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UboldiVictor1945PSuedDiocesanWoman filed 1992 suit alleging abuse by Uboldi (spelled Ubaldi in some articles) from age 12-17. At least one other victim came forward. Uboldi retired in 1982 because of ill health. Apparently moved to Italy. Died 2001. Name appears on list of priests with credible allegations released by San Diego Diocese 3/30/07. Personnel file released by San Diego 10/24/10.San Diego, CASource:
LA Times (AP) 03.20.92; LA Times 09.09.05; LA Times 12.23.05; Lompoc Record 03.30.07; San Diego Union Tribune 03.31.07; San Diego Union Tribune 10.24.10; Documents Released by San Diego Diocese 10.25.10
Diocese of San Diego List 3.30.07
UgarteJose I. 1971PAccusedDiocesanNative of Spain. Incardinated in LA Archdiocese 5/71 when he was ordained. Name revealed for first time in Personnel Files released by Archdiocese 1/31/13. Reported to Archdiocese by Doctor in 1993 (?) for drugging and raping a boy in Ensenada. Inactive leave with no ministry as of 11/1/93. Also accused of 1983 abuse of 17 yr old. Sexually involved with three other young men. He was ordered to return to Spain and not to return w/o permission for 7 years, not to celebrate Mass in public and to find a secular job.Los Angeles, CASource:
Ugarte Personnel Files released 01.31.13; KTVN 02.01.13; LA Times 02.01.13; NY Times 02.01.13; St Augustine Record 02.01.13; WSAU 02.01.13; LA Times 02.02.13
Gary D.1980PConvictedJesuitProfessor of music at Gonzaga University. Office and apartment raided by federal agents in 4/13; warrant showed he spent over $1600 over three years on child porn. Went on leave. Removed from job at Gonzaga and sent to a Jesuit center in northern California. Pled guilty in 2/18. Sentenced in 5/18 to six months in jail.Spokane, WASource:
Catholic Culture 05.29.13; KHQ 05.29.13; Patrick J Wall blog 05.30.13; KXLY 05.16.18; The Spokesman-Review 05.29.18
Vernon1969PSuedDiocesanAccused of abuse of at least two boys in early 1970s in two lawsuits settled 7/05. Both plaintiffs claim that diocese knew of abuse by 1969 and did nothing except transfer Uhran. Removed from duties in 1992 after an allegation of abuse.Two suits filed 9/05 and 3 more in 12/05. 2 suits settled as of 7/06 for $250K. He pled 5th Amendment 90 times in 8/08 deposition. Uhran also worked in Alaska and Dominican Republic. New case filed in FL 5/10. Multiple victims.Orlando, FLSource:
John Doe IV v. Diocese of Orlando, 05-CA-7829; John Doe V v. Diocese of Orlando, 05-CA-7831; Orlando Sentinel 5.2.05; Orlando Sentinel 5.2.05; 5.2.05; Orlando Sentinel 07.12.05; Lakeland Ledger (AP) 09.13.05; Orlando Sentinel 09.13.05; Times Union 09.27.05; WFTV 12.01.05; Orlando Sentinel 12.02.05; Orlando Sentinel 07.20.06; Chicago Tribune 04.24.09; South Florida Sun Sentinel 04.24.09; WESH 05.30.09
Orlando Sentinel 5.12.10 (add'l article)
A. Gregory1973PAccusedDiocesanAllentown priest for 20 years. Educator, held diocesan positions, worked in parishes. Moved to Metuchen NJ diocese 1993, incarnated there 1995. Allentown notified Metuchen in 2010 of allegations dating back about 30 years. A 44-year-old woman alleged sexual abuse by Uhrig over 4 years, starting when she was age 13 and in 7th grade at St. Anthony's in Easton, where Uhrig was assigned. Allegations deemed "not frivolous,'' Uhrig denied abuse.Placed on leave. Parish notified 10/10/10. Living at a priests' retirement residence in Somerset NJ beginning sometime in 2011. A 5/17 church bulletin showed him to be assisting at weekend masses at a Whitehouse Station, NJ parish. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On Allentown diocese's 8/19/18 list.Allentown, PASource:
Home News Tribune 10.11.10; MyCentralJersey 10.11.10; Express-Times 10.12.10; Star-Ledger 10.12.10; Express-Times 10.13.10; Express-Times 10.13.10; Morning Call 10.13.10; Morning Call 06.21.18; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18; The Patch 11.20.18
Assignments: Assignment Record; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Donald Francis1956PAccusedDiocesanNewly identified as abuser in Chicago Archdiocesan Report 3/20/06. Died 6/99. Personnel file released 1/14. Documents show he would take 2-3 boys at a time (with no other adults) to his cottage in Wisconsin and abuse them. Later in his career, he was placed on restricted ministry and ordered not to be alone with children.Chicago, ILSource:
Chicago Tribune 07.06.99; Chicago Archdiocesan Report, page 3 03.20.06; Chicago Sun-Times 03.21.06; Chicago Tribune 03.21.06; Chicago Tribune 01.21.14; Fox 6 01.21.14; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 01.21.14; Personnel File Released 01.21.14
Assignments: Assignment Record
Andrew Aloysius1966PAccusedDiocesanTeacher, parish priest, pastor, held prominent diocesan positions. Diocese announced 9/26/10 Ulincy's removal from ministry due to credible allegations that he had molested a minor in 1981 while assigned to Ss. Simon and Jude's in Bethlehem. In 11/81 a 17-year-old male told police that Ulincy had sexually propositioned him. Ulincy admitted his behavior. Sick leave 12/1/81-2/15/82; sent to treatment then reassigned. In 2010 the victim said he had gone to the church for help after running away from home, and that Ulincy offered him alcohol, fondled his penis then anally penetrated him. In the early 1990s a 25-year-old man, who was a contractor working at St. Joseph's in Frackville's rectory told police that Ulincly exposed himself to him. The man was given $2,500 and Ulincy was moved out of St. Joseph's. Ulincy retired 3/1/11 and died 10/28/16. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On 8/19/18 Allentown list.Allentown, PASource:
Allentown Morning Call 09.26.10; Republican Herald 09.26.10; WNEP 09.26.10; Reading Eagle 09.27.10; WNEP 09.27.10; Reading Eagle 10.08.10; Morning Call Obituary 11.04.16; Morning Call 06.21.18; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18; National Review 09.21.18
Morning Call Obituary 11.04.16; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
Patrick A.1980PArrestedDiocesanArrested 7/13/10 for possession of child porn. Worked at St. Patrick's Parish in Onalaska, WI; also taught at parish school. Served as diocese's webmaster. In 2009 he was caught following young boys into restroom at a water park. Park revoked his annual pass and local police reported him to Onalaska police. They told State Justice Dept.. Has admitted attraction to boys in early teens. Worked in Milwaukee, Pled not guilty 7/28/10. Resigned from parish 7/29/10. Died of cancer 11/30/10.La Crosse, WISource:
Chicago Tribune (AP) 07.14.10; WCCO 07.14.10; Wisconsin Dept. of Justice 07.14.10; WQOW 07.14.10; LaCrosse Tribune 07.15.10; Wisconsin Public Radio 07.15.10; City Pages 07.16.10; Courier Life 07.16.10; LaCrosse Tribune 07.16.10; Leader-Telegram 07.16.10; Milwaukee Journal Sentinal 07.16.10; Victoria Advocate 07.16.10; WAOW 07.16.10; Winona Daily News 07.17.10; LaCrosse Tribune 07.28.10
LaCrosse Tribune 8.2.10 (add'l article); LaCrosse Tribune 8.5.10 (add'l article); WXOW 8.6.10 (add'l article); Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel 8.6.10 (add'l article); Statement by Diocese of LaCrosse 8.6.10 (add'l article); WKBT 11.30.10 (add'l article)
Gary E.1980PConvictedDiocesanArraigned 11/06 on 8 counts of molesting two boys under the age of 15 in 1983 and 1984 at St. Odilia's Catholic Church. He was at the church from 1982-1988. He was working as Air Force chaplain in Louisiana when the diocese placed him on leave. Indicted again 5/07 on charges of abusing another youth in 1985-1986. Pleaded guilty 5/08 to abuse of 3. Sentenced to 10 yrs prison & lifetime probation 8/08. In 7/09 Court had to reduce probation to 3 yrs.Tucson, AZSource:
Arizona Daily Star 1.8.08; Arizona Daily Star 8.8.07; Shreveport Times (AP) 12.06.06; Tucson Daily Star 12.06.06; Shreveport Times 12.07.06; Tucson Citizen 12.07.06; KOLD 12.08.06; Arizona Daily Star 05.24.07; Tucson Citizen 05.24.07; Shreveport Times 05.25.07; Arizona Daily Star 07.11.07; Arizona Daily Star 10.08.07; Arizona Daily Star 05.14.08; Tuccson Citizen 05.15.08; KOLD 12.06.08
Shreveport Times 5.17.08 (add'l article); Tucson Citizen 8.4.08 (add'l article); Arizona Daily Star 8.5.08 (add'l article); Air Force Times 8.5.08 (add'l article); Tucson Daily Star 8.6.08 (add'l article); Arizona Daily Star 7.17.09 (add'l article)
UngerJohn1942PSuedDiocesanFirst named publicly as accused in a lawsuit announced 11/18. Abuse alleged to have occurred at Sacred Heart Elementary School.Pittsburgh, PASource:
KDKA TV 11.15.18
UniowskiPeter1975PAccusedDiocesanPlaced on leave from his parish assignment in 2003. This was same day the Diocese received an allegation of inappropriate sexual behavior involving a 12 yr old girl. Police notified. No criminal charges filed. In July 2003 he was permanently removed from parish assignment. Bishop said that while there was not enough evidence regarding child's accusation, there was clear evidence of inappropriate conduct with regard to sexual affairs with adult women.Orlando, FLSource:
Ledger 7.1.03; Ledger 03.18.03; Orlando Sentinel 03.19.03; Orlando Sentinel 03.27.03; Ledger 06.24.03; Tampa Tribune 06.24.03; Ledger 06.25.03; Orlando Sentinel 06.25.03; Ledger 02.28.04
UnnamedJohn Doe (in Oregon) PSuedDiocesanPer 2002 list, this is an unidentified priest who was accused of molesting a 10 yr old boy at a week-long spiritual retreat at Camp Howard between 1968-1970. A civil suit was pending against this unidentified priest as of 7/02.Portland, ORSource:
Sunday Oregonian 7.7.02
UnnamedRevs. M,T,R PSuedDiocesanThese three priests from All Saints and at least one other Portland Parish are accused of abusing 1 girl from 1950s to 1960s when she was aged 3-18. Civil suit was pending as of 7/7/02. No further information known.Portland, ORSource:
Sunday Oregonian 7.7.02
UnnamedUnnamed (in Des Moines) PSettledDiocesanSettled per diocese. Left ministry. Name withheld.Des Moines, IASource:
Des Moines Register 3.8.02
Unnamed (in MI)Priest PAccusedDiocesanRemoved 2002. Accused of abuse.Gaylord, MISource:
Detroit Free Press 04.14.03
Unnamed Priest #1 in Fairbanks PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abuse, per Bishop. Would not release name. Died.Fairbanks, AKSource:
Anchorage Daily News 12.05.03
Unnamed Priest #2 in Fairbanks PAccusedDiocesanAccused of abuse, per Bishop. Would not release name. Left ministry.Fairbanks, AKSource:
Anchorage Daily News 12.05.03
Unnamed Priest in Duluth Unknown PAccusedDiocesanOn 12/31/13, the diocese released its list of 17 named clergy who had been credibly accused of sexual abuse of young persons while serving in the diocese List also included one additional, unnamed clergy vaguely identified in one allegation. The person had previously left the priesthood for a reason not related to the allegation. Diocese is re-investigating the matter i 1/14.Duluth, MNSource:
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; Duluth News Tribune 01.01.14; 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
Unnamed Priest in Pittsburgh #1  ?PAccusedDiocesanThe 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report mentions an unnamed priest was accused in 4/04 of the sexual abuse of a boy 70 years previously. His accuser was an 85-year-ol WW II veteran. The priest died in 1958.Pittsburgh, PASource:
PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
UntersteinNicholas PSettledDiocesanTwo sisters say Unterstein abused them for several years when they were teenagers. One of them filed a suit which settled in 2000. Unterstein is priest "J" in the 2003 Grand Jury Report. Per articles, he was "defrocked for unknown reasons in 1980."Rockville Centre, NYSource:
Suffolk Co. Grand Jury Report; NY Post 06.20.02; Newsday 07.02.02; Newsday 02.10.03; Newsday 02.12.03
Assignments: Assignment Record and Other Info
Richard M.1979PAccusedDiocesanPlaced on leave in 2004 after allegations Unwin sexually abused a male minor more than 15 yrs previously. Unwin acknowledged the abuse. Taught at Badin High, had been principal at Catholic Central High and principal and religion department chair at Lehman High School. Exact details of abuse allegation not released by Diocese per victim's request. Teaching certificate revoked by state 11/06. Laicization announced 5/11/07.Cincinnati, OHSource:
Cincinnati Enquirer 08.11.03; Dayton Daily News 08.11.03; Diocesan Press Release 08.11.03; Dayton Daily News 09.23.03; Archdiocesan Status Report cached 02.07.06; Toledo Blade 10.06.06; Toledo Blade 10.07.06; Toledo Blade 11.10.06; Toledo Blade 11.15.06; WCPO 05.11.07; WLWT 05.11.07; Cincinnati Post 05.12.07; Dayton Daily News 05.12.07
Assignments: Assignment Record
Carl A.1966PAccusedDiocesanPlaintiff's attorney accused him in 2004 of sexual incident with a boy in a public restroom in about 1989. Urban denied accusation and complained to state bar association. In 7/11 a man who had previously alleged abuse by 4 other priests about 20 yrs before notified Diocese that he was also abused by Urban during the same time period.He denied allegation. Urban, who retired 1/11 as pastor of St. Adalbert in Schenectady, was placed on administrative leave while Diocese investigated. Reinstated 11/11.Albany, NYSource:
Albany Times Union 08.26.04; Albany Times Union 08.13.11; WRGB 08.13.11; WTEN 08.13.11; Fox 23 08.14.11; WNYT 08.14.11; WNYT 08.16.11; WNYT 11.22.11; New York Daily News 03.29.16
Robert M.1960PAccusedDiocesanUrban retired in approx. 1997 but continued to help out at parish. Placed on leave 4/10 after report of "inappropriate conduct" with an unnamed individual who may or may not have been a minor. Urban was accused of paying young men for sex. Diocese waited two weeks to reveal his name. D.A.'s office very slow to investigate. Not complete as of 1/1/11.Superior, WISource:
Duluth News Tribune 1.2.11; Duluth News Tribune 5.5.10; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 5.6.10; Duluth News Tribune 04.14.10; Minnesota Public Radio 04.14.10; NY Times 04.14.10; Duluth News Tribune 04.15.10; Northland's News Center 04.17.10
Andrzej (Andrew) J.1998 ?PArrestedOFM. Conv.From Poland. Arrived in US around 1998. Became naturalized citizen 2010. Pastor of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Boston. Placed on leave and arrested 7/31/12. He was in process of downloading porn when warrant served. Charged with possession of child porn on church computer and with distribution of child porn. Pleaded not guilty at arraignment. Released on bail. Privileges have been removed.Boston, MASource:
Boston Globe 08.01.12; Boston Herald 08.01.12; NECN 08.01.12; WCVB 08.01.12; WTAQ 08.01.12; Boston Herald 08.02.12; US Catholic 08.02.12; The News 08.03.12; Boston Globe 08.05.12; Boston Herald 08.05.12
James1971PSuedSociety of the Precious BloodRemoved 7/11 after recent allegations of sexual improprieties with two minors in the 1970s. He was assigned as associate pastor of St. Francis Xavier Church in St. Joseph. Review board found allegations credible. He admitted to Order that early in his priesthood he acted inappropriately. Previously served as provincial for the Society. Named by 1 plaintiff in civil suit filed 2/8/12. Plaintiff said abuse occurred in mid-1970s at Bishop LeBlond High School. Suit settled 12/13 for $130K.Kansas City-St. Joseph, MOSource:
Kansas City Star 07.05.11; St Joseph News-Press 07.06.11; The Missourinet 07.06.11; The DigitalBurg 07.13.11; Kansas City Star 02.08.12; News Press 02.09.12; SNAP Press Press 12.04.13; Kansas City Star 12.22.13; Kansas City Pusiness Journal 12.23.13; St Louis Post Dispatch (AP) 12.23.13
Assignments: Assignment Record
Jose Luis1979PConvictedDiocesanFrom Mexico. Ordained for Sacramento. Pled guilty 1989 to committing lewd acts with a child under 14. Skipped bail and fled to Mexico before sentencing. Accused in 2003 lawsuit against Diocese and Urbina of sexual abuse of boy, age 9-17 in 1980s. Found working in Navojoa, Mexico in 2005. Laicization announced 8/21/08. A 2008 civil suit dismissed 11/10 on SOL.On Sacramento diocese's list 4/30/19. It notes allegations received 1989 and 2007, each of abuse of a boy in the 1980s.Sacramento, CASource:
Sacremento Bee 07.01.03; Dallas Morning News 03.16.05; Sacramento Bee 03.18.05; Appeal-Democrat 03.19.05; Dallas Morning News 04.13.05; CBS 13 05.07.07; Sacramento Bee 03.15.08; California Catholic Daily 03.21.08; Sacramento Bee 08.21.08; California Catholic Daily 08.22.08; Sacramento Bee 11.11.10; Decision in Doe v Bishop, The Leagle 11.12.10; Chicago Tribune 03.12.11; Diocese of Sacramento List 04.20.19
Carlos1991PAccusedSociety of St. JohnUrrutigoity and Fr. Eric Ensey, another priest from a traditionalist religious society, were accused of abusing at least two seminary students in late 1990s. At least two civil suits filed. One settled in 2005. Bishop Martino withdrew permission for society to operate in diocese. Living in Paraguay as of 3/06. Incardinated in the Diocese of Ciudad del Este, Paraguay; in 2012 was named its Vicar General. Vatican was asked to suspend him from ministry. As of 7/14, a Vatican delegation had been sent to investigate the matter. Faculties removed 7/28/14. Vatican also ordered all ordinations within the diocese be delayed pending further investigation.On Scranton diocese's list 8/19/18.Scranton, PASource:
Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Scranton Times Tribune 10.31.02; Times Leader 03.24.04; Times Leader 07.21.04; Catholic News Service 12.01.04; Times Tribune 01.08.05; Citizens Voice 05.10.05; Times Leader 03.04.06; River Reporter 03.09.06; Times Leader 07.09.06; Times Leader 07.13.08; Vancouver Sun 12.17.11; Vancouver Sun 12.19.11; Catholic Culture 03.14.14; Pocono Record 03.14.14; Citizens Voice 03.15.14; Pocono Record 03.15.14; Statement by Diocese of Scranton 03.15.14; Pocono Record 03.16.14; SNAP Statement 03.17.14; Times Leader 03.17.14; Catholic Culture 03.18.14; SNAP Statement 03.20.14; SNAP Statement 03.25.14; Times-Tribune 03.26.14; SNAP Media Statement 03.28.14; Times Leader 03.29.14; Times-Tribune 03.29.14; Times Leader 04.07.14; Global Post 06.03.14; SNAP Statement 06.03.14; ABC Color 06.04.14; ABC Color 06.04.14; Entorno Inteligente 06.04.14; Paraguay 06.04.14; Das Wochenblatt 06.05.14; Entorno Inteligente 06.06.14; GlobalPost 06.06.14; Jeff Anderson & Associates Statement 06.06.14; ABC Color 06.07.14; ABC Color 06.07.14; El Universal 06.07.14; ABC Color 06.17.14; SNAP Statement 06.23.14; Washington Post 07.03.14; Catholic Register 07.04.14; GlobalPost 07.04.14; SNAP Statement 07.06.14; Times-Tribune 07.06.14; Argentina Database of Accused Priests 07.08.14; The Tablet 07.11.14; Catholic Culture 07.28.14; El Nuevo Herald 07.28.14; GlobalPost 07.28.14; SNAP Statement 07.28.14; Sylvia's Site 07.28.14; Waiting for Godot to Leave 07.28.14; DFW Catholic 07.29.14; Times-Tribune 07.29.14; UCA News 07.29.14; Waiting for Godot to Leave 07.29.14; Religion News Service 07.30.14; SNAP Statement 07.30.14; Tablet 07.30.14; TribTown 07.30.14; Vatican Radio 07.30.14; Buenos Aires Herald 07.31.14; Catholic Culture 07.31.14; Roman Catholic Diocese of Ciudad del Este 07.31.14; Christ or Chaos 08.04.14; Religion News Service 08.05.14; Christ or Chaos 08.06.14; The Tablet 08.08.14; DotCommonweal 08.14.14; Bilgrimage 08.16.14; ABC 08.20.14; ReligiDigital 08.20.14; DotCommonweal 08.21.14; DotCommonweal 08.29.14; DotCommonweal 09.09.14; Global Post 09.17.15; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18; Diocese of Scranton List 08.19.18
Times Leader Assignment Record 07.09.06; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

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