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J. Bart1947PAccusedTheatineSpain native. Arrived in U.S. 1949. Long career in CO. Pastor of Holy Family in Ft. Collins in 1989 when 2 young sisters said he molested them. Nadal, 67, said there was a conspiracy against him within the parish. Jury deliberated 10 minutes and acquitted him. Held prominent positions, including rector of St. Andrew's Seminary in Denver and collaborator for the Liturgical Congress of the Denver and Pueblo dioceses. Died 2/1/15.Denver, COSource:
Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary; Denver Post 03.24.02; Denver Post 04.29.02
John B.1950PAccusedDiocesanDiocese announced 4/09 that it had received a substantiated allegation that Nadzam abused a minor in the 1970s. Civil authorities notified. Nadzam was assigned to several parishes over the years and taught at Catholic Central High School. He died in 2/05. On diocese's list 10/31/18. Noted to have been supsended from ministry in 2004.Steubenville, OHSource:
Steubenville Register 04.03.09; WTOV 04.03.09; Herald Star 04.04.09; Diocese of Steubenville list 10.31.18; WTOV 10.31.18
Assignment Record from
James B1954PSuedDiocesanName included on list released by St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese 2/11/15 of those with substantiated claims against them of sexually abusing a minor. Assignments included St. Rose of Lima in Roseville, St. Anthony in Minneapolis, St. Mark in Shakopee, Holy Family in St. Louis Park, Immaculate Conception in Columbia Heights and St. Peter in Mendota. Left archdiocese to work as Maronite Rite priest 1970-1995. Removed from ministry 1995. Died 8/17/10.St. Paul-Minneapolis, MNSource:
findagrave; Minnesota Public Radio 02.11.15
NankoAlexander (Al)1961PAccusedByzantine Rite Eparchy of Van Nuys (VNN)Nanko, a priest at St. Stephen, the Byzantine Catholic Church in Phoenix, was removed from active ministry in 1993 after seven credible allegations of abuse were received against him. He had been at St. Stephen since 1977. Accusers received counseling and other assistance but no civil charges or criminal charges were filed. He died in 1994 in Johnstown, PA.noneSource:
Arizona Republic 03.04.04
NashMichael Patrick1980PSettledDiocesanMan came forward 11/02 to allege that he had been abused from 1979-1982 by Nash. Other allegations arose during review board's investigation. Nash denied all allegations. Personnel files contained notes from late Bishop Kenny re expression of "concern" from a family in 1990. Diocese settled for $175,740 (in 2004) with the man who came forward in 2002. Laicized 2005. Iowa Sup. Court ruled 9/07 that he be allowed to join the Iowa Bar if he passed the bar exam he took 7/06.Juneau, AKSource:
Associated Press 04.07.03; Juneau Empire 04.21.03; Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (AP) 02.05.04; Grand Forks Herald (AP) 07.02.04; Duluth News Tribune 01.02.06; Omaha World-Herald 01.13.06; Des Moines Register 08.30.07; Des Moines Register 09.21.07; Iowa Judicial Branch Decision 09.21.07; Des Moines Register 09.22.07; Rebuttal by Michael Nash in Juneau Empire 09.26.07
NashWilliam T.1915PAccusedSJAs part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the Order agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the Province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the Bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. Nash's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. Died in mid 1950s.Portland, ORSource:
Jesuits Oregon Province website accessed 12.07.12
Assignments: Assignment Record
Thomas J.1965PAccusedJesuitPlaced on leave in 2002 after allegations he molested a teen in 1978 while he was president of Jesuit Prep school in Dallas. Started working at Jesuit Prep in 1973 and left "in a hurry" in 1979. Current President says he recently learned of 2 allegations against Naughton made to school officials in 1979. Naughton was working as a visiting priest in Orange Diocese in 2002 when he was placed on leave.He had also worked in Florida at Jesuit school there. Died 8/6/12.Dallas, TXSource:
LA Times 04.14.02; OC Register 04.15.02; Dallas Morning News 04.16.02; Dallas Morning News 04.17.02; Dallas Morning News 04.24.02; St Petersbury Times 04.24.02; Times Picayune 04.24.02; St Petersburg Times 05.10.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Find A Grave 08.06.12
Assignments: Assignment Record
Francis1992PSuedDiocesanMonsignor. Pastor of Sacred Heart in Bath when suspended from ministry 6/27/18 due to accusations that he encouraged a 16-year-old VA boy to masturbate during online video 'counseling' sessions in 2012. The boy contacted law enforcement. Lawsuit filed. Settled 9/18. Nave allegedly also stripped naked and masturbated online. The boy reportedly took screenshots of Nave, who was talking to him while naked and touching himself. Name included on Allentown diocese's 8/19/18 list.Allentown, PASource:
Morning Call 06.21.18; NBC Philadelphia 06.27.18; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 06.27.18; The Morning Call 06.27.18; WFMZ 06.27.18; Morning Call 06.29.18; Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18; The Morning Call 09.21.18
Zachary1994PAccusedDiocesanOne of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment was as director of the Offices of Closures and Special Projects. In 12/13, he was cleared by Archdiocese to return to previous position after Review Board could not substantiate allegations.Philadelphia, PASource:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 03.08.11; NY Times 03.08.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.08.11; Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 03.08.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.09.11; The Patch 03.09.11; Times Herald 03.09.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11; Warminster Patch 03.10.11; NBC 10 12.15.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.15.13; Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 12.15.13; WPVI 6ABC 12.15.13
NawnFrancis X.1951PSuedJesuitSued 12/04 by one man. Accused of abuse in 1963-1964. 8 more plaintiffs added in 2005 for a total of 9 plaintiffs (including 1 woman). Died 10/01/92. Claims included in 11/07 settlement with the Jesuits. No settlement with Diocese. Accused of abuse of 3 in 2009 civil suit against Jesuit order. Two or more pending claims shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10.Fairbanks, AKSource:
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 12.29.04; Anchorage Daily News 12.30.04; Anchorage Daily News 01.14.05; Fairbanks News Miner 04.01.05; Anchorage Daily News 08.17.05; Fairbanks News-Miner 08.17.05; Anchorage Daily News 11.20.07; Associated Press 02.05.09; Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit 11.12.09; Alakanuk - Saint Ignatius Catholic Church Web site 01.25.10; Emmonak - Sacred Heart Catholic Church Web Site 01.25.10; Excerpt from Bankruptcy Reorganization Documents for Fairbanks Diocese 01.25.10
Assignments: Assignment Record
Henry "Harry" J.1955PSuedDiocesanAccused of abuse of 5 boys in their mid-teens in 1960s. First allegation not received by archdiocese until 1997. Retired in 1991. Nawn died 1996. Named in 2004 and 2006 civil suits. Suit rejected by 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals 11/07.Philadelphia, PASource:
Magnum v. Archdiocese of Philadelphia et al, filed 6.06; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.24.96; Philadelphia Daily News 03.16.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.17.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05; 11.07.07
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile
Lawrence PConvictedDiocesanWoman complained to regional Bishop in 1981 that Nawrocki had abused her 7th grade son. Bishop talked her out of pressing charges. Convicted 1989 of abuse of 3 Macomb Township boys in 1987 at St. Isidore Church after the parents banded together and complained. Sentenced to 4-15 yrs in prison. Released in 1994. Archdiocese said he would never be returned to active duty. Deceased per Archdiocese website accessed 10/09.Detroit, MISource:
Archdiocese of Detroit Status Report 10.09; Detroit Free Press 3.2.02; United Press International 1.3.88; United Press International 11.11.87; United Press International 11.14.88; Detroit News 07.14.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Detroit Free Press 04.14.03
NealenGiles L.1951PAccusedBenedictineMonk of St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe. Included on Erie diocese's list 4/6/18. Retired 1992. Died 12/29/96. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report, which noted Nealen's "long history of sexually abusing numerous young boys." Order and Diocese of Greensburg in 1972 knew Nealen was "involved in an inappropriate incident" when pastor of St. Bruno in South Greensburg PA. Moved in 1972 to St. James in Waynesburg OH, Diocese of Youngstown. In Brazil 1964-67, Letter to diocese 1/93 from man alleging abuse at age 13 by Nealen 23 years prior at Queen of the World parish in St. Mary's PA. The man said Nealen also abused his two friends. In 2/02 a woman told the diocese she knew of at least three men molested as boys by Giles, one of whom had just been arrested for molesting young boys. Another woman alleged in 2004 that her 11-year-old son was molested 30 years prior by Nealen at Queen of the World. On Youngstown diocese's list 10/29/18.Erie, PASource:
St Vincent Archabbey 12.29.96; Diocese of Erie 04.06.18; GoErie 04.06.18; Bradford Era 04.07.18; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; WYTV 10.29.18
St Vincent Archabbey 12.29.96; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
NealonDaniel J.1981PAccusedDiocesanName released 4/02 as a priest no longer in active ministry because of allegations in the past of abuse of minors. He had been accused of abusing a deaf boy of about age 13 in the late 1980s, while still a priest. Nealon denied the accusations at the time and also said that he had been exonerated after an investigation. The 1988, 1990 &1993 Catholic Directories show him absent on leave; he is not indexed in either 1995 or 2002 editions.Cleveland, OHSource:
Plain Dealer 04.11.02; Plain Dealer 05.05.02
Assignments: Assignment Record
Thomas E.1954PAccusedDiocesanMan claimed Neary raped him at least 100 times as a child over a 2-year period in the 1960s. Accusation made public at a State Senate Hearing in Albany in 5/03. Diocese would not discuss case but said they offered to pay the man's counseling bills. As of 1/04 diocese had paid $3000 in counseling bills. Retired 1995. Died 9/01 at age 83. 2008 articles reference numerous victims who had not made public allegations.Syracuse, NYSource:
Post-Standard 09.19.01; Post-Standard (NY) 06.18.03; Post-Standard 01.07.04; Post-Standard 01.17.04; Post-Standard 06.26.07; City of Angels 10.26.08; News and Observer 04.29.10; Renew America 12.04.11; Syracuse News 09.13.15; Syracuse News 09.15.15; New York Upstate website 02.14.18; Watertown Daily Times 03.14.18; Syracuse com 09.11.18
NedFather PAccusedDiocesanPer testimony in trial of Fr Albert Liberatori, 'Father Ned' was accused of sexually assaulting at least two boys in mid-1990. The priest was sent for counseling, cleared for reassignment, and then sexually assaulted a 3rd youth. He was never reported to police and never criminally prosecuted.Scranton, PASource:
Times Leader 11.08.07
Kenneth T.1953PAccusedDiocesanNee "retired" in 2002 but had his priestly faculties removed because of allegations of sexual misconduct with a teenager in 1960s. Died February 19, 2006.Rockville Centre, NYSource:
Newsday 05.04.02; Newsday 06.28.02
Assignments: Assignment Record and Other Info
Joseph1890PSuedDiocesanNeeson was accused in 2002 suit of abusing an altar boy in either 1951-52 or 1954-55. Plaintiff filed the suit pro se. Neeson retired in 1957, died in 1966, and had been a priest for 76 of his 99 years. He was believed to have been the longest-serving priest in the US. Plaintiff was in prison serving time for forgery, sexual abuse, theft, and being a persistent felon when he filed suit.Louisville, KYSource:
Courier-Journal 6.6.02; Courier-Journal 9.2.02; Courier-Journal 9.29.02 (Major Account); Courier-Journal 09.29.02
Assignments: Assignment Record
Christian BAccusedT.O.R. FranciscansPer 3/15/16 PA Grand Jury Presentment, Neetz raped a child in the 1950s while assigned to Highland Hall in Hollidaysburg, as reported by the victim in 2009. The report said further that the victim was abused by other members of the T.O.R. Franciscans years later. Neetz worked also in VA, MD, DC, OH, and FL. He died 10/12/02.Altoona-Johnstown, PASource:
Neetz Obituary 11.30.01; GJ Presentment 03.15.16; NBC 12 03.17.16
GJ Presentment 03.15.16; Neetz Obituary 00.00.02
NeighborRussell J. PAccusedDiocesanAccused in 1/04 of molesting boy beginning at age 16 in early 1960s, wrestling in underwear at hotels in Boston and NY. Dressed only in underwear, priest allegedly lay on top of boy, now more than 18, at the boy's parents' house. Neighbor died in 1972.Manchester, NHSource:
NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
NeimanWilliam P. PSuedDiocesanAccused in 12/07 of repeatedly molesting a boy in 1977-78 starting at age 15; alleged abuse included fondling over and under clothes and was done in choir loft. Neiman succeeded Rev. Gerald Joyal as pastor. Previously the boy was allegedly abused repeatedly by Joyal in 1969-75 starting at age 8.Manchester, NHSource:
NH AG Audit Records 03.26.09
NelsonFrancis X.1989PConvictedDiocesanCharged in 2002 after DA obtained Brooklyn church files. Nelson pled not guilty. He was accused of visiting a 12-year-old girl in 1999, taking her on his lap, touching her breasts under her bra, and pushing his penis into her buttocks through her clothing, while her terminally ill grandmother sat nearby. Parents reported the abuse, Nelson was removed, then accepted in the NY archdiocese after Bishop Tharmaraj of Kottar, India, wrote ltr of recommendation. Convicted and sentenced 2003 to 4 months jail.Brooklyn, NYSource:
Daily News 2.4.03; Daily News 2.6.03; NY Times 2.6.03; Newsday 05.24.02; NY Times 05.24.02; USA Today 11.11.02; Daily News 01.24.03; Daily News 01.29.03; AP 03.25.03; NY Times 03.26.03; Mercury News 04.14.10; SNAP Statement 09.16.10
Edmund W.1951PSuedAccused in 2/26/04 lawsuit of sexually abusing a girl 1973-79 starting when she was age 9. Alleged abuse occurred weekly or biweekly in the St. Anthony's rectory in Nanuet NY, where he was pastor, and at a house during vacations with the girl's family when the rest of the family was at the beach. Netter was made monsignor in 1986. He died 4/11/98.New York, NYSource:
Complaint 02.26.04
Assignments: Assignment Record
Michael T.1962PAccusedDiocesan1993 civil suit alleges Neuberger sexually abused a boy from 1964-1966. Plaintiff also sued two insurance companies. A 1994 suit alleges Neugerger of abusing a boy in 1968. In June, 1997 Wisconsin Supreme Court dismissed these suits and 5 others againstother priests after ruling that victims of repressed memories re sexual abuse only have 2 years after reaching majority to file complaints. Dismissed from clerical state (case in appeal) as of 11/26/07.Milwaukee, WISource:
San Antonio Express 06.22.65; Stars and Stripes 06.14.73; Milwaukee Journal 07.31.96; Wisconsin State Journal 01.26.97; Wisconsin State Journal 06.28.97; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 04.14.02; Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee 07.09.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.10.04; Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee updated after 11.26.07; Archdiocese of Milwaukee List of Clergy Offenders 03.03.12; Fox 6 with Documents 07.02.13; Duluth News Tribune 07.03.13
Assignments: Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record
NeurothWilliam J.1963PSuedDiocesanRemoved from active duty 1994. 1995 civil suit accused Neuroth of of abusing youth for 4 yrs at O'Gorman High School. He also was accused of stalked victim. He claimed victim could not break off relationship because it would be destructive to the Church. Family went to Bishop to request Church order him to stop. Neuroth admitted similar relationship w/ 2 other boys and a 3rd who committed suicide. Suit settled 1999. Neuroth laicized prior to 6/99..Sioux Falls, SDSource:
Argus Leader 5.9.02; Associated Press 4.2.02; Argus Leader (SD) 06.26.99; Argus Leader 04.14.02; Argus Leader (SD) 04.14.02
Jeffrey1990PSuedDiocesan20 year old man came forward in approx. 1994 tell the Archdiocese that he had been abused by Newell. Archdiocese promised that Newell would never work in youth ministry again. Rmoved from ministry "for other reasons" in 1993 but in 2010, he was found working with young men as a priest in Tijuana, Mexico. Accuser filed suit 6/10 accusing LA Arch. of fraud. After extended investigation, Newell was one of 7 priests of the Tijuana, Mexico Archdiocese who were removed without privileges as of 6/20/14. Final decision on his future is in the hands of Rome.Los Angeles, CASource:
Associated Press 06.23.10; Associated Press 06.23.10; USA Today 06.29.10; Sacramento Bee 06.30.10; Comunicado de Archdiocese of Tijuana 06.17.14; 20 Munitos 06.18.14; El Solde Tijuana 06.19.14; Noticieros 06.19.14; UNO TV 06.19.14; Republic 06.20.14; SNAP Statement 06.20.14; Star Media 06.20.14; UT-San Diego 06.20.14; Fox 5 06.24.14; National Catholic Reporter 06.24.14; e-Consulta 06.25.14
Charles1985PSuedFranciscanAccused in 2004 suit of sexually abusing 16 yr old boy from 1994-96, Allegedly gave the boy drugs and alcohol & performed oral sex on him. Also gave him $42K, some of it funds from Bishop Ryan HS where Newman was principal. Order allegedly offered the complainant $50K to sign release. Suit dismissed on SOL. Accuser died of drug overdose 11/06. Newman resigned from Ryan for financial mismanagement in 2003. Arrested 12/07 for theft. Pled guilty 3/09. Sentenced to 3-6 yrs. Paroled 12/13.Philadelphia, PASource:
Associated Press 06.16.04; Philadelphia Daily News 06.17.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 06.17.04; Northeast Times 06.24.04; Northeast Times Editorial 06.24.04; Philadelphia Daily News 06.28.04; Grand Jury Presentment (indictment) re Newman 11.30.07; Appleton Post-Crescent (AP) 12.20.07; NBC10 12.20.07; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.20.07; Statement issued by Archdiocese 12.20.07; MSNBC 12.21.07; My Fox Philadelphia 12.24.07; NBC10 12.24.07; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.24.07; Philadelphia Daily News 01.02.08; Philadelphia Daily News 03.09.09; Philadelphia Magazine 11.16.09; Patriot-News 09.25.12; Patriot News 02.13.13; Philadelphia Daily News 12.22.13; WHYY 08.15.18
Louis I.1958PAccusedDiocesanNewman was listed in Long Island Catholic as retiring in 2002. Article says his priestly faculties removed because of allegations of sexual misconduct. Per same 2002 article, Newman had been working in San Diego Diocese for at least the last 10 years. He left the Rockville Center Diocese in late 1980s. He is listed as affiliated with San Diego, California Diocese in both 1993 and 2002 Catholic Directories.Rockville Centre, NYSource:
Newsday 06.28.02
Assignments: Assignment Record and Other Info
NewmanRobert Victor1981PAccusedSons of CharityArchdiocese learned in 1987 that Newman had admitted sexually abusing several minors in 1970s-1980s and then told Order. Order removed him from his assignment where he had been working since 1982. Police investigated in 1987 but no charges filed. Newman was working in Hartford CT diocese in 2002 when he was placed on leave because the past allegation was found during review of Baltimore priest files. Newman had been at the parish since 1990.Baltimore, MDSource:
Associated Press 07.06.02; Baltimore Sun 07.07.02; Hartford Courant 07.08.02; Baltimore Sun 07.09.02; Archdiocese of Baltimore 09.25.02
John Ambrose1932PAccusedSociety of the Precious BloodName included on Gallup diocese's 12/15/14 list of credibly accused. Assigned to Winslow AZ 1955-1957; Springerville AZ 1957-1959. Died 9/22/66, Detroit MI.Gallup, NMSource:
findagrave; Diocese of Gallup Downloaded 02.28.15; Arizona Journal 11.21.15
Diocese of Gallup Downloaded 02.28.15
NguyenDominc1995PAccusedDiocesanSent from Orange diocese to Idaho in 2002 after he had an affair with an adult female. Was returned in 2003 to Orange diocese after repairman found child porn on his computer at the church in Idaho. Orange immediately placed him on leave. Idaho authorities later determined there was not sufficient evidence of a criminal act. Status per Orange website in 8/16 was "voluntary permanent leave".Orange, CASource:
OC Register 07.29.03; LA Times 07.30.03; LA Times 07.30.03; LA Times 09.16.03; OC Register 05.29.05; OC Weekly 12.14.05; Diocese of Orange 08.12.16
NguyenJoseph aka Edward PSuedDiocesanCivil suit filed 9/06 alleged Nguyen abused one girl from 1994-1999. A second suit alleged abuse 1997-1999. Nguyen was removed from his assignment as a chaplain at St. Peter Villa, a nursing and rehabilitation center in Memphis, in 9/06 after first suit filed. Third suit filed 11/06 alleged Nguyen abused a girl 1997-1999 after the death of her brother. All 3 suits settled 6/07. Diocese continued investigation while Nguyen remained on leave.Memphis, TNSource:
Cincinnati Post 09.14.06; Jackson Sun 09.14.06; Commercial Appeal 09.15.06; Jackson Sun 09.15.06; NewsChannel5 09.29.06; Tennessean 09.29.06; WREG 11.14.06; Commercial Appeal 11.15.06; Eyewitness News 06.15.07; Jackson Sun 06.15.07; Commercial Appeal 06.18.07; Daily News 06.20.07; Commercial Appeal 08.18.07; Commercial Appeal 03.31.08; Daily News 04.08.10
NguyenPaul1980 ?PAccusedDiocesanNguyen resigned as pastor of church in 09/93 following accusations of sexual misconduct with minor in 01/93. He was placed on administrative leave, then left the Diocese and went to Oslo Norway. He was never charged by police or disciplined by Diocese. Police began an investigation but it was soon dropped. One article says Nguyen was not a formal member of the diocese but belonged to a Catholic Diocese in Norway. On San Bernardino diocese's list 10/9/18.San Bernardino, CASource:
Press-Enterprise (CA) 04.23.93; Press-Enterprise 04.24.93; Press Enterprise 01.06.94; Press Enterprise 04.27.02; Diocese of San Bernardino list 10.09.18
NgwumohaikeAnthony1969PAccusedDiocesanPersonnel files on Ngwumohaike and 2 other priests released 1/04 and contained allegations of abuse. All three priests remained in active service because the allegations were either anonymous or withdrawn per church spokesman. He was Priest and Chairman of the General Council of the Nigerian Catholic Community in Boston per website accessed 5/18/04. Name not found on website 8/2/07. Working in Okporo, Orlu diocese, in Nigeria in 2010.Boston, MASource:
Pastoral Ministry of Priests 2010, Diocese of Orlu - Nigeria; Boston Herald 01.15.04
Assignments: Assignment Record
NhiTran Dinh1971PAccusedDiocesanA native of Vietnam, Nhi came to the U.S. in 1975 and had worked in the Arlington Diocese since that time. He was placed on leave 5/06 after allegations he abused 2 girls between 1975-1980. Diocese says allegations "credible."Arlington, VASource:
WVEC (Virginia) AP 05.10.06; Richmond Times Dispatch 05.11.06; Washington Post 05.11.06; Washington Post 12.02.10
Catholic Herald (Virginia) 5.11.06
NicewiczEdward1962PConvictedDiocesanNicewicz was assigned as chaplain at state prison in Gardner, MA when he was accused in 1985 of child rape and molestation involving 2 girls, ages 11 and 12, from Sutton. Received a jail sentence in 1986.Worcester, MASource:
United Press International 05.12.86; Telegram & Gazette 11.01.86; Telegram & Gazette 01.26.02; Telegram & Gazette 08.28.03
Richard W.1958PAccusedDiocesanIn 2002 2 boys claimed abuse by Nichols at West Allys in 1970s. Parents went to pastor in 1981 who suggested the youths write letter to archbishop. At least one did. Diocese offered counseling but allowed Nichols to continue as a priest. He worked as apriest psychologist and victim counselor. He engaged in oral sex with a minor in 1978. Complaint filed in 1983 and in 1985 he surrendered his license to practice psychology. Also barred from priestly duties then. Died in 1996 at age 63.Milwaukee, WISource:
Archdiocese of Milwaukee List of Clergy Offenders 3.3.12; Correction in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 6.8.09; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 6.7.09; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 04.13.02; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 05.19.02; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.10.03; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 01.21.04; Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee 07.09.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.10.04; SNAP Wisconsin 12.13.12
Assignments: Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record
Stephen J.1986PAccusedDiocesanNichols charged 9/06 with sexually molesting a teenager. Complaint made to Diocese in 2005 and it conducted its own investigation for 4 months before telling police. Atty General's office investigated. Nichols placed on leave. He claimed that the victim was the aggressor in the incident. Criminal trial set for 5/07 but he pleaded guilty 5/1/07 and was sentenced to 30 days jail & 2 yrs probation. Remains on leave 2/08.Burlington, VTSource:
Burlington Free Press 2.9.08; Burlington Free Press 5.1.07; Burlington Free Press 9.9.06; Rutland Herald 2.4.07; St. Albans Messenger 3.9.07; WCAX 9.9.06; Burlington Free Press 09.11.06; WCAX 09.11.06; Burlington Free Press 09.12.06; Rutland Herald 09.12.06; Sun Journal 09.12.06; Burlington Free Press 04.27.07; Rutland Herald 04.27.07; WCAX 04.30.07
NicholsonJohn1948PSettledDiocesanOne suit settled 1995 after man claimed he was abuse by Nicholson when he was a boy. At least 11 known victims. Died 12/6/88. A man filed suit against Diocese 4/03 alleging abuse which began in 1965 when he was 12. Suit settled 9/06 for $250K. In 6/13, a man named Nicholson as abuser in 1st civil suit filed in St. Louis Co. under new MN law suspending civil SOL for people who allege they were sexually abused as children. Named on 12/31/13 Duluth list of priests with credible allegations.Duluth, MNSource:
Wall Street Journal; Star Tribune 04.13.02; Duluth News Tribune 04.05.03; Duluth News Tribune 11.18.03; Duluth News Tribune 02.11.06; Duluth News Tribune 09.15.06; Duluth News Tribune 06.26.13; Northlands News Center 06.26.13; Petition in Doe 5 v Diocese of Duluth St Louis Co MN 06.26.13; Star Tribune 06.27.13; Star Tribune 06.28.13; Anderson & Associates Press Release 06.30.13; Diocese of Duluth List of Clergy With Credible Claims 12.31.13; Diocese of Duluth Statement by Bishop Sirba 12.31.13; Duluth News Tribune 12.31.13; Legal Examiner 12.31.13; Northlands News Center 12.31.13; SNAP Statement 12.31.13; Star Tribune 12.31.13; Anderson & Assoc Media Advisory 01.01.14; Duluth News Tribune 01.01.14; Northlands News Center 01.22.14; Jeff Anderson & Associates Media Statement 09.10.14; Northlands News Center 09.11.14; Pioneer Press 09.11.14; Diocese of Duluth Statement 12.07.15; Duluth News Tribune 12.07.15; Star Tribune, 12.07.15; Wall Street Journal 12.07.15; Wall Street Journal 12.11.15
NicholsonPatrick L.1969PSuedDiocesanNicholson, a chaplain assigned to Air Force Academy, was accused of pressing a female freshman at Air Force Academy in 1984 into an improper sexual relationship after she had gone to him for counseling. The relationship resumed briefly in 1999. Woman told military investigators of the relationship in 1999 and he was discharged from Air Force in 2000. Another woman came forward in 2003 to allege abuse by Nicholson when she was 15 in 1970s. Previously part of Mobile AL diocese.Mobile, ALSource:
Denver Post 5.2.00; Tucson Citizen 5.8.00; Denver Post 04.20.00; Denver Post 04.21.00; Rocky Mountain News 04.21.00; Denver Post 06.14.00; Denver Post 08.12.00; Denver Post 10.28.00; Mobile Register 02.15.03; Associated Press 07.15.03; Mobile Register 08.11.03; Montgomery Advertiser 08.12.03; Associated Press 10.08.03; Mobile Register 02.17.04
John P.1966PAccusedDiocesanDied 10/09/08. $75K Settlement announced 5/15/13 re one man's claims that Nickas abused him on several occasions between 1970 and 1972 at St. Rocco's Church in Newark. Also gave the boy alcohol. Second man made separate allegation that he was molested as a child while staying at Newark homeless shelter founded by Nickas. Review board found both allegations not credible. Atty has asked that 2nd man's claims be re-investigated after the 1st settlement.Newark, NJSource:
FindAGrave 10.09.08; Star-Ledger 10.18.08; Star-Ledger 05.15.13; The Record 05.16.13; SNAP Statement 09.06.13
Assignments: Assignment Record
James R.1970PSettledSS.CC.Congregation of Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary priest. Assigned to Los Angeles CA archdiocese, Winona MN and Fall River MA dioceses, Diocese of Nassau, Bahamas. Went on to Damien Ministries in Washington DC. Died 1/20/08. In 4/12 attorney Mitch Garabedian announced settlement of at least one claim regarding Nickel. Two more lawsuits filed 12/31/14 alleging sexual abuse of boys in Fall River diocese, one in 1970s, the other 1980s. Diocese settled for 880k in 4/17 with 8 men claiming abuse as boys by Nickel. Nickel would take altar boys on trips; abuse said to have occurred on Cape Cod, and on trips to Bahamas, IL, NY, Washington DC, RI and NH.Fall River, MASource:
The Anchor--Diocese of Fall River 06.22.78; SouthCoastToday 11.20.99; Metro Weekly 01.30.08; Boston Globe 04.11.12; Coshocton Tribune 04.11.12; SNAP Statement 09.28.12; Jeff Anderson & Assoicates 11.05.14; Cape Cod Times 01.22.15; South Coast Today 01.22.15; Boston Globe 04.10.17; Cape Cod Times 04.11.17; Cape Cod Chronicle 04.12.17
Assignments: Assignment Record
David J. BConvictedLittle Brothers of the Good ShepherdKnown as "Brother Dave" while ministering in Milwaukee in 1980s, Nickerson confessed in 2007 to abuse of a 9 or 10 yr old boy in mid-1980s at St. Vincent De Paul school. This was only after another "Brother Dave" (David Sanders) had been arrested, convicted at trial, and sentenced to 15 yr sentence as of Jan. 2007. Real Brother Dave was arrested 6/08 in MO and was being returned to WI. In treatment at RECON in MO as of 7/08. Sentenced to 5 yrs prisonMilwaukee, WISource:
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 7.1.08; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.17.07; Wisconsin State Journal 01.28.08; SNAP letter to Archbishop Dolan 06.30.08; SNAP Press Release 06.30.08; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.10.08; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 01.20.10
Assignments: Assignment Record
NickseJose Pablo1973PSuedDiocesanNickse, originally from Cuba, had worked in Florida for at least 20 years. He was placed on leave in June, 2002 after lawsuit claimed he and Fr. Castellanos abused a 15 yr old youth in 1982. Addl complaints and/or suits filed. Some settled in 2004. Nickse died of heart attack in Dec. 2002 before allegations completely investigated.Miami, FLSource:
Miami Herald 06.05.02; Miami Herald 06.06.02; Sun-Sentinel 06.29.02; Miami Herald 07.03.02; Sun-Sentinel 07.12.02; Sun-Sentinel 12.26.02; Sun-Sentinel 12.28.02; Sun-Sentinel 02.04.03; Miami Herald 12.15.03; Miami Herald 09.22.04; Miami Herald 10.18.06
Richard PSuedDiocesanWoman filed suit in 2004 alleging that Niebrugge had abused her for many years, beginning when she was 10, and that he had fathered her child which was born in 1978. Woman had been taken from an abusive family and lived with Niebrugge for many years in various rectories. Niebrugge died in 1983. Suit dismissed on limitations and dismissal upheld by 5th Dist. Appellate Court 8/06.Springfield, ILSource:
St. Louis Post-Dispatch 9.6.04; State Journal-Register 2.3.04; Belleville News-Democrat 01.28.04; St. Louis Post-Dispatch 01.28.04; State Journal-Register 01.31.04; State Journal-Register 07.22.04; Madison County Record 08.22.06; Chicago Daily Law Bulletin 08.30.06
NienaberLeonard B.1934PConvictedDiocesanIndicted in 1993 at age 86. Convicted in 1994 on 10 counts of sexual abuse on as many as 18 minors. Sentenced to 10 yrs (probated) and admittance to St. Jean Vianney Renewal Center, run by Servants of the Paraclete in Dittmer, Mo. 17 women and 1 man filed suit 2002 & 2003. 20 of 24 claims in 12/03 settlement with Covington Diocese were Nienaber victims. 97 and still living at center 12/03. Ordered by Diocese to remain there even after his 10 yr sentence was over. Died 11/06 at age 99.Lexington, KYSource:
Courier Journal 4.8.93; Lexington Herald Leader 3.4.06; St. Louis Post Dispatch 3.3.02; Lexington Herald Leader 08.10.02; Courier Journal 08.17.02; Courier-Journal 08.24.02; Courier-Journal 04.23.03; Courier-Journal 10.12.03; Courier-Journal 12.10.03; Cincinnati Enquirer 11.27.06
John C. 1974PAccusedDiocesanNienstedt was accused in 2013 of touching a boy's buttocks during a photo session after a confirmation in 2009. County attorney found "insufficient evidence" of abuse in 3/14. Nienstedt returned to full duty as archbishop. Internal investigation of alleged misconduct toward adults revealed 7/14. It reportedly found Nienstedt made "sexual advances" toward two priests. Nienstedt kept findings secret and, per MPR report, authorized new investigation by 2nd law firm. Resigned 6/15, per 401.2, soon after archdiocese was charged criminally for contributing to child sex abuse. Documents released 7/16 show allegations of Nienstedt's "promiscuous gay lifestyle", and alleged Vatican cover-up. Nienstedt denied the allegations. In 2016 working at Napa Institute in CA. Archdiocese of Detroit announced in 10/18 that Nienstedt said he was going to move to a house he owns in southeast Michigan, and that he agreed to abstain from public ministry.St. Paul-Minneapolis, MNSource:
Minnesota Public Radio 06.19.13; Minnesota Public Radio 12.17.13; Star Tribune 12.17.13; Star Tribune 03.11.14; Commonweal Magazine 07.01.14; Star Tribune 06.15.15; Fox 9 07.20.16; Houston Chronicle 07.20.16; New York Times 07.20.16; Pioneer Press 07.20.16; CBS Minnesota 07.21.16; Minnesota Public Radio 07.21.16; National Catholic Reporter 07.21.16; Pioneer Press 07.21.16; Star Tribune 07.21.16; Minnesota Public Radio 07.29.16; Catholic Spirit 08.02.16; National Catholic Reporter 08.03.16; Pioneer Press 08.04.16; Fox 9 08.23.16; Press Democrat 08.27.16; Canonical Consultation 08.28.16; FOX 9, 09.27.16; Star Tribune 09.29.16; Fox 9 04.25.17; American Conservative 08.06.18; Archdiocese of Detroit 10.24.18; Catholic Spirit 11.02.18
Robert Daniel.1955PSuedDiocesanSued 12/03 re abuse in 1963-1965. Sued 2005 abuse of an 11 yr old boy at Boys Town of the Desert. Spent time at Paraclete center in Jemez Springs in 1956. Convicted of tax evasion in 1968 and spent 97 days in jail. Reassigned to St. Anne's Church in San Diego (poorest parish in Diocese) from 1971 - 2001 when he retired. Died 3/19/06. No other charges reported. See Personnel File released 10/24/10.San Diego, CASource:
Las Vegas Sun 5.2.02; Redlands Daily Facts 1.9.69; Charleston Daily News 10.10.68; Cedar Rapids Gazette 10.12.68; News and Tribune 10.13.68; Lethbridge Herald 11.28.68; San Diego Union-Tribune 12.29.85; Press-Enterprise 07.24.05; San Diego Union Tribune 04.25.06; San Diego Union Tribune 10.24.10; Canadian Press 10.25.10; Documents Released by San Diego Diocese 10.25.10; LA Times 10.25.10
Jack1976PAccusedOFM.CapCapuchin Franciscan Friar of the Province of St. Mary, ordained in NY. Worked on Guam 1976-99 then Pearl City, HI 1999-2008. Teacher, counselor, pastor, vice-provincial. (First Guam assignment was assistant parish priest under Rev. Anthony Apuron who later became bishop, and in 2017 has many accusations against him of child sex abuse.) Nilan died 8/5/09 in New York. He was accused in a 6/17 lawsuit of molesting a 14-yr-old boy in the rectory of Our Lady of Mt Carmel parish in Agat in 1982. The boy aspired to be a priest and was living at the rectory. Suit filed 10/17 by man alleging rape as a 10-yr-old altar boy by Niland, in about 1979, during confessions.Honolulu, HISource:
Republic 06.20.17; Capuchin website accessed 07.14.17; KUAM News 10.31.17; Pacific Daily News 10.31.17; Pacific News Center 11.01.17
Capuchin website accessed 07.14.17
NixonDominic BAccusedMember of the Congregation of Presentation Brothers (F.P.M.). On Diocese of Jefferson City's list 11/8/18. Noted to have been removed from ministry in the diocese.Jefferson City, MOSource:
Diocese of Jefferson City List 11.08.18
Rudolph Stefan BConvictedFranciscanArrested 7/04 and charged with felony possession of child pornography. Computer technician found screen saver with pornographic images and some child pornography and alerted police who found more than 2500 images at residence. Had been with order for 35yrs. Was not currently involved in public ministry. Received 18 mo prison term (suspended) and 5 yrs probation. Lives in WI.Green Bay, WISource:
Green Bay Press-Gazette 07.29.04; Green Bay Press-Gazette 08.17.04; Green Bay Press-Gazette 11.10.04; Green Bay Press-Gazette 01.25.05
Michael Stephen1977PSuedDiocesanAccused of abuse of 3 1975-1985 per Archdiocese. Named in at least 1 suit. One allegation (occurred 1980-1982) reported to police 1988. Removed 1991. Faculties revoked 2000. Claims included in $660M LA settlement 07/07. Named in new 9/12 suit re abuse of1 girl in 1980 at St. Paul High in Santa Fe Springs. She claimed counseling paid for by the Church prevented her from filing suit in 2003 during CA. window. Laicized 2006. Personnel file released 1/13. Claims included in 2/18/14 $13M settlement.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report, page 2 02.17.04; LA Times 11.17.05; Random Lengths News (LA) 01.12.06; LA Times 04.20.06; LA Daily News 07.17.07; LA Times 07.17.07; KPCC 09.06.12; LA Daily News 10.12.12; Personnel File Released 01.31.13; KABC 02.01.13; NY Times 02.01.13; LA Times 02.18.14; Los Angeles Daily News 02.19.14; Worthy Adversary 02.20.14
LA Archdiocesan Report Addendum 11.15.05; LA Times Database 4.20.06
James E.1954PAccusedDiocesanDied in 1980. Name included on the diocese's list released 8/1/18. Accused after his death of the sexual abuse of a child. Assigned Late 1950s-early 1960s to St. Mary's in Lebanon.Harrisburg, PASource:
Pennlive 08.01.18; York Daily Record 08.01.18; York Daily Record 08.01.18; Lebanon Daily News 08.02.18
NoiaLeonel C.1973PConvictedDiocesanPer 5/02 article, two boys testified in 1976 that Noia showed them pornography, and rubbed their genitals during a camping trip. Boys told a family camping nearby, and police were called. Noia pled no contest to one felony charge; sentenced to jail for six months, five years probation and psych treatment. Returned to duty in 1978. Permanently banned from ministry 6/02. Two new allegations in 7/02, followed by civil suit filed 3/03. Both claims included in 6/05 $21.2M settlement with SF Archdiocese involving five priests. Died 6/3/05. Included on diocese's list 10/18/18.San Jose, CASource:
San Jose Mercury News 05.26.02; San Jose Mercury News 06.01.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; San Jose Mercury News 06.22.02; SF Chronicle 06.23.02; San Jose Mercury News 07.14.02; San Jose Mercury News 11.12.02; San Jose Mercury News 03.01.03; San Jose Mercury News 02.15.04; San Jose Mercury News 08.31.04; San Francisco Chronicle 06.11.05; San Jose Mercury News 06.11.05; The Valley Catholic 08.16.05; San Francisco Chronicle 10.18.18; San Jose Diocese list 10.18.18; KPIX 10.19.18
NolanJames F. 1929PAccusedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Died 1957. In 11/03 a 75-year-old man reported to the diocese that when he was a 15-year-old altar boy, Nolan groped him. The man stated that he felt he could now put the matter behind him.Scranton, PASource:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
William A.1985PArrestedDiocesanIn 4/18 police received a report that Nolan had repeatedly sexually assaulted a boy 2006-2010, beginning when the boy was age13 and Nolan was assigned to St. Joseph's in Fort Atkinson. Nolan retired at age 64 in 2007, citing a heart condition. He was in residence at Our Lady Queen of Peace in Madison when arrested 5/17/18. Previous assignments include parishes in Watertown, Madison and Cambridge; also St. John Vianney in Janesville under Rev. Gerald Vosen, later successfully sued for child sex abuse. New investigation reported 5/22/18 of sexual misconduct toward an adult male in Janesville in 2009. Janesville police contacted the diocese about Nolan in 2015 after a friend of the man alleging misconduct in 2009 contacted them with concerns. Pled not guilty in 7/18. Trial scheduled for 11/6/18.Madison, WISource:
Channel 3000 05.17.18; Daily Jefferson County Union 05.17.18; Diocese of Madison 05.17.18; Madison State Journal 05.17.18; Channel 3000 05.18.18; WKOW 05.18.18; Channel 3000 05.22.18; WISC-TV 05.22.18; WKOW 05.22.18; FOX 6 Now 05.27.18; FOX 6 Now 07.12.18; WKOW 07.12.18
John W.1960PAccusedDiocesanPer 2002 articles, woman told diocese that he had abused her in 1960s and 1970s. Diocese reportedly told her they believed her but not enough evidence to take action. They did place him on leave. Name not on list sent to Atty Gen. office but sent separately 1 mo. later. Sent for psych. treatment in 1982 after admitting long history of involvement with adult women. See Atty General report for relevant documents. Laicized Nov., 2006 but announced 01/07.Manchester, NHSource:
New Hampshire Atty General Report on Manchester Diocese 3.3.03; Manchester Union Leader 03.16.02; Associated Press 03.20.02; Manchester Union Leader 03.04.03; Concord Monitor 03.06.03; Diocese of Manchester Press Release 01.26.07; Concord Monitor 01.27.07; Manchester Union Leader 01.27.07; Nashua Telegraph 01.28.07
Francis L.1956PSuedOblatesLawsuit filed 11/30/07 by a man accusing Norris of attempted rape in 1962 when the man was a boy attending Salesianum School. Suit alleged school, order and diocese had prior knowledge of abuse by Norris. He died in 1985. In 4/09 3 more plaintiffs filed suit re abuse at same school. Case against diocese settled 10/30/09. Jury found order liable 11/09 but awarded no damages. New trial ordered 2/22/11. Name released as part of 8/11 Oblate $24.8M settlement with 40 individuals.Wilmington, DESource:
News Journal 12.01.07; News Journal 07.20.08; News Journal 04.28.09; News Journal 10.23.09; News Journal 10.25.09; WJZ 10.29.09; News Journal 11.03.09; News Journal 11.05.09; News Journal 11.09.09; Daily Times 11.16.09; News Journal 11.24.09; WJZ 11.24.09; News Journal 11.25.09; News Journal 11.28.09; Delaware Supreme Court Decision in Sheehan V Oblates of St Francis De Sales, 02.22.11
Wall Street Journal 2.22.11 (add'l article); News Journal 8.4.11 (add'l article); Middletown Transcript 8.5.11 (add'l article); News Journal 8.5.11 (add'l article)
NouwenRobert L. DConvictedDiocesanNouwen pled guilty 12/12 to possession of child pornography (boys). He was deacon at St. Vincent de Paul Church. Has been removed from ministry. Per 5/13 press release, he also admitted to federal authorities that he had raped two children. He has beensentenced to 70 mo in federal prison and lifetime supervision after release. Archdiocese will now ask that he be laicized.Mobile, ALSource:
Local 15 12.19.12; Local 15 12.20.12; Press-Register 12.20.12; ALcom 05.14.13; ALcom 05.20.13; Fox 10 05.20.13; Local 15 05.20.13; Local 15 05.20.13; Lagniappe Mobile 09.12.18
NovakJames M.1957PAccusedDiocesanPer news article 8/24/10, Novak was accued of abuse and permanently removed from ministry. No date given for either. He was known to have served at St. Therese of Lisieux in North Lansing and at St. Mary in WestphaliaLansing, MISource:
Lansing State Journal 08.24.10
James A.1967PSuedDiocesanRetired 2007 from Saints Peter and Paul in Naperville. Member of Montini Catholic HS board of directors. Removed without privileges 8/12 after allegation of sex abuse of a minor about 25 years previously. Per 1989 Official Catholic Directory was assigned to St. Anthony in Joliet. Review Board deemed allegation credible. Matter sent to Rome. Still pending 4/14. Named in new suit 5/15/13. Named as one of 5 priests in $4.137 million lawsuit settled in 4/15. Settlements with eight men claiming abuse as minors.Joliet, ILSource:
CBS Chicago 08.30.12; Chicago Tribune 08.30.12; Daily Herald 08.30.12; WGN 08.30.12; My Suburban Life 09.01.12; My Suburban Life 09.04.12; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 03.12.13; My Suburban Life 03.12.13; Statement by the Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet 03.12.13; WGN 03.12.13; Chicago Sun-Times 05.15.13; Chicago Tribune 05.15.13; Huffington Post 05.15.13; Suburban Life 05.15.13; Diocese of Joliet List of Priests with Credible Allegations 04.30.14; Patch 04.15.16; CBS Chicago 09.27.18; CBS 2 10.07.18
Michael E.1997PArrestedDiocesanNowak was pastor at St. Theresa of Liseiux Parish in Kenosha when archdiocese removed him from duties 5/11 after minor girl's parents complained to police that he had recently made inappropriate telephone call(s) (containing sexually-explicit language) to the girl. No physical contact took place per archdiocese statement. A second girl also filed complaint saying she received the same type of calls from him. Charged. Pled guilty 7/11. Sentenced to 30 days jail and one year probation. A former nurse, Nowak was granted a partial registered nurse license in 2012 and a full license in 2013.Milwaukee, WISource:
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel 05.07.11; Statement by Archbishop Listecki of Milwaukee 05.07.11; Statement by SNAP 05.07.11; WISN 05.07.11; Greenfield Reporter (AP) 05.08.11; WTMJ 05.08.11; Fox6 05.09.11; Today's TMJ 05.09.11; Catholic Herald 05.10.11; WTMJ 05.11.11; SNAP Statement 05.12.11; TMJ4 05.24.11; WISN 05.24.11; CHNonline 05.25.11; WLS 05.25.11; Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel 11.02.18
WTMJ 7.21.11 (add'l article); WISN 7.22.11 (add'l article); Channel 3000 7.22.11 (add'l article); SNAP Wisconsin Statement 3.17.12 (add'l article); SNAP Wisconsin 1.27.13 (add'l article); Assignment Record
Randolph 1952PAccusedCapuchinsWorked in New York, Guam and Hawaii. Accused in a 2008 letter to Order's NY provincial of abusing a boy 1961-1966 when the boy attended St. Mary's Seminary high school in Glenclyffe, NY. The accuser produced correspondence that substantiated his claim, including apology from Nowak. Order has paid for counseling for him. Faculties had been removed in 2004 for past allegations that "arose elsewhere." Nowak worked in almost every parish in Guam staffed by his Order. Retired and living in Guam at Capuchin Friary in 4/17; there since at least 2007.New York, NYSource:
KUAM 03.23.10; Pacific News Center 03.23.10; Marianas Variety 03.24.10; Archdiocese of Agana News Release 04.22.10
Assignments: Assignment Record
C. Richard1968PAccusedHoly CrossPer 5/02 article, Nowery was accused in 1986 of sexually abusing two boys in Austin, TX. He was sent for treatment then approved for return to ministry. He worked for the Order for 8 years recruiting and guiding new members with no unsupervised access to children. Assigned in 1994 to a New Orleans parish where he was made pastor in 1995. Placed on leave in 2002 after review of personnel file. Officials there said they had no knowledge of his past. On New Orleans archdiocese's list 11/2/18. Died in 2018.Austin, TXSource:
Times-Picayune 05.06.02; Austin American-Statesman 05.07.02; Times-Picayune 05.07.02; The Advocate 05.10.02; Daily Town Talk 05.13.02; Austin American-Statesman 05.18.02; The Advocate 05.25.02; Austin American-Statesman 01.06.04; Archdiocese of New Orleans list 11.02.18; New Orleans Advocate 11.29.18
George A.1948PAccusedDiocesanAs of 2002 Nuedling, who died in 1994, had been accused of abuse by 5 people. First complaints surfaced in 1986 when man said that Nuedling had abused him and possibly his brother in 1960s. Sklba confronted Nuedling who acknowledged misconduct. Anothercomplaint received in 1993 and Nuedling was forced to resign. At least 10 suits filed 2002 & 2003. All dismissed on SOL. Most later settled.Milwaukee, WISource:
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 06.06.02; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 06.22.02; Associated Press 11.29.02; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 12.06.02; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 03.06.03; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 03.10.03; Milwaukee Journal Sentine 04.29.04; Statement by Archdiocese of Milwaukee 07.09.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.10.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.31.04; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 04.13.05; Capital Times 07.13.05; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.13.05; Pioneer Press (AP) 07.14.05; Archdiocese of Milwaukee List of Clergy Offenders 03.03.12; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 07.20.13; Kenosha News 10.19.13
Assignments: Assignment Record; Archdiocese of Milwaukee Assignment Record
NugentFrancis "Frank" E.1956PSettledSalesianWoman complained that Nugent abused her and 2 of her brothers. Told order in 1994. Nugent sent for therapy and reassigned. Woman complained again to order in 1998. Filed suit which settled in 1998 for $250K. Also named in suit filed by 4 former students at a junior seminary. Died at 89 on 1/20/11 in Italy where he had lived for many years.Paterson, NJSource:
Gallagher 9.04; Poughkeepsie Journal 5.2.02; Salon 1.9.03; NY Times 04.11.02; Journal News 10.01.02; Long Island Press 02.24.05; Salesian di Don Bosco website accessed 01.24.11
Jeremiah1963PSuedDiocesan.Ordained in Ireland. Accused in 2006 of abuse of boy ages 9-12 in the late 1960s-early 1970s. Suspended. Denied allegation. Accuser said he told diocese in 2004 but nothing done. Diocese cleared Nunan 1/07 and returned him to previous assignment in Cairo NY. Plaintiff died 3/08 but suit continued. New suit 4/12 by 2 brothers re abuse as minors led to 2nd removal without privileges. Nunan was said to have paid one of the men in 2010-2012 to keep quiet. Diocese announced 6/30/18 Nunan permanently barred from ministry due to credible accusation he sexually abused a minor in the early 1990s.Albany, NYSource:
Daily Freeman 03.02.06; Albany Times Union 03.04.06; Daily Freeman 06.10.06; Irish Voice (New York) 06.14.06; Daily Freeman 11.05.06; NY Post (AP) 11.06.06; Daily Freeman 11.26.06; Daily Freeman 01.21.07; Newsday 01.21.07; Albany Times Union 01.22.07; Daily Mail 07.09.08; Daily Freeman 07.13.08; Albany Times Union 04.14.12; Statement by the Diocese of Albany 04.14.12; WRGB 04.14.12; YNN 04.14.12; Albany Times Union 04.24.12; Fox 23 04.24.12; Daily Mail 04.26.12; Watershed Post 04.26.12; Daily Mail 04.28.12; Diocese of Albany 06.30.18
Joseph R.1922PSuedDiocesanOrdained in Mexico. Moved to San Diego in 1926, returned to Mexico 1929-1932, but then returned to San Diego and incardinated there in 1937. Named in 12/03 suit where one man accused Nunez of molesting him at a San Bernardino Catholic School in 1956-1957. Man was 12 at the time. He told another priest but nothing done. to stop the abuse. Nunez died in 1968 after nearly 40 years as a priest. Personnel file released by Diocese of San Diego 10/25/10.San Bernardino, CASource:
Press-Enterprise (CA) 01.17.04; San Diego Union Tribune 10.24.10; Documents Released by San Diego Diocese 10.25.10
Marcin2017PIndictedDiocesanFrom Poland, arrived in the U.S. 3/15. Deacon at Holy Rosary/Sacred Heart in Dover. Arrested 8/3/17, one month after ordination, before he was to start first assignment. Charged with criminal contact and endangering the welfare of a child after accused of groping a 13-year-old girl in Boonton. Allegedly followed group of girls as they walked down the street, then put his hand under the girl's skirt, touched her buttocks and said, "You're sexy." Placed on leave, faculties revoked. Had not yet started his first assignment. Released from custody to Bethlehem Hermitage for priests in Bethlehem Township after surrendering passport. Indicted 3/18. As of 5/18 was to spend 18 months supervised in Pretrial Intervention program. If successful, charges to be dismissed and record expunged.Paterson, NJSource:
NJcom; Daily Record 08.07.17; NJ 101 5 08.07.17; NJcom 08.07.17; NBC New York 08.08.17; New York Post 08.08.17; PIX 11 08.08.17; WABC 08.08.17; Associated Press 08.09.17; Daily Record 08.09.17; Fios 1 News 08.09.17; WABC 08.09.17; Daily Record 08.10.17; Daily Record 09.05.17; Associated Press 03.26.18; Daily Recored 05.08.18
NwankwoCyril PAccusedJosephite FatherAccused of abuse of 1 in 1997 per archdiocesan report. He also left archdiocese in 1997.Los Angeles, CASource:
LA Archdiocesan Report 2.17.04 page 5
NwaoguEmeh ""Anthony""1977PConvictedDiocesanFrom Nigeria. Admitted in 1999 to abuse of girl, age 12. He was sentenced to 5 yrs in prison. Named in civil suit by this Plaintiff. Diocese previously ignored complaints that he had sexually harassed adult women. May have been paroled in 2003 and sent back to Nigeria.Dallas, TXSource:
Amarillo Globe News 8.8.99; Dallas Morning News 2.8.05; Dallas Morning News 5.5.99; Dallas Morning News 8.6.99; Dallas Morning News 8.7.99; Dallas Morning News 9.4.99; Ft. Worth Star Telegram 5.6.99; Dallas Morning News 05.18.03; Dallas Morning News 05.19.05; Dallas Morning News 07.14.06
Laserian PSuedDiocesanAccused of fondling girl, age 17, in rectory in 2001. Civil suit filed. Diocese investigated and said it was inappropriate but not abuse. Still active priest with Camden diocese in 1/05 when he served in Kuwait for several months as military chaplain. As of 4/07, he was stationed at Kadena Air Force Base, Japan. Per 2011 New Jersey Provincial Directory, he is Chaplain at US Air Force Academy. In Biloxi MS (Air Force) in 8/18.Camden, NJSource:
Archdiocese for Military Services Newsletter, 2005; New Jersey Provincial Directory, 2011, p196; The Press 08.19.02; Courier Post 10.08.02; Philadelphia Inquirer 10.09.02; Archdiocese for Military Services Newsletter 04.30.07
W. James1973PConvictedDiocesanAllegations 1993 & 1997 per diocesan records. Removed 2002. Arrested 2003 in Charleston SC re abuse in 1979-1980. Criminal trial 4/06. Allegations in both Boston and Charleston. Pleaded guilty just prior to start of criminal trial 4/25/06. 30 yr sentence changed to 5 yrs probation. Civil suit in Charleston setted at mediation in 8/06. Involuntary laicization announced by Boston Archdiocese 3/07.Boston, MASource:
Letter to Law Describing Rome Program 05.13.96; Boston Herald 06.26.02; Boston Globe 12.04.02; Post and Courier 04.24.06; Post and Courier 04.25.06; The Guardian 04.25.06; Billerica Minuteman 05.04.06; WIS TV 08.09.06; WIS TV 08.22.06; Post and Courier 01.27.07; ABC 4 03.09.07; Post and Courier 03.11.07; ABC News 4 03.23.07; Boston Herald (AP) 03.23.07; Salem News 03.23.07; The BostonChannel 03.23.07; WCBD (AP) 03.23.07; National Catholic Register 08.25.11; Salem News 08.26.11; Post and Courier 04.25.14; Post and Courier 01.26.16
Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record
Loren1967PAccusedS.D.S. SalvatorianIn 1/14 Order removed Nys from SS. Peter and Paul's in Kiel, where he was working in retirement, after Provincial's review of personnel files. Files revealed two complaint letters from parents re conduct with minors dating back to late 1960s-early 1970s, Per files, issues were addressed at the time but Nys was kept in ministry. After removal he was to reside in Milwaukee with the Order's retired priests under supervision. In 12/16 a man told the Buffalo NY diocese that Nys abused him for two years in the early 1970s, beginning when the man was age 14. Nys was a teacher and administrator at Buffalo's St. Mary's High School. The man said he lived with Nys in the rectory due tp family issues, and that Nys repeatedly raped him.Green Bay, WISource:
Fox 6 Milwaukee 01.04.14; Post-Crescent 01.04.14; Fox 11 01.05.14; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 01.05.14; Sheboygan Press 01.05.14; SNAP Statement 01.06.14; Buffalo News 03.28.18; Buffalo News 07.22.18

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