Richmond Diocese adds names to list of accused clergy

WCAV-TV, CBS/Fox - 19 [Charlottesville VA]

July 16, 2021

RICHMOND, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) — Four names have been added to a list of members of the clergy against whom credible and substantiated claims of sexual abuse have been made.

The Catholic Dioceses of Richmond says three of the accused priests are deceased and the fourth is suspended.

According to a release, the allegations brought forward by the victim-survivors date back decades, when the victims were minors.

The allegations were reviewed by the diocesan Office of Safe Environment and the Diocesan Review Board.

The release says civil authorities have also been notified of the allegations.

The four priests are Robert D. Beattie (deceased), Leo Creamer (deceased), Patrick F. Quinn (deceased), and Joseph Slowik.

All four are priests in the Diocese of Richmond. Creamer was later incarnated in the Diocese of Arlington.

The release says Slowik has not served in active ministry since 2006.

For more information or to view the full list of the accused priests, click here.