Fr. Ryan Erickson

Ordained: 2000
Status: Sued

Died: 12/19/2004
Diocese: Diocese of Superior WI

Accused of abuse of at least one young boy and possession of child porn in about 1992. Identified as a murder suspect in a double homicide in 2002. Died by suicide during investigation in 2004. Special hearing in 2005 found there was probable cause to rule he was probably the murderer. Parents filed two suits (one naming ALL bishops) and a separate wrongful death suit against the diocese. Suit against diocese dismissed in 9/08. Included in 11/22 on the diocese's list of credibly accused.