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Fr. Benedict Adams

Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Named in 6/18/13 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as a deceased friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Died 4/15/02. Worked in Wisconsin for much of his career. On the Saginaw diocese's list 8/9/19, where he worked 6/26/63-7/29/64. Added to the La Crosse diocese's list 2/5/20; worked at some point at St. Anthony Retreat Center in Marathon

Fr. Daniel C. Aerts

Ordained: 1977
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Grand Rapids MI

In 4/02 Aerts admitted to sexual misconduct with a teen in 1979 while assiged to St. Thomas and Holy Spirit parishes in Grand Rapids. Apparently the victim sent him a letter in 2002 and he forwarded it to the Diocese. He resigned from his position. The bishop said there was no prior knowledge of abuse.

Fr. Charles Antekeier

Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Grand Rapids MI

Retired in 2000. Alleged to have sexually abused a minor 1984-85 while pastor of St. James in Grand Rapids. Permanently removed from ministry in 8/15, ordered to lead a 'life of prayer and penance." Per 8/15 news report, also accused of abuse, including rape, of a prepubescent St. James altar boy in the early 1970s. The alleged victim's father said that, as a result of the abuse, his son was an alcoholic by age 14, became violent and spent time in prison. When he became sober in his 40s, he told his father of the abuse. The father said he told the D.A. and the church, but nothing happened.

Fr. Joseph Baker

Ordained: 1993
Status: Charged

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Pastor of St. Perpetua in Waterford Township when removed in 6/19 pending an investigation into allegations that he sexually abused a minor early in his ministry. Arrested 7/8/19, charged with "sexual-conduct penetration with a person under the age of 13." His accuser claimed Baker raped him in a storage closet at St. Mary's in Wayne in 2004, when he was a second-grader preparing for First Communion. Trial was for 2/20; postponed due to Covid-19.

Fr. Patrick J. Barrett

Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Gaylord MI

Barrett was placed on leave in 2002 after complaint that he molested a boy 30 years prior. Abuse alleged to have taken place outside the diocese. Investigating committee said charges were credible. Barrett died 3/06. On diocese's list 11/10/18. Noted to have been permanently removed from public ministry in 2002.

Fr. Shamaun Beas

Ordained: 1994
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Grand Rapids MI

Extern priest from Pakistan. Arrested in 5/04 in an internet sting and charged with soliciting sex over the Internet from someone he believed to be a 14-year-old girl. Had previously exhibited "questionable behavior" and was sent for therapy. Sentenced to 5 to 20 years in 3/06. Later sentenced to 1 year for abuse of a girl. Withdrew guilty plea to additional charges in another county in 7/08. The girl's sister also alleged abuse. Sentenced to another 16-24 months in 10/08 for abuse of both sisters.

Fr. Harry S. Benjamin

Ordained: 1968
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Removed from ministry in 1989 after accusations he abused a 14-year-old boy during overnight pizza and beer parties at the rectory and on trip to Europe. Admitted the abuse in 11/89 resignation letter. Name not released until 5/02. Criminal charges filed in 2002; sentenced after 2003 plea agreement to 1 year prison. Laicized in 1992 but continued to say mass without permission through 2005. On VA Sex Offender Registry as of 7/10.

Fr. Gary D. Berthiaume

Ordained: 1968
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Convicted of abuse of two minors in 1978 in Detroit. Served six months in jail, then transferred to the Cleveland diocese, where he allegedly offended again. Detroit victim filed civil suit in 1983. Another suit filed in 1999 alleging abuse in the 1980s. Was moved in 1987 to the Joliet diocese, allowed to work as a hospital chaplain by Bishop Imesch until 2002. The two had worked together at a MI parish in the 1970s. Living in an IL retreat house as of 2002. Laicization announced in 11/07. Included on the Detroit archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19. On Cleveland's list 6/21/19. Arrested in IL in 9/20 on charges of sexual assault in 1977 of a boy, age 14, at his Farmington MI parish. Charges in MI in two more cases in 6/21, also for abuse in the 1970s.

Sr. Gael N. Biondo

Order: OP
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

"Sr. Mary Gael." Left religious life in 1971 and married. In 1996 the Archdiocese and Order settled a civil suit filed in 1995 by a woman claiming she was sexually abused by Biondo as a high school student in the 1964-72, continuing into the girl's college years. Biondo, who denied the accusations, was the girl's freshman English teacher. She died in 5/20, at age 93.

Fr. Brian Bjorklund

Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Navy chaplain. Removed from active ministry in 2003 after allegations he abused a male minor in the early years of his priesthood. No criminal charges. Review board found charge to be substantive. Reinstated as active priest in 2/04 after Vatican ruled that, per canon law in place in 1975-76, the alleged action "did not constitute the crime of sexual abuse of a minor under the age of 16." The Navy did not take him back. Died 9/25/07.

Fr. Alphonse Boardway

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Order: OFM
Ordained: 1967
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Lansing MI

In 2002 a man alleged publicly that he was raped by Boardway at age 16 in 1968. He said he told the Franciscans in 1985, and that they sent him $650. He contacted them again in 1988, with little response. In 1992 he contacted the Diocese of Lansing; there is no record of meeting. Boardway was sent by his order in the early 1990s to treatment. His accuser settled with the order in 1994 for $107.8K. Aso worked in TX, IN, IL, WI, NE. and NM. At least one other alleged victim. Boardway was murdered in 1997 while living in AZ. On the Lubbock diocese's list 1/31/19; noted to have worked there 1987 until 1989, when he was removed from ministry. On Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/19, where he worked in 1989. On Lansing list 9/27/19.

Fr. Edmund S. Borycz

Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Placed on leave 7/02. Worked in Detroit and Livonia parishes. Assigned to Archdiocese of Military Services 1989-2001. Accused of abuse of five youths between 1963 and 1987. Police knew of an allegation in 1987; file sealed. Placed on permanent inactive status with no privileges by Vatican in 6/06. Died 1/8/18. Name included on Erie diocese's list released 4/6/18 of priests and lay employees and volunteers accused of sexually abusing minors. On Detroit archdiocese's list 6/10/19.

Fr. Francis Gerald Boyer

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Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Lansing MI

in 9/03 a man accused Boyer of raping him in 1961 at age 12 when he was an altar boy and helped at weekday mass. Boyer allegedly asked the boy to stay and talk and then raped him. He told his parents who asked him to keep the matter quiet. Per the man, Boyer shot and killed himself in about 1973. Per the 1974 Official Catholic Directory, Boyer was retired when he died 7/18/73.

Fr. William B. Brennan

Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Placed on leave in 2003 after allegations of sexual misconduct during early years of ministry. Three female complainants made separate allegations. Archdiocese investigated for 9 months before determining that allegations were credible. Permanently removed from public ministry by Vatican per 9/05 announcement. No criminal charges because of statute of limitations. Died 2/5/12.

Fr. Vincent W. Bryce

Order: OP
Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Grand Rapids MI

A man accused Bryce in 4/02 of abusing him as a boy in about 1977. The complaint was made to the Chicago office of the Dominican Order who notified the Diocese of Grand Rapids, where Bryce was working. Bryce was immediately removed from his assignment and returned to the Order's headquarters. Apparently Bryce admitted to the abuse, which occurred in another (unspecified) state. Reportedly in 2007 he was still an ordained priest. Reported to be living at St. Louis U's Jesuit Hall, but the the Catholic Directories show him to be living at St. Dominic Priory in St. Louis 2003 through at least 2017.

Fr. Gary Bueche

Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Removed from parish assignment 4/02 after it was learned that the archdiocese had made a "secret cash settlement" several years prior to a male who said he had been sexually abused by Bueche, when the priest was a high school chaplain. Bueche was moved to archdiocesan offices for several years before being allowed to return to parish work. Named as co-conspirator in 5/04 civil case. Permanently removed from public ministry. Included on the archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19.

Fr. Stanislaus Bur

Ordained: 1950
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Grand Rapids MI

Accused in 1992 of molesting an Ionia altar boy in 1958. Grand Rapids diocese found accusations credible; paid up to $1,000/month for the victim's therapy for several years. Bur, then in the Saginaw diocese, was removed from active ministry. Permanent suspension, assigned to life of prayer and penance in 11/05. Additional allegations of old abuse were made public in 3/08. Died 2/1/09.

Fr. Robert N. Burkholder

Ordained: 1947
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Called one of Michigan's worst pedophiles. Abused in the1940s. First complaint in 1968. "Retired" in 1985. Removed in 1993 after admitting in writing to molesting at least 23 boys. Civil suits filed in 1994; (dismissed on statute of limitations) and 1995 (settled). On sick leave per OCD but worked as an Army chaplain in Hawaii from 1982. Extradited 2002; pleaded no contest. Sentenced to 30 days jail And 5 years probation. Permanently removed without privileges in 2005. Named in two suits in Hawaii in 2009 filed by same plaintiff. Died 6/6/06. Included on Detroit archdiocese's list 6/101/9.

Fr. Thomas J. Cain

Ordained: 1945
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Died in 1984. The archdiocese announced on its website 10/27/14 that Cain was accused decades after his death of having sexually abused minors, and that the Archdiocesan Board of Review found the allegations to be credible. Cain worked in Pontiac, Monroe, Mt. Clemens, Detroit and from 1960-1984 in Livonia. Included on the archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19.

Fr. Joseph D. Carne

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Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

Resigned in 7/02 following a credible allegation of sexual misconduct involving a minor 27 years prior. Placed on health-related leave of absence. Permanently removed from ministry 4/02, per diocese's list 12/13/18. Died in Point Mills, MI 5/13/19.

Fr. Anthony J. Conti

Ordained: 1976
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Previously known as A. J. "Anthony" Helinski through at least 1988. Removed in 2002 after allegations of sexual misconduct with a boy under 18 more than 20 years previously. Permanently banned from ministry. Named in a 2004 civil suit. Laicized in 6/06. Died 10/9/16. Included on the archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19.

Fr. Arthur Cooney

Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Identified in 6/18/13 Capuchin audit report as a current friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Cooney's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him except that he was removed from public ministry and living under supervision. On the Saginaw diocese's list 8/9/19.

Fr. Kenneth F. Coughlin

Ordained: 1990
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Lansing MI

Removed in 5/14 from Church of the Holy Family in Grand Blanc MI after allegations he had inappropriately touched the hands and legs of two students. Coughlin denied the allegations. Investigation by MI CPS. Matter turned over to Grand Jury. Went on leave of absence, entered treatment/evaluation at the bishop's request. In 10/14 county prosecutor said there was no basis for criminal charges.

Fr. Timothy M. Crowley

Ordained: 1976
Status: Charges Dropped

Diocese: Diocese of Lansing MI

Accused of sexual misconduct with an altar boy beginning age 10, 1982-90. Allegedly threatened to kill the boy if he told. Removed from his Lansing, MI parish in 1993. Lansing diocese settled with the alleged victim in 1993 for $200K. Sent to rehab for two years. Allowed in 1995 to work in Anchorage, AK with full approval of Archbishop Hurley. Removed in 2002 after Dallas Bishops Conference. Criminal charges considered in 2003 in MI, but not filed. Laicized in 2015. After MI A.G. investigation, arrested 5/18 in Tempe, AZ. Charged with eight counts of criminal sexual conduct. Charges dropped in 10/19 due to statute of limitations. A.G. filed an appeal in 12/19. On Lansing diocese's list 9/27/19. On Anchorage archdiocese's list 1/16/20.

Fr. Patrick J. D’Angelo

Ordained: 1983
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

D'Angelo (DeAngelo) included on the archdiocese's 10/09 Priests and Policy Status Report. It notes that his "situation" was "previously handled under the archdiocesan policy" and that he is deceased. He died 12/8/98. Per the archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19, D'Angelo had been removed from publicly ministry.

Br. Frank Luke Dalton

Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Entered Order in 1955. Worked in British Columbia, Palma HS in Salinas CA 1964-69, 1988-99. Tutored and counseled migrant labor camp children; held camp for preteen migrant labor camp children via Franciscan Workers. Was commissioner on Monterey County Juvenile Justice Commission. Also at CFC schools in Butte, MT; Joliet, IL; Burbank, IL, Bloomfield Hills, MI; Cantwell High School, Montebello, CA. Taught and coached sports. Died 1/11/01. A man testified in a MI state hearing on SOL 5/18 that Dalton abused him at Bro Rice High School in Bloomfield Hills MI about 40 years prior, when he was a student and Dalton was principal. He said abuse included Dalton grooming him with gifts, spitting in his mouth during a private wrestling session, grabbing his testicles another time in Dalton's car, biting him on the ear. The man said Dalton was transferred to CA after admitting that he'd had a "wet dream" about the boy.

Fr. Michael J. Daly

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Privileges permanently revoked 6/02 because of past accusations of sexual abuse. Daly was originally placed on leave in 1994 because of a credible allegation of sexual misconduct with minors. In 1996 he began working as a chaplain for the Felician Sisters in a restricted ministry. Permanently barred by the Vatican from public ministry in 5/05. Died 1/30/12 at age 63.

Fr. Luis Javier de Alba Campos

Ordained: 1983
Status: Acquitted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

From the diocese of San Juan de los Lagos, Mexico. Restricted from all ministry in Detroit in 2004 pending an investigation of allegations that he sexually abused a 7-year-old boy. Arrested in 8/04 and arraigned on two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct. Acquitted by jury trial in 1/05 but still barred from duties while archdiocese continued internal investigation. Apparently returned to his home diocese in Mexico. On the Detroit archdiocese's list 6/10/19, which notes that de Alba Campos was briefly an extern priest there, then transferred out.

Fr. Robert DeLand, Jr.

Ordained: 1973
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Saginaw MI

Arrested 2/25/18. Suspended. Police report 8/17 of sex assault of a 21-year-old man. Parents of a boy, age 17, told police concerns re DeLand and their son. Arrested after boy went undercover. Gave boy alcohol and ecstasy. "Nearly half a dozen" more people reported to police attempted and actual sex abuse, some 3 decades prior; some minors, at least one girl. Diocese knew of "rumors" in 1992. Investigated by diocese 2005 after woman reported her brother, who died by suicide in 1993, may have been abused in 1970s. Deemed "unfounded." Suit filed 3/18 by boy, age 17. Arrested 4/18; some charges re alleged sex assault of a 17- or 18-year-old male in 5/17. His father says he reported incident to diocese, but no response. Pled no contest 9/18 in plea deal. Withdrew plea weeks later. Acquitted in 3/19 of assault of two teens. Pled no contest to earlier withdrawn plea, avoiding trial. Sentenced in 4/19 to 2 to 15 years in prison. Case sent to Vatican. Likely to be released on parole in 4/21.

Fr. Vincent Anthony DeLorenzo

Ordained: 1965
Status: Charged

Diocese: Diocese of Lansing MI

Resigned in 1/02. Admitted in 3/02 to inappropriate sexual contact in the late 1970s with an 8-year-old boy, continuing for 5 years. Sent to treatment. DA's office did not prosecute. In 2/04 another man alleged abuse at age 5 once in 1987. Reported to the diocese 11/03. Police did not prosecute, citing unusual circumstances that required corroboration to prove the case. Possibly working in secular job in Hollywood, FL as of 1/12. Eight known accusers as of 5/19. Criminal charges filed 5/23/19 related to allegations of sexual abuse over 5 years of a boy in Burton, beginning when the boy was age 5 or 6 in 1995. Charged by A.G. in 9/19 with sexual assault in 1987 of 5-year-old boy. On diocese's list 9/27/19. Laicization pending.Trial announced in 2/20.

Fr. Harold Charles Depp

Ordained: 1959
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Per May 2003 articles, Depp walked away from his parish in the Detroit archdiocese in 1963 and never returned. Placed "on leave." Never officially left the priesthood. In 1980s the Archdiocese learned that in 1982 Depp had been convicted of child sexual abuse and was serving eight years in an Alaskan prison. He was arrested in California in 2003 on charges of abusing an 11-year-old boy in 1971 while a visiting priest from Detroit. Charges dropped 7/15/03. Included on the Detroit archdiocese's 6/10/19 list of credibly accused.

Fr. Ronald J. Dombrowski

Ordained: 1972
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saginaw MI

Suspended 3/15/18 after diocese was contacted by someone claiming sexual abuse as a minor by Dombrowski. In 7/21 the diocese announced Dombrowski's permanent removal from ministry, and that two additional alleged victims had come forward after the initial allegation, dating to early in his priesthood. Dombrowski was to live a life of prayer and penance. He was added to the diocese's list of credibly accused. 


Fr. Dennis D. Duggan

Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Removed from parish 3/02 after "credible" allegation of abuse. He denied but admitted alcohol abuse. At least five known complaints of abuse in 1980s and 1990s. Church trial ordered by archdiocese in 2004. Laicization announced 4/20/07. Included on the archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19.

Fr. Patrick W. Egan

Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Lansing MI

From the Diocese of Westminster, England. Worked for many years in the Diocese of Lansing. Egan is the subject of multiple allegations of sexual harassment, sexual abuse and improper sexual contact. An allegation in the early 1990s received by the diocese was not investigated until the case was reopened in 2003. Egan's alleged victim was age 25 at the time of the incidents. Egan was restricted from ministry in the Lansing diocese and, in 3/19, his faculties were revoked after additional allegations. Investigators hired by the diocese in 2019 determined that none of Egan's accusers were minors at the time of the alleged abuse. However, in 7/03 a man reported to MI State Police that Egan sexually assaulted him repeatedly in 1987, when he was age 17. No charges, due to the statute of limitations.

Fr. Jude T. Ellinghausen

Ordained: 1958
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

"Retired" with restricted ministry 6/02 because of old allegations found in his personnel file by County Prosecutor. Allegations too old for criminal charges. After retirement, one male complainant came forward to allege three years of improper touching by Ellinghausen in the 1970s when he was a child. Named in a civil suit. Laicization announced in 2005. Included on the archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/20.

Fr. Lawrence T. Fares

Ordained: 1950
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

From Kobayath, Akkar, Lebanon. Ordained in Rome. Arrived in the U.S. in 1969, began work in the Detroit archdiocese. Incardinated in 1977. Retired in 1997. Removed from ministry in 1/21, at age 96, after the Archdiocese Board of Review deemed credible allegations of child sex abuse dating to early in his priesthood. The archdiocese was informed in 7/19 of the allegations, which had been reported to the police. Added to archdiocese's list of accused in 1/21.

Fr. Joseph P. Femminineo

Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Assignments included all girls' Ladywood High School in Livonia, MI in 1985-87. It was announced in 2002 that Femminineo resigned from St. Rita Parish in Holly MI 10/20/96 after old allegations surfaced of sexual misconduct involving minors. In 5/05 the archdiocese announced that the Vatican had permanently barred Femminineo from public ministry. Included on the archdiocese's list 6/10/19.

Fr. Leonard R. Foisy

Ordained: 1957
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Foisy's education and career took him from his native New Hampshire to New York, Montreal, Washington DC, Maryland and Michigan. He held leadership positions as a Sulpilcian and in the diocese of Manchester, NH, where he also did parish and hospital work. Accused in a 1994 lawsuit of abusing a boy over 4 years in the 1960s in Michigan, when he was administrator of St. John's Seminary in Plymouth. Placed on sick leave in 1996. Died 4/29/16.

Fr. Richard A. Fritz

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Kalamazoo MI

In 2/20 the diocese announced that it had received credible allegations of sexual abuse against Fritz dating back to the late 1970s-early 1980s. In 2016 Fritz was charged with embezzling from his parishes.The charges were dropped. He retired in 2015 after the embezzlement allegations.

Fr. Leopold Gleissner

Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Identified in 6/18/13 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as current friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Gleissner's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him except that he was removed from public ministry and was placed under supervision.

Fr. Louis E. Grandpre

Ordained: 1961
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Retired as pastor of St. Paul of Tarsus in Clinton Township in 2003. Remained in residence as senior priest. Removed from all public ministry 9/13 after review board found accusation of sexual misconduct with a minor in early years of his career to be substantive. Matter reported to County Prosecutor. In 9/2013, SNAP released a 9/22/97 memo from Bishop Harrington regarding a sexual harassment case against Grandpre. Died 2/20/16.

Br. Jeffrey Gregory

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Order: FSC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Lansing MI

Accused of performing oral sex on a 16-year-old altar boy in 1966. The alleged victim settled with the De La Salle Christian Brothers in 1995 for $10K in psychiatric care. The Lansing diocese was not involved in the settlement. In 2002 Gregory was living in a CA nursing home. Police were notified in 2002 but no charges were filed, due to the statute of limitations.

Fr. Ronald Vincent Gronowski

Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Gaylord MI

Ordained for the Diocese of Saginaw. Became priest of the Gaylord diocese when it was created in 1971. Resigned in 5/02 after a review of his personnel file showed allegations in 1995 that he was involved in sexual misconduct with a teenager in the 1970s. He admitted his behavior and apologized publicly. On diocese's list 11/10/18. Noted to have been permanently removed from public ministry in 2002. On the Saginaw diocese's list 4/10/19.

Fr. Rudolph Grosser

Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1935
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Native of Czechoslovakia. Grew up in WI. Identified in 6/18/13 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as deceased friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Grosser's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him except that he went to New York Province in 1952. Per obit, taught at Mt. Calvary minor seminary in WI in early career, then worked at parishes in Milwaukee WI, Yonkers, Brooklyn, and Manhattan, NY. Also assigned to friaries in Hudson NH and Garrison NY, then to a chapel in Springfield MA. Semi-retired 1974 to Milton MA novitiate, then Abington MA friary. Died 5/13/89.

Fr. Robert W. Haener

Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Accused of psychologically and sexually abusing numerous boys at two parishes and two Catholic schools in the 1960s and early 1970s. During investigation at one school in the late 1960s, several unknown priests came to school and questioned about 30 boys. Nothing else done for many years. Removed from parish 1992 and then worked as hospital chaplain. Removed in 2002. Permanently removed from public ministry by the Vatican in 2005. Included on the archdiocese's list 6/10/19.

Fr. Lawrence N. Hartwig

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Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Grand Rapids MI

Reportedly in 5/02, the Grand Rapids diocese had substantiated allegations against Hartwig and seven other priests. Hartwig was named in single allegation of abuse occurring in Muskegon in 1982. Per the Official Catholic Directory, Hartwig was "on duty outside the diocese" beginning in 1987. It shows him as: chaplain at St. Francis Hospital/Hartford Hospital in Hartford, CT 1987-90; chaplain at St. Mary Hospital in Springfield, MA 1990-91; Director of Pastoral Ministry fo Santa Rosa Health Care in San Antonio, TX 1991-94.His whereabouts 1994-98 are unclear. Hartwig died 9/21/98.

Fr. Aloysius J. Hasenberg

Ordained: 1949
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

After an accusation in 9/08 that he abused a male minor, 86-year-old Hasenberg was removed from ministry in Watersmeet and out of his rectory residence in 10/08. He had officially retired in the 1990s. Diocese conduced preliminary investigation and said the allegation had a "semblance of truth." No information on dates of abuse or age of victim. Matter was to be referred to the Vatican. Died 1/24/16, age 92.

Fr. Terrence M. Healy

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Ordained: 1968
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

Ordained for the Diocese of Marquette. Leave of absence in 1978. Applied in 1982 for incardination into the Lansing diocese, granted in 1985. Removed in 1987. In 12/87 pled no contest in Livingston County to molestation; spent 4 1/2 years in prison. Laicized in 1992. Marquette diocese announced in 9/19 it had received a report in 1996 of abuse by Healy 1968-72. Per 2/04 article, allegations were made in the early 2000s in the Lansing diocese against Healy. On Lansing diocese's list 9/27/19. Died 1/1/19.

Fr. Donald J. Heydens

Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Grand Rapids MI

In the early 1990s, the diocese substantiated four allegations of abuse involving young girls in the early 1970s. The diocese made out of court settlements in 1989 and 1994. Heydens remained active as a priest until he was removed from position as of 8

Fr. James A. Holtz

Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Gaylord MI

Holtz resigned from his position 8/02 after the diocese investigated a report that he had sexually abused a minor in early 1980s while under the influence of alcohol. He had received treatment for alcohol abuse in the mid-1980s. Had been adjutant judicial vicar on the Diocesan Tribunal. Permanently removed in 2002. Reportedly, Bishop Raica was told in 2016 that Holtz was working as a sacristan and was seen helping an altar boy with his belt.

Fr. Richard J. Host

Ordained: 1974
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Grand Rapids MI

In a civil suit filed in 11/88 a woman accused Host and her ex-husband of molesting her four- and six-year-old boys over a two-year period. The suit also included claims against the USCC and NCCB (catholic conferences). Host was still an active parish priest per 2002 Catholic Directory and the Diocesan website accessed on 5/28/04.

Fr. Gary Allen Jacobs

Ordained: 1971
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 9/26/16. Removed from ministry in 12/88. Laicized in 2010. Arrested in 1/17/20 in NM on charges in three separate cases of abuse in MI of a child ages 13-16 between 1/1/81 and 12/31/84, and abuse of a child under age 13 between 3/1/84 and 4/30/84. Two more accusers soon came forward leading to new charges of abuse of children between ages 13 and 15, occurring between 1/1/82 and 12/31/84. Returned to MI in 3/20 to face charges. A.G. announced on 5/21/20 that Jacobs would face trial. Pled guilty 4/22/21 to charges in 4 separate cases in Ontonagon County. Sentenced to 8-15 years in prison. Pled guilty in 5/21 to a charge in Dickinson County. Sentenced in 7/21 to 8-15 years in prison, to be served concurrently with his Ontonagon County sentence. Ordered to register as a sex offender.

Fr. Thomas Johnston

Order: OP
Ordained: 1986
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

A church secretary sued Johnston in 2000 saying her work contract was not renewed because her teenage son rebuffed the priest's sexual advances in 1999. Johnson admitted inappropriate sexual behavior and language but denied any sexual contact. Removed from parish and sent to Illinois after allegations made. Included on the Detroit archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19.

Fr. Neil Kalina

Ordained: 1981
Status: Charged

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Ordained for the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME). Complaint to archdiocese in 2017 that, when he was pastor of St. Kieran in Utica in the mid-1980s, Kalina plied a 12-year-old boy with alcohol, cocaine and marijuana and fondled him during sleepovers in the rectory. Convicted in 1985 on drug offenses, sentenced in 1986 to 6 months jail and 2 years probation. Moved to CA in 1986. Left active ministry in 1993. Ran "a faith-based service program for at-risk young men" and referring to himself as "Fr. Neil." Investigated 2018 by the MI A.G. Arrested in 5/18 in Littlerock CA, charged with criminal sexual conduct. To be arraigned 2/10/20 on two charges related to alleged incidents involving a teenager in 1984.Trial to start 11/19/20. On Detroit archdiocese's list 6/10/19.

Fr. Arthur Michael Karey

Ordained: 1943
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Monsignor. Worked in Detroit, Ecorse and Orion. Police chaplain. Died in 1993. The archdiocese announced in 6/18 that it had investigated and deemed credible an allegation received the previous year that Karey had sexually abused a girl under age 16, in the early to mid years of his priesthood.

Fr. Kenneth Kaucheck

Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

A woman contacted the Archdiocese of Detroit in 1/09 alleging that Kaucheck had engaged in sexual misconduct with her in 1976 when she was 16 and in counseling with him at Guardian Angels in Clawson. At that time, a friend learned the two had traveled to FL together and told deacon who told pastor. Girl's father met with pastor; Kaucheck was transferred. After the 2009 events, Kaucheck was placed on leave effective 4/23/09; Review Board determined complaint was substantive. He resigned his positions as pastor of St Mary's in Royal Oak and St James' in Ferndale. Not prosecuted because girl was older than the MI age of consent at the time. In 2015, with a nun, Kaucheck founded Gianna House Pregnancy and Parenting Residence, a facility for pregnant teens in Eastpointe. According to the archdiocese, Kaucheck resigned from the center on 4/17/16. Kaucheck filed suit v SNAP and two newspapers 1/30/17 alleging defamation; he 'vehemently maintained his innocence'.

Fr. C. Richard Kelly, Jr.

Ordained: 1970
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Placed on leave 2/04 after archdiocese investigated allegations that he sexually abused a minor boy about 30 years prior. Matter reported to civil authorities in 2003. Review committee found the allegations "substantive." Had gone on leave of absence in 1973 and sabbatical in 1992. Army National Guard chaplain for 12 years; spent 8 months overseas during Persian Gulf War in 1991. Sued 5/04 by man who alleged abuse in third grade. Permanently removed from public ministry in 2005. Included on the archdiocese's list 6/10/19.

Fr. Joseph W. Kenshol

Ordained: 1973
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Grand Rapids MI

Accused in a 1995 civil suit of giving adolescent boys full body oil massages in the rectory of Sacred Heart Parish. Claims were later settled for undisclosed amount after underlying suits were dismissed by Court and Appeals Court. Diocese said behavior was "immature and inappropriate, indicating poor judgment but nothing more." He was allowed to return to ministry. Still active as of 1/11, per Grand Rapids website.

Fr. Dennis Kucharczyk

Ordained: 1985
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saginaw MI

Suspended in 5/19 for "misconduct" with a minor "years ago." Police had informed the diocese in 3/18 of allegations against Kucharczyk. His accuser said she had contacted a nun with the Office of Child and Youth Protection around 2010, but no response. The woman alleged that, beginning when she was a first or second grader at a Midland parish in the 1980s, Kucharczyk would hug and kiss her on the cheek, hold her hand, give her small gifts, and once had her sit on his lap in a darkened classroom then put his arms around her waist and hands on her inner thighs. She said his behavior continued for years, including sending her "gushy and lovey" letters, emails and texts. He also officiated at her wedding where she said he kissed her on the lips. Kucharczyk denied the allegations. The diocese determined there were boundary violations but, after canonical process, not enough evidence to proceed further. Name was added in 2019 to the diocesan list of accused, then removed in 3/21.

Fr. John Baptist Kurcz

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Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Identified in 6/18/13 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as former friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Kurcz's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him except that he left the order in 1958 and married.

Fr. Norbert Paul LaCosse

Ordained: 1952
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

Pled guilty in the early 1990s to four counts of abusing an altar boy 1988-90. Charges filed in three counties but dropped in one. Sentenced to 3-15 years on each count. Treated at St. Luke's Institute for six months between time charges filed and sentencing. Reportedly served 6 1/2 yrs in prison and was released. Registered sex offender in MI beginning in 1995. Died 7/21/14 at a Marquette Nursing Center.

Fr. Dennis Laesch

Ordained: 1996
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Entered seminary at age 36; there were complaints then of unwanted propositions toward another student and of violence. Accused of abusing a 17-year-old boy in 1997, who came forward in 2002. Authorities declined to prosecute. Archdiocese paid $125K settlement. Named in 2004 civil suit. Permanently barred from public ministry by the Vatican in 2007.

Fr. Richard Lauinger

Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

On 3/28/16 the archdiocese announced credible allegations that Lauinger sexually abused minors while in ministry. A woman disclosed publicly that Lauinger raped her when she was 10 years old in the 1950s and attending Our Lady of Sorrows in Farmington MI, where Lauinger was a priest. She filed a police report in 2/16; no prosecution due to statute of limitations. Lauinger also worked at parishes in Detroit, Royal Oak, Scotland, and St. Clair Shores. Left priesthood in 1975 and moved from MI 1985. Per the archdiocese on 4/1/16, several victims had come forward since 1/16. Included on the archdiocese's list 6/10/19. Laicized.

Fr. David E. LeBlanc

Ordained: 1961
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Grand Rapids MI

LeBlanc resigned from his parish in 1/07 after admitting to Bishop Hurley that he had abused a pre-teen boy in 1971. The accusation was brought to the diocese in 1993 and LeBlanc admitted it then. Apparently then-Bishop Rose did nothing. Matter brought to light in 1/07 when the bishop reviewed personnel files. In 4/19 a man stated publicly that LeBlanc molested him at a Caledonia parish in 1999, when he was age 12. No prosecution due to the statute of limitations.

Fr. Jack J. Leipert

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saginaw MI

Named publicly by Saginaw bishop Cistone in 4/18 as a former priest having been permanently removed from ministry due to credible allegations of sexual abuse of minors. Faculties withdrawn 6/01. Laicized 2006. Per news source 5/2/18, Leipert was investigated after being accused in 11/00 of the sex abuse of 21-year-old male.

Fr. Frank M. Lenz

Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

Retired in 2007. Placed on administrative leave 4/2/18 after diocese received "credible" accusation against him of sexual misconduct with a girl in the 1970s. Lenz denied the accusations. On diocese's list 12/13/18. In 10/20 the diocese announced that the Vatican was unable to establish Lenz's guilt or innocence. Lenz was returned to ministry under restrictions.

Fr. Walter J. Lezuchowski

Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Barred from parish ministry in 1991 after the archdiocese deemed credible allegations that he had sexually abused a girl over age 16. Sent for treatment. In 2002 another criminal complaint was made. Lezuchowski had at that point been actively ministering for five years at St. Ronald's in Clinton Township; the archdiocese said it had no idea he had been still working. Immediately suspended. Permanently banned from ministry in 2005. Died 12/29/06.

Fr. Shaun D. Lowery

Ordained: 2009
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Lansing MI

Pastor of St. Mary Magdalen in Brighton Township when placed on leave in 3/21 pending an investigation by the MI Attorney General. The diocese did not disclose the reason for the investigation and suspension. It did state that anyone suspecting abuse of a person of any age should contact Child Protective Services or police.

Fr. James Andrew Marron

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Ordained: 1927
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saginaw MI

Named publicly as accused by the Saginaw diocese on its list 4/10/19. Missionary in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania for forty years, beginning in 1928. Per his obituary, was working at age 65 as a hospital chaplain in Bay City, MI, was in Ferndale after two years, then returned to Bay City. Retired in 1986 to Bethel Park, PA. Died 11/17/87. Noted to have been accused after his death.

Fr. Dennis L. Martell

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Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Included in the archdiocese's 9/02 Status Report. Laicized.The Catholic Directories show him assigned 1992-93 to Immaculate Conception of the BVM in Lapeer, and in 1993-94 as Absent on Leave. He is not indexed in the Directories beyond 1994. Included on the archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19.

Fr. John Edward Martin

Ordained: 1918
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Lansing MI

In 6/10 two men reported to the diocese abuse as minors by Martin. Notices were placed in two church bulletins; four more accusers came forward. All alleged abuse in the 1950s-early 1960s. Pastor of St. Mary's in Morrice, then St. Isidore's in Laingsburg 1941-1966. Retired in 1966 when church burned down. Died in 1968. On the diocese's list of credibly accused clerics 9/27/19. On Detroit archdiocese's list 6/10/19, which notes that he had been removed from public ministry.

Fr. Bruce C. Maxwell

Order: OSC
Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Worked in Indiana in 1975, Nebraska 1975-82, Detroit 1983-89. Navy chaplain 1989-2002, working in California, Bahrain, Florida, Japan and North Carolina. Removed in 2002 for abuse of a minor. Sent to the Crosier Community in Phoenix with no ministry. Died 2/17/06. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19. Was USCG Training Center chaplain in Petaluma and in residence at St. James 1989-92. On the Detroit archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19.

Fr. Michael McKenna

Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Grand Rapids MI

Permanently removed from all ministry in 12/06 after allegations he abused a child in the 1970s. Took sabbatical in 2002. Placed on medical leave in 2003 before allegations arose. Diocese deemed accusations credible. Multiple transfers throughout his career. Apparently there are "several" victims per the bishop. Prosecutors said evidence shows abuse but statute of limitations prohibits criminal prosecution. Additional allegations of old abuse became public in 3/08.

Fr. Patrick L. McLaughlin

Ordained: 1939
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Midwest Province on its list 12/17/18. Joined the order in 1925. A single allegation of abuse, occurring while assigned to the U. of Detroit High School 1957-59, reported after his death. McLaughlin died 11/12/70. Included on the Detroit archdiocese's 6/10/19 list of credibly accused.

Fr. James L Menapace

Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

Diocese announced 9/23/14 that three people had come forward with accusations that Menapace sexually abused them as boys in the 1990s, after his retirement. Retired 1996. First allegations emerged in 2000 and Menapace placed on restricted ministry. Permanently removed from ministry in 7/02. On diocese's list 12/13/19.

Br. Matthew Migan

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Order: OFM Cap
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Identified in 6/18/13 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as a deceased friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Migan's name is included on this list without any additional information on cla

Fr. Alfred J. Miller

Ordained: 1964
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Allowed to officially retire in 2002 after allegations surfaced of sexual misconduct in the late 1960s or early 1970s. No priestly privileges during investigation. Claims of abuse came from more than one person and involved misconduct with older male children. A civil suit filed in 2003 and another in 2004. Permanently removed from public ministry by the Vatican in 2005.

Fr. James Moeglein

Order: OSC
Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

In 2002, Moeglein was one of 8 Crosiers barred from public ministry and living under restriction after allegations of sexual misconduct. He worked in the Riverview, MI area 1989-90. One 2000 news article refers to Moeglein as prior of a Crosier Monastery in NE until mid-2000. Living in Crosier Community in Onamia beginning 2000. No faculties since 6/02 and as of 2014 was living under safety plan. Name added 11/17 to St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese to list of "priests and religious brothers who have served or spent time in the archdiocese and have substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a minor against them." Included on the Detroit archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19.

Deacon Frank Mullen

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Deacon at Most Holy Trinity Parish and teacher at Holy Redeemer Parish Elementary School. Placed on leave 12/93 after complaint of abuse of a minor several years prior. Archdiocese Status Report of 10/09 noted that he had been laicized. Included on the archdiocese's list of accused 6/10/19.

Fr. Timothy J. Murray

Ordained: 1977
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Placed on administrative leave without privileges in 8/04 because of substantive allegation of sexual misconduct with a boy early in his ministry. Archdiocese reported abuse to DA's office; no prosecution due to statute of limitations. Permanently removed from public ministry per Archdiocese Status Report dated 10/09. Arrested 12/12 on federal charges of downloading and viewing child pornography. Confessed. Pled guilty 7/13. Sentenced to 15 years in prison 1/23/14. On the archdiocese's list 6/10/19.

Fr. Lawrence Nawrocki

Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

A woman complained to a regional bishop in 1981 that Nawrocki had abused her 7th grade son. The bishop talked her out of pressing charges. Convicted in 1989 of abuse of three Macomb Township boys in 1987 at St. Isidore Church after the parents banded together and complained. Sentenced to 4-15 years in prison. Released in 1994. Archdiocese said he would never be returned to public ministry. Deceased per archdiocese website accessed 10/09. Included on archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19.

Fr. Aaron Nowicki

Ordained: 2016
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

Arrested in a sting operation in 8/21, attempting to meet who he thought was a 14- or 15-year-old for sex in Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Nowicki had reportedly been removed from ministry in the Diocese of Marquette WI in 2019 for alleged inappropriate sexual conduct with a vulnerable adult.


Fr. Thomas O’Brien

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Order: OSC
Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Limited interaction with minors as of 1989. Removed from public ministry 10/4/02 for abuse of a minor. Worked in Riverview MI 1989-94. May also have abused in St. Paul, MN area where he worked 1994 - 2001. Lived under restriction and performing internal administrative duties for Crosier Generalate in Rome 1999-2007. Dismissed from Order 08/05/08. Living in Ohio as of 3/14. Name added 11/3/17 to St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese list of "priests and religious brothers who have served or spent time in the archdiocese and have substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a minor against them." Included on Detroit archdiocese's list 6/10/19.

Fr. Loren O’Dea

Ordained: 1993
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Ordained in 1993 after retiring from career in social work. Given senior (retired) priest status in 1997. Was associate pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows, Farmington. Removed without privileges 10/12 after two complaints received of abuse dating back to just prior to his ordination. Allegations deemed "substantive" by review board. Sheriff's office notified. Died 10/14/15, age 87. Included on the archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/20.

Fr. Leo Olschausken

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Order: OPraem
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Gaylord MI

First named publicly as accused on the Diocese of Gaylord's list 11/10/18. Noted to have been removed from the diocese and returned to his Order in 1974. Deceased. The Official Catholic Directories show him as a priest of the Grand Rapids diocese, "On Duty Outside the Diocese" in 1974. The Directories consistently spell his name "Olschausken." He first appears in the 1963 Directory, as chaplain of Mercy Hospital in Cadillac, MI, Diocese of Grand Rapids.

Fr. Edward Theodore Olszewski

Ordained: 1960
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Accused of sodomizing his foster son starting at age 11. Found guilty by jury 12/18/02 of indecent liberties with a minor and innocent of sodomy charges; sentenced 1/30/03 to 3 years probation. New trial denied 3/13/03. Civil suit filed 12/22/03 in FL alleging abuse there. Conviction reversed 12/8/05 by MI Supreme Court: Olszewski "was deprived of an impartial jury." Prosecutor did not retry because sentence mostly served. Removed from MI and FL sex-offender registries. Ministry remains restricted. Included on the Detroit archdiocese's 6/10/19 list of credibly accused.

Fr. Thaddeus Ozog

Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

First named publicly by the archdiocese as accused in 11/18. Three years prior and again in 2018 a man reported sexual abuse as a minor by Ozog. The archdiocesan review board deemed the allegation credible in 2018. Ozog, a monsignor, was assigned to parishes in Detroit, Birmingham, Waterford Township, Wayne, Flat Rock and Hamtramck. From 1959 to 1975 he was a teacher, registrar, dean and rector at Sacred Heart Seminary. He died in 1994. Included on the archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19.

Fr. Eduard Perrone

Ordained: 1978
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Pastor for 25 years Assumption of the BVM. Suspended 7/5/19 after archdiocese found an allegation of sexual abuse of a boy decades prior had "a semblance of truth." Denied the allegation. Allegedly would invite altar boys to a lake house, wrestle with them in the water, sometimes groping them. A second former altar boy came forward after Perrone's removal alleging the priest rubbed his genitals in 1981. Case sent to Vatican; declined to pursue. Perrone was a co-founder in 2002 of Opus Bono Sacerdotii, a group formed to support priests accused of abuse. A woman whose father co-founder Opus Bono, spoke out about his alleged abuse of boys, and said Perrone gave her alcohol in the rectory beginning when she was age 12. He sued her for defamation. His parishioners sued the archdiocese in 2/20, claiming it "fabricated" a rape charge against Perrone. In 7/20 an arbitration panel found that Perrone was the target of defamation; he was awarded $125K. In 9/20 he also sued Msgr. Michael Bugarin.

Fr. Thomas R. Physician

Ordained: 1958
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

In a 5/04 civil suit filed by four men against four priests, a man alleged that Physician had abused him at Precious Blood parish from age 14 to 17 in the early 1970s. Physician, who had retired in 2002, was placed on leave 1/3/04. Police investigated but no charges filed. Archdiocese said charges were "serious and substantive." Died 8/23/04. Included on the archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19.

Fr. Raymond John Pilarski

Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Gaylord MI

Ordained for the Saginaw diocese; became priest of the Gaylord diocese at its creation in 1971. Retired in 1998. Diocese announced in 2/07 his permanent removal from ministry in 2006 due to allegations of abuse of two females, one age 13 and the other age 22, in the mid-1970s. Vatican agreed with decision to permanently remove him from active ministry. He died 10/19/17 in Alpena, MI. On diocese's list 11/10/18. On Saginaw diocese's list 4/10/19.

Fr. Ralph Quane

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Ordained: 1978
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Removed in 5/02 from his assignment as a hospital chaplain due to allegations that he sexually abused a minor in the early years of his ministry. Ordered not to wear priestly garb or represent himself as a priest. Laicization announced 5/05. Included on the diocese's list 6/10/19.

Fr. Terrence Andrew Raymond

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Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Gaylord MI

Ordained for the Diocese of Saginaw. Became priest of the Diocese of Gaylord when it was created in 1971. Left the priesthood in 1985. Died in 1986. First named publicly as accused by the Gaylord diocese on its list 11/10/18. On the Saginaw diocese's list by 8/9/19.

Fr. Austin Schlaefer

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Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Identified in 6/18/13 Capuchin audit report as a deceased friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Schlaefer's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. He died 6/19/92 in Saginaw, MI. Worked in Milwaukee, Detroit and Chicago. On the Saginaw diocese's list by 8/9/19.

Fr. Gary Schulte

Ordained: 1972
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Removed without privileges from assignment at St. Sylvester's in Warren 10/29/11 after allegations of sexual misconduct with a 16-year-old boy in 1991. Schulte was working at St. Vincent Ferrer Parish in Madison Heights at the time of the alleged abuse. Review board found allegations had enough validity to warrant restrictions. No criminal charges to be filed due to the statute of limitations. Included on the archdiocese's list 6/10/19. Permanently removed from public ministry.

Fr. Wendelin Shafer

Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1946
Status: Accused

Died: 10/9/2005
Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

"Leslie." Worked as a missioner in Central America for 52 years. Joined the Central American Vice Province. Retired and returned to Wisconsin. Died 10/09/05. Identified in 6/18/13 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as a deceased friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Shafer's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him.

Fr. Gerald Shirilla

Ordained: 1968
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Accused of abuse of at least seven youths 1972-1981. Named in several civil suits. Moved to the Gaylord diocese. Placed on leave in 2002. Died 2004. Included on the Detroit archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19, which noted that he had been removed from public ministry.

Fr. Jason E. Sigler

Ordained: 1964
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Ordained for the Archdiocese of Winnipeg, Canada. In Detroit and Lansing dioceses from 1968. Sent to Paracletes in NM for treatment 1960s-70s; worked in NM parishes; abused again. Named by 45 victims in lawsuits. In NM 17 men settled for $13M in 1993. Pled guilty 1983 to abuse of child; got probation and counseling. Laicized 1999. Many new allegations in MI in 2002. Arrested and convicted twice in MI in 2003. Included in new civil suits. Released 5/12 from jail and 11/13 from probation. Living in Albuquerque NM 2014; said in 8/14 to be living with his wife in Taylor Ranch. On sex offender list. Named in at least one new civil suit filed 8/14. Another suit filed 5/16 re alleged abuse of 10- or 11-year-old Fort Sumner NM altar boy in 1974. Suit filed 7/17 re abuse of boy in Las Vegas NM parish late 1970s for 2 years. On Santa Fe archdiocese list 9/12/17. On Lansing diocese's list 9/27/19. On Detroit's list 6/10/19.

Fr. Joseph Sito

Ordained: 1962
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Resigned in 1993 after credible allegation of sexual misconduct with a minor in the 1960s. Victim told archdiocese in 1985, but no action. Told them again in 1993 and Sito "retired." Banned from public ministry after treatment at two facilities. Criminally charged in 1999 with molesting a 17-year-old youth. Sito pleaded guilty to lesser charge and paid a fine. Would still say mass on occasion. Laicization announced 1/12/04. Died 1/4/16, age 80, in car crash outside of Detroit. Included on the archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19.

Fr. John Donald Slowey

Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Lansing MI

Attorney for one man announced 8/24/10 that he had settled a claim against Slowey and the diocese for $225K. The abuse allegedly took place when plaintiff was age 5-6 and lived at St. Vincent Home for Children in the mid-1950s. Diocese said this was only allegation against Slowey. It also said it could not verify the accusations but settled to cover "healing expenses." On the diocese's list of credibly accused 9/27/19, which notes multiple allegations. Died 1/13/83.

Fr. Joseph Smetana

Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Spent 31 years as a priest in Nicaragua. Identified in 6/18/13 "Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph" as current friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Smetana's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. Removed from public ministry, living under supervision. Included on the La Crosse diocese's list 1/18/20, where he worked at some point at St. Henry in Eau Galle. Permanently removed from ministry.

Fr. Robert Gordon Smith

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Ordained: 1945
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Gaylord MI

Ordained for the Diocese of Gaylord. Became a Saginaw diocese priest when it was created in 1971. First named publicly as accused by the Gaylord diocese on its list 11/10/18. Died in 6/24/80. On the Saginaw diocese's list 4/10/19. It notes that he was previously removed from publicly ministry.

Fr. Gerald F. Smola

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Midwest Province on its list 12/17/18. Joined the order in 1938. A single allegation was received after his death, of abuse occurring while assigned to U. of Detroit Jesuit High School in the 1950s. Smola was dismissed 11/14/69. Included on the Detroit archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19.

Fr. Robert Spader

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Order: OFM Cap
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Identified in 6/18/13 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as former friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Spader's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. He left the order at some point.

Br. Francis Sparacino

Order: OFM Cap
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Identified in 6/18/13 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as current friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Sparacino's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. Served most of career as provincial tailor for province of St. Joseph. Living in 8/13 under supervision in a nursing home. Died 1/19/15.

Fr. Brian L. Stanley

Ordained: 1996
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Kalamazoo MI

In 8/19 the MI A.G. announced charges against Stanley of false imprisonment. In 2013 Stanley was placed on leave after an accusation that he held a teenage boy against his will in the janitor's room at St. Margaret's, wrapping him in plastic wrap and covering his eyes and mouth with masking tape. The boy's parents had reportedly asked Stanley to counsel him. Per the A.G., diocesan records show that this behavior by Stanley had been occurring for "decades" and was sexually motivated. Police investigated in 2013, no charges. Reinstated. Removed again in 1/17 after more allegations. Pled guilty. Sentenced in a plea deal 1/27/20 to 60 days in jail, five years probation and to register as a sex offender for 15 years. Per the A.G., three other victims had come forward, one alleging abuse at age 13.

Fr. Kenneth Stewart

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Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Identified in 6/18/13 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as former friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Stewart's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. Audit reported that he had been removed from ministry and placed under supervision. He left the order and was laicized at some point. On the Saginaw diocese's list by 8/9/19, where he was assigned 1973-74.

Bishop James S. Sullivan

Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Lansing MI

In 6/02, Sullivan, who had been Bishop of Fargo ND, was accused fondling a boy in 1966 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in East Lansing MI. The same plaintiff settled with the Christian Brothers in 1995 over abuse allegations against Br. Jeffrey Gregory. Sullivan denied the charges. The diocese said it did not believe the allegations because the man didn't come forward sooner. Sullivan retired as Bishop of Fargo 3/18/02 after a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. He died 6/12/06. On 7/2/21 the Dioceses of Lansing announced that the it had deemed credible allegations against Sullivan that he abused two boys, one ages 12-14 and the other ages 11- 12,  in the mid-1960s. The abuse took place at Church of the Resurrection in Lansing, where Sullivan was assigned.


Fr. Richard T. Szafranski

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saginaw MI

Accused in 4/06 of sexual misconduct with a minor female in the mid-1970s. Placed on leave. He admitted to "a relationship" with the girl. He was 27 and she was 16-17 (or 13 per one article). No criminal charges will be pursued as of 7/06 but diocese had not yet completed investigation. Added to the diocese's list 4/10/19. Noted by 8/9/19 to have been permanently removed from ministry.

Fr. Joseph Szarek

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Ordained: 1939
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saginaw MI

Ordained of the Archdiocese of Krakaw, Poland. Named publicly as accused by the Diocese of Saginaw on its list in 2019. Noted to have worked briefly in the diocese. Removed from ministry in the Saginaw diocese in 1958, later worked in the Diocese of Albany, where he was incardinated in 1976. Died 5/15/99. Added to Albany diocese's list 12/4/19.

Fr. Timothy J. Szott

Ordained: 1973
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Placed on leave in 2/03 after a church volunteer found child abuse images on his computer. Arraigned in 6/03; posted bail before returning to treatment at St. Luke's. Sentenced in 9/03 to 18 months probation after pleading no contest to possession of child pornography. Permanently removed from ministry in 2005. Sued in 4/08 for abuse of a youth in 1999. His victim had just turned 18. Other complaints too old to prosecute. Died in 8/08 in AZ. Sued again in 11/08. Included on the archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19.

Fr. Guy S. Thoren

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

Removed in 6/02 after the diocese said it had substantiated an allegation of abuse of a minor dating back more than 25 years. Thoren had just been transferred into a new parish to replace Joseph Carne, who had been removed because of sexual abuse allegations. Retired to Florida, per obituary. Died 12/17/11, age 66.

Fr. John Tupper

Ordained: 1960
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Gaylord MI

Ordained for the Diocese of Grand Rapids. Joined Gaylord when it was created in 1971. Worked there until retirement. Did missionary work in Brazil 1980-89 with the Franciscan Friars. Faculties were removed in 8/02 after officials were contacted by a person who charged that he was involved in inappropriate conduct involving a minor about 30 years previously. During investigation, a second person came forward with allegations. He denied all accusations. Died 07/27/04.

Fr. John Tyminski

Ordained: 1935
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Ordained in Poland. Arrived in the U.S. in 1950. Retired 1976. Died 1984. Named publicly by the archdiocese as accused in 5/19. The archdiocese said it received an allegation over ten years prior, after Tyminski's death. A second victim came forward in early 2019. The Review Board deemed the allegations credible. Included on the archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19.

Fr. Peter J. Van der Linden

Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Publicly named as accused for first time in archdiocesan press release 10/02. Had been removed in 1993 after "serious and substantive allegation of sexual misconduct dating back to the early years of his ministry." On medical leave of absence since 1991 but had begun working part time at Cardinal Mooney High School, Marine City, in 1993. Permanently removed from ministry 5/05. Died in 2/07.

Fr. Bernard Van der Schueren

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

From Belgium. Died7/25/09. Diocese of Marquette announced 11/15/13 that it had received a credible allegation of abuse of a minor by Fr. Ben in 1989 while he filled in at St. Michael Parish in Marquette. Allegation was reported to the Jesuits and to the county prosecutor's office. On the Jesuits Midwest Province list 12/17/18.

Fr. Jacob Vellian

Status: Charged

Diocese: Diocese of Kalamazoo MI

Priest of the Archeparchy of Kottayam, India, of the Syro-Malabar Church. Per USCCB Advisory, Vellian was working in Kalamazoo on temporary basis in 1973-74. Diocese said in Fall 2010 it had recently received an allegation of sexual abuse of a female minor by Vellian. Review Board concluded the charges had merit. His accuser said she told the diocese in 2002, and that a priest walked in on them during an assault in 1973. Vellian had been in active ministry in various dioceses in the US in the recent past. In 9/11 he was said to be living in Kerala India's Kottayam district, in a Kaduthuruthi seminary. Investigated by the MI A.G. Charged in 5/19 with rape of a 15-year-old girl in the early 1970s. A.G. to seek extradition from India.

Fr. Lawrence M. Ventline

Ordained: 1976
Status: Charged

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Removed from public ministry in 2016 due to allegations he sexually assaulted an 11-year-old boy in 1989-90, while a parish pastor. In 5/19 Michigan A.G. Dana Nessel announced that Ventline would be charged, along with four other priests, with criminal sexual conduct. She also said she was suspending Ventline's counseling license, which prompted him to say he would sue. The license was revoked in 9/19. Ventline denied the allegations, saying he was a victim. On the archdiocese's list 6/10/19, which noted that Ventline was restricted from public ministry. Charged in 9/19 with indecent exposure after allegedly exposing himself at a bakery in Bad Axe earlier in the summer.

Fr. Gerald John Vesnaugh

Ordained: 1968
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Forced from the priesthood in 1975 after molesting children. Conviction in 1979 with suspended sentence and two years probation. Law license suspended in 1980 and revoked in 1982. Charged again in 1981 with three counts of sexual assault. Served 2 1/2 years of a 5- to 15-year sentence. Released from prison. Moved to OK in 1996; offended and was arrested. Fled to Canada. Abused two boys and was arrested. Sentenced to three years prison in 1996. Included on the Detroit archdiocese's of credibly accused 6/10/19.

Fr. Aloysius Volskis

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Ordained: 1985
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

From the Diocese of Telsiai, Lithuania. Accused in a 3/21 lawsuit of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old boy in 2010 at Bishop Kelley Catholic School in Lapeer, where the boy was a second-grader. The school was affiliated with Immaculate Conception Parish. Volskis allegedly molested and raped the boy after giving him pills that semi-sedated him during a "spiritual formation" session in the teacher's lounge. Volskis ceased active ministry in the parish in 2011 after he was accused of the sexual assault of another parishioner. He returned to Europe in 2013. Per the lawsuit, church officials sheltered the priest in the church rectory, then helped him leave the country. The boy came forward to the archdiocese in around 2018.

Fr. Dennis A. Wagner

Ordained: 1978
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Grand Rapids MI

Pled guilty in 1983 to assault and battery of a 13-year-old boy during a tubing trip. Given two years probation and received counseling. Apparently admitted in 1983 that he had molested more than one boy. A man told the diocese in the early 1990 that Wagner raped him in a lake in 1985. No criminal charges due to SOL. Diocese gave the man money for therapy. Wagner was allowed to work as a canon lawyer in Diocesan Tribunal Office. Suspended in 5/02. Diocese received six substantiated allegations. Agreed to ask for laicization.

Fr. Harold A. Walsh

Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Ordained in Ireland for the Redemptorists. Worked in Davenport, Detroit, Chicago and St. Paul. A woman told Detroit in 1994 (and in 2002 and 2011) that he had abused her in the mid-1960s when she was 15 and he was assigned Holy Redeemer parish. Walsh said he had proved he was still living in a monastery in Ireland at the time. Worked in St. Paul for many years. Accused of abusing a boy there; Walsh denied the allegation. The woman received a settlement in 1996. Walsh left active ministry in 2005. Laicized 8/12/12. Taught sex education in St. Paul area until 1/31/14. Name on St Paul revised list 2/17/14.

Fr. David F. West

Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Archdiocese announced in 12/15 a credible allegation of sexual abuse of a male minor in the 1970s by West, who died in 2004 at age 65. Per the announcement West served in about 20 parishes. Included on the archdiocese's 6/10/19 list of credibly accused.

Fr. Leroy E. White

Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Kalamazoo MI

Accused in 1991 of sexually touching a female minor. Also accused of touching several women. Sent for treatment out of state and returned to ministry. Reportedly retired in 1994 and worked in the Lansing diocese while in residence at a parish there. Removed again in 2002 for the 1991 allegation. Restricted in 2004 by the Vatican from working in the Kalamazoo area. Retired in the Lansing diocese.

Fr. Ronald R. Williams

Ordained: 1979
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Accused in 6/02 of getting a male minor drunk and attempting to perform oral sex on the boy. Williams was suspended and, investigative files reveal, two other men then came forward to the prosecutor. One alleged similar abuse in 1979 at age 16. The other alleged Williams fondled his bottom at age 17 in 1984. No charges filed because SOL expired. Permanently barred by Vatican from active ministry per 4/20/07 announcement. Died 7/6/10. On the archdiocese's 6/10/19 list of credibly accused.

Fr. Robert Witkowski

Ordained: 1961
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Retired in 2013. Restricted from public ministry in 10/18 due to credible allegations that he sexually abused minors early in his career. In a lawsuit filed in NJ in 12/19 a man claimed Witkowski, along with Rev. Thomas Ganley, abused him and other boy at St. Cecila's in Iselin, NJ in the early 1990s.

Fr. James C. Wolf

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Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1957
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Civil suit alleges Wolf, Jim Buser and Gale Leifeld molested a man while he was a student at a Capuchin run high school and after graduation. The plaintiff was a counselor for men abused by clergy and claimed his therapy in 1992 revealed flashbacks. Case tried in 1995. Jury decided it was not filed within the statute of limitations. Two of the priests admitted abusing other boys but not the plaintiff in this case.

Fr. James R. Wysocki

Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Placed on leave in 2003 after the archdiocese reviewed an old allegation against Wysocki of sexual misconduct involving a minor. When the allegation was first raised, officials didn't have enough info to proceed. It was later deemed "substantive." Allegation was at least 15 years old and incident is said to have occurred just after Wysocki's 1967 ordination. A second allegation of abuse in the early 1970s of teenage youth was made in 2004. Vatican ordered church trial. Permanently barred from public ministry in 2007.

Fr. Robert Wyzgoski

Ordained: 1959
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Removed in 2002; "retired." Accused of abuse of teenage girls in the 1960s. Parents were complaining of his behavior as early as 1973. Named in a civil suit in 2004. In 2005 the Vatican upheld Cardinal Maida's decision to permanently remove Wyzgoski from pastoral duties. Died in 1/07. On the archdiocese's list of credibly accused 6/10/19.

Fr. Hilary Zach

Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1949
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Identified in 6/18/13 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as a deceased friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. Zach's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. Spent several years at St. Lawrence Seminary as teacher and novice master, then became a hospital chaplain. Died 3/22/97.