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Fr. Michael E. Allen

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Evansville IN

Accused in a 1993 letter to Bishop Gettelfinger of sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy in 1976; Allen admitted the abuse in 1994, was sent for treatment, then returned to ministry. His accuser came forward again 5/5/02; Allen was not removed until 6/02. Army chaplain 1972-93. Working in 2004 in a civilian commissary in Kuwait, on contract with the U.S. Military. He was seen saying mass but the Archdiocese of Military Services said he had no privileges.

Fr. Germain Belen

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1950
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Indianapolis IN

Associate parish pastor in KY, WI, IN, NM, NE. Pastor in IN, OH, MI, GA. Per a 2003 lawsuit, Belen molested and raped a girl, ages 5-10, several times in the 1970s in Terre Haute. IN. Belen retired in 2001 after a stroke. He claimed too much time had passed and rhw matter should be handled by the church rather than the state. He died 12/11/04. Suit still active as of 2/07.

Fr. William Leroy Blackwell

Ordained: 1957
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Indianapolis IN

Died in 1990. Accused in a 2/04 civil suit of sexually abusing a boy at St. Mary School in the late 1950s. Suit alleges abuse occurred at the school and on trips to home of Blackwell's parents in Indianapolis. A second civil suit filed in 8/05 alleged that Blackwell abused another youth between 1956 and 1961 at places including St. Mary's in sacristy and the rectory. On archdiocese's 10/12/18 list. Noted to have eight victims, in 1958 and 1964-68.

Seminarian Randall Blum

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Ordained: 2021
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend IN

Seminarian. Named publicly as accused by the Congregation of Holy Cross on its list 6/12/19. First vows in 1983. The list notes that Blum was dismissed from seminary. Multiple allegations in 1986, after his dismissal, of abuse in IN in the 1980s. Blum reportedly was charged in 1986 after accusation he molested two boys, ages 13 and 16 at Christ the King School. Pled guilty to one of the charges; he had admitted to police to touching "several" teenage boys.

Fr. James R. Blume

Ordained: 1980
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend IN

Originally a member of the Bros of Holy Cross; later ordained. A man filed suit in 1991 alleging abuse 1982-85. The man first complained in 1988 or 1989; Bishop forced Blume to resign in 1989 after he completed therapy. Suit settled in 11/92. A second man filed suit in 1992 alleging abuse at a different assignment 1985-87. Also worked in Milwaukee, in the 1970s. Laicized 6/23/07. Criminal charges filed in 8/09. Convicted in WI in 1/10; sentenced to 20 years' prison. Appeal denied in 11/12. On Ft. Wayne diocese list 9/18/18. It notes five credlble allegations.

Fr. Kenneth Bohlinger

Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Lafayette IN

Removed from public ministry in 8/88 after report to diocese of past abuse of a young relative. Admitted he took boys from church on camping trips, supplied alcohol and porn, and played sex games with them. Sent to treatment. Said he quit abusing in 1986. Admitted being addicted to children. Moved to AZ. Laicized 3/27/09. On diocese's list 9/28/18.

Fr. Michael J. Buescher

Ordained: 1979
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend IN

First named publicly as accused on diocese's 9/18/18 list. Noted to have six credible allegations against him. Removed from parish ministry 11/89. One accuser said he was age 12 when the abuse occurred in 1980 at St. Charles Borromeo in Fort Wayne. Buescher was laicized 5/14/91 and, at some point, moved to Indianapolis. Beginning in 2001 he worked as a vocational rehab counselor for Department of Veterans Affairs. Retired 9/28/18, ten days after accusations made public..

Fr. James T. Burtchaell

Order: CSC
Ordained: 1960
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend IN

Notre Dame professor and former head of Theology Department. Resigned tenured position and position as Provost in 1991 after allegations by male students that he subjected them to sexual advances while counseling them. At least one allegation was received in 1991 and another was received "considerably before 1991." Living as of 2003 in a Holy Cross priests' residence in Phoenix, without privileges. Died 4/10/15.

Fr. Brian Carsten

Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend IN

"Fr. Skip." First named publicly as accused on diocese's 9/18/18 list. One known credible allegation. "Terminated as Pastor and Resigned as Member of the Roman Catholic Church" 5/9/87. Laicized 6/23/07. In 1991 became pastor of a St. Mary Magdala Spiritual Center in Ft. Wayne, part of a non-Roman Catholic "Orthodox-Catholic Church of America." Died 3/27/09.

Fr. Terrence R. Chase

Ordained: 1984
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Gary IN

Placed on leave 4/15/10 after recent allegations that he had engaged in sexual misconduct with a minor in around 1991 while he was an associate priest at St. Patrick church in Chesterton. Chase denied the accusations in a written letter to parishioners. Diocesan response team said allegation appeared to have merit. Laicized 1/4/16. Name included on Gary list released 8/27/18.

Fr. Mark Ciganovich

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Order: OCarm
Ordained: 1966
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Evansville IN

Arrested in nationwide child pornography sting 5/96. Order placed him under supervision and removed him from public ministry. Had been a moral theology professor at St. Meinrad School of Theology for 17 years before resigning 8/96. Pled guilty 12/96 to federal charge of receiving child pornography in mail and sentenced to 1 year and 1 day in federal penitentiary, $3000 fine, and 2 years supervised release.

Fr. Joseph L. Clauss

Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Evansville IN

Removed 1990 after allegations that he abused a youth in OH. Had been living for 11 years in the Servants of the Paraclete treatment facility in Jemez Springs, NM; not allowed to leave without supervision. Per one source in 2002, Clauss was an "incurable pedophile" and had recently been soliciting money from former parishioners who believed he was doing mission work on Indian reservations. Another allegation surfaced 5/02. Clauss died 10/11/03. On the diocese's list 2/22/19. It notes 10 credible allegations and that he admitted to at least 1. Administrative leave 12/90, removed from public ministry 7/92.

Fr. Joseph A. Colletti

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Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Lafayette IN

On diocese's list 9/28/18 of those accused of sex abuse of minors. Removed from public ministry 7/90. Faculites removed 2004. Went on to be priest in the "Old Catholic" church, which is not part of the Roman Catholic church. in Orange, CA. Diocese sent alert to USCCB regarding Colletti in 2016, after discovering he was presenting himself as a priest in Chicago and Southern CA.The USCCB then alerted all U.S. dioceses. In process of being removed from clergy by the Vatican in 10/18.

Fr. Samuel Thomas Curry

Ordained: 1970
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Indianapolis IN

Two sisters filed suit in 1/04 alleging sexual abuse by Curry 1976-79, when they were ages 9-12 and 12-15. The abuse allegedly occurred while he was assigned to St. Jude's in Spencer, IN. Assigned to Tell City, Indianapolis, Shelbyville parishes; pastor St. Jude in Spencer 1976-86. Transferred in 1986 to the Pensacola-Tallahasse FL diocese. Died 2/7/91. On the Indianapolis archdiocese's list 10/12/18. It notes seven known victims. Included on the Pensacola-Tallahassee list of credibly accused.

Fr. Albert Vincent Deery

Ordained: 1921
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Indianapolis IN

Accused of sexual abuse of both boys and girls 1948-1969. Died 8/25/72. First civil suit filed 2003. Eventually 23 plaintiffs participated. Suit dismissed on statute of limitations 6/03/06. Included on archdicoese's list 10/12/18.

Fr. Michael E. Dorrler

Ordained: 1983
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Indianapolis IN

Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Midwest Province on its list 12/17/18. It notes a single allegation of abuse occuring in 1990, while assigned to Brebeuf Jesuit Prep in Indianapolis. Permanently removed from public ministry. Included on the Indianapolis archdiocese's list updated in 12/18.

Fr. Patrick A. Doyle

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Indianapolis IN

Suspended in 9/18 after a report to the archdiocese of sexual misconduct, dating back several decades.The report was relayed to Indiana Child Protective Services. Assignments included teacher at Bishop Chatard High School, priest-moderator at St. Maurice in Napolean and pastor of Nativity parish in Indianapolis. On archdiocese's list 10/12/18. Noted to have one victim who was age 18 in 1987 "when at least the abuse occurred, but was a minor when the "emotional aspects of the relationship began."

Fr. Donald Eder

Ordained: 1960
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Lafayette IN

Eder was the subject of a sexual harassment lawsuit filed in 1997 by a female coworker, which the Diocese settled in 1998. Sent for counseling for alcohol-related problems, per news in 1998. Eder's niece also told the Diocese in 1995 and 2002 that he had fondled her several times as a child. Active priest as of 6/07. Shown as "retired" by 11/10.

Fr. William J. Ehrman

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Ordained: 1922
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend IN

In 2002, a woman alleged abuse by Ehrman as a girl beginning in 1953 or 1954. Her son said he reported the abuse in 1998 but diocesan officials claimed they never received it. Both mother and son met with officials again in 2002 but received no official response. Another woman said Ehrman exposed himself to her in 1968 and kissed her while another woman says he fondled her. In 11/02, Bishop D'Arcy admitted that accusations of abuse against Ehrman "appear to be credible." Ehrman retired in 1970 and died 8/7/83. On diocese's 9/18/18 list, noted to have eight credilbe allegations against him, received after his death.

Fr. Wilfred Englert

Ordained: 1986
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Evansville IN

Arrested and then placed on leave 8/05 after allegations he sexually molested a 19-year-old man who had the mental capacity of a 9-year old. Abuse occurred numerous times in early 2005. Englert claimed the sex was consensual. He later pleaded guilty to 2 counts of abuse. Sentenced in 10/06 to 2 terms of 1.5 yrs in Dubois County Jail. Received another 3 years in 2/07. Released 1/08. On sex offender registry. Not in compliance 2/10. Listed as on "administrative leave" per diocesan website 2/2/09. On diocese's list 2/22/19. It notes that he was laicized 10/1/09.

Fr. Donald J. Evrard

Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Indianapolis IN

Removed as chaplain at St. Vincent Hospital after allegations that he sexually abused a young girl for 4 years beginning in 1974, when she was age 5. Accuser reached confidential settlement with Diocese in 12/97 for counseling and legal expenses. Included on archdiocese's 10/12/18 list. Noted to have five victims, allegedly abused in 1977 and 1985. Evrard died in 12/27/08.

Fr. David Fleck

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Evansville IN

Suspended in 9/18 after diocese received a report of sexual misconduct by Fleck occurring "decades ago." Diocese notified Child Protective Services. Fleck worked in schools and parishes in Vincennes, Petersburg, Montgomery, Oakland City and Bicknell. Also, resided in Haubstadt. Allegedly solicited two boys, who were students at Vincennes Rivet High School, in the 1980s. Fleck denied the allegation. Name not included on the diocese's 2/22/19 list. Remained on leave in 8/19.

Fr. Joseph W. Gaughan

Ordained: 1994
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend IN

Pastor of Most Precious Blood in Ft. Wayne. The diocese announced on 12/14/19 that it had received a credible allegation that Gaughan sexually abused a minor over 20 year prior, while assigned to St. Anthony de Padua in South Bend. Placed on leave. Case referred to the Vatican. Added to diocese's list 1/18/20.

Fr. Kenneth L. Graehler

Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Evansville IN

Removed in 6/02 after an allegation of misconduct with a minor. In 9/02 he was scheduled to return to ministry, per the Bishop, although the Review Board had not seen the psychological evaluation.The Board found that there was "reasonable cause" to believe Graehler took part in "inappropriate" conduct," but that the conduct did not constitute sexual misconduct. Retired in 11/02. Died 2/19/16.

Fr. Donald C. Grass

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Ordained: 1961
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Gary IN

In 12/03, Grass admitted to molesting a preteen girl at Holy Angels Cathedral in the late 1960.s Placed on leave. She told the Diocese in 11/03 and review board investigated. Grass was in the hospital for cancer treatment when news broke. He was no longer allowed to live in his parish residence. Bishop said he believed that the girl was Grass's only victim. Had Monsignor status when he died 7/2/2010. Included on Gary list released 8/27/18.

Fr. James Grear

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Ordained: 1970
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Lafayette IN

Accused in a 10/20/11 suit of abusing a boy, beginning in 1975; boy attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish and school, Grear was dean of students at Brebeuf Jesuit Prep. Accused in 9/18 suit of abuse of boy at a Catholic youth rally in 1982. Accuser said he told Bishop Gallagher in confession the next week, who told him to ask God to forgive him, and not to tell anyone else. Suits in 11/18 by two men allege Grear abused them as boys. On diocese's list in 9/18. Had been removed from public ministry in 10/01, faculties removed. A suit filed in AZ in 10/20 claims abuse of a boy starting in 1977. The boy was a Navajo Nation citizen; Grear worked at Chinle High School late 1970s-early '80s. The suit says Grear was sent to AZ after allegations in IN, working mostly in Native American and rural communities. In 1982-83 was principal of a Crow Creek Sioux high school in SD, then back to AZ. Later moved to schools in MD, Guam, and NYC. Also taught at some point in the Virgin Islands.

Fr. Brennan Harris

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Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Indianapolis IN

First named publicly as accused on Indianapolis archdiocese's list 10/12/18. Noted to have one victim, abuse allegedly occurring in 1971. On Lake Charles diocese's list 4/11/19; multiple victims noted, occurring 1983-87 in Lake Arthur, LA and Port Arthur, TX. Principal of St. Maria Goretti High School in Lake Arthur. Diocese received allegations 1991 and 1995. Removed from ministry by Order. Died 1993.

Fr. Basil Hutsko

Ordained: 1979
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Gary IN

Priest of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Parma. Assigned to St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church in Merrillville when placed on leave in 10/18. Had been accused in 2004 of abusing a girl between 1979 and 1983. Church investigated in 2004, said not enough evidence. Deemed credible in 2018. In 8/18 Hutsko claimed he was attacked by an unknown person inside his church and that the assailant yelled, "This is for all the kids!" The FBI investigated it as a potential hate crime. The 'incident' was found to be fabricated by Hutsko. The Eparchy of Parma announced in 8/20 that Hutsko was permanently banned from public ministry. He was ordered to live a life of prayer and penance.

Fr. George Kavungal

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Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Gary IN

Native of India, born in 1941. Carmelite of Mary Immaculate (CMI) priest. Arrived in Gary 1978. First named publicly as accused on Gary diocese list released 8/27/18. Noted to have six allegations against him. Report to diocese in 3/02 of abuse by Kavungal in 1982. He was assigned 1981-84 to Ss Peter and Paul in Merrillville. Returned to India by 11/85. Worked in schools 1991-2000. Went to Sweden 9/00, where a woman accused him of sexual harrassment; left Sweden 1/04. Moved to Kenya. Back to India 2005. Last known to be in India and removed from public ministry.

Fr. Micheal H. Kelley

Ordained: 1985
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Indianapolis IN

Accused in 1989 of abuse of a youth who had just turned 18. Had known the boy since he was a child. Youth reported it to Archdiocese immediately but nothing done. Complained again in 2002; Kelley sent to St. Luke's in MD for treatment. Placed on leave 8/02. Diocesan investigation did not clear Kelley who did admit to misconduct with adults. On archdiocese's 10/12/18 list. Noted to have two victims, allegedly abused in 1990 and 1992.

Fr. Bernard P. Knoth

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1977
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Indianapolis IN

Resigned in 2003 as president of Loyola University in New Orleans after allegations he sexually abused a student at Brebeuf Jesuit Prep in Indianapolis, where he was principal 1986-88. Prior to New Orleans Knoth worked at universities in Washington DC and Chicago. The abuse is alleged to have occurred in 1986. He denied it. Order deemed complaint credible. Privileges removed. As of 1/07 he was working in private business in Sarasota, FL. Laicized 8/29/09. On Indianapolis archdiocese's list 10/12/18. On New Orleans archdiocese's list 11/2/18. On Jesuits Central and Southern Province list 12/7/18. On Jesuits Midwest list 12/17/18. Multiple allegations noted.

Fr. Edward Krason

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Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend IN

Former principal of Bishop Dwenger High School in Fr. Wayne. First named publicly as accused on diocese's 9/18/18 list. Two known credible allegations. Resigned as pastor 7/8/98. Ordered to cease all ministry 4/16/99. Retired 5/1/99. Faculties remoed 3/21/03. Ordered to live LIfe of Prayer and Penance 11/8/05. Died 3/25/13.

Fr. Raymond L. Kuper

Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Evansville IN

At a Senate hearing in 2/19 a man testified that when he was age 9 and a student at Christ the King school, Kuper sexually abused him multiple times. The man's family reportedly informed the diocese of the allegations in 8/18. Kuper was pastor of Christ the King 1977-87. Assignments also included St. Agnes and Holy Rosary, and St. Bernard in Rockport. He was also superintendent of Rex Mundi High School at some point and diocesan superintendent 1972-77. Retired in 2006. Died 11/13/12. Name not included on the diocese's list 2/22/19. The diocese announced in 6/20 that it could not substantiate the allgegations.

Fr. Mark Kurzendoerfer

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Ordained: 1981
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Evansville IN

Accused of "improper physical relationship" with a 14-year-old boy in 1981. In 1998 he admitted to soliciting sex from his own 17-year-old nephew. Diocese did not tell authorities. Sent for treatment in 1998, reassigned in 1999. Info became public 2002 when nephew came forward after Kurzendoerfer was removed from parish. Sent for therapy again 2002 after violating restrictions. Moved to Nashville in 2002; worked there until 2004 when boss learned of his past. On diocese's list 2/22/19. It notes four credible allegations and that he admitted to two. Laicized 11/1/09.

Fr. Paul Francis LeBrun

Order: CSC
Ordained: 1983
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend IN

Arrested in 2002. Accused of sexually abusing boys in the Ft. Wayne-South Bend IN diocese and the Phoenix AZ diocese. Denied the allegations. Transferred to AZ in 1986. Returned to IN in 1993. Resigned from parish in 1999. Convicted in 2005 in AZ; sentenced in 2006 to 111 years in prison. Five lawsuits which name LeBrun as an abuser settled by Phoenix Diocese for a total of $75K. Conviction upheld by AZ Court of Appeals 7/09. Included on Ft. Wayne-South Bend diocese's 9/18/18 list. One known allegation there. On order's list 6/12/19.

Fr. Thomas C. Lombardi

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend IN

Former principal of Huntington Catholic High School. Placed on leave 12/11 from assignment at St. Joseph Hessen Cassel parish in Fort Wayne after recent allegation that he had had "contact with a minor" about age 16 in approximately 1997. Lombardi was assigned to St. Louis Besancon from 1986 to July 1997. Police unable to investigate because no victim has come forward. Accuser wanted to remain anonymous. On diocese's 9/18/18 list. Noted to have been removed from public ministry 8/9/15, with one credible allegation against him. Died 12/28/17.

Fr. Ralph Luczak

Order: CSC
Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend IN

A woman said in 2003 that Luczak molested her at age 10 on several occasions in the summer of 1969, at her grandmother's lake house near a Holy Cross retreat house. She told her mom, who told doctor and police. Nothing done. Mom then told a priest; Luczak was sent to CA. Alleged victim thought he was going to a monastery, but he was placed at a high school. Luczak died at age 38 in 1970. Order says there was nothing in his personnel file regarding abuse. Added to diocese's list in 6/19.

Fr. Robert Mahoney

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Ordained: 1967
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend IN

Two men filed civil suits in 1992 and 1993 against diocese and Mahoney. First plaintiff claimed abuse 1981-83 as a child at an elementary school in South Bend; second claimed abuse 1970-72 at school in Mishawaka. Suits were dismissed 12/93 and 2/94 "with prejudice." No reasons were provided. Resigned from ministry 6/15/93. Laicized 7/25/06. On diocese's 9/18/18 list. Four known credible allegations.

Fr. David J. Marcotte

Ordained: 2014
Status: Charged

Diocese: Archdiocese of Indianapolis IN

Suspended in 2/19 by the archdiocese after it received an allegation that Marcotte sexually abused a minor in 2016. Criminally charged in 10/19 with child solicitation, vicarious sexual gratification, and dissemination of matter harmful to minors. Archdiocese was sued in 7/20 by insurance company for failure to disclose allegations against Marcotte.

Fr. John S. Maung

Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Indianapolis IN

Native of India. Worked in Burma and San Francisco, then Indianapolis beginning 1981. Incardinated 1986. Charged in 1998 with forgery and theft, accused of stealing around $14K from St. Joseph parish in Shelbyville. Charges dropped when he agreed to repay some of the money. Retired 2009. Suspension announced by the archdiocese 8/30/18 after it received an allegation that Maung abused a child 1993-97. Maung denied the allegation. Included on archdioces's list 10/12/18.

Fr. Elden Joseph Miller

Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend IN

Retired 7/03. Removed from public ministry 12/18/06. Died in 7/26/08. Name released by Bishop Rhoades as accused in 8/18. In 2015 a 60-year-old woman told the diocese Miller sexually abused her over a 5-year period in the 1960s, beginning when she was age 6. Her grandmother was a housekeeper in the the St. Joseph rectory in Mishawaka. Per the diocese, there are credible allegations against Miller from three other people. On diocese's 9/18/18 list. Noted on list to have two credible allegations.

Fr. Harold Monroe

Ordained: 1974
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Indianapolis IN

Moved several times over 10 years. Removed in 1981 after a woman complained of abuse of her son. "Relieved" by Archbishop O'Meara in 1984. Youth whose mother reported the 1981 abuse died by suicide before age 20. Accused of abuse of many youths before 1984. Gave them marijuana and alcohol. Named in 13 suits filed 2005-06. Admitted abuse of at least 5 in deposition. Diocese knew by 1976. One claim settled 5/10 for $199K. Original plaintiff settled 9/10. On archdiocese's 10/12/18 list, with 16 victims noted and abuse occurring 1976-82. Laicized 4/8/11.

Fr. Robert E. Moran

Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Lafayette IN

Accused by a priest of taking sexual advantage of him during counseling session when accuser was 19 yr old college student. Youth's father was dying and mother was drinking. They went on to have 15 yr sexual relationship which ended in 1994 when accuser told therapist about it and learned he had been exploited. Moran went to therapy and was reassigned. Still active in 2005. Accuser left priesthood.

Fr. Eugene Jack Okon

Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Indianapolis IN

Accused in 2002 of molesting two teenage brothers in the 1970s. Complaints had been made previously about abuse of one of the brothers; nothing done until second one came forward. Resigned from ministry in 2003 as part of settlement. Included on archdiocese's list 10/12/18. Noted to have four victims, allegedly abused in 1974. Died 11/29/12.

Fr. John J. Powell

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend IN

Professor of psychology and theology. Wrote self-help books popular with adolescent girls. Sued in 2003. Accused of abuse of 7 girls in the 1960s and 1970s. Settlement with 6 (2 suits) in 10/05. Named in another suit filed 10/06. A woman claimed he abused her in 1975 or 1976 when she was a Loyola University student. Civil suit filed 11/08 alleged that Powell fondled and abused a girl, age 16-17, at Rosarian Academy in West Palm Beach, FL when he conducted a seminar there. Per the province's list revised 1/21/20, abuse alleged to have occurred in 1963 while Powell was a visiting retreat director at St. Mary's College of Notre Dame U. Died 9/24/09. On Detroit archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19. On Ft. Wayne-South Bend's list in 12/20.

Fr. Ponciano M. Ramos

Order: SVD
Ordained: 1985
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Indianapolis IN

From the Philippines. Pled guilty in 1993 to three misdemeanors in connection with strip-search of young boys in Indianapolis after they set off stink bombs in parish school. Sentenced to 18-month suspended sentence and 15 months probation. He was moved to Chicago and then to the San Bernardino, CA diocese. Placed on leave in 4/02. Allowed to return to restricted duty with Order in 2003. Included on the San Bernardino diocese's list in 10/18; noted to be permanently banned from ministry in the diocese.

Fr. Cornelius J. Ryan

Order: CSC
Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend IN

Worked in Uganda and Kenya 1967-2002, where he was a well-known soccer coach. Returned to Provincial House in South Bend in 2001. Removed without privileges 6/10/13 from Saint Joseph's in Hessen Cassel after recent credible allegation that he had sexually abused a boy in Africa about 20 years previously. When confronted by the diocese, Ryan admitted the allegations were true. On order's list 6/12/19. It notes multiple allegations of sex abuse occurring in the 1980s in Africa, received in 2013. In a long-term treatment facility without access to minors.

Fr. John Bernard Schoettelkotte

Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Indianapolis IN

Accused in a 2002 civil suit of abuse of a 15-year-old girl in the 1960s. Removed from ministry in 2003. Suit settled in 6/05 in exchange for publishing statements from plaintiff and Archbishop Buechlein in the archdiocesan newspaper. At least one other woman alleged abuse. Included on archdiocese's 10/12/18 list. Noted to have five victims, allegedly abused 1964-67.

Fr. Othmar H. Schroeder

Ordained: 1938
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Evansville IN

Died 2/16/88. Allegations of abuse by Schroeder 1947-75 at Holy Family parish were made public 8/18/07. Bishop Gettelfinger stated that he knew of allegations in 1996 but recently learned that the "scope is greater than we knew." By 8/31/07 there were claims of abuse of at least 10 boys and girls. Schroeder began as a priest of the then-diocese of Indianapolis. His first parish was in Lawrence IN, near Cincinnati, now in the archdiocese of Indianapolis. On the diocese's list 2/22/19.

Fr. Francis A. Schroering

Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Evansville IN

Accused in 2002 of fondling two girls in the 1960s. Removed in 6/02. HIs accusers were asked to meet with a psychologist who was to make a report to the Diocesan Review Board. In 9/02 the Board considered one claim and recommended that Schroering be "immediately" reinstated. The other claim was not considered because the girl was 18 at the time of the alleged abuse. Retired in 6/03 due to "illness." Died 6/1/05. At one parish, admitted abuser Fr. Mark Kurzendoerfer was Schroering's assistant pastor.

Fr. James F. Seculoff

Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend IN

High school principal. Head of Catholic Schools beginning 1970. Resigned and retired 1/14 after diocese received complaint of sexual abuse of minor alleged to have occurred about 44 years before. Review Board deemed allegation credible. Matter referred to Rome. As of 1/27/14 three more accusers had come forward with credible allegations. Removed from public ministry 10/13/15. On diocese's 9/18/18 list. Five known credible allegations.

Fr. Arthur A. Sego

Ordained: 1946
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Lafayette IN

Per a 1995 civil suit, Sego abused a girl when she was in elementary school 27 years prior. Suit dismissed on SOL. Admitted exposing himself to one young girl and having another undress and dance for him. Removed from ministry 1994. Lived under restrictions in priest retirement home near St. Louis until death 9/7/98. Abuse allegations involve young girls, teenagers, and pregnant girls. Lived and traveled with Bishop Higi for many years. On diocese's list 9/28/18.

Fr. Stanley Staniszewski

Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Gary IN

Ordained for the Diocese of Warsaw, Poland. Worked in the Gary diocese 1974-83, Kalamazoo MI diocese 1994-98. Also worked in Sioux Falls, SD diocese. Accused of sexual abuse per 7/07 news article. Reportedly was living in FL, no longer in active ministry. Named in a civil suit in Gary with claim of abuse of boy at Casimir Catholic Church's grade school 1979-81. On Gary diocese's list released 8/27/18. Noted to have died 4/2/16. Per his obituary, he had been living in Glen Ellyn, IL.

Fr. Jonathan L. Stewart

Ordained: 1991
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Indianapolis IN

A woman filed suit in 3/04 on behalf of her 17-year- old son. Stewart allegedly molested the boy at ages 7 to 13 from 1993 through 1999. Restricted ministry after allegations received in 2/01. Removed from ministry in 2003. Church investigation continued. Church denied it knew abuse continued through 1999. Plaintiff's attorney said social workers at Family Social Services found evidence of the abuse. Jury awarded $155K in damages 4/25/08. On archdiocese's list 10/12/18.

Fr. Richard Stieglitz

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Ordained: 1973
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend IN

Bishop forced Stieglitz to resign from Queen of Angels Parish in 12/93 after he adopted four Haitian youths in 1992. Also sued in 1994 by man a who alleged sexual battery in 1980 when he worked at St. Jude Catholic School. Suit later dismissed on SOL. Accused in 2010 of abuse of in 1975 while at South Bend Holy Family. Laicized 7/7/07 per 11/18/07 announcement. On diocese's 9/18/18 list. Five known credible allegations.

Fr. Charles E. Sullivan

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1938
Status: Accused

Died: 09/3/1996
Diocese: Archdiocese of Indianapolis IN

Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Midwest Province and the Archdiocese of Indianapolis on their lists in 12/18. Abuse allegedly occurred while Sullivan was assigned to Our Lady of the Springs in French Lick, IN 1958-59. Per the Jesuits, a single allegation was received after Sullivan's death. Died 9/3/96.

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. 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. 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. Stephen V. Varga

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Ordained: 1947
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Gary IN

Possibly from Hungary - first assignment there. Worked in Cleveland OH and McKeesport, PA in 1950. Assigned in 1956 to a Gary parish. Taught at Bishop Noll High School in Hammond. Incardinated into the Diocese of Gary 9/28/67. Named as accused on Gary diocese's list released 8/29/18. Noted to have one allegation against him. Laicized 7/28/71. Went on to marry and have children. Longtime resident of Cedar Lake, IN. Died at age 82 on 7/12/06.

Fr. Jean F. Vogler

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Ordained: 1970
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Evansville IN

Caught in a sting ordering child pornography for delivery to the Holy Rosary rectory, where he was pastor. Inspectors found 92 videos in a trunk in the rectory, many of them 'extremely graphic and explicit child porn.' Resigned 12/8/95; convicted and sent to prison for a year. As of 2008, Vogler was lead priest at Holy Trinity parish, director of diocese's deacon program, and member of the priests' council. Retired 9/2/11 per diocese website accessed 2/26/12. Allowed active ministry until removed 2/19/19, just before the diocese released its list of credibly accused clerics.On the diocese's list 2/22/19.

Fr. Ronald J. Voss

Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Lafayette IN

Accused of sexually abusing 8-9 teenage boys; resigned ministry in 1993 and moved to Haiti. May have functioned as a priest there as late as 1997. One youth died of a heart attack after disclosing abuse. Laicized in 1998. In 2004 Voss was running Visitation House in Port au Prince--a guest facility for those who visit Haiti to aid the poor. Living as of 7/08 on Abaco in the Bahamas. On Lafayette IN diocese's list 9/28/18.

Fr. Raymond H. Wieber

Ordained: 1969
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Lafayette IN

Accused of sexually abusing teen boys. Lawsuit (later dropped) claimed Wieber used alcohol and LSD in repeated and systematic sex abuse 1969-70. Ran a popular youth program during the 1970s. Warnings about his character were noted in his personnel file before ordination, but no efforts to supervise him. Granted leave in 11/92. Died 8/17/93. On diocese's list 9/28/18.

Fr. Richard J. Wildeman

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Ordained: 1977
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Evansville IN

Removed in 5/02 after admitting to bishop that allegations that he fondled a 16-year-old girl on several occasions over 20 years before were "substantially true." Had been working in Haiti for two years; recalled to Evansville after his victim notified the diocese. Left active ministry 5/28/02. In 3/04 he was living in Nashville, TN. Laicized 8/17/07. On the diocese's list 2/22/19.