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Fr. Edward D. Altstock

Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

A woman filed a civil suit in 9/11 alleging that Altstock groomed, seduced and then sexually abused her on at least a dozen occasions when she was ages 14-18, beginning in 1985. He was assigned to St. John the Apostle in Reedsport during the time of the alleged abuse. Retired in 7/01. Archdiocese said this was the allegation against him. Settlement finalized in 7/12. As part of the settlement, the Vicar General was to issue a public apology on behalf of the Archbishop at the parish on 8/26/12. Died 12/2/17

Fr. Henri Arata

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Ordained: 1960
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

In 12/03 a man filed suit alleging that Arata sexually molested him as a boy 1967-70 at Immaculate Conception Parish. Arata was assigned to Immaculate Conception 1969-75 and also worked at a local grade school and high school as a counselor 1964-75. He retired "for health reasons" in 1982 and died the same year.

Fr. Joseph A. Baccellieri

Ordained: 1966
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Placed on leave in 1992 after allegation of abuse in the 1970s involving teenage boys. Went to rehab, then reassigned to several parishes beginning in 1994. Supposedly reassigned on limited basis under close supervision. Retired in 2002. Removed from active ministry in 2002. Two men filed suits in 2004 alleging abuse as boys in the 1970s at Central Catholic High School. One plaintiff had a secretly recorded tape wherein Baccelliere seemed to admit molesting the plaintiffs and indicating that there were other victims. There were seven claims against Baccellieri by 4/07.

Fr. Arnold R. Beezer

Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Beezer was first named publicly as credibly accused in the Jesuit West Province 12/7/18 list, which states that he was removed from ministry and put on a safety plan for abuse of a minor in the 1970s. In that decade Beezer worked at Jesuit HS in Portland, St Alexander's in Cornelius OR, and St Luke's in Woodburn OR in the Portland archdiocese. The list does not specify the Cornelius assignment or state when the abuse was reported. Beezer also worked in the Yakima and Spokane dioceses, and in the Tegucigalpa archdiocese, Honduras, in an orphanage and a maternity hospital. Residing in 2016-2020 at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, CA. Died in 2020.

Fr. William Norbert Bischoff

Ordained: 1947
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the province agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. Bischoff's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. Worked in San Francisco, Spokane, Seattle, Great Falls, and Portland OR dioceses. Died 10/27/91. On the Jesuit West Province list 12/7/19. It notes abuse reported in 2009, occurring 1953-56, 1957-61 and 1962.

Fr. Pius Brazauskas

Ordained: 1930
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Lithuanian. Arrived in U.S. 1940s. In 1949 assisted at a St. Louis parish, transferred in late 1950s to Eugene OR where he was hospital chaplain until early 1970s. Per news, a 1950s news story said Brazauskas had a special rapport with children, always had candy and bubblegum for them and was nicknamed "Dr. Bubblegum." Moved to North Bend OR 1972, worked at Holy Redeemer parish and St. Cathierine's Residence Nursing Home. Artist with religious paintings displayed around the world, per obit. Retired 1980. Died 1990. In 1/18, three men filed suit vs the archdiocese alleging Brazauskas sexually abused them as children in the 1980s, when the priest was assigned to Holy Redeemer parish in North Bend. The boys were between 5 and 12 years old when Brazauskas allegedly french kissed them, groped their genitals and pressed his erect penis against them. Five more men joined the suit, some alleging abuse, some up to age 16, in the 1970s; settlement of nearly $4M in 7/19.

Fr. Melvin Bucher

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1961
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Accused in a 1994 lawsuit of abuse in the early 1970's. Diocese said he was on leave of absence when abuse occurred, so they were not responsible for him. Lower court dismissed as not within scope of employment; OR Supreme Court reversed lower court in 1999. This ruling became noted for changing OR law. Case settled 1/01 for $512,500. Another man claimed abuse as a minor in 1965. Bucher admitted abuse in the 1960s and 1970s. Worked in CA and OR. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans' list 5/31/19. On the Oakland diocese's list 6/1/19. Died in 2019.

Fr. Francis W. Callan

Ordained: 1946
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Worked in San Francisco, Spokane, Great Falls, Boise City, Baker, Seattle, Gallup, Tucson, and Portland OR dioceses. Gallup and Tucson assignments in 1962-68 were in the CA province, not his home OR province. As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the province agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claim filed in the bankruptcy, and who have not denied the allegation. Callan's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. Died 4/19/91. On Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes alleged abuse 1950-53, reported in 2009.

Fr. Louis Charvet

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Order: OSB
Ordained: 1945
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Accused by at least 15 people, women and men, of sexually abusing them as children in the late 1950s to the early 1970s. Accused in a 2002 lawsuit of abuse of a 7-year-old girl nearly 30 years prior. Sued also by a man claiming Charvet masturbated in front of him and used sexually explicit language when the man was age 14 in 1958. By 2006 the archdiocese settled 13 cases. Charvet was recalled to the Abbey when the first allegation surfaced in 2002. Died in 10/07. One case was to go to trial 2010.

Fr. Emanuel W. Clark

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1961
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Accused in 11/02 civil suit of abuse of a male student at Mount Angel Abbey Seminary High School in 1975 after the youth sought counseling from Clark. Died 1992. Second suit filed 12/10 against Mount Angel Abbey by an active priest who alleged that Clark molested him in 1970s at Mt. Angel Preparatory, when he was between the ages of 14 and 17.

Fr. Thomas E. Connolly

Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Most of career spent among Native Americans, for a time in WA state and for many years at Sacred Heart Coeur d'Alene mission in Desmet ID. Retired in 2010 to Regis Jesuit Community at Gonzaga University in Spokane. As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, OR Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the province agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. Connolly's name is included on this list. On the Boise diocese's list in 10/19; early 1980s incident(s) while at Sacred Heart Mission in DeSmet reported in 2012. On Jesuits West list 12/7/18.

Fr. Gerald Dezurick

Order: OSB
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Sued in 2005. Plaintiff alleged that Dezurick molested him in about 1960 at Tillamook Catholic High School when he was 16. Suit also alleged that Dezurick then lied to the boy's parents and persuaded them to commit him to a mental institution to cure homosexuality. Another man came forward to allege abuse in 1957. Total of four known accusers.Settlement with the Abbey in 2003. Dezurick died in 1986. Also worked in the Spokane diocese for several years in the late 1970s.

Fr. Martin W. Doherty

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Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Accused by one plaintiff in a civil suit of sexually abusing a number of boys in 1956 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gervais, sometimes in conjunction with Fr. Edmund Raleigh. The accuser said that the two priests forced him to have oral sex with them and watch as they engaged in group sex with other boys. Doherty died 8/6/73.

Fr. Francis Duffy

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1943
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Died 12/1/92. Accused in a 2002 OR suit of abuse of sisters in 1967 and 1968 at St. Luke's in Woodburn; settled 2003. Settlement same year with another female. Named in a suit against the Jesuits in 2007, by a woman claiming abuse as a child by Duffy and Fr. James Poole in the mid-1960s. Included in 11/07 settlement with order. A woman filed suit in Yakima, WA in 6/08. Settled 8/08. Another woman settled suit 7/12 with Yakima for $500K. Suit against Yakima in 3/13 settled 2/14. On Great Falls-Billings diocese's list 8/21/18. On Jesuits West List 12/7/18. It notes abuse 1949-50, 1967-69 and 1977-78 reported 2002, 2008, 2009. On Yakima's list 7/9/19.

Fr. Donald A. Durand

Ordained: 1958
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

A man filed suit in 2004 alleging that Durand molested him and three friends as boys in the early 1970s. The man said Durand fondled him, and forced all the boys to disrobe, take a sauna with him and wrestle with him. Incidents allegedly occurred at St. Francis Assisi School in Portland. More than a dozen men have alleged abuse 1960s-90s. Durand retired in 2001 at age 70. Privileges later removed. Eight claims were settled 3/14/07 after two "mini-trials. New suit filed in 9/11 by one man.

Fr. Harold H. Ernsdorff

Ordained: 1943
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Baker OR

As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the province agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. Ernsdorff's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. Worked in San Francisco, Seattle, and Baker dioceses. Died 8/21/58. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes claims in 2009 of sexual abuse of a minor 1949-51. Assigned during the time of the alleged abuse to St. Andrew's Mission in Pendleton, OR.

Fr. Jose Joaquin Estrada Arango

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Ordained: 1997
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Baker OR

Estrada, a priest from Colombia, was arrested for sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl in Morrow County OR. He pleaded guilty in 2003 and was deported to Colombia. Estrada had served in Yakima diocese prior to his transfer to Baker Diocese in 2/03.

Sr. Mary Eucharistica

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Order: SHCJ
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

A woman filed suit in 2/07 against the order alleging abuse by Mother Mary Eucharistica and Mother Mary Freddrick between 1958-1962 at Holy Child Academy and St. Rose's Catholic School. Plaintiff had already settled with the Portland Archdiocese. Mary Eucharistica died in 2002 at the age of 100.

Fr. Francis John Ford

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Ordained: 1951
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Ordained for the Franciscans. Left the order and was incardinated into the Diocese of Santa Rosa in 1/71. Accused in 2002 suit against the Portland archdiocese and Franciscans of abuse of a boy for two years, beginning when the boy was age 12 in 1961. Ford apparently moved back and forth between Portland archdiocese and positions in CA. Died 10/21/84. Suit settled in 2003 or 2004. He signed documents John E. Ford when chaplain at Napa State Hospital 1/73 - 3/77. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19. It notes abuse in the diocese in 1974 and that he went on leave 1/1/79. On Oakland diocese's list in 2019. On Santa Barbara Province Franciscans' list 5/31/19.

Fr. Clement Frank

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Order: OSB
Ordained: 1934
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

A man filed suit in 4/02 alleging that Frank raped him at age 7 in the basement of St. Mary's in Mount Angel in the 1950s. Frank was later principal of Mount Angel Seminary Prep School. He died in 1996 at age 89. In 3/08, the Oregon Court of Appeals upheld dismissal of suit against the Archdiocese. Litigation was still pending in 11/08.

Fr. Massimo Ghilardi

Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

In 2/03 a man wrote from prison to a priest at a Bandon OR church to say that he had been molested by Ghilardi 1976-77, when he was approximately age 12. The priest he contacted notified the archdiocese and reported back that there were no other complaints in Ghilardi's file. Ghilardi requested a transfer from Bandon in 1977 "for health reasons" and died 4/16/85.

Seminarian Juan Jose Gonzalez Rios

Status: Charges Dropped

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Seminary student at Mount Angel Seminary in Oregon until he was dismissed in 2003. Warrant was issued in 2005 for his arrest on felony charges of encouraging child sex abuse (child pornography). When arrested in 3/08, he was working at St. Peter Retreat Center in the Yakima diocese. The Yakima bishop knew of the earlier allegation; thought it was an isolated incident and duties did not involve children. Gonzalea claims he was abused by a priest before entering seminary. Criminal charges dropped in 5/09.

Fr. John Maloy Goodrich

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Ordained: 1943
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

A man alleged in a 1989 civil suit that Goodrich fondled, kissed and bit him on church premises between 1974 and 1988. Settled in 1990 for $446K. Goodrich retired in 1988 and later suffered a stroke that left him mentally incapacitated. He died in 1995. At least one additional suit was filed in 10/04. There are as many as 14 accusers against Goodrich.

Fr. Maurice R. Grammond

Ordained: 1950
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Accused in 12/14/99 suit of sexually abusing a boy in the late 1960s-early 1970s. Amended suit added 24 other plaintiffs; settlement with 23 announced 10/9/00. Alcohol and porn used in grooming; abuse allegedly included oral and anal sex. Archdiocese was warned 5 times 1959-74. Removed 1985; sick leave 1986; retired 1988; died 2002. there were 54 claims by 4/07. Another suit filed 2008; dismissed on SOL. Through 2013, more than 46 claims had been settled for almost $40M. New suits filed 6/13 and 10/13 and 4/14. In 2005 one accuser was sentenced to 3 years in prison for making false allegation in a civil suit filed against Grammond. Another new suit filed 6/24/14 alleged abuse 1969-72 when plaintiff was ages 6-9. Another suit filed by 2 brothers in 2/17 claimed abuse by Grammond and Rev. James M. Harris ages 9-13 and 11-12, while their step-father suffered from leukemia.

Fr. Erasto Guzman-Chavez

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Ordained: 1979
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Visiting priest from the Diocese of Huajuapan de Leon, Oaxaca, Mexico. Began working in Portland in 1993. Accused in 5/97 of molesting several pre-teen and teenage girls. Despite knowing of the allegations, the Archdiocese wrote to the Immigration Service asking that he be granted permanent residence status. He was restricted from contact with women but was allowed to continue his Spanish-language ministry.

Br. Lawrence M. Halsey

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Order: FMS
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Known as Brother Cronin, Halsey is accused in a 2002 civil suit of abusing a teenage girl 1968-72 at Marist high school in Eugene. Another woman also alleged molestation when she was in high school but later withdrew her claim. Halsey left the order, married, and was living in Oregon as of 2002.

Fr. Rayner Harrington

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Ordained: 1940
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Named publicly as accused by the Franciscans' Santa Barbara Province on its list 5/31/19. Allegation reported in 1966 of recent sexual abuse of minors the same year. Assigned in 1966 to St. Anthony's in Tigard, OR. Died in 1996. On the Oakland diocese's list in 2019.

Fr. James M. Harris

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Ordained: 1948
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Accused in a 2006 civil suit of abusing 3 of 8 siblings, ages of 5-14, beginning in 1968. He had befriended the family after their house burned down. Brother of Bernard M. Harris who is alleged to also have abused the children. Died in 1999. There were 7 claims against Harris by 4/07. New lawsuit to be filed 8/07 alleging abuse of 1 youth in the early 1950s. Another suit filed by 2 brothers in 2/17 claiming abuse by Harris and Rev. Maurice Grammond when they were ages 9-13 and 11-12, while their step-father suffered from leukemia.

Fr. David Hazen

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Baker OR

One suit settled in 1997 for a small sum. Another 18 individuals participated in a suit filed in 12/01 which alleged abuse by Hazen in the late 1950s and late 1970s. Baker Bishop allowed Hazen to serve in multiple parishes, including some in the Portland archdiocese, even after Hazen admitted to abuse in 1959. This permitted him to abuse at least 16 of the plaintiffs. All 18 settled with the Baker diocese in 4/04 for $3.6M. Hazen died in 1983.

Fr. James P. Hurley

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1940
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the province agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. Hurley's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. Died 11/14/98. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes claims in 2009 of abuse in the late 1950s and 1966-67.

Fr. Gary Jacobson

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Ordained: 1965
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Several complaints of abuse by Jacobson were made to the Archbishop or the Archdiocese in the 1980s and 1990s. See documents released 11/08. Three alleged victims: in 1965, the late 1970s, and 1987. A woman filed suit in 2002 in Arizona alleging abuse in Oregon. He was still working in 2002 and had recently been cautioned about behavior with children.

Fr. Kenneth Jacques

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Order: OSB
Ordained: 1967
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Also known as Robert Lawrence Jacques. A civil suit filed in 4/02 alleged Jacques abused a 16-year-old boy in 1968. Immediately placed on leave. Accused in a suit filed in 5/02 of abusing a second boy in 1968. Jacques was principal at a Mount Angel Abbey Prep School at the time of the alleged abuse. Three other men filed suit 11/02, claiming abuse in the late 1970s.

Fr. William Karath

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Ordained: 1971
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Ordained for the Diocese of Columbus, OH. Moved to the Archdiocese of Portland in 1975; incardinated there in 1979. Died 1/11/03. Private settlement of $225K between a man and archdiocese was announced and finalized in 5/11. The man alleged sexually inappropriate behavior against him as a boy by Karath while the priest was assigned to Holy Trinity in Bandon 1989-2002.

Fr. Thomas B. Laughlin

Ordained: 1948
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Accused of sexually abusing 20-40 boys during 1967-96. Numerous civil suits filed; several settled. Convicted at least once. Sentenced to 1 year in jail in 1983. Abused on way to treatment in New Mexico. Laicized in 1988. Ten men each sued Laughlin in 2004. Additional suit filed in 8/07 by a man alleging abuse beginning in 1960. Laughlin died 3/1/13 in Omaha. Another claim filed in 2007, of abuse in 1979; this person was later convicted of filing at least 4 false claims in Portland, Spokane, Covington and Tucson and was sentenced 6/11/14 to 33 months in prison.

Fr. Archibald M. McDowell

Order: CSC
Ordained: 1933
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Taught at University of Portland 1949-59. Accused of molesting an 11-year-old boy in 1956. In 1958 the Provincial of the order wrote to McDowell noting two canonical warnings already on his record, one of which was for fondling two high school boys. Sued prior to 7/02 by a boy he allegedly molested in 1956. Archdiocese paid $10K in 2003 to settle one claim. Also taught in Austin, TX. On the order's list 6/12/19. It notes multiple allegations received1949-50s of abuse occurring in OR, IN, and LA. Permanently removed from ministry in 1962. Died 1994. On New Orleans' list in 6/19.

Fr. J. William McLeod

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Ordained: 1938
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Civil suit filed in 2001, settled in 2002. Plaintiff said McLeod molested him 50 times 1938-41. Another man claimed abuse but did not sue; he did provide a deposition in the existing legal case. A second civil suit in 6/02 alleged that the plaintiff was abused as a child at St. Mary's School in Medford more than a dozen times 1954-57. The senior pastor allegedly walked in during one episode of abuse but failed to take action. At least 14 accusers in all. McLeod died in 1969.

Fr. James P. McSorley

Order: OMI
Ordained: 1946
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Philippines missionary for 15 years, then moved often. Worked in Dioceses of Oakland CA, Monterey CA, Boise City ID, Great Falls-Billings MT, and Archdioceses of Los Angeles CA, Portland OR, Seattle WA, Miami FL, and as an Army chaplain in Germany. Last name sometimes spelled "McSorely" in the Catholic Directories. Accused in 2002 suit of molesting a boy in 1964 at St. Alice's in Springfield, OR. Also accused of abuse in 1960s when in Germany. Archdiocese paid $100K to settle a claim in 2003. In 2018 a man told reporters McSorley abused him and other boys in Boise when he was age 12, 1971-72. He said he told the diocese in 1993 and again in 2000. McSorley died 5/27/05 . Name included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16. On Oakland diocese's list in 2019. On Boise's list 10/19.

Fr. Robert Michele

Order: CSP
Ordained: 1955
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Worked in Austin TX, Portland OR, and in missions throughout the US. Accused of sexually assaulting a girl in OR beginning in 1964. The 'relationship' continued beyond her 18th birthday in 1965, until 1969. She filed suit in federal court. Michele retired in 2004. The Paulists announced in 11/18 that it had received a "credible and substantiated allegation" of abuse of a minor female, occurring when he was assigned to St. Philip Neri parish in Portland 1964-68, and 1972-73. The Order said, too, that there was a previous allegation, in 2002, of sexual misconduct with another minor female, found at the time to be inconclusive. Michele, age 90 in 11/18, was living in a skilled nursing facility and prohibited from ministering as a priest. On Mobile archdiocese's list 12/6/18. On Baltimore list 12/14/18. On Paulists' list 3/08/19.

Fr. Vincent Minh

Order: CSsR
Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Minh arrived in Portland from Vietnam in 1972 to pursue a master's degree. He soon began helping the Archdiocese with the Asian community and became very well known. In 3/01 allegations were made that he had raped a woman in 1983 and molested two young girls in the 1980s. The Order sent him for treatment and later to Redemptorist residences in Chicago IL, then Oakland CA. His priestly functions were permanently removed.

Fr. William T. Nash

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1915
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the Order agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the Province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the Bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. Nash's name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. (UNPUBLISHED 12/15/19...Bro. WIlliam J. Nash, SJ is the accused, not Rev. William T.)

Fr. Patrick Joseph O’Reilly

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1906
Status: Accused

Died: 05/26/1958
Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the Order agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the Province identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the Bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. O'Reilly's name is included on this list. Died 5/26/58. Name on Great Falls-Billings diocese's list 8/21/18. On Jesuits West list 12/7/18. It notes abuse 1945,1947, 1949, reported in 2009.

Fr. Aldo Carlo Orso-Manzonetta

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Ordained: 1950
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

In civil suit(s) in 2000, Orso-Manzonetta was accused of abusing four altar boys between 1958 and 1974. Suit(s) settled in 2001 for undisclosed sums. Orso-Manzonetta died in 1996. At least six other victims came forward but did not join the suit. Archdiocese paid more than $1.6M 1997-2006 to settle seven claims. There were 11 claims by 4/07. A 1994 psychological evaluation was released 11/25/08.

Fr. Michael T. Patrick

Ordained: 1983
Status: Sentenced

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

From Sri Lanka. Began work in the Portland OR diocese in 1998. On Tribunal. Worked in several parishes. Named pastor of St. Wenceslaus in Scappoose OR in 2012. Charged in 3/15 with luring for attempting to get a 14-year-old girl into his car as she walked home from school in Vancouver OR. Girl fled and was able to describe the man and provide police his car license number. He denied the allegations. Arrested at Los Angeles airport 4/8/14 upon return from a visit to Australia. Archdiocese removed him from duties when he was arrested. Pled guilty 5/6/16 to attempted luring. Sentenced to 1 year in jail; given credit for 23 days served and 244 days were suspended. Was to serve remaining time in a work-release program.

Fr. Sylvester D. Penna

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Died: 01/8/1974
Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the Order agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the Province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the Bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. Penna's name is included on this list. Died 1/08/74. On Diocese of Great Falls-Billings list 8/21/18. On Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18, with "Sexual abuse of a minor: 1951-57?", reported in 2009.

Fr. Angel Armando Perez

Ordained: 2002
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

From Mexico. Attended seminary in Oregon; ordained there. Arrested 8/13/12 after a 12-year-old boy told police Perez touched him inappropriately and took pictures of him the night before. Charged with first degree sex abuse, using child in display of sexually explicit conduct and furnishing alcohol to a minor. Removed without privileges from St. Luke's in Woodburn after arrest. (Perez' best friend in seminary was Uriel Ojeda, convicted in 7/13 of molesting a girl.) Perez pled guilty 4/1/13. Sentenced to 75 months in prison. Civil suit filed in 4/14. Archdiocese settled in 12/15.

Fr. Rocco Francis Perone

Order: CSP
Ordained: 1949
Status: Settled

Died: 05/5/1992
Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Accused of molesting more than a dozen boys 1951-56 in OR. Accused in 1956 of molesting a boy in Casper, WY. Sued in 2001 and again in 2002. Also accused of abuse in Austin, TX where he worked 1957-88. Sent to treatment. Worked in other dioceses across the country. Portland archdiocese paid more than $2.8M in 2003-04 to settle most claims. Died 5/5/92. On the Beaumont diocese's list updated 4/24/19. On the Cheyenne diocese's list 6/12/19. On the Paulists' list 3/8/19. It notes multiple cases 1950-56 in OR, reported in 2002, a report in 2018 of alleged abuse in OK 1958-62 and a report in 2019 of alleged abuse in TX 1968-70. On Oklahoma City archdiocese's list 10/3/19. Died 5/5/92.

Fr. Michael J. Raleigh

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Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

A/K/A "Friar" Raleigh. May actually be accused priest Michael J. Raleigh. No evidence found in the Official Catholic Directory of Edmund Raleigh, but Michael is indexed and listed. There was a Rev. Edmond Bliven at the parish in question in 1956, per the Directory. "Edmund" Raleigh was accused in a lawsuit filed in 5/02 of abusing a boy, beginning in 1956 when the boy was age 12 or 13, at St. John the Apostle in Oregon City. Per the plaintiff, Raleigh and Rev. Martin Doherty abused him and also forced him to watch as they engaged in group sex with other minors. Michael Raleigh was accused by four men of forced sexual acts as children or young teens in the 1950s. Numerous parish assignments, Dean,Tribunal judge. Absent on Leave 1951-56. Died in 4/12/79.

Fr. Michael J. Raleigh

Ordained: 1936
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

May be the same individual as "Friar" Raleigh or "Edmund Raleigh" accused in 2002, based on assignments and date of death. Four men accused Rev. Michael Raleigh of forcing them to engage in various sexual acts when they were children or young teens in the 1950s. Michael Raleigh had numerous parish assignments, was a Dean and Tribunal judge. Absent on Leave 1951-56. Died in 4/12/79. There were 5 claims against Michael Raleigh by 4/07. No evidence found in the Official Catholic Directory of Edmund Raleigh. There was a Rev. Edmond Bliven at the parish in question in 1956, per the Directory. "Edmund" Raleigh was accused in a lawsuit filed in 5/02 of abusing a boy, beginning in 1956 when the boy was age 12 or 13, at St. John the Apostle in Oregon City. Per the plaintiff, Raleigh and Rev. Martin Doherty abused him and also forced him to watch as they engaged in group sex with other minors.

Fr. Claude Riffel

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Order: OFM
Ordained: 1940
Status: Sued

Died: 01/1/1977
Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

A suit filed in 2/09 alleged abuse of a youth at St. Francis Minor Seminary in Troutdale, OR in the early 1960s. Riffel was dean of discipline for the school and would allegedly call the teenager out of class to abuse him. Also believed to have abused in Santa Barbara, CA 1941-42 and 1975-76. Died in 1977. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans' list 5/31/19. On the Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/19, where he was assigned in 1968.

Fr. Louis G. Rodakowski

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Ordained: 1942
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Accused in 2005 by a woman of sexually abusing her as a girl. He denied abuse, admitted to 'improper touch'. Placed on leave. Per a news report in 11/06, two individuals had accused Rodakowski, one of abuse in 1948 and the other 1961-63. Retired in 1977. Continued to guest-preach in two parishes as late as 1997 and 2002. Was honored for 61 years as a priest and 90th birthday in 2003. Personnel documents released in 11/08. Died 1/24/10.

Fr. Remy Rudin

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1949
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Accused by at least eight people in lawsuits filed in 2004 of abuse when they were minors at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in OR. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19. It notes alleged sexual abuse of minors 1965-75, reported in 2004 and 2017. Rudin died in 1991.

Br. Robert Ryan

Order: FMS
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Died in 4/17. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 10/27/20 of sexually abusing a boy 1975-77. The boy was a student at Marist High in Eugene OR and Ryan was a vice-principal. His accuser said Ryan also abused other students. Transferred around 1978, per another suit, to Marist High in Chicago IL. This suit was filed in 3/21 by a man alleging abuse as a student in the early 1980s at St. Mary's College Prep in Manhasset, NY, where Ryan was assigned around 1979. The abuse allegedly began when the man was age 13, went on for two years, and included sodomy and plying the boy with drugs and alcohol. Numerous other students were also allegedly abused. Abuse is said to have included sadomasochism. The plaintiff had received settlements from the school in 1993 and in 2006. The suit seeks to void the earlier settlements, and claims fraud.

Fr. John Schwartz

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1981
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Accused in 1997 of of abuse of a Jesuit High School student 1986-87 in Portland, Oregon. Reportedly left the Jesuits and became a San Francisco archdiocesan priest. Sued in 2005. Took voluntary leave. Suit settled for $95K in 11/05. Per 11/06 news, Schwartz was being returned to active ministry after the archdiocese deemed the accusations not credible. Chaplain at St. Anne's Home in San Francisco (a Home for the Aged of the Little Sisters of the Poor) 2007-11. Not indexed in the Catholic Directory past 2011.

Fr. Vincent Scott

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Order: SJ
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the Order agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the Province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the Bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. Scott's name is included on this list. Per the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18, claims against Scott were reported in 2009, of abuse in 2000. He was dismissed 6/12/00.

Fr. Martin Richard Senko

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

In 1/93 a woman came forward to archdiocesan officials, alleging abuse by Senko 1965-69, when she was a North Catholic High School student and he was a teacher, then principal. She said she spoke with a few priests about it at the time, but the abuse continued. He resigned as pastor of St. Peter's in Portland in 3/93 and was sent for treatment. He denied touching the girl "consciously or unconsciously." He did admit to relationships with adult women. Returned to ministry. Administrator 1994-98 of St. Andrew in Cornelius. Retired in 1998. Removed from public ministry in 5/02. Died in 12/04. Documents from file released 11/08.

Sister Mary Luke

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Order: OSF
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Accused, along with an unnamed priest, of molesting a 10-year-old boy in 1958 at St. Mary's Home for Boys, an orphanage and care facility. Luke denied the allegations, saying that at the time of the alleged abuse she did not work in the building where the abuse was said to have occurred. In 2006 the plaintiff was to file suit in federal court. Luke was retired but not on restrictions - her order did not believe the allegations.

Sister Patricia Mary Anne

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Order: SNJM
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

In civil suit that was to be filed 8/3/07, a man who was born in 1955 alleged that Sister Patricia Mary Anne, a nun and teacher at the Madeline Parish School in Portland, sexually abused him as many as 100 times over a two-year period beginning in 1964. The school was run by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM).

Fr. Anthony Smith

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Order: CSsR
Ordained: 1984
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

A man filed civil suit in 2003 alleging abuse by Smith in the mid-1980s, at Holy Redeemer Church in Portland. The abuse allegedly occurred on multiple occasions, and included sodomy, oral sex and fondling. At the time the suit was filed, Smith was working as chaplain at Newman House at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. He was immediately placed on leave. He had been in Stockton for two years. Smith's personnel file shows that in 4/86, he admitted to his superiors that he had "problems" with young boys, had solicited two minors the previous summer and was strongly attracted to a 14-year-old boy. Treatment was recommended and he was sent to his Order in San Francisco, who relayed that they knew of Smith's problems. Added to Stockton diocese's list 11/12/20.

Fr. Michael Sprauer

Ordained: 1972
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Accused of abusing as many as 20 teenage boys at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility 1972-75. Sued in 2002 and 2003. Sprauer denied the charges. Archdiocese settled with 15 plaintiffs for total of $600K. Suit(s) going to trial in 5/07 against Sprauer and the State of Oregon. Found guilty of abuse of two of three plaintiffs 5/17/07; jury awarded $1.4M in damages. In 7/07 the state agreed to pay $1,050,000 to 14 plaintiffs. Ethics complaint were filed against plaintiff's attorney in 2012 over his handling of cases; his license was suspended in 8/14 for 90 days.

Fr. Jocelyn St. Arnaud

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Order: OSB
Ordained: 1952
Status: Sued

Died: 09/22/1992
Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Also known as Fr. Pacome St. Arnaud. Accused in 2002 by three men of sexually abusing them as minors in the 1970s. In a civil suit filed in 5/02, the plaintiff said he told other priests in 1971 that he had been abused. After that disclosure, St. Arnaud was transferred to another parish where he allegedly abused the other two plaintiffs. These men filed suits in 11/02. Also history of abuse in Canada before transfer to Portland. Another suit filed in 2005. St Arnaud died 9/22/92 (spelled St. Arnoud the 1993 Directory.)

Fr. Theodore J. St. Hilaire

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the Order agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the Province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the Bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. St. Hilaire's name is included on this list. On the Jesuits West Province list. It notes claims in 2009 of abuse 1971-72.

Fr. Philip Steigerwald

Ordained: 1976
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

A man sued the archdiocese in 2002 alleging that he had been abused by Steigerwald in 1978 on a long trip. The suit alleges the archdiocese knew prior to the abuse that Steigerwald was a danger to teenage boys and failed to notify parishioners. Plaintiff's attorney said Steigerwald left the church "under less than honorable circumstances" in 1981. Per diocese spokesman, he just took a leave of absence. Steigerwald died in 1992 after being struck by a car. Archdiocese paid $450K in 2003 to settle the suit.

Fr. John R. Thatcher

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1947
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Thatcher entered the Jesuits in 1934 and worked in various cities, including Spokane. After ordination, he continued to work in Spokane and then Portland 1957-73 and 1981-94. Accused of showing a 6-year-old boy pornography and sexually abusing him in 1963. Thatcher died in 2003.

Fr. Martin H. Thielen

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Ordained: 1935
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Accused in a 2002 civil suit of molesting a boy in the late 1950s and early '60s. The plaintiff said he told another priest, Thomas Laughlin (later convicted of molesting boys), and Laughlin told him to keep quiet. Thielen retired in 1995. Had been superintendent of Catholic schools in the archdiocese, principal of Central Catholic and an ecclesiastical court judge. The archdiocese paid more than $1.8M in 2003 to settle three cases.

Fr. Emmerich Vogt

Order: OP
Ordained: 1978
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Western Province Domincan. Former provincial. Prior of St. Albert's Priory, Chapel and Seminary in Oakland CA; Director Shrine of St. Jude in San Francisco.Taught high school in OR and in Los Angeles CA. Former pastor and prior of Holy Rosary parish in Portland OR. Accused in a 2/16 lawsuit of the sexual abuse of a 10-year-old boy altar boy in 1987. Plaintiff said he told other priests who told him he must obey Vogt. Vogt denied the abuse. The plaintiff dropped the suit in 5/17 after his brothers testified that they were altar boys with him, and that there was no abuse.

Fr. Cosmas White

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1961
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Prior to 7/02, a man filed suit alleging that White abused him during the 1964-65 school year at Mount Angel Seminary Prep School. White "retired" without privileges after the suit was filed. Suit settled "for a nominal amount of money" two months after it was filed. Per news in 9/04, the order cleared White of the molestation charges and he was to be allowed to resume public ministry. Review board found no evidence to support the allegation. Died 4/27/17.