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Fr. Gerard J. Koob

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Accused by two women of having repeatedly raped them in the early 1970s, when they were Keough High School students. One of them said she reported her allegations multiple times, beginning in 2014, to county and city police and the city state's attorney's office. She also said three other women alleged Koob behaved inappropriately around them when they were girls. The second woman came forward to police, the Archdiocese and the Jesuits in 2023. Both were interviewed by the MD Attorney General's office; its 4/5/2023 report referred to Koob not by name, but as "the Jesuit intern." Both women also said they were repeatedly sexually assaulted by Frs. Joseph Maskell and Neil Magnus. Koob denied the allegations. Koob was dating Sr. Cathy Cesnik in 1969 when she disappeared and was later found murdered. In 7/2023 the case is unsolved. Koob left the priesthood around 1979. He married, became a Methodist minister and raised a family in NJ.


Fr. Paul Kabat

Order: OMI
Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Died: 05/31/1999
Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Worked in the Dioceses of Duluth, Crookston, Belleville IL and in the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis. Name released by his order in 7/2015 as part of a 2/2015 settlement. Name added 11/3/2017 by the St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese to its list of 19 "priests and religious brothers who have served or spent time in the archdiocese and have substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a minor against them." Left the Oblates in 1989. Died 5/31/1999. Included in 9/2022 on the Belleville diocese's list. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Bernard J. Kaczmarczyk

Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Named as accused in 8/14/2018 PA Grand Jury Report. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused. Removed from ministry in 1992 and went on leave of absence. Faculties were withdrawn in 2/1994 after the diocese received a report that Kaczmarczyk had sexually abused three boys, ages 17, 14 and 11. The boys were brothers and family friends of Kaczmarczyk. The eldest was "involved" with the priest from the age of 7. When he was 10 he started staying overnight in the rectory. At one point Kaczmarczyk had the boy make a "Consecration of the Mystical Rose" and wear a rosary ring on his left hand. The abuse occurred in the rectory of Holy Name of Mary in Donora PA and at Kaczmarczyk's home in FL. Convicted in the 1990s, along with another priest, of mail fraud for operating a phony foundation since 1987 to raise money to build a shrine. Sentenced in 1/1996 to 27 months in prison. Kaczmarczyk spent $495,000 on a FL home and other luxuries. He also took $75,000 worth of items from Holy Name Parish before it closed in 10/1992. The other priest stated at trial that Kaczmarczyk began a sexual "relationship" when he was age 15 in the 1970s, which continued for years. The younger priest said he allowed it to go on because his family was in need and Kaczmarczyk would give them money. 


Fr. Stephen Kain

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1974
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Named in a 2004 civil suit as having assaulting at least one student at St. Anthony Seminary. Two suits were filed in Fall 2009. Included on the Franciscans' Santa Barbara Province list 5/31/2019, which notes allegations reported in 1993, 2004, 2006 and 2008 of the sexual abuse of minors 1981-1987. Removed from ministry in 1993, living under restrictions. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019. Included on the Diocese of Fresno's 8/2021 list of credibly accused, where he was assigned 1974-1976.

Fr. Ferdinand Lloyd Kaiser

Ordained: 1937
Status: Convicted

Died: 01/3/1973
Diocese: Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN

Following a recent court order, on 12/16/2013 Bishop Quinn released a list of 13 names of priests who had credible allegations against them of abuse involving minors. Kaiser's inclusion on this list is the first public notice that he had been accused of abuse. Voluntarily resigned in 3/1968. Died 1/3/1973. The Diocese updated its list 6/23/1914 with additional information. Criminally charged in 5/1968 with the sexual abuse of a minor boy (sodomy). Pleaded guilty the same month and was sentenced 7/11/1968. In 1/1993, the Diocese received allegations that he abused a boy and a girl after his 1968 resignation. Included on the Santa Fe archdiocese's list 5/19/2021, where he spent time at Via Coeli in Jemez Springs, Las Vegas, Alamogordo, Santa Fe, and Corrales. 


Fr. Neil Kalina

Order: PIME
Ordained: 1981
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Complaint to the Archdiocese in 2017 that Kalina fondled a 12-year-old boy after plying him with alcohol, cocaine and marijuana during sleepovers in the rectory of St. Kieran in Utica in the mid-1980s. Kalina was the parish pastor. Convicted in 1985 on drug offenses, sentenced in 1986 to six months in jail and two years' probation. Moved to CA in 1986. Left active ministry in 1993. Ran "a faith-based service program for at-risk young men" and referring to himself as "Fr. Neil." Investigated in 2018 by the MI A.G. Arrested in 5/2019 in Littlerock CA, charged with criminal sexual conduct. To be arraigned 2/10/2020 on two charges related to alleged incidents involving a teenager in 1984. On the Detroit archdiocese's list 6/10/2019. Included on the San Bernardino diocese's list in 5/2021, where he was assigned 1987-1989 to parishes in Redlands and Riverside. Convicted in 6/2022. Sentenced on 7/26/2022 to 7-15 years in prison, with credit for 215 days served.

Fr. Scott James Kallal

Order: AVI
Ordained: 2011
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Kansas City KS

Member of the Apostles of the Interior Life. Assistant at Holy Spirit in Overland Park when suspended 7/17 after two people complained of inappropriate conduct by Kallal, one toward an 11-year-old girl. Per the girl's father, the priest tickled her and touched her breast at a St. Patrick's gathering in the summer of 2015. Kallal denied "moral misconduct or malicious intent." Arrested in MD 7/24/17, where he had been sent for treatment. Charged with two felony counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child. Pled not guilty. Judge ordered trial. On archdiocese's list 1/25/19. Trial in 9/19 ended in a hung jury. To remain on leave of absence. In 9/21 the District Attorney's Office dismissed the case after determining that a retrial was not in the best interest of the alleged victim. Kallal was to remain on leave pending an investigation by the archdiocese.


Fr. Raymond C. Kalter

Order: CSsR
Ordained: 1930
Status: Settled

Died: 07/6/1977
Diocese: Diocese of Davenport IA

Accused in 2005 of abuse in 1959 at St. Alphonsus Parish in Davenport. Died in 1977. One claim settled by the Diocese in 2/2006 as part of a settlement involving four priests. Name appeared on the Diocese's 7/10/2008 list of credibly accused, noting allegations of abuse of three boys. Earliest claimed abuse was in the 1950s. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report. 


Br. Kumara S. Kambhampati

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Order: SM
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Professed vows in 2007. Removed in 12/18 from his assignment at Chaminade College Prep in West Hills after "credible information" that he engaged in recent inappropriate communication of a sexual nature with a student. Kambhampati had been at the school since 2017. He was also removed from the Marianists' West Hills community. Withdrew from the order in 2021, per the Marianists' list in 11/21. The updated lists adds to Kambhampati's status, "Sexually abusive contact of a minor through the use of internet/social media."

Fr. Herman Bernard Kamlage

Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Died: 12/1/2018
Diocese: Diocese of Covington KY

Included on the diocese's list 7/31/2020 of those with substantiated allegations. Ministry restricted 10/9/1994. Retired 4/28/1995. "Charter Suspension" 9/13/2002. Died 12/01/2018. Reportedly, court records show accusations against Kamlage of the abuse of at least six boys, ages 5-18, during visits to the priest's cabin at Lake Carnico. Journals kept by Kamlage 1981-1985 surfaced in 7/2020, in which he asked God for forgiveness for "carnal" behavior, and said of a boy's pending visit, "What fantasies and anticipation."

Fr. Dennis C. Kampa

Ordained: 1968
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Sued in 1995. Accused of abusing a girl, age 13-16, in 1981-84. He claimed in 2013 that he merely kissed the girl on the lips and gave her a hug on one occasion. Kept in ministry. Retired in 2002. Permanently removed from ministry in 2003. Living in Victoria MN in 2013 at age 81. Name appears on list of priests with credible allegations of abuse of minors released by the Archdiocese 12/5/13.

Fr. Gerald D. Kampfer

Ordained: 1967
Status: Sued

Died: 01/6/2003
Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

Accused in a lawsuit filed under the NY Child Victims Act in 10/2019 of sexually abusing an altar boy  repeatedly during 1988-1990. The abuse allegedly began when the boy was age 9 or 10 and Kampfer was pastor of St. John the Baptist in Chestertown. Kampfer's accuser also alleged abuse on one occasion during that time by Bishop Hubbard, who was invited to the rectory by Kampfer. Kampfer died in 2003.

Fr. Peter S. Kanchong

Ordained: 1968
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Extern priest from Thailand. Began working in Boston in 1977. Arrested in 1983, charged with molesting a girl, age 9. Also molested her two brothers. Received probation; refused treatment. Cardinal Law asked that he be recalled to Thailand. Cardinal Medeiros had already withdrawn Kanchong's right to say Mass and act as a priest in 1983 after negative letter from bishop in Thailand. Refused to return to Thailand. Living in the Meeting House Hill section of Dorchester in Boston as of 7/5/2016. Omitted from Boston archdiocesan list on 8/25/2011. Included on the list in 10/2018, noted to be AWOL. Status remains the same in 8/2022.

Fr. Charles R. Kane

Ordained: 1953
Status: Settled

Died: 05/19/1986
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Died 5/19/1986. Accused by his sister, after his death, of sexually abusing her son; she further alleged that "something was [also] going on with a young man" who lived with Kane in his family home. The 8/2011 Boston Archdiocese list reported no formal determination of guilt either because Kane died prior to a canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death. There was a settlement in 2020, in the high five figures. In this case, Kane was accused of sexually abusing an altar boy, age 11-12, in 1973 or 1974, while assigned to St. Mary's in Billerica.

Fr. Francis J. Kane

Ordained: 1953
Status: Settled

Died: 11/13/2010
Diocese: Diocese of Portland ME

Accused in a 1994 civil suit of abuse of a youth in 1982 at St. Bartholomew's in Cape Elizabeth. Kane had been placed on limited ministry in 1987. Claim settled in 1995. Retired in 1997 from duties as hospital chaplain. In 1/07 it was announced that the Vatican had ordered Kane to lead a life of prayer and penance. Died 11/13/10.

Fr. J. Eugene Kane

Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Died: 07/28/2009
Diocese: Diocese of Peoria IL

Named publicly by the diocese on its list sometime after 12/2018. Categorized under "removed from ministry due to allegation of abuse of a minor before 2002 or, determined to have substantial evidence of abuse of a minor before 2002." Kane died 7/28/2009. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Thomas A. Kane

Ordained: 1969
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Accused in a 1993 lawsuit of sexually abusing a boy 1968-1979, starting when the boy was age 9. Allegedly offered the boy to other priests for sex. Settled in 1995. Often associated with Revs. Thomas Teczar and Victor Frobas. Co-founder and director of House of Affirmation, a treatment center for clergy in Whitensville MA. Left in 1986 after allegations of financial improprieties; skimmed funds to buy resort properties in FL and ME. Left the diocese in 1993. Continued to receive financial support from the diocese while working in Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico, as director of the Worldwide Teachers Institute, which he helped found. Kane lived in a house near the institute, and had young men and boys living with him. He fled in 12/2002 after news in Boston of allegations against him and that he might be in Jalisco. Voluntary laicization in 2012, announced 3/5/2013.


Fr. William R. Kantner

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Died: 02/17/2013
Diocese: Diocese of Memphis TN

Documents released in 4/2010 show that in 2002 the Vicar General of the Memphis diocese found credible an allegation that Kantner had abused a teenage boy over several years in the late 1970s. In 2004 the Bishop wrote a letter of recommendation that allowed Kantner to work on a mission trip to Mexico; the Bishop admitted later that he may have put children in harm's way. Kantner denied abuse. He worked in the Allentown diocese 2001 and 2002, 2003 and 2004 and was back in Memphis in 2005. In 2006 a former seminarian complained that Kantner had subjected him to aggressive behavior and sexual advances years prior. The Diocese called  the allegations "inconclusive." Kept in ministry, sent to counseling. Kantner died 2/17/2013. Included in the Diocese's 2020 report of those with credible allegations against them of the sexual abuse of minors.

Fr. Robert Kapoun

Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Died: 12/10/2020
Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

The "Polka Padre." Accused in a 1989 lawsuit of sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy for two years, 1973-74, after the boy sought counseling. Accused of sexual battery and clergy malpractice. Suit settled in 1990. In 1995 four men filed lawsuits claiming abuse as minors by Kapoun 1966-81. In 2/96 a jury awarded $550K in damages and $600K punitives to one victim. Decision overturned on SOL. A second case settled and in a third the jury found outside SOL. Permanently removed 2002. Admitted to at least three allegations. On the archdiocese's list in 2013 of credibly accused. Still receiving funds from the Archdiocese for medical pension as of 2014. Died 12/10/20 in Palmetto, FL.

Fr. Marvin J. Kapushion

Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

Monsignor. Longtime director of Catholic Charities. Named as credibly accused by the CO A.G. in its supplemental report released 12/1/20. His accuser told the diocese 4/7/20 that Kapushion abused him as a teen in 1984 at a Christmas party at the priest's home. The boy was a resident of Sacred Heart Orphanage where Kapushion was his counselor. Kapushion died 4/20/20. The diocese reportedly waited until after the priest's death to inform law enforcement of the allegation.

Fr. Joseph D. Karabin

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Ordained: 1974
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Allegation in 3/1980 of recent abuse. Sent to House of Affirmation for treatment. Placed on leave in 1985 due to report of recent abuse of an 8th grade boy. Sent to St. Luke Institute for evaluation and treatment. Reassigned to non-parish ministries. A third report in 10/1991 of past abuse of a 13- to 14-year-old altar boy. Karabin admitted to abusing two other boys. Accused in 1997 of abuse of a college youth. Formally withdrew from ministry in 2002. Accused in a 4/2004 suit of molesting a youth in 1983 and 1984. Accused by two others in a 9/2004 suit. Claims included in the diocese's 9/2007 $1.25M settlement with 32 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 17 priests. Died in 2016. Named in the 8/14/2018 PA Grand Jury Report. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Peter J. Karalus

Ordained: 1997
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia. Placed on leave in 3/20 due to an allegation of sexual misconduct involving a male minor in 2011. Karalus allegedly used inappropriate words during confession. Karalus emphatically denied the allegation. The diocese announced 5/28/20 that the Diocesan Review Board found the allegation to be unsubstantiated, and the D.A. found no basis to file charges. Karalus was returned to active ministry.

Fr. William Karath

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Ordained: 1971
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Ordained for the Diocese of Columbus, OH. Moved to the Archdiocese of Portland in 1975; incardinated there in 1979. Died 1/11/03. Private settlement of $225K between a man and archdiocese was announced and finalized in 5/11. The man alleged sexually inappropriate behavior against him as a boy by Karath while the priest was assigned to Holy Trinity in Bandon 1989-2002.

Fr. Thaddeus J. Kardas

Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Died: 08/24/2006
Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

A woman sued in 1993 alleging that when she was age 11 Kardas referred to her as his girlfriend, kissed her in the rectory, and often attempted to caress her. The behavior allegedly occurred for a year. He was in his mid-twenties. The suit was settled in 1995 for $55K. Another women had complained about Kardas prior to the 1993 allegation. Placed on leave in 1993. Remained on leave until his death in 8/2006.

Fr. Gregory Kareta

Order: OFM Conv
Ordained: 1956
Status: Sued

Died: 10/4/2006
Diocese: Diocese of Monterey CA

Publicly accused in the Monterey diocese in 2003 of abuse of an 11-year-old boy in 1973-1974. Three other alleged victims corroborated the charges. Criminal charges were dismissed in 2003 due to Supreme Court ruling regarding statutes of limitations. Kareta also admitted abusing a youth in the 1960s in WI. Accuser told the L.A. Archdiocese in 1985; Kareta was kept active. Died 10/4/2006. Personnel file released in 1/2013. On the Monterey Diocese's list 1/2/2019. It notes a report received in 2002 of abuse in the 1970s. Included on the Fresno diocese's 8/2021 list of credibly accused. Included in 10/2022 on the Chicago archdiocese's list. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Arthur Michael Karey

Ordained: 1943
Status: Accused

Died: 01/6/1993
Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Monsignor. Worked in Detroit, Ecorse and Orion. Police chaplain. Died in 1993. The archdiocese announced in 6/2018 that it had investigated and deemed credible an allegation received the previous year that Karey had sexually abused a girl under age 16, in the early to mid years of his priesthood.

Rufina Karges

Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Helena MT

Mother Loyola, who worked at St. Ignatius Mission Boarding School, was accused of abusing at least 24 of the over 500 claimants included in massive $166M settlement with Jesuits in 2011. Abuse occurred in 1950s and early 1960s. She was supervisor of the boys' dorm and would take individual boys back to her room at night for sex. It is believed her last name was Menager. She is deceased. Named in large lawsuit filed 10/11 by multiple plaintiffs. Per diocese's list in 4/29/15, her name was Rufina Karges.

Fr. Francis Karl

Ordained: 1945
Status: Accused

Died: 10/1/1994
Diocese: Diocese of Gaylord MI

Accused in 11/2018 of sexually abusing an altar boy, age 13, in the late 1970s. Karl allegedly took the boy to his cabin, drugged and then abused him. Karl also allegedly took pictures. The boy told his mother who did not want to report it. He said he called the Diocese eight years later, at age 21, and was told by a secretary there was nothing they could do.


Br. Dominic Karow

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Order: OP
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Religious Brother. Personnel file released 12/02. Karow was a Dominican brother when he allegedly molested a boy 1965-68. Became 3rd grade teacher in Boston Public schools, for 31 years. Diocesan officials found out in 1994 where he worked but did not tell school officials. This was just after the victim had come forward to Archdiocese and Order. Claim settled in 1996 for $115K. Karow retired from school in 1997. In 2001 he was living in Brenham ,TX. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Died in 2011. On Dominicans St. Joseph Province list in late 2018. It notes he professed in 1962 and was preparing for ordination when not approved for vows in 1965.

Fr. William R. Karvelis

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Ordained: 1961
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Accused in a lawsuit filed 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act of abuse 1968-70 of a boy ages 13-15. The abuse allegedly occurred at St. Patricks in Bay Shore and on trips to Karvelis' home.. Included in 3/21 on the diocese's list of accused, which notes alleged abuse at St. John Nepomucene in Bohemia, where he was assigned 1/80 until his death 7/28/93.

Fr. John J. Kaske

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 7/26/19. Allegations substantiated. Removed from ministry. Laicized. Reportedly kissed a teenage girl in 1959 while driving her home from a church event. He claimed she kissed him and he said "no." She reported it the following year, and Kaske was sent to the Servants of the Paraclete in Jemez Springs, NM for treatment. Left the priesthood, went on to marry.

Fr. Edwin G. Kastner

Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

Died: 05/1/2012
Diocese: Diocese of Belleville IL

Removed in 9/1993 pending the investigation of an allegation that he had been involved in sexual misconduct with a male youth about 20 years prior. Permanently removed from active priesthood in 6/1994. Per the diocesan website 1/24/2009, his status was "Administrative Leave/Retired." Died 5/1/2012. Include on the diocese's list of credibly accused 12/19/2018. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Robert S. Kaszynski

Ordained: 1960
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Resigned 3/02 after allegations that he had abused at least two teenage girls in the 1960s-1970s. The 9/02 list of Fall River priests accused of sexual misconduct reported that there were four allegations against Kaszynski, all beyond the statute of limitations. Another woman made separate allegations in 5/02. Included in 1/21 on the diocese's list of credibly accused. Died 2/7/14.

Fr. Wenceslaus Katanga

Ordained: 2003
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fargo ND

From Tanzania. Attended the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, OH. Assigned to three Fargo diocese parishes when placed leave in 4/19 during an investigation of an "interaction" with a minor while assigned to Sts. Anne and Joachim in Fargo. Investigators said an incident occurred when Katanga lived in Towner, in McHenry County, and involved a 6-year-old girl; as of 8/19 McHenry County prosecution possible. Two incidents involving the girl allegedly occurred in Fargo, but the Cass County Attorney's Office determined in 8/19 that there would be no criminal charges there due to lack of evidence and no witnesses. The diocese was to investigate after the completion of the McHenry County investigation. The state A.G. announced in 11/19 that there would be no charges, due to insufficient evidence.

Fr. Vaclovas Katarskis

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Ordained: 1942
Status: Accused

Died: 12/20/1993
Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

From Lithuania where he was ordained in 1942. Emigrated to the U.S. in 1948. A woman filed a police report in 6/2010 accusing Katarskis of abusing her on several occasions 1960-1961, when she was ages 10-11 and he was assigned to St. Albert the Great in Kettering. She had reported the abuse to the Archdiocese in 2002. Katarskis died in 1993.

Fr. Kenneth Kaucheck

Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

A woman contacted the Archdiocese of Detroit in 1/2009 alleging that Kaucheck had engaged in sexual misconduct with her in 1976 when she was 16 and in counseling with him at Guardian Angels in Clawson. At that time, a friend learned the two had traveled to FL together and told deacon who told pastor. Girl's father met with pastor; Kaucheck was transferred. After the 2009 events, Kaucheck was placed on leave effective 4/23/2009; Review Board determined complaint was substantive. He resigned his positions as pastor of St. Mary's in Royal Oak and St. James' in Ferndale. Not prosecuted because girl was older than the MI age of consent at the time. In 2015, with a nun, Kaucheck founded Gianna House Pregnancy and Parenting Residence, a facility for pregnant teens in Eastpointe. According to the archdiocese, Kaucheck resigned from the center on 4/17/2016. Kaucheck filed suit v SNAP and two newspapers 1/30/2017 alleging defamation; he 'vehemently maintained his innocence'.

Seminarian John Brian Kaup

Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Charlotte NC

Accused in a lawsuit filed 2/2/17 of the sexual abuse and assault of a 17-year-old girl on 12/25/13 in the parking lot of Sacred Heart Church in Salisbury, NC. Kaup, age 27, was a seminarian and youth minister at the parish. The suit alleges also that Kaup continued to have sex with the girl until mid-2014. A police investigation in 2016 did not result in charges. Kaup left the seminary in 5/14 and was hired to work as a youth minister at a Huntersville parish. Diocesan officials maintained that the pastor, for whom Kaup had worked at Sacred Heart, did not know of the allegations. Kaup left the Huntersville job in summer 2016. Kaup countersued, saying the two had been in a dating relationship and that her parents approved.

Fr. Charles M. Kavanagh

Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Removed in 2002. Accused of improper relationship with a minor male, including inappropriate touching. Denied allegation. Vatican ordered a church trial in 2006. In 9/06 plaintiff produced letter written to him by Kavanagh in 12/84 which appeared to substantiate the abuse. Two Church trials held. Laicization announced in 12/10 after appeal denied. Kavanagh filed suit in 3/11 against accuser. In 9/12, he sued the NY Archdiocese for libel, stating that his accuser had recanted and apologized. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19.

Fr. John P. Kavanaugh

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Ordained: 1948
Status: Sued

Died: 06/28/2013
Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Named in a lawsuit filed 11/27/2019 by a 53-year-old who claimed Kavanaugh sexually abused him over three years, beginning when he was age 7 and Kavanaugh was assigned to St. Finn Barr. The boy allegedly told two nuns and his teacher of the abuse at the time, but there was no action. His accuser said he reported the abuse to the archdiocese in 2004, but it was not reported to police and Kavanaugh was kept in ministry. He died 6/28/2013.

Fr. George Kavungal

Order: CMI
Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Gary IN

From India, born in 1941. Carmelite of Mary Immaculate (CMI) priest. Arrived in Gary 1978. First named publicly as accused on Gary diocese list released 8/27/18. Noted to have six allegations against him. Report to diocese in 3/02 of abuse by Kavungal in 1982. He was assigned 1981-84 to Ss Peter and Paul in Merrillville. Reportedly returned to India by 11/85. Worked in schools 1991-2000. Went to Sweden 9/00, where a woman accused him of sexual harrassment; left Sweden 1/04. Moved to Kenya. Back to India 2005. Last known to be in India and removed from public ministry.

Fr. Andrew M. Kawecki

Ordained: 1980
Status: Guilty plea

Diocese: Diocese of Greensburg PA

From Poland. Ordained for the Greenburg diocese. Placed on leave in 5/19 pending investigation by law enforcement of an allegation that he sexually abused a minor fifteen years prior. Pastor of St. Joseph in Everson and St. John the Baptist in Scottdale at the time of his suspension. Arrested in 8/20, charged with indecent assault and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with an altar boy for three years, beginning in 2004 when the boy was age 11. The abuse  occurred at St. Cyril and Methodius Church in Fairchance. Kawecki pleaded no contest on 10/25/21. Required to register as a sex offender for ten years. Sentenced in 3/22 to 2 1/2 to 5 years in state prison.


Fr. Kevin L. Kayda

Ordained: 2013
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

In 9/13 a parent reported to the diocese concerns that Kayda was having inappropriate interactions with their minor daughter on Facebook. The diocese confronted Kayda and had his computer forensically examined. Pornographic images of adolescents were found, as well as internet visits to child porn websites. Kayda died by suicide 10/3/13 at age 27. He wrote several suicide notes which alluded to his having been an abuse victim. He did not name his abuser. Named as accused by the diocese on its list 8/1/18. Included in the PA Grand Jury Report 8/14/18.

Fr. Charles A. Kaza

Ordained: 1972
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Monsignor. Removed from active ministry as pastor of St. Tobias in Brockway in 5/13/19 due to allegations that he sexually abused a minor in the 1980s, while assigned to St John the Baptist in Erie. On 6/1/20 the diocese announced that the allegations could not be substantiated and Kaza was returning to active ministry.

Fr. Edward L. Kazmierczak

Ordained: 1951
Status: Sued

Died: 06/3/2001
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Monsignor. Died 6/3/01. Accused in a 2019 lawsuit of sexually abusing a 12-year-old for about a year, beginning in 1975. His alleged victim attended St. Casimir parish in Kaisertown. In 8/21 the Diocese announced that its Review Board had determined that the allegations against Kazmierczak were substantiated.

Br. John Kealey

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Order: CFC
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Listed by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers in 2014 as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings. Per Jeff Anderson and Associates law firm, Kealy was accused of abuse of a minor while at Brother Rice High School in Chicago. Kealey is deceased. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report last name spelled Kealy).


Br. Gerard Aloysius Kealy

Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Died: 10/22/1996
Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Retired by 1984. A man told the Archdiocese and the Order in 1989 that Kealy, a teacher at Bishop O'Dea High School in Seattle, had physically accosted him "in a sexual manner" in the early 1960s. The Order said Kealy was living in a supervised, church-run retirement facility in Ireland with no access to children. The same man filed suit in 2003. Kealy died 10/22/1996. Named in a new 11/22/2011 suit by 6 of 7 plaintiffs. On 6/25/2014 the Archdiocese announced a $12.1M settlement of 30 claims against the Order and the Archdiocese, Briscoe School in Kent Valley and Seattle's Bishop O'Dea High School. Five of the claims involved abuse by "Feely Kealy." Name included on the Archdiocese's list 1/15/2016 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Worked at Briscoe Memorial School in the summers of 1958 and 1959, O'Dea High 1954-1963; 1977-1980.

Fr. Robert Louis Kealy

Ordained: 1972
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Chancellor. Lawyer, handled sex abuse cases in the Archdiocese. Member of the Archdiocesan Review Board. Quietly left Chancellor position in 1992 after a young adult reported that Kealy had made a pass at him at a party.  Appointed pastor of Immaculate Conception in Highland Park. Report in 6/2001 of inappropriate sexual conduct with a 15- or 16-year-old boy in the 1970s at St. Germaine in Oak Lawn. Denied abuse, admitted to smoking marijuana and drinking with boys in the 1970s. No action by Review Board until complainant came forward again in 2002, threatening to go public. Kealy admitted to the abuse and to abusing two other children. Resigned from parish in 3/2002. Faculties removed "for at least a year" in 7/2005. Resigned from priesthood in 4/2006. As of 2014 was still a priest, working as a lawyer. Laicized in 12/2018. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes additional allegations of abuse received after 2006. 


Fr. Joseph H. Kean

Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/2018 PA Grand Jury Report. Included on the Allentown diocese 8/19/2018 list. of credibly accused. Report to the diocese in 12/1992 that Kean abused a boy over several years, starting when he was age 12 and Kean was pastor of SS Peter and Paul in Tower City. Kean was at the parish 1/1977-1/1983. Kean acknowledged the abuse and to abusing the boy's friend. May have been sent to Paracletes in NM for treatment. More victims identified by the Grand Jury, found in secret archives. A second man contacted the diocese in 1999 claiming abuse as a teenage altar boy in the 1970s in Tower City. A third man came forward in 4/2002, saying that Msgr. William Jones sexually abused him then introduced him to and "shared" him with Kean. He said Kean performed oral sex on him and other boys in his Tower City bedroom. Reports in 2005 of abuse of two more: a Tower City altar boy ages 10-15 and an Ashland boy 1987-1988, who went on to be heroin-addicted and suicidal. Kean retired in 2002. Laicized 6/26/2007.

Fr. John F. Keane

Ordained: 1969
Status: Convicted

Died: 05/17/2021
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Pleaded guilty in 2/2008 to indecent assault and battery on a person under age 14 and three counts of assault and battery. Charged with assaulting a girl between 1981 and 1983 when he was at St. Elizabeth Parish in Milton and/or Our Lady of the Rosary in Stoughton. Sentenced to 30 days in jail and probation. Transferred to another church in 1987. Absent from the archdiocese without leave from 1989. Moved to FL. Registered sex offender. Involuntary laicization in 2009 announced 6/13/2011. Included on the Boston archdiocese's list of accused 8/25/2011. Died 5/17/2021.

Fr. John Francis Keane

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Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

From Ireland. Worked in the archdiocese 1957-1961, in six parishes. Police report in Keane's file from 1957, accused of sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl. No charges. Dismissed from the archdiocese in 1961 after found wearing a dress in a parish school's women's restroom. Sent to Ireland for treatment. Continued in ministry in Ireland and Great Britain. Died in 2001.

Fr. Patrick Keane

Ordained: 1973
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

A man told church authorities in 1994 of repeated abuse when he was a teenager in the early 1980s by Keane in a Metairie rectory. Keane was sent for treatment; left the priesthood. The Archdiocese did not apologize or notify parishes. Keane admitted the abuse in a sworn deposition in 1999. Settlement in 2003. Included on the Archdiocese's list 11/2/2018. Noted to have been removed from ministry in 1995, after a report in 1994 of abuse in the 1980s.

Fr. Francis J. Keaney

Order: SSC
Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Died: 05/13/2018
Diocese: Archdiocese of Omaha NE

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Columbans U.S. Province on its list in 2/22. Multiple allegations noted, of abuse occurring in the 1980s. Per the Official Catholic Directory, Keaney was assigned in the Philippines in the 1980s. (We are placing him in the Omaha archdiocese, where the Columban Fathers' foreign missions office was headquartered.) Keaney died in 2018 in Winchester, MA.


Fr. Christopher Kearney

Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1968
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Removed as head of San Lorenzo Seminary in Santa Ynez in 2002 due to accusations of abusing boys 1971-84. At least two civil suits filed. Archdiocesan report shows 11 accusers. Inactive status. Lawsuit filed in 12/19 under the CA Child Victims Act, claiming abuse of a boy, ages 15-17, in 1984-86. The boy was a student at St. Francis High School in La Canada Flintridge, and an altar server. Kearney taught at St. Francis High 1970-95. Removed from the school in 1995 after allegations. Would allegedly sexually abuse boys under the guise of wrestling. Five more suits to be filed naming Kearney, per attorneys in 12/19.

Fr. Myles Joseph Kearney

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Baton Rouge LA

From Ireland. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in early 2019. Allegation received in 4/2002 of abuse in the late-1980s, while assigned to St. John the Evangelist in Prairieville. Faculties removed in 2002. Removed from priestly ministry. (The Diocese notes that this is not the priest with the same name ordained in 1938.)

Fr. Patrick J. Kearney

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Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Died: 08/4/2004
Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

From Ireland. Attended seminary in El Cajon, CA. Ordained for the Diocese of San Diego. Monsignor. Retired in 1993. Died 8/4/04. Named publicly in 2010 as accused by the San Diego diocese. Kearney's personnel file was among documents released as a non-monetary provision of the San Diego settlement, as ordered by a judge 8/29/08.

Fr. Michael Jerome Keating

Ordained: 2002
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Ordained at age 46. A woman filed suit 10/14/13 alleging he sexually abused her in the late 1990s for 2-3 years, beginning when she was 13 and he was in seminary and would visit her family for meals. She told her family in 2006 and went to the archdiocese. After investigating, the archdiocese found insufficient evidence but placed him under certain restrictions. Took leave 10/13/13 from the University of St. Thomas. Police reports indicate possible abuse of a 14-year-old girl in Italy. Denied all allegations. Not on list released by archdiocese 12/5/13. Keating resigned 9/17/14 from his position at St. Thomas.

Fr. Thomas F. Keating

Ordained: 1966
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Syracuse NY

Accused in a 2003 lawsuit of sexually abusing a teenage girl in 1982. Per the plaintiff, she was raped by Msgr. John M. Zeder 1978-81, and then by Keating after she told him about Zeder. Both priests were assigned to St. Mary's in Cortland, where the girl was a parishioner and worked as a maid. Other alleged victims came forward after publicity around the first case. Three sisters told their story in 1/04 and filed civil suit. Keating remained in ministry until 2/04. He denied all allegations. Privileges removed in 12/04. Case was to be sent to Vatican. Both suits dismissed by appeals court 9/06 on SOL. Keating died 11/17/16. On diocese's list 12/31/18. In 5/20 a 57-year-old man filed suit, claiming Keating sexually abused him as a child in Binghamton, beginning in 1973.

Fr. Dennis A. Keefe

Ordained: 1989
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Personnel file released in 12/2002. Accused in 1995 of a sexual attack on a 15-year-old altar boy. He maintained his innocence and refused for three years to undergo psychological assessment. Removed from his parish assignment in 1995 for "health reasons." Several efforts were made by archdiocesan staff to have Keefe returned to active ministry. Left the priesthood in 1999. Voluntary laicization in 2009 announced 8/20/2010. Boston archdiocese list in 8/11 notes that the case concluded canonically.

Fr. Austin Peter Keegan

Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Died: 10/22/2021
Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Ordained for San Francisco.  Complaints of abuse of children to the Archdiocese as early as 1965. May have abused at least 80 children in CA. Was moved to the Santa Rosa diocese, where he was assigned 1976-1981. Stripped of duties by the San Francisco Archdiocese in 1982. Moved to Baja Mexico, found there by a news crew in 1994. Civil suit in 1994 alleged abuse of a boy at St. Eugene's in the Santa Rosa diocese. Settled in 1995 for $450K. Living in Oceanside, CA when indicted in 9/2002, charged with the molestation and sodomy of two boys, ages 10 and 14, in the late 1960s. Fled to Mexico, where he was working at an orphanage. Arrested in Puerta Vallarta in 3/2003, charged with 75 counts of abuse of three Sonoma County children. Charges dropped in 2003 due to Supreme Court ruling on statutes of limitation. On Santa Rosa diocese's list of accused 1/12/2019. On Las Cruces diocese's list of credibly accused 6/24/2019, where he worked in 1991. Died 10/22/2021. Named in new lawsuit(s) in 2022.

Br. John J. Keegan

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Order: SM
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Professed vows in 1945. Worked in Dayton OH, Hamilton OH, Pittsburgh PA and Brooklyn NY. Left the Order in 1962. Died in 2007. In 4/2014 a man alleged abuse as a minor by Keegan at North Catholic High School in Pittsburgh 1957-1961. After the Pittsburgh diocese sought information on other possible victims, two brothers came forward. Diocese said it knew nothing of the allegations until 2014. Head of the Marianists apologized in writing to the diocese and students. By 5/2014 six men had reported sexual abuse by Keegan as minors at North Catholic during 1956-1961. Included on the Marianists' 6/24/2020 list of accused.

Fr. James Keehan

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Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 of sexually abusing a boy at the The Mission of the Immaculate Virgin at Mount Loretto orphanage. The boy lived at the orphanage 1953-67. He also claimed sexual abuse by Revs. Joseph Ansaldi, Eugen Mangan, staff member Bill Finley and other lay counselors.

Fr. John James Keehan

Ordained: 1967
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Allegations against Keehan of sexual misconduct date back to 1967-1974, during his first assignment at St. Basil in Chicago. Removed from public ministry in 6/2002. Keehan said he would appeal the decision. The Archdiocese had determined years prior that there was "reasonable cause to believe" that Keehan had abused children. Keehan's computer was  taken away from him in 9/2010 as he was accessing numerous social networking sites, most child-oriented. In 1/2013 the Archdiocese recommended he enroll in a technology course to prevent his continued reliance on his "ignorance" of technology. Last known to be living at a Catholic Charities nursing home in Palos Park, IL. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes two "reported survivors." Accused in a lawsuit filed in 4/2024 of sexually abusing an altar boy and student at St. Ann Parish and Elementary School 1994-1997.  


Fr. Paul M. Keeling

Order: CRSP
Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Named publicly as accused on the Buffalo diocese's list updated 11/5/2018. Accused in a lawsuit filed under the NY Child Victims Act 9/13/2019 of sexually abusing a boy, ages 15-17, in 1983-1985. The boy was a Bishop Turner High School student and Keeler was Vice-Principal and Dean of Discipline. Keeling allegedly took the boy on overnight trips and gave him alcohol and cigarettes. Keeling taught 1974-1979 at Bethlehem Catholic High School in the Diocese of Allentown PA. Keeling was transferred in 1981 to the Buffalo NY diocese.


Fr. Bernard J. Keenan

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Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Died: 06/18/1966
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Died in 1966. Accused in 2002 of digitally raping an 8-year-old altar boy in 1961 at St. John's Parish in Wellesley. Allegation quotes "another child" as saying that "all the altar boys were molested" by Keenan. The 8/2011 Boston archdiocese list reported no formal determination of guilt either because Keenan died prior to a canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.

Fr. Donald J. Keenan

Order: CP
Ordained: 1943
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in 1998 of masturbating two boys, one age 13 and the other mentally challenged, in Keenan's family home in Malden in 1977. Also insisted that they masturbate him. Died in 1995. Omitted from the 2011 Boston AD database.

Fr. Joseph Donald Keffer

Order: OSA
Ordained: 1947
Status: Sued

Died: 02/6/2005
Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 6/20 of sexually abusing a group of four or five boys at St. Mary's in Waterford in the early 1980s. The boys, who were as young as 7 or 8, were Sunday school students. Keffer allegedly took them to a back room under the guise of selecting altar boys, had them put their heads down, then fondled their genitals. He is said to have warned the boys that, if they told, God would punish them. Keffer died 2/6/05.

Seminarian Francis J. Kegel

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Order: SJ
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Central and Southern Province on its list 12/7/18. Left the Jesuits in 1953. Allegation of abuse in the 1940s received after 1953. Unclear as to where alleged abuse occurred. Worked at Jesuit high schools in St. Louis and Kansas City, MO. Died 2009.

Fr. Anthony A. Keil

Order: SSJ
Ordained: 1927
Status: Accused

Died: 05/11/1969
Diocese: Archdiocese of Mobile AL

Born 8/12/1893, ordained in 1/1927. Died 5/11/1969. First named publicly by the Mobile archdiocese as credibly accused on its list 12/6/2018. (Name spelled 'Kiel'.) Worked in the 1950s at St. Joseph's in Maysville AL. Name included on the Galveston-Houston archdiocese's list 1/31/2019 (shows 'Kyles' as an alternate spelling.) Worked in Houston before his assignment in the Mobile archdiocese and again in the 1960s. As a Josephite, Keil's ministry was in African-American churches. Worked in Tampa FL in the 1930s and was transferred to Baton Rouge LA in 1938. Assigned to a New Orleans parish 1930-1931 and 1953-1955. In Tampa he was an organizer of the African-American Boy Scouts movement and a director of the Urban League.

Fr. John Charles Keith

Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Died: 05/1/2003
Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

Ordained for the Jesuits. Incardinated into the San Diego diocese in 1961. Accused in a lawsuit of molesting a 12-year-old boy in 1985. Settled in 1999 for $95K. The alleged victim's mother said she complained repeatedly to the diocese, but no action. Keith denied all charges. He admitted to being a recovering alcoholic. Retired in 1990. Died in 5/03. Included on list released by San Diego diocese 3/30/07. New suit filed in 2008. Settled in 4/10. Personnel file released in 10/10.

Fr. Cornelius Kelleher

Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Duluth MN

From Ireland. Retired in 7/2012 after spending his entire career in the Duluth diocese. The diocese announced in 10/2013 that over a year earlier, in 9/2012, it had received a credible allegation that Kelleher had sexually abused a minor female during his time as pastor of St. Joseph Church in Chisholm from 1975 to 1986. His privileges as a retired priest were removed in 10/2012.

Fr. Michael Joseph Kelleher

Ordained: 1953
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Charlotte NC

From Ireland. Trappist monk in Ireland and New Zealand for many years prior to leaving Order. Incardinated into Raleigh diocese in 1966, then Charlotte diocese when it was created in 1971. Retired 7/99. Removed 7/10 from assignment as chaplain at Bishop McGuinness High School after accusation of sexual misconduct with a 14-year-old boy in 1977 in Albemarle, NC. Assigned there 4/73 - 8/77. Police notified 9/09 and told diocese shortly thereafter. Charges filed 7/10. Arrested, released on bail 7/8/10. Second accuser a week later. No criminal charges filed. Both men sued 9/11. Kelleher admitted to 1977 abuse. Multiple other accusers. Two more men filed suit 2012; dismissed on SOL 6/20/14. Criminal charges to which Kelleher had confessed were dismissed 7/1/14 due to his dementia. Died 8/20/14. Charlotte bishop was to preside at memorial mass. On Raleigh diocese's list in 10/18. On Charlotte list 12/29/19. Suit filed 4/13/20.

Fr. Brian Keller

Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Placed on leave in 2002 after allegations that he had molested teens, both male and female, in the 1980s. Several of the teens said they gave depositions to the diocese in the late 1980s. In 10/03 Keller's supervising priest, Vincent Gallo, was named as an abuser in a massive civil suit naming 24 priests. Per diocese's list in 2/19, Keller was permanently removed from ministry 10/28/11.

Fr. Dominic Joseph Keller

Ordained: 1931
Status: Accused

Died: 11/26/1978
Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Name included on list released by St. John's Abbey 12/9/13 of monks likely to have offended against minors. Keller died 11/26/78. In a letter dated 6/7/2011, sub-Prior Licari acknowledged abuse allegations made by one man of abuse as a boy in 1956-57, and noted other credible allegations against Keller.

Fr. John T. Keller

Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston TX

Accused in 2002 of giving a 16-year-old boy wine, then fondling him in bed during a trip in the early 1980s. Keller also wrote "love letters" to the boy. Keller denied abuse but admitted holding the youth in a "manner inappropriate for a priest." Archdiocese said conduct did not fit definition of sex abuse. Kept in ministry, including during the archdiocese's investigation. Pastor in 2019 of Prince of Peace parish in Houston, there since 1999. In 12/18 another man alleged abuse as a minor by Keller. Suspended 1/31/19 pending investigation. Bishop allowed him to celebrate one last mass prior to suspension. On archdiocese's list 1/31/19. In 5/19 Keller requested retirement "for age and medical reasons." In 6/19 a third man alleged abuse by Keller at age 15.

Fr. Arnold E. Kelley

Ordained: 1956
Status: Reinstated

Died: 03/17/2020
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

An allegation of past abuse at St. Rita's in Lowell was made in 11/1997. The Diocesan Review Board found no credible evidence and Kelley agreed to move. In 4/2002, the Personnel Committee learned of a second allegation against Kelley. A woman said she reported it to Sr. Rita McCarthy at the time and that McCarthy said there were no other allegations against Kelley. Per the Archdiocese's 8/2011 list, the allegations were unsubstantiated. Kelley retired without restrictions. In 10/2015 Kelley was a 'senior priest' and in residence at All Saints in Haverhill. Accused in suit filed in 4/2016 of abuse of boy, age 10-13, 1973-76 at St.Thomas Aquinas in Jamaica Plain. Alleged abuse include oral sex and sodomy. Kelley denied abuse. Settled in 1/2018. Reportedly died 3/17/2020 in Lawrence, MA although his death is not indicated on the archdiocese's list in 8/2022.

Fr. David J. Kelley

Ordained: 1974
Status: Sued

Died: 06/6/2009
Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

At least 38 men have filed suit alleging forced oral sex, rape, and other abuse by Kelley when they were minors. At least four complaints in 1983 prompted transfer to a new parish. After complaints in 1986, Archbishop Pilarczyk sent Kelley to the Paracletes for treatment, then assigned him to a hospital chaplaincy with parish residence and ministry. Allegations 1993-1994. Removed in 2002. Allowed to be a counselor until suits in 2003 were reported. Suit withdrawn after 5/31/2006 ruling by Ohio Supreme Court. Kelley died in 6/2009.

Fr. Edward J. Kelley

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Ordained: 1968
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Diocese of Providence RI

Arrested in 5/21 in SC for the alleged sexual assault of a boy in 1983 in North Smithfield RI. In 7/21 Kelley was reportedly being held at Eleanor Slater Hospital in RI, where he was to be evaluated. Kelley's accuser said he lived in rectories with Kelley as a boy in the 1980s, that it had been reported to diocesan officials, but that he continued living with Kelley. Further, he said another boy who was "close" to Kelley as a boy died by suicide in adulthood. Kelley resigned from St. Aidan's in Cumberland in 1992 because of "divisiveness" in the parish over his "leadership style." He left RI in 1993 and became a US Army chaplain. He was removed from ministry in Charleston SC in 2015 due to a relationship with an adult woman. Ruled incompetent to stand trial in 2/22, due to advanced dementia.


Fr. Edward T. Kelley

Ordained: 1968
Status: Settled

Died: 08/10/2011
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

In 1977 police spotted Kelley in a car with a 17-year-old boy during an apparent sex act and told the archdiocese. Also accused of taking boys from Boston to Camp Fatima in NH and abusing them. One man told the archdiocese in 1992 that Kelley fondled his genitals at age 11 in 1968 and 1969. Matter settled for $10K in 1995. Placed on sick leave 1993-1996. Named in several suits, beginning in 2002. One 2005 suit against Kelley and two others settled for $475K in 12/2008. Assigned to a life of prayer and penance in 2005. Died 8/10/2011. Included on the archdiocese's list 8/25/2011.

Fr. Micheal H. Kelley

Ordained: 1985
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Indianapolis IN

Accused in 1989 of abuse of a youth who had just turned 18. Had known the boy since he was a child. Youth reported it to Archdiocese immediately but nothing done. Complained again in 2002; Kelley sent to St. Luke's in MD for treatment. Placed on leave 8/02. Diocesan investigation did not clear Kelley who did admit to misconduct with adults. On archdiocese's 10/12/18 list. Noted to have two victims, allegedly abused in 1990 and 1992.

Fr. Robert E. Kelley

Ordained: 1968
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Convicted in 1990 and 2003. Admitted abusing 50-100 girls 1976-1983. Sentenced to two separate prison terms (1990-1996 and 2003-2008) for different abuses. Registered sex offender. Several civil suits. First civil suit filed in 1993. In 1997 one plaintiff was awarded $527K from Kelley. Ceased to be active priest in 1986. Two lawsuits settled in 2006. Laicized in 6/2015, after which diocesan support was discontinued. In 2015 he was reportedly living in a homeless shelter in Boston.

Fr. Thomas C. Kelley

Ordained: 1967
Status: Settled

Died: 02/21/2005
Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Name included on the Erie diocese's list 4/6/2018 and the 814/2018 PA Grand Jury Report. Parish priest, "Special Ministry" at St. Mark's Seminary, and Dean of North American College in Rome, Italy 9/1985-6/1989. On Diocesan Review Board 3/1992-619/94. Allegations of "inappropriate sexual contact" with at least five males; victims were high school or seminary students, ages 18-25. Sent to Southdown in Canada for treatment 9/1995, and 4/1996-9/1996. Returned to ministry as a parish pastor in Stockton, TX, Diocese of San Angelo. Died 2/21/2005. Settlement in the high five figures in 2020 of a claim of abuse of an altar boy, age 12, at least three times in 1968, at St. Peter's Cathedral.

Fr. Timothy J. Kelley

Ordained: 1978
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Ordained for the Buffalo diocese. On leave from the priesthood 1986-2002 before receiving permission to return to active ministry. Per the NY AG in its 11/23/20 complaint against the Buffalo diocese, Kelley [referred to as "Fr. L."] left ministry in FL for 16 years, working for a state child services agency. Named in a civil suit filed in 9/03 in FL. Accused of abuse of a 13-year-old youth in 1983 during trip from Buffalo to FL. Some dispute as to whether Kelley was part of the Buffalo diocese at time of abuse or St. Petersburg FL diocese. In 11/03 a second man alleged abuse before Kelley left Buffalo. Kelley resigned. Included on 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.

Fr. Arthur E. Kelly

Order: SVD
Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Died: 12/12/2004
Diocese: Archdiocese of Washington DC and MD

Named as credibly accused by the Society of the Divine Word Chicago Province on its list 4/18/2021. Abuse noted to have occurred in 1971 in Washington DC. Assigned in the Order's Southern Province in 1968, Techny IL 1969, WDC 1969-1972, Chicago 1973-1974, Indianapolis IN 1975-1978, and again Chicago 1979-1986. Dismissed from the Order in 1987. Founded a youth center for teenage gang members in Indianapolis in 1974. Continued to work there as a priest after his dismissal, "without any church affiliation," per a 1992 news article. Died in 2004. Included on the Chicago Archdiocese's list 5/4/2023. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.


Fr. C. Richard Kelly, Jr.

Ordained: 1970
Status: Sued

Died: 01/3/2021
Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Placed on leave 2/2004 after archdiocese investigated allegations that he sexually abused a minor boy about 30 years prior. Matter reported to civil authorities in 2003. Review committee found the allegations "substantive." Had gone on leave of absence in 1973 and sabbatical in 1992. Army National Guard chaplain for 12 years; spent 8 months overseas during Persian Gulf War in 1991. Sued 5/2004 by man who alleged abuse in third grade. Permanently removed from public ministry in 2005. Included on the archdiocese's list 6/10/2019. Died 1/3/2021.

Fr. Eugene Walter Kelly, Jr.

Ordained: 1962
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Richmond VA

Ordained for the Diocese of Charleston S.C. Left the priesthood prior to the late 1960s. Married. Accused in 1998 of abusing his two stepchildren during 1972-1976. Pleaded no contest to criminal charges in 1998. Received a 3-year probated sentence with registration as a sex offender.

Fr. James Kelly

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1942
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Name released by St. John's Abbey 9/19/17 as having been added to its list of monks "likely to have offended against minors." Taught music at colleges, including St. John's University. Worked in Collegeville, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Stillwater, Ball Club, Wayzata MN, and in AL during 1961-62. Left the priesthood in 1973. Died in 2011.

Fr. James E. Kelly

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Ordained: 1957
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

Accused in two 2003 lawsuits filed by former residents of Fr. Flanagan's Boys Home in the 1970s, in the Omaha diocese. Kelly left Boys Town in 1983. Was working as a prison chaplain in NV in 2/2003 when placed on leave by Albany's Bishop Hubbard. Kelly was accused in the 1980s in Albany, sent to treatment and returned to ministry. At least six other alleged NY victims came forward after new allegation. Suits dismissed in 2/2006 due to the statute of limitations. Name included on the Albany diocese's list 11/30/2018.

Fr. James G. Kelly

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Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Monsignor. Accused in two lawsuits filed in 6/21 under the NY Child Victims Act. Placed on leave 6/30/21. One of the complaints alleged that Kelly sexually abused a child 2005-07, while assigned to St. Margaret's in North Buffalo. The other alleged abuse of a boy, ages 8-10, during 1980-82. Kelly denied the allegations. In 10/21 he was reinstated after the diocese's review board determined that the allegations against him were unsubstantiated.


Br. James Richard Kelly

Order: CFC
Status: Sued

Died: 11/10/2017
Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Named publicly in 11/21 by Attorney Jeff Anderson as accused in a lawsuit filed under the NJ Victims' Rights Bill. Joined the Irish Christian Brothers in 1948 and professed final vows in 1956. Taught at schools in the Archdiocese of New York and in New Jersey, California and Canada. Principal of Bergen Catholic High in Oradell, New Jersey 1968-1974. Kelly died 11/10/17, at age 90.


Br. John Kelly

Order: OSB
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

A former St. John's Prep student accused Kelly of abusing him over a 3-year period. In 1982 the student told the school's counselor, who told the abbot. Suit filed in 1992 and settled in 7/93. As of 2002 Kelly had taken a leave of absence from the brotherhood. A 4/02 article referred to allegations as credible and said that he has acknowledged wrongdoing and sought treatment. Named in new suit in 12/09. Name on list of monks likely to have offended against minors released by Abbey 12/9/13. Was no longer a St. John's monk.

Fr. John P. Kelly

Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Died: 12/1/1992
Diocese: Diocese of Camden NJ

Accused in a 1994 RICO lawsuit of abuse of six youths in the 1970s and 1980s. One claimant settled for $25K and three others were part of a 3/2003 settlement. Removed from ministry in 1992 and died the same year. Another civil suit filed in 3/2005 alleged molestation by Kelly and two other priests. Spent time in Brazil at some point. On diocese's list 2/13/2019. Sued in 12/2019, accused along with Revs. Jay Shannon and John Bernard of abuse in 1974 of a boy, age 12.

Fr. Joseph P. Kelly

Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

Monsignor. Retired in 2006. Among assignments were Boys Town in NE, Project Hope, Camp St. Andrew (Director), and St. Michael's School in Falls Township (Director in the 1970s). Taught for 25 years in diocesan schools. Named publicly by the diocese in 10/2020 as accused, with seven allegations against him, four of them deemed credible. All were from men who had been committed as boy's to St. Michael's. Added to the diocese's list. Kelly denied the allegations. Placed on leave when the allegations were received via the diocese's Independent Survivors Compensation Program. Settlement in the mid-five figures in 2020 of a claim of abuse of a boy, age 13, in 1978 at St. Michael's.

Fr. Kevin Kelly

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Per 2/19 news, a 62-year-old man said Kelly sexually abused him repeatedly over a three-month period when he was in elementary school and Kelly was assigned to St. Thomas the Apostle parish. The man received a settlement from the archdiocese's IRCP (Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program) in 7/17. He filed suit in 2019, after a new law extended the SOL in NY. The man claimed he was tricked into giving up his rights to further claims in accepting the IRCP settlement. Kelly's name was included on the archdiocese's list 4/26/19. It noted he left ministry, and died in 2008.

Fr. Matthew H. Kelly

Ordained: 1942
Status: Settled

Died: 04/5/2002
Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Parishioners complained of Kelly's behavior as early as 1970. He was transferred to two other parishes before he retired 1989. Named in 2003 and 2004 lawsuits. At least 7 plaintiffs alleged abuse as boys in the 1960s-1970s at a cabin in the Santa Ynez Mountains. Died 4/05/02. Claims included in massive $660M L.A. archdiocese settlement of 7/07.

Fr. Michael Eugene Kelly

Ordained: 1973
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Diocese of Stockton CA

From Ireland. Accused of the sexual abuse, including rape, of multiple children. Psychological evaluation in 1999 after parents complained to the Stockton diocese of inappropriate touching of their children; determined to have "latent pedophilic elements." Moved to another parish. Removed in 10/2007 after a claim that he molested a 10-year-old boy in 1984. Denied the allegation. Reinstated in 3/2008; claimant wouldn't cooperate. Suit filed 3/27/2008. New allegations in 2011 of abuse 2000-2002. Stayed active. Found liable 4/6/2012 by a civil jury of abuse . Privileges removed. Fled to Ireland in 4/2012 after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Calaveras County District Attorney sought extradition. Diocese settled lawsuit 4/20/2012 for $3.75M. New suits in 9/2012 and 11/2012. He denied both. New indictments 1/14/2014. Name included on a list of claimed abusers attached to Stockton Diocese's 5/9/2014 filing in bankruptcy court. Traveled to Mexico and Morocco. Arrested in 2016 by federal authorities in Morocco, held for months, returned to Ireland. The Calaveras County District Attorney dropped the charges in 2016 after Kelly's 26-year-old accuser died. Still wanted in 1/2017 by U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of CA for unlawful flight. New suit filed in 2022 of abuse of a boy in 1979; the boy was a referee in the youth soccer lead Kelly helped found. In 11/2023 the CA Attorney General was to investigate the District Attorney's 2016 dropping of charges.

Fr. Michael J. Kelly

Ordained: 1953
Status: Settled

Died: 12/6/2003
Diocese: Archdiocese of Omaha NE

Named publicly as accused on the archdiocese's list 11/30/18. It notes reports to archdiocese in 1998 of abuse 1956-1996. Kelly retired in 1995 and was removed in 2002. He died in 2003. Per the NE A.G.'s report in 11/21, Kelly allegedly sexually abused a boy 1956-1966, beginning when the boy was age 6. His victim received a settlement in 2003.

Fr. Patrick Kelly

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1950
Status: Convicted

Died: 05/4/2012
Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Visiting priest from Ireland. Worked in Zambia in the 1950s. Was studying in Chicago by 1986, then worked in NY and CA. In 1991 returned to Ireland after allegation he abused a girl in Los Angeles. Promised to return to face charges but did not. Pleaded no contest in 1992 to charges. Received three years probation without returning to US. Civil suit filed in 1992. Per Los Angeles archdiocese report, there were four accusers from 1991. Died 5/4/12 in Dublin. Included in 3/21 on the Rockville Centre diocese's list of accused, noting alleged abuse at St. Joseph's in Ronkonkoma, among other places. Assigned 6/-86-6/88 to prison ministry while in residence at Queen of Most Holy Rosary in Roosevelt, NY. The L.A. archdiocese's list in 12/21 notes that this Patrick Kelly is not the Patrick M. Kelly, s.j. still in active ministry.

Fr. Robert J. Kelly

Ordained: 1953
Status: Sued

Died: 09/6/2004
Diocese: Diocese of Charleston SC

Ordained for the Archdiocese of Hartford. Transferred to the Diocese of Charleston in 1958, incardinated in 1959. Parish priest. Bishop England High School faculty member, rector of the school 1964-1990. Superintendent of Catholic Schools. Elevated to monsignor in 1991. Died in 2004. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 11/3/2021 of sexually abusing a young altar boy in the early 1990s, at St. Andrew's in Myrtle Beach. Kelly's accuser said the priest also abused other altar boys. A second man field suit in 1/2024, alleging abuse by Kelly as a St. Andrew's altar boy, also in the early 1990s.


Fr. Robert Joseph Kelly

Ordained: 1974
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Per the PA AG's 3/1/16 Grand Jury report, Kelly sexually abused a boy, age 12-13, in 1975-77 while assigned to a State College parish. He reportedly groomed the boy with drive-in movies, drives to the mountains and offers of beer. Victim notified diocese in 1993; Bishop Adamec sent Kelly to treatment then reassigned him, despite being assessed as "pedophilic" and the recommendation he avoid young people. Victim sued in 2003. Report said Kelly also made advances on a 14-year-old boy in 1978. Kelly was identified as one of 9 "predator" priests known to the diocese per lawsuits filed by 5 people against 2 other priests in 2/03. In 5/04 the diocese settled claims for 21 plaintiffs for $3.7M, including claim against Kelly. Remained in ministry until 2/27/15, when removed during internal investigation after review of previous allegations. On Charleston diocese's list 3/29/19. Was visiting priest there.

Br. Thomas F. Kelly

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Order: CFX
Status: Accused

Died: 08/9/1976
Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Br. Benedict Joseph. Joined the Xaverians in 1933. Died in 1976. Named publicly as accused by the Order on its list 7/12/2019. Allegation reported in 1995 of abuse in Baltimore in 1945. The alleged victim said he was abused by Kelly, including rape, at St. Mary's Industrial School from ages 13-16, beginning in about 1945. This accuser said he was also sexually abused at the school by Xaverian Bros. Luanus/Lawrence Meegan and Fabian/Francis Donal, and by Passionist priest Timothy McGrath. Included on the Baltimore archdiocese's list in 7/2019 and in the MD Attorney General's Report 4/5/2023 .


Fr. Thomas Francis Kelly

Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Died: 07/15/1990
Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Died 6/15/1990. Included in Archdiocesan settlement of 10/28/2005 for claim that he abused a child at St Teresa's. At least one claim included in the 8/08 $12.7M settlement. Personnel file released in 1/2014. Included on Chicago Archdiocese's list 1/21/2014. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which states that Kelly was a serial predator. Sexually abused at least 20 boys, ages 11-17 in the 1960s and 1970s. Kelly would groom boys with dinner, movies and concerts, and let them drive his car. He plied them with alcohol, cigarettes and marijuana, gave them pornographic magazines and had them sleep over in the rectory. Archdiocesan files indicate that officials knew of Kelly's behavior as early as 1967, yet claim the first report of abuse was in 1992.

Fr. Thomas M. Kelly

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Ordained: 1939
Status: Accused

Died: 03/4/1987
Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Named publicly in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report. A woman reported in 2006 that when she was age 8 in 1971, Kelly sexually abused by digitally penetrating her vagina while she sat in his lap. Made to retire in late 1971 after complaints of Kelly's extreme drunkenness, conduct with women and girls and other erratic behavior. Sent to treatment for three weeks then moved into Stella Maris Hospice, where he ministered to residents. Caused a car accident in 1982, which killed another priest. Died in 1987.


Fr. Timothy Kelly

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1961
Status: Sued

Died: 10/7/2010
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Abbot of St. John's Abbey in the St. Cloud diocese 1992 -2000. Died in 2010. A man filed suit 6/11 alleging that Kelly sexually abused him in 1966 at St. Anselm's Church in the Bronx. Abbot of St. John's issued a statement saying he had just learned of the accusations in 6/11 and was investigating. Plaintiff said he told the order in 12/10. Multiple alleged victims around the U.S.

Fr. Vernon Kelly

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Order: CP
Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Also known as John. At least one claim included in the Springfield MA diocese's 11/08 $4.5M settlement with 59 plaintiffs. Added 6/2/21 to the diocese's list. Was Vocations Director for the Passionists at their monastery in West Springfield 1961-1964. Noted to have sexually abused a minor in 1965. Laicized in 1967.

Fr. Leo A. Kelty

Ordained: 1960
Status: Accused

Died: 05/15/2018
Diocese: Diocese of Trenton NJ

Monsignor. Placed on leave in 2002 after a review of diocesan records showed that Kelty was accused of inappropriately touching a young girl on at least two occasions more than 20 years prior. Case beyond statute of limitations, per the D.A.'s office. On diocese's list 2/13/2019. Died 5/15/2018.

Fr. Dennis W. Kemp

Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Placed on leave in 7/2007 from St. Monica's on Mercer Island after allegations of inappropriate conduct with a 12-year-old boy. The incidents allegedly took place over about 6 months. No criminal charges filed. The Archdiocese concluded its own investigation and and recommendation to the Vatican. In 2/2010 the Vatican announced Kemp's permanent removal from active ministry. On the Archdiocese's list 1/15/2016 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of child sexual abuse. Status is 'permanent prayer and penance.'

Deacon Thomas Kemp

A man filed suit in 12/07 accusing Kemp, who posed as a deacon at St. Agnes Parish, of abusing him for several years in the 1980s. The abuse allegedly began when the plaintiff was in second or third grade and continued until he was between 10-13. The boy had gone to Kemp for counseling. Kemp was general manager of a Catholic TV station that had its studios at the parish. The archdiocese promptly issued a statement denying that Kemp was ever a deacon or ever had privileges of any type, but acknowledge he may have presented himself as a deacon. Kemp was at St. Agnes Parish 1986-92. Plaintiff reported the abuse to the archdiocese in 2002, but no action.

Fr. Thomas L. Kemp

Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Died: 03/7/2019
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

First revealed in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.  Per the diocese's updated list in 1/22, Kemp was removed from ministry in 2004 and died 3/7/19.

Fr. James A. Kemper

Ordained: 1942
Status: Accused

Died: 11/23/1993
Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

First identified publicly as accused by the Santa Fe archdiocese on its list 9/12/2017. Died 11/23/1993. Included in the Diocese of Memphis report 2/28/2020, where he was assigned at some point to two parishes in West TN. On the Knoxville diocese's list as of 3/6/2020. Included on the Diocese of Nashville's list in 11/2021.

Fr. Leonard A. Kenkel

Ordained: 1960
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Des Moines IA

Taught at Dowling Catholic 27 years. Allegation in 2003 of "decades-old" abuse, but insufficient evidence to conclude sex abuse, per diocese in 2018. Accused in 2005 suit of kneading and fondling the buttocks of 15-year-old boy at a diocesan high school, and of exposing himself to the boy while talking about "receiving the Body of Christ." Suit filed after diocesan board determined insufficient evidence. Board recommended Kenkel take "appropriate boundaries" training, which he did. Kept in parish ministry. Retired 2008. Diocesan Website on 8/3/2013 showed him living in West Des Moines; possibly still working as supply priest. Report to diocese 9/6/2018 of child sex abuse by Kenkel decades prior. Reportedly living in 2018 in a nursing facility. Included on the diocese's list 4/4/2019. It notes one substantiated allegation of abuse of a boy, occurring in the early 1980s, and unsubstantiated allegations in 2003 and 2005.

Fr. Finbar Kenneally

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1925
Status: Accused

Died: 12/14/1991
Diocese: Archdiocese of Washington DC and MD

Named publicly as accused by the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans on its list 5/31/2019. It notes alleged sexual abuse of a minor 1962-1964, reported in 1991. Assigned to the Academy of American Franciscan History in Washington DC at the time of the alleged abuse. Died in 1991.

Fr. Edward Michael Kennedy

Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Died: 11/2/2018
Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Placed on leave in 1991 and sent for treatment after accusations of abuse of young boys. Paid $20K in 1994 to settle sexual abuse charge. All rights removed in 2002. Named in at least three suits filed in 2003 and 2004. One plaintiff was included in a 2004 settlement with the Diocese. Laicization announced 12/01/06. One claim settled as part of a $4.5M settlement in 11/08. Reportedly died 11/2/18. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Gary L. Kennedy

Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

Named as accused in the CO Attorney General's report released 10/23/19. Allegation received in 9/19 that Kennedy sexually abused a boy, ages 13-15, during 1967-69. The priest was assigned to St. Mary's in Montrose at the time of the alleged abuse. He is said to have wrestled with altar boys, one at a time, on a mattress behind a curtain in the church basement. His accuser said that Kennedy would grab him and grind his genitals against him. Kennedy retired in 2011. He was assisting at a Pueblo parish when accused. Removed.

Fr. Daniel J. Kenney

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Omaha NE

Worked in WI, NE, MA, SD, Nairobi Kenya. Nicknamed "the Monkey Priest" because he carried around a monkey hand puppet. Named publicly as accused by the Omaha archdiocese on its list 11/30/2018. Allegation noted to have been received in 2012 of abuse 1985-1987. Reportedly there were eight allegations of child sexual abuse. Per the NE Attorney General's report in 11/2021, in 1985 Kenney asked a boy age 13 or 14, to show him his penis size. Another man alleged that when he was a freshman at Creighton Prep, Kenney called him into confession and told him to lock the door and show him his penis to see if it was developing adequately. Kenney also reportedly stalked the boy. Removed in 1989 from Creighton Prep after a parent filed a report with Child Protective services. Removed in 2002. Included on the Jesuits Midwest Province list 12/17/2018. It notes multiple allegations of abuse, occurring while assigned to Creighton Prep 1980-1987. Permanently removed from public ministry. Living in a Jesuit community from 2003. Twelve more men told a newspaper reporter in 2019 that Kenney abused them as Creighton Prep students, with the same modus operandi. The Province's 2/21/2020 revised list shows years of alleged abuse while at Creighton Prep as 1978-1987. Laicized 11/3/2020.


Fr. Joseph A. Kenney

Ordained: 1943
Status: Accused

Died: 01/16/2001
Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 12/14/2018. Accused in 2002 by two people of abuse in the late 1940s - early 1950s. Died in 2001. The Archdiocese stated it realized in 2018 that it knew in 1985 of allegations of abuse in the early 1950s. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report. It shows that the 1985 allegation was of a girl, ages 4-8, and that the victim knew that others were also abused. Kenney was kept in ministry and retired in 1987. The 2002 allegations were of abuse a girl, age 12 or 13, in the late 1940s, and of a 14-year-old girl in 1952-1953. In 2019 a man, who was related to Kenney, reported that the priest abused his sister and cousin as children in the 1960s, and another man said Kenney sexually abused him at age 5 in the 1960s. In 2021 a woman told the A.G. that Kenney abused her when she was age 4-5 in the late 1940s - early 1950s, and that it went on into her teenage years. She said he also abused her cousin.


Fr. Joseph W. Kenney

Ordained: 1931
Status: Sued

Died: 01/11/1992
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

One of 12 priests named as abusers in a lawsuit filed in 9/2002 against the Boston Archdiocese, Cardinal Law and others. The suit alleges that church officials failed to respond to complaints of sexual abuse, protected the perpetrators and sought to cover up the evidence. Kenney died in 1992. No information on victims or when abuse occurred. The 8/2011 Boston archdiocese list reported no formal determination of guilt either because Kenney died prior to a canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death. (Name on list is Joseph F.; other sources show his as Joseph W.)


Fr. John Kennington

Order: CSsR
Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Worked in Brazil 18 years, then Baltimore, Washington DC and New York. May have been at an Opa Locka FL parish 1993-94 as Fr. John 'Kenning', C.Ss.R. In 1989 a teenage girl told her mother Kennington sexually abused her and her younger brother 1984-87, beginning when the girl was 11 and the boy was 8. Kennington was a close family friend who stepped in to help the mother after a divorce, including with childcare. They attended the Manhattan parish where he was assigned. The brother filed suit in 1993, settled in 2001. The sister could not sue, due to NY statute of limitations. Kennington was sent around 1995 to Order's monastery in Esopus, NY, assigned to archive Shroud of Turin research. He was honored in 2009 on the 50th anniversary of his ordination. Living in Brooklyn by 2010. Still active in 2016. Named in new lawsuit 2/19.

Fr. Michael Christopher Kenny

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Ordained: 1973
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

From Ireland. Suspended in 2000 when two women brought sexual misconduct allegations against him. Kenny testified that he fathered two illegitimate children and had sexual intercourse with both adult women and minor girls. Two suits filed. One settled 2/03 for $300K and 2nd settled 9/03 for undisclosed amount. Kenny was living in Ireland as of 2003. May have been laicized.On the archdiocese's list 1/31/19. Case referred to the Vatican for possible laicization.

Fr. Simon E. Kenny

Ordained: 1938
Status: Accused

Died: 07/2/1999
Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Monsignor. Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 4/24/2019. Allegation received in 2017 of sex abuse in the early 1980s. Army chaplain 1941-1967, parish priest. Pastor of St. Mary's in Pylesville 1968-1985.  Retired in 1985. Died in 1999. Included in the MD Attorney General's Report 4/5/2023. It notes that the Diocese was informed in 1982 Kenny French kissed an adult woman without her consent, then did the same thing with her 16-year-old daughter, greatly upsetting the daughter.

Fr. Joseph W. Kenshol

Ordained: 1973
Status: Settled

Died: 12/19/2022
Diocese: Diocese of Grand Rapids MI

Accused in a 1995 civil suit of giving adolescent boys full body oil massages in the rectory of Sacred Heart Parish. Claims were later settled for undisclosed amount after underlying suits were dismissed by Court and Appeals Court. Diocese said behavior was "immature and inappropriate, indicating poor judgment but nothing more." He was allowed to return to ministry. Died 12/19/2022.

Sr. Benen Kent

Order: OSF
Status: Settled

Died: 06/24/2003
Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Given name Margaret Agnes. Took first vows in 1938. Accused in a 2005 suit by a woman of abuse when she was a child 1962-67. Two more women filed suit in 2006. They claim the order knew Kent was mentally ill and had behaved questionably with children. Allegedly abused in Chicago IL and MN. Died in 2003. In 4/07 Court dismissed one suit on SOL, parts of a second and left the third intact. Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal 4/30/08. Claims settled in 9/08. Two women received $400K total. Other accusers have come forward. Suit filed in Winona MN in 4/16 alleging sexual abuse by Kent of two minors 1958-61.

Fr. Edward M. Keohan

Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Died: 09/12/2015
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Spent five years as a missionary, mostly in Peru. One of 16 priests named for the first time in lawsuits filed in 1/2003 by 70 plaintiffs. Accused of fondling a teenage boy at St. Rose of Lima in Chelsea MA. The Archdiocese did not place him on leave until 8/2003 because it said the lawsuit did not contain enough information to justify removal. Accuser received a six-figure settlement; Keohan was exonerated by the Review Board and returned to active status in 3/2005. Per the 8/2011 Boston archdiocese's list, Keohan was retired with no restrictions. He died 9/12/2015.

Fr. Bartholomew Keohane

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Order: SMA
Ordained: 1929
Status: Accused

Died: 12/5/1989
Diocese: Diocese of Savannah GA

Assigned in West Africa, GA and CA. Named publicly as accused on the Savannah diocese's list 11/8/2018. Noted to have worked in the diocese 1947-1961. Died December 5, 1989, age 85. Had been living in Tenafly, NJ. Included in the 3/24/2023 GA PAC Report. Report to the Savannah diocese in 2002 that Keohane sexually abused two girls in the 1950s.

Fr. Daniel C. Keohane

Ordained: 1952
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Oklahoma City OK

A woman alleged in a lawsuit that her father abused her and she acquired multiple personality disorder, and that she was molested by Keohane 1967-70 when she sought counseling from him. She claimed repressed memory until 1987. Suit dismissed on SOL by US District Court in Tulsa; she appealed. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in 2/92 that her diagnosis did not stop the SOL because she knew she had psychological problems but still graduated from college with honors and ran own business for years. Keohane died in 1/99.

Fr. Daniel T. Keohane

Ordained: 1978
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Koehane was placed on administrative leave in 3/2011 after an old allegation surfaced during a review of his personnel file. He was accused of abusing a 17-year-old girl in the late 1970s, while assigned to Church of the Epiphany. The Archdiocese said the allegation was credible and needed further investigation. D.A. was informed. Keohane denied the allegation.

Fr. John J. Keough

Ordained: 1952
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Resigned in 3/1982 to marry. Accused of abuse of both men and women. Accused in 2002 of kissing and fondling an 11-year-old girl in the 1960s, then "sex" after she graduated high school. Included in a 10/2003 $8M archdiocesan settlement with 15 individuals who alleged abuse by 12 different priests. Laicized in 11/2008. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Timothy F. Keppel

Order: CR
Ordained: 1977
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

On 1/12/2013, the Order announced that Keppel had been removed after it had received (in summer 2012) an allegation of sexual misconduct involving a teenage boy in the San Bernardino Diocese in the late 1970s. The boy was not a member of either Our Lady of the Lake or St. Anne's in the Mountains where Keppel was assigned for many years. The Diocese investigated and both the Diocese and Order found reasonable cause to believe that the behavior did occur. Sentenced in 2012 by the Vatican to a life of prayer and penance. Included on the Diocese's list 10/9/2018. On the Mobile Archdiocese's list 12/6/2018, which notes "misconduct" occurring 1977-1981; it doesn't say where. Worked at some point at Resurrection parish in Montgomery. On the Stockton diocese's 11/12/2020 list, noting he was a visiting priest at Mammoth Lakes during Lent 2012. Included on the Resurrectionists' list of credibly accused 10/27/2021.


Fr. Richard J. Keppeler

Ordained: 1954
Status: Sued

Died: 12/26/2011
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

First revealed in 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Listed as having died in 2011; diocesan list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation. Listed in 1988 Official Catholic Directory as working at St. Bridget's in Bergen NY. In 4/18 a 68-year-old man alleged publicly that Keppeler abused him and other boys at Notre Dame High School, where the priest was Dean of Boys. Accused in a lawsuit filed 8/14/19 of molesting a 14-year-old at All Saints in Buffalo in 1957. Another 8/14/19 suit claims Kepeller sexually abused a 16-year-old Notre Dame High School student in 1972. Accused in a 7/21 lawsuit of sexually abusing a boy, ages 10-15, during 1985-90 while assigned to St. Brigid. The plaintiff also alleged that Auxiliary Bishop Grosz groped him repeatedly in 1990 after his confirmation ceremony at the parish, and that Grosz commented to Keppeler that he was right about the boy's good looks.

Fr. Thomas J. Kerestus

Ordained: 1969
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/2018 PA Grand Jury Report. Regional director for three CYO groups, chaplain for Appalachian Trail Scouting Council. In 1985-1986 parishioners wrote to Bishop Welsh with concerns about Kerestus' close and inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old boy. In 10/1992 an 18-year-old male told the diocese that Kerestus sexually abused him for five years. Assessed by St. John Vianney Center in 2005 to be in the "moderate-high range" for "sexual re-offense." A third man reported in 4/2016 that Kerestus abused him 1975-1980 when the man was a 15-year-old Holy Name High School student in West Reading. Removed in 2002, given retirement status. Died in 2014. A 7/2020 lawsuit claims abuse of a boy, ages 11-18, in the 1970s-early 1980s. At least one settlement.

Fr. Jerome C. Kern

Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Kern abused a boy in 1977 in a seminary swimming pool. In 1993 the victim went to the the vicar general and learned that archdiocese had a file on Kern dating back to 1969, when he was accused of grabbing the genitals of two boys. Kern was transferred after the boys' mothers complained. The man filed a lawsuit which later settled. Other accusers known. Kern was supposed to never to work in another parish, but he was an active parish priest until 2002 when he took medical disability leave. Sued in 11/13. In a 4/14 deposition, Kern denied that his actions constituted abuse but that it consisted of nonsexual horseplay, hugging and wrestling. Also said that the archdiocese never warned him he could go to jail for his actions and never disciplined him. Included on the archdiocese's list of credibly accused.

Br. Joseph C. Kernan

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Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Listed by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings. Kernan is deceased. The Christian Brothers did not provide assignment information; until we are able to establish assignments and location of the alleged abuse, we have placed Kernan in the Archdiocese of Chicago. The Christian Brothers state that the merits of most of the claims settled in the bankruptcy were not tested.

Fr. Christopher Kerr

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1979
Status: Accused

Died: 04/6/2018
Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

A man filed a report with the Santa Fe police in 1997 alleging abuse by Fr. Kerr and Br. Dennis Huff at St. Catherine Indian School. Allegedly Kerr (a teacher) fondled him once in 1980 or 1981 and Huff raped him several times in the early 1980s. Kerr was working in the Cincinnati archdiocese in the late 1980s. He left the priesthood in the early 1990s. In 1997 he was was living in Houston, TX. He died in 4/2018. Included on the Franciscans' St. John the Baptist Province list of those with substantiated allegations against them. Added to the Gallup diocese's list of credibly accused in 11/2021. Included in 2/2022 on the Cincinnati archdiocese's list.

Br. Albert F. Kerressey

Order: CFX
Status: Sued

Died: 09/19/1997
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Br. Ricardo/Richard. Joined the Xaverians in 1932. Accused in a 9/22/1994 demand letter of sexually abusing a student who had been injured during hazing at St. John's Prep, where Bro. Ricardo was Headmaster. Alleged to have orally sodomized the boy in the school infirmary. Previously worked at a High School in the Worcester diocese, and was later an education official at the US Catholic Conference in the Washington DC archdiocese. Also worked in Boston as a family counselor. Died 9/19/1997. Omitted from the 2011 Boston AD database. Included on the order's list 7/12/2019. It notes allegations reported in 1994 and later of abuse in Danvers, MA in the mid-late 1960s. Died in 1997.

Fr. William J. Kerrigan

Ordained: 1941
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Davenport IA

Accused of abusing a female minor beginning in 1954, while chaplain and instructor at Ottumwa Heights College. Kerrigan was also pastor of St. Mary's in Eddyville. Laicized in 1975. Died in 1988. Included on the diocese's list in 5/2009 of credibly accused.

Fr. Joseph J. Kershner

Order: SchP
Ordained: 1964
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Miami FL

Principal of Cardinal Gibbons High School when suspended in 6/2002 due to allegations of abuse in the 1980s. Allegedly grabbed a student's buttocks. Two male teachers also complained that he groped them. Cleared by the Review Board in 12/2002 and returned him to active ministry. He then retired because of health problems. Named in a civil suit filed late 2009 or early 2010 in FL.

Fr. Louis F. Kertz

Ordained: 1948
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

A lawsuit filed in 8/05 alleged abuse of a 13-year-old boy in 1981 at All Saints in St. Peter's, MO. Kertz was reportedly transferred several weeks after the 1981 incident. Another suit filed in 5/06 claimed abuse 1976-79 at the same parish. Kertz died in 1985. In 11/08 the MO Appeals Court dismissed the 2005 suit due to the statute of limitations. Included on the archdiocese's list 7/26/19. Allegations substantiated.

Fr. Gary L. Ketcham

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Order: OFM
Ordained: 1977
Status: Guilty plea

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

First named publicly as accused on on the Erie diocese's list 4/6/2018. Included in the 8/14/2018 PA Grand Jury Report. Accused sometime before 3/1989 of the sexual abuse of two boys in Mobile AL, where he was visiting friends. Sent to treatment at Guest House in MN, St. Luke's in MD, then on "Health Leave" at St. Patrick's/St. Hedwig Cluster in Erie 6/1990-7/1990. Criminally charged in 2/1990. Pleaded guilty. Fined $15,000. Suspended 11/1998-2004. Laicized in 2004. Added to the Buffalo diocese's list in 11/2018. Faculty member at St. Bonaventure University 1977-1984.

Fr. Joseph F. Kettner

Order: MS
Ordained: 1950
Status: Settled

Died: 03/6/2002
Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Kettner's name was included on the diocese's list 3/22/2019 of clergy on whose behalf settlements were paid related to allegations of sexual abuse of minors. The allegations against Kettner were deemed not credible. He was accused of sexually abusing two girls, ages 7-8, in 1979 and 1970. He died 3/6/2002.

Fr. Joseph F. X. Keyes

Ordained: 1941
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Assigned to parishes in Queens, Bellmore, Elmont, Greenlawn. Retired in 1989. Died 5/22/92. Accused in a lawsuit filed 6/12/19 of sexually abusing a girl, age 5 or 6, in 1970, while Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi in Greenlawn. The abuse allegedly occurred while the girl was attending a neighbor's son's First Communion celebration in Greenlawn. Keyes allegedly isolated the girl, then sexually assaulted her.

Fr. Phillip C. Keyes

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Ordained: 1958
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Ordained for the Diocese of Madison. Left in 1976. Became a priest the breakaway, traditionalist Society of St. Pius X. Convicted of first degree sexual assault of 10-year-old boy in 1993. Sentenced to one year in jail, with privileges to get out to feed cats and take care of home. Sued in 1994 by the youth and an adult alleging abuse when he was a minor in 1982-84. Suit settled in 1994. Keyes paid some to both parties. Diocese and order had settled earlier. Died in 1998.

Fr. Gordon L. Keys

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Died: 01/6/2005
Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/2011) the Province agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the Province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. Keys' name is included on this list. Died 1/6/2005. Included on the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/2018. It notes claims in 2009 of abuse 1956-1964.

Fr. James Khoury

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Ordained: 1975
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

Maronite Rite priest, ordained for the Eparchy of St. Maron. Named publicly as accused by the San Antonio archdiocese on its list 1/31/19. Assigned 1977-85 to St. George Maronite Church, and 1981-83 was president of Antonian High School. Accused in the mid-1980s of sexually abusing a student. Settlement in 1985. Removed from the San Antonio area by his Eparchy. The alleged victim told the Archdiocese in 2004, then filed suit against the Archdiocese. Suit dismissed in 2006. Khoury died in 2016.

Fr. Peter Kiarie

Order: CSSp
Ordained: 1993
Status: Acquitted

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Visiting priest from Kenya. Kiarie (also spelled Kiare in some news reports) was arrested in 6/02 on charges of sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy during an outing at a park. Kiarie was in New York on a speaking tour to raise money for Kenya churches. The boy told his mom Kiarie molested him; she told church officials, who told DA. In 8/02 Kiarie rejected a plea bargain that would have given him 90 days in jail, and demanded a trial. Jury found him not guilty in 4/03. Kiarie said he would return to Kenya immediately.

Fr. Edward Kickel

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Ordained: 1922
Status: Accused

Died: 12/13/1972
Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

Monsignor. Several complaints in the 1950s -1960s. Nothing done. Nicknamed "The Feeler" for molesting girls during religion class. In 1969 faculty and parents at St. Francis de Sales in Parma held a meeting about allegations against Kickel. The pastor barred Kickel from hearing confessions and teaching religion classes, and told parents to keep quiet or they would be guilty of a mortal sin and go to hell. One woman was denied counseling in 2000 because the Diocese said it could not find facts to support her claim. After a 2002 news report, almost a dozen women called the news outlet to say they too had been abused by Kickel. He died in 12/1972. Included on the diocese's list 6/21/2019.

Br. William J. Kiefer

Order: SM
Status: Accused

Died: 03/7/2012
Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

 In 6/2014 the diocese received a report that at least one boy was abused by Kiefer at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School (formerly North Catholic High) between 1956-1962. Kiefer married in 1970 and died in 2012 in Dayton OH. In 2014 he is one of 9 Marianists accused of abuse at Cardinal Wuerl since initial announcement of abuse by Br. Bernard Hoffman.


Fr. Placidus Kieffer

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1932
Status: Accused

Died: 02/15/1990
Diocese: Diocese of Davenport IA

Accused in 2002 of sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy in 1963 at St. John's in Burlington. Also worked in the Kansas City, KS archdiocese. Died in 1990. Allegations deemed credible. Included on diocese's 7/2008 list of credibly accused. Allegedly abused two boys.

Fr. Stephen M. Kiesle

Ordained: 1972
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Oakland CA

Long history of sexually abusing boys and girls. Convicted in 1978 of lewd conduct for tying up and sexually abusing two boys; sentenced to three years probation. Left the priesthood in 1981. Laicized in 1987. Volunteer youth minister in the mid-1980s at St. Joseph's in Pinole. Arrested in 2002 on 13 counts of child molestation; all but two dropped in 2003 due to the statute of limitations. Sentenced in 2004 to six years in prison for abuse of a girl in 1995. May have abused at least ten girls. Kiesle said that if girls said abuse happened then he was sure it did. Released in 2009. Civil suits filed. Registered sex offender, living in Walnut Creek, CA. Two more suits with seven accusers in 8/2010. Accused in a 10/2018 suit against the Vatican of abuse 1972-1974 of a girl, ages 11-13. On the diocese's list in 2019. Lawsuit in 12/2019 alleges abuse of boy, age 10-11, in the 1970s. Suit filed 3/2/2020 claims abuse a of 5-year-old boy for over a year in Pinole in 1985. Accused in two 2/2021 suits, of abuse of a girl in one and a boy in the other, 1972-1975, in Pinole. A lawsuit filed against the diocese in 1/2022 claims abuse 1972-1975 of a young boy in Pinole. Kiesle would give the boy wine, then molest him. The victim's adult children filed the lawsuit; their father had filed suit in 3/2020, but he died a few days later of cirrhosis and the suit was dismissed. Arrested in 4/2022, charged with killing a pedestrian while driving drunk. Pleaded no contest in 12/2023. Sentenced to 6 years and 8 months in state prison.

Fr. James G. Kiffmeyer

Ordained: 1985
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

In 2002 a man accused Kiffmeyer of abusing him when he was senior in high school and later. County prosecutors said the statute of limitations had expired. The church said the man was over 18 at the time in question. After this allegation was made, it was revealed that Kiffmeyer had been accused in 1997 of a similar offense, again by a male who was at least 18. Archdiocese paid to settle the claim. Vatican ordered Kiffmeyer returned to ministry as of 12/2006. Appointed as pastoral administrator of Holy Family Parish 4/30/2008. Remained in active ministry until 7/2012 when he requested personal leave. He told Archbishop Schnurr that he did not intend to return to ministry.

Fr. Peter J. Kihm

Ordained: 1981
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Suspended from ministry 1/19/15 after credible allegations of abuse of a male minor about 30 years prior. Few months prior to removal archdiocese notified D.A. of concerns about possible past incidents. Kihm denied allegations. At least one more person came forward later to alleged abuse, also 30 years before. Assigned to Our Lady of Lourdes High School 1987-92; abuse said not to have happened there. Assisted and pastored a number of parishes. Sent to supervised setting for evaluation and risk assessment. No criminal charges due to 5-year statute of limitations. Laicization announced 3/16. Moved out of New York state. Settlements with alleged victims 5/17 and 10/17 as part of archdiocese's compensation program. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19.

Fr. Stephen M. Kilcarr

Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Died: 06/22/2017
Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

In 2020 a man received a settlement from the Archdiocese through its IVCP, for claims that Kilcarr sexually abused him as a boy, ages 13-15, dozens of times in the rectory of St. Joseph's in West Orange in the 1960s. Accused in a press conference held by Attorney Mitchell Garabedian on 8/7/2019 of sexually abusing a second boy. Kilcarr moved to Seton Hall Prep in 1968, where he had close access to thousands of young boys for multiple decades. He died 6/22/2017.


Fr. John M. Kilcullen

Ordained: 1955
Status: Sued

Died: 12/13/1998
Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 9/1993 of abusing a girl, ages 6-7, in 1954 and 1955. The girl was a student at Most Sacred Heart Elementary School during the time of the alleged abuse. Kilcullen was a frequent guest at the girl's aunt's home, where the abuse allegedly occurred. Per the complaint, on one occasion, when Kilcullen was babysitting the girl, he got into the bathtub while she was in it, had "intercourse" with her, then prayed with her and asked for her forgiveness. A year later Kilcullen allegedly grabbed her arm when she was leaving the bathroom, and another time said to her, "once a slut, always a slut." Another (unknown) priest was also accused in the complaint of sexually abusing the girl when she was ages 6-14. The lawsuit was dismissed in 1994. Kilcullen died 12/13/1998.


Fr. James Kilgour

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Ordained: 1982
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Accused in a 1987 lawsuit of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy 1980-1981. The suit claimed Kilgour continued to make sexual advances on the boy through 1987. Kilgour was the boy's teacher and counselor at Our Lady of the Lake in Mandeville. Kilgour was placed on leave in 1987. The suit settled and was dismissed in 4/1991. Included on the archdiocese's list 11/2/2018. Per its updated list in 2022, Kilgour died in 2021.

Fr. James Louis-Bertrand Kilkenny

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Order: OP
Ordained: 1936
Status: Accused

Died: 02/15/1985
Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

Named publicly as accused by the Dominicans St. Joseph Province on its list in late 2018. Included on the Archdiocese of Louisville's list in 2/2019, where abuse took place. Added in 12/2019 to the Diocese of Columbus' list. Died in Louisville 2/15/1985.

Mary Joseph Killeen

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Order: CSJ
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Took final vows in 1929. Very limited personnel file released 7/13 (12 pages). Worked as nurse in Idaho, Arizona and Washington. No information on abuse allegations but article says the nun and others were accused in civil lawsuits of molesting children while working within the Los Angeles archdiocese. Died in 10/71. The accusation came after her death. Order said it found nothing to substantiate the claims.

Fr. William N. Killian

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Ordained: 1935
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

In 2002 a woman reported to the archdiocese that she was sexually abused as a child in the 1950s by Killian, at St. Richard's in South Philadelphia. He allegedly would have her change from her school uniform into a ballerina outfit from his closet, then have her lie on bed while he molested her. She told her mom who spoke with someone, then said she would not have to go to rectory again. Killian remained in his position. The older brother of a classmate confirmed the story about Killian and the "costume closet." Killian died in 1965. Named in a 2006 civil suit.

Fr. Dennis Killion

Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1980
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Removed in 8/2008 when civil suit(s) alleged abuse of four boys at Salesianum High in Wilmington in the mid-1980s. Two reported abuse at the time; Order did nothing. Worked in MD and in Ft. Meyers FL at Bishop Verot High 2006-2008. Had just been assigned to St. Bedethe Venerable in Holland PA when allegations were made. More suits were filed in 9/2008-4/2010. All claims with the Diocese settled in 2/2011. Two men settled with the Oblates in 2/2011 for $700K each. Name released as part of the Order's 8/2011 $24.8M settlement with 40 individuals.

Fr. Donald Wren Kimball

Ordained: 1969
Status: Convicted

Died: 08/15/2006
Diocese: Diocese of Santa Rosa CA

Placed on leave 1990, accused of abuse of boys and girls. Civil suit settled 2000 for $1.6M. Other suits also settled. Convicted of child molestation in June 2002; sentenced to 7 years in prison for abuse of a 13 year-old-girl in 1981. Same trial found him innocent of raping another girl. Supreme Court overturned law under which he was criminally convicted. Laicized in 2002; died 9/15/06. Several settlements in 2005 and 2006. On diocese's list 1/12/19, noting allegations in 1990 of abuse in the 1980s. Suits filed in 12/19 under the CA Child Victims Act claiming abuse of two minors, ages 16 and 17.

Fr. Gerard P. Kinane

Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Died: 03/2/2020
Diocese: Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux LA

Placed on leave without faculties in 3/2004 after a man alleged that Kinane molested him in 1973 and again in 1975 when he was a teenager and Kinane was assigned to St. Mark's in Chalmette. Kinane had been performing limited ministry prior to his suspension. No criminal charges due to the statute of limitations. Also worked in PA and FL. The Vatican ordered a church trial in 2004. Kinane sued the archbishop in 2005 for defamation; the suit was dismissed in 2010. Included on the New Orleans archdiocese's list 11/2/2018. It noted an accusation was first received in 1993 of abuse in the 1970s and 1980s. On Houma-Thibodaux diocese's list 1/11/2019. (Houma-Thibodaux was created in 1977; it had been part of New Orleans archdiocese.) On 3/9/2020 we received an anonymous report that Kinane died in FL. Per his obituary, Kinane was from Conway, AK and died in Safety Harbor FL 3/2/2020, age 74.

Fr. Conrad Kinder

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Order: SVD
Ordained: 1921
Status: Accused

Died: 01/2/1978
Diocese: Diocese of Austin TX

From Germany. Named publicly as accused by the Austin diocese on its list 1/31/2019. Died in 1978. Included in 2020 on the Diocese of Little Rock's list, where he was assigned to St. Bartholomew 1929-1946. Included on the Divine Word Missionaries Southern Province list which notes Kinder was transferred to the US in 1925, was in East Troy WI 1947, joined the Southern Province in 1950 and in 1954 became a priest of the Diocese of Austin TX.

Fr. Anthony S. King

Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Died: 11/4/2001
Diocese: Diocese of Yakima WA

A man filed a lawsuit in 1/2007 alleging he was abused by King and another priest, Richard O'Connor, as a high school student in the mid-1960s. Abuse by King may have occurred in Spokane after several priests and students were transferred there from Yakima when St. Peter the Apostle Seminary in Cowiche closed. King died in 2001. Settled in 1/2010 for $150K. Included on the Yakima diocese's list 7/9/2019.

Fr. Colman H. King

Ordained: 1923
Status: Accused

Died: 09/22/1973
Diocese: Diocese of Boise ID

First named publicly as credibly accused by the Diocese in its 10/24/2019 revised list. It notes a report in 1993 of an incident in the 1960s while King was assigned to St. Rita's in Kellogg. King was born and educated in Ireland and was first assigned in 1923 to Immaculate Conception in Buhl ID. Among other assignments, he was pastor of St. Anthony's in Pocatello 1928-1939 and pastor of St. Rita's in Kellogg 1950-1970, after which he retired. He died 9/22/1973 in Ireland.

Fr. David G. King

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1949
Status: Sued

Died: 07/31/2002
Diocese: Diocese of Yakima WA

Worked in Seattle, Yakima and Tacoma, WA and in Portland, OR. Accused in a 2004 lawsuit of abusing of a 13-year-old boy in the early 1950s at Marquette High School for Boys in Yakima. Left Jesuit High School in Portland in 1993. Died 7/31/2002. Civil suit dismissed in 7/2006 due to "lack of activity." Per the Jesuits West list 12/7/2018, there were reports in 1999 and 2009 of abuse in 1966-1970 and 1968-1971. Included on the Yakima diocese's list 7/9/2019.

Fr. Paul Kirchen

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Ordained: 1929
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Helena MT

Accused of sexual abuse of at least one minor. Included on the Helena diocese's list posted to its website 4/29/15 in compliance with the non- monetary terms of the 3/5/15 bankruptcy settlement. Assigned to Carroll College 1929­-1980; retired to residence at Carroll College 7/1/80. Died 4/19/89. On Diocese of Great Falls-Billings list 8/21/18. (Name misspelled Kurchen.)

Fr. James Kircher

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Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Jackson MS

Removed in 1987 for misconduct. Retired in 1991. Four men alleged in a 2/02 suit that they were abused as boys by Kircher beginning in the mid-1970s and continuing through 1984. Two plaintiffs had previously settled with the diocese in 1994. Judge dismissed portion of suit invovling two who had previously settled but allowed two new plaintiffs' case to go forward. On New Orleans archdiocese's list 11/2/18. Noted to have received allegation in 2010 of abuse in the 1970s. In residence in the 1970s at St. Julian Eymard in Algiers LA. Died in 2007. On Jackson diocese's list 3/19/19. Diocese received reports in 1986 and 2002 of abuse 1978-82.

Fr. Robert W. Kirchmeyer

Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Died: 02/26/2008
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Personnel file released in 1/2004. Church spokesman said Kirchmeyer and two other priests were allowed to remain in ministry because the allegations were either anonymous or withdrawn. A subsequent news release from the Archdiocese said that Kirchmeyer had retired and was granted senior priest/retired status as of 2/27/2004. Died 2/26/2008 in FL. Included on the Archdiocese's 8/2011 list.

Fr. Allan F. Kirk

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Died: 08/11/2006
Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Midwest Province on its list 12/17/2019. It notes a single allegation of abuse, reported after his death, occurring while assigned to St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago in 1979. Kirk died 8/11/2006. The Provinces's list revised 2/21/2020 shows multiple allegations of abuse while at St. Ignatius as 1978-1979. Included in 1/2020 on the Cincinnati Archdiocese's list. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Richard L. Kirouac

Ordained: 1985
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Priest of the Saint Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy. Worked in Bismarck ND, Chicago IL Houston TX and possibly elsewhere prior to arrival in MA. Native of MA. Assigned 2001-03 to the Springfield diocese at Sts. Patrick and Raphael in Williamstown. Included on the diocese's list, with multiple credible allegations of abuse noted. The alleged abuse occurred 1998-2000; the list does not indicate where the abuse occurred. Removed from public ministry in 2003.

Fr. Robert J. Kirsch

Ordained: 1957
Status: Sued

Died: 11/3/2005
Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

From NY. Trained as Jesuit. Ordained for Gallup. Transferred to Santa Fe. Archdiocese became aware of behavior and sent him to counseling several times; each time would transfer him to new parish. Kirsch allegedly sexually abused a girl at St. Thomas Apostle in Abiquiu NM 1973-1977, beginning when she was age 15, leading to pregnancy and an abortion. She filed a civil suit in 1991. He admitted sex but said she was 19 by then. Suit dismissed in 1993 due to the statute of limitations. Died 11/3/2005. Included on the Gallup diocese's list of credibly accused. Included on the Santa Fe archdiocese list 9/12/2017. On the Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/2019, where he worked 1965-1967.

Fr. Joseph Patrick Kissane

Ordained: 1969
Status: Settled

Died: 04/7/2011
Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Included on the Archdiocesan list of accused updated in 2009. Included in a 10/2003 settlement. Archdiocese settled at least one claim in a 5/2007 $6.65M settlement. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which shows a first allegation to the Archdiocese in 6/1989, that Kissane sexually abused a girl 1978-1979 at St. Catherine's in Oak Lawn. He admitted the abuse of her and two other girls. Kept in ministry. Archdiocese didn't investigate until 1/1990. One priest said grade school girls would hang around Kissane, including in the rectory, and become "attached." Another allegation in 8/1990. Accuser filed suit. Admitted to "sexual involvement" with nine girls, as young as age 14. Faculties withdrawn in 4/91, resigned in 5/1991. Accused in 8/1994 of raping a girl 20 years prior at St. Catejan. Review board said it would not investigate and would not try to contact the victim because Kissane had already resigned. Laicized in 8/2010. Died in 4/2011.

Fr. August Kita

Order: SDB
Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Died: 06/12/2008
Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

At least one claim included in almost $5.2M settlement with the New Orleans archdiocese in Fall, 2009. Kita died in 2008. On New Orleans archdiocese's list 11/2/2018. Allegation received 2006 of abuse in the 1960s and 1970s. Worked at Hope Haven in Marrero. Also worked in NY, MA, Tampa, NJ. Included on the Salesians' list in 3/2020 of credibly accused.

Fr. Marvin J. Klaers

Ordained: 1950
Status: Sued

Died: 03/12/2022
Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

After ordination worked in New Ulm and Shakopee. Assigned in 1965 to Hampton, then St. Paul. In 1975 transferred to Miesville and New Trier. Retired in 2002, continued to help out in parishes until 6/14. Klaers' name was included on the archdiocese's 2/15 list of accused, due to alleged abuse of an adolescent boy in the late 1970s. Lawsuit served 5/12/16. Klaers denied the allegations. He died 3/12/22.

Fr. John Klebauskas

Ordained: 1948
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

Removed from ministry in the 1970s after a credible allegation that he abused boys and girls 1958-70 at Camp Scully, a camp for underprivileged children. One claim settled in 2/05; six others were under investigation as of 3/05. Died 6/27/81. Changed last name from Klebauskas to Klebie at some point. Claims in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 of abuse of a boy, ages 12-15, during 1961-64.

Fr. George W. Klein

Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Died: 11/18/2020
Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

In residence  at St. Philip the Apostle Parish in Northfield when accused in 8/2011 of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl in the mid-1970s while principal of St. Benedict High School in Chicago. The girl was a student at the school and was sent to him for counseling. The Archdiocese said Klein was retired as of 7/2010. Review Board determined in 12/2011 that Klein's conduct was not sexual abuse but was inappropriate. Restrictions placed - prohibited from public ministry and being alone with or functions involving minors. Restrictions eventually loosened; re-established by new Archbishop Cupich in 2015. Died 11/18/2020. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Robert Paul Klein

Ordained: 1953
Status: Settled

Died: 06/20/2005
Diocese: Diocese of Covington KY

Accused in a 12/2003 civil suit of abusing a youth at Sacred Heart Parish in Bellevue in 1964, three years after Klein was told to investigate allegations against Rev. Earl Bierman. Klein told Bishop Ackerman; nothing else done. Included on the diocese's list 7/31/2020 of those with substantiated allegation(s) of abuse. Klein retired in 1992. "Charter Suspension" 9/9/2002. Died 6/20/2005. Included on the Lexington diocese's list in 8/2020. It notes the 1964 allegation, deemed credible, and that there is evidence that Klein admitted to the abuse. Also, a lawsuit by a different victim in Boone County settled.

Fr. Robert William Klein

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Convicted

Died: 02/16/2000
Diocese: Diocese of Duluth MN

Arrested in 9/1987 and removed from ministry. Charged with four counts of criminal sexual misconduct with three boys, ages 15, 13 and 12, and one girl, age 10, between 1985-1987. Police found 700 photos in his residence, including children in bondage. He was without assignment at the time of his arrest, working as a fill-in. Pleaded not guilty in 12/1987. Found guilty 12/18/1987. Named in at least four civil suits. Died 2/16/2000. New suit filed 12/09/2013 claimed abuse in the early 1970s. Named on the diocese's list of accused priests 12/31/2013. Jury trial related to civil case filed in 2013 was to begin in 8/2016.

Fr. Robert James Klem

Order: CSB
Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Died: 01/22/2021
Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

Accused in a claim settled in 2020 in the low six figures of sexually abusing a boy, ages 14-16, in 1968-70, while assigned to the Aquinas Institute in Rochester. The abuse allegedly occurred at least three times, at Klem's residence, at a house around Greece, NY and on a trip to Quebec, Canada. Klem was at the Institute 1958-84. Transferred to the Basilian Mission Center in Sugar Land, TX in the late 1980s. Retired in 2013, living at the Dillon House in Houston through at least 2019. He died in 1/21.

Fr. James Edward Kleman

Ordained: 1954
Status: Settled

Died: 03/9/1974
Diocese: Diocese of Covington KY

In 12/2003, a woman joined a class action suit against the diocese, alleging she was abused by Kleman in Northern Kentucky in 1959 when she was 10. She also alleged that Kleman abused her (now) deceased older brother when the boy was 12. Kleman reportedly also abused a teenage boy at least 50 times 1958-1961. This claimant was also included in the settlement. Kleman died 3/9/1974.

Br. Walter A. Klick

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Order: SM
Status: Accused

Died: 05/18/1979
Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

Marianist brother of the Cincinnati Province. Professed vows in 1931. Assigned to high schools in Cincinnati, Cleveland and Dayton OH, Puerto Rico, Covington KY, Washington DC, Pittsburgh PA, San Francisco CA, Brooklyn NY, Baltimore MD. Also assigned to the University of Dayton. Died in 1979. Included on the Marianists 6/24/2020 list of accused. Added to the Baltimore archdiocese's list 11/3/20. Mentioned in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Valentine J. Klimek

Ordained: 1944
Status: Accused

Died: 08/7/1994
Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

On 1/03/2014 the Diocese of St. Cloud released the names of 33 clergy, including Klimek, accused of the sexual abuse of minors. Klimek held many positions within the Diocese, including Spiritual Director of Cathedral High School and Director of Catholic Charities. He died 8/7/1994. Included in 10/2022 on the Chicago Archdiocese's list, where he had worked briefly in the late 1940s as an extern priest. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report. 


Br. James H. Kline

Order: SM
Status: Accused

Died: 12/10/1997
Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

In 2014 fellow Marianist Bro. Bernard Hartman was facing trial in Australia on child abuse allegations when a man came forward to allege abuse while he was a student at North Catholic High School in Pittsburgh. After the Pittsburgh Diocese sought information on other possible victims, allegations were made against seven other brothers, including at least one against Kline. Kline was at North Catholic 1940-1947. Also worked in OH, DC and Puerto Rico. He died in 12/1997. Head of Marianist Order apologized in writing to the diocese and students.

Fr. John Kline

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Ordained: 1949
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Attorneys for one man announced 3/15/11 that they would be filing suit alleging that Kline, while assigned to St. Francis Xavier Parish and High School in 1968 or 1969, abused the then-adolescent youth. Kline died in 1/96. Suit was filed 3/16/11 in NJ. Plaintiff alleged Kline also abused his brother.

Fr. Irving Frederick Klister

Ordained: 1944
Status: Convicted

Died: 04/19/1997
Diocese: Diocese of Superior WI

 Chancellor. Founder of the diocesan newspaper. Accused of abuse of a 14-year-old boy in Superior in the early 1950s. Transferred in 1955 to the Diocese of El Paso. Sent in about 1966 to St. Vincent Hospital in St. Louis, then to Servants of the Paraclete in Jemez Springs NM for treatment. Allowed ministry in the archdiocese (Santa Fe). A man from OR filed claim in 2013 in NM alleging abuse at age 7 or 8 by Klister at St. Vincent de Paul parish in Maxwell in the early to mid-1980s. Settled in 4/2014. Klister was convicted in 1990 on child pornography charges. Named in a civil suit filed in El Paso in 1995. Died 4/19/1997. Included on the Santa Fe archdiocese's list of accused on 9/12/2017. On the Las Cruces diocese's list 11/8/2018. On El Paso's list 1/31/2019. On the Superior diocese's list in 11/2022, which notes he was a priest of the diocese until incardinated in 1984 into the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. 


Seminarian Thomas Kloppenborg

Order: CM
Ordained: 1991
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Colorado Springs CO

Entered the Vincentians as a novice in 1969. Ordained a deacon in 1978. Ordained for priesthood in 1991. In preparation for religious life, admitted early on that he had a "consensual" relationship as an older teen with a youth in mid-teens while in seminary in the 1970s. In 2002 removed by superior from assignment in CO. Stayed at Order's headquarters until 2004 when he moved to Nairobi. Worked there until his death in 2007.

Fr. Robert J. Kloster

Ordained: 1965
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Syracuse NY

Named publicly as accused on the diocese's list 12/3/18. Noted to have been removed from ministry. Accused in a 6/20 lawsuit of raping, sodomizing and sexually abusing a boy, ages 10-18, beginning in 1969 when the plaintiff was a St.Thomas altar boy. The abuse allegedly worsened when the boy became a Catholic Central student and was targeted by Revs.Thomas Zedar and David Pichette.

Fr. Kenneth E. Klubertanz

Ordained: 1966
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Madison WI

Placed on leave in 6/02 after an allegation that he had abused a boy, age 13, 27 years prior. Placed on leave pending investigation by Review Board. A second man came forward in 8/02, alleging the priest abused him at age 16 in 1968. Klubertanz denied all allegations. In 1/03 a third man filed suit alleging he was abused as a boy by Klubertanz in 1969-70 on weekend trips to a cabin. The Diocese denied that it knew of any allegations against Klubertanz before 2002. Found guilty by Church trial per 6/07 news release. Sentenced to life of prayer and penance.

Fr. Leonard Paul Kmak

Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Died: 07/16/2002
Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Left the priesthood to marry in 8/1968. Laicized in 1/1969. Died in 7/2002. Accused of having abused in 1960-1963. Allegations first public when a claim was included in a 10/2005 settlement by the Archdiocese involving 24 plaintiffs and 14 priests. Archdiocese also settled at least one claim in 5/2007 $6.65M settlement with 14 people alleging abuse by 12 priests. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Charles Knapp

Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Tucson AZ

In 3/2021 a woman joined a lawsuit filed in 12/2020 against the Diocese of Tucson, the Archdiocese of L.A. and St. John's Seminary in Camarillo, CA, claiming Knapp sexually abusing her when she was age 5, in the 1970s. She said Knapp was a guest in her family's home, and that the abuse occurred in her bedroom under the guise of play while her parents were preparing dinner. She had come forward to the diocese in 6/2019; Knapp was suspended. The Diocesan Review Board reportedly determined that the allegations could not be "reasonably substantiated" and recommended Knapp be returned to public ministry. The woman said Knapp also abused her best friend at the time, under similar circumstances.

Fr. Paul Knapp

Order: CSsR
Ordained: 1972
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Knapp's name appeared on Baltimore's 9/2002 list of priests, religious priests and brothers accused of sexual misconduct. The Archdiocese learned from the Redemptorists in early 1993 that an individual alleged sexual abuse by Knapp about 20 years prior. Knapp was associate pastor at St. Mary in Annapolis 1973 -1981. Assigned 1981-1983 to a parish in the Toledo diocese and to a Saratoga Springs NY parish 1983-1993. He left the priesthood in 1995 and was laicized in 2006. Added to the Toledo diocese's list in 2019. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report. It notes that the 1993 allegation was that Knapp sexually abused a girl, age 13, in 1975, and that other girls were also abused. Removed in 5/1993 from his Saratoga Springs NY parish after allegations of sexual misconduct with two women. Sent to his order in MD and was to undergo treatment. Alleged in 4/2002 to have sexually a teenage girl in the late 1970s during a service project trip with high-schoolers.

Fr. Robert J. Knapp

Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Personnel file released in 1/2004. It revealed "a father-son" relationship with a child, sexual misconduct with three women and "hundreds of incidents" with a victim between 1979 and 1984. Knapp was first accused of child sexual abuse in 1985. Left the archdiocese without permission in 1988. Voluntary laicization in 2010 announced 6/13/2011. Living in Maine at the time. The Boston archdiocese list in 8/2011 notes that the case concluded canonically.

Fr. Joseph Knecht

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Ordained: 1925
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

The Diocese acknowledged in 12/03 that there were credible accusations against Knecht. Seven plaintiffs filed civil suit(s) in 1/04 claiming abuse by Knecht at St. Mary's Catholic School in Chewelah. In 4/04, another man filed suit against the Diocese, alleging that he was abused by Knecht as a minor for about three years. Knecht worked in the Diocese from 1932 until he died in 1956 at age 56. He spent almost 20 years at Chewelah. One claim settled in 12/04. Others pending in 4/06.

Fr. James Knelleken

Ordained: 1951
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

A man filed a civil suit in 3/2007 alleging that Knelleken molested him at age 13 multiple times in 1956 or 1957. Per news in 1968, Knelleken was to leave for missionary work with the Maryknoll Missioners in South America. Placed on leave in 1988 after suspicions he was abusing children. Laicized in 1996. Died in 2003. The Archdiocese said he was 1 of 49 priests included in a 2004 investigation. One claim settled in Seattle in 10/2007 for $110K. A second claim settled in 8/2009 for $350K. Included on the archdiocese's list 1/15/2016 of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible allegations against them of child sexual abuse. Settlement of a claim of abuse in the early 1960s on 12/28/2020.

Fr. Marvin T. Knighton

Ordained: 1975
Status: Acquitted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Charged in 6/02 with sexual assault of a teenage boy more than 10 years prior. In 1993 the alleged victim's father complained to Knighton who went to the diocese and asked for investigation. Jury found him not guilty in 8/03 but Review Board later deemed allegations credible. In 4/04 Bishop asked Vatican to laicize him. Two other allegations were made against Knighton. Laicized in 2011. Claimed Milwaukee owed him about $450K in past wages and benefits. Personnel files released 7/1/13. Worked in AZ schools for almost 20 years.

Fr. John (Gregory) Knoernschild

Order: OCarm
Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Died: 11/14/2010
Diocese: Diocese of Orange CA

Accused by a former Crespi Carmelite High School student of sexually abusing him in 1977-1978. Knoernschild was in the L.A. archdiocese before Orange was established in 1976. Left the archdiocese in 1996, returned in 1998, and left again in 2001. At least one claim against Knoernschild was included in a $10M settlement with the Order and L.A. Archdiocese in 10/2006. Died 11/14/2010. Included on the Carmelites list of accused 11/22/2020. Added in 1/2021 to the Diocese of Joliet's list, where he was assigned 1970-1974 to Joliet Catholic High School. Included in the IL Attorney General's 5/23/2023 report, which notes two "reported survivors."


Fr. John T. Knotek

Ordained: 1938
Status: Accused

Died: 01/6/2006
Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Assigned to St. James Parish in Menomonee Falls 1968-72, where he was later accused of 'involvement' with young girls. Other allegations dated to the 1950s. He denied the allegations. Retired in 1988. Name included on Archdiocese's 7/04 list of priests fully restricted from ministry because of credible allegations of abuse. Living life of prayer and penance as of 11/6/04. Died 1/6/06. Personnel file released in 7/13.

Fr. Bernard P. Knoth

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1977
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Indianapolis IN

Resigned in 2003 as president of Loyola University in New Orleans after allegations that he sexually abused a student at Brebeuf Jesuit Prep in Indianapolis, where he was principal 1986-1988. Prior to New Orleans, Knoth worked at universities in Washington DC and Chicago. The abuse is alleged to have occurred in 1986. He denied it. Order deemed complaint credible. Privileges removed. As of 1/2007 Knoth was working in private business in Sarasota, FL. Laicized 8/29/2009. On the Indianapolis archdiocese's list 10/12/2018. On the New Orleans archdiocese's list 11/2/2018. On Jesuits Central and Southern Province list 12/7/2018. On Jesuits Midwest list 12/17/2018. Multiple allegations noted. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Thomas B. Knox

Ordained: 1942
Status: Accused

Died: 03/9/1968
Diocese: Archdiocese of Dubuque IA

Accused by a man via a letter to the editor 1/2006 of sexually abusing him as a child in the early 1950s at Sacred Heart in Oelwein. The man said he notified the Archdiocese in 2003 and that the Archdiocese knew of other accusations. Knox died 3/9/1968.


Br. Albert Koch

Order: SM
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Camden NJ

Accused in a lawsuit filed 1/6/2021 of sexually abusing a girl, age 14, in summer 1974 at the Marianist Famiy Retreat Center in Cape May Point. The girl was a volunteer camp counselor. Koch reportedly remained active at the center into 2020. Removed. Koch's accuser also alleged abuse at the camp by Marianist Fr. John Sheehan.

Fr. J. Robert Koch

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1943
Status: Accused

Died: 12/6/1996
Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Also known as Robert J. Koch. Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Midwest Province on its list 12/17/2018. It notes a single allegation of abuse, occurring while assigned to St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago in 1966. Died 12/6/1996. Name included in 10/2022 on the Chicago archdiocese's list of credibly accused. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Patrick Koch

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Died: 09/9/2006
Diocese: Diocese of Corpus Christi TX

Named publicly as accused by the Corpus Christi diocese on its list 1/31/19. Left the diocese in 1966. On the Dallas diocese's list 1/31/19. Died 9/9/06. In 2/19 Koch's family filed a canon law appeal to the two dioceses and the Vatican regarding his inclusion on their lists. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 of sexually assaulting a Jesuit College Prep of Dallas student, where Koch was principal 1972-79, president 1979-80 and alumni director 1980-86. Another suit, filed in 9/19, claims abuse by Koch of a 15-year-old Jesuit Prep sophomore around 1980. In 10/19 another Dallas Prep alumnus sued, alleging abuse by Koch during confession in the early 1980s. The same man also claimed abuse by Prep teacher and wrestling coach, Rev. Peter Callery, SJ. Koch's name was added in 12/21 to the Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province list of credibly accused. Named in a lawsuit settled in 3/22 filed by multiple plaintiffs regarding multiple priests who allegedly abused in the late 1970s and early 1980s at Jesuit College Prep of Dallas.

Fr. Jerome Koerner

Ordained: 1960
Status: Sued

Died: 01/23/2021
Diocese: Diocese of Green Bay WI

Went on leave of absence in 1972, resigned from priesthood in 1973. In 2012 the diocese received an allegation that Koerner had sexually abused a child in the 1960s in Kaukauna. He denied the allegations. Police notified. Civil suit filed 7/5/13. Laicized in 2013. On diocese's list 1/17/19. Abuse noted to have occurred in about 1960-67. Died 1/23/21.

Fr. Robert S. Koerner

Order: OMI
Ordained: 1937
Status: Settled

Died: 06/25/1999
Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

Worked in TX (1937-41), MT (1956-63) and at St. Patrick's parish in Calipatriam, CA (1963-90). In 10/02 San Diego bishop learned Koerner had molested several minors during his 27-year tenure there. His history was known in the parish for years. Brom apologized to parishioners. Died in 1999 in San Antonio, TX. Name on 3/30/07 San Diego diocese list of priests with credible allegations. Diocesan personnel file released 10/25/10. Order's personnel files released 7/13 show he admitted fondling and kissing boys and girls. Named in three lawsuits in 2003, and four other settlements. Suit filed in 1/20 under the CA Child Victims Act by five men, each alleging abuse by Koerner 1965-late 1980s.

Fr. George D. Koharchik

Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Removed from St Catherine of Siena in Mount Union 8/12 and placed on leave after allegations of sexual misconduct with minors in Cambria County in late 1970s. By 8/25/12, several other accusers had approached the diocese. DA's office turned the investigation over to the AG's office 11/12. Per the AG's 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, Koharchik "is certainly a child predator." He admitted to the GJ in 3/15 to molesting "close to" 12 children. He would grope young boys while driving and playing Bill Cosby tapes which featured the word "penis." He had young boys sleep, shower and wrestle with him, and sit on his lap. He would pat their buttocks. Koharchik served on the Presbytery Council during the trial of admitted child molester, Rev. Francis Luddy. Defrocked 1/22/16.

Fr. Peter D. Kohler

Order: MS
Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused

Died: 06/28/2014
Diocese: Diocese of Rockford IL

Assigned in LA, MO, MI, Madagascar. Lived at the La Salette House in Hartford CT 2011 until his death in 2014.  Named publicly as credibly accused by the the Diocese of Rockford on its list 11/14/2018. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which shows that in 2017 a man reported that when he was 12 years old in 1999, Kohler raped him during confession at St. Joseph's in Lena, IL. Kohler was filling in for an absent priest. The boy told his father the same night, who said he would take care of it. Kohler did not return to the parish. 


Fr. Thomas M. Kohler

Ordained: 1968
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Removed from assignment in 1994 and remained on leave until 2005. Accused of abuse of a male in the mid-1970s and of taking nude photos of a 15-year-old boy in 1994 in New Jersey. Criminal charges filed in that case. Outcome unclear. Accused in a in a 1995 civil suit of abuse of an altar boy 1973-78; settled. Laicization announced in 2005.

Fr. Leonard A. Kohlman

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Died: 09/24/1972
Diocese: Diocese of Great Falls-Billings MT

As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/2011) the Province agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. Kohlman's name is included on this list. Died 9/24/1972. Included on the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/2018. It notes reports in 2009 of abuse 1958-1967, 1962-1976 and 1965-1969.

Fr. John Kohnke

Order: OPraem
Ordained: 1937
Status: Arrested

Died: 09/2/1987
Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Arrested in CA in 1974 for oral copulation of a minor 1973-74. Also two arrests for lewd behavior in restrooms in CA. Worked in multiple parishes in WI, MT, PA, TX and CA even after his arrests. Died 9/2/87. Named in 2003 civil suit. Personnel file released by Order 09/09/13. Included on the Helena diocese's list 4/29/15, in compliance with the non-monetary terms of the 3/5/15 bankruptcy settlement. On St. Norbert Abbey list 7/19/19. It notes multiple allegations.

Fr. Bernard Kokocinski

Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Toledo OH

Sued twice in 2002. Accused of raping a boy in 1975 and of abusing the boy's brother. Arrested at least three times for improper sexual activity. Suits settled at mediation in 6/2004. Barred from active ministry as of 2004. Included in the diocese's status report of 2/2005. Teaching certificate revoked in 11/2006. Dismissed from the clerical state in 2007.

Fr. Michael G. Kolar

Ordained: 1969
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Accused of sexually assaulting at least three girls while counseling them at a Catholic Youth Center. One alleged victim said she was molested in 1984 while on a retreat. The archdiocese learned of incident in 1986. Remedial measures were taken and he was left on staff. In 1988 the archdiocese learned of an alleged 1973 incident involving another girl; he was removed from staff. A civil suit settled for $6K. He admitted he was a sex addict. Voluntarily laicized in 1993. On St. Paul revised list 2/17/14. Personnel filed released by Anderson and Associates 7/23/14

Fr. Michael R. Kolb

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1982
Status: Accused

Died: 03/8/2023
Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Midwest Province on its list 12/17/2018. It notes a single allegation of abuse, occurring while assigned to Marquette University High School in 1986. Permanently removed from public ministry. Per the Province's list updated in 10/2023, abuse also is alleged in to have occurred in 1990. Kolb died 3/8/2023. 


Fr. Louis J. Kolenkiewicz

Ordained: 1993
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Suspended 2/15 after discovery by D.A. that porn he had downloaded in 2005 included photos of minors. Investigated by D.A. 2005 and 2011 for downloading porn. Removed for three years. No charges filed due to church not preserving evidence, per D.A. Received treatment after 2011 incident. Had returned to parish ministry in 6/14. On leave 6/15 after local police found him working at parish and told archdiocese to keep him away from children. Cleared by archdiocesan review board; to return 6/19/17, assigned to Cathedral.

Fr. Michael Kolodziej

Order: OFM Conv
Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Ordained for the Buffalo diocese before joining Order of Friars Conventual in 1978. Former Minister Provincial of the Order. Worked in MD, NY, MA and GA as teacher, including in the Springfield MA diocese. Principal of Cardinal O'Hara High in Buffalo diocese 1982-1988, and assistant principal at St. Francis High in Athol Springs 1979-1982. Head of the Order's St. Anthony of Padua Province 2001-2010, responsible for creating a system to prevent child sexual abuse in the Province and for addressing allegations against member of the Order.  In 11/2013 a former student at Archbishop Curley High in Baltimore alleged that Kolodziej sexually abused him on several occasions 1975-1979 while "wrestling." Suspended by Order from public ministry; archdiocese removed his faculties. Police were investigating. On the Atlanta archdiocese's list 11/6/2018. On Buffalo diocese's list updated 11/5/2018. On Baltimore's list 9/5/2019. Accused in two lawsuits filed in 2019 under the NY Child Victims Act of molesting boys at Cardinal O'Hara High School in Tonawanda NY, both in 1982-1983. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report. It details allegations of abuse by Kolodziej of six former students of Cardinal O'Hara High School in Buffalo NY, St. Francis High School in Athol Springs NY and Curley High School in Baltimore MD. A Curley High victim received a $50K settlement. Included in the 3/24/2023 GA PAC Report.

Fr. Otto Koltzenburg

Ordained: 1981
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Native of Germany. Ordained for the diocese of Spokane. Author. First named publicly as accused 3/1/17 by the Spokane diocese, as required by bankruptcy guidelines. Assigned to Assumption parish 6/1/88-6/30/02. On Archdiocese of Seattle's 3/3/17 list (name spelled Koltzenberg). Worked at St. Mark's in Shoreline 2002-2006, and Holy Family in Auburn 2006-2008. Noted to be permanently barred from ministry.

Fr. John E. Komar

Ordained: 1964
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Arrested in 2003 for viewing child porn on his work computer. He had been hospital chaplain at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center for 10 years. Hospital's computer technician noticed the websites in the computer history and notified police. Video showed Komar accessing the sites. Placed on leave. Living without restrictions at St. John Vianney Residence for Retired Priests in Rutherford, NJ for several years as of 11/13. On archdiocese's list 2/13/19. Deceased.

Fr. Edward J. Konat

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Accused several times while assigned to the Salt Lake diocese of sexual advances toward 'young men.' Included on the Harrisburg diocese's list released 8/1/2018. Included in the PA Grand Jury Report 8/14/2018. No known allegations during his brief time in Harrisburg. On the Salt Lake City diocese's list 12/4/2018. It notes abuse of two minors in 1984, reported 11/4/2002 and 12/15/2010. His faculties were removed and he left UT in 3/2085. Expelled by the Jesuits in 1981. On the Jesuits Midwest Province list 12/17/2018. Per the Province's revised list 2/21/2020, there was a single allegation of abuse occurring in 1974 while assigned to Marquette University HS in Milwaukee, WI.

Fr. Thaddeus T. Kondzielski

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Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Name included on Erie diocese's list 4/6/2018. Included in 8/14/2018 PA Grand Jury Report. Taught at Cathedral Prep for 19 years. In 1/2013 a man reported that when he was a Prep sophomore 30 years prior, Kondzielski had him lift weights with him, both of them naked. Kondzielski didn't admit nor deny the behavior. He admitted he had students sleep overnight with him in his bed. Retired 4/29/2013. Not allowed to function as a priest.

Fr. John Anthony Koonz

Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Died: 11/27/2013
Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

In 9/02 three men alleged that Koonz abused them at separate times when they were teens. Diocesan Misconduct Commission found claims credible. A man filed a civil suit in 12/03 alleging that Koonz and Fr. Edward Kennedy sexually abused him as a minor. Three people settled claims against Koonz as part of a $7.5M settlement in 7/04 between 45 claimants and the Diocese, involving 18 priests. Another suit was filed in 1/05. One settlement in 2008. Removed from all ministry. Died 11/27/13. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Leo Charles Koppala

Ordained: 1994
Status: Guilty plea

Diocese: Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN

Priest of the Nellore Diocese, India. Arrived in the US in 10/2008. Assigned to Ss. Peter and Paul in Blue Earth MN in 8/2009. Accused in 6/2013 of kissing and fondling an 11-year-old girl. Arrested 6/8/2013. Charged with second degree criminal sexual conduct. Released on bail 7/11/2013. Put on administrative leave without privileges. Admitted everything but fondling the girl's breasts. Pleaded guilty in 3/2014 to criminal sexual misconduct. Included on the Diocese's 12/16/2013 list. Sentenced to 25 years probation 3/31/2014 but was to be deported to India instead. Deported and handed over to Indian authorities 5/14/2014. The Diocese's information on Koppala was updated 6/23/2014.

Fr. Matthew J. Kornacki

Ordained: 1973
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused of possession of child pornography 2001-2003. Placed on leave in 2003 and sent for treatment. Indicted and pleaded guilty in 2004. Sentenced to 30 months in federal prison. His ministry was permanently restricted. Registered sex offender in PA.

Fr. Kevin Kortina

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Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Named publicly by the Newark archdiocese on its list 2/13/19. One alleged victim noted. Among assignments were Sacred Heart Cathedral in Newark, Our Lady of Lourdes in West Orange, Union Catholic Regional High School in Scotch Plains. Also worked in CA at DeLasalle HS in Concord, and St. Francis DeSales parish in San Bernardino. Deceased.

Fr. Rudolph Kos

Ordained: 1981
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Removed in 1992. Sued in 1993-94 by eleven victims. Abuse occurred before ordination, during priesthood, and while he was on leave from treatment at the Servants of the Paracletes facility in Jemez Springs, NM. $119M civil jury verdict for plaintiffs 7/97, reduced to $30.9M in 1998 after negotiated settlement. Convicted in 1998 of criminal abuse of four of the plaintiffs. Received three life and other sentences. Laicization announced 7/98. Several later lawsuits and claims also filed and settled. On Dallas diocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Michael J. Kossak

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1987
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Allegedly involved in inappropriate sexual behavior with students at Boston College High School, where he was assigned 1988-1989. Left in 1989 after investigation by the state Dept. of Social Services into allegation of sexual misconduct. Given a warning by DSS. Went on to work at a Weymouth hospital while in residence at a parish. Transferred to parishes in FL, returning to Boston in 1999. Allegations became public in 3/2002. Included on the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/2018. It notes credible claims in 2009 of abuse in 1980. Assigned prior to ordination in 1980 to Bishop Connolly High School in Fall River, MA. Was at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, CA 1984-1988, then returned to the New England Province. Dismissed from the order 8/30/2003. Included in 1/2021 on the Fall River diocese's list of accused.

Fr. Albert T. Kostelnick

Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused of fondling at least 18 girls over a 32-year period. Reported in 1987, 1988 and 1992. Kept in ministry until 2002. His ministry was permanently restricted and he accepted a supervised life. Died 3/30/09. Testimony in 3/12 trial of Msgr. Lynn. One woman, molested as a teen when she served meals in the rectory, testified she wrote directly to Lynn, a childhood acquaintance, in 12/01. Kostelnick denied abuse. Sent for evaluation.

Fr. William Kovach

Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Accused in 1982 of molesting a boy, showing him porno movies, fondling and performing oral sex on him. Admitted the abuse to Bishop Hogan; kept in ministry, not to have contact with children. Kovach nonetheless was assigned to a parish with no enforced restrictions, even teaching children. He was evaluated in1988 but ministry was not limited until 2001. He was identified in 2/03 as one of 9 "predator" priests known to the diocese per lawsuits filed by 5 individuals against 2 other priests. The PA Attorney General's 3/1//16 Grand Jury report concluded that "Kovach was a child predator who had been enabled by the Diocese," citing Bishops Hogan and Adamec as keeping Kovach's secrets. Police were never notified.

Fr. James Kovalik

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Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Yakima WA

Parish priest, high school teacher and athletics coach. Named publicly as accused by the Diocese on its list 7/9/2019. It notes that Kovalik declined treatment, left ministry and was laicized. Shown in the Official Catholic Directory as in active ministry into 1963, and Absent on Leave for many years thereafter. Deceased.

Fr. Adalbert J. Kowalczyk

Order: CR
Ordained: 1938
Status: Sued

Died: 07/10/1972
Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

Sued in 2002. Accused of abuse of at least one girl in a lawsuit first filed in 1993 and dismissed on statute of limitations. Worked in Chicago early in his priesthood. Died in 7/1972. Included on the San Diego diocese's list of credibly accused 3/30/2007. Personnel file released 10/25/2010. Included on the Resurrectionists' list in 10/2021. Included on the Chicago archdiocese's list in 10/2022. Named in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.


Fr. Adolph M. Kowalczyk

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Ordained: 1988
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Accused in a lawsuit filed by a man 5/24/21 under the NY Child Victims Act of encouraging him 1994-98 as an elementary school boy to engage in sexual acts with four girls "provided" by Kowalczyk and two other priests, Revs. Gregory Dobson and Mieczyslaw "Matt" Nycz. Per the suit, the man feared the priests secretly filmed them. He was a student at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in Orchard park. Kowalczyk was pastor of the parish when placed on leave due to the allegations. The three priests denied "ever committing any acts of abuse." Kowalczyk, Dobson and Nycz were reinstated in 10/21 after the Diocese's review board determined that the allegations against them were unsubstantiated.

Fr. Paul J. Kowalewski

Ordained: 1973
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Assigned to parishes in South Buffalo, Buffalo and Tonawanda. Left the Catholic priesthood in 1976, married in 1979. Accused in a 7/19 lawsuit of sexually abusing children and at least one adult; was reportedly sent to Canada for treatment. One woman said he raped her at age19 in 1971 at St. Amelia's in Tonawanda, as a seminarian. Another claimed he sexually abuse her beginning when she was age 16 and attending St. Amelia's. Associate pastor at a United Methodist church in the mid-1980s and Protestant chaplain at Syracuse U. in the late 1980s. Became an Episcopalian priest in 1990. Moved to CA. Rector of a church and school in L.A. 2005-13. Active Episcopal priest at a Palm Springs parish in 7/19. Included in 1/22 on the Buffalo diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Raymond F. Kownacki

Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Died: 08/19/2022
Diocese: Diocese of Belleville IL

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 3/1995 of abuse and rape of a teenage girl over several years, beginning in 1970. The girl was hired in 1971 as Kownacki's housekeeper and moved into his rectory. Per the suit, when she told Kownacki in 1973 that she had sex with a boy she was dating, he held a knife to her throat, forced her at gunpoint to drive him around, then raped her. She later found she was pregnant; Kownacki made her drink something to induce abortion, then squeezed her uterus with his hand. She passed out and woke up in a pool of blood, and lost the fetus. The woman said that she and her parents reported the abuse in 1973 to Bishop Albert Zuroweste. Kownacki was kept in ministry; permanently removed in 11/1995. The suit was dismissed due to the statute of limitations. Two men filed suits in 2002 and 2003 claiming abuse in the 1970s. Jury award of $5M to 2002 plaintiff in 8/2008 trial. Decision appealed. Diocese paid $6.33M (with interest) in 8/2011. The 2003 suit settled in 10/2009 for $1.2M. Two men sued in 4/2009. Two suits settled in 3/2012. New suits in 10/2011 and 8/2012. Laicized 1/11/2013. On diocese's list 12/19/2018. Per the list updated in 9/2022, Kownacki died 8/19/2022. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes nine "reported survivors."

Fr. George J. Koychick

Ordained: 1949
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Assistant at parishes in Harrisburg, Mt. Carmel, York, Mechanicsburg. Pastor in Williamstown, York, Palmyra. Chaplain of PA Industrial School in Camp Hill 1957-62. Allegations in 2003 of child sexual abuse in 1970s, deemed 'credible' by diocese. Diocese did not make this public until 8/16; said Koychick was already retired in 2003, law enforcement notified, and Koychick forbidden to function as a priest. Name on diocese's list released 8/1/18. Included in the PA Grand Jury Report 8/14/18.

Fr. Stanley N. Koziol

Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Died: 02/28/2013
Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Removed from his assignment in 4/2002. He had previously admitted "sexual relations" with a minor boy in the early 1960s. Deposition shows that a senior diocesan official was aware of questions about Koziol's behavior for years. Diocese ordered him to have a psych evaluation. Died in 2/2013. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the Diocese, there were two victims, both 13-year-old boys, abused 1962-1965.

Fr. Joseph W. Krach

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Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Died: 01/19/2013
Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Named publicly as accused in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report. Two priest complained to Cardinal Shehan in 1968 about Krach's behavior with boys. Treated at Seton Psychiatric Institute in 3/1968. Arrested in 10/1981 for soliciting an undercover policeman. Committed to psychiatric hospitalization for 6 months. Personnel file notes in 1989 indicate an "affair" with a teenage boy and that Krach should be closely supervised with no youth ministry or contact with altar boys. Notes in 1990 show "questionable activities and relationships with teenagers or young adults" in each assignment. Sent for evaluation at Downington PA, then treatment at St. John Viannney in 1/1991 and Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital. Retired early in 12/1991. Allowed to help out with masses at Stella Maris Nursing Home.


Fr. Andrew Willam Paul Krafcik

Ordained: 1959
Status: Convicted

Died: 06/23/2021
Diocese: Diocese of Richmond VA

Ordained for the Richmond diocese. Requested transfer to the Arlington diocese in 1984. Convicted in 1984 of a misdemeanor charge involving a 12-year-old girl. Sentenced to counseling. Served in "limited ministry" 1985-96. Retired in 1996. Laicization requested by Bishop Loverde in 2002 and announced in 7/04. Name included on the the Arlington diocese's list in 2019. Died 6/23/21 in Hudson OH, age 93.

Fr. William Armstrong Kraft

Ordained: 1951
Status: Settled

Died: 09/12/2001
Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

Monsignor. Accused of abuse of several boys and at least one girl 1953-1970s. One civil suit settled in 2001 for $250K. Numerous civil suits were filed in 2003. Retired in 1991. Died in 2001. The first suit involved allegations of abuse of a boy for five years beginning in 1969. Included on list of priests released by San Diego diocese in 3/2007. Claims settled in 9/2007 as part of a massive $198.1M settlement. Personnel file released 10/25/2010.

Fr. James J. Kraker

Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Died: 12/8/2013
Diocese: Diocese of Superior WI

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Diocese of Superior on its list in 11/22. Multiple allegations of abuse, occurring 1988-1998 in Merrill, where he was pastor of St. Robert Bellarmine, and Hammond, where he was pastor of Immaculate Conception. Left or was removed from ministry 11/28/01. Died 12/8/13.


Fr. Reginald M. Krakovsky

Order: TOR
Ordained: 1952
Status: Sued

Died: 07/14/1997
Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Sometimes spelled Krakowsky. Correct spelling of last name is Krakovsky per his gravestone and obituary. Worked in OR, MN, PA and in multiple overseas assignments. A man filed suit in the mid-1990s alleging he was sexually molested by Krakovsky 1961-1964 at a Little Falls parish. A news article refers to four other victims. Suit names St. Cloud Diocese and the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapo