Database of Publicly Accused Priests in the United States

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Peter J. 1981 P Accused Diocesan Suspended from ministry 1/19/15 after credible allegations of abuse of a male minor about 30 years prior. Few months prior to removal archdiocese notified DA of concerns about possible past incidents. Kihm denied allegations. At least one more person came forward later to alleged abuse, also 30 years before. Assigned to Our Lady of Lourdes High School 1987-92; abuse said not to have happened there. Assisted and pastored a number of parishes. Sent to supervised setting for evaluation and risk assessment. No criminal charges due to 5-year statute of limitations. Laicization announced 3/16. Moved out of New York state. Settlements with alleged victims 5/17 and 10/17 as part of archdiocese's compensation program. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19. New York, NY Source:
Daily Freeman 01.28.15; Poughkeepsie Journal 01.28.15; Daily Freeman 03.14.15; Poughkeepsie Journal 03.21.16; Daily Freeman 03.22.16; Washington Times 03.23.16; 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; Archdiocese of New York List 04.26.19
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