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Brother Leroy

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Order: OMI
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Sioux Falls SD

Brother Leroy was one of several accused in a 2010 civil suit against the diocese, Oblates and Sisters of the Divine Savior. The suit alleged abuse of students at Tekakwitha Indian Mission in Sisseton SD. In the suit, one man said he was sexually abused by Br. Leroy 1964-70 when he was ages 6-12. He also alleged abuse by other students at Tekakwitha.

Fr. Jeffrey L’Arche

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

LaSalette Missionaries priest. Pastor of two parishes in the Diocese of Albany NY 6/2/21 when when placed on leave after the Diocese of Springfield MA released a list of accused which included L'Arche. He allegedly sexually abused a minor in MA 1976-81. L'Arche denied the allegation and his order deemed it not credible. Also worked in CT and FL.

Fr. Mansour Labaky

Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Baton Rouge LA

Lebanese Catholic Maronite priest. On 4/23/12 the Vatican decreed that Labaky live a life of prayer and penance with restricted ministry for sexually abusing three minors and committing the crime of solicitation on one. An appeal was pending. On 2/12/12, while the case was being considered first in Paris, Labaky presided at a mass at St. Garabad Armenian Church in Baton Rouge.

Fr. Joseph P. Labbe

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Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

Labbe's name was included on a list of priests placed on leave in 4/2002 by the Cleveland diocese because of recent allegations of past abuse. Reportedly, during the 1980s several teenage boys accused him of sexually abusing them. Labbe denied the charges. He was director of admissions at Borromeo Seminary College in Wickliffe (1981-91). Laicization announced 9/24/2010.

Br. Leo R. Labbe

Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Took first vows as a Brother of the Sacred Heart in 1959, final vows in 1965. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 11/02 of forcing an 11-year-old boy to perform oral sex on him in 1960-61, at Sacred Heart Academy in Andover, MA. Labbe was head of Bishop Guertin High School in NH at the time of the alleged abuse. Per the suit, Labbe, then known as Bro. Gerald, abused the boy on several occasions. Labbe denied the allegations but placed himself on administrative leave. Case settled in 5/04. Labbe was also accused of not reporting numerous abusers at Bishop Guertin. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Celebrated his 60th anniversary of entering the order in 9/19.

Fr. Ralph W. LaBelle

Ordained: 1978
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Removed in 2002 for non-sexual misconduct with two 15-year-old boys. Accused of molesting other boys before ordination and of giving alcohol to aboy, age 11. Laicized in 2005. Settlements in 5/17 and 10/17 via archdiocese's compensation program. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a boy, about age 6, in 1979 at St. Clare's in Staten Island, "including during his first reconciliation and church services." A 2019 suit claimed abuse of a boy, ages 14-16, who attended St. Clare's. New civil complaint in 12/20, alleged abuse of a boy, ages 13-16, beginning in 1983. Suit in 2/21 claims abuse of a boy, age 11, in 1987, and continuing for two years. Per suit in 3/21, abuse of boy, 11-12, in 1980-81.

Fr. Laurier A. Labreche

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Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

Accused in a lawsuit filed 5/17 of sexual abuse, along with Rev Edward Donelan, of an altar boy, ages 11-13, in the late 1980s at Church of the Ascension in Albuquerque. Living in Albuquerque in 5/17. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused 9/12/17. On Las Cruces diocese's list 11/8/18. Worked in diocese 1962-68 at St. Eleanor's in Ruidoso.

Seminarian Kevin Labuda

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Labuda's name was included on the Harrisburg diocese's list released 8/1/18. Accused of the sexual abuse of a child. Reportedly a seminarian for two weeks. Convicted in 2010 of beating a priest with an ax handle for whom he was working as a business manager in a Greensburg diocese parish. Sentenced to 2-4 years in state prison. Per news accounts, Labuda claimed he was removed from the seminary due to injuries he had suffered in a motorcycle accident.

Fr. Gerard T. LaCerra

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Ordained: 1969
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Miami FL

Accused in a 2005 suit of touching, fondling and sexually abusing a youth in the early 1980s, after the youth told him he had been abused by numerous other priests in Miami and other locations. The suit settled in 2007. LaCerra was Chancellor of the Archdiocese during the time of the alleged abuse. He died in 7/00. He was also accused of destroying incriminating files regarding other priests and protecting Rev. Neil Doherty, a prolific abuser.

Fr. John B. Lackie

Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Full name John Bartholomew Lackie. Three men filed a civil suit in 1/04 against the Archdiocese and Order alleging they were beaten and sexually abused at Briscoe Memorial School in Kent. The school closed in 1970. The suit alleges that seven religious brothers abused the three boys in the 1940s-60s. Claims believed to be included in settlements reached with the Archdiocese and Order in 11/08 and 1/09. Lackie died 2/5/92. He also worked at Damien High in Honolulu at some point. Name included on the Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Worked at Briscoe Memorial 1939-50.

Fr. Norbert Paul LaCosse

Ordained: 1952
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

Pled guilty in the early 1990s to four counts of abusing an altar boy 1988-90. Charges filed in three counties but dropped in one. Sentenced to 3-15 years on each count. Treated at St. Luke's Institute for six months between time charges filed and sentencing. Reportedly served 6 1/2 yrs in prison and was released. Registered sex offender in MI beginning in 1995. Died 7/21/14 at a Marquette Nursing Center.

Fr. Daniel W. Lacroix

Ordained: 1988
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Placed on leave in 11/19 pending an investigation into allegations of "misconduct" occurring decades prior. Lacroix denied the allegations. The diocese's review board deemed the allegations credible in 11/20 and recommended Lacroix's permanent removal from ministry. Included on the diocese's list of accused in 1/21. Lacroix filed a defamation suit against Bishop da Chunha on 2/29/21.

Fr. Robert G. Ladamus

Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Named in lawsuits in 12/11 by two men claiming Ladamus sexually abused them as boys while he was assigned to St. Mary's in Milford, CT. Settled. Ladamus was at St. Mary's 1983-96, after which he was transferred to Christ the Redeemer in Milford. Retired 7/1/98. Died 11/8/12. On the archdiocese's list 1/22/19.

Fr. Louis Wayne Ladenburger

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1963
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Arrested 5/07 for sexual battery of teenage boys at ID school for troubled boys where he was a counselor. Admitted being a sex addict. Order revealed 2 past allegations of "inappropriate relationships." Sent to treatment both times. Placed on restricted leave in 1993. Laicized 1996. Pled guilty 11/07 just before trial. Sentenced to 5 years 3/08. Worked in dioceses of Stockton (twice), Tucson, Portland, El Paso, Spokane, Seattle, Sacramento, Reno, and Phoenix; aka Wayne 1963-74, aka Louie. Name included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16. Worked at St. George in Seattle 1980-84. New accusation 5/18 of 1973 abuse in Stockton. On Las Cruces diocese's list 11/8/18. On Las Vegas list 4/12/19. On Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19. On Phoenix list 10/29/19.

Fr. Dennis Laesch

Ordained: 1996
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Entered seminary at age 36; there were complaints then of unwanted propositions toward another student and of violence. Accused of abusing a 17-year-old boy in 1997, who came forward in 2002. Authorities declined to prosecute. Archdiocese paid $125K settlement. Named in 2004 civil suit. Permanently barred from public ministry by the Vatican in 2007.

Fr. John J. Laferrera

Ordained: 1973
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

In 2009 a man told the archdiocese that he had been abused by Laferrera and Fr. T. Smith. Accusation dismissed as not credible. At least 11 other accusers came forward. Civil suit filed 3/11 by four; four others later joined. Pastor of Saint Philomena's in Livingston when suit filed. Removed 7/11 when he took voluntary leave. Denied charges. Allowed to retire with benefits as of 6/6/12. Six plaintiffs settled 6/12 for $300K; privileges removed. Claims of two more plaintiffs were to be mediated. On archdiocese's list 2/13/19, noting multiple alleged victims. Permanently removed from ministry. Accused in a 7/20 lawsuit of participating with Cardinal McCarrick and other priests in a sex ring involving children.

Fr. Raymond H. Laferriere

Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

"Retired" in 1995. Removed from part-time parish work in 2002. Named by diocese in 2002 as one of 14 abusers who had received treatment and were returned to work. Before ordination, seminary warned that he had "incipient schizophrenia with homosexual overtones." Per a 1963 complaint, he showed two boys pornography. No action taken. Other allegations received after retirement. Named in 3/3 report by AG's office. Three plaintiffs filed two civil suits in 2002. Given a life of prayer and penance, per the diocese's list 7/31/19.

Fr. Conrad V. LaForest

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Ordained: 1972
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Accused in 1990 of abuse of a boy, age 12-13. Reportedly involved sexually with adult men. Multiple treatments for "alcoholism." Name appeared on a list of 14 accused priests released by the diocese in 2/02. Had been on sick leave since 1996. Had been working part time since 1999. Privileges were removed in 2/02. One article says he (and all the other priests on the list) had been sent for treatment and had been cleared to return to duty. Deceased, per the diocese's list 7/31/19.

Fr. Ronald J. LaGasse

Ordained: 1969
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Diocese of Oakland CA

Arrested in 1984 on suspicion of molesting a 17-year-old boy at St. Raymond in Dublin. Sent to treatment. Placed on leave for a year then reassigned. Later became a chaplain in the Army Reserve. Last known to be serving as abbot of an independent Benedictine monastery in Hawaii. On Oakland diocese's list 2/17/19. Excommunicated 6/14/08.

Fr. Melvin J. Lahr

Ordained: 1972
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Jefferson City MO

Added to the diocese's 12/16/18 updated list of clerics "credibly accused of actions which were in violation of the Charter for The Protection of Children and Young People(?Charter?) or which would have constituted a violation of the Charter if the Charter had been in effect. Also accused of the sexual abuse of a married woman who had gone to him for counseling. She sued and received a settlement. Laicization announced in 7/20.

Fr. George Lally

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Ordained: 1968
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

Ordained for the Diocese of Providence RI. Transferred to San Diego diocese around 1970. Man filed civil suit August 2002 alleging abuse by Lally on several occasions in 1971, when Lally was assigned to St. Mary's in El Centro. Then 9 years old, the boy reported the matter to the church's pastor and Lally was transferred. The diocese agreed to pay college costs for the boy. By the mid-1970s, Lally was no longer listed in Catholic Directories. He left the priesthood in 1979, married a former nun, and was living in California.

Fr. Emile G. LaLonde

Ordained: 1941
Status: Sued

Died: 07/3/2011
Diocese: Diocese of Ogdensburg NY

First named publicly as accused by the diocese on its 11/13/18 list of priests credibly accused of sexual misconduct with a minor or vulnerable adult. Died 7/3/11. Named in 8/19 lawsuit(s) under the NY Child Victims Act. By 4/21 there were six lawsuits claiming abuse by LaLonde in the 1960s and 1970s while he was assigned to parishes in Madrid and North Bangor.

Fr. William Lambert

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Ordained: 1955
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Rapid City SD

Accused in 1991 by a man of sexual abuse for almost 20 years, beginning with rape when the alleged victim was an altar boy. Victim blamed himself and confessed to various priests, as did Lambert. Suit filed 1992. Jury awarded man $242K, to be paid by Lambert. Diocese later settled. A secomd man sued Lambert and won an out of court settlement. As of 2002, original plaintiff said he knew of 23 other accusers. Lambert died 11/21/05. On diocese's list in 3/19. It notes first allegation received 1991. Earliest known abuse 1958, last in 1984.

Fr. Herman J. Lammers

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Ordained: 1932
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

Lammers was director of Catholic Charities 1939-76. Numerous suits filed 2002-2004 name him as an abuser. Accused of abuse by at least 34, much of it at St. Thomas-St. Vincent Home, an orphanage in Anchorage, KY. Retired 1982 and died in 1986. Included in a large settlement in 8/06 between the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, who ran the orphanage, and numerous victims. Included on the archdiocese's list of accused in 2019.

Fr. Francis Lamothe

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Ordained: 1933
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Died in 1995. At least 9 men filed suit in 2002 alleging abuse by Lamothe. Name on diocese's list in 2/02 of 14 priests against whom there were credible allegations of sexual abuse. Plaintiff's attorney described LaMothe as a "groomer." At least one claim included in 11/02 $5M settlement involving 62 alleged victims and 28 priests.

Fr. Michael V. LaMountain

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Ordained: 1976
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Providence RI

Suspended 3/95 after accusation. Indicted 10/97 on criminal charges that he molested five boys 1970s-1990s. Pled guilty 1/99 to nine counts. Sentenced to nine 12-year suspended sentences. At least two civil suits filed 12/95. Claims settled 9/02 as part of a $13.5M mass settlement involving 36 victims and the diocese. Seminary student in Baltimore1972-76. Accused in 2001 of abuse in Baltimore in mid-1970s. Died 8/25/10. On the Providence diocese's list 7/1/19.

Fr. Dexter A. Lanctot

Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Name is on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) regarding priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with minors with no conclusive evidence. Served three months in federal prison for breaking into a naval air station as part of a nuclear weapons protest in 1987. Chaplain of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Faculties restricted in 8/93 after he conducted a public exorcism on the steps of archdiocesan headquarters, as a protest of greed in the archdiocese. Left priesthood in 1995. Chaplain at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia beginning in 2007.

Fr. Clint Landry

Ordained: 2011
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Fairbanks AK

Suspended from post as priest of Sacred Heart Cathedral in Fairbanks 5/23/14 for "revelations of internet computer misconduct." Pled guilty 3/11/15 to one count of attempted coercion and enticement of a minor after child porn and sexually explicit instant messages were found on Landry's computer. Paid a teenage boy in the Philippines to view live transmission of a minor engaging in sexual activity. Was longtime schoolteacher in New Orleans LA; arrived in Fairbanks 2009. Sentenced 6/15 to 10 yrs prison, followed by lifetime of supervised release.

Fr. Clyde Bernard Landry

Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Baton Rouge LA

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in early 2019. Allegations received 6/88, 2002 and 2004 of abuse 1970s-1980s. Resigned and placed on leave in 1988. Left diocese in 1990 to work for the Servants of the Paraclete in Jemez Springs, NM. He was co-director of aftercare at the Paraclete's Villa Louis Martin facility for pedophile priests. Later worked for the Norbertine's in NM. Faculties removed in 1999. Died in 2003.

Fr. David J. Landry

Ordained: 1987
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Landry's name appears on list released in 9/02 of 21 Fall River diocese priests investigated by the D.A'.s office after allegations of sexual misconduct. List shows one alleged victim, beyond the statute of limitations. Included in 1/21 on the diocese's list of credibly accused. It notes that Landry's faculties had been removed.

Fr. Leo P. Landry

Order: CSS
Ordained: 1958
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Pled guilty in 8/04 to sexual abuse charges in MA. Sentenced to lifetime probation. Allegations against Landry also in Springfield MA and Manchester NH. Multiple victims in 1the 950s,1960s and 1970s. Multiple civil suits. Also worked in Canada. Laicized in 1972. One claim was settled in Springfield MA in 2004 and two in 2008. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.

Fr. Wesley Michael Landry

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Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Landry admitted to the Archdiocese in 1993 that he had had a sexual relationship for decades with a man. The man claims that Landry 'seduced' him when he was an altar boy at Incarnate Word Church in New Orleans in the 1950s and continued the relationship for over 45 years. Landry gave him money for sex, amounting to $80,000-$100,000 over the years. The Archdiocese gave the man $7,000 for a release and Landry "retired." Landry died in 2002. On archdiocese's list 11/2/18.

Fr. Francis M. Landwermeyer

Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Central and Southern Province on its list 12/7/18. Accused of abuse in the 1960s and 1970s. First assignment was Jesuit College Prep in Dallas. Also worked in Shreveport LA, New Orleans, Tampa FL, Milwaukee WI, Biloxi MS, Charleston Heights SC, Saginaw MI, Columbia SC, and San Antonio TX. Removed from ministry in 2010. Died 9/2/18 in TX. On Charleston diocese's list 3/29/19. On Saginaw's list 4/10/19.

Fr. Bernard J. Lane

Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused by dozens of boys of sexually abusing them at Alpha Omega facilities in Littleton MA and at Lane's NH cottage. Accusations included oral and anal rape. First accused 1978 by 2 boys and removed after admitting going to bed with residents. Treated at House of Affirmation and St. Luke's; at least 6 settlements including $200K in 1998. Worked unsupervised until 1999, including youth programs, pastor, priest home. Reprimanded in 2002 for false affidavit. Involuntary laicization in 2004 announced 2/05. Accused in a federal lawsuit in 10/16 of abusing a boy at a counseling facility in Malden in 1970; dismissed for lack of process in 3/17.

Fr. James H. Lane

Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Chaplain for the Boston Police Department for 30 years, starting in 1972. Died in 7/07. Accused of abuse of an altar boy at St. Paul's in Dorchester 1966-67. Settlement of Claim by archdiocese was announced 4/12. Previously known as a whistleblower regarding allegations against other priests. Died before allegations could be investigated.

Fr. John J. Lane

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Ordained: 1925
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in 2002 of sexually abusing two complainants, both at St. Theresa's parish in North Reading. One complainant also alleged abuse by Rev. William F. Maloney, who was assigned to the parish in 1967-68, when Msgr. Lane was pastor there. Died in 1971. The 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.

Fr. Timothy R. Lane

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Ordained: 1995
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old girl in 6/06 just after she graduated from high school. Archdiocese did not tell police until 9/06 after it completed its own investigation. Lane was reportedly transferred to Missouri. No criminal charges filed due to insufficient evidence. Faculties removed. Named as accused on the Los Angeles archdiocese's updated list 12/6/18.

Fr. Cordell J. Lang

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Ordained: 1979
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Archdiocese of Mobile AL

Accused in 1995 suit of engaging in immoral sexual acts with boy who was student at Catholic High school where Lang was counselor. Lang claimed that because of MS he was impotent and unable to walk or dress himself since mid-1980s. Trial verdict for Defendant Lang. AL Court of Civil Appeals ruling 5/2/97, 1997 Ala. Civ.App. LEXIS 358, affirmed. Lang reinstated (in 1997?) per 2003 article. Died 10/01. On archdiocese's list 12/6/18. Noted to have been removed, but civil court jury found in his favor.

Fr. Hugh J. Lang

Ordained: 1956
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Retired in 2006. Former pastor of St. Therese of Lisieux in Munhall and superintendent of diocesan schools. Placed on leave after allegation to the diocese 8/27/18 that he sexually abused an 11-year-old altar boy in 2001. His accuser said Lang took him alone to a room in the church basement, told him he was a troublemaker and to take off his clothes, then performed sex acts on him. He said the priest then took a photo of him and said he would show it to others if he didn't behave. Lang denied the allegation. Arrested 1/25/19. Found guilty at trial 11/19. Sentenced in 2/20 to 9 to 23 months and 29 days in prison. On 3/5/20 the sentence was vacated. Lang's conviction was overturned 3/9/20 when a new judge determined that Lang's due process had been violated. He was to get a new trial. The D.A. filed an appeal.

Fr. Joseph J. Lang

Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

Name on 4/02 list of priests removed from assignments due to past allegations of abuse. Allegation against Lang was based on report of sexual activity with a minor in the U.S. In 1988 Lang was "loaned" to the Diocese of Prince George in Canada and continued to work there until 4/02 when his faculties were revoked by the Cleveland bishop. Lang had received treatment and was allowed to return to work, per the list. Vatican permanently removed him from active ministry as of 6/14/07. Died 4/2/13

Br. Xavier Langan

Order: FSC
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Accused in 2003 of sexually abusing a Calvert Hall College High School student in 1969. In 2004, the school acknowledged the accusation and another by an older alumnus. Aka Br. Geoffrey Xavier. Added to the Baltimore archdiocese's list 4/24/19. It notes having received an allegation in 2002 and receipt of allegations of abuse from additional former Calvert High students. Langan was at the school 1942-1952 and 1960-1985. He died in 1985.

Fr. Ronald Lange

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Chicago Province of the Society of the Divine Word on its list in 4/21. Abuse occurred in Ghana, Africa over "multiple years" and in Iowa in 1987. Worked in Ghana 1968-91 and 1996-2013, in the U.S. 1991-96. Living in Dittmer MO from 2013 at least through 4/21. Per his order, Lange is monitored and is prohibited from public ministry and contact with minors.

Fr. Nicholas John Langenfeld

Ordained: 1926
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Green Bay WI

Named publicly as accused on the diocese's list 1/17/19. It notes a single substantiated allegation of abuse, occurring in the 1940s. Assigned 1926-29 to St. Mary's in Menasha. Acquired advanced degrees in Rome, Belgium and the Hague. Professor in the Graduate School of Social Services at Fordham University in NY 1934 until he retired in 1967. Died 8/25/94.

Br. Richard J. Langenstein

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Order: FSC
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

A retired Christian Brother and former high school teacher, counselor, principal and college vice president when accused in 1997 of abuse of a 15-year-old boy. The boy was a student at Covington High School, where Langenstein was a volunteer substitute teacher. Civil suit filed in 1998. leaded no contest tin 2000 o a charge of indecent behavior with a juvenile. Given a three years suspended sentence and five years probation. Reportedly died in 2003, at age 68. Accused, along with Bro. Robert Gandara, in a suit filed 8/7/20 of molesting a De La Salle High School student for two years in the 1980s.

Fr. Justin Langille

Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

Suspended in 10/18 due to credible allegation of 'sexual misconduct' with a teenage girl in the early 1990s. Diocese first received the allegation in the mid-1990s. In 2002 the diocese again reviewed the case, and Langille passed a polygraph test. He was unassigned 1996-2007, working at Contemplative Outreach International in New Jersey, then returned to active ministry in San Diego. In 2018 the Review Board found 'significant new information' that led to Langille's removal.

Fr. William A. Langlois

Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese:

St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish pastor 1996 until retirement in 2016. In 2014 he admitted to an inappropriate relationship with a woman and took a 6-month leave. Laicization announced by the diocese in 5/21, due to an allegation deemed credible that Langlois sexually abused a minor beginning in 1999 and continuing into the victim's adulthood until 2006. He reportedly began grooming the girl when she was 12 or 13 in 1994 or '95, when she went to him for counseling after her mother died. The diocese received the allegation in 2018. He was removed from ministry during investigations by the diocese and MI Attorney General.

Fr. James V. Lannon

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Ordained: 1931
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

First named publicly as accused on the archdiocese's list 10/15/18. Archdiocese first received report of abuse in 1953. Suspended in 1953 and 1954. Returned to ministry after evaluation. Permanently removed from parish ministry in 1958. Died in 1984. On Baltimore archdiocese's list 4/24/19. It notes a woman alleged in 2002 abuse by Lannon in the mid-1930s. Assigned to Baltimore parishes 1933-1943. Became priest of Washington DC archdiocese when it was established in the 1940s.

Fr. John A. Lanoue

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Ordained: 1940
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Burlington VT

Named publicly as accused by the Edmundites on their list 8/7/19. It notes an allegation received in 1996, of abuse in Vermont in 1954. Taught history at St. Michael's College until 1975. Died 6/16/80. Suit filed in 1997, claiming that in 1955 Lanoue abused a boy who attended Holy Family Parish in Essex Junction. The boy's father allegedly confronted Lanoue in the presence of St. Michael's college president. Rev. Francis Moriarity, and Lanoue admitted the abuse.

Fr. Jerome E. Lanser

Ordained: 1958
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Accused of sexually assaulting a boy, ages 8-13, during 1964-69. Civil suit filed in 1992. In 6/97 the WI Supreme Court ruled that victims of repressed memories of childhood sexual abuse only have two years after becoming adults to file suit and thus dismissed seven suits against four priests, including Lanser. There was later a settlement in the case. Retired in 2000. Numerous allegations reportedly surfaced after his retirement. Remained fully restricted from ministry until his death 3/12/12. Archdiocese allowed his burial in full vestments in Belgium.

Fr. Tarcisio D. Lanuevo

Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Oakland CA

In 12/79, the parents of two girls, ages 7 and 2, reported to police that Lanuevo had molested their daughters at St. John the Baptist in San Lorenzo. Incardinated into the Oakland diocese 4/2/85. The girls filed civil suit in 1993. Suit claimed that Lanuevo's pastor had promised their parents that he would receive treatment and never be around children if they dropped the criminal charges. Suit eventually settled. Lanuevo continued to work in diocese until 1991. Removed from ministry 7/29/92. In 1993 he was working at V.A. domiciliary in Portland, OR. On Oakland diocese's list in 2019.

Fr. Kenneth LaPan

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Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Member of T.O.R. Franciscan community in Hollidaysburg PA, Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. Worked in PA 1953-59, including as Boy Scout chaplain. In MN 1959-84, returning to PA 1984. Per the PA Grand Jury Presentment 3/15/16, LaPan was investigated in 1984 in MN for giving a car and money to an 18-year-old male; it was discovered LaPan sexually molested altar boys. Local church official told St. Cloud Bishop Speltz in a letter that the County Attorney would not press charges "out of respect for the Parish and Priesthood." LaPan's Order also received the letter. He was allowed to stay in ministry in PA. Retired. Living in 2016 at T.O.R. monastery in PA.

Fr. Charles LaPenta

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Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Salt Lake City UT

Named publicly as accused on the Salt Lake City diocese's list 12/4/18. Noted to have been accused in 11/06 of kissing a minor 1972-1976+. LaPenta worked in the diocese 1970-96. LaPenta was living in a nursing facility run by his Order in 2006, diagnosed with dementia. Died in OH 8/1/09. Per his obituary he was a high school teacher, guidance counselor and administrator. He worked at his Order's schools in DE, PA, NY and UT. Chaplain to the Royal family of Monaco in the 1960s. Also U.S. Army chaplain in UT and pastor of two parishes.

Br. Louis Laperle

Order: SC
Status: Acquitted

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

A man alleged in 2003 that he was molested by Laperle in 1968 when Laperle was teacher and/or principal at Notre Dame Academy in Fitchburg. Laperle left MA in 1969 for RI and never returned. In 4/04, Laperle was acquitted by jury of charges of assault and battery involving the student in 1968.The alleged incident actually involved indecent assault and battery but that charge did not exist in 1968, so it could not be used. Retired after acquittal.

Fr. Laurent Laplante

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Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Portland ME

Removed from assignment in 12/05 after a teenage girl said he touched her pants on her knee and inner thigh six years previously when she was age 9. He was returned to his parish assignment in 2/06 after the diocese said it was unable to find enough evidence to prove the event had occurred.

Fr. Ross A. LaPorta

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Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

LaPorta was on 9/25/02 Keeler list as having been accused by one person in 1999 of sexual abuse in 1960s. He denied but faculties removed. List has LaPorta recently retired when allegation made. The 1999 Directory is first that reports him as retired and also lists him as monsignor. Later Directories show him retired in Little River SC, not a monsignor, and pastor emeritus at St. Mark's in Catonsville; 5 other priests who worked there are accused. Still in SC in 2007; not in 2009 Directory. Per Baltimore list 7/23/19, deceased.

Fr. Stephen Charles LaPrad

Ordained: 1995
Status: Charged

Diocese: Diocese of Knoxville TN

Removed from ministry 11/21/2001. Indicted by Grand Jury in 4/02 on charges of "unlawful sexual contact" with a teenage boy at a Knoxville health club. Pled innocent in 6/02. Trial set for 3/03. LaPrad himself told the diocese in 11/01 and was placed on leave. He did not deny that the incident took place but alleged that he believed it to be consensual. Trial delayed when accuser was deployed with the National Guard. Per the diocese in 11/18, the case never went to trial. LaPrad died 7/8/14. On diocese's list 3/6/20.

Fr. James C. Lara

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Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of St. Petersburg FL

Pastor of Church of the Nativity in Brandon 1969-99. Per 4/02 news, Lara was accused in a 11/87 lawsuit of touching and making sexual advances toward the daughter of the parish music directors, who had been fired five months earlier. The abuse allegedly began when the girl was 14 and continued for 5 years. The parents also accused Lara of slandering them and of hitting and pushing the wife just before the church fired them. The suit was "amicably resolved" in 1990, per court records. Lara continued at the parish and retired in 1999.

Fr. James R. Lara

Ordained: 1973
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Removed from ministry in 1992. Accused of child sex abuse, said to have "favor[ed] Hispanic boys." Changed name to Jaime, built career as academic; Yale professor, then Arizona State from 2013 to forced resignation 11/17 after revelations of history of abusing children. Laicized 3/30/17. Name quietly posted to diocesan website 11/17 regarding allegations and laicization. At least five alleged Lara victims applied to diocese's 2017 Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP). Accusations include abuse of three children, ages 9-11, at St. Francis Xavier parish in Brooklyn.

Fr. James LaReau

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Ordained: 1961
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Accused in 1992 of performing oral sex on a 16-year-old student at St. Lawrence Seminary Preparatory School in the 1970s, where he was a Latin teacher. The same student was abused on multiple occasions at the same school by Gale Leifeld. LaReau is not listed in the 1979-82 Catholic Directories. The Saginaw diocese, where it notes he was assigned 1981-85, included him on its list 8/9/19. He died in 1987.

Fr. Laurent Largente

Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of San Jose CA

First named publicly as accused on diocese's list 10/18/18. It notes report received in 1994 that Largente engaged in sexual misconduct with a child while assigned to St. Patrick's Cathedral 1980-83. Removed from ministry 1994. Permanently banned from ministry 2002. Died 4/13/15.

Fr. Raymond E. Larger

Ordained: 1977
Status: Acquitted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

In 2003, Larger pleaded no contest to soliciting sex from a male undercover police officer. Also in 2003, a man filed a claim with the archdiocese's victim compensation fund, alleging Larger abused him as an altar boy at age 11, 1995-97. Larger's accuser was denied compensation. Criminal charges in this case were filed in 2005, then dismissed by the judge during trial in 11/05. The man next filed a civil suit, which failed. Larger was on administrative leave 2005-08. He was reinstated by the Vatican in 2/08 after ruling of no merit to the accusations of abuse. Given position at Chancery while in residence at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral.

Fr. Alexander C. Larkin

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Ordained: 1967
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of San Jose CA

Placed on leave in 12/04 after allegations that he had abused two youths between 1975 and 1980 at Our Lady of the Rosary in Palo Alto. Another man said he was abused at St. William's in 1981. At least one civil suit was filed, in 12/03. Suit had settled by 4/06. Larkin remained on leave as of the same date. No criminal charges filed. On diocese's list 10/18/19. It notes that he was put on restricted ministry in 2005 and permanently banned from ministry in 2009.

Fr. Regis F. Larkin

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Ordained: 1945
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

First named publicly as accused by the Baltimore archdiocese on its list 4/16/19. The archdiocese received an allegation in 1992 of abuse by Larkin in the late 1970s to early 1980s, when he was pastor at St Patrick's in Cumberland. Another allegation was received in 2002 of abuse in the mid-1950s at Larkin's first assignment, St Michael's in Frostburg. Worked in archdiocesan parishes 1945-1980. Died on 6/23/81.

Fr. Dennis J. Laroche

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Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston TX

Named publicly as accused by the Galveston-Houston archdiocese on its list 1/31/19. Included on the Burlington VT diocese's list 8/22/19. LaRoche worked in the Philippines and East Africa, then the Diocese of Galveston-Houston, which he left in 1987. Assigned to VT parishes 11/87 until 8/92 when his assignment was "terminated" and he returned to his order. Left ministry by 2/1/93.

Fr. Manuel LaRosa-Lopez

Ordained: 1996
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston TX

Reports in 2018 by two people to the diocese of abuse by LaRosa-Lopez at a Conroe parish. A man said he was abused 1998-2001 as a teen, and told church officials, including Cardinal DiNardo, who offered counseling. A woman alleged abused as a teen in 2000. Priest was transferred. She again contacted the diocese in 2010; diocese told her he had been sent to a' mental institution' twice and had a job with no contact with children. She went to police. LaRosa-Lopez turned himself in 9/11/18; charged. Police raided rectory a week later. Accused in 10/18 of abusing an altar boy as a seminarian in mid-1990s. By late 11/18 six people, male and female, had alleged abuse. On archdiocese's list 1/31/19. Suit filed 4/19. Indicted on two counts 5/2/19. Indicted in 6/19 on three more counts of alleged abuse in 2/99 and 6/00. Pled not guilty 7/18/19. Pled guilty in a plea deal in 11/20. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, and to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. Suits settled.

Fr. Joseph E. Larrabee

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Ordained: 1980
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

Named on 6/7/12 Rochester diocese list of priests removed between 2002 and 2012. Voluntarily laicized. Went on leave of absence 1993. Accused in three lawsuits filed in 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act of the sexual abuse of three teenage boys, one at age 13 in 1977, one 15-16 in 1984-85, and the third ages 15-17 1989-91. Accused in two suits filed in 2/20, one claiming abuse of a minor 1982-83 and the other claiming abuse of a teenage altar boy 1982-84. Both said the priest abused them after luring them to the St. Agnes in Avon rectory. One said he also abused him during a sleepover at the lake house of a friend of Larrabee. New suits in 7/20 for total of 14.

Fr. Marshall R. Larriviere

Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Lafayette LA

Accused in a 9/03 civil suit of raping a 7-year-old girl in 1968. Later consolidated with another suit filed by a second woman. Both suits alleged Larriviere sexually abused them as children at his Vermilion Parish camp in the 1960s. Both matters settled for unknown amount 9/08. Retired to FL where he died 8/27/14 in Ft. Myers. On diocese's list in 4/19.

Fr. Robert K. Larson

Ordained: 1958
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Wichita KS

Former Director of Catholic Charities. Removed/retired from active ministry in 1988 for "stress-related problems." Accused of abusing more than 17 boys. Pled guilty in 2001 to abusing 4, including 1 felony count. Sentenced to 3-10 years prison; 5 others, whom Larson denied abusing, later died by suicide. Abuse included sodomy. Moved to St. John Vianney Renewal Center in MO after 3/06 release from prison. Listed on MO sex offender registry. Died 08/27/14; death not announced until 9/14, after his burial. On the diocese's 9/20/19 list of clerics with substantiated allegations.

Br. Ronald Justin Lasik

Order: CFC
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Accused in a suit filed on 4/26/13 of abusing two boys at St Laurence High School in Chicago. Convicted on 6/5/99 by a Canadian jury of sexually assaulting 6 boys at Mount Cashel Orphanage and assaulting a seventh. Lasik was convicted of anally raping two of the boys, one of them five times. That boy was between 9 and 12 years old during the abuse. Obtained early release from prison and was deported in 2003 to the US, to live in a Christian Brothers facility in NY. Listed by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers in 2014 as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings. Lasik died in 2020.


Fr. Morse Later

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Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Boise ID

Named publicly as credibly accused by the diocese on its list in 10/19 (first name misspelled Morris). It notes reports received in 2003 of incidents in the 1960s and 1970s while assigned to St. Bernard's in Blackfoot, Blessed Sacrament in Aberdden, St. Mark's in Boise and St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise. Later died 6/1/2000.

Fr. William A. Lau

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Ordained: 1979
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of St. Petersburg FL

Pastor of Blessed Trinity in 5/96 when accused of a sexual incident involving an older teenage boy years earlier. Resigned from the parish and was sent to St. Luke's in MD for treatment. Bishop Lynch waited five months before telling the parish why Lau left. Per the diocese in 4/02, Lau "was removed from the ministry and sought employment elsewhere."

Fr. James R. Laudwein

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Fairbanks AK

Accused in a 2005 lawsuit of molesting a 14-year-old Eskimo girl in 1980. Laudwein denied the accusations. He was working in the Archdiocese of Portland in a ministry for the poor when the lawsuit was filed. Placed on leave. Claims included in 11/07 settlement with Jesuits. One pending claim shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. On the Anchorage archdiocese's list 1/16/20, noting sexual misconduct with vulnerable adults in 1989.

Fr. Joseph R. Laughlin

Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Jesuit Northeast Province on its list 1/15/19. It notes allegations in 1990 and 1996 of abuse 1975-76. Restricted by his order in 1990. Appears to have lived at the Jesuits' Campion Center in Weston MA until his death. Died 5/27/13.

Fr. Thomas B. Laughlin

Ordained: 1948
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Accused of sexually abusing 20-40 boys during 1967-96. Numerous civil suits filed; several settled. Convicted at least once. Sentenced to 1 year in jail in 1983. Abused on way to treatment in New Mexico. Laicized in 1988. Ten men each sued Laughlin in 2004. Additional suit filed in 8/07 by a man alleging abuse beginning in 1960. Laughlin died 3/1/13 in Omaha. Another claim filed in 2007, of abuse in 1979; this person was later convicted of filing at least 4 false claims in Portland, Spokane, Covington and Tucson and was sentenced 6/11/14 to 33 months in prison.

Fr. Richard Lauinger

Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

On 3/28/16 the archdiocese announced credible allegations that Lauinger sexually abused minors while in ministry. A woman disclosed publicly that Lauinger raped her when she was 10 years old in the 1950s and attending Our Lady of Sorrows in Farmington MI, where Lauinger was a priest. She filed a police report in 2/16; no prosecution due to statute of limitations. Lauinger also worked at parishes in Detroit, Royal Oak, Scotland, and St. Clair Shores. Left priesthood in 1975 and moved from MI 1985. Per the archdiocese on 4/1/16, several victims had come forward since 1/16. Included on the archdiocese's list 6/10/19. Laicized.

Fr. Anthony J. Laurano

Ordained: 1950
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Retired in 1995. Sued. Placed on leave in 2002. Accused of abuse of a boy in 1991. Indicted on two counts of child rape in 2005. Also accused of abuse of mentally disabled man and, in 1970, the abuse of a 25-year-old seminarian. Name dropped from the 2003 Catholic Directory because of allegations, per Boston Globe in 3/03. Involuntary laicization announced in 3/07. Died 5/27/07 just prior to criminal trial.

Fr. Richard L. Lause

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Order: CM
Ordained: 1977
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Accused in a suit filed in 8/04 of abuse of a boy in the 1980s at St. Vincent de Paul High School. The boy's mother had taken him to a seminary in IL in 1985 and the priests agreed to raise him. The boy later transferred to the school in St. Louis. The Vincentians were told of the abuse in 1988, sent Lause to counseling, then reassigned him in 1989. He was placed on leave in 2003 after victim again complained. Claim settled by order in 1/05. On the Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese's list updated 4/1/19. On the Vincentians list in 2020.

Fr. Raymond J. Lauzon

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Ordained: 1955
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Portland ME

Accused of performing oral sex on a boy and of trying to get the boy to recant statement to police. Sentenced in 1985 to 6 months jail and 1 year probation for abuse of two youths. Diocese published a written apology in 4/98. Several suits filed in the 1990s. Maine AG report shows 18 plaintiffs. Living in 2002 at Monastery in Lithuania and was often seen with children. Died in 9/05. A man sued the diocese in 2016, claiming abuse as a boy in the late 1970s to 1981 by Lauzon and Rev. Christian Roy.

Fr. Kenneth LaVan

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Ordained: 1958
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Sued by a woman in the late 1980s who claimed abuse by him 1960-65 when she was ages 12-17. Case settled in 1992. Another woman alleged abuse as a teenage in the 1980s. Also known for relationships with adult women. Diagnosed with compulsive sexuality disorder in 1989 but not removed. Retired in 1997. Name revealed on 2/17/14 on Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis' revised list of credibly accused priests. Removed from all active ministry 11/30/13. Information from his files released 3/31/14. Personnel files released in 8/14. Archbishop Flynn was told of his boundary violations with women in 2005. The allegations from the two girls were barely mentioned and it was said that there were significant doubts about their stories. Flynn decided no further investigation was necessary. A third teenage victim was later identified in his personnel files.

Fr. Francis Patrick Lavelle

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Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Two men filed suit in 7/02 alleging abuse by Lavelle when they were teens. One said his abuse occurred in 1972 and the other said he was abused in 1980, when Lavelle was working as secretary for the Bishop. Four brothers filed suit in 12/03 claiming abuse by Lavelle and four other priests 1967-83. Permanently barred from ministry in 2/04. Two plaintiffs were included in a 7/04 settlement for $7M. Named in a 2004 civil suit. Two more claims settled in 2008. Outcome of administrative process needed Vatican approval. Assigned life of prayer of penance in 2010. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Raymond E. Lavelle

Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Died: 12/31/2015
Diocese: Diocese of Columbus OH

Retired in 2000. Allegation received 9/13 that Lavelle sexually abused a minor 1971-80, while pastor of St. Agnes in Columbus. Worked at multiple parishes and schools during his career. Review board found allegation credible and warranted further investigation. Living at extended care nursing home in 2013. Died 12/31/15. In 2/21 a man reported that Lavelle raped him when he was a 14-year-old altar boy in 1997 in the sacristy of St. Joan of Arc in Powell. Diocesan officials reportedly told the man that his was the fourth credible allegation against Lavelle.

Fr. Richard Roger Lavigne

Ordained: 1966
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Arrested and charged in 1991, accused of abuse of 5 boys. Convicted in 1992 of assaulting 2 boys; jail time of 4-6 years, suspended; 10 years probation. In 1993, 11 new accusers surfaced, a day after Lavigne was released from treatment at St. Luke's in MD. Claims with 17 plaintiffs settled in 1994 ($1.4M). Other plaintiffs included in 7/04 settlement. As many as 48 known victims; law enforcement estimated over 250 victims. "Official tally" 43, per plaintiffs' attorney in 6/21. Laicization announced 1/04. Prime suspect in 1972 murder of altar boy Danny Croteau. Lavigne died 5/21/21, hours before he was to be arrested for the murder. The D.A. stated that Lavigne implicated himself during interviews in the weeks before his death. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Paul E. Lavin

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Ordained: 1969
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Washington DC and MD

Accused of sexually abusing boys. First complaint received in 1997. Investigation found no evidence and Lavin continued in his position. Two more men complained in 2002. He was then placed on permanent leave. Laicized in 2004. At least one claim included in $1.3M settlement of 12/06 with Archdiocese. No criminal charges ever filed.

Fr. Victor C. LaVoie

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Placed on leave in 7/02 after recent allegation that he abused a 15-year-old boy 20 years previously, while assigned to St. Thomas Parish in Wilmington. A second accusation of abuse in the same time period surfaced in 2003. LaVoie denied all allegations. Remained unassigned, per Archdiocese website 5/4/09. Still on administrative leave as of 8/11 per Boston AD database. Canonical court found charges "not proven" 11/11 and he was granted retired status. Died 06/26/14.

Fr. Marvin Lavoy

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Ordained: 1955
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Sued in 2005. Accused of abuse of at least two boys at Morning Star Boy's Ranch in the 1950s. Lavoy was the ranch's founding director. Forced out in 1966. Died in 1994. As of 2010, 19 plaintiffs had alleged abuse by Lavoy, Joseph Weitensteiner and others at the ranch. In 11/09 the ranch transferred the bulk of its assets to the nonprofit Morning Star Foundation which would complicate any possible settlements or judgments. Judgment for defendants in 2/10. Some plaintiffs received previous settlement from Diocese.

Fr. James Lawbaugh

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Order: CM
Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph MO

Accused in a civil suit filed in 2/08 of abusing a 10-year-old boy at St. Vincent's in Kansas City in 1968. Left the priesthood in 1969 to marry. Living in FL at time of lawsuit. Denied the allegations. Claim settled in 8/08 as part of $10M settlement involving 12 priests. On the Kansas CIty-St. Joseph diocese's list 9/5/19.

Fr. Thomas F. Lawler

Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Accused of the sexual abuse of multiple boys throughout his priesthood. Moved frequently until his last 16 years at Sacred Heart in Lewisburg. Name included on the diocese's list released 8/1/18. Included in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. One man told the diocese in 2002 that Lawler molested him at age 10 in 1963. In 2014 another man reported that Lawler sexually abused him from age 13 in 1985 until Lawler died in 1987.

Fr. Fergus Lawless

Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1933
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

From Ireland. Arrived in CA in 1934, assigned to a parish in Burlingame in the SF archdiocese. Later worked in Los Angeles, CA and Hermiston, OR, returning to Our Lady of the Angels in Burlingame, CA in 1961 as pastor, where he remained until his death 6/18/91. Named Capuchin Custos Provincial in 1962. Accused in 2004 or 2005 of abusing a minor 1952-53. Named in a civil suit.

Fr. Michael S. Lawrence

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Ordained: 1973
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

Concerns about Lawrence's behavior as early as 1970 while in seminary. In 2002 a man alleged that Lawrence molested him at age 12 during a tutoring session in 1982 at St. Catharine of Siena in Mount Penn. He said told his parents immediately when he returned home, sobbing, and that his father called the church. The next day his father met with the diocese's top administrator. Lawrence admitted to molesting the boy and was gone the next day, sent to St. John Vianney in Downingtown for treatment. He was back in a parish assignment within a year. The boy's father complained again to Bishop Welsh in1986 and 1994; Welsh removed him from parish work but assigned him to the Diocesan Tribunal. Welsh retired in 1998. Lawrence wasn't removed until 2002. A civil suit was filed in 2004. In 11/09 a reported to the diocese that Lawrence sexually abused him at age 13. Lawrence died in 4/15. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.

Fr. Ralph Lawrence

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Ordained: 1916
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

First named publicly as accused on the archdiocese's list 11/2/18. It noted an allegation received in 1935 of abuse in the early 1930s. Went on leave of absence in 1935. Died in 1992. On Baton Rouge diocese's list in early 2019.

Fr. Fidelis G. Lazar

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Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Lazar's name was added 5/18/18 to the diocese's list of credibly accused priests, lay employees and volunteers. Noted to be no longer in ministry. Died 3/18/18 in CT. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. It revealed that Pittsburgh diocese received report in 1986 from a male teen that Lazar sexually abused him in 6/86. Sent to Diocesan treatment facility; admitted to sexual activity with children. Went on leave of absence. Withdrew from active ministry 9/89. Another allegation 9/94 of repeated abuse in early 1980s of a male teen. In 3/02 a man alleged abuse in the 1960s by Lazar at St. Vincent's Prep School in Latrobe. Lawsuit in 7/20 claims abuse in 1975 of a 7-year-old.

Fr. Peter Tan Van Le

Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Charlotte NC

From Vietnam, Vinh Long diocese. Retired in 2011 to his home diocese. Named publicly as accused by the Charlotte diocese on its list 12/29/19. The diocese received an allegation in 2013 that Le sexually abused multiple minors at St. Joseph Vietnamese Catholic Church. Faculties removed in 8/13, home diocese notified.

Fr. Jerome Leach

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Ordained: 1976
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Leach was accused in 1993 of molesting an altar boy in 1976, when he was a deacon. Placed on leave. Incident not reported to police until 5/02. Arrested in 2002 and charged with molestation of a separate altar boy in 1979. Those charges dropped because of a U.S.Supreme Court ruling declaring the CA law invalid. Other allegations have also surfaced. Leach died 10/15/17.

Fr. John P. Leary

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1951
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

First allegations in 1966. In 1969, police ordered Leary, then President of Gonzaga University to leave Spokane in 24 hours or be arrested for sexually abusing teenage boys. Jesuits approved and Leary left. Reassigned to posts in Massachusetts, Utah, Nevada, New York and California. Died 12/21/1993. Jesuit officials admitted in 2006 to two recent settlements with victims. There may have been as many as 12 victims. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes reports in 2006 and 2009 of abuse 1965-66.

Fr. Timothy J. Leary

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Ordained: 1936
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Accused in a 1/05 civil suit of abusing plaintiff as a boy for five years, beginning when he was in 4th grade. Leary allegedly introduced the boy to Fr. Francis Lavelle, who also abused him. At various times, both priests promised to guarantee his admission and pay his tuition at Cathedral High School. Leary died in 1991 at age 81.Two claims settled in 2008.

Fr. Maurice T. Lebel

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Ordained for the Jesuits. Left the Order in 1991 and became a priest of the Diocese of Portland ME. Retired in 2003. Remained active in ME until he was placed on leave in 6/07 pending an investigation of allegations in the Fall River, MA diocese that he sexually abused a youth in the early 1980s, while still a Jesuit. Reinstated to public ministry in 3/11 after canonical trial found accusations "unproven."

Fr. David E. LeBlanc

Ordained: 1961
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Grand Rapids MI

LeBlanc resigned from his parish in 1/07 after admitting to Bishop Hurley that he had abused a pre-teen boy in 1971. The accusation was brought to the diocese in 1993 and LeBlanc admitted it then. Apparently then-Bishop Rose did nothing. Matter brought to light in 1/07 when the bishop reviewed personnel files. In 4/19 a man stated publicly that LeBlanc molested him at a Caledonia parish in 1999, when he was age 12. No prosecution due to the statute of limitations.

Fr. Etienne LeBlanc

Ordained: 1971
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux LA

Placed on leave in 8/07 from assignment at Annunziata in Houma after accusation by a 26-year-old man that LeBlanc sexually abused him, including rape, when he was a 9-year-old altar boy Holy Cross in Morgan City in the early 1990s. LeBlanc denied the allegations; was sent for counseling 1986-87. Accuser filed civil suit in 2007 and made a criminal complaint. In 7/11, court ordered the diocese to turn investigative report over to plaintiff. Diocese objected. Other alleged victims known. Documents to remain sealed as of 8/11. Case settled in 10/12. On diocese's list 1/11/19. It notes "diocese stripped LeBlanc of his ability to perform priestly duties."

Fr. Kenneth A. LeBlanc

Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Placed on leave in 2/09 while the Archdiocese investigated allegations of sexual abuse of a 10-year-old girl approximately 25-30 years prior,. Assigned at the time of the alleged abuse to Most Blessed Sacrament in Wakefield. On her personal website, the accuser claimed that there were also other victims. LeBlanc died in 1/10. The 8/11 Boston AD database reports no formal determination of guilt either because he died prior to canonical investigation or it was not complete at his death.

Fr. Louis LeBourgeois

Ordained: 1961
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Per news in 11/18, a woman reported to law enforcement that LeBourgeois sexually abused her when she was four years old in 1968. She said he picked her up at her River Ridge preschool and abused her in his car. Law enforcement reportedly told her the statute of limitations had expired. In 2014 she told the Los Angeles archdiocese, where she was then living, who referred the case to New Orleans. The archdiocese confronted LeBourgeois, who denied the abuse. He went into a coma and died three months later. The Review Board had not yet seen the case.The archdiocese paid for the woman's therapy, but did not include LeBourgeois on its 11/2/18 list of credibly accused clergy. She filed suit in 8/19.

Fr. Paul Francis LeBrun

Order: CSC
Ordained: 1983
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend IN

Arrested in 2002. Accused of sexually abusing boys in the Ft. Wayne-South Bend IN diocese and the Phoenix AZ diocese. Denied the allegations. Transferred to AZ in 1986. Returned to IN in 1993. Resigned from parish in 1999. Convicted in 2005 in AZ; sentenced in 2006 to 111 years in prison. Five lawsuits which name LeBrun as an abuser settled by Phoenix Diocese for a total of $75K. Conviction upheld by AZ Court of Appeals 7/09. Included on Ft. Wayne-South Bend diocese's 9/18/18 list. One known allegation there. On order's list 6/12/19.

Fr. Karl LeClaire

Order: SDS
Ordained: 1986
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Phoenix AZ

Placed on leave in 2001. A man filed suit in 8/02 alleging that LeClaire abused him for 7 years beginning when he was age 13. LeClaire was parish priest and principal of parish grade school. LeClaire would take the boy with him on trips and cruises to Alaska and the Mediterranean. Indicted in 5/03 and pled guilty in 10/04. Sentenced in 1/05 to a year in ail and three years probation. One claim of abuse in 1993 settled for $40K in 2006. Laicized in 2017.

Fr. M. Duane Leclercq

Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Peoria IL

Retired in 2008. Removed in 11/18 from public ministry due to allegations deemed credible of sexual misconduct 30 years prior. Among assignments were Holy Trinity in Bloomington 1964-1969 and St. John in Clinton and St. Patrick in Wapella 1983-1989. On diocese's list in 12/18.

Fr. Brian M. Lederer

Ordained: 2012
Status: Charges Dropped

Diocese: Diocese of Duluth MN

Arrested 5/15, held on suspicion of sexual misconduct with minor. Released after posting bond. Associate pastor, Blessed Sacrament in Hibbing. Charged 8/27/15 with criminal sexual conduct with a fourth minor. All four were girls, ages 10-14, two of them sisters. Incidents said to have occurred during 2014-15. Lederer also charged with possession of child porn. A boy under age 10 told police Lederer showed him videos of nude people in a computer class; police found 5 images of suspected child porn on the priest's computer. Jury trial 6/16; acquitted of abuse of the girls. Child porn charge dropped 10/16 for "insufficient evidence" that he viewed the child porn intentionally.

Fr. Michael Dominic Ledoux

Ordained: 1986
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Accused in 1/03 of sexually abusing a boy in 1987 or 1988 at St. Thomas Aquinas in Derry. Oral sex alleged with attempts in NH and MA. Claim settled. Order found accusations credible. Diocese learned that Franciscans knew of allegation in 2002 but didn't tell the diocese. Ledoux was at parish 4/86 to 9/89. Worked as dean at Widener University for 9 years until summer 2012, when officials learned of earlier accusation. He resigned rather than being placed on leave. Denied allegation. Also worked in Pittsburgh.

Fr. Micheál Ledwith

Ordained: 1994
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

From Ferns diocese in Ireland. Accused of sexual abuse of boys in Ireland. Ferns report details concerns re Msgr. Ledwith's sexual behavior. Lived in Rainier WA 1994-2000s. Name included on the Seattle archdiocese's 1/15/16 list of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor.

Fr. Conan Lee

Ordained: 1943
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

Named publicly as accused by the Franciscans' Santa Barbara Province on its list 5/31/19. It notes an allegation reported in 2010 of the sexual abuse of a minor 1957-61. Assigned to Holy Family in Pueblo, CO 1956-58, and to St. Anthony's in Tigard, OR 1958-62. Lee died 8/3/78. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019.

Fr. John Thomas Matthew Lee

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Ordained: 1993
Status: Convicted

Diocese:

Military Chaplain beginning 1996. Pled guilty in 2007 to sexual assault of 20-year-old Naval Academy midshipman, who he was supposedly counseling. Lee also did not disclose his HIV positive status. Admitted to abusing at least three men in his 11 years in the military. Sentenced to twelve years in prison, served two. Registered as sex offender in Delaware 12/13. Arrested in 11/14 for child pornography production and distribution. Pled guilty 11/16/15. Sentenced 2/17 to 30 years prison and lifetime supervision.

Fr. Thomas B. Lee

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

From Korea. In 1993 an individual alleged sexual abuse by Lee in the early 1970s. Baltimore informed the Archdiocese of Seoul, South Korea of the charges. Lee had been studying at Johns Hopkins University at the time of the alleged abuse. Lee's name appears on a 9/02 list of priests from other dioceses who were accused of abuse in the Baltimore archdiocese.

Fr. Thomas M. Lee

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Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Portland ME

Removed in 5/02 when a woman said he abused her son. Youth "would not testify" and diocese returned Lee to ministry, saying charges were unsubstantiated. Removed again in 9/03 when two other victims came forward. The first victim denied refusing to testify. Lee retired in 2004. Church tribunal ruled in 8/08 that the accusations were not proven, but that Lee's actions were imprudent. The bishop appealed to the Vatican in 12/08. As of 1/09 there were 14 accusers. Diocese said 2/19/11 that the church appeals court affirmed the tribunal ruling but that Lee would not be reassigned.

Fr. Paul Henry Leech

Ordained: 1980
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Providence RI

Removed from ministry 5/4/84. Convicted of molesting 3-4 boys 1982-1984. Sentenced in 1985 to 86 years in prison, but ordered to serve 3 years and then 12 years probation. In 1994 a civil suit was filed on behalf of one youth. Per the suit, prior to 1980, Leech was known to the bishop to have a habit of making advances on young boys. Another suit may have been filed in 1985. On diocese's list 7/1/19. Said in 2020 to be living in Rochester, NY.

Fr. Cornelius P. Leehan

Ordained: 1948
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Oakland CA

Full name Cornelius Patrick or Pedraig Leehan. Accused in a 12/03 lawsuit of raping a 5-year-old boy at St. Alphonsus Liguori in San Leandro. Also allegedly fondled the boy 7 years later, after he was reassigned to the parish. Leehan's accuser said he told his father and that his father, a friend of Leehan, told him to tell no one and to never speak about a priest that way. Leehan died in 1996. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019.

Fr. Francis J. Lefevre

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Ordained: 1971
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Faculties removed in 1987 after an allegation of abuse. LeFevre admitted to having engaged in sexual misconduct with numerous minors in the 1970s and 1980s. He continued to work as a statistics expert for the archdiocese until 1995, when a lawsuit alleged LeFevre abused a minor, age 11 until high school. This abuse was reported to the archdiocese in 1992.

Fr. Robert J. LeFevre

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Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

In 12/03 two brothers accused LeFevre of propositioning them for sex in 1969 when they were 15 and 17. They originally complained to Diocese in 1997 and then again in 2002. Diocese immediately announced that it had cleared LeFevre of the accusations andh

Fr. Mark Allen Lehman

Ordained: 1988
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Phoenix AZ

Placed on leave in 1990. Sentenced in 1992 to 10 years in prison without parole for fondling a young girl. Sentenced to life time parole for abuse of three additional girls and one boy. Released from prison in 2002. Diocese provided financial support while in prison and gave him $1000 and other benefits when released. A 1/05 civil suit alleging abuse of a youth in 1985 was settled 12/06 for $100K. Laicized 4/12/06. Listed on AZ sex offender registry. Died in 2018.

Fr. Gerhardt B. Lehmkuhl

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1974
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Arrested in 1995 for receiving child pornography through the mail. Checked himself into St. Luke's Institute for treatment after he pled guilty, before sentencing. Sentenced in 1996 to one year in prison. Also ordered to get mental health treatment after release from prison. Per 2009 news, he worked at Jesuit Community Corporation at St. Louis University--Jesuit Hall. Died 3/9/12. On the Province's list 12/7/18. It notes that he was removed from ministry in 2002.

Fr. Gale Leifeld

Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1954
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Principal of St. Lawrence Seminary until 1982, then academic dean at Sacred Heart School of Theology until 1993. A civil suit alleges Leifeld, Jim Buser and James Wolf molested a student at St. Lawrence. Plaintiff went on to be a counselor for men abused by clergy and claims his therapy in 1992 revealed flashbacks. Suit tried in 1995 but jury found it was too late under the statute of limitations. Leifeld admitted in a deposition to abuse of at least seven, but not of plaintiff. He died in 6/94.

Br. William Leimbach

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Order: SC
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Jackson MS

Civil suit filed in 7/07 in federal court alleged abuse of a 15-year-old boy in 1983-84 at Saint Stanislaus College/Saint Stanislaus High School by a "Brother William." School was run by the Sacred Heart Order. Leimbach was removed from ministry with students in 1991 after complaints by two students; he was allowed to continue work with adults and within the order. Was living since 2005 in Burrillville, RI

Fr. Jack J. Leipert

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saginaw MI

Named publicly by Saginaw bishop Cistone in 4/18 as a former priest having been permanently removed from ministry due to credible allegations of sexual abuse of minors. Faculties withdrawn 6/01. Laicized 2006. Per news source 5/2/18, Leipert was investigated after being accused in 11/00 of the sex abuse of 21-year-old male.

Fr. Frederick D. Leising

Ordained: 1971
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Monsignor. Former president-rector of Christ the King Seminary. Suspended in 11/18, six months after the diocese received an allegation that Leising sexually abused a girl in the 1980s. His accuser also claimed abuse by Fr. Fabian Maryanski. She said was at a party in the rectory with Maryanski when Leising hugged her goodby then shoved his tongue down her throat. Leising denied the allegation and said it was the girl who put her tongue in his mouth. Leising returned to ministry in 12/18 after the diocese determined that the allegations had "not been substantiated."

Fr. Richard M. Lelonis

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Diocese announced in 11/18 that Lelonis was suspended from ministry 9/12/18 after two men told the diocese he abused them as children in the early 1970s to about 1980. Allegations deemed credible, but not yet substantiated. Lelonis denied them. Lelonis was reportedly included in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury report, his name redacted. The alleged victim in the GJ report said Lelonis abused him for years and threatened to kill him if he told. It also said Lelonis admitted to "an attraction to minors." Sent to St. Luke's for evaluation, returned to ministry. Lelonis' ministry was restricted in 2002. He was assigned to the diocesan Tribunal from 1995. Died 10/20/19.

Fr. William E. Lemanski

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Order: SAC
Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Lemanski had lived under supervision at a rectory close to a school for 11 years after admitting he abused a minor (possibly in 1990). In 3/02, Fr. Robert Carney, a former Provincial, wrote a letter apologizing to the victim and said that Lemanski had received therapy and was not assigned to any priestly ministry except saying mass for nuns at a convent. In 9/04, SNAP asked the Order to move him.

Fr. Deslisle Lemieux

Ordained: 1926
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Named publicly as accused in the CO Attorney General's report 10/22/19. In 6/17 a man told the archdiocese that Lemieux orally and anally raped him when he was a 13-year-old altar boy. Lemieux was retired, and a family friend. He allegedly invited the boy on a four-day fishing and golfing trip, during which the abuse occurred. Lemieux died in 1977.

Fr. Edmund Lemire

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Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

On 10/10/02 the Manchester diocese settled with 16 claimants. One of them, John Doe 12, alleged that Lemire, an extern from the Sherbrooke diocese in Quebec assigned to St Edmund's parish in Manchester, abused him in the early 1960s. Lemire exploited a common interest in magic and stamp collecting and fondled the boy under his bathing suit during an outing. The NH AG's audit documents revealed two allegations of abuse committed at St Aloysius of Gonzaga parish in Nashua in the late1950s. One boy was fondled twice at age 16. The other boy was forced to hold Lemire's penis and was 'abused many times.' He was later abused by Fr Roland Veilette and (as an adult) by Fr Karl E Dowd. Lemire was deceased as of 2003.

Fr. Daniel Paul Lemoine

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Ordained: 1979
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Baton Rouge LA

Lawsuit filed in 1999 alleged abuse by LeMoine, reportedly of a teen boy in the early 1990s; settled 4/02. Confidentiality orders from judge. Settlement amount not disclosed but "well below...$600,000." DA began investigation after learning of settlement. LeMoine had been evaluated after abuse incident and offered treatment. On diocese's list in early 2019. It notes multiple allegations received 1/94, 4/99 and 4/07, of abuse late 1970s - early 1980s. Placed on leave 1994, faculties removed 1999.

Fr. Frederick A. Lenczycki

Ordained: 1972
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Joliet IL

Removed in 2002. Convicted in 2004 for abuse of three boys. Sentenced to five years prison. Also worked in MO and CA. Admitted to abusing up to 30 boys over 25 years. Deemed too dangerous to release. Released 9/09 on parole. On IL sex offender registry. New lawsuit 5/13. Diocese agreed to release of personnel files 3/13 as part of settlement in Rudofski v Joliet & Bennett. Files released 4/30/14. Named in at least one new suit 4/30/14. Named as 1 of 5 priests in $4.137M suit settled 4/15. Laicized 2016. New charge 2/19 of assault of a boy in the early 1990s in St. Louis. Living in Berkeley, IL. Pled guilty 5/19 to abusing two boys in MO in the early 1990s. On St. Louis archdiocese's list 7/26/19. Sentenced in 8/19 to 10 years in prison.

Fr. Joseph Lendacky

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Order: OSC
Ordained: 1945
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Worked mostly in MN but some in NE. Most of his career was spent at Crosier Community and Seminary in Onamia. Died 5/31/89. Name is included on 3/8/14 updated list of current, former and deceased Crosiers with one or more credible claims of sexual abuse of minors. Allegation was not received until after his death.

Fr. Raymond O. Leneweaver

Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused of abuse of at least 12 youths 1966-80. Several transfers after Archdiocese first learned of abuse. Left active ministry in 1980. Taught in public schools. Requested reactivation in the late 1990s. Msgr. Lynn denied his request in 1998. Laicized 3/21/05. On 1994 secret list memo.

Fr. John Peter Lenihan

Ordained: 1969
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Orange CA

From Ireland. Told church officials in 1991 that he sexually abused a teenage girl in the 1970s. Church paid $25K to settle lawsuit; allowed him to continue to work. Removed 9/01 after he revealed several past sexual relationships to an L.A. Times columnist (under pseudonym). In 12/01, he was accused in a second lawsuit of molesting a second teenage girl, starting in the late 1970s. Civil suit settled for $1.2M. Criminal charges dropped 2003 due to Supreme Court ruling. Laicized 5/28/02. Personnel file released 11/23/13.

Fr. James W. Lennon

Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN

Following a recent court order, on 12/16/13 Bishop Quinn released a list of 13 names of priests who had "credible" accusations against them of abuse involving minors. Lennon's inclusion on this list is the first public notice that he had been accused of abuse. Voluntarily left active ministry in 6/84. Diocese updated information on its list 6/23/14 to say he was laicized. Had relationships with two adult women after leaving ministry. Admitted to Diocese that he had sexually abused a 17-year-old girl for several years but denied abusing any other person. Died 8/8/00.

Fr. John W. Lennon

Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Ordained for Maryknoll order; in Philippines 1956-67. Left order around 1975. Pastor of St John the Baptist in Yonkers NY when suspended 4/02 due to allegation he fondled a Cardinal Hayes High School student in mid-1970s during trips to Maine; Lennon was teacher, administrator, and athletics moderator at Cardinal Hayes 1970-81. Denied the allegation, which first surfaced in 1997 when a priest reportedly told the archdiocese about the alleged abuse. Cleared in 1998 after archdiocesan investigation. Accuser not informed of the decision. 'Dismissed from the clerical state,' per 4/08 Catholic New York newspaper, 'in accord with the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People ... having had his case presented to the CDF.' Died 12/16/12. Included in 4/26/19 New York archdiocesan list of 'clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor.'

Br. James Walter Lent

Order: SSS
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

On sabbatical from his job as an elementary school teacher for the Diocese of Cleveland, studying at Gonzaga University, when arrested in Spokane in 5/94. Allegedly showed a 13-year-old boy a $20 bill in a mall bathroom, then had the boy perform oral sex on him. Released on bail posted by his Order. Died by suicide 5/29/94 before he could be arraigned. In the 1970s and early 1980s Lent taught at St. Charles Borromeo School in Albuquerque,NM.

Fr. Robert F. Lentz

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Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Baltimore officials placed Lentz on leave in 12/02 after allegations surfaced that he abused two boys in mid- to late-1960s. Lentz denied the accusations. The alleged victims came forward after the archdiocese published names of 56 other priests and brothers accused of abuse. Not on list of active priests in the Baltimore archdiocese per its website 5/25/08. Died 09/18/07.

Fr. Frank M. Lenz

Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

Retired in 2007. Placed on administrative leave 4/2/18 after diocese received "credible" accusation against him of sexual misconduct with a girl in the 1970s. Lenz denied the accusations. On diocese's list 12/13/18. In 10/20 the diocese announced that the Vatican was unable to establish Lenz's guilt or innocence. Lenz was returned to ministry under restrictions.

Br. Modesto Leon

Order: CMF
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused of abuse of a boy, ages of 14-16 in 1996-99, per civil suit filed 2008. Archdiocesan report said abuse occurred 1995-96. Leon was the incorporating executive director of Soledad Enrichment Action (SEA). Abuse allegedly took place during retreats at Camp Unity in the Angeles National Forest. Civil case settled at some point between 2006 and 2010.

Fr. Albert Leonard

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Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Complaints to the diocese in 1989 and 1993 about Leonard's behavior toward children, including parents who were worried about the priest's relationship with their 14-year-old son and concerns that he swam naked with boys. Took leave of absence in 11/93. Went on to work as a licensed counselor for a short time at a residential treatment facility for children, then at an agency for crime victims.

Fr. John E. Leonard

Ordained: 1965
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Richmond VA

Allegations in 1996 resulted only in evaluation. Removed 5/02 after recent allegations of old abuse when he was at St. John Vianney Seminary; reinstated by Bishop Sullivan 6/02 after he overruled the review committee. Big outcry over the decision. Civil suit 10/03 later dismissed on SOL. Criminal charges in 2003; sentenced 3/04 to two consecutive 12-month jail terms (suspended) and probation. Removed again 1/04. Resigned from priesthood. Died in 2015. On diocese's list 2/13/19.

Fr. Thomas P. Leonard

Ordained: 1956
Status: Sued

Died: 10/18/2018
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Monsignor. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 6/21 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a boy, age 10 or 11, in about 1976, while assigned to Church of the Incarnation in New York. Leonard is alleged to have abused the boy at the church on one occasion after choir practice, along with Fr. Thomas J. Thompson and Mr. Dennis O'Driscoll. Leonard died in 2018.


Fr. Roland M. Lepire

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Ordained: 1975
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Providence RI

Suit filed 2/96 alleged that Lepire abused a young man on several occasions in 1978. Suit also claimed that the pastor of the church helped to cover it up. Claims against Lepire were settled 9/02 as part of $13.5M mass settlement involving 36 victims of priest abuse in Providence Diocese. The 2002 Catholic Directory shows him "absent on leave." Another suit filed 2003 alleged abuse in early 1980s; settled 8/08 as part of $1.326M settlement by Providence Diocese. Laicized in 2004.

Fr. Edward N. Leroux

Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

Alleged to have molested a boy in his early teens 50 times over a two-year period in the late 1960s. Diocese learned of the allegations in 1992, yet kept Leroux in ministry. Retired in 1996. Removed active ministry in 6/02. Died 1/16/05. Sued by at least three men claiming abuse in the late 1970s-early 1980s; settled with diocese at mediation in 2/05. Accused in a suit 11/19 of abuse of a boy, age 16, in 1956. Per the suit, the boy told then-seminarian Howard Hubbard about the abuse, and Hubbard responded, "forget about" it. Hubbard denied the the man's claims about him.

Fr. Francis M. Lesniak

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Ordained: 1943
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Greensburg PA

Retired in 1987. Died in 1991. Per 8/14/18 PA G.J. Report, diocese received report in 3/04 of sex abuse by Lesniak of a boy, age 13, in about 1977. The alleged victim said Lesniak invited him to a sleepover for altar boys, found he was the only boy there, and Lesniak fondled him. Sued. Settled in 1/06 for $5K and 90 counseling sessions. Allegation 9/04 of sex assault of a boy in 1962 during an overnight at the rectory. Settled for $5K and 90 counseling sessions. Allegation 5/05 of fondling a boy on an overnight rectory stay; in 1/06, same settlement as the previous two. Report in 2007 of abuse of a boy over 4 years, beginning 1983 when the boy was age 7 or 8. Accuser said Lesiak took him for a walk to his car during a picnic , then forced him to perform oral sex. He said he became an altar boy, and the abuse continued including anal rape. He said Lesniak gave him wine and that by the age of 12, he was an alcoholic. The diocese offered him $5K and 90 counseling sessions.

Fr. Eldred B. Lesniewski

Ordained: 1953
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

As priest and religious instructor, Lesniewski abused minor altar boys at St. Joseph's Orphanage. He abused one boy 1961-90 (age 11-40). Civil suit filed in 1992. Lesniewski's name was included on the Archdiocese's 7/04 list of priests fully restricted from ministry (or who would have been restricted if still living) because of allegations of abuse. He retired in 1992 and died in 1996.

Fr. Joseph Marcel Lessard

Ordained: 1980
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Phoenix AZ

Admitted in 1986 to sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy. Two felony charges were reduced to misdemeanors in a plea bargain after Bishop O'Brien wrote to the judge requesting leniency because Lessard was remorseful. Sentence was three years probation and a $100 fine. Continued to work as priest, including time as a hospital chaplain in the Rockford IL diocese. Removed from ministry by hospital and Rockford diocese in 2/01. Removed from ministry by Phoenix diocese 2002. Phoenix diocese settled the civil case in 2006 for $50K. Living in Thailand per 11/06 article. On Rockford diocese's list 11/14/18.

Fr. Joseph P. Lessard

Ordained: 1952
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Admitted in 2002 to sexually abusing 12 boys in three parishes in the 1970s. Allegedly threatened victims with a gun; older victims coerced younger ones. Used camper in abuse. After a 1976 complaint Lessard was transferred to a new parish, then treated in MN. Went to NM Paraclete halfway house in 1979 and was a hospital chaplain afterward. Was parish priest again before retiring in 1993. Archdiocesan lawyers settled two complaints 1996-97. New suit filed 6/05 alleged abuse from 1985-92. May have settled 7/08. On archdiocese's list 7/26/19. Died in 2014.

Fr. Edward P. Lettic

Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Removed 1/26/14 without privileges from Immaculate Conception in Lancaster after a man alleged abuse as a boy about 40 years prior. Deemed credible. Abuse is believed to have occurred at St. Joan of Arc in Worcester. Diocese said it was the first allegation against Lettic. Matter to be referred to the Vatican. Worcester D.A. was also investigating.

Fr. James E. Leu

Ordained: 1971
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Davenport IA

Accused in 1989 of systematically abusing two altar boys 1985-89. Pled guilty, convicted 1989, sentenced to two years in prison. Worked with credibly accused priest Francis Bass. Bishop O'Keefe was deposed. Included on diocese's 7/10/08 list of credibly accused. Died 2/4/13.

Fr. Marvin Francis Leven

Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Oklahoma City OK

Named publicly as accused by the diocese in 1/20 after allegations in two cases were substantiated by the diocese's review board. In 1993 the diocese received an allegation that Leven sexually abused a minor, age 15, and again when the alleged victim was a young adult at St. John the Baptist in Edmond. In 1995 Leven was sent to St. Luke Institute for evaluation; outpatient therapy was recommended along with no unsupervised contact with minors. Returned to ministry. A second allegation surfaced at some point. Leven retired in 1999; worked in retirement as a hospital chaplain until 2013. Faculties removed 1/15/20.

Fr. John D. Lewandowski

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Ordained: 1954
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

First named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 3/20/18. Noted to have died in 1982; diocesan list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation. Accused in a 10/19 lawsuit of abuse of a boy, ages 13-14, at Ss. Peter and Paul in Jamestown, where Lewandowski was assigned in the early 1960s. Suit filed in 7/20 claims abuse 1962-63 of another child, ages 13-14. New suit in 12/20, claiming abuse of a boy, age 14, in 1960.

Fr. Michael M. Lewandowski

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Taught at St. Francis High School in Hamburg and Cardinal O'Hara High in Tonawanda variously during 1976-1991. Worked in Altoona diocese beginning 1997. In 5/14, the order told Altoona that Lewandowski was the subject of an allegation of sexual misconduct with a minor in the 1980s [likely in Buffalo]. Removed by Altoona from St. Anne's in Davidsville, pending an investigation. Civil authorities notified. At some point, he also worked in the Springfield, MA diocese. A 2019 lawsuit claims abuse by the priest of a St. Francis High student starting in 1979. Plaintiff said the priest would fondle him while they wrestled and would ply him with alcohol. The man said he told the principal of the abuse at the time, but no action.

Fr. Kenneth Lewis

Ordained: 1991
Status: Charged

Diocese: Diocese of Tulsa OK

Accused in 2002 of abusing several boys in the mid-1990s. Had been sent for treatment in 1994, then reassigned by Bishop Slattery. Up to six alleged victims had come forward; not removed until 2002. No charges due to SOL. In 2004, parents of a boy filed a police report in Tulsa alleging Lewis had molested their son at age 13 in 2001 during a trip to Chicago. Tulsa police referred case to Evanston IL police. Parents filed suit in 2007; settled in 2011. Laicization announced in 7/07. Named in a second suit in 11/09. Lewis had a Colorado address, but was in Ecuador beginning 7/17. Detained by Homeland Security in Atlanta 5/9/18. Taken to Chicago 5/18/18; charged in Evanston with felony predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, related to the alleged abuse there of the Tulsa boy in 2001. On diocese's list 10/2/19.

Br. James Lewnard

Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Joined the Clerics of St. Viatore (Viatorians), Province of Chicago, as a brother in 1978. Ordained a deacon in 12/95. Named publicly as the subject of a substantiated by the Viatorians on the order's website sometime prior to 4/21. It notes that there was a single accusation, of abuse occurring in 1978. Also, suspended from ministry and living in a structured environment on a safety plan.

Fr. Henry V. Lex

Ordained: 1951
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Accused in a lawsuit(w) filed in 2020 under the NY Child Victims Act. Assigned to parishes in Hinsdale, Lackawanna, Buffalo. Chaplain beginning 1959 for the Felician Sisters Motherhouse. Named pastor in 1967 of Sacred Heart in Bennington Center. Pastor of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Cheektowaga 1976 until retiring in 1991. Died 5/23/11, age 86.

Fr. William R. Leyhane

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Accused publicly in 10/19 of sexually abusing an eighth-grade boy at St. Ethelreda in 1971. His accuser, an archdiocesan deacon in 2019, said he had an after-school job in the rectory and the abuse happened a few times. He came forward to the archdiocese in 2001. The archdiocese's review board found that the abuse was "possible." Leyhane died in 8/82, at age 86.

Fr. Walter J. Lezuchowski

Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Barred from parish ministry in 1991 after the archdiocese deemed credible allegations that he had sexually abused a girl over age 16. Sent for treatment. In 2002 another criminal complaint was made. Lezuchowski had at that point been actively ministering for five years at St. Ronald's in Clinton Township; the archdiocese said it had no idea he had been still working. Immediately suspended. Permanently banned from ministry in 2005. Died 12/29/06.

Bishop Peter Anthony Libasci

Ordained: 1978
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Ordained for the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Named Bishop of Manchester NH in 2011. Accused in a lawsuit filed July 14, 2021 of sexually abusing an altar boy in 1983 and 1984, while a Rockville Centre priest. Libasci was pastor of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Deer Park NY at the time in question, and the boy was a 12- or 13-year-old student at the parish school. Libasci denied the allegations. He continued in active ministry during an investigation launched by Boston's Archbishop O'Malley.


Fr. Albert M. Liberatore, Jr.

Ordained: 1989
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

In 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report (name misspelled "Libertore.") Bishop Timlin informed 11/96 by of close relationship Liberatore had with a young adult male, under drinking age. Concern to Timlin 2/97 of behavior with a young seminarian. No action. Letter in 12/02 to Timlin from American College in Louvain, Belgium that Liberatore was seen drunk, taking a male in his teens or early 20s into his bedroom. Sent for eval 1/03. Complaints 1/04 he had abused two young men. Arrested 7/04 on charges in PA of sex abuse of and giving alcohol to an altar boy 5/99-5/04. Charged by NYC police with sex assault of same minor. Pled guilty to both. Sentenced in 2005 to 10 years' probation. Laicized 7/06. Arrested 11/06 for parole violation. Per 2004 federal civil suit, bishop was informed. Settled for $3M. On sex offender registry in PA 6/11. On diocese's list 8/19/18.

Fr. Joseph J. Lieberth

Ordained: 1968
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

On 4/02 list of priests in Cleveland diocese who had been accused in the past of sexual abuse. Had received evaluation and treatment and was returned to ministry. Admitted molesting the 17-year-old son of a church deacon, during a trip to CA in 1986. Lieberth referred to it as an "isolated incident" and auxiliary bishop Quinn persuaded victim and family not to call police. Another accuser came forward in 2002 alleging abuse on trip in 1985. Civil suit filed 7/02 by first accuser. Still on leave 2009. Diocese announced in 3/15 that Lieberth was given "a life of prayer and penance."

Br. Christopher Lieby

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Professed vows as a Salesian brother in 1988. Worked in Boston MA and Tampa FL. Left the order in 1995. Named publicly as credibly accused by the Salesian order on its list in 3/20. No details given as to when or where the abuse occurred, or the number of victims. (Placing him in the NY archdiocese for now, where the Salesians' Eastern Province is based.)

Fr. Mark A. Liening

Ordained: 1941
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Phoenix AZ

Named publicly as accused by the Franciscans' Santa Barbara Province on its list 5/31/19. It notes an allegation reported in 2007 of the sexual abuse of a minor 1943-44. Assigned at the time to St. Mary's in Phoenix, AZ. Died in 1985. First assignment in San Diego in 1941. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019. On the Las Cruces diocese's list (misspelled Leining) 6/24/19, where he worked 1951-53, 1962-64, 1979-85.

Fr. John R. Liggio

Order: OSA
Ordained: 1975
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Liggio, a teacher of religion and campus ministry director at Malvern Prep School, was investigated by the DA's office 1/03 after allegations he abused a student at the school in 1997-1998. He was placed on leave in late 2002 after allegation surfaced. He denied allegations. In 9/03, DA's office declined to file charges because of insufficient evidence. Named in 7/25/12 civil suit by original accuser.

Br. James A. Liguori

Order: CFC
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

A man filed civil suit 7/19/12 alleging that he had been abused by Liguori in 1969 at Cardinal Farley Military Academy in NY. Plaintiff first reported allegations to Orange diocese in CA in 2008. Orange reportedly found allegations to be credible but order found them 'without merit' and took no action against Liguori. He was president of Iona College in New Rochelle until he retired in 2011. Next worked for Fordham University until resigning 7/12 after suit was filed.

Fr. Ronan Charles Liles

Ordained: 1969
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

A/K/A Charles R. or Charles B. Liles. Placed on leave in 1982. Dispensed from Vows 1985. Sued in 1999. Accused of abuse of two brothers in the early 1970s. Plaintiffs say they met Liles at boy scout camp. He would shower with them and hug and kiss them. They often stayed overnight at the rectory, sleeping in the same bed as Liles. Also worked in New Orleans 1979-82. Case dismissed on statute of limitations. Appealed to MN Court of Appeals which upheld the dismissal in 8/00. Living in TX in 8/20.

Fr. Jose Afonso Lima

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Ordained: 1991
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

From Brazil; naturalized U.S. citizen. Member of Missio, a Brazilian bishops-sponsored community of priests sent to the U.S. to minister to ex-pat Brazilians. Had been working at St. Francis Xavier in Hyannis and other churches in the Fall River diocese since 1998. Placed on leave in 8/08 after allegations that he sexually assaulted a minor in Bridgeport CT. Fled to Brazil after being notified of investigation by Department of Children and Families, and that the allegation was substantiated. Included in 1/21 on the Fall River diocese's list of accused.

Fr. Rene Cavalcanti de Lima

Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Former member of the Society of Divine Vocations (Vocationists), became diocesan priest in native Brazil. In 8/18 a man told the archdiocese that Lima sexually abused him when he was a 13-year-old altar boy in the late 1980s at Immaculate Conception, and Lima was a fill-in for the pastor. Lima was assigned at the time to St. Michael's. The man said the abuse occurred over a year in the church, Lima's bedroom and and a trip to FL. Lima's accuser said he was informed by Newark archdiocese spokesman, James Goodness, that it was the Vocationists who were responsible to investigate, not the archdiocese. He said Lima left the order 20 years prior and was a priest in the Diocese of Guarulhos, Brazil. Investigate in 2009 for "relationship" with a youth at a Cocaia church. Still in active ministry in Brazil in 5/19.

Fr. Robert Marcel Limoges

Ordained: 1979
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Lafayette LA

"Skipper." From Quebec Province, ordained in Lafayette LA. Accused in the early 1980s of molesting two boys, ages 6 and 7. Report in 1/83 of fondling an adolescent in Eunice. D.A. did not charge as Limoges was to be treated. Sent to House of Affirmation in CA 7/84 - 2/84. Assigned to parish in Baton Rouge diocese in 3/84. Accused in 1984 by a teen boy of making sexual advances while on camping trip. Boy told parents who called another priest; Limoges was confronted by Msgr. Larroque. Admitted to behavior; removed from assignment. Sent to St. Bernard Abbey in AL 7/84. Larroque told family all costs of counseling would be covered by Diocese. Parents told D.A. who refused to press charges. Civil suit filed 1991. Trial court dismissed; plaintiffs appealed. Appeal denied 2006. On Lafayette diocese's list in 4/19. Added to Baton Rouge diocese's list in 7/19.

Fr. Jesse S. Linam

Ordained: 1961
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston TX

Removed from ministry in 1993 after archdiocese learned of allegations of sexual misconduct with a boy occurring in 1973-74. Faculties removed in 6/02. Civil suit filed in 2002 alleged Linam abused one plaintiff and possibly many more between 1961 and 1993. Suit dismissed in 8/02 on statute of limitations. Included on archdiocese's list 1/31/19. It notes that Linam retired in 1998.

Fr. Alfred John Lind, Jr.

Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Accused of abuse of two boys in their early teens between 1963-65. The first boy Lind allegedly abused was at St. Catherine of Siena.The second boy was allegedly abused after Lind was transferred in 1965. Removed from active ministry in 1966. Died in 1997. One man received a $68K settlement in 2004. Diocese was negotiating with the second man in 2005. Named on the diocese's 1/06 list of abusive priests. Named in new civil suit by a man in 1/09. Personnel files released in 2/12.

Fr. Thomas Lind

Order: SCJ
Ordained: 1958
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Sioux Falls SD

Placed on leave after allegations in a SD civil suit that he had abused children at a Native American School in the 1970s. No previous allegations. Order said charges "not credible" in 2/11 and returned him to ministry. Later statement by Order said that the allegation was actually "unsubstantiated." SD Supreme Court ruled lawsuit could go forward in 1/12. Was living and working in the Jackson, MS diocese.

Fr. Jerold W. Lindner

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1976
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

A civil suit alleging abuse of two brothers in 1975 settled for $625K in 1998. Named in at least one more civil suit in 2003 with two accusers alleging abuse 1973-83. Article references ten victims; the three youngest were five years old. Also abused nieces and nephews. Living at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center at Los Gatos from 2001. Beaten 5/10 at Los Gatos by one of his accusers. Accuser was acquitted of felony assault and elder abuse at trial 7/5/12. Lindner's testimony stricken. On the Oakland diocese's list 2/17/19. On the Jesuits West list 12/7/18.

Fr. David Anthony Linehan

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Retired in 1995. Barred permanently from ministry by the Vatican in 2004. Worked in seven parishes. Accused by two men of sexual abuse as boys; one said Linehan abused him for a year, beginning when he was 10 in 1969. Accused in a civil suit filed in 1/05. Included on the archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor.

Fr. Eugene G. Linnemann

Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Belleville IL

Linnemann had just taken a health leave for "stress and depression" when he was removed in 5/93 from duties as pastor of St. Patrick Church in Ruma. Permanently removed from active ministry in 1/95. Per diocesan records, he sexually abused a minor more than ten years previously. On 1/24/09 the diocesan website gave his status as "Administrative Leave." Died 3/1/11. On diocese's list 12/19/18.

Fr. Paul H. Linssen

Ordained: 1950
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fairbanks AK

Native of Holland. Pastor in Hamilton before becoming assistant pastor in Tununak in 1956. Worked in Alaska at least from 1952-1960. Died 9/21/1960 when his boat was caught in off-shore storm after leaving Bethel to make a supply trip to Nelson Island. One pending claim against Linssen shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks diocese 1/25/10. On Jesuits West list 12/7/18. It notes claims in 2008 of abuse in 1959.

Fr. Vincent A. Lipinski

Ordained: 1987
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

Confronted by Archbbishop Sanchez in the early 1990s after two allegation that Lipinski abused a youth after getting him drunk. Lipinski denied; nothing done. Working at St. Anthony Parish in Questa, NM when criminal charges filed 10/92. Pled guilty in 1993 to two charges of molesting a 14-year-old boy after giving him alcohol. Sentenced to jail, suspended for 5 years. Civil suit filed by boy in 1993 and settled in 1996. Per a6/02 article, Lipinski was laicized at some point. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused 9/12/17.

Fr. Alexander Lippert

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

In 8/14 the archdiocese deemed credible accusations that Lippert had sexually abused a minor in the early 1970s. No details were released by the Review Board except that Lippert had died in 4/2000, prior to the allegations, and that officially the allegations were deemed "credible though unsubstantiated" because he could not defend himself. Notes on his assignments indicated he was on leave of absence in 1970 while residing at St. Paul the Apostle in Pine Lawn. In 7/88, Lippert took sick leave. He was then relieved of priestly duties and granted retirement in 1/91. Per the archdiocese's list 7/26/19, allegations were substantiated.

Fr. John L. Lippold

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Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Retired in 2009. Archdiocese learned in 10/10 of allegation that he had abused a minor female over a two-year period in the late 1960s, while assigned to Saints Phillip & James Parish. Archdiocese notified police who told them not to pursue investigation or contact Lippold during police investigation. In 4/11, investigation stalled; archdiocese was allowed to talk with accuser and with Lippold, who denied the allegations. He was removed at that time. On archdiocese's list 9/5/19. Deceased.

Fr. Richard S. Liston

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Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Toledo OH

Accused of raping a teenager in Norwalk in 1978. Diocese quietly transferred him at least twice. Toledo police investigation in 1985 into priest's financial interest in two gay bars uncovered the allegation from his past. Diocese sent him to treatment center in VA; he walked away from the Center. Removed from public ministry in 1989. Died in 1/94. The diocese added his name to its list of credibly accused in 4/20.

Fr. Anthony M. Little

Ordained: 1982
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Monsignor. Removed as pastor of St. Patrick in Newry in 3/13 pending investigation of an allegation that he sexually abused a boy in the 1990s. Had been pastor in Newry since 2002. DA's office received notice from bishop on 3/21/13. Little admitted to the PA Grand Jury that he provided the boy many "amenities" for years, including a home, electronics and money. The GJ called Little a "master manipulator" who attempted to keep the victim from his family and friends, and in whose life he was a "near constant presence."

Fr. Gregory J. Littleton

Ordained: 1990
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Metuchen NJ

Per Metuchen bishop, Littleton gave info to diocese in 1993 that implicated him in sexual abuse of 2 minors. Removed and sent for evaluation and 3 years' therapy. Allowed to return on limited basis; returned in 1997 to full time ministry. Transferred in 1997 to Charlotte diocese, which was told of his past. In 10/02 allegations were reported to Metuchen and passed to Charlotte. Not removed by Charlotte until 2/04 when allegations deemed credible. Per news in 8/18, Littleton claimed he was a victim of sexual misconduct by Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. Littleton was included on the Metuchen diocese's list 2/13/19. On the Charlotte diocese's list 12/29/19.

Fr. Harvey D. Livix

Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Great Falls-Billings MT

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 8/21/18. Was College of Great Falls assistant to the president 1966-69. Left to pursue his doctorate in higher education and gerontology at Michigan State. Left priesthood. Married in 1970, settled with his wife in Arizona. Died 9/26/07.

Fr. Theodore Llanos

Ordained: 1974
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Turned himself in to police after arrest warrant in 11/95; faced 38 counts of molesting five boys since 1990. Had been in treatment at St. Luke's in MD. Sued by six in 1996. Cases dismissed due to SOL in 1996. Died by suicide in his Washington DC home in 12/96, age 50. Another civil suit filed in 1997. Two more in 2003. At least 21 victims of abuse, spanning 20 years. All included in massive LA archdiocese $660M settlement in 7/07. A suit claiming abuse 1988-92 of a boy, ages 8-12, settled in 2020 in the low six figures.

Fr. Segundo Llorente

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1934
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Fairbanks AK

From Spain. Spent 40 years working in remote Alaskan villages. Later worked in the Yakima diocese, then in the Boise City diocese. Accused in a 12/04 lawsuit of abuse 1956-1957 by one plaintiff. Another plaintiff added to suit 8/05. Died 1/26/89. Claims included in 11/07 settlement with the Jesuits. Two or more pending claims shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. On the Jesuits West list 12/7/18. It notes reports in 2005, 2008 and 2009 of abuse 1962-63, and the mid-1960s.

Fr. Robert J. Lochner

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

First named publicly as accused by the Baltimore archdiocese on its list 4/16/19, where it is stated that multiple allegations of abuse were received starting in 2002. But in the 4/24/19 list, that account has been revised to state that multiple allegations began arriving in 1993. Abuse alleged to have occurred in the 1950s and 1960s. Assigned to archdiocesan parishes 1956-1967. Died on 12/9/67.

Deacon James Lockwood

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Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Deacon. First named publicly as accused by the New Orleans archdiocese on its list 11/2/18. Allegation noted to have been received in 1978 of abuse in the late 1970s. Removed from ministry in 1978. On Baton Rouge diocese's list in early 2019. Had worked as a lay teacher for five months at St. Aloysius School in Baton Rouge.

Fr. Charles M. Loeffler

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1941
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Sent to Iraq as a missionary within 2-3 years of ordination. Spent 20 years there, returning to the U.S. in 1969. One of 12 new priests named in 1/03 lawsuits. A 71-year-old woman in 2003 said he abused her and her sister in 1941. Loeffer died in 1992 at age 80. A woman who filed suit wanted people to know that abuse within the Archdiocese did not begin just in 1950s. Omitted from the 2011 Boston AD database.

Fr. James D. Loeffler

Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Jesuits Central and Southern Province 2/27/20. Multiple allegations of abuse occurring in the 1950s and 1960s. Worked in Miami, FL; West Palm Beach, FL; El Paso, TX; Albuquerque, NM; San Antonio, TX; Augusta, GA; Grand Coteau, LA; Key West, FL. Died in 1984.

Fr. Robert Loftus

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Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Laicized in 1977. Name appears on list of priests with credible allegations of abuse of minors released by Archdiocese 12/5/13. Archdiocese qualifies inclusion by saying that he was credibly accused of sexual misconduct with a "young woman" in the early 1970s, but an independent investigation failed to determine if the woman was a minor. Was living in Coon Rapids, MN.

Br. Patrick Logan

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Status: Accused

Diocese:

Professed vows as a Salesian brother in 1965. Worked in Tampa FL and Boston MA. Left the order in 1983. Named publicly as credibly accused by the Salesian order on its list in 3/20. No details given as to when or where the abuse occurred, or number of victims. (Placing him in the NY archdiocese for now, which is where the Salesians' Eastern Province is based.)

Fr. William R. Logan

Ordained: 1969
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Accused of abuse of two girls 1970s-1980s. Placed on leave in 3/06. One woman tape-recorded a conversation with him just before his suspension. He denied all allegations. A parent came forward to say she had complained about his behavior to the Diocese in the early 1980s. Reinstated in 9/06 after review board could not substantiate complaints. Suit filed in 9/06. Both women filed criminal complaints in 2/07. Included in 3/21 on the diocese's list of accused. Abuse allegedly occurred at St. Lawrence the Martyr in Sayville, where Logan was assigned 6/69-2/75 and at St. James in Seaford, where he worked 6/80-6/85.

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Deacon Robert Logue

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Deacon. Name included on diocese's list released 8/1/18. Accused of inappropriate communications with a child. A 1968 memo in Logue's personnel file noted that Logue was accused by a 13-year-old boy and his father of asking the boy in to expose his genitalia. Logue "admitted his tendencies." Included in the PA Grand Jury Report 8/14/18.

Fr. Samuel J. Lombard

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Ordained: 1946
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Retired and died in 1998. Accused in a 2001 pro se lawsuit of sodomizing a 9-year-old altar boy in a sacristy in 1968. Suit dismissed on SOL. In 6/02 a woman came forward to say that Lombard had sexually assaulted her as an adult. Youth Minister Christopher Reardon (later convicted of abuse) was an altar server as a boy under Lombard and Fr. Jon Martin. Under fire for his sexual habits and his supervision of Reardon, Martin said he was recruited into the priesthood by Lombard. See 8/11 Boston AD database.

Fr. Thomas C. Lombardi

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend IN

Former principal of Huntington Catholic High School. Placed on leave 12/11 from assignment at St. Joseph Hessen Cassel parish in Fort Wayne after recent allegation that he had had "contact with a minor" about age 16 in approximately 1997. Lombardi was assigned to St. Louis Besancon from 1986 to July 1997. Police unable to investigate because no victim has come forward. Accuser wanted to remain anonymous. On diocese's 9/18/18 list. Noted to have been removed from public ministry 8/9/15, with one credible allegation against him. Died 12/28/17.

Fr. William Lombardy

Ordained: 1967
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 1/21 of sexually abusing two altar boys in the 1960s. The boys were students at St. Mary's School in the Bronx, where Lombardy was a teacher. Lombardy's accusers also alleged abuse in the suit by Rev. Raymond Foster. Lombardy is known for having trained chess champion Bobby Fischer from age 11. The men who filed suit alleged abuse at ages 11 and 12; one said Lombardy lured him under the ruse of teaching him chess. Lombardy left the priesthood in the late 1970s, married and had a son. HIs marriage ended in 1992 and Lombardy's wife took their son and moved to her native Netherlands. He died in 10/17. His obituary notes that he worked at some point under Theodore McCarrick, who went on to become a Cardinal and was later credibly accused and laicized.

Fr. Hubert C Lomme

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Ordained: 1934
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

Ordained in Valkenburg, Holland. Monsignor. Accused in a 2014 lawsuit of sexual abuse of a 6- or 7-year-old boy in the early 1960s when pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows in Las Vegas NM. Another suit filed in 12/16 claimed Lomme sexually abused 7 preteen boys at Our Lady of Sorrows 1959-64. Died 10/22/86 at age 79. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused 9/12/17.

Fr. Kevin Lonergan

Ordained: 2014
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

Charged with felony corruption of minors and misdemeanor indecent assault in 8/18 after accused in 6/18 of groping a 17-year-old girl and sending her nude photos of himself. Lonergan reportedly met the girl at St. Francis of Assisi in Allentown and asked other parishioners for her cell phone number. Pled guilty in 11/19. Sentenced in 2/20 to 1 to 2 years in state prison and to register as a sex offender for 15 years. Case sent to the Vatican. In 2016, prior to Lonergans's transfer to St. Francis of Assisi, he was accused of molesting a 15-year-old girl. The girl's family reportedly would not cooperate with an investigation. The diocese disputed that Lonergan was transferred to a new parish improperly, saying the County Children and Youth found the accusation to be unfounded. The D.A. and the diocese's investigator both said the allegation was not "unfounded" but was "unsubstantiated" because there wasn't a victim able to testify. Diocese to refer case to the Vatican.

Fr. Arthur J. Long

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Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Included on the Harrisburg diocese list 8/1/18, and in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Noted have been accused of soliciting a child for sex, and in a sexual relationship with an adult that began when the adult was a child. Complaints to diocese in 1987 that Long sought sex with a 17-year-old girl four years prior. Also accused of inappropriate sexual behavior with a 13-year-old girl. Chaplain of a Danville convent attached to a girls' high school at the time. Admitted to sex with 'four or five' girls since assigned to Baltimore. Removed from ministry after new superior learned of his history. Sent to Guesthouse then St. Luke's for treatment. Allowed to work in Baltimore archdiocese 1991-92 briefly until more reports of inappropriate behavior. Left community for vacation, never returned. Deceased. Added 9/18 to Baltimore list. On Scranton diocese's list 12/22/18.

Patricia A. Long

Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Holy Cross sister, took vows in 1969, worked at parishes and schools in New Bedford MA, W. Franklin, Gonic, Rochester, and Concord NH. In 2008 a woman reported to the diocese sexual assault by Long 1973-78, when the woman was ages 11-15. Diocese informed law enforcement. The abuse reportedly occurred in the rectory of St. John the Evangelist in Concord, where Long lived and led the parish's youth ministry program. Long is said to have babysat children of parishioners on weekends, and to have had her alleged victim stay with her at the rectory and sleep in her bed. Alleged victim confronted Long at age 21 in 1982, and said Long told her she thought she (the girl) was a lesbian, and wanted contact. Long left St. John's in 1986 and married Msgr. George Murray, who was St. John's pastor. She became a minister of the United Church of Christ in Marblehead MA, then in CT. Name later Rev. Patricia A. Dabbah.

Fr. Thomas Lawrence Long

Ordained: 1981
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Richmond VA

Named publicly as accused by the diocese in 6/20. Subject of allegations child sexual abuse, occurring in 1986 while assigned to Christ the King Catholic School in Norfolk. Took leave of absence in 1988 and had not ministered in the diocese since. Went on to a career as an English professor. Faculties were suspended at some point prior to the allegations. The diocese announced in 1/21 that it had determined that the allegations were not credible.

Fr. Alfred Longley

Ordained: 1939
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

On list of priests with credible allegations of abuse of minors released by the St Paul and Minneapolis archdiocese 12/5/13. Parish priest. Military chaplain 1942-52. Permanently removed from ministry in 1968. Died in 1974. Included in the Memphis diocese's report 2/28/20. It notes that St. Paul and Minneapolis reported that Longley was at Christian Brothers College 1965-66 in TN, but neither the Nashville diocese nor the Christian Brothers have a record that he served in West TN. Per the 1965 Official Catholic Directory, Longley was on duty outside the diocese, at Christian Brothers College.

Fr. Richard A. Loomis

Ordained: 1976
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Monsignor. Prior to ordination, Loomis was known as Brother Beckett. Sued 2003. Accused of abuse of 1 1968-71. Another incident in 1974 alleged in 2004. Placed on leave 2/04 but still shown as pastor of Saints Felicitas and Perpetua Church in San Marino, CA thru 6/30/09. Loomis served as canonical investigator for allegations of abuse beginning 2001. In a 2009 deposition, Loomis revealed how Cardinal Mahoney failed to properly deal with abuser Michael Baker. Personnel file released 1/13. Archdiocese announced in 11/14 that a Vatican Tribunal determined that allegations of sexual misconduct against Loomis had not been proven. The archdiocese lifted its restrictions on Loomis and called him a priest of the archdiocese "in good standing."

Fr. Jose Lopez Durango

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Ordained: 2011
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Paterson NJ

Allegations 6/13 that Lopez, a native of Colombia working in the U.S. on a religious worker's visa, had molested a 14- year-old girl in 1/13 at St. Mary's rectory in Passaic. Denied allegations. Removed without privileges. Arrested 7/13, charged with Luring a Child, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and Criminal Sexual Contact. Released on bail. Found guilty 6/16 of luring, child endangerment and criminal sexual contact. Sentencing scheduled for 11/16. Lopez' attorney requested new trial. On Paterson diocese's list 2/13/19.

Br. Jorge Ortiz Lopez

Order: OFM
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Phoenix AZ

Entered the Franciscans in 1975. A man filed suit in 1994 alleging that Lopez molested him in the rectory of Sacred Heart in Prescott when he was an altar boy in 1975. Police report at the time indicated that the victim was intoxicated when he entered Lopez's room, and that Lopez admitted full responsibility for the abuse. He promised to pay for victim's counseling but did not. Suit settled 1996. Also worked in the Oakland diocese. On the Franciscans' Santa Barbara Province's list 5/31/18. It notes an allegation reported in 1992 of the sexual abuse of a minor 1975-76. Lopez died in 2004. On Oakland diocese's list in 2019.

Fr. Fernando Lopez Lopez

Ordained: 2000
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

From Colombia. Sent from Rome, Italy to St. Thomas the Apostle parish in LA in 2001. Arrested in 2004 for abuse of a minor. Other victims found. Convicted in 2005. Conviction/prison sentence overturned 4/06 by appeals court. In 1/08 the CA Supreme Court overturned the appeals court decision and returned case to the court which upheld conviction 4/08. CA Supreme Court refused to hear appeal. Suit filed by 20-year-old man in 5/09. Lopez was deported, per CA Sex Offender Registry. News reports 6/11 say he was convicted in Rome in 2000.

Fr. Rosario Lopez

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Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Las Cruces NM

From the Philippines. Worked in the Las Cruces diocese (then part of the El Paso Diocese) in the mid-1970s. Civll suit filed in NM in 4/10 alleged he fondled and groped an altar boy before returning to the Philippines. Another priest from the Philippines, Manuel Perez Maramba, replaced him and allegedly abused the same youth. Case settled in 5/11. On Las Cruces diocese's list 11/8/18.

Fr. John Lord

Ordained: 1983
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Orange CA

Named by the Diocese of Orange as one of six priests accused in 2003 of the sexual abuse of minors. Lord died from complications of AIDS in 2/89 at age 46. Also known as Father "Jack". He had been at St. Columban Church for 6 years before his death. Shown as absent on sick leave per 1988 Catholic Directory. Civil suit was filed in 12/03 by one plaintiff. No date given for alleged abuse or info on parish where it occurred. $3,739,842 settlement in 2005.

Fr. Louis H. Lorei

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Ordained: 1947
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Monsignor. Died 1986. Pastor of Our Lady of Peace in Erie 1981-85. Name added to the diocese's updated list 7/18/18. Noted that ministry may have been restricted and that the records are unclear as to his final status. Updated list 4/5/19 states he died 4/86. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Report to diocese in 12/09 that Lorei sexually abused an 11- to 13-year-old altar boy and student at Our Lady of Peace in the early 1980s. Another allegation in 3/07 of past abuse of a boy.

Fr. Anthony Lorento

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Order: SAC
Ordained: 1972
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

In 1994 an individual alleged to the archdiocese that Lorento had abused him. Archdiocese told the Pallotines. Lorento does not appear in the 2002 Official Catholic Directory. In the 1993 Directory, he is shown working in New York. Name appeared on 9/02 Archdiocese of Baltimore list of religious priests and brothers who had been accused of child sexual abuse.

Fr. William A. Lorenz

Ordained: 1961
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Syracuse NY

Resigned from parish in 6/02 after admitting to luring a girl into sex when she was a high school student and continuing for 10 years. The woman complained to the Diocese in 1993, which paid her over $17K for counseling. Lorenz was sent to St. Luke's, then returned to parish work in 1995. The woman filed suit in 9/02. He was permanently removed from ministry per 6/03 news report. On diocese's list 12/3/18.

Fr. Larry Lorenzoni

Order: SDB
Ordained: 1951
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Born in Italy 5/12/1923. Joined the Salesians in 1939 in the U.S. Taught 1957-67 at Salesian high schools in the Los Angeles archdiocese in Bellflower, San Gabriel and Los Angeles. Also worked in parishes. Lectured at Southern IL University 1966-71. Worked in Rome 1985-90 as Director of Documentation for Caritas Internationalis, and later at the Salesian Provincial Office. Per 1/06 article, worked at Vatican Press Office for four years in the 1990s. Accused in 2002 of abuse in 1957-58 of a student; his accuser sued the Order. Another former student publicly alleged abuse by Lorenzoni when he was a high school student during 1959-60 in Watsonville CA. Lorenzoni died 9/5/17.

Fr. George B. Loskarn

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Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Accused in 2002 of sexual abuse in the late 1960s of a teenage boy. Admitted the abuse, placed on leave. Abuse occurred during Loskarn's first assignment after ordination and apparently took place during an out-of-state trip. Name appears on the Baltimore archdiocese's 9/02 list. Per the archdiocese's updated list 7/23/19, Laskarn is deceased.

Br. Richard Edward Lott

Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Paterson NJ

Accused in a 2005 civil suit of sexually abusing a student at Delbarton School in 1977, and of plying the boy with alcohol and marijuana. Settled in 2006. The Order said it learned of accusations against Lott in 2004 and reported it to police. A 3/17 lawsuit claimed sexual abuse by Lott 1/1/76 of another Delbarton student. This accuser said he told Abbot Brian Clark of his abuse over a year after it occurred, and that Clark told the boy to keep it quiet and that Lott would be "reined in." The man learned years later that a second student was abused by Lott not long after he spoke with the Abbot.

Fr. Robert V. Lott

Ordained: 1965
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

A man alleging abuse as boy by Lott 1975-85 received $500K settlement from archdiocese compensation fund in 8/17. The man said that when he was age 14, Lott ministered to his dying father; after his father died, Lott invited the boy to the rectory for sleepovers, and abuse began. Accuser went on to become priest. Lott became known for starting charities, with several named after him. Died 2/27/02. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19.

Br. Roger R. Lott

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Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Nashville TN

Accused in 1996 of the sexual molestation of an altar boy in Nashville in late the 1950s. Removed by Order in 1997 and placed in a restricted setting. Order also facilitated a meeting between the accuser and the priest who said he was an alcoholic and could not remember any abuse. Still a member of the Order when he died 5/22/11. On Nashville diocese's list 11/2/18. On Birmingham diocese's list 12/14/18.

Fr. Martin J. Louis

Ordained: 1966
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

In 1990 a 20-year-old woman accused Louis of molesting and raping her several times when she was age 10. Diocese forced Louis to resign and sent him to counseling. Girl filed civil suit in 1991; settled in 1992. Louis indicted on rape charges in 1992; sentenced in 1993 to 5-25 years in prison. Still in prison 8/11. Other victims came forward when charges filed. He admitted in therapy to abusing as many as 90 (diocese said really 14-16). In 2001, a civil suit was filed alleging Louis also abused a young man. Laicized, per the diocese's list in 6/19.

Fr. Lawrence Joseph Lovell

Order: CMF
Ordained: 1951
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Convicted in 1986 in Los Angeles for abuse of a boy, age 14. Got three years probation. Convicted in 2004 for abuse of several boys in the 1970s-80s in Phoenix. Sentenced to 14 years prison. Placed on leave in 1985. Laicized 1992. Married a woman with three boys in 1995. She knew he had been a priest but not of past allegations until his arrest in 2003. He was a counselor and worked for U. of NM health center. Civil suits filed 1996 and 12/03. Limited personnel files released 1/13. Suit filed under the CA Child Victims Act, settled with LA archdiocese, Lovell and Claretians in 1/20 for $1.9M. Plaintiff alleged abuse as an altar boy, ages 9-11, in 1982-84. He said he told church officials when he was age 15-16. Released from AZ prison in 5/21.

Fr. Lawrence Low

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Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Died 12/12/00. Low's name was included on the archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible allegations against them of the sexual abuse of a minor. Worked in the archdiocese until 1987 in Tacoma, Longview, Seahurst, Seaview, Vashon, Seattle and Arlington.

Fr. Richard T. Lower

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Accused of inappropriate sexual conduct with a young man in 1989. He denied that accusation, underwent a psychological evaluation, and was cleared to return to work. Another man came forward in 12/02 to allege abuse by Lower as a minor in 1973 at St. Rose of Lima Parish. When advised of new allegations and decision to place him on leave, Lower disappeared and was found dead along a hiking trail two days later. Likely suicide.

Fr. Shaun D. Lowery

Ordained: 2009
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Lansing MI

Pastor of St. Mary Magdalen in Brighton Township when placed on leave in 3/21 pending an investigation by the MI Attorney General. The diocese did not disclose the reason for the investigation and suspension. It did state that anyone suspecting abuse of a person of any age should contact Child Protective Services or police.

Fr. Emmett F. Lowney

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Ordained: 1949
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. Assignments included St. Paul's, Anaconda 1949­-51; St. Peter's, Anaconda 1951­-54; Chancery and Sacred Heart Mission, Wolf Creek 1954­-56; St. John's, Butte 1956­-57; St. Catherine, Boulder: 1957­-64; St. Michael's, Drummond 1964­-67; Retreat House, Deer Lodge 1967­-68; St. Mary's Mission, Stevensville 1968­-69; leave to Michigan 1969. Died 7/31/75.

Fr. Frederick A. Loyd

Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Columbus OH

Report to Columbus diocese in 11/08 of sex abuse of a 15-year-old boy for two years, beginning in 1985, while assigned to St. Francis de Sales in Newark, OH. Bishop ordered Loyd to refrain from all public ministry pending investigation. In 12/08 Review Board found allegations credible. Bishop began process to remove Loyd permanently. His last assignment was in 2004. Retired from active ministry in 2006. Diocese stated this was first allegation against Loyd. On diocese's list 3/1/19. Laicized.

Fr. Carlos Lozano

Order: OMI
Ordained: 1993
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

Oblate brother for several years prior to ordination. Convicted 1994 for abuse of 4 boys. Sentenced to 30 days in jail and 10 years probation (deferred adjudication). Civil suit filed 1994. Left priesthood in 1994. One victim died by suicide in 1997. Shortly before probation ended in 2004, Lozano was arrested for computer pornography; judge sentenced him to 20 years in prison for each of 4 prior convictions (to be served concurrently). On archdiocese's list 1/31/19. It notes 7 allegations. Lozano was laicized in 2003 and died in prison.

Fr. C. Neil Lucas

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Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Toledo OH

Placed on leave in 12/02 after allegations he sexually abused more than one boy in the mid-1970s. Review board recommended his removal. Lucas did not deny the allegations. Per a 3/04 report from the diocese, Lucas was one of 10 priests permanently removed from public ministry because of credible or substantiated allegations. Died 11/07.

Fr. Christopher D. Lucas

Ordained: 1985
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Ordained for the Conventual Franciscans. Incardinated into the Philadelphia archdiocese as a diocesan priest in 2002. Allegations received by the archdiocese in fall 2018 were made public in 9/19. Accused of sexually abusing a minor prior to ordination in the early 1970s, while Lucas was also a minor. Deemed by the archdiocese to be unsuitable for ministry. Ministry restricted, faculties withdrawn in 9/19.

Br. Donald Lucas

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Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Jackson MS

Named publicly as accused by the Jackson diocese on its list 3/19/19. Died by suicide in 1999. Abuse alleged in 1998 in at St. Francis School in Greenwood, reported in 2018. Accused, along with Bro. Paul West OFM, of abuse of a boy, beginning when he was ages 9 and 10 and a student at St. Francis in the mid- to late 1990s. The Franciscans settled with Lucas' accuser for $15K. He and his cousin, also alleging abuse by West, filed a federal suit in 11/19 claiming the order pressured them into a small settlement which required their silence.

Fr. Theodore Lucas

Ordained: 1984
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

On 'medical leave of absence' beginning 3/14. The diocese announced 5/16/18 that Lucas was being placed on administrative leave due to a credible accusation of "sexual misconduct involving a minor." Pending further investigation, Lucas was not "to function in any capacity as a priest anywhere." Assigned 1984-89 to St. Bartholomew's in Middleburg Heights, 1989-97 to Resurrection of Our Lord in Solon and St. Mary Magdalene's in Willowick 1997-2014. Per the diocese's list 6/21/19, Lucas was on administrative leave pending the Vatican's decision regarding laicization.

Fr. J. Roger Lucey

Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of La Crosse WI

Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Midwest Province on its list 12/17/18. Multiple allegations of abuse, occurring while assigned to Campion Jesuit High School in Prairie du Chien, WI 1962-63, and while in Jesuit community in St. Paul, MN, 1970-72. Took Sabbatical in 1984 in Berkeley, CA. Remained in CA, assigned to numerous parishes in the Oakland diocese. Died in Richmond, CA 4/7/02. Added to the La Crosse diocese's list 2/5/20.

Fr. Justin Joseph Lucio

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Ordained: 1972
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Accused in 1989 of abuse of two immigrant youths in the late 1980s, and financial misconduct. Lucio denied the allegations. Removed from parish ministry by Bishop Grahmann and assigned, unsupervised, to Casita Maria, an organization whose mission was to help undocumented migrants. Bishop told Lucio to retire after the allegations were publicized in 2003, but he kept working. Died 11/06.

Fr. David H. Luck

Ordained: 1987
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Family alleged abuse in 12/88 of their sons while a deacon at St. Paul's in Annville. Sent in 2/89 to St. Luke's in MD. Removed from ministry by diocese in 1990. Laicization announced 6/06. Name included on the diocese's list released 8/1/18. Per news in 2/19, allegedly raped a 15-year-old boy and fondled an 11-year-old boy in the late 1980s. Also said to have told people he fantasized about sex with boys and was a pedophile. Went on to work for more than two decades for York County as a caseworker in the Human Services Department for Mental Health/Intellectual and Development Disabilities. Fired in 9/18 after the 8/18 release of the PA Grand Jury Report. Living in 2/19 in a residential neighborhood.

Fr. Ralph Luczak

Order: CSC
Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend IN

A woman said in 2003 that Luczak molested her at age 10 on several occasions in the summer of 1969, at her grandmother's lake house near a Holy Cross retreat house. She told her mom, who told doctor and police. Nothing done. Mom then told a priest; Luczak was sent to CA. Alleged victim thought he was going to a monastery, but he was placed at a high school. Luczak died at age 38 in 1970. Order says there was nothing in his personnel file regarding abuse. Added to diocese's list in 6/19.

Fr. Francis E. Luddy

Ordained: 1967
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Two brothers filed separate civil suits in 1980s alleging abuse by Luddy, their godfather, as early as 1978. Other brother awarded $1.5M in 1994 trial. Multiple appeals but final ruling for plaintiff in 3/06, who died in 4/12. One suit dropped in 1992; in response, Bishop Adamec put out a press release calling the dropped claims "baseless," despite knowing Luddy had admitted abusing at least 10 youths. More suits filed. In 5/04 diocese paid $3.71M to settle claims against several priests, including Luddy. Per AG's 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, "Luddy molested, groped, masturbated, sodomized and performed oral sex on at least 10 children" ages 10-17. The report harshly criticizes the diocese's mishandling of the Luddy case, and calls the lack of response to it by law enforcement "concerning." Admitted he had been abusing children since ordination.

Br. Augustine W. Ludwig

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Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Professed vows as a Marianist brother in 1949, Province of the Pacific. Worked in schools from Hawaii to Virginia. Accused of abuse of at least 5 teenage boys while principal at DeSales Catholic School in Spokane in the 1970s. Four cases settled; files sealed. Left the Marianists in 1980. Joined the Benedictines in 1983. Ordained for the Benedictines in 1987. Worked in Richmond, Virginia diocese until 1998 when one of his accusers learned where he was and notified the diocese. One claim settled for $30K in 4/04. Died 12/30/07. On Richmond diocese's list 2/13/19. It notes he "abandoned ministry." On the Marianists' list of accused 6/24/20.

Fr. Gary M. Luiz

Order: CPPS
Ordained: 1977
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Oakland CA

Assignments included St. Barnabas in Alameda, CA and St. Edward's in Newark, NJ (1980-1985). Accused in a (2003?) civil suit of abusing a boy at St. Edward's 1980-86. The boy's parents said they complained to St. Edward's pastor in 1984, but Newark diocesan officials said they did not learn of the abuse until about 1990, and that they placed him immediately on leave. Luiz earned a canon law degree from Catholic University in DC in 1993. He was reportedly sent to a Berkeley, CA monastery by 1995. Per the 2017 Official Catholic Directory, Luiz was working as a canon lawyer in the Diocese of Reno. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019.

Fr. Ronald John Luka

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Order: CMF
Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of St. Petersburg FL

In two 2002 civil suits Luka is accused of abusing three male students in the late 1970s at St. Helen's Catholic school in Lauderdale Lakes. Luka left the school in 1978 after one mother went to the parish pastor. Luka's order, the Claretians, claimed they received their first allegation against him in 1999, of abuse occurring in NY state around 1979. Sent St. Luke's in MD for treatment. Permanently removed from ministry. Living in 2002 at Wounded Brothers Project in MO. Judge ruled in 2/03 that the latest suit against Luka could go forward. At least one claim settled in 9/04 for $150K. Included in 3/18 on the Rockville Centre diocese's list of accused. Reportedly died around 2011.

Fr. Raymond Lukac

Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Greensburg PA

First named publicly as accused in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Accused of abuse of multiple teenage girls while assigned to Greensburg diocese in the 1950s. Impregnated a 17-year-old girl in 1956. Married her in 1/57. In 7/57 sent to Servants of the Paraclete in NM for treatment. Divorced in 12/57. In NM until 1961. Accepted into Gary IN diocese on "trial basis." Taught at a high school in Hammond IN 1961-63, where there were more concerns re his behavior with girls. Removed. In a Chicago rectory 1963-64. In 2006 accused of abuse of 11-year-old girl while in Chicago. Accepted into Wheeling WV diocese 1/64, transferred to VA 8/64. Died 6/4/2000. Gary bishop in 8/18 stated the diocese received an allegation in 2012 against Lukac, and that the diocesan review board said there wasn't enough evidence to deem it credible. Not on Gary list released 8/27/18. On Wheeling-Charleston list late 2018.

Fr. Duane W. Lukes

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Ordained: 1957
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Omaha NE

Lukes (incorrectly referred to as Lucas) was named in 4/07 civil suit as having abused a boy for several years, beginning in 1978 when the boy was age 12. Luke's accuser told a priest in 1990 about being abused, but nothing done. He told another priest in OR in 2003; the Portland archdiocese reported the abuse to Omaha. Diocese arranged for counseling but failed to tell the alleged victim of his rights until after the SOL had run. Lukes died in 1998. Second suit filed 1/08. On Omaha archdiocese's list 11/30/18. It notes reports 1985, 2004 and 2005 of abuse of multiple victims 1964-1990s. Its updated list 3/1/19 notes reports in 2015 and 2019 of abuse.

Fr. William D. Lum

Ordained: 1969
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

Placed on leave in 1996. Pled guilty 8/97 to misdemeanor sexual abuse of a 16-year-old boy in 1992; given conditional discharge instead of prison or probation. Allowed to perform administrative duties for diocese until 4/02 when he was again placed on leave without privileges. Civil suit filed. Dismissed by appeals court 2/02 as to diocese and parish, but not Lum. On behalf of Lum, diocese settled 5/02 for counseling fees. Sentenced to a life of prayer and penance, per 6/7/12 announcement from diocese. Claim via CVA in 7/20. At least one other accuser.

Fr. Miguel Luna

Ordained: 1982
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of El Paso TX

Removed in 12/13 after Review Board investigated allegations of sexual harassment. Allegation in 11/16 of "sexual misconduct" with a "young female adolescent" in the 1980s. He admitted to his behavior. Sent in 1988 to Shalom Center in Houston for treatment. Arrested 6/11/18, charged with molesting and raping a girl in the late 1990s. His accuser was an altar server who said the abuse began when she was age 8 during confessions, and continued until she was age 17. On diocese's list 1/31/19. Trial in 7/19. Luna denied the charges at trial, but said he fathered a "secret baby" in Juarez. A witness testified that Luna raped her when she was age 11 and he was a seminarian in Alpine, TX. She said he would sneak into her home at night, and that she got pregnant and had an abortion. Another woman testified that Luna raped her in 1990 when she was age 30 and a St. Pius X church secretary. Found guilty 7/15/19. Sentenced to 18 years' prison and 10 years' probation, to run concurrently.

Deacon Joseph C. Lundowski

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Order: SJ
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Fairbanks AK

Sued in 2004. Accused of abuse of as many as 59 youths in villages in Alaska, including Hooper Bay, Stebbins and St. Michael, in the 1960s and 1970s. Jesuits claim he was a volunteer and not a deacon, brother or priest. Claims relating to him were included in 11/07 settlement with Jesuits. Died 1996 in Chicago. Multiple claims in 2008 after Diocese filed Bankruptcy. In 1/09 plaintiffs filed 43 civil suits against Jesuits. Many named Lundowski as abuser.

Fr. William L. Lupo

Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Alleged in early 1990s to have had inappropriate relationships with three teenage girls 1979-1986 while assigned to St. Mary's Parish in Des Plaines. He denied charges. After treatment and evaluation by Fitness Review Board he was allowed restricted ministry at St. Damian Peter. There he was to be monitored by a retired priest and was never to be in presence of minors without another adult present. Restrictions were lifted in 1995, but back in place in 1998. New investigation late 2001 after woman claimed sexual relationship in 1984 when she was age 23. He denied it, saying he only gave her "slight pecks on the cheek." Resigned from priesthood 12/02, writing to Cardinal George that he feared continuing to fight the allegations would harm his health. Laicized 12/14.

Fr. Peter H. Luque

Ordained: 1962
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

Placed on leave in 4/02 due to old allegations of sexual abuse. Criminally in charged in 04/03 with sexually assaulting two teenage boys in the 1960s. Luque's name included on a list of 20 priests turned over to police in 4/02. Other accuser later came forward. Criminal charges dismissed in 7/03 after Supreme Court ruling. Civil suit filed in 12/03. Name included in list released by San Diego diocese in 3/07.

Fr. Henry M Lutgen

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Ordained: 1947
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

On 1/03/14 the Diocese of St Cloud released the names of 33 clergy, including Lutgen, involved in incidents of likely claims of sexual abuse of minors. No information was provided on the parish where the abuse occurred or when it occurred. He worked at St Mary's in Melrose; St Mary's in Alexandria; St Columbkille's in St Wendel; and Community Hospital and Pine Villa in Melrose. He also served as Superintendent of St Cloud Children's House and as assistant Director and Director of Catholic Charities in St Cloud. He is deceased.

Fr. Donald Lutz

Ordained: 1970
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help when accused in a lawsuit filed 7/30/20 of "unpermitted sexual contact" with a girl, ages 13-14, 1975-76. The alleged victim was a parishioner during the time in question of St. Leo the Great in Amherst, where Lutz was assigned. Lutz denied the allegations. Reportedly in 9/20, Lutz was allowed to remain in ministry despite the allegation. A second woman also claimed abuse as a minor in the 1970s. In 10/20 Lutz was placed on leave pending investigation of the allegations. In 8/21 the diocese announced that the allegations were substantiated and that he would be on permanent administrative leave.