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Fr. Francis Arokiam

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Order: SIOL
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Boise ID

Priest of the Secular Institute of Our Lady, from India. Named publicly as credibly accused by the Boise diocese on its list in 10/19. It notes an incident in 1996 while assigned to St. Mary Immaculate in St. Maries, reported the same year. Arockima was expelled from the diocese and sent back to India.

Fr. Carmelo Melchior Baltazar

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Ordained: 1960
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Boise ID

Extern priest from the Philippines' Diocese of Malolos. Abused boys over a 20-year period while assigned in the Phillippines, the Diocese of Cleveland, US Navy, Diocese of Boise ID, and Diocese of San Diego. Named in several civil suits. Convicted 1984; sentenced to 7 years. Released to treatment after 3 years. A 2003 civil suit in San Diego said that plaintiff lived with Baltazar and traveled with him for 5 years during military assignments. Always introduced as his nephew. Deceased. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19, where he was a hospital chaplain 1981-82. On Reno diocese's lit 4/5/19; worked there 1980. On Las Vegas diocese's list 4/12/19.

Fr. Raul R. Covarrubias

Ordained: 1983
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Boise ID

Placed on leave 9/14/07 after allegations of misconduct which possibly involved abuse. No information on when the event took place or the age and sex of the possible victim. Covarrubias had worked at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish since 1992. Bishop a

Fr. W. Thomas Faucher

Ordained: 1971
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Boise ID

Retired 2015. Canon lawyer, writer. Arrested 2/2/18 by the Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children unit, charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (marijuana, LSD and ecstasy) and 12 counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Child. Per prosecutor, porn found on Faucher's computer included images of torture and sex abuse of infants and toddlers. Pastor of St. Mary's 2002-retirement. By 2/14/18 diocese received allegation that Faucher sexually abused a child 40-plus years previously. By 4/13/18 another alleged victim had come forward. One of the two said Faucher abused him 1987-89 when he was in grades 6 and 7 at Sacred Heart, and Faucher was pastor. Pled guilty to child porn in plea deal 9/18. Sentenced to 25 years prison with no parole. Laicization announced in 10/19. Faucher appealed his sentenced; it was upheld by ID court in 4/20.

Fr. Augustine J. Ferretti

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Ordained: 1942
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Boise ID

A woman filed suit 10/08 against Jesuits alleging abuse by Ferreti in 1970s, beginning when she was 8 and he was assigned to Lapwai Catholic Church, Nez Perce. Died 6/82. Suit dismissed 1/09 and refilled, adding Boise Diocese as defendant. Several other women came forward with similar complaints. At least 2 claims (1 by a man) were settled in massive Jesuit settlement 3/25/11. Named in civil suit against Ursuline Order & Helena MT Diocese 9/11 re abuse at St. Ignatius Mission. 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. On Great Falls-Billings List 8/21/18. On Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes abuse of a minor 1952-58, 1960-69, 1971-76, reported in 2009.

Fr. Ruben Idalio Garcia

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Ordained: 1972
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Boise ID

Boise diocese priest working in Santa Fe in mid-1970s. Accused in a 1994 lawsuit of abuse of a boy in while in NM, after treatment by the Paracletes in Jemez Springs. Settled. Also alleged to have abused in 1981 in ID. On Santa Fe archdiocese list 9/12/17. On San Bernardino diocese's list 10/9/18; worked 1986-87 at a Chino parish. Per San Bernardino diocese, it was aware in 1986 of allegations. Garcia left San Bernardino in 2/87. Incardinated into Diocese of Tijuana Mexico upon recommendation in 1990 from Bishop Tod Brown. Deceased. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19, assigned there beginning 11/73. On Boise diocese's list in 10/19, which has the notation "imprisoned."

Fr. William R. Gould

Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Boise ID

Removed from assignment at St. George's in Post Falls in 5/10 after allegation of sexually inappropriate behavior with a male under 18 in about 1981 in Idaho Falls. Diocese admitted that he had previously been sent for therapy in 2005 after a relationship with an adult. Gould denied latest allegation. A few days later, diocese said he had also been sent for treatment in 1989 after an allegation by an adult. No longer able to function as priest 12/10, per Vatican decision. On Boise diocese's list of credibly accused in 10/19.

Deacon Robert Howell

Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Boise ID

Ordained as deacon 2001. Pled guilty 11/04 to viewing child pornography in 2002 on a computer at the Boise office of Seattle's Casey Family Programs, a foster child counseling service. Bishop Driscoll knew of the investigation in 6/04 but only removed Howell in 10/04 and informed the parish where he worked 2/05. Sentenced 1/05 to 18 months in prison. Reportedly laicized in 2006. On ID sex offender registry 6/11. On the diocese's list of credibly accused in 10/19.

Fr. Colman H. King

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Ordained: 1923
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Boise ID

First named publicly as credibly accused by the diocese in its 10//24/19 revised list. It notes a report in 1993 of an incident in the 1960s while King was assigned to St Rita's in Kellogg. King was born and educated in Ireland and was first assigned in 1923 to Immaculate Conception in Buhl ID. Among other assignments, he was pastor of St Anthony's in Pocatello 1928-1939 and pastor of St Rita's in Kellogg 1950-1970, after which he retired. Died 9/22/73 in Ireland.

Fr. Morse Later

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Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Boise ID

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

Fr. Lucien J. Meunier

Ordained: 1939
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Boise ID

AKA Pedro Luke, Luke Munier, Lucien Muernier, Pedro Luc de la Pierre, etc. From Canada. Bishops there allegedly knew of his abuse of at least one child as early as 1966. 'Pilgrim priest' went from diocese to diocese. Accused of molesting 10-year-old CO boy in 1972. Pueblo bishop arranged for treatment at Servants of Paraclete in NM; Meunier didn't show up. USCCB president Cardinal Bernardin said to have been warned. Meunier granted faculties in Tucson 1974. Convicted 1976 of abusing two boys there. Spent 2 years at AZ mental health facility, released; apparently charges dropped, guilty charge vacated. Charged 10/89 with abuse of 6 boys in British Columbia in 1950s and 1960s. Also accused of abuse of girl. Died 1/20/90 days before scheduled extradition to Canada. Many law suits 1998-2004. Included on Gallup diocese's 12/14 list. On Hartford list 1/22/19; there 1981-82. On Boise list 10/19; abuse 1971 reported 1993.

Br. William J. Nash

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Boise ID

Jesuit brother. As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the Order agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the Province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the Bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. Nash's name is included on this list. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes claims in 2009 of abuse 1953-59. Nash was assigned 1934-58 to Sacred Heart Mission in Desmet, and 1958-61 to Mount St. Michael's in Spokane, WA. He died 4/7/84.

Fr. Richard J. Pauson

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Died: 08/25/1971
Diocese: Diocese of Boise ID

As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the Order agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the Province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the Bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. Pauson's name is included on this list. Died 8/25/71. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes claims in 2009 of abuse 1967-68. Pauson was assigned to Sacred Heart in Culdesac, ID during the time of the alleged abuse.

Fr. James Worsley

Ordained: 1972
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Boise ID

Accused in 1993 of molesting a boy for 4 years while assigned to St. Paul's Catholic Center. Police investigated but no charges filed because statute of limitations had expired. Admitted the abuse. Left active priesthood in 1994. Laicized. Included on the diocese's list of credibly accused in 10/19. It notes incidents occurring 1976-81 reported in 1992. Assignments at time of "incident(s)" were St. Mary's in Caldwell, St. Paul's Student Center in Boise and St. Augustine's Student Center in Moscow.