccused in 1990 of abuse of 12-13 yr old boy. Also allegations of homosexual acts with adults. Multiple treatments for "alcoholism." Name appeared on list of accused 14 priests released by Diocese 2/02. He had been on sick leave since 1996 but had been working part time since 1999. Privileges were removed 2/02. One article says he (and all the other priests on list) had been sent for treatment and had cleared to return to duty.Manchester, NHSource:
Documents from NH Atty General Report 3.3.03; Manchester Report by NH Attorney General 3.3.03; Union Leader 3.4.03; Associated Press 02.15.02; Boston Globe 02.16.02; Union Leader 02.16.02
LaGasse
Ronald J.1969PArrestedDiocesanArrested in 1984 on suspicion of molesting a 17 yr old boy at St. Raymond in Dublin. Sent for treatment and placed on leave for 1 year then reassigned. Later became a chaplain in the army reserves. Last known to be serving as abbot of independent Benedictine monastary in Hawaii.Oakland, CASource:
Bay Area News Group 4.1.08; Contra Costa Times 4.1.08; San Jose Mercury News 03.31.08
LagendaSister NSuedSisters of the Divine SaviorSr. Lagenda 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 man and one woman accused her of abuse in 1960s.Sioux Falls, SDSource:
Argus Leader 8.6.10; Sioux City Journal 8.6.10; MWD et al v. Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls et al, Minnehaha County Circuit Court 07.30.10
Lake, Sr.Joseph DAccusedDiocesanOne pending claim against Lake shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. Eskimo Deacon at Our Lady of the Snows Parish in Hoopers Bay. Deceased.Fairbanks, AKSource:
Excerpt from Bankruptcy Reorganization Documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1.25.10, p. 2; The Alaskan Shepherd June-July 2003: Our Lady of the Snows Parish, Hooper Bay, Alaska: 1928-2003
LallyGeorge PSuedDiocesanMan filed civil suit August 2002 alleging abuse by Lally on several occasions in 1971. Then 9 yrs old, he reported the matter to the church's pastor and Lally was transferred. By mid 1970s, Lally was no longer listed in Catholic Directories. 2002 article says he left the priesthood, married, and was living in California.San Diego, CASource:
San Diego Union Tribune 08.16.02; Union Tribune 08.20.02
LamSung  ?PAccusedDiocesanLam, a priest from Cambodia, was acused in 1993 of lewd and lascivious acts, a misdemeanor, but was not prosecuted. No further information found. Not in 1993 or 2002 Catholic Directory.Phoenix, AZSource:
Arizona Republic 09.10.03
LambertWilliam1955PSettledDiocesanAccused of sexual abuse of one man for almost 20 years, beginning when victim was altar boy. Lambert raped victim and then began long period of abuse. Victim blamed himself and confessed to various priests, as did Lambert. Suit filed 1992. Jury awarded victim $242K to be paid by Lambert but let diocese off. Diocese later settled. 2nd man sued Lambert and won an out of court settlement. As of 2002, original plaintiff said he knew of 23 add'l accusers. Rapid City, SDSource:
Associated Press 4.2.02; Rapid City Journal 01.27.94; Rocky Mountain News 09.22.97; Argus Leader 04.14.02
LammTimothy J.1954PAccusedBenedictineName included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Worked at St. Martin's Abbey/ University in Lacey 1955-81 and 1988-91. Given "Permanent Prayer and Penance" status.Seattle, WASource:
Archdiocese of Seattle List 01.15.16; Seattle Times 01.15.16; The Columbian 01.15.16; The Stranger 01.15.16
Lammers
Herman J.1932PSuedDiocesanLammers was director of Catholic Charities 1939-76. Numerous suits filed 2002-2004 name him as abuser. Accused of abuse by at least 34, much of it at St. Thomas-St. Vincent Home, an orphanage in Anchorage KY. Retired 1982 and died 1986. Included in large settlement between Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, who ran orphanage, and numerous victims in 8/06.Louisville, KYSource:
Cincinnati Enquirer 9.1.04; Courier-Journal 9.2.02; Courier-Journal 9.29.02 (Major Account); Courier-Journal 07.24.02; Courier Journal 09.29.02; Herald Leader 07.16.04; Courier Journal 07.20.04; Courier-Journal 07.23.04; Courier-Journal 08.11.04; WAVE 3 TV 08.23.04; Associated Press 08.25.04; Courier-Journal 08.25.04; Kentucky.com 09.12.04; Herald Leader 07.24.05; Courier-Journal 10.23.05
Assignments:
Courier-Journal 8.25.06 (add'l article); Courier-Journal 3.18.09 (add'l article); BA.org Assignment Record
LamotheFrancis1933PSettledDiocesanAt least 9 men filed suit in 2002 alleging abuse by Lamothe. Lamothe, who was retired, died in 1995. Named on list of 14 priests Diocese released 2/02 against whom credible allegations of sexual abused had been made. Plaintiff's attorney describe him as a "groomer." At least one claim included in 11/02 $5M settlement involving 62 victims and 28 priests.Manchester, NHSource:
Associated Press 4.9.02; Documents from NH Atty Report 3.3.03; Manchester Report by NH Atty General 3.3.03; Survivor Account sent to NH Atty General 2002; Union Leader 3.4.03; Union Leader 4.9.02; Associated Press 05.15.02; Union Leader 05.16.02; Union Leader 05.29.02; Union Leader 06.20.02; Associated Press 07.29.02; Union Leader 07.30.02; Nashua Telegraph 11.27.02; Union Leader 11.27.02; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
LamotheHarvey1947PSettledDiocesanAt least 1 claim included in 11/02 $5M settlement with 62 victims who say they were abused by 28 priests, 2 lay workers and one member of a religious order between 1950s and 1980s. Lamothe died 1/12/87 in Maine. No further information found re allegations.Manchester, NHSource:
Telegraph 01.13.87; Union Leader 11.27.02; NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
LaMountainMichael V.1976PConvictedDiocesanSuspended by Church 3/95 when 1st accusation made. Indicted 10/97 on criminal charges that he molested 5 boys. Pleaded guilty to nine counts. Judge sentenced him to nine 12-year suspended sentences. At least 2 civil suits filed 12/95. Claims settled 9/02 as part of $13.5M mass settlement involving 36 victims & Providence Diocese. Seminary student in Baltimore from 1972 to 1976. A person came forward in 2001 to allege abuse by LaMountain in Baltimore in mid 1970s. Died 8/25/10.Providence, RISource:
Providence Journal-Bulletin 6.2.02; Providence Journal-Bulletin 03.21.95; Providence Journal-Bulletin 12.19.95; Providence Journal-Bulletin 10.21.97; Providence Journal-Bulletin 10.22.97; Providence Journal-Bulletin 01.30.99; Providence Journal-Bulletin 08.18.02; Baltimore Sun 08.21.02; Washington Post 08.22.02; Providence Journal-Bulletin 09.10.02; Archdiocese of Baltimore 09.25.02; Tribute.com 10.11.10
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
LanctotDexter A.1976PAccusedDiocesanName is on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with minors with no conclusive evidence. Served 3 mo in federal prison for breaking into naval air station in 1987. Served as chaplain at children's hospital. Faculties restricted 8/93 after he conducted public exorcism on steps of archdiocesan headquarters. Left priesthood 1995. Serving as Chaplain at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in 2012.Philadelphia, PASource:
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Website 4.1.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.20.87; National Catholic Reporter 06.19.98; 1994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12; The Patch 03.23.12
Landry
Clint2011PConvictedDiocesanSuspended from post as priest of Sacred Heart Cathedral in Fairbanks 5/23/14 for "revelations of internet computer misconduct." Pled guilty 3/11/15 to one count of attempted coercion and enticement of a minor after child porn and sexually explicit instant messages were found on Landry's computer. Paid a teenage boy in the Philippines to view live transmission of a minor engaging in sexual activity. Was longtime schoolteacher in New Orleans LA; arrived in Fairbanks 2009. Sentenced 6/15 to 10 yrs prison, followed by lifetime of supervised release.Fairbanks, AKSource:
The News-Miner 10.31.14; Alaska Dispatch News 03.12.15; Fairbanks News-Miner 03.13.15; KTVA Alaska 06.08.16
LandryDavid J.1987PAccusedDiocesanLandry's name appears on list released in 9/02 of 21 Fall River diocese priests investigated by DA's office after allegations of sexual misconduct. List shows one alleged victim, beyond the statute of limitations. Shown on "sick leave" from 2000-2002 and then disappeared from Catholic Directories.Fall River, MASource:
Boston Globe 09.27.02; Boston Herald 09.27.02
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Landry
Leo P.1958PConvictedStigmatinePleaded guilty 8/04 on sexual abuse charges in MA and sentenced to lifetime probation. Also had allegations in Springfield, MA and Manchester, NH. Multiple victims in 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Multiple civil suits. Also worked in Canada. Laicized in 1972. 1 claim settled in Springfield in 2004 and 2 in 2008. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.Boston, MASource:
Documents from Manchester Report 3.3.03; 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; Springfield Republican 1.7.05; Union Leader 3.4.03; Union Leader 3.4.03; Union Leader 3.4.03; Union Leader 9.6.02; WMUR 8.5.04; Union Leader 07.30.02; Boston Globe 08.10.02; Union Leader 11.27.02; Boston Globe 12.17.02; NH Dist Atty Report on Manchester Diocese 03.03.03; Press Release by The Office of Stobierski & Stobierski, 12.03.08; Boston Globe 11.20.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
LandryWesley Michael1948PAccusedDiocesanLandry admitted to Archdiocese in 1993 that he had had a sexual relationship for decades with a man. The man claims that Landry seduced him when he was an altar boy at Incarnate Word Church in New Orleans and continued the relationship for over 45 years. Landry gave him money for sex and it amounted to $80,000-$100,000 over the years. Archdiocese gave the man $7,000 for a release and Landry "retired."New Orleans, LASource:
Associated Press 05.15.02; The Advocate 05.16.02; Times-Picayune 05.16.02
Lane
Bernard J.1960PSettledDiocesanAccused by dozens of boys of sexually abusing them at Alpha Omega facilities in Littleton MA and at Lane's NH cottage. Accusations included oral and anal rape. First accused 1978 by 2 boys and removed after admitting going to bed with residents. Treated at House of Affirmation & St. Luke's; at least 6 settlements including $200K in 1998. Worked unsupervised until 1999, including youth programs, pastor, priest home. Reprimanded in 2002 for false affidavit. Involuntary laicization in 2004 announced 2/05Boston, MASource:
Boston Archdiocesan File; NH AG File; Boston Globe 01.27.02; Boston Globe 03.25.02; Boston Globe 05.07.02; Boston Globe 06.05.02; Union Leader 07.09.02; Boston Globe 01.10.03; Pattern & Practice Brief 07.21.03; Boston Herald 02.12.05; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; Metrowest Daily News 08.26.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Lane
James H.1962PSettledDiocesanLane, who served as chaplain for the Boston Police Dept. for 30 years, starting in 1972, died July, 2007. He was accused of abuse of one boy at St. Paul's in Dorchester between 1966-1967 when accuser was an altar boy. Settlement of Claim by Archdiocese was announced 4/12. This is only known allegation against Lane, previously known as a whistleblower regarding allegations against other priests. He died before allegations could be investigated.Boston, MASource:
Waymarking; Boston Herald 07.31.07; Boston Globe 08.01.07; Boston Pilot 08.03.07; BishopAccountability 04.11.12; Boston Globe 04.11.12; Coshocton Tribune 04.11.12; NECN 04.11.12; Patriot Ledger 04.11.12; WWLP 04.11.12; Dorchester Reporter 04.12.12; Wicked Local 04.13.12; Dorchester Reporter 04.19.12; Dorchester Reporter 04.19.12; St Brendan Parish 04.19.12
Assignments:
Boston Globe 4.20.12 (add'l article); MediaReport 4.11.13 (add'l article); BA.org Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Boston Assignment Record
LaneJohn J.1925PAccusedDiocesanAccused in 2002 of sexually abusing two complainants, both at St. Theresa's parish in North Reading. One complainant also alleged abuse by Rev. William F. Maloney, who was assigned to the parish in 1967-68, when Msgr. Lane was pastor there. Died in 1971. 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.Boston, MASource:
Sherman Letter 04.12.02; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; Salem News 08.26.11
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
LaneTimothy PAccusedDiocesanLane has been accused of sexually assaulting an 18 yr old girl in June, 2006 just after she graduated from high school. Archdiocese did not tell police until Sept. 2006 after it completed its own investigation. Lane was transferred to Missouri. 7/07 article says no criminal charges to be filed due to insufficient evidence.Los Angeles, CASource:
Santa Maria Times 12.22.06; Lompoc Record 07.27.07
LangCordell J.1979PReinstatedDiocesanAccused in 1995 suit of engaging in immoral sexual acts with boy who was student at Catholic High school where Lang was counselor. Lang claimed that because of MS he was impotent and unable to walk or dress himself since mid-1980s. Trial verdict for Defendant Lang. AL Court of Civil Appeals ruling 5/2/97, 1997 Ala. Civ.App. LEXIS 358, affirmed. Lang reinstated (in 1997?) per 2003 article. Died 10/01.Mobile, ALSource:
Mobile Register 03.07.95; Birmingham News 03.08.95; Mobile Register 03.08.95; Mobile Register 04.05.96; Associated Press 05.12.03
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Lang
Joseph J.1965PAccusedDiocesanName on 4/02 list of priests removed from assignments because of past allegations of abuse. Allegation against Lang was based on report of sexual activity with a minor in the U.S. In 1988 Lang was "loaned" to the Diocese of Prince George in Canada and continued to work there until 4/02 when his faculties were revoked by the Cleveland Bishop. Lang had received treatment and been allowed to return to work per the list. Vatican permanently removed him from active ministry as of 6/14/07. Died 4/2/13Cleveland, OHSource:
Akron Beacon Journal 4.9.02; Plain Dealer 4.7.13; Plain Dealer 4.9.02; Canadian Encyclopedia 07.22.02; Cleveland Scene 01.15.03; Plain Dealer 05.26.07; Plain Dealer 06.14.07; Statement by Diocese of Cleveland 06.14.07; SNAP Statement 04.10.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Langan
Xavier BAccusedBrothers of the Christian SchoolsAccused in 2003 of sexually abusing a high school student in 1969. In 2004, the school acknowledged that accusation and another by an older alumnus. Langan died in 1984. Aka Br. Geoffrey Xavier.Baltimore, MDSource:
Baltimore Sun 3.3.05; Northeast Reporter 07.28.04; Northeast Reporter 09.15.05
LangensteinRichard J. BSuedFSC - Brothers of the Christian SchoolsLangenstein, a retired Christian Brother and former high school teacher, counselor, principal and college vice president, was accused in 1997 of abuse of 15 yr old boy. Civil suit filed 1998. In 2000 he pleaded no contest to indecent behavior charge and was sentenced to 3 yrs suspended sentence and 5 yrs probation.New Orleans, LASource:
Times-Picayune 09.25.97; Times_Picayune 03.17.98; Times-Picayune 01.15.00
Lanser
Jerome E.1958PSuedDiocesanLanser is accused of assaulting a boy from 1964-1969, from time boy was 8 until he was 13. Civil suit filed in 1992. In June, 1997 WI Supreme Court ruled that victims of repressed memories of childhood sexual abuse only have 2 yrs after becoming adultsto file suit and thus dismissed 7 suits against 4 priests (including Lanser). Retired in 2000. Remained fully restricted from Ministry until his death 3/2012. Archdiocese allowed his burial in full vestments in Belgium.Milwaukee, WISource:
Wisconsin State Journal 01.26.97; Wisconsin State Journal 06.28.97; Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee 07.09.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.10.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.31.06; Archdiocese of Milwaukee List of Clergy Offenders 03.03.12; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 03.15.12; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 03.16.12; SNAP Wisconsin Statement 03.16.12; SNAP Wisconsin Statement to Archbishop 03.16.12; Journal Times with Documents 07.02.13; Menomonee Falls Patch 07.03.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record
LanuevoTarcisio D.1956PAccusedDiocesanIn 12/79, parents of two girls (7 and 2) reported to police that Lanuevo had molested their daughters at St. John the Baptist in San Lorenzo. Girls filed civil suit in 1993. Suit claimed that Lanuevo's pastor had promised their parents that he would receive treatment and never be around children if they dropped the criminal charges. Suit eventually settled. Lanuevo continued to work in diocese until 1991. In 1993 he was working at VA Domiciliary in Portland, OR diocese.Oakland, CASource:
Contra Costa Times 4.1.08; San Francisco Chronicle 02.26.93; San Jose Mercury News 03.31.08
LaPanKenneth1952PAccusedT.O.R. FranciscansMember of T.O.R. Franciscan community in Hollidaysburg PA, Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. Worked in PA 1953-59, including as Boy Scout chaplain. In MN 1959-84, returning to PA 1984. Per the PA Grand Jury Presentment 3/15/16, LaPan was investigated 1984 in MN for giving a car and money to an 18-yr-old male; it was discovered LaPan sexually molested altar boys. Local church official told St. Cloud Bishop Speltz in a letter that the County Attorney would not press charges "out of respect for the Parish and Priesthood." LaPan's Order also received the letter. He was allowed to stay in ministry in PA. Retired. Living in 2016 at T.O.R. monastery in PA.St. Cloud, MNSource:
PA GJ Presentment 03.15.16
Assignments:
PA GJ Presentment 03.15.16
Laperle
Louis BAcquittedSC--Brothers of the Sacred HeartOne man alleged in 2003 that he was molested by Laperle in 1968 when Laperle was teacher and/or principal at Notre Dame Academy in Fitchburg. Left MA in 1969 for RI and never returned. In 4/04, Laperle was acquitted by jury of charges of assault and battery involving the student in 1968. Incident actually involved indecent assault and battery but that charge did not exist in 1968 so it could not be used. Retired after acquittal.Worcester, MASource:
Telegram & Gazette 4.2.04; Telegram & Gazette 06.21.03; Telegram & Gazette 09.13.03
LaPierreDavid1969PSuedCapuchinAccused of abuse of 1 person in 1983-1984 per LA Archdiocesan report. At least 1 civil suit filed. Status unknown.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 5
Assignments:
LA Times Database 4.20.06
LaplanteLaurent1957PAccusedDiocesanRemoved from assignment in 12/05 after teenage girl said he touched her touched her pants on her knee and inner thigh six years previously when she was 9. He was returned to his parish assignment in 2/06 after diocese said it was unable to find enough evident to prove the event had occurred.Portland, MESource:
Diocese of Portland Statement 12.04.05; Portland Press Herald 12.04.05; Boston.com (AP) 12.05.05; Portland Press Herald 02.12.06; WMTW (AP) 02.13.06
LapointAlfred  ?PSettledDiocesanAt least one claim included in 11/02 $5M settlement with 62 victims who say they were abused by 28 priests, 2 lay workers and one member of a religious order between 1950s and 1980s. Lapoint had already left ministry at the time the allegations were received. No data on when abuse occurred, the number of victims or time frame.Manchester, NHSource:
Union Leader 11.27.02
LaPortaRoss A.1951PAccusedDiocesanLaPorta was on 9/25/02 Keeler list as having been accused by one person in 1999 of sexual abuse in 1960s. He denied but faculties removed. List has LaPorta recently retired when allegation made. The 1999 Directory is first that reports him as retired and also lists him as monsignor. Later Directories show him retired in Little River SC, not a monsignor, and pastor emeritus at St. Mark's in Catonsville; 5 other priests who worked there are accused. Still in SC in 2007; not in 2009 Directory.Baltimore, MDSource:
Archdiocese of Baltimore 09.25.02; Baltimore Sun 10.13.02
Assignments:
Archdiocese of Baltimore 9.25.02
LaPradStephen Charles1995PArrestedDiocesanIndicted by Grand Jury 4/02 on charges of "unlawful sexual contact" with teenage male at a Knoxville Health club.. He pleaded innocent 6/02. Trial set for 3/03. LaPrad himself told the Diocese 11/01 and was placed on leave. He did not deny that incident took place but alleged that he believed it to be consenual. Trial delayed when Accuser was deployed with Reserves.Knoxville, TNSource:
News Sentinel 5.2.02; News-Sentinel 5.2.02; News Sentinel 05.12.04
LaraJames C.1957PSettledDiocesanPer 4/02 article, Lara was accused in 1987 of abusing daughter of Church's former music directors, beginning when she was 14 and continuing for 5 yrs. The parents also accused Lara of slandering them and of hitting and pushing the wife just before church fired them. Suit was "amicably resolved" in 1990 per court records. Lara, however, continued at his church and did not retire until 1999.St. Petersburg, FLSource:
Tampa Tribune 7.4.07; St. Petersburg Times 11.03.87; Tampa Tribune 04.22.02
Lara
James/Jaime1973PSettledDiocesanRemoved from ministry in 1992 for child sex abuse. Laicized. Said to have "favor[ed] Hispanic boys." Changed name to Jaime, built career as academic; Yale professor, then Arizona State from 2013 to forced resignation 11/17, after revelations re history of abusing children. Name quietly posted to diocesan website 11/17 re abuse and laicization. At least 5 alleged Lara victims applied to diocese's 2017 Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program. Accusations include abuse of 3 children, ages 9-11, at St. Francis Xavier parish in Brooklyn.Brooklyn, NYSource:
New York Times 11.09.17; Arizona Republic 11.10.17; New York Times 11.10.17; State Press 11.10.17; AP via KVOA-TV 11.11.17; Daily Mail 11.13.17; Yale Daily News 11.21.17; East Valley Tribune 11.22.17
LaReauJames "Armand"1961PAccusedCapuchinAccused in 1992 of performing oral sex on a 16 yr old student at St. Lawrence Seminary preparatory school in 1970s. LaReau was a Latin teacher at the school. Same student was abused on multiple occasions by Gale Leifeld at same school. LaReau was not listed in 1976-1982 Catholic Directories. He was in Fargo ND between 1985-1986 before returning to WI where he died in 1987.Milwaukee, WISource:
Milwaukee Journal 12.20.92; Milwaukee Journal 12.20.92
Assignments:
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