Diocese issues quarterly report on update to list of credibly accused clergy

iObserve (Diocese of Springfield MA]

August 31, 2022

As part of its ongoing commitment to provide regular communications regarding its Safe Environment efforts, the Diocese of Springfield is today issuing a quarterly report on an update made to the online listing of “Finding of Credibility of Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor.”

On Aug. 1, 2022, the name of the late Father Daniel L. Gill was added to the list based on a credible finding by the diocesan Review Board. Father Gill was ordained in 1958 and passed away in 1995. The abuse reported in this allegation dates back to 1967 to 1971 and involved a minor.

Father Gill’s full assignment listing can be found at http://diospringfield.org/oseva-credible-allegation-abuse-minor/.

An allegation being found credible does not indicate a finding of guilt and, because he was deceased when the allegation was brought forward, Father Gill was unable to respond to this allegation. Nonetheless, the Review Board carefully reviewed the allegation, including a report issued by the diocesan investigative team, and found the allegation to be credible.

The diocese encourages anyone who has information on misconduct to report it directly to law enforcement as well as to the Office of Safe Environment and Victim Assistance at (413) 452-0624, via the hotline 1-800-842-9055, or by email to reportabuse@diospringfield.org.