KANSAS CITY (MO)
Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph
October 2, 2020
Bishop Johnston and diocesan leaders recognize how difficult it can be for a survivor of clergy sexual abuse to come forward and appreciate the great courage it takes in making a report to the Church.
The diocese has received and deemed credible an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor by Thomas Reardon. This allegation was deemed credible following the diocesan Policy for Response to Allegations, by the Ombudsman, Independent Review Board and Bishop Johnston. The abuse occurred in 1972 at Camp Little Flower, a diocesan camp for children ages 7-12, at 83rd and Raytown Rd. where Reardon was Camp Director.
Reardon’s name is included on the diocese’s List of Accused Clerics with Substantiated Allegations, which can be found on the diocesan website here. He has been laicized and is not able to function as a priest or present himself as one publicly.
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