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Deacon William Steven Albaugh

Ordained: 1996
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Deacon of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Nottingham since 1996. Arrested 3/1/13 and released on bail for possession of child abuse images which he stored on thumb drives and on his Verizon Online cloud storage system. Verizon Online reported the presence of the images. Albaugh admitted he stored the images but said he would never harm a child. Suspended from his duties. Died 8/1/16.

Fr. James Avant

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Order: OFM Cap
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

In 1993 a woman alleged that Avant abused her child in the early 1970s. Allegations reported to the Capuchins. Avant had left the order in 1990. Avant was assigned to Morgan State University starting in 1972, St. Martin (Baltimore) 1972-78 and Charles Lwanga Center 1979-84. Included on the Baltimore archdiocese's 2002 list of accused religious priests and brothers.

Fr. Michael Lowell Barnes

Ordained: 1975
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

A 6/09 suit against the Baltimore AD filed in DE alleged Barnes molested a boy 1977-82 while at St. Clare School in Essex. Baltimore contacted plaintiff in 2002 after a review of files; he denied abuse. He contacted them in 2003 but refused counseling/ mediation. Barnes left the priesthood in 1988; began working for Washington DC as lay member. Civil case dismissed in 4/10 by DE Judge. Arrested in NC in 10/09 on charges of abuse of the same boy. Extradited to MD in 2/10. Pled no contest in 6/10. Sentenced to 6 months in jail. Laicization sought. Died in 2017.

Fr. Thomas R. Bevan

Ordained: 1963
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Removed 8/09 after allegations that he sexually abused a boy several times at St. John's School in Frederick 1974-1979. Denied the allegations. Archdiocese learned of allegations 6/09 and notified police. Another allegation in 2005 dated back to 1974; review board found "insufficient evidence" and he wasn't removed. Four allegations found credible 11/09. Permanently removed from active ministry 11/09. Criminal charges filed 2/10. Plea agreement 9/10. Received a 10-year suspended sentence and 18 months home detention.

Fr. Maurice J. Blackwell

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Ordained: 1974
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Placed on leave in 1993 after complaints of abuse of a minor 1989-92. Sent to treatment and reinstated. Permanently placed on leave in 1998 after admitting to a "sexual relationship" with another minor which ended in the 1970s. The1993 accuser shot and injured him in 2002. Archbishop acknowledged abuse. Found guilty during 2/05 criminal trial. Motion for new trial granted. No trial. Laicization announced in 12/04.

Fr. Louis A. Bonacci

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Accusation received in 4/11 that Bonacci improperly touched a minor in a family home 1978-82 when he was assistant director of campus ministry at Loyola College in Baltimore, MD. During investigation a second accuser was located. Removed 4/11 from duties in Scranton and, in 6/11, head of Order permanently removed him from active ministry. On Scranton diocese's list 8/18; assigned there 2003-2011. On Wheeling-Charleston diocese's list in late 2018, where he was Wheeling Jesuit U. campus minister 6/99-2003. On the MD Province Jesuits' list in 12/18. On the Charlotte diocese's list 12/29/19.

Fr. Gerard Bugge

Order: CSsR
Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Shown in Catholic Directories as Gerard (Not Gerald). Bugge was named by the Baltimore archdiocese on its 09/02 list of abusers. In 1985 he admitted to inappropriate sexual activities with a minor. Accusations reported to the Redemptorists and his facilities were removed. He was in New York per 1970 Catholic Directory, in the District of Columbia per 1980 Catholic Directory, In Harrisburg PA per 1988 Directory and not in 1990 Directory. Died in 11/04. Also known as Gerard Serafin. Name on Harrisburg diocese's 8/1/18, no known allegations there.

Fr. Edward B. Carley

Ordained: 1948
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Accused of abuse of boys in the 1960s-1980s. Parent complained in 1957; nothing done. Another complained 1995. Suit filed 1997; dismissed on SOL. Name publicly released when one man settled for $65K in 2005. Retired in 1993; died in 1998. Name on list of abusive priests released 11/16/06. More suits filed 12/06 and 7/08. A 2006 suit settled in 4/09 for $1.5M. Plaintiff died day after signing settlement. At least three other settlements 2010 and 2011. Personnel files released in 2/12.

Fr. John J. Carney

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Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Name appeared on 9/02 list of priests from the Baltimore archdiocese who had been accused of child sexual abuse. In 1991 an individual alleged sexual abuse by Carney in the early 1970s. Carney denied it then but in 1995 he admitted he had engaged in inappropriate conduct. Archdiocese removed his faculties at that time. From 1972 forward he was assigned as chaplain at various nursing homes and hospitals. The 2002 Catholic Directory shows him as retired. Died 10/30/20.

Fr. Eugene F. Clarahan

Ordained: 1952
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Name released by Bishop Saltarelli on 11/16/06 list of abusive priests. At that time, a woman said she reported to his associate pastor in 1967 that Clarahan had abused a male friend of hers on a school trip. He did nothing and told her no one would believe her. Clarahan transferred to another parish in 1978 and then to MD in 1983. Removed from ministry in 1993. Died in 5/99. Three separate suits filed in 10/08 alleged abuse in the 1950s and 1960s. Two brothers filed suit in 12/08. Personnel files released in 2/12.

Fr. John J. Corbett

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Monsignor. Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 4/24/19. Accused in 1993 of abuse of two minors in the late 1940s or early 1950s. Further allegations received in 2002 and 2010. Assigned to St. Brigid's 1909-1922, St. Peter's in Washington DC 1922-1924, St. Margaret's in DC 1924-1943, and St. Mary Star of the Sea in Baltimore 1943-1957. Died in 1957.

Fr. Francis P. Cornely

Ordained: 1949
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Credible allegation of abuse. Name first released on list of abusive priests released by Bishop Saltarelli on 11/16/06. Died 1975. Personnel file released 2/12. On new list of accused priests 2/16/12.

Fr. Brian M. Cox

Ordained: 1968
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Priest of the Josephite society from 1968. Joined the Baltimore Archdiocese in 1981. In 1995 a complaint of abuse in 1981 was made to Baltimore. Cox admitted that he had abused during 1979-85. Placed on permanent leave without privileges. Arrested in 2002, charged with abuse of two boys. Sentenced to 15 months in jail and 5 years probation. Served 9 months. Laicized in 2004. Registered sex offender.

Fr. Charles G. Coyle

Ordained: 1965
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Sued in 2002. Accused of abuse of a boy in the 1970s at Newton South High School in Boston. Reportedly, a second youth who was living with Coyle later died by suicide. Coyle was working in New Orleans when accusation made public; placed on leave. Second suit filed in 2003 alleged abuse dating to when Coyle was a seminarian in Baltimore. Omitted from 2011 Boston AD database. Died 7/1/15. Included on New Orleans archdiocese's list 11/2/18. Taught at New Orleans' Jesuit High 1958-61, when he was a scholastic. On MD Province's list 12/7/18. On Baltimore archdiocese's list.

Fr. Fernando Cristancho

Ordained: 1985
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Removed in 1997 for sexual misconduct with a young woman in the Arlington diocese. Cristancho arranged in vitro fertilization of a woman in Colombia using his sperm.Triplets born in 11/01 (2 boys, 1 girl). Baltimore archdiocese learned about the children and fired Cristancho from parish in 7/02. Privileges removed in 2004. In 2006 DSS found sexual abuse of both boys, including oral sex. Mother reported a possible third victim. Maryland appeals court gave custody to mother in 10/08. Cristancho denied abuse. Arrested in 9/17, charged with making and possessing child pornography. Detectives found photos of little boys on Cristancho's electronic devices in his home, and on a memory card in a safe.

Fr. Robert B. Cullen

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Accused on 3/1/07 in testimony before the Maryland legislature of sexually abusing a grade-school girl and others in the 1960s. The girl's mother allegedly reported the abuse repeatedly to another Jesuit in the late 1960s and to another sometime after 1982. Cullen remained in ministry. He died 2/5/05. Worked in many dioceses. On Jesuits Maryland Province list 12/17/19. Allegations of abuse late 1960s-1980s in Maryland. Added to Baltimore archdiocese's list in 2/19. On the Charlotte diocese's list 12/29/19.

Fr. Paul Daleo

Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1977
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Accused of molesting two youths. Confronted with allegations in 1993 and sent for treatment. Reassigned to an office job but left the order in 2003. One confidential settlement for $100K in 1995; another in 1996. Two new civil suits filed in 2008 and two other accusers known. Living in Jersey City 11/08 and performing baptisms, funeral rites and weddings. Another civil suit filed 3/09. 9 accusers settled 11/11 as part of $7M total settlement. Reportedly in one case, Daleo abused a 4th grade boy in the 1970s, continuing for 4 years.

Fr. Joseph A. Davies

Ordained: 2021
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Monsignor. Parish priest, prep school chaplain, prison chaplain, archdiocesan Director of Catholic Boy Scouts, active in Volunteers for America, where he worked at two facilities for children. Died 2/3/92. In 1993 the archdiocese received multiple allegations of child sexual abuse against Davies. One man alleged abuse in the 1960s at St. Joseph's in Hagerstown. The allegations were not announced publicly until 8/13/15 in an archdiocesan press release, which stated a man alleged abuse by Davies as a child in the 1950s. The statement acknowledged there were other allegations, without elaborating. On archdiocese's 12/14/18 list; it notes numerous allegations of child sex abuse received against Davies.

Fr. Richard Deakin

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Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1985
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Convicted in 1990 of molesting a 13-year-old girl 1986-88. Given 15-year suspended sentence and 5 years probation. Civil suit filed in 1/92; settled out of court in 9/93. Archdiocese knew of his history of deviant sexual behavior. In 1987 (after he yelled obscenities and exposed himself to a woman), the Capuchins transferred him to Pittsburgh. Seminary officials knew of use of church money for x-rated movies and porn before ordination. Left priesthood in 1988 and married. Dismissed from clerical state 12/29/92. Became licensed social worker, began work with the V.A. in 1996. Included on the Baltimore archdiocese's 2002 list of accused religious priests and brothers.

Fr. Alfred A. Dean

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Order: SSJ
Ordained: 1989
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Suspended in 2002 after allegations that he molested a 14-year-old boy in 4/02 at St. Francis Xavier parish in East Baltimore. Archdiocese said in 9/02 that the allegation did not "appear...credible" but investigation revealed "significant issues of concern about...fitness for ministry with minors." He resigned and was placed on leave by his Order. Indicted on criminal charges in 5/03; criminal charges dismissed by judge "at the request of the victim's family" in 12/03. On the Baltimore archdiocese's list 7/23/19.

Fr. Francis G. DeLuca

Ordained: 1958
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Barred from ministry, sent for counseling and retired after multiple accusations in 1993 of abuse in the 1960s. Criminally charged in 10/06 with abuse of a 12-13 year old youth in Syracuse, NY around 2000. Name on list released in 11/06. Pleaded guilty 6/28/07. Sentenced to 60 days in jail and 6 years probation in 9/07. One suit settled in 2/08. Multiple suits filed 2008-2009. Laicized in 8/08. Diocese filed bankruptcy 10/09. Judge found for plaintiff in civil trial in 11/10. Damages awarded 12/2/10. Personnel file released in 2/12. Accused in a suit in 8/19 of abusing a boy, age 10 or 11, in 1955 at Camp Tekakwitha in Lake Luzerne NY.

Fr. Martin H. Demek

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Pastor from 2010 of Corpus Christi in Baltimore. In 4/21 the Archdiocese announced the suspension of Demek from ministry, due to an allegation that he sexually abused a child during 1989-94, beginning when the child was age 11. Demek was pastor of St. Bartholomew's in Manchester, MD during the time of the alleged abuse. The allegation had been received in 1/21. Demek denied the charges.

Fr. Douglas W. Dempster

Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

In late 1960s, Dempster was given the responsibility of investigating allegations against his close friend, Rev. Frank DeLuca. He told the complaining family to never speak of the matter again; the family thus thought the church was taking care of the matter. Name on list of abusive priests released by Bishop Saltarelli 11/16/06. Dempster was removed from ministry in 1993. Claim settled. Suit filed against him personally. Last known to be living in MD. Personnel file released in 2/12.

Br. Donald Dimitroff

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Order: FSC
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Name appears on Baltimore archdiocese's 9/02 list of religious priests and brothers accused of sexual abuse. Had been with his order about 26 years. Order told the Archdiocese in 1997 that an individual alleged sexual abuse by Dimitroff in the early 1980s, possibly at Bishop Walsh High School. Dimitroff lived at Christian Brothers residence at Calvert Hall High School 1992-2002. Adjunct faculty member at Loyola College, per 5/08 website.

Fr. James H. Dowdy

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Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Accused in 1993 of sexual abuse in the late 1970s-early 1980s. Admitted to sexual abuse involving two minors. Removed from his position, faculties removed. Still on leave per 2002 Catholic Directory. Name appeared on 9/02 list of 50+ priests and brothers from the Baltimore Archdiocese accused of sexually abusing minors.

Br. Robert Drelich

Order: OSFS
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Oblates of St. Francis de Sales in DE and PA announced settlement 8/4/11 with 40 victims of sexual abuse who filed suits in DE. Plaintiffs to share in $24.8M settlement as will 150 victims who settled earlier with the Wilmington diocese. One of the terms was that the Order release names of 12 Oblates with substantiated allegations of abuse. Drelich is one of the 12. Removed from ministry in 2010. Living in 2011 in a monitored location in MD.

Fr. Edward F. Dudzinski, Jr.

Ordained: 1978
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Diocese knew prior to ordination about behavior with boys. Accused in 1985 of abusing a boy; placed on leave. Boy sued in 1989; settled with diocese. Dudzinski was sent for treatment. Put on probation by VA Board of Counseling 10/10/02 for boundary violations with two boys he was counseling. Ordered 5/16/03 to surrender counseling license after Board learned of the 1989 suit. Named in a 11/08 civil suit by family of youth who died by suicide in 1987. Judge upheld right to sue in 5/09. Laicized. Another suit filed 5/09.

Fr. John H. Duggan

Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

After training in Boston MA and then Albany NY, was in Scranton diocese, Archdioceses of Baltimore, Philadelphia, Chicago, Nigeria, Diocese of Camden, then back to Scranton. Worked in high schools and parishes. Sent for psych eval 1993; admitted to sex abuse of young children in early priesthood. Returned to ministry, restricted. Report 12/96 of sex abuse by Duggan of a teen boy in the 1970s at the Jesuit house in Scranton. Restricted by Scranton Bishop Timlin to convent and prison ministry. Allegation in 2002 to Archdiocese of Baltimore of sex abuse of a child late 1960s - early 1970s. Assigned to Loyola Blakefield High those years. Included on archdiocese's 9/02 list. Per Official Catholic Directory he was at a Jesuit residence at the U. of Scranton 1995-2005, but Provincial in 5/02 assured a victim that Duggan had been removed from the Jesuit Community in Scranton. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report, as John M. Duggan. Died 1/10/04. On Scranton diocese's list 8/19/18.

Fr. Frederick H. Duke

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Ordained: 1942
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

In 1988, the archdiocese received an allegation against Duke of sexualy abuse. At that time Duke admitted to sexually abusing numerous minors 1949 -61. He died in 1992. Name appeared on 9/02 list of priests and religious brothers in the Baltimore archdiocese who had been accused of child sexual abuse. Worked at Shrine of the Little Flower school.

Fr. Gerald M. Dunne

Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1977
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Placed on leave by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia after a lawsuit was filed in 6/09 in Delaware alleging abuse of a youth approximately 30 years previously at Salesianum High School in Wilmington. Dunne had passed both the Archdiocesan and Order's screening procedures. He denied the allegation.

Fr. Luigi Esposito

Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Ordained in Italy. Assigned to Our Lady of Pompei in Highlandtown since 1964, pastor since 1987. Taught, coached and was Athletic Director of the parish school 1964-1987. Incardinated into the Archdiocese in 2000. Suspended from ministry in 5/18 after the diocese received an allegation that he had abused a 14-year-old on multiple occasions in the 1970s. He denied the abuse. Baltimore police were investigating. On archdiocese's list 12/14/18. It notes another allegation of abuse of a teenage minor and another teen girl. Removed from ministry, faculties removed.

Fr. Kenneth Farabaugh

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Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Archdiocese learned of allegations from a third party in 1993. Individual denied making the accusations and Farabaugh also denied, so matter dropped. In 2000 the same individual met with the archdiocese and provided detailed allegations of sexual abuse. Farabaugh was under investigation by police and the archdiocese at time of his death in car accident in 12/00. (His car ran off the road and struck a tree). Name appeared on Baltimore's 9/26/02 list of abusers.

Br. Robert Flaherty

Ordained: 2021
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Joined Xaverian Brothers 9/79, took vows in 1980s. Suspended from ministry in 8/18 during investigation by state's attorney of allegations Flaherty sexually abused a minor in the mid-1980s. Baltimore Police initiated an investigation in 4/18. Taught at Mount St. Joseph school 1972-1993 and 2008-2010. Taught in KY 1994-1999. Teaching at St. John's Prep in Danvers MA when suspended; was there 1999-2007, returning in 2010.

Fr. Joseph J. Gallagher

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Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Former editor of The Catholic Review. Retired in 1985. Name on archdiocese list of accused priests 9/02, which notes accusation in 1986 of abuse of a 14-year-old boy in 1980. Accuser met with officials in 1993. "Gallagher admitted inappropriate conduct and his faculties to perform ministry were removed." Gallagher objected to his inclusion on the list, saying the "incident involved only a massage of a 14-year-old boy that occurred 21 years ago but involved "no genital touching.'" Died in 2015.

Fr. Steven P. Girard

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Ordained: 1975
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

In 4/04 a man alleged abuse by Girard when he was a boy in the early 1990s. Police notified; archdiocese investigated. Girard denied allegation. Not on archdiocese's list of active priests in 2008. Received one year probation in 2002 after telling police he was the victim of a car jacking. Instead, he had picked up a male prostitute and the man stole his car. Accuser died by suicide in 2005; his parents sued in 12/07. On archdiocese's list 7/23/19. Deceased.

Fr. Richard N. Grant

Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1968
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Accused in a suit filed in 4/09 of repeated sexual abuse of a high school boy in 1982-84, starting when the boy was 16. The principal of the school, James W. O'Neill (accused by another student), apparently knew about Grant's abuse of the boy. Grant reportedly became a parish priest in FL in 1992 and died of AIDS in 1993. Name released as part of Oblate $24.8M settlement with 40 individuals in 8/11. Assigned at one time to Salesianum School.

Fr. Peter P. Harney

Ordained: 1953
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

From Ireland. Graduated from St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore. Spent his entire career in MD and DE. Retired in 12/74. Died 04/16/00. Apparently he was named in a civil suit filed in DE in 2009; his personnel file was to be released in 11/09 by the Wilmington diocese as part of the diocese's bankruptcy filing. File released in 2/12.

Fr. John X. Harvey

Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Oblates in DE and PA announced settlement 8/4/11 with 40 victims of sexual abuse who filed suits in DE. Plaintiffs to share in $24.8M settlement as well as 150 victims who settled earlier with the Wilmington diocese. One of the terms was that the Order release names of 12 Oblates with substantiated allegations of abuse. Harvey was one of the 12. He died in 1971. of Assignments included Salesianum School.

Fr. John F. Heckel

Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1944
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Assigned to St. Anthony of Padua in Wilmington 1960-61. Accused of abuse by one person at Salesianum High School in 1969 in a suit filed 6/15/09. Died 6/21/02. Oblates in DE and PA announced settlement 8/4/11 with 40 victims of who filed suits in DE. Plaintiffs will share in $24.8M settlement as will 150 victims who settled earlier with Wilmington Diocese. One of terms was that Order release names of 12 Oblates with substantiated allegations of abuse. Heckel (spelled Heckle) was on the list.

Fr. Marion Francis Helowicz

Ordained: 1974
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Pleaded guilty in 1988 to abusing a learning-disabled teenage boy for 18 months (7/82 - 2/84). Sentenced to 6 months in jail, suspended for 2 years, and 200 hours community service. Privileges were removed. In 2/90 a civil suit was settled out of court; terms not revealed. Between 1990 and 1993 two other individuals came forward to allege abuse in the early 1980s. Named on Baltimore's 9/26/02 list.

Fr. Harold Hermley

Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Accused in a 4/09 civil suit of abusing a boy 1970-72, while the boy was a student at Salesianum School and during visits to NJ and Philadelphia. Taught at Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria, VA 1964-67; removed after possible allegations. Transferred to Philadelphia in 1972. Oblates in DE and PA announced $24.8M settlement 8/4/11 with 40 victims who filed suits in DE. One of terms was release of names of 12 Oblates with substantiated allegations of abuse. Hermley was on list. Died in 1983.

Fr. George L. Hopkins

Ordained: 1939
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Named publicly as accused in the Baltimore archdiocese's revised list 4/24/19. Allegation to archdiocese in 2002 of abuse in the early 1950s (Hopkins was promoted from assistant chancellor to vice chancellor in 1952). The Los Angeles archdiocese informed Baltimore in 2007 that Hopkins was also accused of sexually assaulting an adult in the early 1950s. Hopkins was Chancellor of the archdiocese 1954-1965, was given the title monsignor in 1956, and was also an archdiocesan Consultor, and Rural Dean 1965-1968. According to the archdiocese's list, 'Hopkins left the priesthood in 1969 and later died.'

Fr. Joseph H. Hopkins

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Ordained: 1936
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Named publicly as accused by the Baltimore archdiocese on its list 4/24/19. Assigned to St Ambrose church 1936-1943 and St Cecilia church 1943-1949. Transferred to Wheeling WV in 1949, when Francis P Keough was archbishop of Baltimore (1947-1961) and John J Swint was bishop of Wheeling-Charleston (1922-1962). Later incardinated into Wheeling-Charleston diocese, where he worked at St Peter's in Wheeling and St Xavier in Moundsville. Died 8/19/61, when he was absent on leave. Allegation in 1995 of abuse in 1948.

Fr. Robert F. Hopkins

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Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

In 1995 two individuals alleged sexual abuse by Hopkins in the 1970s. Eight others also came forward. When confronted, Hopkins admitted to sexual misconduct with minors from 1950s to early 1980s at five different parishes. Faculties removed. Named on Baltimore's 9/26/02 list of abusive priests. Died in 12/06.

Fr. William E. Irwin

Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

In 4/02 an anonymous caller accused Irwin of child abuse years prior. Irwin reported the call to diocesan officials; he was removed from active ministry. He was semi-retired at the time the allegations were made. Police said not enough info to justify an official investigation. Per a 1/03 article, Irwin had officially resigned from his position and could no longer function as a priest. Worked in MD 1976-1986 before returning to Wilmington. Died in 2005. Records released in 2/12.

Fr. Dennis Killion

Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1980
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Removed in 8/08 when civil suit(s) alleged abuse of four boys at Salesianum High in Wilmington in the mid-1980s. Two reported abuse at the time; Order did nothing. Worked in MD and in Ft. Meyers FL at Bishop Verot High 2006-2008. Had just been assigned to St. Bedethe Venerable in Holland PA when allegations were made. More suits filed 9/08-4/10. All claims with the diocese settled in 2/11. Two men settled with the Oblates in 2/11 for $700K each. Name released as part of 8/11 Oblate $24.8M settlement with 40 individuals.

Fr. Paul Knapp

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Order: CSsR
Ordained: 1972
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Name appeared on Baltimore's 9/02 list of priests, religious priests and brothers accused of sexual misconduct. The Archdiocese learned from the Redemptorists in 1993 that an individual alleged sexual abuse by Knapp about 20 years previously. Knapp was associate pastor at St. Mary (Annapolis) from 1973 to 1981. Assigned 1981-83 to a parish in the Toledo diocese. He left the priesthood in 1995 and was laicized in 2006. Added to the Toledo diocese's list in 2019.

Fr. Michael Kolodziej

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Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Ordained for the Buffalo diocese before joining Order in 1978. Former Minister Provincial of the Order. Worked in MD, NY, MA and GA as teacher, including in Springfield MA diocese. Principal of Cardinal O'Hara High in Buffalo diocese 1982-88, and assistant principal at St. Francis High 1979-82. In 11/13 a former student of Archbishop Curley High in Baltimore alleged that Kolodziej abused him on several occasions 1975-79 while "wrestling." Suspended by order from public ministry; archdiocese removed his faculties. Police were investigating. On Atlanta archdiocese's list 11/6/18. On Buffalo diocese's list updated 11/5/18. On Baltimore's list 9/5/19.

Fr. William Earl Krouse

Ordained: 1973
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Former pastor of St. Francis Catholic Deaf Center in Prince George Co., MD. Arrested in FL 3/96 after former student accused him of abuse 1968-72. He admitted the abuse and was jailed in FL while awaiting extradition. Voluntarily left active priesthood about 1986 but still shown on leave per 1990 Catholic directory. Also known as Jay Krouse. Sentenced 11/96 to 10 years in prison for abusing 6 deaf boys 1970-78. Included on Archdiocese of WDC's 10/15/18 list. Added to Baltimore archdiocese's list in 2/19.

Fr. Joseph Kruse

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Ordained: 1983
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Admitted in 1987 to sexual abuse mid- to late- 1980s. Removed from his parish. Received treatment, assigned to hospital ministry. Left ministry in 1989. Shown as absent on sick leave in 1988 Catholic Directory and "absent on leave" per the 1990 and 1995 editions. Name is on Baltimore's 9/26 list of abusive priests.

Br. Xavier Langan

Order: FSC
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Accused in 2003 of sexually abusing a Calvert Hall College High School student in 1969. In 2004, the school acknowledged the accusation and another by an older alumnus. Aka Br. Geoffrey Xavier. Added to the Baltimore archdiocese's list 4/24/19. It notes having received an allegation in 2002 and receipt of allegations of abuse from additional former Calvert High students. Langan was at the school 1942-1952 and 1960-1985. He died in 1985.

Fr. James V. Lannon

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Ordained: 1931
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

First named publicly as accused on the archdiocese's list 10/15/18. Archdiocese first received report of abuse in 1953. Suspended in 1953 and 1954. Returned to ministry after evaluation. Permanently removed from parish ministry in 1958. Died in 1984. On Baltimore archdiocese's list 4/24/19. It notes a woman alleged in 2002 abuse by Lannon in the mid-1930s. Assigned to Baltimore parishes 1933-1943. Became priest of Washington DC archdiocese when it was established in the 1940s.

Fr. Ross A. LaPorta

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Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

LaPorta was on 9/25/02 Keeler list as having been accused by one person in 1999 of sexual abuse in 1960s. He denied but faculties removed. List has LaPorta recently retired when allegation made. The 1999 Directory is first that reports him as retired and also lists him as monsignor. Later Directories show him retired in Little River SC, not a monsignor, and pastor emeritus at St. Mark's in Catonsville; 5 other priests who worked there are accused. Still in SC in 2007; not in 2009 Directory. Per Baltimore list 7/23/19, deceased.

Fr. Regis F. Larkin

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Ordained: 1945
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

First named publicly as accused by the Baltimore archdiocese on its list 4/16/19. The archdiocese received an allegation in 1992 of abuse by Larkin in the late 1970s to early 1980s, when he was pastor at St Patrick's in Cumberland. Another allegation was received in 2002 of abuse in the mid-1950s at Larkin's first assignment, St Michael's in Frostburg. Worked in archdiocesan parishes 1945-1980. Died on 6/23/81.

Fr. Thomas B. Lee

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

From Korea. In 1993 an individual alleged sexual abuse by Lee in the early 1970s. Baltimore informed the Archdiocese of Seoul, South Korea of the charges. Lee had been studying at Johns Hopkins University at the time of the alleged abuse. Lee's name appears on a 9/02 list of priests from other dioceses who were accused of abuse in the Baltimore archdiocese.

Fr. Francis J. Lefevre

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Ordained: 1971
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Faculties removed in 1987 after an allegation of abuse. LeFevre admitted to having engaged in sexual misconduct with numerous minors in the 1970s and 1980s. He continued to work as a statistics expert for the archdiocese until 1995, when a lawsuit alleged LeFevre abused a minor, age 11 until high school. This abuse was reported to the archdiocese in 1992.

Fr. Robert F. Lentz

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Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Baltimore officials placed Lentz on leave in 12/02 after allegations surfaced that he abused two boys in mid- to late-1960s. Lentz denied the accusations. The alleged victims came forward after the archdiocese published names of 56 other priests and brothers accused of abuse. Not on list of active priests in the Baltimore archdiocese per its website 5/25/08. Died 09/18/07.

Fr. Alfred John Lind, Jr.

Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Accused of abuse of two boys in their early teens between 1963-65. The first boy Lind allegedly abused was at St. Catherine of Siena.The second boy was allegedly abused after Lind was transferred in 1965. Removed from active ministry in 1966. Died in 1997. One man received a $68K settlement in 2004. Diocese was negotiating with the second man in 2005. Named on the diocese's 1/06 list of abusive priests. Named in new civil suit by a man in 1/09. Personnel files released in 2/12.

Fr. John L. Lippold

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Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Retired in 2009. Archdiocese learned in 10/10 of allegation that he had abused a minor female over a two-year period in the late 1960s, while assigned to Saints Phillip & James Parish. Archdiocese notified police who told them not to pursue investigation or contact Lippold during police investigation. In 4/11, investigation stalled; archdiocese was allowed to talk with accuser and with Lippold, who denied the allegations. He was removed at that time. On archdiocese's list 9/5/19. Deceased.

Fr. Robert J. Lochner

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

First named publicly as accused by the Baltimore archdiocese on its list 4/16/19, where it is stated that multiple allegations of abuse were received starting in 2002. But in the 4/24/19 list, that account has been revised to state that multiple allegations began arriving in 1993. Abuse alleged to have occurred in the 1950s and 1960s. Assigned to archdiocesan parishes 1956-1967. Died on 12/9/67.

Fr. Anthony Lorento

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Order: SAC
Ordained: 1972
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

In 1994 an individual alleged to the archdiocese that Lorento had abused him. Archdiocese told the Pallotines. Lorento does not appear in the 2002 Official Catholic Directory. In the 1993 Directory, he is shown working in New York. Name appeared on 9/02 Archdiocese of Baltimore list of religious priests and brothers who had been accused of child sexual abuse.

Fr. George B. Loskarn

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Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Accused in 2002 of sexual abuse in the late 1960s of a teenage boy. Admitted the abuse, placed on leave. Abuse occurred during Loskarn's first assignment after ordination and apparently took place during an out-of-state trip. Name appears on the Baltimore archdiocese's 9/02 list. Per the archdiocese's updated list 7/23/19, Laskarn is deceased.

Fr. Leonard J. Mackiewicz

Ordained: 1957
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Credible allegations of abuse. Named in a civil suit filed in 10/94 (shortly after his death) which alleged abuse of a youth in 1987. Removed from ministry in 1987. Name on list of abusive priests released by Bishop Saltarelli on 11/16/06. A woman filed a civil suit in 8/08 alleging abuse in 1966 when she was 13. Suit also alleges that there were nine other victims, including two minor males. A man filed a separate suit in 8/08, claiming abuse in 1970. Two suits filed in 9/08. Personnel files released in 2/12.

Fr. E. Neil Magnus

Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

A woman received "acknowledgment of crimes" and financial assistance for counseling from the archdiocese in 11/16 due to her claims of rape by Magnus and another priest, Rev. Joseph Maskell. Magnus was Keough High School's Religious Services Director, Maskell was chaplain and counselor. Per the woman they raped her at a CYO picnic in 9/70, when she was age 14 and a new Keough student. She said Magnus showed up in a police car and that the rape occurred after she was given a drink that weakened her. She said Maskell watched, then also raped her, and that his assaults continued through her high school years. She claimed, too, that on one occasion a Baltimore police officer joined Maskell and, after paying the priest, raped her. Magnus died 11/27/88. Magnus has been accused by at least one other former student, and Maskell by many. Both men have been implicated in the unsolved 1969 murder of Sr. Cathy Cesnik, to whom girls had confided abuse. On archdiocese's list 12/14/18.

Fr. Kenneth J. Martin

Ordained: 1989
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Arrested 2001 for perpetrating child sex abuse while a lay teacher at Loyola Blakefield H.S. in the 1970s. Adjudicated in 12/01, no trial. Court ruled "probation before judgment." On list of abusive priests released by Bishop Saltarelli 11/16/06. Also on list released by Baltimore Archdiocese in 9/02. "Formally barred" by Vatican in 9/08. Worked for entity owned by Chicago Archdiocese for several years after sentence. Wilmington paid cash payments until 11/09. Blocked release of personnel files 12/12. Pension reinstated by court in 12/12.

Fr. A. Joseph Maskell

Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Parish priest, Keough High chaplain & counselor, police chaplain. Per 1994 lawsuit, abused girls at Keough, late 1960s-early 70s. Subject of investigation into 1969 murder of Sr. Catherine Cesnik. Student said she told Sr. Cathy of abuse by Maskell; Sr. Cathy soon missing, later found murdered. The former student said in 1994 that Maskell drove her to a remote area and showed her the body. Archdiocese settled with her 1/17. Another former student said two police officers sexually abused her while Maskell looked on. Said to have drugged victims and shown gun. Placed on leave 1992; reinstated 1993-94. Removed again 1994 after new allegations. Fled to Ireland; worked as psychologist, including with children. Died 2001. By 5/17 archd paid $472K to 16 people with accusations vs Maskell. One man said Maskell sexually abused him as an 8th grade altar boy and his mother told archdiocese 5/67; Maskell was then moved to Keough. An Irish accuser surfaced 5/17. HSE investigating 6/17.

Fr. Arthur R. Maurer

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Order: SSJ
Ordained: 1947
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Maurer pleaded guilty in 1993 to federal charges of fondling a 12-year-old boy in 1992 on a cruise ship based in Port Canaveral, FL. Before plea, he was sent to Toronto for treatment. He was apparently retired and living in Baltimore 1992-93, but the 1993 Catholic Directory shows he was affiliated with Galveston-Houston Diocese. He died in 1993. Obit was in Houston TX newspaper. Worked in New Orleans 1949-58. Name on 9/02 list from Archdiocese of Baltimore of religious priests and brothers accused of sexual abuse of children.

Fr. John M. McDevitt

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Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Accused in a 4/09 civil suit of abusing a student at Salesianum School in Wilmington during student's junior year 1985-86. Same plaintiff also alleged abuse by Dennis Killion. Worked in DE, PA and NJ. Died in 10/99. In 6/09, nephew of Cardinal John J.O'Connor of NY filed suit in DE alleging abuse by McDevitt in Philadelphia in early 1990s. This was after order had already removed him from a school. Name released as part of 8/11 Oblate $24.8M settlement with 40 individuals. Name included on Harrisburg diocese's 8/1/18 list, accused after his death of having kissed a child. Included in the PA Grand Jury Report 8/13/18.

Fr. Harold V. McGovern

Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Oblates in DE and PA announced settlement 8/4/11 with 40 victims who filed suits in DE. Plaintiffs to share in $24.8M settlement as will 150 who settled earlier with Wilmington diocese. One of terms was that Order release names of 12 Oblates with substantiated allegations of abuse. McGovern is one of the 12. Was also pastor and sole priest at Holy Cross church in Kennersville in the Charlotte NC diocese 1980-86. Not indexed in the Directory in the year before and the year after this assignment. Removed from ministry 2008. Living in monitored location in Washington DC. One of his assignments was at Salesianum School. On Charlotte diocese's list 12/29/19. Added to the Raleigh diocese's list in 3/21.

Fr. Joseph A. McGovern

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Ordained: 1979
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Extern priest from Wilmington, DE diocese. Sent to Philadelphia to study after abuse allegations in DE. Began saying mass without permission and was asked to leave. Listed in Philadelphia 2005 Grand Jury Report. Name also appears on list of abusive priests released by Bishop Saltarelli 11/16/06. Removed from ministry in 1986. Last known to be living in Philadelphia. Wilmington continued to pay his pension and health benefits. Personnel file released 2/12.

Fr. M. Francis McGrath

Ordained: 1978
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Attended seminary in Baltimore MD 1972-74 and again 1976-77. Ordained in 1978 for the Diocese of Trenton NJ. In 1995 a man told the Baltimore archdiocese McGrath sexually abused him as a minor in the 1970s, while McGrath was in seminary. Baltimore informed Trenton; McGrath acknowledged he sexual abused "three or four victims" during his time in Trenton. His status from then was "leave of absence" until 2002, when another person alleged abuse in the 1970s. On Trenton diocese's list 2/13/19. Removed from ministry. Per news in 6/20, McGrath was named in two lawsuits, one alleging abuse in 1983 of a boy, age 17, at St. Anthony's in Hamilton NJ, the other claiming abuse of a boy, age 11, in 1978. A 7/29/20 suit alleged abuse in the early 1980s of a Red Bank Catholic High student.

Fr. Ronald N. Michaud

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Ordained: 1973
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

A man reported to the Baltimore archdiocese in 1979 that Michaud abused him as a minor in the mid-1970s. Michaud had worked in MD in 1973-78, before transferring to the Diocese of Portland, ME. Name released by Portland bishop in 1/07. Michaud had been placed on leave in 1989. Bishop recommended laicization but matter was still pending with the Vatican. Suit filed in 9/07 by a man alleging abuse as a boy in the early 1980s. Judge awarded plaintiff $4.4M judgment against Michaud (who had no assets) in 7/09. Plaintiff had earlier settled with the diocese.

Fr. William J. Migliorini

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Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

The archdiocese announced on 11/4/19 that it was adding Migliorini to its list of accused clergy. A first accuser came forward to the archdiocese in 1995, alleging abuse as a child by Migliorini in the 1960s. In 2019 a second person alleged abuse by the priest while he was assigned to Shrine of the Sacred Heart 1965-73. Migliorini died in 1992.

Fr. John Joseph Mike, Jr.

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Ordained: 1975
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Several individuals came forward beginning in 1987 to allege physical and sexual abuse by Mike. In 1987 his faculties were removed by Archdiocese. Also in 1987 criminal charges were brought against him for whipping a 17-year-old youth, hanging the youth upside down from a basketball backboard and striking him on the buttocks with a table tennis paddle. Pleaded guilty 9/87. Sentenced to 5 years of supervised probation.

Fr. Timothy F. Mullen

Order: OPraem
Ordained: 1973
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Named in Whitwell v. Archmere et al. as a "sexual predator" whom the Norbertines "chose to move ... around over the years rather than defrock [him], report [him] to the civil authorities or warn the general public." Named Prior of Archmere Academy in 1993. Died 1/29/04. Court papers in DE bankruptcy said he participated in gang rape of one youth who later died by suicide.

Fr. Timothy Murphy

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Order: OSST
Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

In 1999 an individual alleged sexual abuse in the late 1960s to early 1970s. Archdiocese of Baltimore informed the order; Murphy's faculties were removed. Per the 2002 Catholic Directory, he was still assigned to Holy Trinity Monastery in Baltimore, where he has been assigned since 1991. Name appeared on Baltimore's 9/02 list of abusive priests. Per Baltimore's list 7/23/19, Murphy is deceased.

Fr. James Glenn Murray

Ordained: 1979
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Initial report made in 2005 that Murray had improperly touched a minor in the 1980s, while assigned to St. Frances-Charles Hall, later known as St. Frances Academy; allegations could not be verified. Permanently removed from active ministry by Jesuits in 6/11 after new investigation. Taught at Gonzaga College High School 1974-76 and had recently been assigned to St. Aloysius Parish. Last known to be living in a monitored residence within the Jesuit Community. On the Raleigh diocese's list in 10/18. On the MD Province Jesuits' list in 12/18. On Baltimore's list 7/23/19.

Fr. Robert Victor Newman

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Order: SC
Ordained: 1981
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

The Baltimore archdiocese learned in 1987 that Newman had admitted to sexually abusing several minors in the 1970s-1980s and then told his Order. Order removed him from his assignment, which he had had since 1982. Police investigated in 1987; no charges filed. Newman was working in the Hartford CT diocese in 2002 when he was placed on leave after the past allegation was found a during review of Baltimore priest files. Newman had been at the parish since 1990. Included on the Baltimore archdiocese's list in 9/02 of accused religious priests and brothers.

Fr. Francis L. Norris

Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Died: 03/24/1985
Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Lawsuit filed 11/30/07 claimed Norris attempted rape in 1962 of a boy attending Salesianum School. Suit alleged school, order and diocese had prior knowledge of abuse by Norris. He died in 1985. In 4/09 three more plaintiffs filed suit claiming abuse at the same school. Case against diocese settled 10/30/09. Jury found order liable 11/09 but awarded no damages. New trial ordered 2/22/11. Name released as part of 8/11 Oblate $24.8M settlement with 40 individuals.

Fr. John Francis O’Brien

Order: CFC
Ordained: 1962
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Accused in 6/09 civil suit of abusing one anonymous plaintiff in early 1960s. Director of CYO between 1962-2003. Died 1/03. Diocese said there had been no previous complaints. Personnal file to be released 11/09. New lawsuit filed 6/10 re abuse in 1960

Fr. James W. O’Neill

Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1967
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Accused in 2004 DE suit of abuse of a youth 1976-1985. Moved to Philadelphia in 1985 after complaint. Working in Charlotte, NC when suit was filed. Removed 2003. In 12/06, Court ruled that suit could go forward but not on original claim from 1985. Did not appear for depo because he was ministering in South Africa. O'Neill admitted the abuse. Order settled 3/08. Diocese settled 5/08. Name released as part of 8/11 Oblate $24.8M settlement with 40 individuals. Living in monitored setting. On Charlotte diocese's list 12/29/19.

Fr. Henry O’Toole

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Order: CSsR
Ordained: 1944
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

O'Toole is alleged to have abused one individual during early the 1970s. Archdiocese told the Redemptorists. O'Toole had served in the Baltimore Archdiocese 1962-83. Name appears on Baltimore Diocese's 9/02 list of accused religious priests and brothers. Shown in Venice Diocese per 1988 Catholic Directory, in Miami per 1990 edition, and in Orlando per 1995 and 2002 editions.

Seminarian Brian Keith Olkowski

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Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Olkowski, a 22-year-old seminarian in Scranton PA, was dismissed from seminary in 1/95 when he pleaded guilty to charges that in 1994 he plied a 14-year-old boy in the Baltimore area with beer then molested him. Olkowski had been working for the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Sentenced in 1995 to 5 years in jail (all but one suspended), counseling, 500 hours community service, and 5 years probation after release from prison.

Fr. Henry A. Paul

Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1941
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Oblates in DE and PA announced settlement 8/4/11 with 40 victims of sexual abuse who filed suits in DE. Plaintiffs to share in $24.8M settlement and 150 victims who settled earlier with Wilmington Diocese. One of terms was that Order release names of 12 Oblates with substantiated allegations of abuse. Paul was one. Assignments included Salesianum School in DE, also worked in Dioceses of Erie, Allentown, Buffalo, and the archdioceses of Philadelphia and New York. Named in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Report 4/79 to Allentown diocese that Paul was molesting little girls at Sacred Heart in New Philadelphia. Another claim a few months later re a young girl. Left diocese, assigned to St. Joachim in Philadelphia. Died 1982.

Fr. Dennis A. Pecore

Order: SDS
Ordained: 1982
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Convicted in 1987 of sex assault of a teenage boy over 3-year period. Placed on probation and ordered to serve year in jail on work-release program. Convicted in 1994 of molesting a second boy 1989-92 (his nephew) during work-release. (Worked at a care center for elderly priests). Sentenced to 12 years prison and probation. Accused in 2002 of abuse in Baltimore 1975-76 when he was a religious brother. Named in at least two civil suits. Released from prison in 2/02. On sex offender registry. Laicized" in 1995. New lawsuit filed 10/6/16 v Phoenix diocese, Salvatorians and parish where early 1980s abuse of boy alleged.

Fr. William J. Porter

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

The diocese announced 7/25/19 that Porter was removed from ministry and his faculties suspended due to an accusation it received 3/1/19 of "sexual misconduct" with a teenager 38 years prior. Per the diocese, state police closed its investigation 7/19/19 due to the statute of limitations. The abuse allegedly occurred at Our Lady of Fatima in New Castle. Wilmington police were continuing to investigate similar allegations. Assignments included parish priest, pastor, high school teacher and principal.

Fr. Walter D. Power

Ordained: 1952
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Credible allegation of abuse. Name first released on list of abusive priests released by Bishop Saltarelli 11/16/06. Retired in 1983; Died in 1998. Named in a civil suit filed in 9/08 in DE by a man who alleged abuse at Saint Helena Church in Wilmington in the 1950s. Suit says DE officials knew of Power's history and transferred him to MD about 1957. Also named in a 9/08 suit in DE by a man who alleged abuse in MD 1952-54. New suit filed in 6/10 claimed abuse in the 1970s. Personnel files released in 2/12.

Fr. James Edward Richardson

Ordained: 1965
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Placed on leave in 6/09 after accused by an anonymous plaintiff in a newly-filed civil suit. Plaintiff said he was abused on two occasions in the 1960s. Richardson denied all accusations. Worked since 1982 as a drug and alcohol counselor. In 1989 he was assigned to Center for Pastoral Care. Part-time chaplain of St. Edmond's Academy. Faculties restored by Diocese 11/19/09 after investigation could not find credible evidence. Died 02/14/14.

Fr. Francis J. Rogers

Ordained: 1981
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Credible allegation of abuse of a minor in 1981. Removed from ministry 2003. Name appears on list of abusive priests released by Bishop Saltarelli 11/16/06. Fighting release of personnel files in 2/12.

Fr. Charles O. Rouse

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Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Rouse admitted in 1995 that he had engaged in sexual misconduct with minors in the 1970s. Facts came out in 1995 during Rouse's second leave of absence for treatment of alcoholism; the Attorney General's office was notified. His privileges were removed as well. A 7/97 news article referred to him as a priest on leave from the archdiocese doing graduate work at Washington University in St. Louis.

Fr. Thomas A. Rydzewski

Ordained: 1998
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Arrested for possession of child pornography and internet child pornography in 12/01. Sent to St. Luke's Institute for treatment. Pleaded guilty in 7/02. Sentenced to 27 months in prison in 11/02. Released 11/15/04. Caught in "Operation Candyman" sting. Name appeared on Baltimore Archdiocese's 9/02 list of priests accused of abuse. On MD sex offender registry as of 1/12.

Fr. John A. Sarro

Ordained: 1979
Status: Charged

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Credible allegation of abuse, stemming from early 1980s while working in Papua New Guinea. Diocese said it learned of this in 1997; removed from ministry 1998. Name first released by Bishop Saltarelli 11/16/06 on list of abusive priests. Living in monitored religious community in Maryland. As of 11/09 Diocese was still paying his pension and health benefits and paying $4,000/mo for his assisted living expenses. Personnel files released 2/12. Bishop said diocese applied for laicization in 2009, but Vatican did not approve. Sarro charged in 1/18 with fondling and rape of a girl under age 16 in the early 1991-1994, when he pastor of St. Helena in Bellefonte. Sarro stated it "happened by accident." Pled not guilty 2/9/18. Died in 7/23/18, six months before scheduled trial.

Fr. Patrick J. Shannon

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Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1972
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

In 11/05 an allegation of sexual abuse in 1973 in the Wilmington diocese were made against Shannon. Shannon's alleged victim said that the abuse occurred when he was age 16 and a camp counselor in training in MD. The order found the allegation credible. Shannon was placed on leave and reportedly sent to the Oblates' retirement community in Childs, MD. Name included on Harrisburg diocese's 8/1/18 list. Included in the PA Grand Jury Report 8/14/19.

Fr. William Q. Simms

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Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Removed from parish work in 1985. Two separate civil suits filed in 1988 accused Simms of forcing altar boys to dress in skimpy, sexually provocative briefs, act out religious fantasies and wrestle with him. One suit claimed abuse in 1982, the other in 1984-85. Police investigated in 1985 but agreed not to press charges if Simms received counseling and was removed from contact with minors. Allowed to serve on the Archdiocesan Tribunal. Received therapy at St. Luke Institute in Suitland, MD. Both cases settled in 1989 or 1990. In 1988 the archdiocese acknowledged Simms molested boys, saying there were "only two" victims. Cardinal asked Simms to resign/retire from his administrative job with the archdiocese in 5/02. Died in 9/05.

Fr. David G. Smith

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Ordained: 1973
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

In 7/02 Smith was charged with perverted practice after a man claimed that Smith abused him at age 16 at a parish rectory, 1973-76. In 10/02 Smith pleaded guilty to engaging in sex acts with the the boy. Smith had taken an unrelated leave of absence in 2000 and had no faculties to perform ministry.

Fr. Richard E. Smith

Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Removed from active ministry in 3/07 after allegations by two women that he sexually abused them when they were teens between 1966-67, at former Shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Woodlawn. Smith confirmed some of the allegations. Claims reported to State Attorney's office. Prior allegations of abuse a youth 1979-83 were made in 5/06 but not publicized. On the archdiocese's list 7/23/19. Deceased.

Fr. Thomas W. Smith

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Ordained: 1950
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Accused in 1993 of molesting a 10-year-old boy in 1983. Smith was scheduled to leave parish and go for evaluation and treatment but killed himself with shotgun the day before. He denied the allegations and left a note referring to depression from his mother's death. Smith did admit to molesting several other boys at another assignment in the 1960s. After his death five men came forward accusing him of molesting them when they were in 7th-8th grades.

Fr. Michael J. Spillane

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Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

A person came forward in 1991 to allege abuse by Spillane. Spillane acknowledged the abuse and admitted to molesting at least six youths 1975 -86. Church may have settled with this person. Privileges removed in 1991. In 2002 Spillane was director of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions which advised the USCCB. He had been employed for 16 years by the Commission. Another allegation was made in 2002 of child sexual abuse in the late 1960s.

Fr. Edmund F. Stroup

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Ordained: 1949
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Individual complained in 1992 of abuse in 1960. Stroup's faculties were removed. Stroup had retired in 1990. Previous accusations had been raised against him in 1975 and 1981 and in 1981 he went for residential therapy. He was a hospital chaplain from 1982-1990. Stroup died in 2001. Numerous complaints received in 2002; name appeared on Archdiocese 9/02 list.

Fr. Francis Michael Sweeney

Order: CSP
Ordained: 1961
Status: Accused

Died: 08/31/2013
Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

The Baltimore archdiocese announced in 12/93 that it had removed Sweeney from the chaplaincy of Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville because of 'inappropriate sexual contact with minors'. The Community was informed on 12/5/93. Cardinal Keeler's 9/25/02 list stated that in 1993 Sweeney had 'disclosed that he had sexually abused two individuals during the late 1970s and early 1980s'. Keeler provides a partial assignment history for Sweeney, failing to include his position as adjunct faculty 1986-1994 at St. Mary Seminary, where Keeler was Chancellor. Sweeney was sent for evaluation and treatment in 1993, then transferred to Boston, where the Directory lists him as working at the Paulist Center faith community 1997-2002. In the 2003-2004 Directories, after Keeler released his list, Sweeney's name is adjusted from Francis M to Frank M, and he is listed as residing at the Paulist Generalate in the NY archdiocese. He died in the NY archdiocese on 8/31/13.

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. Jorge Antonio Velez-Lopez

Order: OFM Cap
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Tertiary Capuchin. Colombian. Worked in Colombia and U.S. Suspended from ministry in Diocese of Alexandria in 2/16 pending investigation of allegations of sexual misconduct with a female minor during 8-year period while assigned to Baltimore archdiocese. Left Baltimore in 2010. Admitted the allegations. The two had a child together, later married. On Alexandria diocese's list 2/6/19 (name spelled "Valez-Lopez.") Case sent to Vatican. On Baltimore's list updated 7/23/19.

Fr. Carmen D. Vignola

Ordained: 1972
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Credible allegation of abuse. Name first released on list of abusive priests released by Bishop Saltarelli 11/16/06. Died in 1989. Civil suit filed in 10/08 alleged abuse of a 14-year-old boy, beginning in the 1980s. Personnel records released 2/16/12 as part of bankruptcy process

Fr. Harry Dean Walker

Ordained: 1961
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Accused for the first time in 2010 in claim filed in Bankruptcy Court. A man alleged abuse by Walker when he was a 15-year-old parishioner of St. Francis de Sales parish in Salisbury MD in the 1960s. Per victim advocates, other accusers known. Walker left the Catholic priesthood in 1972. He went on to work as a youth minister beginning 1972-73 at a Wilmington Presbyterian church, then hired as Director of the Youth Action Center in Newark and youth pastor at Faith City. Prominent leader in Wilmington's Irish-American community. Continued to be often called "Rev." and/or referred to as "former Roman Catholic priest." Fighting release of personnel files 2/12. A list in 2/12 of accused priests shows he was laicized.

Fr. William C. Wehrle

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1950
Status: Accused

Died: 08/25/1995
Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Archdiocesan files show Wehrle was accused of sexual abuse in Baltimore in the mid-1980s and removed from his parish. Wehrle worked in Baltimore 1982-85. Also worked in the archdioceses of Washington DC and Omaha NE, and the Pittsburgh and Denver dioceses. He died 8/25/95. Included on Baltimore's 9/02 list of accused priests and religious.

Fr. John T. Wielebski

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Ordained: 1978
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Ordained for Trinitarians. Incardinated into the Baltimore archdiocese in 1988. Removed 12/18/09 from assignment at Resurrection of Our Lord in Laurel after reports by three that he abused them mid- to late-1980s. Abuse apparently occurred before and after incardination in Baltimore. Archdiocese delayed announcement until 1/10/10 to allow police to complete investigation. On Baltimore's list 7/23/19.

Fr. Charles W. Wiggins

Ordained: 1985
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Name on list of abusive priests released by Bishop Saltarelli on 11/16/06. Removed from ministry 2003; living in Norwood, PA. Civil suit filed by a woman in 6/09 alleged abuse in 1986 at St. Mark's High School. Suit dismissed in 5/10 by court for failure to timely serve Wiggins. Diocese was paying cash payments to Wiggins until 11/09; wanted to continue health benefits pending resolution of Bankruptcy. Won argument to block release of personnel file.