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Fr. Leonard A. Abercrombie

Ordained: 1946
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Letter 7/93 to Pope JP II, Stafford, and Mahony, alleged abuse of boy 1953-57 from age 7 and counted several victims. Said In 1991 Abercrombie admitted abuse to victim's sister. USAF chaplain 1950-53 in LA. Baker diocese 1962-64; listed on sick leave. VA chaplain in LA 1972-93. Retired. Died 10/94. Late 1950s abuse alleged to Denver in 2002. CA suit 2003. LA Archd. report 2/17/04 noted 2 CA victims in 1970s. CO suit filed 9/20/05. At least 9 men alleged abuse. Some suits mediated. Others settled 7/08. Per CO A.G. report 10/22/19, at least 18 boys abused there 1946-72, Denver knew as early as 1963. Victims still surfacing in 2019.

Fr. Thomas Patrick Barry

Ordained: 1939
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

A woman filed suit against the Denver archdiocese in 10/07 alleging abuse by Barry in about 1970, when she was age 16 and had troubles at home. He gave her a place to live before abusing her. Report to archdiocese by the girl's mother in 9/73. No action. Barry died in 2003 at age 97. Included in the CO A.G.'s report 10/22/19.

Fr. John R. Beno

Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

Named in the Colorado Attorney General's report released 10/23/19. Accused in 1995 of the rape of a girl, age 5, in the 1961. Beno denied knowing her and the diocese paid her a settlement. Beno died 12/5/00. In 2005 another woman alleged he raped her at age 16 in the late 1960s. She said she tried to meet in the mid-1980s with Beno and that he had three lawyers with her and threatened her with eternal damnation. The diocese later substantiated her claims. Beno was a Denver state senator 1981-86.

Fr. Delbert F. Blong

Ordained: 1952
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

Monsignor. Held prominent chancery positions. Accused of molesting a boy beginning when the boy was age 14 in 1971 and continuing for 22 years, and of infecting his alleged victim with HIV. His accuser lived in the rectory while he was a minor. A 1993 civil suit settled 12/94. Blong admitted a 'relationship' with the plaintiff but countersued, claiming plaintiff had given him AIDS. Diocese removed all privileges. Included in the CO A.G.'s report 10/22/19. Six known victims, beginning in first assignment in the 1950s and continuing after treatment and transfers into the 1990s. The diocese knew of Blong's behavior as early as 1953. Died in 1999.

Fr. Leo Bonfadini

Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

Named publicly as accused in the CO A.G.'s report 10/22/19. Allegation to diocese in 1994 that Bonfadini sexually abused a boy, age 17, while assigned to Our Lady of Guadalupe. When confronted, Bonfadini did not confirm nor deny, but said he had "made regrettable decisions... ." Sent to St. Luke Institute for treatment. Voluntarily relinquished his faculties in 5/95. Went on to become a U.S. Air Force officer, V.A. counselor, then wellness coordinator and pastoral counselor for a nonprofit in Trinidad, CO. In 10/19 Bonfadini denied raping the boy.

Fr. Charles C. Brown

Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Named publicly as accused in the CO A.G.'s report 10/22/19. Allegations to the archdiocese in 2005 that Brown sexually abused a boy 1962-66, beginning when the boy was age 13. Faculties quietly removed. Brown was assigned during the time of the alleged abuse to St. Joseph's in Fort Collins. He transferred in 1970 to the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. Retired in 2002. Brown denied the allegations.

Fr. Walter P. Buetzler

Ordained: 1942
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

From Germany. Named in the CO A.G.'s report released 10/23/19. Accused in 1953 of sexually abusing an 11-year-old boy at St. Joseph's in Monte Vista. The boy's father complained to the parish council and the the bishop. Buetzler transferred to CA in 1954 and became a professor of classical languages at the San Diego College for Men. Buetzler died in 1988. Per the San Diego diocese, Buetzler moved to Germany in 1968. The 1988 Official Catholic Directory shows him as a retired priest of the Diocese of San Diego, but does not note his whereabouts.

Fr. Andrew A. Burke

Ordained: 1969
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

Included in CO A.G. report 10/22/19. It notes the diocese knew in at least 1968 that Burke had a "psychosexual disorder." It also noted the diocese knew during Burke's seminary years that he had a "problem." Assigned in 1971 to a hospital chaplaincy and part-time ministry at St. Pius X. Left the priesthood in 1973 and was laicized in 1974. A former St. Pius X altar boy came forward in 2004 and sued in 2005, claiming abuse by Burke when he was ages 11-13 in the early 1970s. Another man alleged in 2005 that Burke abused him 1972-75, beginning when he was hospitalized at age 10 where Burke was chaplain. Burke died by suicide in 2005 after the second accuser surfaced. A third man alleged in 2006 abuse by Burke beginning at age 17 in 1971. Diocese deemed allegation by the first accuser credible in 11/06 but rejected his settlement demands. He and the second accuser filed suits 7/08; settled 9/09. The third man sued in 2009; settled.

Fr. Rafael Jairo Calle

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Extern priest from Ecuador, arrived in Denver in early 1997, assigned to St. Stephen's in Glenwood Springs. Previously was in the Salt Lake archdiocese. Named publicly as accused in the CO A.G. report 10/22/19. It notes reports of recent child sexual abuse to the diocese in 3/97, that Calle tried to fondle a 12-year-old boy in a swimming pool, and that he sexually abused a 17-year-old boy in a car. When confronted Calle fled CO and returned to Ecuador.

Seminarian Wilfred Laurent Carignan

Order: OCSO
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Carignan, described as a "monk-in-training" who was not accepted into the order, was accused in 2011 of molesting a youth while working at St. Benedict's Monastery as a beekeeper. The boy was a 6th or 7th grader who was being tutored by Carignan in about 2000 when abuse occurred. At time of arrest, Carignan was serving two separate 6-year life sentences for abuse of another youth. Conviction was in 2008.

Fr. Bernard J. Casper

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Ordained: 1955
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

Ordained for the Diocese of Pueblo, CO. Included in the CO A.G. report 10/22/19, as "Father I." It notes "strong evidence he abused children in the Pueblo diocese 1955-63. Took "health" leave of absence in 1963. Underwent treatment at Paracletes in NM. Began working in NY in 1970s. In 2002 twin brothers accused Casper of molesting them for years, starting when they were altar boys in Albany. They met Casper in early 1970s; in 1973 he became their guardian. When the two came forward in 2002, both Albany and Rochester dioceses contended that Casper never had authority to act as priest in New York state. Faculties suspended. The two brothers sued in 5/03; dropped suit in 2005. One of them was offered financial support from the Pueblo diocese. In 2006 and 2009, Pueblo asked Bernard to seek laicization; he refused, denying allegations. Pueblo initiated laicization in 2015-16.

Fr. Meinrad Richard Chung

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Ordained: 1982
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

From Hawaii. Had aught religion at St. Mary's High School in Colorado Springs for four years when accused of "inappropriate touching" of a male student in 1992. Chung died by suicide 3/20/92, a day after he was informed that the diocese was investigating the allegation. Named in a 2004 civil suit by a man who alleged Chung abused him when he was a 14-year- old student in 1982 at Holy Cross Abbey, a boarding school in Canon City, CO.

Fr. Bennett Colucci

Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

A woman reported to the Capuchin Franciscans in 2/15 that Colucci sexually abused her in the 1980s, when she was a student at Marycrest High School. The order deemed the allegations credible. The Archdiocese of Denver was investigating, per its 3/3/16 statement. Colucci worked in Denver 1970 until 1993, when he was removed for "reported misconduct." His assignments included Marycrest High School, Annunciation Parish and Samaritan House. The woman and the archdiocese reported the allegations to law enforcement. Colucci was living in a Hays KS parish as of 1994. Retired in 2005, living in a Victoria KS parish at least until 2014. On Capuchin Province of Mid-America list 3/1/19.

Fr. Michael C. DeScoise

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

Named as accused in the CO A.G.'s report released 10/23/19. In 2018 the diocese received an allegation that DeScoise sexually abused a 14-year-old boy in 1986 or '87, while assigned to St. Joseph's in Grand Junction. His accuser said the abuse occurred during what was supposed to be Confession and spiritual counseling on a walk in a rural area. DeScoise denied the allegation. Faculties suspended. Case sent to the Vatican. In 2016 his faculties had been suspended after he admitted to sexual activity with adult men; they were restored in 2017 after counseling.

Fr. Timothy Joseph Evans

Ordained: 1993
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Issues with "relational dynamics" evident during seminary; ordination delayed until an evaluation said "problems were fixed." Charged with two counts of sexual abuse of three teenage boys 1995-97 and 1999. Removed from active ministry in 2003. Judge was to allow other accusers to testify. Pled innocent to all charges. Found guilty in first trial in 3/07 and again in another county in a second trial in 4/07. Named in first civil suit 4/07. Sentenced to 14 years to life 5/07 with four more years added a day later in another case. Suit settled 4/08. Laicized in 2013. Included in CO A.G.'s report 10/22/19. Up for parole in 12/19; denied. Granted parole in 7/20.

Fr. William Thomas Gleeson

Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

Named publicly as accused in the CO A.G. report 10/22/19. The diocese received an allegation in 9/93 that Gleeson sexually abused a boy, age 13 or 14, in the Spring of 1969. Gleeson was Pastor at St. Pius X. The abuse allegedly occurred at the rectory after a road trip with his accuser and another boy. Gleeson is said to have plied the boys with alcohol. He denied the allegation. Sent to counseling, kept in ministry. Died 2/7/18.

Fr. Marshall Gourley

Order: CR
Ordained: 1982
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Accused in a 9/97 civil suit of abusing a teenage boy in the early 1980s. Placed on leave in 10/97. Plaintiffs' counsel withdrew in 1998. Civil case dismissed in 1998 due to the statute of limitations. Plaintiff appealed; dismissed in 1999. Gourley may have left the order, per 2002 news report.

Fr. William Groves

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Ordained: 1980
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

Included in CO A.G. report 10/22/19. Took in runaway Native American and Hispanic children; gave them drugs and alcohol. Previously worked in MO, NE and KS. Pled guilty in 1990 to the 1989 sex assault of a 14-year-old boy when pastor of St. Ignatius in Ignacio. Sentenced to 90 days jail and 4 years probation. Sent to treatment. Left priesthood. Admitted in1992 to abusing 4 "Ute boys." Spent 10 years working in OK as counselor and chaplain at a drug and alcohol rehab center. Fired in 2002 when past discovered. Report in 2004 of abuse of of a boy, ages 8-15, in 1982-89. Groves denied it. Accused in 2009 of abuse of boy, age 12-13, repeatedly 1987-88, and giving him alcohol and marijuana. Named in 2009 civil suit by two men in CO. Became minister of "Spiritual Light Center" in Franklin, NC; still active there in 2019.

Fr. Neil C. Hewitt

Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Multiple alleged victims. Archdiocese knew of allegations in 1992. In 2002 a woman told the archdiocese that Hewitt abused her cousin in the 1960s. She gave the archdiocese a letter her cousin had written to Hewitt about the abuse. Her cousin died by suicide in 1991. In 10/17 a man told a news outlet that Hewitt abused him at age 14 during a trip to Expo '67 in Montreal. He said another priest and two other boys were on the trip. The man came forward to the archdiocese in 12/17. Hewitt acknowledged when contacted by another news outlet in 5/19 that he did things that were "wrong," involving "around eight, maybe nine" boys. Hewitt left the priesthood in 1979 and married. Laicized 2018. Included in CO A.G. report 10/22/19. Living in AZ in 2019. As a seminarian in 1958, worked at Camp St. Malo where a deaf boy disappeared and was later found dead. Two other seminarians there at the time were later found to be serial child sex abusers.

Fr. John V. Holloway

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Named publicly as accused in the CO Attorney General's report 10/22/19. It noted that Holloway "appeared to" use his skills as a PhD psychologist to groom and rape six boys 1962-82. Further, that his behavior was "the most calculated, horrific, and predatory we saw in our entire review." It also strongly criticized the archdiocese's response to the victims in the 1990s and early 2000s, said they did not investigate or report any of the allegations to law enforcement and that in 2017 it told the Vatican that an allegation received then was not substantiated, despite not investigating it. Holloway died in 1982.

Fr. Marvin J. Kapushion

Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

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

Fr. Gary L. Kennedy

Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

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

Fr. Richard James Kurtz

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1977
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Arrested 11/21/11 in Chicago on charges that he sexually assaulted a boy, age 10, in 2001 outside Denver. Pled guilty. Sentenced 12/12. Living at Vianney Renewal Center, Dittmer MO 'under restrictions', but worked at the Columbiere Retreat Center in Clarkston MI 10/08 to 11/11. On MO sex offender registry. Teacher at University of Detroit Jesuit High School at the time of the 2001 assault, visiting Denver. Initial report made 2001 to Jesuits. Arrested 9/29/14 in Dittmer on charges of production, transportation, and possession of child porn, after two priests contacted the FBI. Accused of filming boys on the University of Detroit Jesuit HS hockey team while they changed in the locker room during the 1998-99 season, as well as transporting child porn from Clarkson to Chicago. On Jesuits Midwest list 12/17/18; noted to be incarcerated in federal prison since 2014. On Detroit's list 6/10/19.

Fr. Michael Kurz

Ordained: 1975
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

Working in the Rockford diocese as Judicial Vicar of Diocesan Tribunal when accused in a 5/08 lawsuit filed in Pueblo, CO. Suit claims abuse occurred at Christ the King Church in Pueblo, beginning in 1976 when plaintiff was in his early teens. Rockford said the allegations were unfounded and false since Kurz was not assigned to the parish when abuse is alleged and wasn't yet ordained during another time when abuse was alleged. Settled.

Fr. Conan Lee

Ordained: 1943
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

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

Fr. Deslisle Lemieux

Ordained: 1926
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

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

Fr. Daniel C. Maio

Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

Left active priesthood in 1974. Died 6/9/06. Civil suit filed 3/2010 alleged abuse of a 15-year-old boy 1968-69 while Maio was Diocesan Youth Director, leading a "SEARCH" program, and assigned to St. Patrick's. Maio allegedly gave the boy and other youths alcohol and marijuana and had them play strip poker. A second suit filed 4/10 alleged same circumstances, also in 1968. Both suits settled 5/11. Included in the CO A.G. report 10/22/19.

Fr. Philip Marin

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Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

Named publicly as accused in the CO A.G. report 10/22/19. It notes a report in 2009 that Marin sexually abused a girl, age 5 or 6, in 1956 or '57. His accuser said the abuse occurred in the rectory basement, that Marin turned out the lights, put his had over her mouth and said, "It's okay, I love you." She said he also groomed her with presents. Marin was assigned at the time of the alleged abuse to Our Lady of the Assumption in Trinidad. He died in 1976.

Fr. John F. Martin

Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

In 2006 a man reported to the diocese that Martin and another priest, Andrew Burke, sexually assaulted him on multiple occasions in the early 1970s, when the man worked as a janitor at St. Pius X Parish. Some of the abuse allegedly occurred prior to his 18th birthday. Martin died in1974. Martin's accuser filed suit in 10/09. Settled. Included in the CO A.G.'s Special Masters Report in 2019. The report noted that there was no indication in Martin's file that the diocese investigated after the man came forward in 2006, nor that officials reported it to law enforcement.

Fr. William Martinez

Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Named publicly as accused in the CO A.G. report 10/22/19. Admitted in 1993 to sexually abusing a 17-year-old boy 12/80-1/81, while assigned to Holy Apostles in Colorado Springs (prior to establishment of the CO Springs diocese). Martinez was in charge of the parish youth group and the boy was a member. Placed on leave, faculties removed. Sent to treatment. Resigned from ministry 1996. Victim sued; settled in 9/95. Allegedly abused another teenage boy in 1985 or '86, while assigned to Annunciation Parish in Leadville. Reported to the diocese within several years; no action by the CO Springs diocese, per the A.G. Voluntarily laicized in 2006.

Fr. Mark N. Matson

Order: CR
Ordained: 1976
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Accused of abuse of two in CO in 1987. Acquitted of abuse of one in 1989 in CA. Convicted 2000 in HI of 1998 sexual assault on 13-year-old boy. Sentenced to 20 years in prison. Also worked in San Antonio. Civil suit filed in 2002. Another CO man came forward in 2005 to allege abuse in 1982. He received $22.5K from the order. New civil suit filed 4/10 claiming abuse in a CO seminary in 1976. Matson in prison and on sex offender registry in HI as of 12/11. Parole denied in 2/12 but granted in 7/13. Accused in a civil suit of repeated rape of a boy, age 8, in HI in the late 1990s at Tripler Army Base, where Matson was a chaplain. Per the suit, the alleged victim became mentally incapacitated as a result and his mother became his guardian and conservator. The Theatines' motion to dismiss the suit was denied 12/30/19.

Br. William C. Mueller

Order: SM
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

Professed vows in 1957 as a Marianist brother, St. Louis Province. Worked in MO, TX, CO. Left the Order in 1986. Multiple lawsuits against the Marianists and diocese in 2005 and 2006. Accused of drugging and sexually abusing at least 40 students in the 1960s-80s. Some litigation filed in TX and MO. Dioceses allegedly knew as early as 2002. One MO suit settled in 10/97. Settlement of 23 suits in 1/08 for $4M from Order and Diocese. Another claim settled in 8/10 for $500K. Included on the Marianists' 6/24/20 list of accused.

Fr. J. Bart Nadal

Order: CR
Ordained: 1947
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

From Spain. Arrived in the U.S. in 1949. Long career in CO. Pastor of Holy Family in Ft. Collins in 1989 when two young sisters said he molested them. Nadal, 67, said there was a conspiracy against him within the parish. Jury deliberated ten minutes and acquitted him. Held prominent positions, including rector of St. Andrew's Seminary in Denver and collaborator for the Liturgical Congress of the Denver and Pueblo dioceses. Died 2/1/15.

Fr. Clifford A. Norman

Ordained: 1960
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

Named publicly as accused in the CO A.G. report 10/22/19. Allegation in 1998 to the diocese that Norman repeatedly sexually abused an altar boy, age 12, in 1968, while pastor of Sacred Heart in Avondale. Norman denied the abuse. He left the Pueblo diocese in 1975 and moved to central Mexico, where he founded a home for abused and neglected children. He died 5/3/13 in Colon, Queretaro, Mexico.

Fr. Patrick Henry O’Liddy

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1990
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Joined Order in 1977 and ordained in 1990. O'Liddy pleaded guilty in 1999 to sending a lewd photo of himself to a 14-year-old girl over the Internet. Mother reported photo to police; he was arrested at meeting site. Sentenced in 8/2000 to 10 years probation and 200 hours of community service. On leave from the Jesuits at the time of the offense. After the court sentence he resigned from the Order. On Colorado Sex Offender Registry. On Jesuits Central and Southern Province list 12/7/18.

Fr. Francis A. Pettit

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Ordained: 1937
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

In 1989 a priest of the Denver archdiocese received a report from someone who said they witnessed Pettit sexually abuse a girl in about 1963. His alleged victim was a student at the St. Therese parish grade school. She was deceased by the time abuse was again reported to the archdiocese in 2019. Pettit died in 1987.

Fr. James W. Rasby

Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Monsignor. Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception rector for 20 years. Co-founded the Samaritan House. Named as accused in the CO A.G.'s report released 10/23/19. In 1975 a 13-year-old boy told another priest at the Cathedral that Rasby fondled his genitals. Rasby wrote a note to the boy saying "You have every right to be mad at me." Kept in ministry. In 1990 a 16-year-old boy told this parents - who informed the archdiocese - that Rasby had been hugging him and kissing him on the cheeks, then later kissed him on the lips, despite the boy's protest. As pastor, Rasby had hired the boy as a Saturday receptionist at St. Vincent de Paul parish. Rasby denied kissing the boy on the lips. Sent to outpatient treatment, restricted access to boys. Kept as pastor, retired in 1995. Died 7/23/14.

Fr. Joseph A. Reade

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Ordained: 1954
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

Named as accused in the CO A.G.'s report released 10/23/19. Diocese received a report in 1994 that Reade sexually abused a boy, ages 10-12, 1969-71, while assigned as chaplain to two Grand Junction hospitals. Diocese settled with the alleged victim, who told investigators there may have been other victims. In 2016 the diocese reported to Pueblo police an allegation of abuse by Reade in the mid-1950s. In 1986 a psychiatrist informed the diocese of a recent allegation that Reade kissed and fondled an 11-year-old boy at a social gathering. Reade was suspended, then reinstated after the allegation was deemed unsubstantiated. Reade denied the allegation. He died in 1990.

Fr. Gerald Duane Repola

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Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

Named publicly as credibly accused in the CO AG's supplemental report 12/1/20.(Referred to as Duane Repola; the Directories show Gerald D. Repola.) In 12/19 a man reported to the IRRP that when he was ages 14-15 in 1967, Repola sexually abused him. Repola was assigned at the time of the abuse to Immaculate Heart of Mary. The report notes that Repola's assignment history indicates the diocese knew he was "engaged in such behavior." He was moved between parishes after short durations, then to a chaplaincy and, soon after, he was removed from ministry. He was placed on leave in 1971 and told to undergo counseling. Repola's personnel file did not explain reasons for the transfers, removal or counseling. He died 3/5/71. As a seminarian in 1958, worked at Camp St. Malo where a deaf boy disappeared and was later found dead. Two other seminarians there at the time were later found to be serial child sex abusers.

Fr. Leonard Scezney

Ordained: 1985
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Named publicly as accused in the CO A.G. report 10/22/19. In 3/07 the archdiocese received a report that Scezney had sexually abused a 16-year-old girl in about 1985. The girl was a member of the parish youth group at Spirit of Christ in Arvada, where Scezney was assigned. Scezney allegedly took the girl to dinner, was increasingly affectionate toward her, then fondled her breasts under her shirt on multiple occasions. Scezney's faculties were removed by the archdiocese in 1992.

Fr. John Harley Schmitt

Ordained: 1940
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Monsignor. Named publicly as accused in the CO A.G.'s report 10/22/19. In 2010 a woman told the archdiocese that Schmitt sexually abused her when she was ages 8-9 during 1963-64 and a student at All Saints in Denver, where Schmitt was assigned. The archdiocese's Conduct Response Team deemed the allegation not credible. The A.G. report noted the Team's" flawed" process and asserted that it reached the wrong decision. In 1993 a man told the archdiocese that Schmitt molested him in 1963 while assigned to All Saints, when the man was age 13. Schmitt denied the allegation. He died in 2003.

Fr. Lawrence Sievers

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Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

Left the priesthood in 1973. Laicized. Named as accused in the CO A.G.'s report released 10/23/19. In 2014 a woman told a diocesan employee that Sievers sexually abused her in 1969, when she was age 17. In 2018 she reported her alleged abuse to the Denver archdiocese. In 1969 Sievers was assigned to St. Joseph's in Grand Junction, temporary chaplain at St. Mary's Hospital and the diocese's Youth Moderator of the Grand Junction District.

Fr. Gregory Smith

Ordained: 1922
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Monsignor. Named publicly as credibly accused in the CO AG's supplemental report released 12/1/20. In 12/19 the IRRP received a report that Smith sexually abused a boy, ages 9-14 during 1971-76, over 1,000 times while pastor of St. Frances de Sales. The abuse occurred at the church, including in the confessional. Smith would whip the boy while naked and fondle the boy's genitals. Victim received a settlement. Died 9/14/92.

Fr. Lawrence H. St. Peter

Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Monsignor. Superintendent of Catholic schools, Vicar of Priests, parish priest. One complainant settled with the archdiocese 7/1/08 as part of 7/08 $5.5M settlement of 18 people alleging abuse by 3 priests. Per CO A.G.'s report released 10/23/19, the archdiocese received allegations against St. Peter as early as 1970. Church files show reports he abused children, including rape, from the 1960s through the 1990s. Absent on leave 1993-2002. Died 8/18/03. Said to have been living and working at Queen of Peace parish in Denver at the time of his death. In 2/19 a man stated publicly that St. Peter sexually abused him for years, leading to rape age 8 twice in 1982. St. Peter was the boy's father's best friend.

Fr. John Francis Stein

Ordained: 1944
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Accusation to the archdiocese in 1991 that Stein sexually abused a boy hundreds of times over a three-year period at St. Catherine of Siena parish in Iliff, beginning in 1953 when the boy was age 10. Claim settled 9/96 with strict confidentiality agreement. Had been convicted in 1946 in Golden CO for "indecent liberties" with a boy, age 6. Sentenced to 18-months in jail; archdiocese intervened and he did not serve his sentence. Allegedly abused at least three boys while at St. Catherine's in Iliff. Arrested again 1956 for child sex abuse. Released on condition he leave town. Sent to treatment in Denver, Oshkosh WI, then Paracletes in Jemez Springs. Per file, at least four victms in NM. Laicized in 1958. Died in 11/01 at age 84. Obituary referred to him as "Rev." Stein.

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. Joseph J. Walsh

Ordained: 1935
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

Monsignor. Named publicly as credibly accused by the CO A.G. in its supplemental report released 12/1/20. Among assignments was Director of Catholic Charities. Allegedly sexually abused children, male and female, at Sacred Heart Orphanage in the 1950s. One victim told the bishop in 1969 and the next bishop in 1981. The second bishop told the victim that no one would believe him and that his allegation would hurt the church if it became public. This accuser said the abuse occurred when he was ages 4-8. The second accuser said Walsh abused her at ages 7-13 . She first came forward in 2019. Walsh died 4/29/60.

Fr. George L. Weibel

Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Named as accused in the CO A.G.'s report released 10/23/19. Alleged abuse reported in 1988 that Weibel fondled a girl at a swimming pool 1969-72, and that he similarly abused her and her friends on ice-skating trips. In 2014 the archdiocese received a report that Weibel groped a girl and her friend at a swimming pool when they were age 12 in 1966. In 10/19 a woman told a news outlet that Weibel groped her breasts over her swim suit when she was age 10 in 1959. He died 11/1/08.

Fr. Robert Whipkey

Ordained: 1983
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Named publicly as accused in the CO A.G. report 10/22/19. In 1998, during a four-day field trip to a camp in Florissant CO, Whipkey, as chaperone, shared a cabin with four sixth-grade boys. Their parents complained to the archdiocese that Whipkey was naked much of the time in the cabin and put shaving cream on the boys' faces while naked to wake them up at least one morning. Pastor of St. Anthony's in Sterling, Sacred Heart in Peetz, and St. Catherine in Iliff during that time. Required to receive therapy, and was sent to St. Louis for a 3-day evaluation. He first denied, then later admitted to a sexual motivation for his behavior. After a year and five months, and despite his therapist's warning, he was reassigned without restrictions to the Cathedral in Denver. Arrested in 6/07 for walking down a street nude. Placed on leave in 8/07 after publicity. Convicted in 6/08 of indecent exposure. Sentenced to five-years probation, community service, and to register as a sex offender.

Fr. Harold Robert White

Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Sued in 2005 and 2006. Suits by at least 30 men and women claimed abuse by White when they were children. Archdiocese allegedly knew about White's behavior as early as 1960s yet kept him in ministry. Sent to NM for treatment 12/81, reassigned to a parish in 1/82. Worked in 11 parishes over 33 years. Removed in 1993. Laicized in 2004. Died 11/14/06 in Cancun, Mexico. Ten suits settled 1/07. Others settled 7/08. Three more filed 7/08. Included in the CO A.G.'s report 10/23/19; it noted White to be "the most prolific known clergy child sex abuser in Colorado history" and to have likely abused at least 63 children. As a seminarian in 1958, worked at Camp St. Malo where a deaf boy disappeared and was later found dead. Two other seminarians there at the time were later found to be serial child sex abusers.

Fr. Thomas Woerth

Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Named publicly as accused in the CO A.G. report 10/22/19. The archdiocese received an allegation in 3/19 that Woerth sexually abused a male high school student in 1971, '72 and '73, while assigned to Holy Trinity parish in Colorado Springs and St. Mary's High School. Woerth denied the allegation. The archdiocese removed his faculties. He had retired in 2008 and moved out of state.

Fr. Charles B. Woodrich

Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

"Fr. Woody." Monsignor. Founded a homeless shelter, called "Denver's patron saint of the poor." Died 11/10/91. Named in the CO A.G.'s supplemental report released 12/1/20, which said Woodrich abused three boys, ages 12-16, in the 1970s and '80s. The priest allegedly gave two of the boys alcohol and asked another to pose in his underwear, then took pictures. Woodrich's victims reported their abuse via the IRRP in 12/19, 1/20 and 2/20.