Database of Publicly Accused Priests in the United States

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Francis 1967 P Accused Diocesan First complaint to archdiocese in 1988 of abuse of a boy. The boy's parents complained again in 1995 when they learned Stinner was still active. Removed in 1997 after abuse allegation became public. Archdiocese paid large settlement but never turned investigative report over to police. Began saying mass again but this privilege was removed in 2002. Said to be at least 10 victims; abuse said to have included rape. Laicized 2005. Settlement with alleged victims 5/17 and 10/17 as part of archdiocese's compensation program. Died in 8/17. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19. New York, NY Source:
New York Daily News and Journal News 03.22.02; Journal News (NY) 04.10.02; Times Herald-Record 04.10.02; Times Herald-Record 04.12.02; Times Herald-Record 04.21.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Republican 03.14.04; Journal News 07.09.05; Newsday 07.09.05; Times-Herald Record 07.20.05; Times Herald-Record 10.07.12; New York Daily News 05.18.17; New York Times 05.18.17; Journal News 05.23.17; Journal News 06.09.17; Journal News 08.29.17; Church Militant 10.26.17; LoHud 12.12.17; LoHud 03.27.18; Archdiocese of New York List 04.26.19; Times Herald-Record 05.02.19
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