Database of Publicly Accused Priests in the United States

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James J. 1977 P Sued Diocesan Accused of abuse of at least one boy in 1980s per 6/06 class action suit. Philly Grand Jury report referred to him as one of the diocese's most brutal abusers. May have abused over 100. Removed 1984; left active ministry 1985. Laicized 3/21/05. Suit in 2006 dismissed 11/07. Name on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) as "diagnosed pedophile." Reportedly moved around in later years through VA, WI, CA then TX. Found living in Dallas, TX 1/14, always surrounded by boys. Found dead in a Ft. Worth TX motel 9/13/17, surrounded by pills and bottles of vodka. Several known suicides of victims. Suit 12/19 claiming abuse of boy 1978-82 . Philadelphia, PA Source:
Philadelphia Grand Jury; Philadelphia Grand Jury--Patterns of Abuse; Philadelphia Inquirer 06.24.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 08.07.05; Centre Daily Times (AP) 08.08.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.22.05; Virginia Pilot 09.25.05; Morning Call 10.27.05; National Catholic Reporter 04.28.06; Mangum et al v Archdiocese of Philadelphia et al 06.14.06; Philadelphia Inquirer 06.16.06; Law_com 11.07.07; Philadephia Daily News 04.03.08; 1994 Memo from Fr William Lynn to Asst Vicar for Admin re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives released 02.27.12; D Magazine 01.29.14; Dallas Morning News 01.29.14; Philadelphia Daily News 01.29.14; SNAP Statement 01.29.14; The Media Report 02.05.14; Telemundo 39 02.10.14; Yahoo News 03.28.14; PhillyVoice 07.12.16; PhillyVoice 07.14.16; Philly com 07.15.16; Philly com 09.20.16; Metro (Philadelphia) 08.17.17; Philly com 09.13.17; Philly com 09.14.17; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.15.17; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.26.17; Philadelphia INquirer 10.26.17; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.26.17; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.26.17; The Inquirer 11.01.17; Newsweek 11.30.17; CBS News 02.06.18; York Daily Record 08.23.18; York Daily Record 09.04.18; Knoxville News Sentinel 09.08.18; WHYY 10.08.18; Express-News 08.27.19; Philadelphia Inquirer 11.26.19; Cherry Hill Courier Post 12.03.19
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile; Philadelphia Archdiocese Assignment Record - revised

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