Fr. Joseph Kelleher & Fr. Richard Farwell – Seeking Information Regarding Sexual Misconduct by These Priests & Any Other Priests/employees of Charlotte or Raleigh Dioceses

Website of Attorney Seth Langson
March 7, 2011

At this time, I am honored to represent four men who are courageously seeking justice from the Charlotte Diocese for the traumatic injuries they sustained as children after being allegedly sexually abused by priests who served for decades within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte, and also served at parishes of the Diocese of Raleigh.  Two of my clients have claims of molestation by Father Joseph Kelleher and the other two have claims of molestation by Father Richard Farwell. Father Kelleher's has been indicted in Stanley County in connection with charges brought based on the allegations of one of my clients.  Father Farwell pled no contest after felony charges were reduced to a misdemeanor in Rowan County in 2004 in one of the cases involving a client of mine.

If anyone has information regarding any sexual misconduct by either of these priests or any other priests or employees of the Charlotte or Raleigh Diocese, I strongly encourage you to contact either law enforcement or my office immediately.  Locations at which they have served and/or resided since becoming a priest of a North Carolina diocese include the following:

March, 1966:  St. Gabriel Church – Greenville (Diocesan Missionary Apostolate) After  August, 1981 ordination:  St. Ann's – Charlotte
Sept., 1966:    St. Patrick – Charlotte July, 1983:    Sacred Heart – Salisbury
April, 1968:     Immaculate Heart of Mary – High Point 1985 – 1988:    Residency in Massachusetts [Hopedale, Milford, Whittinsville, Worcester, E. Douglas]
June, 1969:    Our Lady of Lourdes – Raleigh Sept., 1988:   St. Aloysius – Hickory
July, 1971:      St. Joseph – Asheboro Aug., 1991:  St. Dorothy – Lincolnton
Aug., 1971:    St. John – Waynesville March, 1998:  St. Leo Abbey — St. Leo, Florida (Pasco County)
April, 1973:    Our Lady of the Annunciation – Albemarle Feb., 2000:    Queen of the Apostles – Belmont, NC
Aug., 1977:    Our Lady of the Assumption – Charlotte April, 2000:    Cooper City,  Florida
July, 1986:      St. Lawrence – Asheville May, 2000:  St. Joseph's – Burgaw, NC
Oct., 1986:      Immaculate Conception – Hendersonville > Sept., 2000 – April, 2002:  Food for the Poor, Deerfield Beach, Florida
July, 1991:     Sabbatical Residency at time of arrest in 2002 and continuing at present:  Pompano Beach, Florida
Oct., 1991:     Our Lady of the Rosary – Lexington
July, 1998:     St. Dorothy – Lincolnton
July, 1999:     Retirement at his request
May, 1970; Aug., 1993; after retirement:  Bishop McGuiness High School – Kernersville
Residency at time of arrest in 2010:  Winston-Salem


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