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Br. Antonine Lenga

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Order: OFM
Status: Accused

Died: 04/22/1981
Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Franciscans' Our Lady of Guadalupe List as of 1/16/2024. Member of the Franciscans' Assumption Province. Professed final vows in 1948. Worked in Pulaski WI, Saginaw MI, Sturtevant WI, Grand Rapids MI. Infirmarian at the Chicago CYO boy's camp near Libertyville IL summers 1956-1969. Died in 1981 at age 67 at St. Joseph Friary in Sturtevant. (Placing Lenga in the Milwaukee archdiocese for now, where the province is based.)


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. Lucio Lopez

Ordained: 1930
Status: Sued

Died: 08/29/1974
Diocese: Diocese of El Paso TX

From Spain, where he was ordained. Worked in Puerto Rico and Venezuela prior to his arrival in NM. Assigned to the Diocese of El Paso in 1947. Died in 1974. Accused in a lawsuit against the Diocese in 5/2024 of sexually abusing a child weekly during 1959-1960, while assigned to San Miguel Parish in San Miguel County, NM. San Miguel's was a mission of San Jose Parish in La Mesa, where Lopez was administrator.


Fr. Jeffrey L’Arche

Order: MS
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. Musician, composer. Established and directed a children's choir in Lebanon. Worked in the U.S. in the early 1970s. Established homes for children in Lebanon and France. In 2011 a woman alleged sexual abuse by Labaky in France as a child. Others then came forward. The abuse occurred 1976-1997, and his victims were girls as young as age 7. His niece was among the abused. Believed to have sexually abused more than 50 in France and twice that in Lebanon. On 4/23/2012 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. On 2/12/2012, while the case was being considered first in Paris, Labaky presided at a mass at St. Garabad Armenian Church in Baton Rouge, LA. He was living in Lebanon in 2016 when Interpol issued an arrest warrant; Lebanon refused extradition. In 11/2021 Lebasky was convicted in absentia in Caen, Normandy France, of the rape and sexual assault of three children at an orphanage that he opened in 1990.  He was sentenced to 15 years in prison. He reportedly continued to remain free in Lebanon. Laicized in 2022.


Fr. Joseph P. Labbe

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 allegations. He was director of admissions at Borromeo Seminary College in Wickliffe (1981-1991). Laicization announced 9/24/2010. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused in 6/2019.

Br. Leo R. Labbe

Order: SC
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

Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Died: 10/1/2019
Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 5/2017, along with Rev. Edward Donelan, of sexually abusing an altar boy, ages 11-13, in the late 1980s at Church of the Ascension in Albuquerque. Labreche was living in Albuquerque in 5/2017. Included on the Santa Fe archdiocese's list of accused 9/12/2017. On the Las Cruces diocese's list 11/8/2018. Worked in diocese 1962-1968 at St. Eleanor's in Ruidoso. Sante Fe's list in 10/2020. Labreche died 10/1/2019.

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

Ordained: 1969
Status: Settled

Died: 07/25/2000
Diocese: Archdiocese of Miami FL

Monsignor. Died in 7/2000. Accused in a 2005 lawsuit 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 was also accused of destroying incriminating files regarding other priests and protecting Rev. Neil Doherty, a prolific abuser.

Br. John B. Lackie

Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Died: 02/5/1992
Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Full name John Bartholomew Lackie. Three men filed a civil suit in 1/2004 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-1960s. Claims believed to be included in settlements reached with the Archdiocese and Order in 11/2008 and 1/2009. Lackie died 2/5/1992. He also worked at Damien High in Honolulu at some point. Name included on the Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/2016 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Worked at Briscoe Memorial 1939-1950.

Fr. Norbert Paul LaCosse

Ordained: 1952
Status: Convicted

Died: 07/21/2014
Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

Pastor of American Martyrs Parish in Kingsford when removed from public ministry in 7/1990 due to an allegation of child sexual abuse. LaCosse admitted and described the abuse to his victim, who was wired by law enforcement, and said "there have been others." Pleaded guilty in the early 1990s to four counts of abusing the altar boy 1988-1990. The boy was age 12 at the time of the sentencing. Charges were 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 the time charges were filed and sentencing. Served 6 1/2 years in prison and was released. Registered sex offender in MI beginning in 1995. A lawsuit by his victim settled in 1999. His brother came forward in 2004, alleging abuse at age 15 in 1955. Also in 2004 a man reported assault by LaCosse when he was 17 in 1957; a police officer caught them in a car and did nothing; the boy told a priest in confession who told him to keep it quiet. Another allegation in 2007 of abuse in  1962. LaCosse died 7/21/2014 at a Marquette nursing center. Included in the MI Attorney General's 10/2022 report.

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

Died: 11/8/2012
Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Named in lawsuits in 12/2011 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 1983-1996, after which he was transferred to Christ the Redeemer in Milford. Retired 7/1/1998. Died 11/8/2012. Included on the archdiocese's list 1/22/2019.

Fr. Louis Wayne Ladenburger

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1963
Status: Guilty plea

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Arrested in 5/2007 for the sexual battery of teenage boys at a school for troubled boys ID, where he was a counselor. Admitted to being a sex addict. Order revealed two past allegations of "inappropriate relationships." Sent to treatment both times. Placed on restricted leave in 1993. Laicized in 1996. Pled guilty in 11/2007 just before trial. Sentenced to five years in prison in 3/2008. Worked in dioceses of Stockton (twice), Tucson, Portland, El Paso, Spokane, Seattle, Sacramento, Reno, and Phoenix; aka Wayne 1963-1974, aka Louie. Name included on the Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/2016. Worked at St. George in Seattle 1980-1984. New accusation in 5/2018 of abuse in 1973 in Stockton. On the Las Cruces diocese's list 11/8/2018. On Las Vegas' list 4/12/2019. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/2019. On Phoenix list 10/29/2019.

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 in 3/11 by four; four others later joined. Pastor of Saint Philomena's in Livingston when suit filed. Removed in 7/11 when he took voluntary leave. Denied charges. Allowed to retire with benefits as of 6/6/12. Six plaintiffs settled in 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. Reportedly in 11/21 there were three recent suits, one claiming abuse by Laferrera of a boy, age 15, at a Livingston parish in 2008 and 2009.

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. The diocese's list updated 5/5/22 shows Laferriere to be deceased.

Fr. Conrad V. LaForest

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Ordained: 1972
Status: Accused

Died: 05/21/2003
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. Reportedly he (and all the other priests on the list) had been sent for treatment and had been cleared to return to ministry. Died in 2003.

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: Charged

Diocese: Diocese of Jefferson City MO

Added to the diocese's 12/16/2018 updated list of credibly accused. Removed from ministry. Lahr was absent on sick leave 1988-1989 and 1990-1991. He was assigned 1989-1990 to a parish in Salisbury MO. He appears to have not been in ministry after 1990. 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 7/2020. Criminally charged in 3/2024 with promoting and possessing child pornography. Admitted to accessing images online for about 30 years, to taking photos of two 14-year-old girls, and to sexual activity with a minor 20 years prior.

Fr. Dennis M. Lally

Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Died: 07/21/2016
Diocese: Diocese of Green Bay WI

Monsignor. Ordained for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Incardinated into the Diocese of Green Bay in 1982. Named publicly as accused by Green Bay on its list in 12/21. Noted to be the subject of a single substantiated allegation, occurring 1979-80. Lally died in 7/16.


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. A man filed a civil suit in 8/02 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

Ordained: 1955
Status: Settled

Died: 11/21/2005
Diocese: Diocese of Rapid City SD

Accused in 1991 by a man of sexual abuse for almost 20 years, including rape, beginning when the alleged victim was an altar boy, age 12. Lambert was said to have plied the boy with alcohol and given him money. Further, Lambert allegedly handcuffed and tied the boy with a rope the first time he raped him. The boy blamed himself and said Lambert made him confess to various priests after each incident, none of whom intervened. Lambert was sent to treatment, then put back in ministry. Suit filed in 1992. Jury awarded man $242K, to be paid by Lambert. Diocese later settled. A second man sued Lambert and won an out of court settlement. As of 2002, the original plaintiff said he knew of 23 other accusers. Lambert died 11/21/2005. Included on the diocese's list in 3/2019, which notes first allegation received in 1991. Earliest known abuse was 1958, the last in 1984.

Fr. Robert J. Lamby

Order: SSC
Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Died: 06/15/2002
Diocese: Archdiocese of Omaha NE

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Columbans U.S. Province on its list in 2/22. Multiple allegations noted, occurring in the 1970s. Per the Official Catholic Directory, Lamby was assigned in the 1970s to the Philippines, the Diocese of Buffalo NY and the Archdiocese of Boston MA. At some later point he became a U.S. Air Force chaplain. Placing him for now in the Diocese of Omaha, where the Province is headquartered. Lamby left the Columbans in 2000 and died in OH in 2002.


Fr. Timothy J. Lamm

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Died: 07/11/2018
Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Worked at St. Martin's Abbey/ University in Lacey 1955-1981 and 1988-1991. Taught high school in WA, the Bahamas, Los Angeles and San Diego. Name included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/2016 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Given 'Permanent Prayer and Penance' status. Lamm died in 2018.

Fr. Herman J. Lammers

Ordained: 1932
Status: Sued

Died: 08/11/1986
Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

Lammers was director of Catholic Charities 1939-1976. Named as an abuser in numerous suits filed 2002-2004.  Accused of abuse by at least 34, much of it at St. Thomas-St. Vincent Home, an orphanage in Anchorage, KY. Retired in 1982 and died in 1986. Victims of Lammers were included in a large settlement in 8/2006 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 R. Lamothe

Ordained: 1933
Status: Settled

Died: 04/20/1995
Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Ordained for the Diocese of Salt Lake. Transferred by the mid-1950s to the Diocese of Manchester. 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. Harvey Lamothe

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Ordained: 1947
Status: Settled

Died: 01/12/1987
Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

At least one claim against Lamothe was included in an 11/02 $5M settlement with 62 people claiming abuse by 28 priests, two lay workers and one member of a religious order 1950s-1980s. Lamothe died 1/12/87 in Maine.

Fr. Michael V. LaMountain

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Ordained: 1976
Status: Convicted

Died: 08/25/2010
Diocese: Diocese of Providence RI

Pastor of St. John's in West Warwick RI when suspended in 3/1995 after an allegation. Indicted in 10/1997 on criminal charges that he molested five boys from the 1970s-1990s. Pleaded guilty in 1/1999 to nine counts. Sentenced to nine 12-year suspended sentences, to run concurrently. At least two civil suits were filed in 12/1995. Claims settled in 9/2002 as part of a $13.5M mass settlement involving 36 victims and the diocese. Seminary student in Baltimore 1972-1976. Accused in 2001 of abusing a 7th or 8th grade boy in Baltimore between 1972-1974. The victim reported the abuse to police in 1993, but LaMountain was not charged. The mother of another boy reported in 2002 that her son, who was deceased by 2002, "spent time" at age 14 with LaMountain and later accused seminarian Vernon Dahmen in the mid-1970s. This boy had been named by the previous accuser as a possible victim. Included on the Baltimore archdiocese's list of accused in 9/2002. Died 8/25/2010. On the Providence diocese's list 7/1/2019. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Severin Lamping

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1929
Status: Accused

Died: 04/13/1986
Diocese: Diocese of Jefferson City MO

Priest of Order of St. Francis, Province of St. John the Baptist. Named publicly as credibly accused by the Jefferson City diocese on its list updated 10/12/2020. Retired in 1973. Died 4/13/1986. (Twin of accused Franciscan Fr. Steven Lamping.) Included on the Archdiocese of Cincinnati's list in 2/2022. Noted to have left the order and been secularized. Added in 6/2022 to the Peoria diocese's list. Also on the St. John the Baptist Franciscans list in 6/2022. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report. 


Fr. Steven Lamping

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1929
Status: Accused

Died: 12/7/1995
Diocese: Archdiocese of Kansas City KS

Priest of the Order of St. Francis, Province of St. John the Baptist. Named publicly as accused by the Kansas City KS archdiocese on its list 1/25/2019. It notes multiple allegations of abuse, occurring in the 1950s. Retired in 1973. Died 12/7/1995. (Twin of accused Franciscan Fr. Severin Lamping). Added to the Jefferson City diocese's list in 10/2020. Included on the Cincinnati archdiocese's list in 2/2022. Noted to have left the order and been secularized. Included in 6/2022 on the Franciscans' St. John the Baptist Province list.

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 assignment at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Fairbanks 5/23/2014 for "revelations of internet computer misconduct." Pleaded guilty 3/11/2015 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 a longtime schoolteacher in New Orleans LA; arrived in Fairbanks in 2009. Sentenced in 6/2015 to 10 years in prison, followed by lifetime of supervised release. The Fairbanks diocese's list in 11/2020 notes Landry to have been laicized. Released from prison 1/10/2023.

Fr. Clyde Bernard Landry

Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Died: 08/18/2003
Diocese: Diocese of Baton Rouge LA

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in early 2019. Allegations received in 6/1988, 2002 and 2004 of abuse in the 1970s-1980s. Resigned and placed on leave in 1988. Left the 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

Pleaded 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 the 1950s,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 the 2011 Boston AD database.

Fr. Wesley Michael Landry

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Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Monsignor. 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 11- or 12-year-old 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. Included on the archdiocese's list 11/2/2018.

Fr. Francis M. Landwermeyer

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Died: 09/5/2018
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 9/5/18 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 in 1978 by two boys and removed after admitting going to bed with residents. Treated at House of Affirmation and St. Luke's; at least six 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 in 2/05. Included on the archdiocese's list of accused in 8/11. 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

Died: 07/28/2007
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 in 4/12. Previously known as a whistleblower regarding allegations against other priests. Died before allegations could be investigated. Included on the archdiocese's list in 2018.

Fr. John H. Lane

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1938
Status: Accused

Died: 02/21/2000
Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Worked in the Patna Province, India for over 30 years, beginning in 1932. Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Midwest Province on its list 12/17/2018. Multiple allegations of abuse noted, occurring while assigned to Holy Family Parish in Chicago 1966-1976. Died 2/21/2000. Name included in 10/2022 on the Chicago archdiocese's list of credibly accused. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes at least two "reported survivors."

Fr. John J. Lane

Ordained: 1925
Status: Accused

Died: 06/2/1971
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Monsignor. 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  Lane was pastor there. Died in 1971. The 8/11 Boston archdiocese list reported 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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Order: SSJ
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

Died: 10/1/2001
Diocese: Archdiocese of Mobile AL

Monsignor. Accused in a 1995 lawsuit of engaging in immoral sexual acts with a male student 1988-1991 at McGill-Toolen High School, where Lang was counselor. Lang claimed that because of Multiple Sclerosis he was impotent and unable to walk or dress himself since the mid-1980s. Trial verdict for Lang.  Reinstated in 1996. Died in 10/01. On the archdiocese's list of credibly accused 12/6/2018. Noted to have been removed.

Fr. Hugh J. Lang

Ordained: 1956
Status: Charges dropped

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 8/27/2018 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 1/25/2019. Found guilty at trial 11/2019. Sentenced in 2/2020 to 9 to 23 months and 29 days in prison. On 3/5/2020 the sentence was vacated. Lang's conviction was overturned 3/9/2020 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. Charges dropped in 8/2022, in the "best interest of the alleged victim." In 10/2022 the diocese's list shows Lang's status as "faculties restricted/canonical case pending."

Fr. Joseph J. Lang

Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Died: 04/2/2013
Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

Name on 4/2002 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 4/2002 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 6/14/2007. Died 4/2/2013. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused.

Br. Xavier Langan

Order: FSC
Status: Settled

Died: 03/1/1985
Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Also known as Br. Geoffrey Xavier. Joined the Christian Brothers in 1935. Taught at schools in PA and MD. Accused in 2003 of sexually abusing a Calvert Hall College High School student (Baltimore) in 1969. In 2004, the school acknowledged the allegation and another by an older alumnus. Added to the Baltimore archdiocese's list 4/24/2019. It notes an allegation in 2002 and other allegations of abuse from additional former Calvert High students. Langan was at the school 1942-1952 and 1960-1985. He died in 1985. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report, noting a settlement in 2011 with man who reported in 1/2002 abuse occurring 1967-1968. In later 2002 a man reported abuse as a freshman at Calvert Hall 1948-1949, and that he first reported it in 1990. Another former student reported in 2008 abuse in 1979 or 1980; received a settlement. In 2018 a former Calvert Hall student said Langan would watch students swim naked through the pool's underwater window and at times appeared to be masturbating. The students nicknamed Langan "Brother Squeeze-ums."

Fr. Ronald Lange

Order: SVD
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 4/2021. Abuse occurred in Ghana, Africa over "multiple years" and in Iowa in 1987. Worked in Ghana 1968-1991 and 1996-2013, in the U.S. 1991-1996. Living in Dittmer MO from 2013 at least through 4/2021. Per his order, Lange is monitored and is prohibited from public ministry and contact with minors.

Fr. Nicholas John Langenfeld

Ordained: 1926
Status: Accused

Died: 08/25/1994
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. Pleaded no contest in 2000 to 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 Br. Robert Gandara, in a suit filed 8/7/2020 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. Included in 11/20 on the Diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. William A. Langlois

Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Grand Rapids MI

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 5/2021, 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 1995, 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

Died: 03/19/1984
Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Assigned to Baltimore parishes 1933-1943. Became priest of Washington DC archdiocese when it was established in the 1940s. Had been with the Sulpician Order 1931-1932. First named publicly as accused on the Archdiocese of Washington DC's list 10/15/2018. 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. Per Washington DC archdiocesan documents, Lannon had a history of "sexual impropriety" with teenage boys. He died in 1984. Name included on the Baltimore Archdiocese's list 4/24/2019. It notes a woman alleged in 2002 abuse by Lannon in the mid-1930s, when she was age 9 or 10 and a St. Rose of Lima School student. She said he also abused another student. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report.

Fr. John A. Lanoue

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Order: SSE
Ordained: 1940
Status: Sued

Died: 06/16/1980
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. William W. Lanphear

Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Died: 06/19/2008
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Ordained for the Diocese of Buffalo, later became a priest of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales. The diocese settled with a man in 2018 who claimed Lanphear sexually abused him in the 1990s. Accused in a lawsuit filed 9/23/19 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a child, ages 14-18, in 1971-74 at St. Bernard Parish. Included on the Diocese of Buffalo's list updated 11/5/19. Multiple allegations. Died 6/19/08.


Fr. Jerome E. Lanser

Ordained: 1958
Status: Settled

Died: 03/12/2012
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

Order: TOR
Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Died: 12/5/2019
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. Died in 12/19.


Fr. Charles LaPenta

Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Died: 08/1/2009
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

Died: 10/7/2021
Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

"Br. Philip." 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 4/2004, Laperle was acquitted by a 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. Died in 10/2021.

Fr. David LaPierre

Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1969
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused of abuse of a minor 1983-84 while assigned to St. Francis High School in La Canada, CA. Named in the 2004 L.A. archdiocesan report. At least one civil suit filed. Included in 8/21 on the Diocese of Fresno's list of credibly accused, where he worked in hospitals 1991-2002.

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

Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

Died: 02/8/2015
Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

LaPorta was named on the 9/25/2002 Baltimore Archdiocese list as having been credibly accused by one person in 1999 of sexual abuse in the 1960s. Faculties removed. He denied abuse. The list shows LaPorta had recently retired when the allegation was made. The 1999 Official Catholic 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; five other priests who worked there are also accused. Still in SC in 2007; not in the 2009 Directory. Died 2/8/2015. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report. The 1999 allegation was of abuse in about 1960-1968 of a boy, ages 6 or 8 until about 16. The victim's brother may also have been abused. Faculties were removed in 12/1999. They were reinstated in 2001 so that he could celebrate Mass for his 50th seminary reunion. Accused in 3/2003 of sexually abusing a girl, age 12 and in 6th grade, in 1966 at St. Charles in Pikesville. His accuser said a nun who was her teacher asked her to answer the rectory telephones one day after school. She said that she was on the bed in the rectory with her underwear down with LaPorta touching her vagina, and that the nun was watching from the doorway. In 2013 the Archdiocese received a report that Laporta sexually abused and raped a boy in the early 1970s. The boy, who was training to be an altar server, was introduced to LaPorta by Fr. George Loskarn, who had been abusing the boy. The victim received a settlement of $75K in 2014.

Fr. Stephen Charles LaPrad

Ordained: 1995
Status: Charged

Died: 07/8/2014
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

Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Died: 02/14/2019
Diocese: Diocese of St. Petersburg FL

Ordained for the Diocese of Toledo, Spain. Sent to the Florida as a missionary priest in 1959.  Incardinated into the Diocese of St. Petersburg in 1968. Pastor of Church of the Nativity in Brandon 1969 until he retired in 1999. Elevated to Monsignor the same year. Per 4/2002 news, Lara was accused in a 11/1987 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 died 2/14/2019 in Spain.

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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Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1961
Status: Accused

Died: 07/16/1987
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, 1995-1997. Larger's accuser was denied compensation. Criminal charges in this case were filed in 2005, then dismissed by the judge during trial in 11/2005. The man next filed a civil suit, which failed. Larger was on administrative leave 2005-2008. He was reinstated by the Vatican in 2/2008 after a 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

Ordained: 1945
Status: Accused

Died: 06/23/1981
Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Worked in archdiocesan parishes 1945-1980. Died 6/23/1981. First named publicly as accused by the Baltimore archdiocese on its list 4/16/2019. The Archdiocese received an allegation in 1992 of abuse by Larkin of a boy, ages 12-15, 1978-1981 when Larkin was pastor at St. Patrick's in Cumberland. The accuser said that Larkin constantly had children stay with him at the rectory and would take groups of boys on trips. Another allegation was received in 2002 of abuse of a 5th grade boy 1955-1956, at Larkin's first assignment, St. Michael's in Frostburg.  In 8/2019 a man reported abuse by Larkin as a middle school student in the late 1950s-early 1960s. He said Larkin also abused his brother. Another man told the Archdiocese in 1/2021 that he had been "inappropriately touched" by Larkin. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Dennis J. Laroche

Order: MM
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

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

Died: 08/27/2014
Diocese: Diocese of Lafayette LA

Accused in a 9/2003 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 9/2008. Retired to FL where he died 8/27/2014, in Ft. Myers. Included on diocese's list in 4/2019.

Fr. Robert K. Larson

Ordained: 1958
Status: Convicted

Died: 08/27/2014
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. Pleaded 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 3/2006 release from prison. Listed on MO sex offender registry. Died 08/27/2014; death not announced until 9/2014, after his burial. On the diocese's 9/20/2019 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 4/26/2013 of abusing two boys at St. Laurence High School in Chicago. Convicted on 6/5/1999 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 2/2020. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.


Fr. William A. Lau

Ordained: 1979
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of St. Petersburg FL

Pastor of Blessed Trinity in 5/1996 when accused of a sexual incident involving an older teenage boy years earlier. Resigned from the parish and was sent to St. Luke Institute in MD for treatment. Bishop Lynch waited five months before telling the parish why Lau left. Per the diocese in 4/2002, Lau "was removed from the ministry and sought employment elsewhere." Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused.

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

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Died: 05/27/2013
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Jesuit Northeast Province on its list 1/15/2019. It notes allegations in 1990 and 1996 of abuse 1975-1976. Restricted by his order in 1990. Appears to have lived at the Jesuits' Campion Center in Weston MA until his death. Died 5/27/2013.

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 3/28/2016 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 2/2016; no prosecution due to the statute of limitations. Lauinger also worked at parishes in Detroit, Royal Oak, Scotland, and St. Clair Shores. Left the priesthood in 1975 and moved from MI in 1985. Per the archdiocese on 4/1/2016, several victims had come forward since 1/2016. Included on the archdiocese's list 6/10/2019. Laicized.

Fr. Anthony J. Laurano

Ordained: 1950
Status: Indicted

Died: 05/27/2007
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 a 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. Name included on the archdiocese's list in 8/11.

Fr. Bartholomew Laurello

Ordained: 1946
Status: Settled

Died: 07/18/2004
Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Monsignor. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 3/22/2019. Retired in 1995. Died in 2004. A single allegation was reported after Laurello's death. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the Diocese, Laurello sexually abused a 13-year-old boy in 1965.

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 8/2004 of abusing 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 his victim again complained. Claim settled by order in 1/2005. Name included on the Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese's list updated 4/1/2019 and on the Vincentians list in 2020. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Raymond J. Lauzon

Ordained: 1955
Status: Convicted

Died: 09/26/2005
Diocese: Diocese of Portland ME

A woman reportedly told four different priests in the 1970s that Lauzon was sexually abusing boys. No action. A young priest in the early 1980s told the chancellor that Lauzon was abusing a boy. Bishop Proulx decided the allegations were "groundless." Accused in 1984 of performing oral sex on a boy and of trying to get the boy to recant statement to police. Charges filed. In a plea deal, sentenced in 1985 to six months jail and one year probation for witness tampering only. Joined a Franciscan monastery in Kennebunk in 1990. Diocese published a written apology in 4/98. Several suits filed in the 1990s. Accused by five brothers of sexually abusing them as boys in the 1970s and 1980s. All reached settlements. Two brothers from another family also claimed abuse and received settlements. Maine AG report shows 18 plaintiffs. Living in 2002 at Monastery in Lithuania, 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. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 12/22 of sexually abusing a boy in 1970 at the St. Joseph the Provider thrift shop in Portland.

Fr. Kenneth LaVan

Ordained: 1958
Status: Settled

Died: 11/12/2021
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. Died in 2021.

Fr. Francis Patrick Lavelle

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 9/2013 that Lavelle sexually abused a minor 1971-1980, while pastor of St. Agnes in Columbus. Worked at multiple parishes and schools during his career. The diocese's review board found the allegation credible and that it warranted further investigation. Living at an extended care nursing home in 2013. Died 12/31/2015. In 2/2021 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

Died: 05/21/2021
Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Arrested and charged in 1991, accused of abuse of 5 boys. Convicted in 1992 of assaulting 2 boys; sentenced to 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 Institute in MD. Claims with 17 plaintiffs settled in 1994 ($1.4M). Other plaintiffs were included in a 7/2004 settlement. As many as 48 known victims; law enforcement estimated over 250 victims. "Official tally" 43, per plaintiffs' attorney in 6/2021. Laicization announced in 1/2004. Prime suspect in the 1972 murder of altar boy Danny Croteau. Lavigne died 5/21/2021, 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. In 11/2023 the Diocese announced "new credible findings" against Lavigne.

Fr. Paul E. Lavin

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. Lavin was then placed on permanent leave. Laicized in 2004. At least one claim was included in a $1.3M settlement in 12/2006 with the Archdiocese.

Fr. Victor C. LaVoie

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Died: 06/26/2014
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 allegation of abuse occurring 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 archdiocese's list. Canonical court found charges 'not proven' in 11/11 and he was granted retired status. LaVoie 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

Died: 06/18/1991
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

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 in 1986 and 1994; Welsh removed him from parish work and assigned him to the Diocesan Tribunal. Welsh retired in 1998. Lawrence wasn't removed until 2002. A civil suit was filed in 2004. In 11/2009 a man reported to the diocese that Lawrence sexually abused him at age 13. Lawrence died in 4/2015. Included in the 8/14/2018 PA Grand Jury Report and on the diocese's 8/19/18 list of credibly accused.


Fr. Ralph V. Lawrence

Ordained: 1916
Status: Accused

Died: 05/30/1992
Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

First named publicly as accused on the archdiocese's list 11/2/2018, which notes an allegation received in 1935 of abuse in the early 1930s. Went on leave of absence in 1935. Died in 1992. Included on the Baton Rouge diocese's list in early 2019.

Fr. Fidelis G. Lazar

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Died: 03/18/2018
Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Lazar's name was added 5/18/2018 to the Erie diocese's list of credibly accused priests, lay employees and volunteers. Noted to be no longer in ministry. Died 3/18/2018 in CT. Included in 8/14/2018 PA Grand Jury Report. It revealed that Pittsburgh diocese received report in 1986 from a male teen that Lazar sexually abused him in 6/1986. Sent to a diocesan treatment facility; admitted to sexual activity with children. Went on leave of absence. Withdrew from active ministry in 9/1989. Another allegation in 9/1994 of repeated abuse in the early 1980s of a male teen. In 3/2002 a man alleged abuse in the 1960s by Lazar at St. Vincent's Prep School in Latrobe. Lawsuit in 7/2020 claims abuse in 1975 of a 7-year-old. Included in 8/1208 on the St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe PA Benedictines' list of credibly accused.  Included on the Pittburgh diocese's list of credibly accused.

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

Died: 10/15/2017
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 5/2002. 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 10/15/2017.

Rev. John A. Leahy

Ordained: 1957
Status: Sued

Died: 03/29/2005
Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

Accused in a 3/2023 lawsuit of sexually abusing a girl in the mid- 1970s at Parmadale Children's Village. The girl resided there for several years, beginning when she was age 7. Leahy was administrator of Parmadale 1973-1981. Per the lawsuit, Leahy abused the girl at his cottage on Parmadale property while other men watched. Further, he would force her and another child to perform sexual acts. The alleged victim also claimed physical and emotional abuse by the nuns, especially Myra Wasikowski. Leahy died in 2005.


Fr. David Leary

Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Died: 10/7/1994
Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Named publicly as accused in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report. Leary's personnel file shows concerns about him by his superiors as early as 1961, with references to his "violent outbursts" and a "nervous problem," as well as "problems of various kinds since his ordination." Worked in the Diocese of Paranagua, Brazil 1967-1971, whose bishop, Bernard Jose Nolker, offered to have Leary live in his home due to Leary's problems. Returned to parish work, as an associate pastor at Shrine of the Little Flower in Baltimore. In 10/2013 a man reported that Leary sexually abused at the parish when he was a 4th-grader in 1971.


Fr. Edward A. Leary

Order: SSE
Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Died: 04/4/2000
Diocese: Archdiocese of Mobile AL

Named publicly as credibly accused on the Mobile archdiocese's list 12/6/2018. 'Misconduct' noted to have occurred 1970-1972, while assigned to Our Lady Queen of Peace in Selma. Retired in 1995. Per the Edmundites' list 8/7/2019, the allegation was received in 1998; not substantiated at the time. Died 4/4/2000.


Fr. John P. Leary

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1951
Status: Settled

Died: 12/21/1993
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 12/7/2018. It notes reports in 2006 and 2009 of abuse 1965-1966.

Fr. Timothy J. Leary

Ordained: 1936
Status: Settled

Died: 10/9/1991
Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Monsignor. 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 1/2007 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 1/2007 when the bishop reviewed personnel files. In 4/2019 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

Assigend to Annunziata in Houma when placed on leave in 8/2007 after an allegation 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 allegation. He had been sent to counseling 1986-1987. His accuser filed a civil lawsuit in 2007 and made a criminal complaint. In 7/2011, a court ordered the Diocese to turn its investigative report over to the plaintiff. The Diocese objected. Other alleged victims known. Documents to remain sealed as of 8/2011. Case settled in 10/2012. LeBlanc's name is included on the Diocese's list 1/11/2019 which notes "diocese stripped LeBlanc of his ability to perform priestly duties."

Fr. Kenneth A. LeBlanc

Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Died: 01/20/2010
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 archdiocese list 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

Died: 07/1/2015
Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Monsignor. Per news in 11/2018, 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 New Orleans 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 11/2/2018 list of credibly accused clergy. She filed suit in 8/2019.

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. Documents show that LeBrun's order knew of his abuse of children as early as 1987, the year he was transferred to AZ. Returned to IN in 1993. Resigned from his parish in 1999, sent to Southdown in Toronto for treatment. Convicted in 2005 in AZ; sentenced in 2006 to 111 years in prison. Laicized in 2008. Five lawsuits which name LeBrun as an abuser were settled by the Phoenix Diocese for a total of $75K. Conviction upheld by AZ Court of Appeals in 7/2009. Included on Ft. Wayne-South Bend diocese's 9/18/2018 list. One known allegation there. On order's list 6/12/2019.

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. Admitted in 10/2018 to fondling a boy, age 16, in 1985. The boy informed police and Leclercq and then vicar general Myers were called to the station. There was no action and Leclercq was transferred to a new assignment. Admitted to also abusing another boy. Removed in 11/2018 from public ministry. On diocese's list in 12/2018. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report. It shows three reported allegations, including that  that Leclercq and Fr. William Harbert sexually abused a high school freshman boy in 1964. 


Fr. Roland J. LeCompte

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Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

Died: 06/24/1969
Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list in 10/2022. Died in 1969, age 46. Allegation(s) noted to have been substantiated after LeCompte's death. Per his obituary, LeCompte was assigned to Our Lady of Mercy Parish 1951-1952, Quigley Preparatory Seminary 1952-1964, and St. Francis Hospital in Blue Island 1964-1967. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.


Fr. Brian M. Lederer

Ordained: 2012
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Diocese of Duluth MN

Associate pastor, Blessed Sacrament in Hibbing. Arrested in 5/2015, held on suspicion of sexual misconduct with a minor. Released after posting bond. Charged 8/27/2015 with criminal sexual conduct with a fourth minor. All four were girls, ages 10-14, two of them sisters. Incidents were said to have occurred during 2014-2015. Lederer was also charged with possession of child pornography. A boy under age 10 told police that in a computer class, Lederer showed him videos of nude people; police found 5 images of suspected child pornography on the priest's computer. Jury trial in 6/2016; acquitted of abuse of the girls. Child pornography charge dropped in 10/2016 for "insufficient evidence" that he viewed it intentionally. Permanently removed from ministry and laicized 3/14/2020. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused 3/28/2024.

Fr. Michael Dominic Ledoux

Order: OFM
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 the Ferns diocese in Ireland. Monsignor. Accused of sexual abuse of boys in Ireland. The Ferns report details concerns about Ledwith's sexual behavior. Lived in Rainier WA 1994-2000s. Name included on the Seattle archdiocese's 1/15/2016 list of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Noted to be laicized.

Fr. Conan Lee

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1943
Status: Accused

Died: 08/3/1978
Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

Named publicly as accused by the Franciscans' Santa Barbara Province on its list 5/31/2019. It notes an allegation reported in 2010 of the sexual abuse of a minor 1957-1961. Assigned to Holy Family in Pueblo, CO 1956-1958, and to St. Anthony's in Tigard, OR 1958-1962. Lee died 8/3/1978. Included 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. Patrick Lee

Order: SVD
Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Died: 04/5/2020
Diocese: Diocese of Jackson MS

From Ireland. Ordained in Techny IL in 1967, worked in England then in the order's US Southern Province 1968-1988. Named publicly as accused by the Jackson diocese on its list 3/19/2019. Alleged abuse in 1988 in Vicksburg was reported the same year to the Diocese. Removed from ministry. Returned to Ireland where he died in 4/2020. Included on the Divine Word Missionaries Southern Province list of credibly accused.

Fr. Thomas B. Lee

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Priest of the Archdiocese of Seoul, South Korea. Studied 1970-1974 at Johns Hopkins University and resided at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Towson MD. In 1993 an individual alleged sexual abuse by Lee in the early 1970s. Baltimore informed the Archdiocese of Seoul of the allegations. Lee's name appears on the Baltimore archdiocese's 9/2002 list of priests from other dioceses who were accused of abuse in the archdiocese. Mentioned in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report. 


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

Order: CSsR
Ordained: 1948
Status: Sued

Died: 12/29/1996
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 in the late 1950s-early 1960s. 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. Included in 8/21 on the Diocese of Fresno's list of credibly accused, where he was assigned 1951-54.

Fr. Francis J. Lefevre

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Ordained: 1971
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Accused of fondling and raping young boys. Some of the abuse was during car trips to Avalon, NJ. Faculties removed in 1987 after an allegation. LeFevre admitted to sexually abusing numerous minors in the 1970s and 1980s. Sent to CT for treatment, allowed to live in a parish rectory in Hartford. Returned to Baltimore after a few months. Worked as a statistics expert for the archdiocese and lived in a parish rectory; allowed to assist with masses there and in other parishes. Faculties restricted in 1989 by new Archbishop Keeler. Accused in a 1995 lawsuit of abusing a boy 1975-1976, when the child was age 11 -12. This abuse was reported to the archdiocese in 1992. Suit was dismissed. Another report in 1995 of abuse of a boy, age 10, in 1975-1976. In 2008 a man reported that LeFevre fondled him in 1974, when he was age 11 or 12, at St. Anthony of Padua. Also allegedly raped a boy, about, ages 11-13, behind the altar at St. Anthony's 1969-1971. Two more report in 2009 of abuse of a boys, age 11-12, in the 1980s at St. Ursula's. In 2012 a man alleged abuse at ages 11-13 in the early 1970s. In 2013 another report, of abuse of a boy, 11-13, 1969-1971. Allegation in 2018 of abuse of a boy, age 13, in 1974. Settlement of $50K to this person in 2014. Lefevre's name was included on the archdiocese's 9/2002 list of accused. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report. 


Fr. Robert J. LeFevre

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Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

In 12/2003 the Diocese announced that it had cleared LeFevre of wrongdoing after two brothers accused LeFevre of propositioning them for sex in 1969 when they were 15 and 17. They originally complained to the Diocese in 1997 and then again in 2002. The Diocese also said it told the two brothers in 1998 or 1999 that LeFevre had been cleared.


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

Died: 06/22/1994
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 4/2018 as a former priest having been permanently removed from ministry due to credible allegations of the sexual abuse of minors. Faculties withdrawn in 6/2001. Laicized in 2006. Reportedly 5/2/2018, Leipert was investigated after being accused in 11/2000 of the sex abuse of 21-year-old male. Included in 11/2022 on the Diocese of Superior's list of credibly accused, where he was a transitional deacon in 1972.

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. Clarence Luke Leitermann

Ordained: 1934
Status: Accused

Died: 03/9/1995
Diocese: Diocese of Green Bay WI

Also known as "C. Luke" or "C.L." Named publicly as accused on the diocese's list 1/17/19. Noted to have multiple substantiated allegations against him of abuse occurring in about 1947, the 1950s and 1960s. The diocese's list updated in 4/19 shows allegations of abuse also 1970-74. Leitermann died in 1995.

Fr. Richard M. Lelonis

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Died: 10/20/2019
Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Diocese announced in 11/2018 that Lelonis was suspended from ministry 9/12/2018 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 8/14/2018 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 10/20/2019. Included on the diocese's list of accused.

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. Delisle 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

Ordained: 1979
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Baton Rouge LA

A lawsuit filed in 1999 alleged abuse by LeMoine of a teenage boy in the early 1990s; settled in 4/2002. Confidentiality orders from judge. Settlement amount not disclosed but "well below...$600,000." D.A. 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 1/1994, 4/1999 and 4/2007, of abuse in the late 1970s - early 1980s. Placed on leave in 1994, faculties removed in 1999.

Fr. Frederick A. Lenczycki

Ordained: 1972
Status: Guilty plea

Diocese: Diocese of Joliet IL

Removed in 2002. Pleaded guilty in 2004 to 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 9/2009 on parole. On IL sex offender registry. Included in 4/2006 on the Joliet diocese's list of credibly accused. New lawsuit 5/2013. Diocese agreed to release of personnel files 3/2013 as part of settlement in Rudofski v Joliet & Bennett. Files released 4/30/2014. Named in at least one new suit 4/30/2014. Named as 1 of 5 priests in $4.137M suit settled 4/2015. Laicized in 2016. New charge in 2/2019 of assault of a boy in the early 1990s in St. Louis. Living in Berkeley, IL. Pleaded guilty in 5/2019 to abusing two boys in MO in the early 1990s. On St. Louis archdiocese's list 7/26/2019. Sentenced in 8/2019 to 10 years in prison. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Joseph Lendacky

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Order: OSC
Ordained: 1945
Status: Accused

Died: 05/31/1989
Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Worked mostly in MN but some in NE. Most of his career was spent at the Crosier Community and Seminary in Onamia. Died 5/31/1989. Name is included on 3/8/2014 updated list of current, former and deceased Crosiers with one or more credible claims against them of the sexual abuse of minors. Allegation noted to have been received after Lendacky's 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 in 9/2001 after he revealed several past sexual relationships with adult women to an L.A. Times columnist (under a pseudonym). In 12/2001, he was accused in a lawsuit of molesting a second teenage girl for two years, starting in the late 1970s. His accuser said she became pregnant and he paid for an abortion. Civil suit settled for $1.2M. Criminal charges dropped in  2003 due to a Supreme Court ruling on statutes of limitation. Laicized 5/28/2002. Personnel file released 11/23/2013. Suspected of fleeing to Mexico after allegations were made in the U.S. In 2006 Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, Mexico archbishop, refused to support efforts to find Lenihan and 39 other accused priests who may have fled the U.S. for Mexico .

Fr. James W. Lennon

Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Died: 08/8/2000
Diocese: Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN

Following a recent court order, on 12/16/2013 Bishop Quinn released a list of 13 names of priests who had credible allegations against them of abuse involving minors. Lennon's inclusion on this list is the first public notice that he had been accused of abuse. Voluntarily left active ministry in 6/1984. The Diocese updated information on its list 6/23/2014, noting he was laicized. Had relationships with two adult women after leaving ministry. Admitted to the Diocese that he had sexually abused a 17-year-old girl for several years but denied abusing any other person. Died 8/8/2000.

Fr. John W. Lennon

Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Died: 12/16/2012
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

Died: 09/15/2007
Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Parish priest; chaplain for juvenile courts; worked with the Catholic Youth Department; worked with National Scouting.  In residence 1973-1974 at Cardinal Gibbons High School, CYO 1973-1976, Director of Youth Office 1976-1978. In 1980 given the Cardinal Shehan Award for "outstanding contributions to the total development of youth." Placed on leave in 12/2002 after allegations that he abused two boys in the mid- to late-1960s; one at age 10 or 11 in 1964, the other at age 14-16 in 1967-1968. One received a $35K settlement, the other said he also abused other boys and that he gave them alcohol. Lentz denied the allegations. Sent to St. John Vianney Center for treatment. Two more men came forward in 12/2002 alleging abuse as boys. One received a settlement of $80K. In 2006 a man alleged abuse as an altar boy by Lentz in the 1960s. In 2017 another man said Lentz abused him as a 2nd-grader during 1984-1986. Lentz died 09/15/2007. Included on the archdiocese's list of accused in 2019. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Frank M. Lenz

Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

Retired in 2007. Placed on administrative leave 4/2/2018 after the Diocese received an allegation it deemed credible against him of sexual misconduct with a girl in the 1970s. Lenz denied the allegations. On the Diocese's list 12/13/2018. In 10/2020 the Diocese announced that the Vatican was unable to establish Lenz's guilt or innocence. Lenz was returned to ministry under restrictions. Included in the MI Attorney General's 10/2022 report, which notes that Lenz's accuser said the abuse occurred when she was in grades 3-5, during visits to a horse farm. She said her friends were similarly abused. No criminal prosecution due to the statute of limitations.

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. Per the Los Angeles archdiocese's list in 12/21, Leon left his order.

Fr. Albert J. Leonard

Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Died: 10/1/2002
Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/2018 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 11/1993. 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. Died 10/1/2002. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. John E. Leonard

Ordained: 1965
Status: Sued

Died: 07/3/2015
Diocese: Diocese of Richmond VA

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

Fr. Patrick F. Leonard

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Order: OSA
Ordained: 1996
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Charlotte NC

Removed from assignment in Charlotte in 9/03 after credible allegations he sexually abused a minor in New York in 1982. Parishioners were not told the reason for the removal until 3/04. A woman also came forward to allege that he spoke to her in a lewd manner.

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. Clement J. LePine

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Ordained: 1946
Status: Accused

Died: 11/19/2000
Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

Accused in 2005 of abuse of at least two girls as young as age 5, and a boy, in the 1960s and 1970s. The Diocese deemed the allegations credible, and agreed to remove LePine's name from the parish hall at St. Joseph's in Ishpeming, where he was assigned 1957-1986. LePine died in 2000. He reportedly would sit on his front porch and lure children with offers of candy, games and toys. One victim said she reported her abuse to Catholic Social Services in 1981 or 1982; in a subsequent meeting she said she felt demeaned and disbelieved by a priest who said he was a priests' counselor. Included in the MI Attorney General's 10/2022 report.

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

Ordained: 1943
Status: Settled

Died: 02/28/1991
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. Included on the diocese's list in 2018 of credibly accused.

Fr. Eldred B. Lesniewski

Ordained: 1953
Status: Sued

Died: 08/22/1996
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 13-year-old Phoenix 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 while residing and helping out at a nearby parish. Removed from ministry by the hospital and Rockford diocese in 2/2001. Removed from ministry by the Phoenix diocese 2002. Phoenix settled the civil case in 2006 for $50K. Living in Thailand per 11/2006 article. On Rockford diocese's list 11/14/2018. Added to the Phoenix diocese's list 10/29/2019. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

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 1/26/2014 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: Guilty plea

Died: 02/4/2013
Diocese: Diocese of Davenport IA

Criminally charged in 1989 with the sexual abuse abuse of two altar boys 1985-1989. Pleaded guilty, sentenced to two years in prison. Worked with credibly accused priest Francis Bass. Bishop O'Keefe was deposed. Included on the diocese's 7/10/2008 list of credibly accused. Died 2/4/2013.

Fr. Angelo B. Levasseur

Ordained: 1983
Status: Sued

Died: 05/31/2009
Diocese: Diocese of Portland ME

Accused in a 2/2023 lawsuit of plying a teenage boy with alcohol and sexually abusing him in a hotel room in Quebec in the early 1990s. Levasseur had taken the boy to Quebec for a religious event. He was assigned at the time to St. Luce in Frenchville and was head of the diocese's Christian Life Center. He died in 2009. His accuser first came forward to the diocese in 2017.


Fr. Roland Edmund Leveille

Order: SS
Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Richmond VA

Named publicly as accused by the Richmond diocese on its list 2/13/2019 (with ordination year erroneously as 1955; he was ordained in 1959). Taught at seminaries in Mountain View CA, Kaneohe HI and Kenmore WA, and placed with the Sulpician Fathers for several years in Baltimore MD. Last brief assignment was at Holy Comforter Parish in Charlottesville VA, apparently no longer with the Sulpicians. Per the Richmond diocese, Leveille was removed from ministry in 1973 and died in 1994.

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. Casimir F. Lewandowski

Ordained: 1945
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/2018 PA Grand Jury Report. Died in 1978. In 2/2016 a 64-year-old woman told the diocese that Lewandowski sexually abused her when she was about age 12 and in sixth grade. He was assigned at the time to Madonna of Czestochowa parish. Included on the diocese's list of accused.

Fr. John D. Lewandowski

Ordained: 1960
Status: Sued

Died: 01/13/1982
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

First named publicly as credibly accused by the diocese on its list 3/20/2018. Noted to have died in 1982. Sent in early 1966 to a Bemus Point diocesan retreat house after pastor expressed concern to the bishop about Lewandowski's behavior with a teenage boy. The retreat house was said to have been "a penal house for wayward priests." Was a suspect in the murder of another priest there; investigation was shut down after Lewandowski became a suspect. Returned to ministry. Moved in 1969 to a Tupper Lake parish in the Ogdensburg diocese. Accused in a 10/2019 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 7/2020 claims abuse 1962-1963 of another child, ages 13-14. New suit in 12/2020, claiming abuse of a boy, age 14, in 1960. Accused by at least four men under the NY Child Victims Act of having abused them as boys.

Fr. Michael M. Lewandowski

Order: OFM Conv
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. Epiphanius Lewis

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Order: OFM
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Named publicly as accused by the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans on its list 5/31/2019. It notes reports of the sexual abuse of minors 1964-1968 received 1993, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005. Assigned at some point to St. Paul Shipwreck in San Francisco. Left the Province in 1965.

Fr. Kenneth Lewis

Ordained: 1991
Status: Guilty plea

Diocese: Diocese of Tulsa OK

Accused in 2002 of abusing several boys in the mid-1990s. Had been sent to St. Luke Institute in MD 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 the statute of limitations. 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 7/2007. Named in a second suit in 11/2009. Lewis had a Colorado address, but was in Ecuador beginning 7/2017. Detained by Homeland Security in Atlanta 5/9/2018. Taken to Chicago 5/18/2018; 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 10/2/2019. Pleaded guilty. Sentenced in a plea deal in 6/2023 to seven years in prison.

Br. James Lewnard

Order: CSV
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Joined the Clerics of St. Viatore (Viatorians), Province of Chicago, as a brother in 1978. Ordained for the diaconate in 12/1995. Named publicly as the subject of a substantiated allegation on the Order's website 10/31/2020. It notes a single allegation of abuse, occurring in 1978. Also, suspended from ministry and living in a structured environment on a safety plan. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

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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Ordained: 1919
Status: Accused

Died: 08/16/1982
Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Leyhane died at age 86 in 1982. In 2019 an archdiocesan deacon came forward publicly with allegations that Leyhane sexually abused him in 1971, when he was in eighth grade at St. Ethelreda. He had an after-school job in the rectory and said the abuse happened a few times. He said he reported the abuse to the Archdiocese in 1995 and that Cardinal Bernardin apologized to him. The man again approached archdiocesan officials in 2001. The Review Board found that the abuse was "possible." Lehane's victim tried for many years without success to get the Archdiocese to include Leyhane's name on its list of those with substantiated allegations. It was finally added in 10/2022 after pressure from IL Attorney General's investigators. Included in the 5/23/2023 Attorney General's Report, which shows that there were other allegations against Leyhane: one in 10/1994, and others in 4/2004, 3/2006, 11/2007, 12/20077/2008 and 9/2008. 


Fr. Walter J. Lezuchowski

Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Died: 12/29/2006
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 12/29/2006.

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 in 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 in 1/03. Complaints in 1/04 that he had abused two young men. Arrested in 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. Pleaded guilty to both. Sentenced in 2005 to 10 years' probation. Laicized in 7/06. Arrested in 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. Adrian D. Lickteig

Order: OCarm
Ordained: 1932
Status: Accused

Died: 08/19/1968
Diocese: Archdiocese of Kansas City KS

Also known as Peter Lickteig. Named publicly as accused by the Kansas City KS archdiocese on its list 1/25/2019. It notes one allegation of abuse, occurring in 1959. He died in 1968, at age 68. Name included in 10/2022 on the Chicago archdiocese's list of credibly accused. Included in the 4/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Franz Bernard Lickteig

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Order: OCarm
Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Died: 05/26/1996
Diocese: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston TX

"Bernard" or "Bernie." Assigned in TX, IL, Rome Italy, PA, DC. Named publicly as accused by the Carmelite Order on its list 11/22/2020. On the Galveston-Houston archdiocese's list 6/18/2021, where he was assigned 1962-1967. Separated from the Carmelites in 9/1977. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report. Worked at Joliet Catholic High School 1967-1970 and at St. Joseph Priory in Barrington IL 1976-1977. Laicized. Died in 1996.

Fr. Joseph J. Lieberth

Ordained: 1968
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

On a 4/2002 list of priests in the 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 the victim and family not to call police. Another accuser came forward in 2002 alleging abuse on trip in 1985. A civil suit was filed in 7/2002 by the first accuser. Still on leave 2009. Diocese announced in 3/2015 that Lieberth was given "a life of prayer and penance." Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused.

Br. Christopher Lieby

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Order: SDB
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 3/2020. 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

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1941
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Phoenix AZ

"Marcellus." Named publicly as accused by the Franciscans' Santa Barbara Province on its list 5/31/2019. It notes an allegation reported in 2007 of the sexual abuse of a minor 1943-1944. Assigned at the time to St. Mary's in Phoenix, AZ. Died in 1985. First assignment was in San Diego in 1941. Included on the Oakland diocese's list in 2019. On the Las Cruces diocese's list (misspelled Leining) 6/24/2019, where he worked 1951-1953, 1962-1964, 1979-1985 Included in 8/2021 on the Diocese of Fresno's list, where he was assigned in 1970. Was in Ensenada, Mexico 1968-1969. Also on the Diocese of Tucson's list of credibly accused.

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

Order: OP
Ordained: 1969
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Also known as Charles R. or Charles B. Liles. Placed on leave in 1982. Dispensed from vows in 1985. Sued in 1999. Accused of abuse of two brothers in the early 1970s. Plaintiffs say they met Liles at a Boy Scouts 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. Liles also worked in New Orleans 1979-1982. Case dismissed on statute of limitations. Appealed to MN Court of Appeals which upheld the dismissal in 8/2000. Included on the St. Paul and Minneapolis Archdiocese's list 12/5/2013. Per the Dominicans St. Albert the Great Province list 4/21/2022, allegations of abuse in MN were first received in 1993. It also has an erroneous ordination date of 1971. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes a 2006 death date. However, a relative of Liles informed BishopAccountability.org in 8/2020 that Liles was alive and living in TX. 


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 8/2008 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 1/2021 on the Fall River diocese's list of accused.

Fr. Rene Cavalcanti de Lima

Order: SDV
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 1/1983 of fondling a teenage boy in Eunice. Larroque told the boy's family that all costs of counseling would be covered by the Diocese. The boy's parents told the District Attorney, who refused to press charges. Sent to House of Affirmation in CA 7/1984 - 2/1984. Assigned to a parish in the Baton Rouge diocese in 3/1984. Accused in 1984 by a teenage boy of making sexual advances during a camping trip. The boy told his parents who called another priest; Limoges was confronted by Msgr. Larroque. Admitted to the behavior; removed from his assignment. Sent to St. Bernard Abbey in AL in 7/1984.  Civil suit filed 1991. Trial court dismissed; plaintiffs appealed. Appeal denied in 2006. Included on the Lafayette diocese's list in 4/2019. Added to the Baton Rouge diocese's list in 7/2019.

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

Died: 02/10/1997
Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

"Jack." Accused of abuse of two boys in their early teens between 1963-1965. 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. The Diocese was negotiating with the second man in 2005. Named on the Diocese's 1/2006 list of abusive priests. Named in a civil suit by a man in 1/2009. Personnel files released in 2/2012 show Lind to have been sexually compulsive with boys and men, and that other priests and superiors in the diocese were aware.

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.

Br. Robert A. Lindemann

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Order: SM
Status: Accused

Died: 10/21/1995
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Professed vows as a Marianist brother, Province of New York, in 1941. Worked in OH, KY, NY, Washington DC, PA. Died in 1995. Named publicly as accused by the Marianist Order on its list 6/24/2020. Added to the Baltimore archdiocese's list 11/3/2020. Mentioned in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Phillip J. Linden

Order: SSJ
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Name added to the Archdiocese's list of credibly accused in 6/2023. An allegation was reported in 8/2020 that Linden sexually abused a boy in the 1970s, while pastor of St. Francis Xavier in East Baltimore. Assigned in the archdiocese 1969-1986. Worked at Xavier University of Louisiana 1991-2018.


Fr. James Lindenmeyer

Ordained: 1948
Status: Sued

Died: 05/8/2007
Diocese: Diocese of Gallup NM

Monsignor. Named in a 6/2013 civil suit by a former student who alleged abuse at St. Joseph's Catholic School in Winslow AZ. Lindenmeyer worked as Vicar General of the diocese in the 1960s. Retired in 1996; died in 2007. The Diocese denies any other allegations against him. Lindenmeyer had knowledge of other abusers in the diocese, including Clement Hageman and William Allison.

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 1973-1983. Article references ten victims; the three youngest were five years old. Also abused nieces and nephews. Living under a safetly plan at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center at Los Gatos from 2003. Beaten in 5/2010 in Los Gatos by one of his accusers. Accuser was acquitted of felony assault and elder abuse at trial 7/5/2012. Lindner's testimony was stricken. Included on the Oakland diocese's list 2/17/2019. On the Jesuits West list 12/7/2018.

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 1/2005. Included on the archdiocese's list 1/15/2016 of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor, with a status of 'permanent prayer and penance.'

Fr. Eugene G. Linnemann

Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Died: 03/1/2011
Diocese: Diocese of Belleville IL

Linnemann had just taken a health leave for "stress and depression" when he was removed in 5/1993 from duties as pastor of St. Patrick Church in Ruma. Permanently removed from active ministry in 1/1995. Per diocesan records, he sexually abused a minor more than ten years previously. On 1/24/2009 the diocesan website gave his status as "Administrative Leave." Died 3/1/2011. Included on the diocese's list 12/19/2018. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. Raphael Lino

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Order: OP
Ordained: 2000
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Named publicly as accused by the Dominicans St. Albert the Great Province on its list 4/21/2022. Noted to have been removed from public ministry in 2002 after the Archdiocese of Santa Cruz in Bolivia substantiated an allegation that Lino had abused there. Dispensation from vows in 2005. (Placing Lino in the Archdiocese of Chicago, where the Province is based.)


Fr. Paul H. Linssen

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1950
Status: Accused

Died: 09/21/1960
Diocese: Diocese of Fairbanks AK

From 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 is shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for the Fairbanks diocese 1/25/2010. Included on the Jesuits West list 12/7/2018. It notes claims in 2008 of abuse in 1959.

Fr. Vincent A. Lipinski

Ordained: 1987
Status: Guilty plea

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

Confronted by Archbbishop Sanchez in the early 1990s after two allegations that Lipinski abused a youth after getting him drunk. Lipinski denied it; nothing was done. Working at St. Anthony Parish in Questa, NM when criminal charges were filed in 10/1992. Pleaded guilty in 1993 to two charges of molesting a 14-year-old boy after giving him alcohol. Sentenced to jail, suspended for 5 years. The victim filed a civil suit  in 1993 and settled in 1996. Per a 6/2002 article, Lipinski was laicized at some point. Included on the Santa Fe archdiocese's list of accused 9/12/2017.

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

Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Died: 01/27/2016
Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Retired in 2009. The Archdiocese learned in 10/2010 of an allegation that Lippold had abused a girl, age 16, over a two-year period in the late 1960s, while assigned to Saints Phillip and James Parish. Lippold allegedly became involved with the girl and her family after her father died, and told her to call him "Daddy" after the first incident. His accuser said she saw Lippold try to lift the shirt of another girl, who slapped his hand. The Archdiocese notified police who told them not to pursue an investigation or contact Lippold during the police investigation. In 4/2011 the investigation stalled; the Archdiocese was allowed to talk with the accuser and with Lippold, who denied the allegations. He was removed at that time. Died 1/27/2016. In 2017 another woman reported abuse by Lippold, in the 1960s when she was age 11 and a student at a Frederick MD parish. Included on the archdiocese's list of accused (which erroneously shows a death year of 2014). Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report (also with a wrong death year).

Fr. Jan Lisowski

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Ordained: 1939
Status: Accused

Died: 10/25/2001
Diocese: Diocese of Sioux City IA

From Poland. Arrived in the U.S. and Sioux City in 1962. Incardinated into the diocese in 1973. Retired in 1980 to Angola, NY, returning to Sioux City in 1996.  Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its 2/22/2019 list. It notes one allegation of the sexual abuse of a boy, occurring in the 1960s. Retired in 1980. Died in 2001.

Fr. Richard S. Liston

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Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Died: 01/12/1994
Diocese: Diocese of Toledo OH

Accused of raping a teenager in Norwalk in 1978. Quietly transferred by the Diocese at least twice. Toledo police investigation in 1985 into Liston's financial interest in two gay bars uncovered the allegation from his past. Sent to a treatment center in VA; he walked away from the center. Removed from public ministry in 1989. Died in 1/1994.  Name added to the Diocese's list of credibly accused in 4/2020.

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. Howard T. Litts

Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Died: 07/11/1980
Diocese: Diocese of St. Augustine FL

Ordained for the Diocese of Steubenville. Named publicly as accused by the St. Augustine diocese on its list 11/6/2020 (erroneously with middle initial C). Abuse noted to have occurred 1967-1968; was on leave in FL from Steubenville. Died in FL in 1980, where he had been since 1964.

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

Died: 01/26/1989
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. Died 1/26/1989.  Accused in a 12/2004 lawsuit of abuse 1956-1957 by one plaintiff. Another plaintiff was added to the suit in 8/2005. Claims included in a 11/07 settlement with the Jesuits. Two or more pending claims are shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/2010. Included on the Jesuits West list 12/7/2018. It notes reports in 2005, 2008 and 2009 of abuse 1962-1963, and the mid-1960s.

Fr. Richard Lobert

Ordained: 1975
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Lansing MI

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 4/2021 of sexually abusing a boy in 1999 at W.J. Maxey Boys Training School in Whitmore Lake. The MI statute of limitations was possibly prohibitive; in 12/2023 it was announced that the case was to be heard by the MI Supreme Court. The man was also attempting to sue the Archdiocese of Baltimore and Lobert.


Fr. Robert J. Lochner

Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Died: 12/9/1967
Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Parish priest, Director of Southern Area of the Archdiocesan Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, MD National Guard Chaplain, Co-Moderator of the Catholic Youth Organization. First named publicly as accused by the Baltimore archdiocese on its list 4/16/2019, where it is stated that multiple allegations of abuse were received starting in 2002. That account, however, was revised on the 4/24/2019 list to state that multiple allegations began arriving in 1993. Abuse was alleged to have occurred in the 1950s and 1960s.  Died 12/9/1967 in a car accident on a trip to the beach with four boys. One of the boys died. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report. It shows that in 3/2002 a man told the Archdiocese that Lochner sexually abused him at age 11 or 12 in 1962 or 1963, and that his father reported the abuse at the time to the Archdiocese. Between 2002 and 2018, five more people reported abuse by Lochner, of boys ages 8-18. Two received settlements.

Deacon James C. Lockwood

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Ordained: 1974
Status: Charged

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Ordained for the permanent diaconate in 1974.  First named publicly as accused by the New Orleans archdiocese on its list 11/2/2018. Allegation noted to have been received in 1978 of abuse in the late 1970s. Removed from ministry in 1978. Included on the Baton Rouge diocese's list in early 2019. Had worked as a lay teacher for five months at St. Aloysius School in Baton Rouge. Per news articles in 8/1978, Lockwood was arrested on charges related to allegations that he had molested two boys, who were residents of Burton Memorial Boys Home, and several other youths in his neighborhood. Lockwood was a psychiatric social worker.

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

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Died: 03/22/1984
Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Jesuits Central and Southern Province 2/27/2020, which notes 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

Died: 01/25/2022
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. Died in 2022, age 91.

Br. Patrick Logan

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Order: SDB
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

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 3/2020. 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.

Fr. Joseph L. Logrip


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. John Edward Lohan

Ordained: 1941
Status: Accused

Died: 11/24/1993
Diocese: Diocese of Peoria IL

Named publicly by the diocese on its list sometime after 12/2018. Categorized under "removed from ministry due to allegation of abuse of a minor before 2002 or, determined to have substantial evidence of abuse of a minor before 2002. Lohan died in 1993. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report, which notes 3 "reported survivors."

Fr. Samuel J. Lombard

Ordained: 1946
Status: Sued

Died: 07/11/1998
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. Name included on the 8/11 Boston archdiocese list.

Fr. Thomas C. Lombardi

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Died: 12/28/2017
Diocese: Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend IN

Former principal of Huntington Catholic High School. Placed on leave in 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 had 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 J. Lombardy

Ordained: 1967
Status: Sued

Died: 10/13/2017
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

Ordained: 1934
Status: Sued

Died: 10/22/1986
Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

Also known as Humbertus. 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 12/2016 claimed Lomme sexually abused 7 preteen boys at Our Lady of Sorrows 1959-1964. Died 10/22/86 at age 79. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused 9/12/2017.

Fr. Kevin Lonergan

Ordained: 2014
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

Charged with felony corruption of minors and misdemeanor indecent assault in 8/2018 after he was accused in 6/2018 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. Pleaded guilty in 11/2019. Sentenced in 2/2020 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. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused in 12/2020.

Fr. Arthur J. Long

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Included on the Harrisburg diocese list 8/1/2018, and in the 8/14/2018 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 1991-1992 briefly until more reports of inappropriate behavior. Left community for vacation, never returned. Died in 2004. Added 9/2018 to Baltimore list. Included in 12/2018 on the Jesuits Maryland Province list. On Scranton diocese's list 12/22/2018. Mentioned in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report.

Patricia A. Long

Order: CSC
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 C. Longley

Ordained: 1939
Status: Accused

Died: 02/3/1974
Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Name included on a list of priests with credible allegations of abuse of minors released by the St. Paul and Minneapolis Archdiocese 12/5/2013. Parish priest. Military chaplain 1942-1952. Permanently removed from ministry in 1968. Died in 1974. Included in the Memphis Diocese's report 2/28/2020. It notes that St. Paul and Minneapolis reported that Longley was at Christian Brothers College 1965-1966 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. Included on the Diocese of Duluth's list of credibly accused in 12/2015. Included in 11/2021 on the Diocese of Nashville's list.

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.

Fr. Jorge Ortiz Lopez

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1975
Status: Settled

Died: 02/25/2004
Diocese: Diocese of Phoenix AZ

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. The suit settled in 1996. Also worked in the Oakland and Fresno dioceses. Included on the Franciscans' Santa Barbara Province's list 5/31/2018. It notes an allegation reported in 1992 of the sexual abuse of a minor 1975-1976. Lopez died in 2004. Noted in the Necrology section of the Official Catholic Directory to have been a Chiapas, Mexico Franciscan. Chiapas is in the Diocese of San Cristobal de Las Casas. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019; noted to have moved in 1997 to Mexico. Included in 8/2021 on the Diocese of Fresno's list of credibly accused, where he was assigned 1988-1993.

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 Los Angeles 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. The Los Angeles list of accused in 12/18 shows Lopez to have been laicized.

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 4/2010 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 5/2011. Included on the Las Cruces diocese's list 11/8/2018.

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

Ordained: 1947
Status: Accused

Died: 04/10/1986
Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Monsignor.  Pastor of Our Lady of Peace in Erie 1981-1985. Died 4/10/1986. Name added to the diocese's updated list 7/18/2018. Per the list, Lorei's ministry may have been restricted and the records are unclear as to his final status. Included in the 8/14/2018 PA Grand Jury Report. Report to the Diocese in 12/2009 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 was received in 3/2007 of past abuse of a boy.

Fr. Anthony Lorento

Order: SAC
Ordained: 1972
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

In 1994 a woman reported to the Archdiocese that Lorento held her and tried to kiss her when she was 16, in about 1981. Lorento was pastor 1980-1982 of St. Leo the Great in Little Italy, Baltimore, MD. The Archdiocese told the Pallotines. No action. Per the Order, Lorento was assigned to a parish in Brooklyn, NY in 1989 and left the priesthood in 1998. Name included on the 9/2002 Archdiocese of Baltimore list of accused. In 7/2017 a man reported that Lorento of sexually abused him when he was an altar boy, age 12, in about 1980. He received a settlement from the Archdiocese in 2018. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report.

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

Died: 09/5/2017
Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Born in Italy 5/12/1923. Joined the Salesians in 1939 in the U.S. Taught 1957-1967 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 1966-1971. Worked in Rome 1985-1990 as Director of Documentation for Caritas Internationalis, and later at the Salesian Provincial Office. Reportedly worked at the Vatican Press Office for four years in the 1990s. Accused in 2002 of abuse in 1957-1958 of a student; his accuser sued the Order. Another former student publicly alleged abuse by Lorenzoni when he was a high school student during 1959-1960 in Watsonville CA. Name included on the Los Angeles archdiocese's list of accused in 2004. Lorenzoni died 9/5/2017. Included on the Belleville diocese's list 9/20/2022. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General's Report.

Fr. George B. Loskarn

Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Died: 06/19/2014
Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Accused in 2002 of sexual abuse in the late 1960s of a boy, ages 12-16. Admitted the abuse, and to fondling an 18-year-old male in about 1985. Placed on leave. Name included on the Baltimore archdiocese's 9/2002 list of accused. In 7/2013 the Archdiocese received a report that Loskarn sexually abused a 1st to 3rd grade altar boy in the early 1970s at St. Bernard's. His accuser said that Loskarn would stand behind the altar boys during ceremonies and fondle himself under his robe, and that he would play "truth or dare" with the boys, daring them to expose their penises which he would then fondle. The alleged victim said he was later abused at the parish by Rev. Ross LaPorta, and that when he told a nun in 5th or 6th grade she slapped and beat him. Loskarn died in 2014. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General's Report.

Br. Richard Edward Lott

Order: OSB
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

Died: 02/27/2002
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.