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Fr. Charles Arnold Bartles

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Atlanta GA

One pending claim against Bartles shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks diocese 1/25/10. Died 7/28/93. On the Jesuits Central and Southern Province list 12/7/18. It notes multiple allegations of abuse, occurring in the 1970s or 1980s. Removed from ministry. On Jesuit West Province's list 12/7/18, noting allegations reported in 2009 0f abuse 1973-74 and 1978. Location of alleged abuse not indicated. Assigned 1972-78 to Marist School in Atlanta, GA, then to Our Lady of the Snows church in Nulato, AK 1978-82.

Fr. Clarence Biggers

Order: SM
Ordained: 1950
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Atlanta GA

In 2002 several women accused Biggers of molesting them as children in Marietta, GA in the early 1960s. Transferred to Baton Rouge diocese in 1964. In 2000 a woman told the Baton Rouge diocese he sexually abused her as a girl 1965-67. Biggers was transferred back to Atlanta in 1967. Began living in a monastery in 1969. In 2003 ten women settled for $25K each. Personnel file had a letter from the early 1960s showing that parents of some of the girls had complained to the Marists. Biggers died in 2009. On Atlanta archdiocese's list 11/6/18. On Baton Rouge diocese's list in 2019.

Fr. Jacob Bollmer

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Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Atlanta GA

Named publicly as accused on the archdiocese's list 11/6/18. Assignments included Catholic Social Servixed 1969-87 while living at Village of St. Joseph, and Cathedral of Christ the King 1968-69. An alleged victim said in an 11/18 news interview that when he was age 15 in the 1970s, Bollmer asked him to pull his pants down at his St. Joseph Village residence. The man said he reported the incident to the archdiocese after the clergy abuse crisis in Boston was revealed in 2002. Bullmer was removed from ministry in 1987, and died in 2000.

Fr. Wayland Yoder Brown, Jr.

Ordained: 1977
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Savannah GA

First complaint in 1969 when Brown was lay CCD teacher in Savannah. Ordained by Bishop Lessard despite advice from Vocation Director. Complaints through late 1980s. Returned to ministry after treatment at St. Luke's in 1986. Abuse as children in 1960s and '70s alleged by 3 men. Pled guilty 9/02 to abuse of 2 boys in 1974 while at Catholic U. Seminary in DC; sentenced 2/6/03 to 10 years prison in MD. Laicized 2004. Released from prison 2008. New suit 6/08; settled 10/09 for $4.24M. On Sex Offender Registry. Suit filed 11/11; settled 7/16 for $4.5M. Indicted 8/17 in SC for rape of 2 boys in the late 1970s and 1980s on trips to SC, while assigned to St. James in Savannah; the boys were students at the parish school. Pled guilty. One victim said the abuse began at age 9, and that Brown put a gun to his head, threatened to kill him, his family and his dog, and liked killing small animals. Sentenced 10/18 to 20 years in prison. On diocese's list 11/8/18. Died in prison 6/8/19. Suit 9/20.

Seminarian Kenneth Joseph Cassity

Ordained: 2021
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Atlanta GA

Seminarian of the Missionaries of Our Lady of LaSalette. Arrested in 4/02 in Lake Wales, FL, where he had been working since 11/01/01 as director of youth ministry at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Charges related to accusations of abuse of three boys in 7/99-12/00 while working at St. Ann's in East Cobb, GA. Pled guilty in 7/03 to molesting twelve-year-old twin boys. The third boy was age 16 when allegedly abuse. Sentenced to six years in prison and nine years' probation The family sued; settled in 12/03 for $10M. Cassity died in 2006. Included on the archdiocese's list 11/6/18. Also reportedly worked 1994-99 in Silver Spring MD as youth ministry at St. John the Baptist, and briefly at Sacred Heart in Glyndon, MD between his assignments in GA and FL.

Fr. Joseph Dean

Ordained: 1945
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Savannah GA

Named publicly as accused by the Diocese of Savannah on its list 11/08/18. Worked in the diocese before 1962. Pastored missions including VA, KY, NC, MS, GA, TX, OK. Died 2/14/07 in Mt. Pleasant, TX. The diocese's list updated 11/16/18 notes that Dean was investigated by an "independent investigator", Praesidian, and "exonerated" in 2004.

Fr. John Douglas Edwards

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Ordained: 1961
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Atlanta GA

Named publicly on the archdiocese's list 11/6/18. Assignments included fourteen parishes over the years, often for only a year or two. Leaves of absences 1973-74 and 1986-87. Last assignment was 1987-89. Died 1997. Lawsuit filed in 12/18 by a man alleging abuse 1976-78 when he was an altar boy, ages 12-15.

Fr. Philip S. Gage

Order: SM
Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Atlanta GA

Officials of the Marist School announced in 1995 that Gage had been removed in 1993 after allegations that he molested a 17-year-old student in 1989. During investigation, officials learned of another possible victim who was 18 at the time of the alleged abuse. Gage was sent to his Order's headquarters in Washington D.C. He was active in Baltimore in 2003 per unrelated news article. Possibly living in Atlanta area as of 2009. Per Marist website accessed 10/17, Gage was a Council of the Province member. On Wheeling-Charleston diocese's list in late 2018. Worked there at St. Vincent de Paul 1979-81.

Fr. Eugene A. Gavigan

Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Savannah GA

Named as accused on the Savannah diocese's list 11/8/18. Joined Trappists 7/47 and took solemn vows 8/15/51. Ordained at Holy Ghost Abbey in Conyers in the Atlanta archdiocese. Released from cloister reportedly for ill health and to 'pursue his talent as a sculptor at Notre Dame.' After teaching assignments he worked in Savannah 1958-59 as assistant pastor of St James' parish. Died at age 30 on 7/28/59 in a fall, during a camping trip to the Grand Canyon with two 16-year old boys, one of whom also died.

Fr. Henry B. Groover

Ordained: 1992
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Diocese of Savannah GA

Arrested in 2003 for exposing himself to a police officer. Accused in a 1/12/17 lawsuit of luring a young boy into sex acts, beginning 1983. Plaintiff's lawyer said Groover raped, molested and drugged his client, destroying his childhood. Also said Groover bought a house near the now-adult victim and his family and that he observes and approaches his client's children. Died by suicide 1/1717, days after he was served the lawsuit.

Fr. James A. Harrold

Ordained: 1942
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Savannah GA

Named publicly as accused on the Savannah diocese's list 11/8/18, but with his surname misspelled as Harold. Middle initial A is given in the Official Catholic Directory. Noted on the list to have worked in the Savannah diocese 1948-56. He was assigned in Atlanta and then to an African-American parish and high school in Savannah. Subsequently he was a fundraiser based in Tenafly NJ, Doylestown PA, and Dedham MA, with two stints as a West African missionary in Liberia. He was also treasurer of the American province 1958-62 and superior in Dedham 1974-76. Harrold was trained in Ireland and was ordained there on 12/19/42. In 1992 he returned to Ireland, where he spent the last 17 years of his life. Died 8/30/09.

Fr. Anton Mowat

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Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Atlanta GA

English. Removed from ministry 1987. Charged in 1988 with abuse of 4 altar boys in Stone Mt., GA. Prior to charges, he fled the U.S. Extradited from England in 1990 and convicted. Sentenced to 6 years jail and 9 years probation. Served 15 months; released and deported to England. Atlanta archdiocese paid at least $358K to families of 3 of the boys. In 1997 Mowat was again extradited on charges of violating his probation by inappropriately touching an 11-year-old boy in 1994. Ordered ordered back to prison in 11/97 for 4 years. On Atlanta archdiocese's list 11/6/18.

Br. Robert Murphy

Order: OCarm
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Savannah GA

In 2002 Murphy admitted he had received treatment for sexual misconduct with children in Georgia in 1973 and for inappropriate behavior with boys in Chicago in the 1980s. He was removed from his assignment in 1985 and reportedly sent for treatment 1985-99. Resigned from Board of Members at Joliet Catholic Academy after his admission. On Savannah diocese's list 11/8/18.

Fr. Alberto Rodriguez

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Order: OP
Ordained: 1971
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Atlanta GA

In a 2005 civil suit filed in Miami, a man accused Rodriguez of abusing him as a minor at Holy Cross in Atlanta. Plaintiff alleged that Rodriguez kept him locked in the basement of the rectory, drugged him and abused him over a 30-day period. The plaintiff also alleged abuse by multiple other priests in Miami. He fled to Atlanta to escape the abuse. Supposedly Rodriguez admitted abuse to Fr. Hector Gonzales Abreu. Suit settled 2007.

Fr. Louis P. Rogge

Order: OCarm
Ordained: 1954
Status: Convicted

Died: 08/8/2007
Diocese: Archdiocese of Atlanta GA

Pled guilty in 1974 to child molestation charges in Athens GA. Sentenced to six years probation. Returned to active ministry in 1976. Abused two brothers in Joliet diocese 1996 and 1999. Removed from public ministry in 2002. Indicted on criminal charges in 12/06, pled guilty in 4/07. Was expected to receive 60 day sentence and probation. Died 8/07 before sentencing. On Atlanta archdiocese's list 11/6/18. Added in 2/21 to the Joliet diocese's list.