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Br. Brother Tim

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Order: OMI
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Sioux Falls SD

Bro. Tim 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, Bro. Tim and Sr. Boganina were accused of abuse 1944-1945 of a boy, age 9-10.

Sister Theresa

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Order: SDS
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Sioux Falls SD

Sr. Theresa was one of several religious accused in a 2010 civil suit against the diocese, Oblates and Sisters of the Divine Savior which alleged abuse of students at Tekakwitha Indian Mission in Sisseton SD. One woman said Sr. Theresa sexually and physically abused her when she was ages 4-11 during 1947-54. The same woman said she was also forced by the Mother Superior and others to simulate sex acts with a life-sized doll.

Fr. Louis J. Taelman

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1898
Status: Accused

Died: 12/24/1961
Diocese: Diocese of Helena MT

Accused of sexual abuse of at least one minor. Included on the Helena diocese's list, posted to its website 4/29/15 in compliance with the non- monetary terms of the 3/5/15 bankruptcy settlement. Died 12/24/61. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18.

Fr. Ignacio Tafoya

Ordained: 1966
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

Placed on administrative leave 8/94 and suspended from priestly duties, pending an investigation into allegations of past sexual misconduct with minors. Archbishop Sanchez was asked about allegations against Tafoya in his 1994 deposition. He said that Tafoya had come to him to say that someone had made a statement to a nun about Tafoya and that the statement was a lie. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused 9/12/17. Accused in lawsuit 11/18 of the sex abuse of a boy in 1974.

Fr. Patrick J. Tague

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Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

In 1979 Tague received a three-year suspended sentence and three years probation for embezzling $30K in 1976 from a halfway house for juvenile delinquents he headed. Accused in 2002 of sexually abusing a boy in 1971 at the Department of Youth Services facility. Sued in 2002 in a multi-plaintiff suit. Involuntary laicization announced in 3/06.

Fr. Francis A. Talbot

Ordained: 1963
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Accused in 2002 of abuse in the 1960s by at least four people. Placed on leave 10/02. One claim settled 10/02. Another settled 11/02. At least two suits filed. One suit settled 4/03. Sentenced to at least ten years in prison 3/03 after pleading guilty 12/02 to five counts of sexually assaulting a boy over a period of eight years. Not listed in the 3/03 NH Attorney General's Report. Request for early release due to health denied 11/10. Still in prison 2/05/12. Per the diocese's list 7/31/19, assigned to a life of prayer and penance and deceased.

Fr. James F. Talbot

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1968
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Taught at BC High in Boston 1971-80, then Cheverus High in Portland ME 1980-98. Claims in 1998 that Talbot abused a student in 1984-85. Suspended. Sent to St. Luke's Institute in MD for treatment. Claim settled in 2001. Allegations by at least eight men in 2002 that he abused them as minors 1972-80. Criminal charges filed but dropped. Fourteen claims settled 1/03 for $5.2M. Pled guilty 2005 to raping two teenagers 1977-79. Sentenced to five to seven years. On sex offender registry. Released from prison 3/18/11. Living at Vianney Center in Dittmer, MO. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Laicized 2013. Indicted 11/17, accused of sexual assault of 8- or 9-year-old boy in Freeport ME between 5/1/97 and 6/14/98. Pled not guilty 12/1/17. Pled guilty 9/24/18. Sentence to 10 years' prison for gross sex assault with all but three years suspended, and 3 years concurrent sentence for unlawful sexual contact. New suit 4/21.

Fr. Peter Talocci

Ordained: 1986
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by the Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation of credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment was as parochial vicar at St. Patrick's in Malvern. Review Board could not prove accusations but permanently removed him 12/13 for violations of standards of ministerial behavior.

Fr. John J. Tamalis

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. In 2/97 a man told the diocese that when he was age 13 in 1976, Tamalis sexually abused him, after plying him with alcohol. Tamalis was sent for an evaluation and admitted to probably abusing nine boys and young men; evaluators said there were likely far more. More victims later came forward. No prosecutions due to the statute of limitations. Laicized 12/07. On diocese's list 8/19/18.

Fr. Santiago L. Tamayo

Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Ordained in the Philippines. Began work in the L.A. archdiocese in 1968; incardinated in 1978. Accused along with six other priests in a 1984 civil suit of abuse of a girl in 1984. Girl gave birth to a daughter in 1982. He fled to the Philippines. Died in 1996 or 1999. Per 2004 archdiocesan report, Tamayo was accused of abuse of a minor 1978-84. Claims against all 7 priests settled for $500K in $660M settlement in Fall, 2007. Personnel files released in 1/13 show he was also alleged to have abused a boy.

Fr. James Tamburrino

Order: OCarm
Ordained: 1998
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

One of 4 priests accused of abusing teenage boy 1996-98 at St. Simon Stock in the Bronx. The boy worked in rectory as a secretary; said the priests plied him with alcohol and porn, offered him money for sex, had him watch them group masturbate and threatened him with harm if he told. Transferred out 1999 after family went to archdiocese and Order. Assigned as chaplain to psychiatric hospital in Middletown NY while living at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel parish. Suspended 2001 after publicity about the case. Supported by Order through at least 2002. Arrested 2002 for harassing young man he met at NYC gay bar. Arrested again in 7/05 for taking erotic photos of a 15-year-old boy and approaching another boy for the same. Convicted 3/30/06. Sentenced 6/06 to 5-15 years in prison. May also have offended while working in Peru prior to ordination.

Fr. Joseph A. Tamilowski

Ordained: 1954
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Greensburg PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Died 1994. In 4/02 a man told the diocese that Tamilowski touched him inappropriately in the 1960s, when he was an altar boy at Assumption parish in Leechburg and the Mission of St. Mary. The man said that on several occasions Tamilowski pushed him into a corner of the sacristy, grabbed his crotch, and told him his parents wouldn't believe him if he told. The accuser also said that many years prior to 2002 he told the office manager for the diocese,of the abuse, whose response was to tell him to "not rock the boat." Suit filed by a man in 10/18, claiming abuse by Tamilowski for three years, starting in 1978 when he was an altar boy at St. Hyacinth in Monessen. A second suit was filed in 12/18 by a man alleging abuse ages 14-18 in the late 1970s at St. Hyacinth.

Fr. Roland E. Tancrede

Ordained: 1947
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Retired. Placed on leave and stripped of faculties in 9/02 after accused in a lawsuit. Plaintiff's lawyer says Tancrede admitted to the allegations. Included in the 3/03 Attorney General's Report. Per the diocese's list 7/31/19, assigned to a life of prayer and penance and deceased.

Fr. Albert Tanghal Rimando

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Ordained: 1991
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Philippines native. Newly identified as abuser in Chicago Archdiocesan Report of 3/20/06. Suspended from active ministry 5/00. Killed by suspected robbers while in Philippines 12/03. No information on when allegations were made but apparently he had an opportunity to respond prior to his death since his name was included on the 3/06 list. One article on his death referred to him as a former priest of Chicago Archdiocese.

Fr. Gerardo Jarencio Tanilong

Ordained: 1962
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Orange CA

Per 7/03 articles, Tanilong was arrested after a 15-year-old girl complained that he had molested her earlier in the week. Diocese placed him on leave. Had been part of Diocese for 17 years. Came from the Philippines in 1986; incardinated into the diocese in 1990. Entered a plea of guilty on 1/30/04 and in 4/04 was sentenced to six months in jail and three years probation. Diocese permanently suspended his privileges. On sex offender registry 2/12. In violation of registration requirements since 10/09. Died sometime before 8/12/16, per diocesan status list.

Fr. Allen Tarlton

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1955
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Allegedly abused a student in 1979 at St. John's Prep. Sent for treatment then allowed to return to teaching at the school. In a 1992 civil suit, he was accused of molesting another boy at least three times in 1982 at school. On medical leave in1992. Worked as director of the Oblate program at St. John's Abbey and lived under restrictions. Relieved of duties after a second suit was filed in 6/02 claiming abuse in 1985. A 7/12 lawsuit alleged fraud against Abbey. Suit filed 6/5/13 alleged abuse of a student in 1997; settled in 2015. On Abbey's 12/9/13 list. Suit filed 4/12/16 by a former St. John's Prep student claiming abuse 1979 or '80; plaintiff also accused Rev. Thomas Andert. Tarlton died in 1/16.

Fr. Daniel J. Taylor

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Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Ordained for Erie diocese. Assigned to Tucson Diocese in 1981 and again in 1984. Became a priest of the Diocese of Tucson in 1992. Placed on leave by Tucson in 1999 after it learned of allegations against him during time in Erie. Taylor said that he had taken some people with him on a vacation and they claimed that he touched them during the night. One adult and two teenagers were on the trip. On Diocese of Erie list 4/6/18. Forbidden to function as priest.

Fr. Francis J. Taylor

Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Monsignor. Involved with Radio and Television Apostolate, Diocesan Communications Commission, Respect Life Task Force, Commission for Evangelization. Assistant pastor of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Harrisburg, taught at Harrisburg Catholic High School, principal of Lancaster Catholic Hight School. Retired 1996. Died in 1997. Name included on the diocese's list released 8/1/18. Accused after his death of the sexual abuse of a child.

Fr. James Michael Taylor

Ordained: 2012
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

Assigned to St. Kateri Tekakwitha parish in Niskayuna when arrested 4/22/14. Charged with endangering welfare of a child for inappropriate physical contact, telephone calls, text messages and photos with a 15-year-old girl between 10/13 and 4/14. He met the girl while Deacon and Youth Minister for Corpus Christi parish in Clifton Park, NY. Her parents contacted police when they learned of his actions. Was also U.S. Army captain. Pled guilty 8/13/14 to endangering welfare of a child. Accepted plea deal, avoided jail.

Fr. Mel Taylor

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Order: OSB
Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

From Ireland. Associated with St. John's Abbey from the 1960s. Was reportedly sent to the Bahamas in 1980 for a year after allegations. Sent there again in 1990 due to "rumors." Worked in the Bahamas for 20 years. In 6/12 a young man publicly confronted Taylor at mass, claiming the priest tried to pursue a sexual relationship with him for the previous year and a half. Taylor had been scheduled leave the Bahamas 6/24/12 for parish assignment in Collegeville, but left several weeks early, after the confrontation, "for health reasons." Also in 6/12 a man alleged abuse by Taylor as a St. John's Prep student in the early 1980s. The new assignment was put on hold. Taylor is believed to have returned to Ireland. Attorney for the Abbey was conducting an investigation.

Br. Michael Benedict Taylor

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Order: FPM
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

Per 6/02 article, Taylor, a former monk of the Presentation Brothers order and teacher at all-girls Catholic school in Connecticut, resigned after it was revealed that he was "defrocked" for allegedly molesting boys in Trinidad in 1997. He was principal of a school in Trinidad but quit in 1997 after several alleged victims came forward. More victims came forward in 2002.

Fr. Robert H. Taylor

Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN

Following a recent court order, on 12/16/13 Bishop Quinn released a list of 13 names of priests who had "credible" accusations against them of abuse involving minors. Taylor's inclusion on this list is the first public notice that he had been accused of abuse. Diocese updated the information on its list 6/23/14. It received an allegation in 8/94 that he had sexually abused a minor male in 1983. Taylor was asked to go to treatment but refused. He was then suspended from ministry in 2/95. Died 5/10/12.

Fr. Thomas H. Teczar

Ordained: 1967
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Accused of abuse of a minor in a 1996 lawsuit in MA. Jury found for plaintiff in 10/02 but awarded no damages. Arrested in MA 12/02 for abuse in TX. Non-jury trial held in TX 3/07. TX judge found him guilty; sentenced to 25 years prison. Conviction overturned on appeal 10/08. Retrial began 3/23/09. On 3/26/09,TX jury found him guilty. Sentenced to 50 years prison. Civil suits by 5 plaintiffs in Fort Worth and Amarillo settled in 2005 and 2007. Another claim settled 2/08. Laicization announced 9/9/11. Sought early parole for medical reasons in 6/13; denied after public outcry to parole board. Died in prison in 3/15.

Fr. Peter L. Tedeschi

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Ordained: 1960
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Providence RI

In testimony before the RI Senate Judiciary Committee in 3/19, a 73-year-old woman said Tedeschi sexually abused her for over a year, when she was in middle school and Tedeschi was assigned to Holy Trinity in Central Falls. She said her family lived across the street from the parish and that the abuse occurred in the sanctuary, rectory, his car, and in school hallways. She said it continued after he left Holy Trinity and she was a Sacred Heart High School student. Further, she allegedly told another priest during confession when she was 15, and he told her never to tell. She said she confronted Tedeschi when she was age 22, and he admitted his behavior. She also said she told the diocese. She again informed the diocese in 2012, and they contacted law enforcement. Tedeschi died 10/18/86. On the diocese's list 7/1/19.

Fr. Denis Tejada

Ordained: 1972
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of El Paso TX

Placed on leave in summer 2002 after a man alleged that Tejada molested him at age 11 in 1973 in the El Paso and Las Cruces NM dioceses. The man said that his parents spoke with someone at the diocese who promised Tejada would get treatment and not be around children. No criminal charges filed. Still in treatment 12/03. Laicized in 2007. On the Las Cruces diocese's list 11/8/18. On the El Paso diocese's list 1/31/19 (first name spelled "Dennis.")

Fr. Louis A. Telegdy

Order: CSS
Ordained: 1942
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Davenport IA

Accused in a 2004 civil suit of abusing a 13-year-old boy 1957-59. Case settled in 2005. Name is on the Davenport diocese's 7/08 list of credibly accused. It notes accusations of abuse of three boys, earliest known to have occurred in the 1950s. Worked in many other dioceses. Spent time in Dodge City KS diocese 1966-1968. On the Diocese of Owensboro list 4/12/19, where he worked 1972-78. Died 1995. Added to Stockton diocese's list 11/12/20, where he worked 1978-84.

Fr. Richard Gerard Terdine

Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Accused in 12/88 of the sexual abuse of a 16-year-old boy who worked part time at St. Peter's in Keesport rectory, where Terdine was assigned. Terdine allegedly touched the boy's genital area on several occasions, gave him an x-rated video and condoms, and massaged his back. He resigned from St. Peter's and was sent to St. Luke Institute in MD for evaluation. He was returned to restricted ministry as a hospital chaplain. Living in 12/18 at St. John Vianney Manor.

Fr. Arthur Terminello

Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee FL

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Pensacola-Tallahassee diocese on its list in 2020. Died in 1962. (Arrested in 1946 of disorderly conduct after giving a speech in Chicago against Jews, the Roosevelts, Communists and others, resulting in a riot. Convicted. Conviction was overturned in 1949.)

Fr. Michael Terra

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Ordained: 1978
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused in 2002 of sexual misconduct with a 16-year-old girl 1979-80. Left ministry and was placed on inactive leave in 1991. Named in 2004 archdiocesan report. Named in a civil suit.

Fr. Eugene John Teslovic

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Ordained: 1977
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Richmond VA

"Retired" in 9/02 after allegations of past sexual abuse of minors. Asked a priest in 8/02 to tell the bishop that he had been approached about a past incident with an adult when he was a deacon. The bishop investigated and learned of several incidents of sexual misconduct with minors during the late-1970s and mid-'80s. There had been rumors about 10 years previously. Bishop Sullivan investigated at the time, but could not substantiate. There may have been complaints in the '70s and '80s that were overlooked during the review of priest filesin mid-2002. On diocese's list 2/13/19.

Fr. Michael J. Teta

Ordained: 1974
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Tucson AZ

Transferred to Tucson from the Trenton diocese in 1978. Incardinated into the Tucson diocese in 1982. Abuse alleged to have occurred during his first assignment in Tucson 1978-80. Placed on leave in 1991. Accused of child abuse in several of the 11 lawsuits filed 1999-2002 which were settled by the Tucson diocese in 1/02. Named in another suit filed in 9/04. Laicization announced 8/5/04. Often associated with R. Trupia, another abuser. Diocese paid him $900 per month 1991-2004. Accused in a suit filed in 1/21 of abuse of a minor while assigned to St. Joseph's in Bound Brook 1974-77.

Fr. Virgil Bradley Tetherow

Ordained: 2002
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

Aka Fr. Gabriel. Member of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal in Yonkers NY after first vows in 1996. Left there 1998. With Bishop Timlin's permission, established the Servants Minor of St. Francis community in Scranton in 2001. Ordained 2002. Admitted in 2005 to downloading child porn while working at St. Ann's in Tobyhanna PA in 01/05. Arrested in West Orange NJ while staying at St. Anthony of Padua. Pled guilty to one charge of criminal use of a communication facility; sentenced to two years probation. Faculties removed. Found celebrating mass/holding services in 2010 and in his newly-formed traditionalist church in 2011. The church is not recognized by the Vatican. Laicization announced 3/4/15. Still active 11/18 as "priest" of church he formed, St. Michael the Archangel in Lower Windsor Township. In PA Grand Jury Report 8/14/18 (misspelled "Thetherow"). On Scranton diocese's list 8/19/18.

Fr. John R. Thatcher

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1947
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Thatcher entered the Jesuits in 1934 and worked in various cities, including Spokane. After ordination, he continued to work in Spokane and then Portland 1957-73 and 1981-94. Accused of showing a 6-year-old boy pornography and sexually abusing him in 1963. Thatcher died in 2003.

Deacon Francis Theis

Ordained: 1980
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Belleville IL

Deacon. Removed in 1993. In 1/95 the Diocesan Review Board deemed Theis unfit to continue in the employment of the diocese. In a 1995 civil suit, Theis and four priests were named as abusers of a youth 1981-83. Name is spelled "Theiss" in original petition. The suit also alleged that Theis was part of a sex ring of priests. Died 7/13/10. On diocese's list 12/19/18.

Fr. Joseph L. Theisen

Ordained: 1953
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Assigned to parishes in Manhattan, Staten Island, Garnersville and the Bronx. Allegations of abuse of male minors began to surface in 1987. Archdiocese settled with 3 men in 1994 who claimed abuse by Theisen in the early 1980s when they were teens. Each received $20K and were made to sign confidentiality agreements. Sent to the Servants of the Paraclete in NM for treatment. Voluntarily laicized in 1994. Died 1/25/13. Subject of settlement 10/27 as part of archdiocese's compensation plan. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19. On Dodge City diocese's list 10/1/19, where he was assigned 10/88-5/89 to the Dominican Convent and Central KS Medical Center in Great Bend.

Fr. Thomas Thelin

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Order: CM
Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Named publicly as accused by the Vincentian Order on its list in 2020. Alleged abuse in the 1980s, reported in 1990. Left the Vincentians in 1985, married in 1991. Dismissed from the Order in 2002. Location of the alleged abuse not revealed. (Placing his entry under St. Louis for now, where the Order is based.)

Fr. Joseph Thibaudeau

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Order: OMI
Ordained: 1896
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Duluth MN

On 12/31/13 the diocese released its list of 17 clergy, including Thibaudeau, who had been credibly accused of sexual abuse of young persons while serving in the diocese and another five who had been accused while residing in the diocese at some time. He served at St. Jean's in Duluth from 6/1910 to sometime in 1943. Died in 1946 in Manitoba, Canada. Allegation made against him at some point after his death.

Fr. Armand J. Thibault

Order: SM
Ordained: 1985
Status: Convicted

Died: 08/13/2012
Diocese: Diocese of Portland ME

Sacred Heart Brother for 34 years, during which time he spent 21 years in Lesotho and Zambia. Ordained in 1985 for the Marists. Personnel file released in 12/02. Criminal trial in 1993 in ME for sexual contact in 1992 with child under 14 (3 boys) and child endangerment (providing beer). Found not guilty on sex charge and pleaded no contest to the other. Received treatment then reassigned to Boston under restrictions. Retired. All privileges removed in 1/02. Died in 8/12.

Br. Joseph Thibault

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Order: CFX
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Bro. Cuthbert. Joined the Xaverians in 1933. Accused in a 2005 civil suit of abuse of a male student at Mission High School, Boston, 1956-57. The suit involved multiple plaintiffs and named multiple priests as defendants. Per Attorney Durso, almost all claims were settled. Died in 1971. On the Xaverian Brothers' list 7/12/19. It notes allegations reported in 2007 and later of abuse in the late-1950s-early 1960s in Baltimore, MD and Roxbury, MA. On Baltimore's list 7/23/19.

Fr. Roger Thibodeaux

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Ordained: 1979
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Beaumont TX

Resigned from ministry 4/1/02, faculties revoked. In 10/10 a man filed suit alleging that Thibodeaux and Fr. August Pucar abused him at separate times. Thibodeaux was a chaperone for a youth group on a mission trip to Europe in early 1989 when the alleged abuse occurred. Plaintiff alleged that he told Bishop Ganter about the abuse by both priests shortly after he returned from the trip. On Beaumont diocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. James Thiel

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Order: CSsR
Ordained: 1971
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Living in Grand Rapids MI in 2004 when accused in a lawsuit of abuse of a middle-school boy 1978-81 at a parish in Pine Lawn, MO. Had resigned in 1994 from Grand Rapids High School in Grand Rapids MI after the Redemptorists informed the Grand Rapids dioceses of allegations that Thiel had abused in St. Louis. Faculties in the Grand Rapids diocese revoked. There were reportedly several confidential settlements related to allegations of abuse dating from the 1970s. The Redemptorists said they asked Thiel to leave the order in 1997. Another man sued in 2005, claiming abuse as a boy by Thiel 1974-79 and that the priest gave him a sexually transmitted disease. The 2004 suit settled in 3/07 for $140K. Three other priests were named in the settlement.

Fr. Martin H. Thielen

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Ordained: 1935
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Accused in a 2002 civil suit of molesting a boy in the late 1950s and early '60s. The plaintiff said he told another priest, Thomas Laughlin (later convicted of molesting boys), and Laughlin told him to keep quiet. Thielen retired in 1995. Had been superintendent of Catholic schools in the archdiocese, principal of Central Catholic and an ecclesiastical court judge. The archdiocese paid more than $1.8M in 2003 to settle three cases.

Sr. Helen Thieneman

Order: OP
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

A woman filed suit in 8/03 alleging that Thieneman sexually abused her several times in the 1974-75 school year. The nun allegedly would take her out of class for counseling and abuse her. The alleged victim told her parents in 1983 or 1984 and a psychological evaluation supported her claims. Her father went to the Order in 1984, but no action. Order said there were no other complaints. The woman herself went to Archbishop Kelly in 1992. He said that Thieneman was assigned to a hospital in a controlled environment. Suit withdrawn in 1/03. Thieneman ied 1/21/13.

Br. Tom Thing

Order: OFM
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Pre-novitiate candidate, later a religious brother. Accused in 2004 CA civil suit of abusing at least one student at Saint Anthony Seminary. One of several named in 1995 suit; settled. New suit filed 3/11 in NV alleged abuse of a 7th-grade boy at St. Christopher Elementary School in North Las Vegas. Suit settled 6/12. Personnel file released by Order. Officially released from Order in 2004. On Las Vegas diocese's list 4/12/19. On Province's list 5/31/19. It notes reports 1993, 2004 and 2014 of abuse of minors 1982-84. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019.

Fr. James A. Thoennes

Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

First allegations in 1993. Civil suit in the 1990s alleged abuse of a male minor; settled prior to trial. Thoennes admitted in a deposition that he molested at least four young people in the 1960s-1980s. The bishop knew of allegations yet reassigned him to another parish. A second civil suit filed in 6/02 alleged abuse in the mid-1960s. After 1993 he worked in diocesan archives in a supervised setting. Privileges removed in 6/02. A third man filed a civil suit in 1/09 against the diocese, alleging fraud. A fourth suit was filed in 1/14. Included on the diocese's list 1/3/14.

Fr. John L. Tholen

Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Yakima WA

A man told diocese in 1997 that Tholen groomed him and then assaulted him once in the early 1960s at Holy Redeemer Parish. Bishop apologized and offered settlement. Tholen retired same year, for medical reasons. In 1999, brother of original complainant filed civil suit claiming abuse when he was a minor. Suit settled in 2000. Tholen died in 1/12. On the diocese's list 7/9/19.

Fr. Charles Thomas

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Ordained: 1935
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Died 1967. Per a 4/2/96 diocesan memo, Thomas was accused of sexually abusing a boy on several occasions beginning in 1958, when Thomas was assigned to St. Hugh in Carmichaels, PA. His alleged victim said a nun at the parish helped Thomas with some of the abuse, and that she sexually assaulted him separately at times.

Fr. Joseph Stephen Thomas

Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Retired in 1997. Removed from public ministry 10/02 after accusations of sexual misconduct with a pre-teen boy more than 15 years previously while assigned to St. Margaret Mary parish in Rogers Park. Review board found reasonable cause to sustain the allegations and Cardinal George placed Thomas in a "monitored and restricted" setting where he would not be alone with minors. Review board still investigating as of 9/05. Name not on 3/06 list of priests with verified accusations but is on 9/15/08 list. Died 8/11.

Fr. Joseph W. Thomas

Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Included on Philadelphia Archdiocese website list of accused priests. Placed on leave three times between 1963 and 1972. Faculties removed by Archdiocese in 1972. Left active ministry. Died in 12/96. Name is included on a secret 1994 memo from Rev. William Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) regarding priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with a minor, with no conclusive evidence.

Fr. Paschal Thomas

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Died: 10/9/2015
Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

From India, arrived in the U.S. in 1959, shortly after ordination. Joined the Benedictines in 1979. Named publicly as accused by the Norwich diocese on its list 2/22/19, as "Thomas Paschal." It notes only that he was reassigned by the Benedictines in 1993. On the Conception Abbey Benedictines' in MO list 8/5/19. Died 10/9/15 in MO.

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Fr. Robert Ronald Thomas

Ordained: 1960
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Toledo OH

Placed on leave in 7/02 due to an allegation of abuse of a minor in the Toledo diocese while assigned to Our Lady of Perpetual Help 1982-84. Admitted the abuse, sent for therapy, reassigned to Holy Trinity in Bucyrus. Status in Toledo was Retired/Senior status in 1986. Moved to the Diocese of Tucson in 1986, where he was in active ministry. Permanently removed from public ministry in 2007. Died in 6/18.

Fr. James Thompson

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Order: CM
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Tucson AZ

Thompson's name appears for the first time in 2/04 news articles reflecting information released by the Diocese on 26 priests with credible accusations of child sexual abuse. Reportedly assigned to St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Phoenix in 1964-65 when the parish was in the Diocese of Tucson. Died in 1982.

Fr. James W. Thompson

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Ordained: 1944
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Louisville KY

Two men filed separate suits in 4/03 alleging abuse in the late 1960s or early 1970s by Thompson, who often took them on trips to theme parks, Florida and the Bahamas. Suits were directed to the archdiocese; Thompson was not named as a defendant. Retired in 1988. Died 2/1/06.

Fr. Matthew J. Thompson

Ordained: 1928
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

Name included on list of priests with credible allegations of abuse released by San Diego diocese 3/30/07. Retired in 1975. Died in 10/76. A man came forward in 2002 to allege abuse when he was an altar boy in the late 1950s-early 1960s. There was another allegation as well. Claims included in $200M settlement in 2007. At the request of the San Bernardino diocese and victims, in 2009 the City of Corona renamed the street it had named in his honor. Personnel file released 10/24/10.

Fr. Melvin F. Thompson

Ordained: 1967
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Ordained for the Wichita diocese. Transferred to CO in 1969. Removed as parochial vicar at St. Thomas More in Centennial in 4/10 after recent allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor boy in the 1970s. He denied the allegations. In 5/10 a man said he told the archdiocese of "inappropriate sexual behavior" with him in the early 1990s when he was age 20. Thompson was sent for alcohol abuse treatment. Review board found allegations not supported by evidence. Thompson reinstated in 1/11 and then retired.

Fr. Randolph Ernest Thompson

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Order: OFM
Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Died: 12/3/1991
Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

Brother of the Christian Schools prior to joining the Franciscans in 1942. Died 12/3/91. Allegation of sexual abuse made public in 8/19. Archdiocese referred the allegation in the summer of 2018 to the Butler County prosecutor's office. The Franciscan Province of St. John the Baptist acknowledged receiving a complaint about Thompson in 1967 and said that he was removed from ministry. Added to the Archdiocese of New Orleans' list in 2020, where he was assigned at some point.

Fr. Richard Thompson

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Ordained: 1978
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend IN

First named publicly as accused on the Indianapolis-Ft. Wayne diocese's 9/18/18 list. One known credible allegation. Resigned from active ministry 10/24/89. Laicized 7/25/06. Died 2015. Assigned to parishes in new Haven, Mishawaka and Geneva. Worked at Covenant House for runaway children in New York in 1982.

Fr. Robert Bruce Thompson

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Ordained: 1965
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Green Bay WI

A 5/94 suit alleged that Thompson and Fr. T. Stocker assaulted boys 1963-67. Per the suit, Stocker did most of the abuse while Thompson watched. Thompson allegedly assaulted one boy. Lower court dismissed on SOL. Affirmed by Court of Appeals. Thompson worked in the Green Bay diocese until he moved in 1984 to Tucson's St. Joseph Hospital. In 1987 he moved to the Spohn Hospital in Corpus Christi, TX. Placed on administrative leave by diocese in 1995. Died in 1999. On Green Bay diocese's list 1/17/19. It notes a single substantiated allegation of abuse occurring in about the 1970s.

Fr. Thomas J. Thompson

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Ordained: 1969
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

 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. Thompson is alleged to have abused the boy at the church on one occasion after choir practice, along with Msgr. Thomas P. Leonard and Mr. Dennis O'Driscoll. 


Fr. J. Garrett Thomson

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Ordained: 1981
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Several leaves of absence. In 1/10, Thomson was placed on leave by the Archdiocese from St. Martha's in Plainville, after an allegation that he abused a minor 15 years previously. Two days later, Thomson was found dead in his NH home. Autopsy said he died of natural causes, high blood pressure and diabetes. Archdiocese did not tell the parish about the allegations for almost 10 days after Thomson's death. Then it announced that the investigation was closed. See Boston AD database released 8/11.

Fr. Guy S. Thoren

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

Removed in 6/02 after the diocese said it had substantiated an allegation of abuse of a minor dating back more than 25 years. Thoren had just been transferred into a new parish to replace Joseph Carne, who had been removed because of sexual abuse allegations. Retired to Florida, per obituary. Died 12/17/11, age 66.

Fr. Vance Zebulon Thorne

Order: SVD
Ordained: 1954
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused of abuse of one person in early 1970s per LA archdiocesan report in 2004. Also worked in dioceses of Austin TX (1961-1971), Jackson MS (1980-1987), and Trenton NJ. At least 3 civil suits and 2 criminal indictments filed 1986-87 in MS. One plaintiff claimed abuse by Thorne 1980-86 beginning when he was age 14 in at Holy Ghost church in the Jackson diocese. Another alleged abuse at the same parish as a 9-year-old boy. Thorne died 11/04. On Jackson diocese's list 3/19/19. It notes alleged abuse in 1986 reported same year, removed from diocese 1987.

Fr. Robert Michael Thurner

Ordained: 1951
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Admitted in 1991 that he abused a boy in 1982; Archbishop Roach kept him in ministry. Per his deposition, his sexual history began at ordination in 1951 when he frequented adult bookstores and gay bathhouses. Civil suits filed 1991 and 1993 accused him of molesting at least three boys. The 1993 suit was settled and dismissed in 3/94. Results of the 1991 suit unknown. Retired in 1991. Permanently removed from ministry in 2002. New suit filed 10/29/13 by a woman alleging abuse by Thurner when she was a second grader in the mid-1980s.

Fr. Michael Tierney

Ordained: 1969
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph MO

Accused in a 9/30/10 lawsuit of fondling a 13-year-old boy in 1971 when the boy was helping move items at Tierney's mother's house. Diocese learned of allegations in 2008. Named in two other suits. Retired with privileges. Removed from ministry in 6/11 due to credible reports of sexual misconduct with minors in 1970s-80s. Tierney denied the misconduct. Named in a second suit 6/30/11 claiming 1970s abuse. More suits 7/11 and 10/11. Parts of original suit dismissed 7/11 and 5/12. Dismissal upheld by Appeals Court 11/13. Included in 2014 massive settlement. On diocese's 9/5/19 list, which notes multiple substantiated allegations. Permanently removed from ministry. Died 12/15/20. He had been laicized 12/11/20.

Fr. Robert M. Timchak

Ordained: 1992
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

Arrested 10/09 on 16 counts of possession of child pornography. Investigation began 12/08 when diocese notified the DA's office of an anonymous letter re his improper use of computer. In 2006, he took 1-year leave of absence. Sent to treatment. Pled guilty 8/10 to 17 counts of child porn possession and downloading same. Sentenced 11/10 to 6 to 72 months in state prison, fined, and ordered to register as sex offender. Released 6/12 on parole; worked for nonprofit; on leave without faculties. Laicized 1/24/14. In 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On diocese's list 8/19/18.

Fr. Gary Timmons

Ordained: 1967
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Santa Rosa CA

Founded Camp St. Michael in Leggett. Two 1994 civil suits alleged abuse by Timmons of 8 boys. Arrested 10/31/95 on 17 counts involving two victims. There were 18 others known but dropped because of statute of limitations. Admitted in 1970 diary entry to being a child molester. Sentenced in 9/96 to two concurrent 8-year prison terms. Released from prison in 2000. Laicized 5/15/01. Other civil suits filed in 2003 and 2007. On Sex Offender Registry. On diocese's list 1/12/19, noting he worked in the diocese 6/67-3/94. Diocese and camp were sued in 12/19 under the CA Child Victims Act, in two cases of abuse by Timmons. Living in Sacramento in 2019.

Fr. Donald G. Timone

Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

News in 12/18 that Timone was accused in 2002 and 2003 of abuse late 1960s-early 1970s of teen boys he was counseling. Suspended, then returned to ministry. One of his alleged victims died by suicide in 1/15. Subject of two IRCP settlements in 2017. Remained in ministry. Suspended in 12/18 after publicity. NY archdiocesan review board to revisit the case. Had also been working at times as a chaplain, spiritual advisor and teacher at John Paul the Great Catholic University in CA, and assisting at a Rancho Santa Fe CA parish. The NY archdiocese told the University 12/18 that Timone had never been accused and was fit to serve, even though he was then being investigated. Longtime chaplain for Courage and Encourage International, an apostolate to help homosexuals "live chaste lives." On archdiocese's list 4/26/19. Review Board process pending. Lawsuit 7/19 by man claiming church covered up Timone and Msgr. John Paddack's histories of abusing and kept them in ministry.

Fr. Daniel J. Tisak

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Ordained: 1982
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Criminal charges filed in 1988 alleged Tisak abused a 12-year old at a Pennsylvania YMCA. Tisak pleaded guilty. Sentenced to 2 years probation and 6 months at St. Luke Institute. Shown as "On leave" from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Pittsburgh, Byzantine per 1989 Official Catholic Directory. Not listed in 1990 or 1995 Catholic Directories.

Fr. Edward Julian Tissera

Ordained: 1989
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Hartford CT

From Sri-Lanka. Several names: Edward Warnakulasuriya, Edward Tissera, W. Edward Julian Tissera. Accused in 7/11 of molesting a 17- or 18-year-old male during confession at St. Bernard's, Simsbury. Suspended. Arrested. Pled no contest 9/12. Accused in a 9/14 lawsuit of repeated sexual assault of a 13- to 14-yr-old boy 2000-2001, while associate pastor of St. John the Evangelist, Watertown, CT. Abuse said to have occurred in rectory bedroom, after he invited the boy for spiritual guidance and counseling. Settled in 10/16. Laicized 5/29/18. On the archdiocese's list 1/22/19.

Fr. Paul J. Tivnan

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Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Personnel file released in 12/02. Admitted abusing two boys in the late 1970s and admitted to a "relationship" with 15-year-old boy. Removed in 1985 and sent for treatment. Several assignments after treatment. Placed on disability leave in 1998, told not to be around minors. Retired in 2001, possibly because he slapped a teenage girl and her father complained. Assigned to a life of prayer and penance in 2004.

Fr. Maximilian Toczylowski

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Order: OSB
Ordained: 2016
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Director of the junior school of Saint Louis Priory School when removed in 5/18 after 'inappropriate images' were found on his computer. The school contacted Creve Coeur police 5/30. Faculties removed by Bishop Carlson. Toczylowski was involved in the school's athletics and had worked at a summer program for urban students. He graduated from St. Louis Priory school in 2000.

Fr. Joseph Edward Tolan

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Ordained: 1941
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Sioux City IA

Named publicly as credibly accused by the diocese on its 2/22/19 list. One allegation noted, of abuse of a girl 1980-82. Retired and died in 1989. The diocese's list updated 9/24/19 shows three allegations of minors, both male and female.

Fr. Gary B. Tollner

Ordained: 1961
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Oakland CA

In 1982, Tollner's sister accused him of molesting his special needs nephew, age 22, who had the mental age of 12. Parishioners spoke of "suspicious behavior" involving young boys, alcohol and drugs in the hot tub Tollner had installed on the rectory roof. Reportedly abused six children. One alleged victim is said to have become an addict by age 12 and died by suicide years later, citing abuse by Tollner in his suicide note. Removed from ministry 1995. In 2/04, Bishop Vigneron publicly apologized to the parish community of St. Philip Neri, Alameda. Tollner died 2/17/99. On diocese's list 2/17/19. Abuse noted 1960s, 1970s, 1980s.

Fr. Louis Toma

Order: CS
Ordained: 1908
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Several women told the archdiocese in 2006 that Toma and another priest had abused many young girls during his 50 years as pastor of St. Lazarus in Boston. A representative of the archdiocese said the "women's stories were individually convincing, collectively consistent, and showed a pattern of recognizable abuse." Toma died in 1961. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.

Seminarian John Tome

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Ordained: 2021
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Accused of repeatedly sexually abusing 6 siblings, 4 girls and 2 boys, ages 8-13, in the 1970s. He was in seminary and called himself a Deacon. The family were dependent on their mother's work for Msgr. Karg at St. Brigid's. The parents allegedly often had Tome, Karg and another pirest over for drinks.The alleged victims told the Grand Jury they were sure Karg knew of the abuse. Tome is noted in the GJ report to have failed out of seminary.

Fr. Ronald Tomicky

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Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

Per news in 4/02, Tomicky was not in active ministry because of allegations in the past of abuse of minors. Absent on leave 1984-87 and 1988-89. Retired in 1989. Noted on the diocese's list 6/21/19 to be retired with total and permanent disability and no faculties for public ministry. Ministry restricted due to an allegation which had not yet been substantiated.

Fr. James Toner

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Ordained: 2021
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Deceased. Civil suit filed by three men 8/26/10 claimed abuse at Briscoe Memorial School, including an allegation that Toner abused a boy there in 1944. The youth allegedly fled the school and reported the abuse to the Archdiocese in the same year, but no action. Toner was at St. Benedict's Mission (later called Our Lady Queen of Heaven) in Tacoma 1939-46. Name included on the archdiocese's 1/15/16 list of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor.

Fr. Jerome Toohey

Ordained: 1977
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Accused in 1993 of sexually abusing a male high school student who had sought counseling. Suit filed in 1994 but dropped in 1996 after ruling in another case on recovered memories by MD Court of Appeals. On leave without faculties from 1993. Convicted in 2005 of abusing another male minor in the late 1980s. Sentenced to 5 years prison (18 months in jail and balance suspended). Laicization announced in 5/08. On sex offender registry.

Fr. Michael W. Toohey

Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 8/5/19. Allegations deemed substantiated. Removed from ministry. Laicized in 1972. Went on to marry and raise a family. Filed suit in 11/19 against the archdiocese, claiming it falsely named him as an alleged abuser. Toohey denied abuse, said the archdiocese had not informed him of the accusation before the list was released, and that it refused to provide details of the allegations.

Fr. Stephen Toporowitz

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Ordained: 1941
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Duluth MN

On 12/31/13, the diocese released its list of 17 clergy, including Toporowitz, who had been credibly accused of sexual abuse of young persons while serving in the diocese and another five who had been accused while residing in the diocese at some time. Served entire career in Duluth diocese. Died 6/16/69 white assigned to St. John's Church in Virginia, MN. Allegation of abuse received at some point after his death. No further information known.

Fr. Hernan Toro

Ordained: 1956
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of San Jose CA

First named publicly as accused on the San Jose diocese's list 10/18/18 list. Noted to be from the Archdiocese of Popayan, Colombia. Sexually abused a child while assigned to Our Lady Star of the Sea in Alviso in 1983. Convicted. Registered sex offender. Kept in parish ministry. Banned in 1990. Missing in the diocese's 10/18 report was the fact that Toro was currently in jail, since 10/17, accused of molesting two girls - one age between age 4 and 6 in 2011, the other age 11 in 2016. Suit filed in 2/19.

Fr. Robert A. Torres

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Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Little Rock AR

Diocese announced in 9/16 that Torres, a former, laicized priest, sexually abused at least two people over 35 years previously. The abuse involved members of Our Lady of Good Council parish, one referred to as a "youth." Diocese said Torres admitted abuse, and likely sexually abused at least two or three other young people.Removed from ministry 1994. Laicized 2015, On diocese's 9/10/18 list.

Fr. Michael T. Toulouse

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1947
Status: Settled

Died: 06/13/1986
Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

At Seattle U. 1951-76. Philosophy professor. Died 6/13/76. Accused in 2005 suit of abusing a 12-year-old boy in 1968. Investigation also uncovered accusations of 1947 abuse in Spokane. Allegations reported to church in 1965. Complaint to order in 1993 and archdiocese in 2004. Suit settled 11/06 for $350K. New suit filed by 8 men 7/07. A 10th man filed suit 10/08. Included in 3/25/11 settlement. Name included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16. Worked at Bellarmine Prep. in Tacoma 1939 and Seattle U.1952-76. On Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18, noting abuse in 1950s, 1961-73, 1963-67 and 1968-69 reported 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Fr. Ernest E. Tourigney

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Ordained: 1961
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

First complaint of inappropriate relationship with a youth was in 1974. Same youth complained in 1988; Tourigney admitted to relationship. Five more complaints in the early 1990s. Placed on leave in 1992. Two suits in 1995. Settled. More accusations in 2002. Personnel filed released. Also accused in NH. "Voluntary" laicization per 3/06 article. Last known to be living in Bourne, MA. Boston AD database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.

Fr. Robert K. Towner

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Ordained: 1969
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Earned degree as therapist in 1981. Took leave of absence from in 1987. Voluntarily laicized in 1990 and married. Archdiocese notified in 1993 of allegations that Towner had abused at least two boys and one girl. Three suits were settled in the mid-1990s for a total of $87K. Named in some of 70 new suits filed in 1/03 in Boston. Also accused of taking children from MA to NH and abusing them. Named in 2003 NH Attorney General's Report and on 8/11 Boston Archdiocese Database.

Fr. Edward Townsend

Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Priest of the Congregation of Jesus and Mary (Eudists). Taught at Cardinal Dougherty High School 1963-69. A man stated publicly in 3/18 that Townsend sexually abused him over 5 years in the 1960s, starting when he was age 5. He said he reported the abuse to the diocese in 2006. A second man told a news outlet in 3/18 that Townsend also abused him, at ages 7 and 8. Report in 2008 to the Diocese of Manchester NH that Townsend sexually abused a child, ages 6 and 7, in a rectory parking lot in Farmington NH in Fall 1975 through early 1977. The diocese said he did not serve there. Name not found in the Official Catholic Directory. Townsend died in 1998. Lawsuit in 8/19 claimed abuse of a boy, ages 8-11, 1963-67 in Buffalo.

Fr. Joe C. Townsend

Ordained: 1988
Status: Cleared

Diocese: Diocese of Tulsa OK

Placed on leave in 7/19 by the diocese, due to a "non-frivolous allegation of sexual misconduct with a minor." Townsend denied the allegation. The abuse allegedly occurred sometime during his assignment at St. Pius X in Tulsa 6/88-6/91. After an internal investigation, the diocese announced on 12/3/19 that the allegation was determined to be "unsubstantiated" and Townsend was free to return to public ministry.

Fr. Donald Tracey

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Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Lafayette IN

Accused of sexual misconduct with high school and college students. Also identified as having sexually abused a teenager who later became a priest. Tracey was fired from his job at Lafayette Central Catholic High School in early the 1980s for abusing male student in an incident involving alcohol. Was retired when he died 6/4/89. On diocese's list 9/28/18.

Fr. Henry J. Trainor

Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Trainor was placed on leave in summer 2002 from his position as chaplain at Lagunda Honda Hospital. He had previously taken a leave from the priesthood after earlier allegations of abuse. Archbishop Levada brought him back in 2000; suspended in 2002 after prosecutors were given information about the allegations, some of which were about 10 years old. Status was absent on leave 2002-07, after which the Catholic Directories show him as retired, until at least 2017.

Fr. Lawrence M. Trainor

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Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Madison WI

A man claimed that in 1971 he was sexually abused by Trainor at Holy Name Seminary in Madison and by other priests over a period of several years. Trainor was named by Diocese of Madison in 2003 as an abusive priest; diocese admitted to a settlement with a victim. Removed from ministry in 1989, laicized in 2009. Settlement in 1992 with a woman who claimed abuse, including rape, by Trainor when she was age 7 in 1965. She and her family attended Immaculate Heart of Mary parish in Monona, where Trainor was assigned.

Fr. Michael G. Trainor

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Ordained: 1972
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Madison WI

Trainor was the subject of at least three lawsuits filed by up to 18 plaintiffs beginning in 1994. Accused of the sexual abuse of boys, some as young as age 9. Diocese admitted paying settlements on behalf of Trainor and other priests. Trainor left Wisconsin in 1984 after two parents complained. Sent to New Mexico for treatment. Worked in Montana parishes 1985 until 1991 when he left the priesthood. New allegations surfaced in 12/02 of abuse in 1980.

Fr. Thomas Trane

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Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Syracuse NY

Pastor of an Oswego parish. Accused of abuse of two boys, one of whom filed suit. Portions of the existing litigation were appealed to and ruled on by the Supreme Court of New York regarding negligence - clergy malpractice, etc. and Freedom of Religion. Certain causes of action dismissed but others upheld.

Fr. Francis X. Trauger

Ordained: 1972
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused of abuse of two or three boys in early 1980s and another in 1991. Allegedly took boys on overnight trips, shared a bed with them. Removed in 2003. Laicized 5/20/05. Named in at least two civil suits. Name included on secret 1994 memo from Msgr. Lynn (released 2/27/12) regarding priests in secret archives who were accused of abuse but no credible evidence found. In 2012 two men testified in Msgr. Lynn's trial about abuse by Trauger. Accused in new suit filed 9/18/12. Charged in 9/19 with abuse of two Tullytown altar boys, ages 11 and 12, one in 1996 and the other in 2000. Living in Brooklyn NY in 9/19. Suit filed 12/19. Pled gulty in 7/20. Sentenced to 18-36 months in state prison and 7 years probation.

Br. Benjamin A. Trautman

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Order: SJ
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Per statement released by Diocese of Spokane 11/07, Trautman was named in accusation that was found to be admitted, credible or proven. He died 5/24/99, age 83. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes allegations reported in 2008 and 2009 of abuse 1956-63, 1961-63 and 1961-69.

Fr. Luke Travers

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1986
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Paterson NJ

Headmaster at Delbarton School in NJ 1999-2007; taught there before and after that time. In 2011, two former students accused him of sexual misconduct in the 1980s. One said Travers grabbed his crotch and butt. The other said Travers "crossed boundaries" both while he was a student and later. Removed from current position at Mary Mother of the Church Abbey in VA. Three other accusers came forward. Suit filed 3/20/12. Living under restrictions at Abbey until he severed ties with it 4/12. Settlement 6/18 with 5 men alleging abuse at Delbarton School. New suits in 12/20.

Fr. J.C. Leger Tremblay

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Ordained: 1948
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Alexandria LA

Accused 2/1/05 of abusing 14-year-old boy, along with seminarian Donald P. McCarthy, in 1955 . Abuse allegedly included rape and oral battery, and the boy silenced by threats. Complaint states diocese was contacted 1990 and Bishop Friend confirmed in 2004 that Tremblay was a pedophile who abused 'numerous youths.' Per Diocese, Tremblay was removed 1987 for 'attempted, unwanted physical advance toward a minor.' Reportedly defrocked 1989. Trained in Quebec and New Orleans. Died 1/13/02. On diocese's list 2/6/19. Settlements in 2004 and 2005.

Fr. James Trepanier

Order: CSC
Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend IN

First named publicly as accused on Ft. Wayne-South Bend's 9/18/18 list. One known credible allegation. Faculties from diocese removed 10/18/02. Assignments included University of Portland OR, Holy Cross Mission House (Fatima), South Bend and Granger parishes, St. Mary's Convent in Notre Dame. On his order's list 6/12/19. It notes an allegation received in 1991 of abuse in the 1980s in IL. Ministry restricted in 1991. Permanently removed from ministry in 2002. Living in a nursing facility without access to minors.

Fr. Thomas A. Trepanier

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

In 1998 a man told the archdiocese he was abused at ages 15-18 in 1977-79 by Trepanier, at St. Robert Parish in Shorewood. Trepanier resigned from his position in 5/02 after old allegations were investigated by the archdiocese. He wrote a letter telling his parishes of his background. As of 5/02, he was one of six priests with credible allegation of past abuse who were still working in active ministry. He remained fully restricted from ministry as of 3/12, per archdiocese website. Archbishop Dolan tried to have him laicized.

Fr. Robert Trevino

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Ordained: 1985
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Corpus Christi TX

Accused in a 1995 civil suit of sexually assaulting youth in 1993 in the St. Joseph rectory in Alice, TX. Suit also named Bishop Gracida, Diocese of Corpus Christi, NCCB/USCC, Archdiocese of San Antonio, Archbishop Flores of San Antonio, and the Catholic Church. Police investigated in 1994. DA's office sat on case for long time. No action taken. After complaint, Trevino entered Air Force as chaplain. Served at Holloman AFB in NM in 1995. Laicized 12/6/12. On Corpus Christi diocese's list 1/31/19, noting that he was removed from ministry in 1995. On the Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/19.

Br. David Trichtinger

Order: FSC
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

The diocese announced in 12/18 that it had recently received an allegation that Trichtinger sexually abused a Seton-LaSalle High School student in the mid-1980s. Trichtinger was a counselor at the school 1985-87. He also was an assistant principal 1991-95 at Central Catholic High School.

Fr. Kevin F. Tripp

Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Tripp's name appeared on a list released by the District Attorney in 9/02 of 21 priests accused of abuse. The list shows two alleged victims with claims beyond the statute of limitations. Tripp left MA in 1983 to work at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, LA. Per the 1993 Catholic Directory, he was on special assignment with St. Mary's Hospital in the San Francisco archdiocese. San Francisco Faith 2/03 newsletter shows a Kevin Tripp as executive director of the Marin Interfaith Council in San Rafael, CA. In 4/20 he appears to be living in Santa Rosa, CA and is no longer presenting as a priest; his Facebook page shows him to be a hospice worker and he has a website touting his services as a wedding officiant. Included in 1/21 on the Fall River diocese's list of credibly accused. Laicized in 2020.

Fr. Daniel A. Triulzi

Order: SM
Ordained: 1981
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Professed vows in 1966 as a Marianist, St. Louis Province. Ordained in 1981. Placed on leave from parish in Ft. Worth TX diocese in 8/05 after recent claim of sexual misconduct with a minor in 1996 at Chaminade College Prep in St. Louis. Accuser had just filed suit in circuit court in St. Louis. Taught at Nolan High School in Ft. Worth 1983-87 before transfer to parish. Suit settled in 2007; announced in 2/08. Died in 2017. Included on the Marianists' 6/24/20 list of those "found to have sexually abused a minor."

Fr. Roger J. Trott

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Ordained: 1970
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Greensburg PA

Criminally charged in 1987 for abusing as many as 12 young boys. while pastor of St. John's in Delmont, PA. Pled guilty to abuse of one; got 5 years probation, with treatment as a condition of probation, and $10K fine. Sent To St. Luke's in MD for treatment. Complaint 4/02 of abuse of a 10-year-old altar boy in 1973, including repeated rape. Civil suit filed in 2005 claiming abuse 1973-76. Settled for $130K. Laicized around 11/04. Died in 2017 in FL. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report 10/22/18.

Fr. Isaac True

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph MO

A man filed suit in 9/11 alleging abuse by True (a relative) and by Msgr. Thomas O'Brien when the accuser was a 9-year-old altar boy at Nativity Church in Independence in late the 1970s. True would also allegedly abuse him during visits to his home, and on trips. True was President-Rector of Conception Seminary 1973-88. Also worked at Blessed Sacrament Parish, in Bethany, Mo. Lawsuit against order settled 11/13 for $125K. Removed from ministry. Included on the Conception Abbey Benedictines list of credibly accused 8/5/19.

Fr. Esteban Trujillo

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Order: OSA
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

Visiting priest from Mexico, in San Bernardino diocese beginning mid-2001. Removed by diocese 6/02. Order told the diocese in 7/02 that it had investigated and cleared Trujillo of an allegation of past sexual misconduct. On San Bernardino list 10/9/18. It notes Trujillo had no faculties or assignments there and that he had been residing in the area with his family. Abuse allegedly took place in Mexico 1998 and 2001.

Br. Michael Trujillo

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Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

One of 10 brothers and two laymen accused by more than 30 men in a 5/13 civil case of abuse as minors at three Chicago schools run by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers North American Province. Order agreed to massive $16.5M settlement with 400 plaintiffs with claims of abuse by multiple order priests and brothers in 5/13. Unclear if the order has substantiated any of the allegations against the eight newly-accused brothers, including Trujillo.

Fr. Robert C. Trupia

Ordained: 1973
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Tucson AZ

Served as Judicial Vicar. Accusations date back to seminary. Suspended in 1992. Named in several suits 1994-2002. Claims included in 11 lawsuits which were settled by the Tucson diocese in 1/02. Arrested and charged in 2001. Seven criminal charges dismissed on SOL in 2001. One suit was set for trial in 6/04. Bishop Moreno and other diocese staff did affidavits regarding Trupia's refusal of treatment in 1992 and his blackmail and allegations about another Bishop in the diocese. Laicized in 2004. Living in MD in 2010.

Fr. Theodore Tsiakalos

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Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Named publicly as accused by the Rockville Centre diocese on its list in 3/21 (name misspelled Tziakalos.) Abuse allegedly occurred in Tziakolos' car; he was assigned 1/60-7/63 to St. Anthony's in Oceanside. Tsiakalos was a priest of the Diocese of Grand Rapids, MI, sent quietly in 1950 or 1951 to the Diocese of Brooklyn. He may have been in the Rockville Centre diocese through 1972.

Fr. Joseph Tu Ngoc Nguyen

Order: OP
Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Worth TX

Accused of abuse of at least three girls and three young women in the Fort Worth diocese at various times. Sent for treatment in 1993. Diagnosis was "a very underdeveloped psycho-sexual personality," Transferred to the Galveston-Houston diocese where he was working when placed on leave in 2006. Personnel files released by the Fort Worth diocese 11/28/06 under court order. One allegation was reported to police in 12/06. Seven original accusers filed suit in 12/09. One dropped; six others settled suit 10/6/11.

Fr. Leo Donald Tubbs

Order: OP
Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Accused of non-genital touching over clothing of a 14- to 17-year-old boy in the mid-1980s in Oregon. In 2005, because of some other instances of boundary violations with adults and because of disobedience issues since that time not relating to sexual misconduct, he was reportedly not permitted to leave the Dominican residence unattended or without permission. He had no public ministry, nor does was he allowed contact with youngsters. Included on the Archdiocese of Los Angeles' updated list 12/6/18; report in 2014 of incident(s) in 1983.

Fr. Bruno M. Tucci

Ordained: 1971
Status: Charged

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

A man told the diocese in 1991 that Tucci sexually abused him when he was a 14-year-old altar boy. Tucci admitted to the allegations. Sent to Paracletes in NM for treatment. Returned to ministry as pastor of two Nesquehoning parishes. Resigned in 2/02. In 5/02 another man reported sexual abuse as a minor by Tucci 1977-78. Tucci requested laicization in 2005; granted in 4/07. Arrested in 12/12 on charges that in 1981 he took a PA boy to Ocean City MD and molested him. The boy attended a Shenandoah parish and school where Tucci was assigned. Tucci admitted to being aroused when he wrestled with and tickled the boy on a motel room bed. Last known to be living in Salisbury MD. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On Allentown diocese's 8/19/18 list. Accused in a lawsuit 11/18 of abuse 1999-2001 of a Nesquehoning altar boy, ages 10-12. Settled.

Fr. Franklin J. Tuchols

Ordained: 1971
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Accused by a man in his early 60s in a lawsuit 8/19 of raping and molesting him at age 10 or 11. The man also accused Revs. Peter Popadick, Paul Nogaro and a "Fr. Mike." He also claimed molestation by two teachers at St. Mary of Sorrows church and school. He said the abuse occurred at St. Mary's and at Bishop Fallon High School. In 1995 Tuchols was caught in a sting by the DEA buying crack cocaine. Working at the time as Childrens Hospital chaplain, and was previously a Catholic Charities' marriage and family counselor.

Fr. Valentine Tugade

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Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Extern priest from the Philippines. Sued in 1984. Accused, along with 6 other priests, of abusing a girl 1978-84. Returned to the Philippines. Named in L.A.'s 2004 archdiocesan report. Located in Fremont, CA in 2002; in 2003 was proved to be the father of child born of the abuse. Claims against Tugade and the other 6 were settled for $500K as part of $660M settlement in 2007.

Fr. James C. Tugwood

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Ordained: 1960
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Deceased. Per the diocese in 2/19, an allegation was made against Tugwood, which the diocese did not find to be credible. The diocese did not included Tugwood on its list in 2/19. Tugwood's accuser was allowed to participate in the IRCP (Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program). The diocese stated that the IRCP did not find the allegation to be substantiated.

Fr. John Tulipana

Ordained: 1972
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph MO

Resigned in 1/94 after reports that the diocese paid $150K to a youth in 1989 after he accused Tulipana of sexually abusing him. A second allegation also was settled with a payment. Tulipana was counseling a victim of earlier abuse by (future) Bishop A. O'Connell when knowledge became public. This victim immediately went to the diocese and disclosed abuse by O'Connell. Named in a 12/06 civil suit regarding 1978 abuse in TX. Claims settled in 8/08. New suit by a woman filed10/10. Four brothers filed another suit 2/12. Died 11/5/12. On diocese's list 9/5/19 with multiple substantiated allegations noted. Suit filed in 7/20 claims abuse in 1977 of a boy, age 13, at Coronation of Our Lady in Grandview. The boy gone to Tulipana for counseling after his father died of cancer.

Fr. James J. Tully

Order: CFX
Ordained: 1975
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct in 1992 after giving three boys alcohol and grabbing one of them on the inner thigh during a baseball game in WI. Missionary for many years in Sierra Leone and Giunea. Sent to Rome just after 4/02 letter to Boston archdiocese accusing him of sexually molesting a parishioner at St. Brendan's in Bellingham, MA in 1970. Accuser settled in 2005 for $75K. At Xaverian Missionary Fathers residence in Wayne NJ 11/08. Laicized 1/09. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.

Fr. Ronald J. Tully

Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Paterson NJ

Ordained for Augistinians. Taught in DC 1960s. Left Order 1970. Became Paterson diocesan priest. Charged 1979 in NY after two boys, ages 14 and 15 alleged sex abuse by Tully. Charges dismissed 1980. Both came forward 2004 after learning he had been assigned to parish since 1983. They said church official threatened families in 1979 to keep them quiet. Permanent leave 2004. A 3rd claim settled 1/07. Two more claims settled as of 4/08. Another 12/08. Settlement 3/12 for $265K. In 9/15 Paterson diocese settled for "six figures" with woman claiming Tully fondled her over 20 times in 1977 when he was Pope Piux XII High vice-principal and she was student age 16. Total of $2.1M in settlements with at least 9 alleged Tully victims, abused at ages 8-16. Laicized 2004. Abuse reported 2011 to Archdiocese of Washington DC. Laicized 1/22/16. On WDC list 10/15/18. Died 11/29/18. On Paterson list 2/13/19.

Fr. Florencio Peneda Tumang

Ordained: 1948
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Diocese of Trenton NJ

In a 1993 civil suit, four families alleged their daughters were abused by Tumang between 1987 and 1992. Parents of one of them allegedly told diocesan officials in 1990, but no action was taken, allowing Tumang to assault the fourth girl, who was age 14. Tumang was indicted twice in 1992 but fled, possibly to the Philippines. Warrants were out for his arrest. On diocese's list 2/13/19. Per the list, Tumang was ordained in 1980, but the Official Catholic Directories show his ordination as 1948. Deceased.

Fr. Ignatius Tuoc

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Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of St. Petersburg FL

Arrived in the St. Petersburg diocese in 4/76 from Vietnam. Temporarily removed in 2003 from his assignment after a female parishioner accused him of abuse in the early 1990s, when she was a minor. Asked to step down from assignment after investigation by the Diocesan Review Board, pending a more in-depth investigation. Returned to ministry because allegations could not be proved. Active priest per diocesan website accessed in 7/08 and again in 8/20.

Fr. John Tupper

Ordained: 1960
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Gaylord MI

Ordained for the Diocese of Grand Rapids. Joined Gaylord when it was created in 1971. Worked there until retirement. Did missionary work in Brazil 1980-89 with the Franciscan Friars. Faculties were removed in 8/02 after officials were contacted by a person who charged that he was involved in inappropriate conduct involving a minor about 30 years previously. During investigation, a second person came forward with allegations. He denied all accusations. Died 07/27/04.

Fr. Biagio Samuel Turillo

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Ordained: 1946
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Providence RI

Diocese announced 6/30/16 that Turiilo, age 96, was "prohibited from exercising the sacred ministry" due to a credible allegation against him of sexual misconduct of a minor. The "misconduct" was alleged to have occurred about 60 years previously. He was assigned to Holy Angels in Barrington 1954-62. Turillo retired in 1994. On the diocese's list 7/1/19.

Fr. Walter Joseph Turlo

Ordained: 1970
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Resigned from parish and placed on leave in 6/05 after allegations of inappropriate behavior with a minor at St. William's Church in Chicago about 30 years previously. Laicized in 10/09 per Chicago archdiocesan report accessed 1/14/10. Lawsuit filed 6/8/17 alleging sex abuse of a boy, ages 9-10, in the late 1970s. Found by news outlet in 10/18 living around the corner from a grade school in Lyons.

Fr. John B. Turnbull

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Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Peoria IL

Placed on leave in 2005 after order learned of allegations that he abused a boy in the late 1970s. The boy was a school student at St. Anthony's in Streator, IL. Turnbull also worked in IN and OH. He was pastor of Holy Family in Oldenburg, IN in 2005. Living in 2019 at a Franciscan retirement community in Cincinnati. On the Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese's list updated 4/1/19. ( It notes that he died in 2017, which contradicts a 1/19 news report.) On Peoria diocese's list by 1/20.

Fr. Robert Turnbull

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Order: OSA
Ordained: 1965
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Sued in 2/01 for sexually abusing two brothers at Austin Prep and at a cabin in NH in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Moved to FL in 1981 and PA in1984. Worked also on St. Lucia in the West Indies. Died in 2000. Personnel file released in 12/02. Included in 3/03 NH Attorney General Report. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database.

Fr. Joseph Turner

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Order: SDS
Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Auxiliary Bishop Sklba admitted in a 2002 letter that he believed Turner had sexually assaulted a youth in the 1960s at St. Pius parish in Wauwatosa. Turner became a military chaplain in 1966 and served two tours in Vietnam. Left military after 10 years and returned to WI. He died in 2001. When the 2002 letter was written, the victim was serving a life sentence in prison.

Fr. Oscar Turrion

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Order: LC
Ordained: 2001
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

From Spain. Full name Oscar Juan Turrión Pablos. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 4/21 of sexually abusing a boy in the early 1990s at Immaculate Conception Apostolic School in Center Harbor. A boy reported to school authorities in the early 1990s that Torrion had abused him. Turrion was then a seminarian; he was allowed to progress toward ordination. Per the order in 2021, Turrion was assigned to work with adults outside of the U.S. Worked 2007-14 at Pontifical International College Maria Mater Ecclesiae in Rome. He left the priesthood in 2017 after fathering two children.

Fr. David Tushar

Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Placed on leave from ministry in the Diocese of Duluth in 7/19 after allegations of abuse dating to 1978-79, when Tushar was a Holy Cross Father and school teacher in Niles, IL. In the Duluth area from 1985, incardinated 1988. The allegations were deemed credible. Added to the Duluth diocese's list in 1/21.

Fr. Emil Twardochleb

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Order: OMI
Ordained: 1923
Status: Sued

Died: 01/12/1976
Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Worked in Canada, IL, MO, MN, WI, NE. Name released by Attorney Jeff Anderson and Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis 2/11/15 among clergy with claims against them of sex abuse of minors. On the Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese list updated 4/1/19, which notes incidents 1971-75 reported in 2015. Although the 1976 Official Catholic Directory notes Twardochleb's death date as 1/12/75, his gravestone shows it as 1/12/76.

Fr. Paul T. Twiddy

Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Washington DC and MD

First named publicly as accused by WDC archdiocese on 10/15/18 list. Archdiocese first received a report of abuse by Twiddy in 1965. He was removed, sent for eval and treatment, and returned to ministry in 1968. Worked in Diocese of Monterey 1968-71. Accused pf abuse in CA 1971-79. Sent to treatment, returned to limited ministry 1980. In residence in a WDC parish 1980-86, in out-patient treatment. Retired 1986. Died 7/2/09.

Fr. Gerald S. Twomey

Ordained: 1981
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Twomey was placed on leave without privileges after the diocese received an allegation on 5/31/07 that he had abused a 10-year-old boy 1994-95. Both the diocese and police investigated. Twomey denied all allegations. He was arrested in 3/08 for the alleged abuse of an adult male in 2006. Included in 3/21 on the diocese's list of accused. Abuse allegedly occurred at St. Anne's in Brentwood, where he was assigned 6/94-6/05, St. John's in Bohemia, where he was assigned 6/81-6/85, St. Francis Hospital, where he worked 6/88-2/90, among other places.

Fr. John Tyminski

Ordained: 1935
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Ordained in Poland. Arrived in the U.S. in 1950. Retired 1976. Died 1984. Named publicly by the archdiocese as accused in 5/19. The archdiocese said it received an allegation over ten years prior, after Tyminski's death. A second victim came forward in early 2019. The Review Board deemed the allegations credible. Included on the archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19.

Deacon J. Michael Tynan

Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Toledo OH

Tynan, a 45-year-old ordained deacon, was two days away from becoming an ordained priest in 6/04 when he was placed on leave after the Diocese learned that he was being investigated for possession of child porn. Name appeared on a child porn web site based in a foreign country and the US Customs had begun an investigation. The reason he was not ordained for priesthood was not announced until 10/04, when he was criminally charged. Laicized in 2006. Sentenced to three years in prison. On OH sex offender registry.