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Fr. Stephen D. Cude

Ordained: 1969
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Oklahoma City OK

A man claimed in a lawsuit filed in 11/10 that Cude sexually abused him as a boy St. Joseph Old Cathedral in Oklahoma City. Cude left the priesthood in 1998. Cude's personal website in 2010 said he was a parish priest for 13 years, a hospital chaplain for about 16 years at OK Health Center in OK City, and a part-time chaplain at BIshop McGuinness High School. On the archdiocese's list of credibly accused 10/3/19. It notes that Cude's faculties were removed 5/15/19.

Fr. Paul Eichhoff

Ordained: 1970
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Tulsa OK

Suspended in 8/02 after a man alleged that Eichhoff sexually abused him and another boy when they were grade-schoolers in the late 1970s. Eichhoff filed a slander suit against the man and his father. They countersued. Eichhoff was cleared by the diocese's review board in late 2002 and returned to ministry. In 10/04 a jury found that Eichhoff did not abuse the plaintiff; it also found he was not slandered by either the plaintiff or plaintiff's father. In 7/06 they sued the bishop, alleging a conspiracy to invade the plaintiff's privacy and prevent him from pursuing his earlier suit. Dismissed by court, upheld by OK Court of Appeals in 1/14. In 8/10 another man came forward with allegations that, when he was age 9, he and two other boys were sexually abused by Eichhoff in the late 1970s, including the man who came forward in 2002. The review board deemed his allegations unsubstantiated. In 11/20 Eichhoff is pastor emeritus in residence at Christ the King parish.

Deacon Robert L. Foster

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Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Oklahoma City OK

Foster, a deacon for 18 years and retired Judge, was charged in 1997 with sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl when she and her younger sister stayed overnight at his home. He also tried to get her to let him take pictures of her. The girl was an altar server at Foster's parish. He pleaded no contest in 1998 and got a 5 year deferred adjudication. In 2000, he was charged with stalking the girl; sentence was revised to 5 years probation. Died in 2003.

Fr. David Imming

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Ordained: 1965
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Oklahoma City OK

Accused in a 2003 suit of abuse of a boy 20 years prior. It claimed the archdiocese had forced Imming to resign and removed his privileges because of a complaint of abuse of a different boy during the same time as the plaintiff's abuse. At least six other accusers came forward. Imming "retired" in 2001. Suit dismissed 1/10. On the Kansas City KS archdiocese's list 1/25/19. It notes more than one allegation of abuse, occurring in 1980 in OK. Never assigned to KC. On OK City list 10/3/19; it notes faculties removed 5/13/02. Laicized 6/10/11.

Fr. John Jangam

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Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Tulsa OK

Visiting priest from India beginning 1997. In 2002 a girl said that Jangam had kissed and fondled her in 1999, when she was age 13. She told her parents who reported it to church. Diocese sent him back to India but did not report abuse to police since they considered it a matter of "inappropriate behavior." Diocese told parishioners Jangam returned to India to care for an ailing parent; some parishioners donated money for the trip. The girl later said the behavior included fondling her breasts and touching her genitalia. Jangam later wrote to Tulsa parishioners asking for money for an orphanage he was running in India and stating that he was still a priest. Included on the Tulsa diocese's list of credibly accused 10/2/19.

Fr. Daniel C. Keohane

Ordained: 1952
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Oklahoma City OK

A woman alleged in a lawsuit that her father abused her and she acquired multiple personality disorder, and that she was molested by Keohane 1967-70 when she sought counseling from him. She claimed repressed memory until 1987. Suit dismissed on SOL by US District Court in Tulsa; she appealed. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in 2/92 that her diagnosis did not stop the SOL because she knew she had psychological problems but still graduated from college with honors and ran own business for years. Keohane died in 1/99.

Fr. Marvin Francis Leven

Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Oklahoma City OK

Named publicly as accused by the diocese in 1/20 after allegations in two cases were substantiated by the diocese's review board. In 1993 the diocese received an allegation that Leven sexually abused a minor, age 15, and again when the alleged victim was a young adult at St. John the Baptist in Edmond. In 1995 Leven was sent to St. Luke Institute for evaluation; outpatient therapy was recommended along with no unsupervised contact with minors. Returned to ministry. A second allegation surfaced at some point. Leven retired in 1999; worked in retirement as a hospital chaplain until 2013. Faculties removed 1/15/20.

Fr. Kenneth Lewis

Ordained: 1991
Status: Charged

Diocese: Diocese of Tulsa OK

Accused in 2002 of abusing several boys in the mid-1990s. Had been sent for treatment in 1994, then reassigned by Bishop Slattery. Up to six alleged victims had come forward; not removed until 2002. No charges due to SOL. In 2004, parents of a boy filed a police report in Tulsa alleging Lewis had molested their son at age 13 in 2001 during a trip to Chicago. Tulsa police referred case to Evanston IL police. Parents filed suit in 2007; settled in 2011. Laicization announced in 7/07. Named in a second suit in 11/09. Lewis had a Colorado address, but was in Ecuador beginning 7/17. Detained by Homeland Security in Atlanta 5/9/18. Taken to Chicago 5/18/18; charged in Evanston with felony predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, related to the alleged abuse there of the Tulsa boy in 2001. On diocese's list 10/2/19.

Fr. Vincent C. McGouldrick

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Ordained: 1950
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Tulsa OK

Named publicly as credibly accused by the diocese on its list 10/2/19. Per his obituary, ordained in Philadelphia, where he had been a seminarian. Also studied at Maryknoll Seminary in NY, and St. Thomas Seminary in Denver. In OK, worked in parishes and taught at Bethlehem Catholic High School. Died in Chaing Mai, Thailand, where he was doing missionary work, 1/19/94.

Fr. James J. Mickus

Ordained: 1972
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Oklahoma City OK

Suspended in 2002 after an an allegation that he abused a male minor 20 years prior. Mickus filed a defamation suit against his accuser, which was dismissed in 2003. Archdiocesan review board deemed the allegation unsubstantiated. Mickus returned to ministry. Pastor of two parishes when suspended in 11/18; Archdiocese had announced in 8/18 that it was reviewing allegations from 1960-2018. Included on the archdiocese's 10/3/19 list of those with substantiated allegations. Faculties suspended. Mickus attorney in 3/20 said the priest had a "consensual romantic relationship" with his accuser, who he maintained was an adult at the time.

Fr. Papa-Rao Pasala

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Ordained: 2001
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Oklahoma City OK

From the Diocese of Nellore, India. Assigned for a time in 2001 to the Diocese of Oklahoma City. The diocese announced in 12/19 that Pasala had substantiated allegations against him of the sexual abuse of a 17-year-old girl in 2001. He was sent back to India in 12/01 after admitting to his behavior. He had returned to the U.S. and from 2014 was working in parishes in the Diocese of Baker, OR. He was removed from ministry in 12/6/19 after the old allegations were discovered by a law firm in OK reviewing files. Again sent back to India.

Fr. Joe C. Townsend

Ordained: 1988
Status: Cleared

Diocese: Diocese of Tulsa OK

Placed on leave in 7/19 by the diocese, due to a "non-frivolous allegation of sexual misconduct with a minor." Townsend denied the allegation. The abuse allegedly occurred sometime during his assignment at St. Pius X in Tulsa 6/88-6/91. After an internal investigation, the diocese announced on 12/3/19 that the allegation was determined to be "unsubstantiated" and Townsend was free to return to public ministry.

Fr. Benjamin Zoeller

Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Oklahoma City OK

Removed from ministry in 2002 due to allegations deemed credible. Laicized in 2011. Assignments included parishes in Tusla, Norman, Watonga and OK City. Pastor in Moore 1974-84, moved to Weatherford parish 1984-85, OK City 1985-96, Yukon 1996-01, per archdiocese. Report to archdiocese in 2006 of abuse in 1985 by Zoeller of a 16-year-old boy who attended St. Patrick's parish. In 8/18 his accuser contacted the archdiocese, which then found credible allegations in Zoeller's file and initiated an investigation. Zoeller was discovered volunteering at a parish in 8/18. On the archdiocese's list of credibly accused 10/3/19.