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Fr. William Claude Casey

Ordained: 1969
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Knoxville TN

Incardinated into Knoxville diocese 9/88. Retired. Removed 4/10 by Knoxville bishop when criminal complaint filed in NC (no SOL) by a man who said Casey abused him as a child for 5 years beginning in 1975 while at St. Dominic's in Kingsport; accuser said abuse also occurred during trip to NC. Casey acknowledged abuse. Arrested 4/10 on NC charges. Pled guilty 7/10. Three years prison, suspended to 24 months probation. Charged also in VA & TN. Found guilty 7/11 in TN. Sentenced 11/11 to 35-40 years. Appeal denied 6/12. Appealed conviction to TN Supreme Court as of 3/27/14; denied as of 6/23/14. Laicization announced 2/7/13. Appealed in 2015 to have judge recuse DA General's office from case; failed 10/30/15. Petitioned to have conviction set aside; denied 5/17. On Nashville diocese's list 11/2/18. On Knoxville list 3/6/20.

Fr. Edward James Cleary

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Ordained: 1940
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Nashville TN

First named publicly as accused on the Nashville diocese's list 11/2/18. Incardinated into the Memphis diocese in 1971. Cleary died 11/10/97. On the Knoxville diocese's list as of 3/6/20; the diocese was established in 1988 from the Diocese of Nashville.

Fr. William Floyd Davis

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Nashville TN

First named publicly as accused on the Nashville diocese's list 11/2/18. Noted to have been incardinated into the Memphis diocese in 1972. Davis died 10/26/11. On the Knoxville diocese's list as of 3/6/20; the diocese was established in 1988 from the Diocese of Nashville.

Fr. Ronald W. Dickman

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Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Nashville TN

Per 2002 articles, Dickman was accused of abusing at least two students at Father Ryan High School where he was principal. One man complained in 1991 about his brother's abuse and was told that Dickman had been removed from prior school in 1987 after earlier allegation. Dickman left priesthood in 1991 and moved to FL. He denied all allegations. On diocese's list 11/2/18.

Fr. Daniel T. Dupree

Ordained: 1984
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Memphis TN

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 9/06 of the sexual abuse of a male high school freshman, beginning in 1985 and continuing for several years. Suit dismissed by appeals court on SOL in 9/08. Complaints from other parishes as well. May have been as many as 15 victims. Dupree was removed from ministry and is believed to have been living in TX, possibly Texarkana. Laicized 3/31/06.

Fr. Juan Carlos Duran

Order: OP
Ordained: 1996
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Memphis TN

Extern priest from Colombia. Removed from Franciscan order 1985 for sexual abuse of a boy in Bolivia. Accepted by Dominicans, who were aware of his history. Sued 2004. Accused of abuse of a boy. Also charged in 2004 with sexually abusing a 10-year-old boy in 1999 and continuing until 2002 in St. Louis and Chicago. Believed to have returned to Colombia. Dismissed from Dominicans in 2001. Laicized in 2017. Some reports state he was transferred to St. Louis after abuse in Memphis. Others state that he came from St. Louis. Civil suit settled 2/09 for $2M from diocese and order. Included in the Memphis diocese's report 2/28/20.

Fr. Walter M. Emala

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Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Memphis TN

Diocese of Nashville knew in at least 1959 of Emala's behavior with boys. In the 1960s parents were told to by diocesan official to keep their boys away from him. Given an ultimatum in 1968 to leave TN on an extended leave of absence or retire and leave TN. Emala went on leave and to Baltimore MD. (The Memphis diocese was created from Nashville in 1970.) Removed in 1975 from Baltimore assignment after accusation of child sexual abuse. Went to Wilmington DE with recommendation from Memphis Bishop Dozier. Multiple individuals alleged sexual abuse by him 1970s-80s. Included on 9/02 Baltimore list. Died 2/20/08 in Baltimore. Name included on Harrisburg diocese's list 8/1/18, noted to have been seen kissing a minor on the lips in the early 1980s. On Knoxville's list as of 3/6/20. (Knoxville diocese was created from Nashville in 1988.)

Fr. Milton J. Guthrie

Ordained: 1957
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Memphis TN

Died in 4/02. Named as abuser in a 10/08 civil suit against the Diocese. Accuser alleged that Guthrie abused him in the 1970s when he was a youth. Trial court failed in 4/09 to dismiss based on Diocese's claim of statute of limitations; Diocese appealed. Appeals court dismissed the suit based on SOL in 5/10. TN Supreme Court ruled in 2/12 that the plaintiff's claims were not barred by SOL and discovery could continue in lower court.

Fr. Paul Frederick Haas

Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Nashville TN

Accused by at least 100 people of abuse while assigned to Fr. Ryan High School in TN. Assigned 1964-65 to Catholic High School in Little Rock, AR. Transferred to KY around 1967 "for treatment." Died 6/7/79. One man told the diocese in 1996 that he was abused at age 15 in 1961 by Haas. Diocese gave him $5,700 in exchange for a release and a confidentiality agreement. Another came forward in 1999 alleging abuse in 1963. On Little Rock AR list 9/10/18. On Nashville list 11/2/18. In Memphis diocese's report 2/28/20, which notes that Haas was dismissed from the priesthood 5/24/77. Included on the Owensboro diocese's list 4/12/19. On the Knoxville diocese's list as of 3/6/20; the diocese was established in 1988 from the Diocese of Nashville.

Fr. William R. Kantner

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Memphis TN

Documents released 4/10 show that in 2002 the Vicar General of the diocese found credible an allegation that Kantner had abused a teenage boy. In 2004 the Bishop wrote a letter of recommendation that allowed Kantner to work on mission trip to Mexico. Kantner denied abusing anyone. Worked in Allentown diocese 2001 and 2002, 2003 and 2004. Back in Memphis in 2005. Died 2/17/13.

Fr. Stephen Charles LaPrad

Ordained: 1995
Status: Charged

Diocese: Diocese of Knoxville TN

Removed from ministry 11/21/2001. Indicted by Grand Jury in 4/02 on charges of "unlawful sexual contact" with a teenage boy at a Knoxville health club. Pled innocent in 6/02. Trial set for 3/03. LaPrad himself told the diocese in 11/01 and was placed on leave. He did not deny that the incident took place but alleged that he believed it to be consensual. Trial delayed when accuser was deployed with the National Guard. Per the diocese in 11/18, the case never went to trial. LaPrad died 7/8/14. On diocese's list 3/6/20.

Br. Roger R. Lott

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Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Nashville TN

Accused in 1996 of the sexual molestation of an altar boy in Nashville in late the 1950s. Removed by Order in 1997 and placed in a restricted setting. Order also facilitated a meeting between the accuser and the priest who said he was an alcoholic and could not remember any abuse. Still a member of the Order when he died 5/22/11. On Nashville diocese's list 11/2/18. On Birmingham diocese's list 12/14/18.

Fr. Xavier Mankel

Ordained: 1961
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Knoxville TN

Monsignor. Helped found the Knoxville diocese; was its first chancellor and vicar general. Pastor of Sacred Heart Cathedral 1987-97. Accused in a 7/19 lawsuit of repeatedly sexually abusing a Sacred Heart altar boy for two-and-a-half years, beginning in 1991 when the boy was in fourth grade. The boy was allegedly "offered up" to other priests for sex, including admitted abuser Bishop Anthony O'Connell, at least twice. Mankel died in 2017. Mankel's accuser filed a police report in 2018 and met with Bishop Stika, who said there was no credible evidence. The suit also accused a Sacred Heart music teacher, William Michael Lovelace, of attempting inappropriate touch. The diocese settled with Mankel's accuser in 12/19 while still denying the validity of the claim.

Deacon Thomas C. McConnell

Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Diocese of Knoxville TN

Deacon and head of JROTC for local school district. Arrested in 3/12 and charged with fondlinga 5-year- old girl who was sitting in his lap in restaurant. One woman saw the abuse and used her cell phone to record the events. Waitress told management and police were called. A grand jury dismissed the claims of sexual battery against McConnell. The girl was his granddaughter. Reinstated.

Fr. Edward Joseph McKeown

Ordained: 1970
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Nashville TN

Admitted to raping three boys in the early 1980s. Settlement in 1985. Forced out of priesthood 1989. Went on to work at the Davidson County Juvenile Court. May have abused 20-30 youths. Began to abuse again in early 1990s. Convicted 1999 of 1995 abuse of boy, age 12. Sentenced to 25 years in prison.Two civil suits filed over abuse in 1995. More suits filed 9/06 and 3/07. Settlement of $1.1M related to abuse of two. On Nashville diocese's list 11/2/18. Died in prison 12/30/18, age 74. On Knoxville diocese's list as of 3/6/20.

Fr. Richard L. Mickey

Ordained: 1988
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Memphis TN

Sued in 2004. Accused of abuse of twin brothers at Bishop Byrne High School in 1980, prior to priesthood. Removed in 8/04, reinstated in early 2005. Remained active priest until 8/06 when he suddenly resigned from all "pastoral or public ministry" according to a diocesan spokesman. Civil suit settlement announced 8/07. Another man came forward to say he and Mickey "were a couple" when the man was in high school in the 1990s and Mickey was the school's chaplain. The Review Board determined in another case that Mickey engaged in grooming behavior with a boy. Also, Mickey knew of abuse by Rev. Juan Carlos Duran and did nothing.

Fr. James William Murphy

Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Memphis TN

Accused of sexually abusing boys with Revs. Janssen, Geerts, and Bass during trips to the Davenport IA diocese. Also accused of abusing boys in the Nashville diocese, in places that would become parts of the Dioceses of Memphis and Knoxville. Also worked in the St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese at a retreat center. Died 10/11/16. On Nashville list 11/2/18. On Knoxville's list as of 3/6/20.

Fr. Joseph Thinh Duc Nguyen

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Ordained: 1994
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Memphis TN

Full name: Joseph Thinh Duc Nguyen. Civil suit filed in 9/06 alleged Nguyen abused a girl 1994-99. A second suit alleged abuse 1997-99. Placed on leave in 9/06, after first suit filed, from his assignment as chaplain at St. Peter Villa, a nursing and rehabilitation center in Memphis. A third suit filed in 11/06 alleged Nguyen abused a girl 1997-99 after the death of her brother. All three suits settled in 6/07. Suspended from ministry 7/23/07. Laicized 5/29/12.

Fr. Joseph L. Reilly

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Nashville TN

First named publicly as accused on the Nashville diocese's list 11/2/18. Dismissed from the diocese 1965. The list mistakenly stated Reilly had died. It list was corrected and re-released 11/8/18. On the Savannah diocese's list 11/8/18. Noted to have worked there 1964-65 and to have been laicized in 1965. On the Diocese of Knoxville's list as of 3/6/20.

Fr. Franklin T. Richards

Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Nashville TN

Principal of Knoxville Catholic High School. Confronted by parents of three children in 1984. The diocese and Richards say they paid them settlement. Sent for treatment. Left priesthood in 1989. He and Edward McKeown abused many of the same boys. Richards confessed to molesting 25 boys. No legal action due to SOL. Living in FL at last report. In deposition, he admitted homosexual relationships with two priests. On Nashville diocese's list 11/21/18. On Knoxville diocese's list as of 3/6/20.

Fr. James Arthur Rudisill

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Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Nashville TN

First named publicly as accused on the diocese's list 11/2/18. Retired 2/10/95. Died 2/8/08. Per news in 2/19, at a meeting with his accuser, Bishop Kmiec and the diocesan chancellor in 1994, Rudisill admitted that he had molested his accuser when she was a 12-year-old girl in the 1950s. The abuse was said to have occurred in a closet at a Catholic school gymnasium. On the Knoxville diocese's list as of 3/6/20.

Fr. Paul Wiley St. Charles

Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Memphis TN

Incardinated into the Memphis diocese in 1971. Diocese's fIrst Catholic Youth Office Director 1971-73. Retired under pressure from diocese in 1986 due to "rumors." Allegations made to the diocese in 2002 about misconduct dating back to the 1970s. Review board found allegations to be "more likely than not" and placed him on leave in 11/04. Named in at least six civil suits filed between 2005 and 2008 regarding events that allegedly took place when St. Charles was assigned to Church of the Ascension or Our Lady of Sorrows. At least 17 known accusers. One suit dismissed 3/09. Three to four settled. Died 12/09. On Nashville diocese's list 11/2/18. Included in Memphis diocese's report 2/28/20. On Knoxville diocese's list as of 3/6/20.

Fr. Edward Albert Walenga

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Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Nashville TN

First named publicly as accused on the Nashville diocese's list 11/2/18. Walenga died 11/27/83. Included on the Nashville diocese's list as of 3/6/20. Knoxville was created from Nashville in 1988.