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Fr. Cletus Adams

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Order: TOR
Ordained: 1941
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rapid City SD

Member of T.O.R community in Hollidaysburg PA. Per PA Grand Jury Presentment 3/15/16, accused of molesting a little girl 1972-80 in Rapid City, SD. Bishop Dimmerling moved him to another parish due to the accusation and released him from diocese 1984. Adams worked in PA 1941-68, VA 1968-70, SD 1972-83. Returned to PA 1971-72, then 1984. In 1993 wanted to teach children piano lessons. T.O.R Provincial Giles Schinelli denied the request after reviewing Adams' file, writing "it is best he is now on our list of retired friars." Adams died 12/31/96. On Rapid City diocese's list in 3/19.

Fr. Leonard Baldus

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Order: OMI
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Sioux Falls SD

Fr. Balden was one of several accused in a 2010 civil suit against the diocese, Oblates and Sisters of the Divine Savior. The suit alleged abuse of students at Tekakwitha Indian Mission in Sisseton SD. One woman claimed that Fr. Balden, Fr. Cholewa and another unnamed priest abused her 1975-1982 when she was 5-11 years old.

Brother Leroy

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Order: OMI
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Sioux Falls SD

Brother Leroy was one of several accused in a 2010 civil suit against the diocese, Oblates and Sisters of the Divine Savior. The suit alleged abuse of students at Tekakwitha Indian Mission in Sisseton SD. In the suit, one man said he was sexually abused by Br. Leroy 1964-70 when he was ages 6-12. He also alleged abuse by other students at Tekakwitha.

Br. Brother Tim

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Order: OMI
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Sioux Falls SD

Bro. Tim was one of several accused in a 2010 civil suit against the diocese, Oblates and Sisters of the Divine Savior. The suit alleged abuse of students at Tekakwitha Indian Mission in Sisseton SD. In the suit, Bro. Tim and Sr. Boganina were accused of abuse 1944-1945 of a boy, age 9-10.

Br. Henry Busman

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Order: OMI
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Sioux Falls SD

Busman was one of several religious accused in a 2010 civil suit against the diocese, Oblates and Sisters of the Divine Savior. The suit alleged abuse of students at Tekakwitha Indian Mission in Sisseton SD. Six men and two women alleged in the suit that Busman sexually abused them as children between 1960 and 1982.

Br. Francis P. Chapman

Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Sioux Falls SD

Per 2003 article Chapman was accused of fondling at least one student at St. Francis Indian School on Rosebud Reservation. Principal of school remembered seeing him with a boy on his lap, and said "I didn't like the possibilities. We asked him to leave." Chapman died 11/30/90 and was buried at St. Francis. A 2011 article links him to abuse of multiple girls. By mid-2010, 6 plaintiffs were participating in litigation re Chapman. Cases dismissed by court 1/14. On Rapid City diocese's list in 3/19. On Jesuits Midwest Province list 12/17/18.

Fr. Gregory Cholewa

Order: OMI
Ordained: 1976
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Sioux Falls SD

Cholewa was one of several accused in a 2010 civil suit against the diocese, Oblates and Sisters of the Divine Savior. The suit alleged abuse of students at Tekakwitha Indian Mission in Sisseton SD. In the suit, one woman alleges that Fr. Cholewa, Fr. Balden and another unnamed priest abused her 1975-82 when she was ages 5-11.

Fr. John Corry

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Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rapid City SD

Retired in 1992. Admitted in 2002 to sexually abusing a boy, ages 10-14, in the 1960s. The bishop forced him to move from the monastery where he had lived for ten years because it housed a child day-care center. A second person made similar allegations. Laicized in 2004. Died 7/11/18. Included on the Rapid City diocese's list in 3/19, which notes the diocese first received an allegation in 1970, and that the first reported abuse occurred in 1953, the last in 1979.

Fr. J. Vincent Fitzgerald

Ordained: 1950
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Sioux Falls SD

Died 9/07/09. Claims in 2010 suit of abuse at Tekakwitha Indian Mission, Sisseton SD. A man and woman alleged sexual abuse as children late '60s. Worked in Duluth diocese off and on 1957-83; also Crookston and New Ulm. Suits filed 11/19/13 and 2/14. One accuser known in Crookston. Named on 12/31/13 Duluth list. Included on New Ulm list released by Attorney Jeff Anderson 8/04/14. Names from 1/14 deposition of Rev. Francis Garvey, former New Ulm official. Judge ordered Crookston diocese 8/15 to turn over to "John Doe 19" all records of sexual abuse by priests prior to 1985. Doe 19 claimed sexual abuse as boy by Fitzgerald mid-1980s in Naytahwaush MN, on White Earth Indian Reservation. In 11/14 jury awarded $8.1M to man alleging abuse as boy 1978 in Duluth diocese; he had met Fitzgerald in New Ulm diocese. Name released 3/16 by New Ulm. At least 17 accusers; may be dozens, per attorney. Settlement with Doe 19 in 4/16. On Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese's list updated 4/1/19.

Br. Paul A.V. Frey

Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Sioux Falls SD

Jesuit Brother. Accused in civil suit(s) filed in 2010 by at least two people of abusing them as children at church-run Native American boarding schools in South Dakota. Entered Jesuits 12/7/41. Died 4/11/86. On Midwest Province Jesuits list 12/17/18. On Rapid City diocese's list in 3/19.

Fr. Marcin Garbacz

Ordained: 2004
Status: Charged

Diocese: Diocese of Rapid City SD

From Poland. Chaplain and Catholic school teacher 2012-18. Convicted in 3/20 of stealing over $250K from parishes and sentenced in 11/20 to nearly 8 years in federal prison. Arrested at Seattle's airport in 2019, trying to flee to Poland. In 11/20, Marcin was also facing federal charges of child sexual abuse and child porn possession. Indicted. Allegedly had sexual contact with a male minor while traveling in a foreign country 2011, and had child abuse images on his thumb drive.

Fr. Joseph C. Gill

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rapid City SD

In 2003 a man said he was abused by Gill and other Jesuit priests and brothers in the 1960s at St. Francis Indian School on the Rosebud Reservation. Gill was accused of beating boys and of talking "about Jesus Christ while his hand was down the kid's pants fondling him." He was principal 1961-72 and was still at the reservation in 2003. Died 12/9/12 at age 86. On Midwest Province Jesuits list 12/17/19. On Rapid City diocese's list in 3/19.

Fr. Edward Hess

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Order: OMI
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Sioux Falls SD

Hess was one of several accused in a 2010 civil suit against the diocese, Oblates and Sisters of the Divine Savior. The suit alleged abuse of students at Tekakwitha Indian Mission in Sisseton SD, including sexual abuse by Hess in the late 1940s-early 1950s of a boy and girl, when they were ages 8-10.

Fr. Albert A. Janka

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Died: 01/15/1986
Diocese: Diocese of Rapid City SD

Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Midwest Province on its list 12/17/18. Accused in a lawsuit of abuse at St. Francis Mission on the Rosebud Indian Reservation, where he worked 1969-86. Died 1/15/86. On the Rapid City diocese's list in 3/19.

Fr. Robert Krantz

Ordained: 1978
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Sioux Falls SD

Accused in a 2/08 civil suit of,abusing a male student at O'Gorman High School in 1970, where he was a typing teacher. The student immediately complained to another priest. The school principal called the boy's parents and told them he was a troublemaker. Krantz became a priest in 1978 and was still active as of 11/08. The diocese conducted an investigation in 2005 and found no reason Krantz could not continue to work. Settled at mediation in 6/09.

Fr. William Lambert

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Ordained: 1955
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Rapid City SD

Accused in 1991 by a man of sexual abuse for almost 20 years, beginning with rape when the alleged victim was an altar boy. Victim blamed himself and confessed to various priests, as did Lambert. Suit filed 1992. Jury awarded man $242K, to be paid by Lambert. Diocese later settled. A secomd man sued Lambert and won an out of court settlement. As of 2002, original plaintiff said he knew of 23 other accusers. Lambert died 11/21/05. On diocese's list in 3/19. It notes first allegation received 1991. Earliest known abuse 1958, last in 1984.

Fr. Thomas Lind

Order: SCJ
Ordained: 1958
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Sioux Falls SD

Placed on leave after allegations in a SD civil suit that he had abused children at a Native American School in the 1970s. No previous allegations. Order said charges "not credible" in 2/11 and returned him to ministry. Later statement by Order said that the allegation was actually "unsubstantiated." SD Supreme Court ruled lawsuit could go forward in 1/12. Was living and working in the Jackson, MS diocese.

Fr. Bruce Duncan MacArthur

Ordained: 1953
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Sioux Falls SD

Sued 2003 by a woman. Arrested 1/06; charged with abuse of 3 girls at Beaver Dam hospital in the 1960s in WI. Admitted abusing 30 girls. Sioux Falls knew of behavior in 1963. After WI, worked in San Angelo and El Paso TX dioceses. Arrested and convicted in El Paso in 1978 for abuse of nursing home patient. Records unclear as to whether he served time in prison or was in inpatient treatment before release on probation. Worked in San Antonio archdiocese 1979-84. Suits filed 7/07 & 9/07 in WI against Milwaukee & Sioux Falls by 2 women. Convicted. Sentenced 8/08 in WI to 6 months in jail and 10 years probation and to serve an additional month every year for 6 years. Living in TX when he died 2/22/12. San Antonio archdiocese announced 6/14 credible allegation of abuse of a girl at St. James in late 1970s. On Sioux Falls diocese's list 3/21/19. It notes faculties removed 4/92. On San Antonio's list 1/31/19. Named by the Gallup diocese in 12/14; volunteered at Gallup shelters in 2003.

Fr. Thomas S. McShane

Ordained: 1960
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rapid City SD

Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Midwest Province on its list 12/17/19. On the Rapid City diocese's list in 3/19. Noted to have a single allegation against him. Worked at the St. Francis Mission on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in the 1950s, where abuse is said to have occurred. Died 10/16/18.

Bishop Michel Mulloy

Ordained: 1979
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rapid City SD

Ordained for the Diocese of Sioux Falls. Incardinated into the Diocese of Rapid City in 1986. Accused in 9/20 of the sexual abuse of a minor in the early 1980s in Faith, SD. In 6/20 Mulloy had been appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Duluth and was to be ordained for that position in 10/20. He resigned due to the allegation.

Fr. Donald Murray

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Ordained: 1945
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Rapid City SD

Suit filed in 1995 by Rev. Tom Economus, President of LINKUP, and his brother. It alleged Murray abused both at Sky Ranch for Boys in the 1970s. Murray would take boys with him on fundraising trips, provide alcohol and abuse them and other residents. Murray and one youth died in a 1975 plane crash. Murray was legally drunk and lost control of the plane, per FAA representative. Suit alleged Sky Ranch officials knew of alcoholism and sexual abuse and told boys not to talk of it. Suit was settled in 8/97. More suits filed in 3/02 and 11/04. On diocese's list in 3/19.

Fr. William J. Neuroth

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Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Sioux Falls SD

Faculties permanently removed in 9/94. Accused in a 1995 civil suit of abusing a youth for four years in the 1970s at O'Gorman High School, and of stalking him. Family went to Bishop to request Church order him to stop. Neuroth admitted similar relationship with two other boys, and a third who died by suicide. One man said Neuroth abused him in the 1960s from his pre-teen through college years. Suit settled in 1999. 10/95. Laicized Died 6/1/13. On diocese's list in 3/19.

Seminarian Eugene E. Parshall

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Order: SJ
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rapid City SD

Scholastic, never ordained. Entered the Jesuits in 1955. Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Midwest Province on its list 12/17/18. Abuse alleged in 1964 at Holy Rosary Mission/Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Dismissed from the Order 5/7/64.

Fr. George M. Pieper

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Died: 01/26/1998
Diocese: Diocese of Rapid City SD

Died 1/26/98. Named publicly as accused on the Jesuits Central and Southern Province list 12/7/18. Multiple allegations after his death of abuse, occurring in the 1970s. Unclear as to where. Also on Midwest Province Jesuits list 12/17/18. On the Rapid City diocese's list in 3/19. Accused in a lawsuit of abuse at St. Francis Mission on the Rosebud Indian Reservation, where he worked 1950-57.

Fr. William Pitcavage

Order: SCJ
Ordained: 1976
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Sioux Falls SD

Elected vice provincial of Order in 2010. Placed on leave after allegations in SD civil suit that he had abused children at a Native American School in the 1970s. No previous allegations. Order said charges "not credible" in 2/11 and returned him to ministry. Later statement by Order said that the allegation was actually "unsubstantiated." SD Supreme Court ruled lawsuit could go forward in 1/12. Worked in WI early in career.

Fr. John Pohlen

Order: OMI
Ordained: 1923
Status: Sued

Died: 02/24/1969
Diocese: Diocese of Sioux Falls SD

Pohlen was one of several accused in a 2010 civil suit against the diocese, Oblates and Sisters of the Divine Savior. The suit alleged abuse of students at Tekakwitha Indian Mission in Sisseton SD; three men and two women claimed Pohlen, who was head of the orphanage, abused them as children in the 1950s. Died in 1969.

Fr. John Praveen

Ordained: 2009
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Rapid City SD

From India. Full name John Praveen Kumar Itukulapat. Member of Order of the Apostolic Life Community of Priests in the Opus Spiritus Sancti (ALCP/OSS). Arrived in SD 11/17, assigned to Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. Transferred to Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Rapid City summer 2018. Arrested in 10/18 on charges related to the alleged sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl 9/3 and 9/28/18. Pled not guilty in 11/18. Released on bond 12/20/18. Pled guilty 2/5/19 to one count in plea deal. Sentenced to six years in prison, less 178 days of time served. Eligible for parole after three years. On Rapid City diocese's list in 3/19. Laicized 3/26/20.

Fr. Dennis R. Riss

Ordained: 1984
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rapid City SD

In 5/02 Bishop announced he had removed Riss from his assignment at St. Mary's in Lemmon after Riss admitted that he had sexually abused a 17-year-old boy in the early 1980s, prior to entering the seminary. Review board had not yet evaluated the case as of 2/03. Laicize 5/7/04. Died 5/30/09. On diocese's list in 3/19. It notes multiple allegations, the first received by diocese in 1984. Reported abuse occurred 1980 and 1990.

Sister Boganina

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Order: SDS
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Sioux Falls SD

Sister Boganina was one of several religious accused in a 2010 civil suit against the diocese, Oblates and Sisters of the Divine Savior, which alleged abuse of students at Tekakwitha Indian Mission in Sisseton SD. In the suit, one man alleged abuse by Sr. Boganina and a Br. Jim 1944-1945 when he was ages 9-10.

Sister Gabrini

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Order: SDS
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Sioux Falls SD

Sister Gabrini was one of several religious accused in a 2010 civil suit against the diocese, Oblates and Sisters of the Divine Savior, which alleged abuse of students at Tekakwitha Indian Mission in Sisseton SD. In the suit, one man alleged she sexually abused him while bathing him 1946-50 when he was ages 4-8.

Sister John

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Order: SDS
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Sioux Falls SD

Sr. John was one of several religious accused in a 2010 civil suit against the diocese, Oblates and Sisters of the Divine Savior which alleged abuse of students at Tekakwitha Indian Mission in Sisseton SD. In the suit she and several others were accused of abusing a girl in the 1960s when she was between the ages of 5 and 13.

Sister Katherine

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Order: SDS
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Sioux Falls SD

Sister Katherine was one of several religious accused in a 2010 civil suit against the diocese, Oblates and Sisters of the Divine Savior which alleged abuse of students at Tekakwitha Indian Mission in Sisseton SD. In the suit, one male alleged that when he was ages 6-11 during 1947-53, she would sexually molest and abuse him while giving him baths.

Sister Lagenda

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Order: SDS
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Sioux Falls SD

Sr. Lagenda was one of several religious accused in a 2010 civil suit against the diocese, Oblates and Sisters of the Divine Savior, which alleged abuse of students at Tekakwitha Indian Mission in Sisseton SD. One man and one woman accused her of abuse in the 1960s.

Sister Lucy Marie

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Order: SDS
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Sioux Falls SD

Sister Lucy Marie, Mother Superior of the orphanage, was one of several religious accused in a 2010 civil suit against the diocese, Oblates and Sisters of the Divine Savior which alleged abuse of students at Tekakwitha Indian Mission in Sisseton SD. Two women alleged she forced them as children in the 1950s-60s to simulate sex acts with a life-sized doll.

Sister Theresa

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Order: SDS
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Sioux Falls SD

Sr. Theresa was one of several religious accused in a 2010 civil suit against the diocese, Oblates and Sisters of the Divine Savior which alleged abuse of students at Tekakwitha Indian Mission in Sisseton SD. One woman said Sr. Theresa sexually and physically abused her when she was ages 4-11 during 1947-54. The same woman said she was also forced by the Mother Superior and others to simulate sex acts with a life-sized doll.

Fr. Gilbert Stack

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Order: OSB
Ordained: 1939
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rapid City SD

Accused in 1992 of sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy in Sturgis, SD 1951/52. Stack denied the allegations. He had been living in retirement at Conception Abbey in MO for many years. Bishop said the allegations were credible. No criminal charges or litigation filed. Stack died 9/30/07. On the Rapid City diocese's list in 3/19. On the Conception Abbey Benedictines' list of credibly accused 8/5/19, noting alleged incident(s) 1949-53, in South Dakota.

Fr. William Stolzman

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1971
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Rapid City SD

Ordained for the Jesuits. Worked on Native American missions in SD 1973-88. Left the Order. Incardinated into the St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese 1994. Investigated 1997 for possible child porn. Assessed at Vianney Hospital in PA. "Cleared." Report to archdiocese in 3/08 of abuse of a boy in the early to mid-1970s. Stolzman denied the accusation. Placed on leave. Retired. Case "closed" in 4/10; allowed ministry. File released as part of settlement in 1/15; case reopened. Again placed on leave. Had been involved in Correctional Ministries and at least one parish.

Fr. Clarence J. Vavra

Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rapid City SD

Per admission by Archbishop Nienstedt of St. Paul-Minneapolis on 11/11/13, Vavra admitted in 1995 that he sexually abused young boys and a teen in 1975 while assigned to Rosebud Indian Reservation in SD. Also admitted sex with adult men. Received in-patient and out-patient treatment 1996-97; allowed to return to ministry in 1998 until his removal in 2003. He received an extra stipend every month until 2012. No publicity at all until 11/13. Last known to be living in New Prague, MN.

Fr. Kenneth T. Walleman

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1959
Status: Sued

Died: 09/15/2014
Diocese: Diocese of Rapid City SD

Accused in a 2003 civil suit of abuse of at least one student at St. Francis Mission, a Jesuit boarding school. Former administrator at the school. School's principal said Walleman had had a mental breakdown at another school and was sent to St. Francis, where he would have less stress. Walleman was at St. Francis Mission 1963-91 and 1992-97. Per the 2002 Official Catholic Directory, he was living in a Jesuit Community at St. Camillus in Wauwatosa, WI (Milwaukee archdiocese). Remained there until his death 9/15/14. On Jesuits Midwest list 12/17/18. On Rapid City diocese's list in 3/19 (it erroneously shows ordination year as 1940.)