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Fr. Santiago Alamaguer

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Ordained: 1975
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of El Paso TX

From Mexico. Accused in a 4/12 civil suit against the Dioceses of Las Cruces and El Paso, and Our Lady of Health parish in Las Cruces. One man alleged that "Santiago" abused him in 1978 at Holy Cross Retreat Center in Mesilla Park, NM, then at the retreat center for the El Paso diocese. Suit claims other known victims. Reportedly deceased. On the Las Cruces diocese's list with full named 11/8/18. Abuse reported to the diocese in 2012, alleged to have occurred 1975-78. Noted to have worked in the diocese at Our Lady of Health in 1978. Assigned to St. Anthony Seminary in El Paso in 1975. On El Paso diocese's list 1/31/19. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19 (spelled Alamaguer). Noted to have returned to Mexico Province in 1979 and left the Franciscans.

Fr. Santiago Almageur

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Order: OFM
Status: None

Diocese: Diocese of El Paso TX

From Mexico. Accused in a 4/12 civil suit against the Dioceses of Las Cruces and El Paso, and Our Lady of Health parish in Las Cruces. One man alleged that "Santiago" abused him in 1978 at Holy Cross Retreat Center in Mesilla Park, NM, then at the retreat center for the El Paso diocese. Suit claims other known victims. Reportedly deceased. On the Las Cruces diocese's list with full named 11/8/18. Abuse reported to the diocese in 2012, alleged to have occurred 1975-78. Noted to have worked in the diocese at Our Lady of Health in 1978. Assigned to St. Anthony Seminary in El Paso in 1975. On El Paso diocese's list 1/31/19. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19 (spelled Alamaguer). Noted to have returned to Mexico Province in 1979 and left the Franciscans.


Fr. Jose Aviles

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Ordained: 1990
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

In 2002 Aviles was director of Assumption Seminary's vocation office. Removed from parish assignment in 2/04 over accusations involving an incident with a teenage boy in 1985, shortly before Aviles entered seminary. Complaint received 8/03; not immediately removed because the incident occurred prior to his ordination and archdiocese not sure canon law applied. After archdiocese found the allegation to be "substantive," Aviles was sent for long-term residential psychological treatment. A second allegation in 2004, of abuse of a teenage boy in 1994. Police notified. Permanently removed from ministry. Died in 2008. On archdiocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Matthew Bagert

Ordained: 1997
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Arrested 2005 on charges of possessing child porn on his computer. Trial set for 6/06. Charges dismissed just prior to trial after judge said evidence of the porn was obtained illegally by a deacon and another priest. Case referred to Feds for prosecution. Left priesthood and married. In 11/08 Bagert pled not guilty to federal indictment of child porn. In 4/09 he changed plea to guilty. Sentenced 12/1/09 to 4 years 3 months in prison. On diocese's list 1/31/19. Noted to be laicized.

Fr. Francis Beazley

Ordained: 1940
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Corpus Christi TX

A woman came forward in 1/04 to allege abuse by Beazley in 1957 when she was an elementary student in Edinberg (which later became part of the Brownsville diocese). Her therapist informed the Brownsville Bishop in the 1990s. Beazley also worked in the San Antonio, San Angelo, Amarillo, Baton Rouge, and Colorado Springs dioceses. Died in 1992.

Fr. Thomas Behnke

Order: OCD
Ordained: 1949
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

A suit filed in 10/02 by a Dallas-area man alleged Behnke abused him as a boy at St. Mary of Carmel in Oak Cliff 1978-80; Behnke denied charges. Per 2003 news, he was living at the Servants of the Paraclete treatment facility in Jemez Springs, NM. Dallas diocese denied sending him there and the order wouldn't comment. Five more plaintiffs joined the suit. Settled for $4.65M 10/09. All but $500K of the settlement came from the order. Also worked in OK. Died 11/9/08. On Dallas diocese and San Antonio archdiocese's lists 1/31/19. Accused in 2017 of abuse of a San Antonio boy in the 1970s. On Oklahoma City archdiocese's list 10/3/19.

Fr. Orville Raymond Blum

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Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Amarillo TX

Removed in 5/02. Told his congregation in Hereford, TX that a former student at Alamo Catholic High School had accused him of molesting her in the mid-1970s. Resigned as priest in 7/02. Later found working as groundskeeper at Amarillo Country Club. On diocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Ronald W. Bollich

Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Beaumont TX

Suspended 5/94, retired for "health reasons." Died 8/7/96. A civil suit filed 4/12/12 against the Beaumont diocese and its Bishop alleged Bollich abused a 14-year-old boy at Sacred Heart in Nacogdoches, TX in 1976-77. The parish was then in the Beaumont diocese, later in the Diocese of Tyler. Four other accusers from the Nacogdoches area and one from Bridge City joined suit. All claims settled and suit dismissed 12/11/13. On the Beaumont diocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Dennis A. Boylan

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Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Amarillo TX

Removed in 2002 because of sexual abuse allegations. No specific information found on actual allegations. Received treatment at Jemez Springs at some point. 1993 Catholic Directory shows him on sick leave from Kalamazoo Diocese. In 2004 he was apparentl

Fr. Terence P. Brinkman

Ordained: 1973
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston TX

A man filed a civil suit in 7/10 alleging that Brinkman molested and raped him between 1974 and 1976 while assigned to St. Charles Borromeo in Houston. Placed on leave. Plaintiff alleged that in at least two incidents, Brinkman used chloroform to render him unconscious before raping him. In 11/10, the suit was dismissed due to the statute of limitations. Plaintiff requested new trial. Brinkman denied the allegations. In 1/20 Brinkman remains pastor of St. John the Evangelist in Baytown, his role since 2008.

Fr. Richard Thomas Brown

Ordained: 1980
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Accused of molesting a teenage girl in 1981. Police notified. Transferred to parishes without notice to pastors. Rumors of behavior with 7th-8th grade boys. Removed from active ministry 1993. Per diocese in 2002, Brown was living "as a hermit in a New York monastery." Allegation 10/18 of abuse of a girl in the 1980s. Accuser said she told diocese in 2004. Report not in pages of Brown's file initially turned over to detectives; some info in pages later turned over. Also revealed Brown admitted to touching two juveniles in DC and TX. On diocese's list 1/31/19. Noted to be absent on leave. Diocesan headquarters raided by Dallas police in 5/19 related to this case and four others. Found by detectives in Pecos, NM; admitted to sexually abusing up to 50 children. Arrested 1/29/20 at the Vianney Renewal Center in Dittmer, MO, on charges he molested a girl 7/5/89 in Irving, TX.

Fr. Alejandro Buitrago

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Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Removed in 2018. Named by diocese as credibly accused on its list 1/31/19. Noted to be retired with faculties suspended. Report 2/3/19 to police from a woman who said Buitrago abused her when she was ages 5-7. She said she contacted the diocesan chancellor in 2015, but did not hear back. Diocesan headquarters were raided by Dallas police in 5/19 related to Buitrago and four other cases.

Fr. Leo Bujnowski

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Ordained: 1933
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of San Angelo TX

Named publicly by the diocese on its list 2/13/19. Died in 1976. Accused in a lawsuit of sexually abusing a boy, ages 9-10, in 1966-67. The abuse allegedly took place at Sacred Heart Church in Coleman, TX, where Bujnowski was assigned, and at the boy's home. The suit settled in 2020 in the low five figures.

Fr. Ernest Dale Calhoun

Ordained: 1968
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Beaumont TX

Ordained for Beaumont TX diocese. Personnel file says he should never have been ordained. Raped a 15-year-old boy in 1969. Served as US Navy chaplain in mid-1970s. Transferred to Yakima Diocese 11/76; continued to abuse. Faculties revoked in Yakima in about 1986. At least 1 claim against Beaumont diocese settled 1998. Suit filed in WA in 1988 against Calhoun and R. Scully, settled in 1994. At least 3 known victims in 1980s in WA. Also worked in Seattle; on its Tribunal 1987-88. May have gone on to live in TX. A 10/11 suit in WA settled 12/12 for $50K; 5/13 suit settled 2/14 for $75K. Included on the Seattle archdiocese's 1/15/16. Name reversed at times in the Official Catholic Directory, as "Calhoun Dale." On Beaumont diocese's list 1/31/19. On Yakima's list 7/9/19.

Fr. Peter J. Callery

Ordained: 1972
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 10/19 of abuse of a Jesuit College Prep student in the early 1980s. The plaintiff also claimed abuse by former Jesuit Prep president Rev. Patrick Koch. Callery was the boy's teacher and wrestling coach. The abuse is said to have occurred in a hotel room during a team trip to a match. In 10/19 Callery is living and working at Manresa House of Retreats in Convent, LA. The Jesuits stated that Callery would be suspended from public ministry "until this matter is resolved." Another former Prep student joined a suit filed in 8/19 against the school and diocese, alleging abuse there by Callory and Rev. Vincent Malatesta.

Deacon Ronaldo Mitchell Chavez

Ordained: 2010
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Brownsville TX

Deacon at small mission in Granjeno, TX. Arrested 1/17/14, charged with molesting an altar boy over a two-year period, 6/2010- 8/2012. Diocese had removed his privileges as deacon in 2012 when allegations first surfaced. Lost his job as principal at South Texas Educational Technologies Inc. when he was arrested. Pled guilty, sentenced to seven years in prison. Civil suit filed 6/5/14. On diocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Hugh Clarke

Ordained: 1950
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Corpus Christi TX

Monsignor. Ordained in Ireland. Arrived in Corpus Christi diocese 1968, incardinated 1975. Suit filed 4/10 alleged Clarke molested 3 altar boys 1972-75 while assigned to Christ the King in Corpus Christi. He would frequently drive through the low-income housing near the parish and pick up altar boys to help him do projects at the church. Some of the abuse occurred during these "projects." Retired in 1997 and moved to Ireland, where he died 12/16/02. Suit settled for $1.2M 7/12/11. On Corpus Christi diocese's list 1/31/19. Added to Raleigh diocese's list on 5/29/19; arrived in the US as a Carmelite priest in 1965 and assigned to Immaculate Conception in Hendersonville NC, now in the Charlotte diocese. Added to Charlotte diocese's list in 2/20.

Fr. Theophilus Clerx

Ordained: 1957
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

Worked in San Antonio 1959-1992. The archdiocese revealed in 2019 that there were seven allegations, six of the in 2011, dating to the 1990s. In 2002 Clerx was accused of sexually abusing a child in the early 1960s. He admitted to the abuse. Died 12/17/03. In 1/11, four sisters filed suit against the San Antonio archdiocese, alleging that Clerx molested them; one said he raped her repeatedly 1988-1992. The girls were minors and he was assigned to St. John Berchman's in San Antonio. Their mother worked for parish. Clerx gave the girls special privileges and visited them when mother was at work. One of the women reported the abuse to the Archdiocese in 2010. On archdiocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Paul M. Clogan

Ordained: 1999
Status: Charged

Diocese: Diocese of Austin TX

Had lived in TX, married. Ordained at age 66 for the Diocese of Portland, ME after his wife died. Returned to TX. Worked in Diocese of Austin beginning 1/01. Arrested 2005 in TX, charged with groping a 16-year-old boy in a movie theater. Criminal trial in 9/08 ended in mistrial. New trial was to be held 12/08, but did not take place. Died in Austin 7/29/12. On diocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. David L. Colella

Order: OSST
Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Victoria TX

Placed on leave by his Order in 9/08 after allegation that he sexually abused a minor in 1990 while pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows parish in the Victoria, TX diocese. Worked in the diocese 1981-1990. Colella denied the allegation. Order said it was the first against him. Worked 1990-2004 at parishes in the Dallas, TX diocese. Worked in Philadelphia parishes in retirement. Moved to the Trinitarians' Provincialate in Baltimore, MD. On the Victoria diocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Jose Luis Contreras

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Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

Named publicly as accused by the San Antonio archdiocese on its list 1/31/19. Assigned to the diocese 1983-88. Accused in 1987 of touching the genitals of a 17-year-old boy, who was a patient at a hospital where Contreras was chaplain. Removed, sent to treatment. Faculties in the archdiocese removed. Per archdiocese, Contreras said he was returning to his native Guadalajara to live with his sister. Returned to the states, worked in the Santa Rosa, CA diocese 1995-2000, except for a short time in 1998 as a chaplain at the WA State Reformatory near Seattle. Celebrated 50th anniversary of ordination in a parish in Colima, Mexico in 2017. Retired.

Fr. Robert R. Crisp

Ordained: 1975
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

In 4/10, Crisp told Sacred Heart in Rowlett parishioners via letter that the diocese had granted his request for a 6-month leave of absence. A week later the bishop told parishioners he had removed Crisp because several women, including 2 teens, complained of inappropriate and unwanted touching. Privileges removed. Pled no contest 3/11. Sentenced to 6 months deferred adjudication and $650 fine. In 7/14 it was learned that Bishop Farrell had reassigned Crisp to prison ministry. He may also have been ministering at St. Joseph Village, a retirement home, in Coppell, TX. On diocese's list 1/31/19. Noted to be retired with faculties suspended. Accused in a suit filed in 8/19 of abusing a boy in the 1980s at St. Pius X School.

Fr. Gustavo DeJesus Cuello

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Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Tyler TX

Colombia native. Ordained for the Guayaquil archdiocese in Ecuador. Arrived in Tyler diocese 1995. Arrested in 1997; charged with having sex with 13-year-old girl. Released on bail and fled the country. Arrested in Ecuador 7/03 and extradited to Texas. Found guilty in trial 10/03. Sentenced to 50 years in prison. Cuello rejected the judge's sentence and opted to have a jury decide his sentence. In 10/03 jury sentenced him to life in prison. Civil suit settled for less than $100,000. Laicization announced 11/06.

Deacon Narcisco Marquez Custodio

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Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Custodio, a deacon at St. Paul the Apostle in Richardson, was arrested in 6/84 and charged with aggravated sexual assault of an 11-year-old boy. Sentenced in 4/85 to 8 years jail. Civil suit filed in 1986 against the parish, the Dallas Diocese, the San Antonio Archdiocese, and Custodio. It settled at some point.

Fr. Johnny Davila

Ordained: 1984
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

The archdiocese was notified in 12/93 that Davila had been accused of sexually abusing two girls. Arrested. Pled guilty. Sentenced to 7 years probation; ordered by court to undergo weekly counseling for an indefinite period. Laicized in 1999. Lifetime sex offender registration per website accessed 10/16/10. On archdiocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Daniel Joseph Delaney

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Ordained: 1973
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Austin TX

In 11/03 R. Scamardo, the former chief counsel for the Diocese of Galveston-Houston, announced that he had been abused in 1975 by Delaney, former director for youth ministry for the Austin diocese. Scamardo told Austin Bishop of his allegations and requested in-patient treatment. Matter settled in 10/03 for $250K and counseling fees. Delaney laicized in 1987 "for behavior problems." Bishop admitted he had heard from other victims. Another suit filed 5/04. Died in 2008. On Austin diocese's list 1/31/19.

Deacon Russel William Detwiler

Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Worth TX

Ordained a Deacon of the diocese in 1995; worked at Sacred Heart parish in Wichita Falls. Moved to MI 2001, returned to TX Spring 2006. Returned to Sacred Heart parish in 1/09. Involved in prison ministry. Arrested 5/25/17 after a 14-year-old girl told therapist Detwiler touched her inappropriately between 2010-12, when she was under age 10. Charged with Indecency with a Child. Girl's mother said she had previously confronted Detwiler about the allegations. Convicted in 6/18, and again in 2018 related to charges involving the same victim in Wichita Falls.

Fr. Stephen Tarleton Dougherty

Ordained: 2003
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Corpus Christi TX

Removed from active ministry in 12/11 after the Corpus Christi diocese received an allegation that Dougherty had engaged in sexual misconduct. His accuser filed a civil lawsuit 7/12/16, claiming Dougherty sexually abused her 2005-2011, beginning when she was age 7. Indicted in 6/16 charges of rape of a 13-year-old girl in 12/11. Pled not guilty. Judge declared a mistrial in 3/17 after jury deadlocked. Convicted at second trial 2/28/18, sentenced to 60 years in prison. Bishop Mulvey testified that a man told him in a letter that Dougherty sexually abused him at age 8. On diocese's list 1/31/19. On Fargo diocese's list 1/2/20, where he worked at some point. No known allegations there.

Fr. Daniel Michael Drinan

Order: CMF
Ordained: 1977
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Austin TX

Removed in 5/02 after a complaint of inappropriate behavior with a minor. Charged with misdemeanor assault not involving sexual contact or injuries to child. Paid fine; no jail. Bishop refused to return him to ministry because of incident and past issues discovered during investigation. Worked in Reno, NV in 2005 at drug rehab facility for paroled prisoners. Removed from ministry by Order in 2006. Arrested 9/9/12 in Denver airport after viewing porn on laptop and masturbating during flight. Pled guilty 12/11/12; sentenced to two years' probation. Laicized in 2014. On Baton Rouge diocese's list in early 2019. It notes report in 3/03 of abuse in the late 1970s while assigned to Christ the King in Baton Rouge. Left diocese in 1979. On Austin diocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Richard A. Edelin

Ordained: 1979
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston TX

Accused in 1996 of repeatedly groping a girl confessional and at retreats 1981-82, beginning when she was age 17. He denied the allegations. Accuser was given $5K and told by Bishop Fiorenza on 02/23/96 that Edelin was suspended. Assigned to six parishes his first ten years after ordination. Served as USAF Chaplain from 1989-92, on leave 1992-97. Not indexed in the Directories after 1997 until 2003, when the diocese tried to reinstate him. Accuser complained. He went to work in Baker, OR diocese where seminary classmate was bishop. Included on Galveston-Houston archdiocese's list 1/31/19. It notes that Edelin was removed from public ministry in 2013.

Fr. Milton Eggerling

Ordained: 1954
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Austin TX

Ordained for the Sioux Falls SD diocese. Worked in a number of archdioceses and dioceses: St. Paul-Minneapolis, Bismarck ND, Oakland CA, Austin TX, San Jose CA, Lima Peru via the Boston-based Society of St. John the Apostle, and Boston MA. Accused in a 3/16 lawsuit of sexual abuse of a boy over five years, beginning when he was an 11-year-old student and altar server at St. Louis parish in Austin in the 1970s. Eggerling was assigned to Austin 1973-79. He reportedly plied the boy with alcohol and took him on trips. Died 2/29/08, per the 2009 Official Catholic Directory. On Sioux Falls diocese's list 3/21/19 (it erroneously notes his death dated as 3/7/2008). On Austin diocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Virgilio Elizondo

Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

Accused in a lawsuit filed 5/22/15 of the sexual abuse of a teenage boy in 1983 in San Antonio. The accuser said Elizondo kissed and fondled him after he told Elizondo that former seminarian and then-Rev. Jesus Armando Dominguez had sexually abused him. Elizondo denied abuse. Longtime University of Notre Dame professor, known as founder of Latino theology in the U.S. Still in ministry 6/8/15. Died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound 3/14/16. On San Antonio archdiocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Armando Escobedo

Ordained: 1964
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Brownsville TX

Accused in a 6/25/10 civil suit of abusing a boy 1978-81, while assigned to Our Lady of St. John of Fields in Mission, TX. Much of the abuse is said to have occurred on parish property. Petition says Escobedo would ply the boy with alcohol. Escobedo denied the allegations. On the Brownsville diocese's list 1/31/19. It notes that he was removed from ministry in 2002.

Fr. David Espitia

Ordained: 1994
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of San Angelo TX

Espitia spent several years as a Brigittine monk before attending St. Mary's seminary. Ordained for the San Angelo diocese. In early 6/03 Espitia told Bishop Pfeifer that someone was accusing him of sexually abusing a minor. Espitia denied the abuse but said he would step aside temporarily. On 6/13/03 he was found hanged in the rectory. Police investigation of suicide found child pornography on his computer. His accuser filed a civil suit in 12/09, claiming Espitia abused him over eight years, until 2002. Settled at mediation in 11/11. On the diocese's list 2/13/19.

Fr. Miguel Esquivel

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Ordained: 1982
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Diocese of San Angelo TX

Accused in 2002 of sexually assaulting a girl in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Removed from active ministry in 4/02. Arrested by the sheriff's office in 6/02 and charged with eight felony counts. Civil suit filed in 7/02. "On duty outside the diocese" per the 2002 Official Catholic Directory. He had been serving as chaplain in a federal prison out of state until allegations surfaced. Criminal charges dropped in 1/04 due to SOL. Civil suit settled. On Las Cruces diocese's list 11/8/18. Noted to have worked in the Las Cruces diocese in 1996, as a La Tuna Prison chaplain. On San Angelo's list 2/13/19.

Fr. Domingo Gonzales Estrada

Order: OMI
Ordained: 1972
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of San Angelo TX

Arrested and indicted 5/04 on charges that he had molested a boy 6/90 in Midland TX. Estrada was assigned to Midland from 1986 to 1996. He was living in San Antonio at the time of his arrest. Acquitted in criminal case by jury 12/04. Named in civil suit which settled. Still shown as priest when he died in San Antonio 9/21/09. On San Angelo diocese's list 2/13/19.

Fr. John B. Feit

Order: sP
Ordained: 1959
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Brownsville TX

Ordained for Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Pleaded no contest 1962 to reduced charge of aggravated assault for grabbing a young woman in church in 1960. Shortly after the 1960 assault, he became prime suspect in rape/murder of another young woman in McAllen, TX. Feit worked at Servants of the Paraclete treatment facility for clergy in NM for several years and joined the order. Becamed Superior; placed many abusers in outside positions. Left order in 1972, married and raised a family. Worked many yrs for St. Vincent de Paul Society in Phoenix. In 2002 a former priest told police Feit confessed the murder to him in 1963. Grand jury investigation in 2004. Not indicted. Arrested 2/9/16 on charges related to the 1960 murder. Waived extradition. Convicted at trial 12/7/17. Sentenced to life in prison. Was to be transferred to state prison, the Byrd Unit in Huntsville. Died in prison 2/11/20.

Fr. John J. Feminelli

Ordained: 1987
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Corpus Christi TX

Accused of buying presents for a 15-year-old boy in exchange for wrestling matches. Feminelli was a deacon at time; ordained even after charges made by boy and family. Denied the allegations. The family said church did not believe them and drove them away by circulating false information about them. Case dismissed in 1991. Retired 4/16/07. Included on the diocese's list 1/31/19. In 3/19 Feminelli filed a defamation suit against the diocese.

Br. Martin Fenerty

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Order: FSC
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of El Paso TX

Per Fenerty's personnel file, a woman made a complaint of abuse against Br. Fenerty in 4/02. No date of abuse was stated and no litigation was filed. The woman alleged that Fenerty molested her on several occasions when she was ages 5 1/2 -12. The abuse allegedly occurred in Santa Fe where Fenerty was a teacher. Fenerty denied abuse but said there was an occasional hug. He was placed on leave and then "retired." Reportedly remained active in 2007,

Fr. Federico Fernandez Baeza

Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

Chicago-St. Louis Province Franciscan, in San Antonio 1981-87. Accused in 1988 suit of abusing two boys. Church promised to investigate and asked parents to keep quiet. Sent to treatment. Boys' older brothe said the priest abused him, too. Previously arrested for public indecency. Criminal charges dismissed. Civil suit settled 7/88. In 2002 man said he told Archbishop Flores in 1983 about seeing Fernandez naked in a swimming pool with two girls ages 10 and 11. Active priest 5/11 in Bogota, Colombia. One alleged victim who said Fernandez Baeza molested and raped him as a 5th-grader was convicted of rape and murder in 1995; he was executed in 2011 by the State of Texas. Fernandez Baeza was working in 2015 it Universidad de San Buenaventura in Cartagena, and posting "Sunday Reflections" on a Bogota church's website. On San Antonio archdiocese's list 1/31/19. It notes eight allegations. Also removed in 2015 in Colombia by Franciscans, case referred to Vatican.

Fr. Arnold Finochietto

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Ordained: 1936
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of El Paso TX

Accused in a lawsuit 11/18 of sexually abusing an altar boy, ages 6-10, almost daily at Our Lady of Health in Las Cruces in the 1960s. The abuse allegedly included fondling, masturbation and oral copulation. Assignments included Sliver City1959-60 , San Isidro in Garfield 1960-64 and Our Lady of Health 1964-75. Retired 1981. Died 1999.

Br. Eugene T. Fitzsimmons

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

Professed vows as a Marianist brother in 1947. Worked at high schools in IL, TX, WI, CA, MO, HI. Per news in 2002, Fitzsimmons was accused of sexually abusing Michael Rodriguez 20 years prior when Rodriguez was a student at Catholic High School in San Antonio. Rodriguez, who was one of the "Texas Seven" prison escapees who shot and killed a police officer 12/24/00, claimed in penalty portion of his trial for this murder that Fitzsimmons abused him. Defense attorney even brought Fitzsimmons to Texas to testify at trial. Fitzsimmons invoked the Fifth Amendment and did not testify. Fitzsimmons was included on the Marianists' list 6/24/20. Withdrew from the Order in 2000. Died in 2011.

Fr. Michael T. Flanagan

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Ordained: 1961
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Removed and retired in 1999 after accusations that he had been arrested on charges of public lewdness involving adults in 1993 and 1997. Suspended by Dallas diocese in 5/02 after an accusation of sexual misconduct involving a minor in the early 1980s. By 5/03, three to four men had alleged that they were abused as minors by Flanagan. One claim was settled out of court. Flanagan died in 2008. On diocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. John A. Flynn

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Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

From Ireland. Admitted 10/97 to a "sexual encounter" with a female adolescent more than 20 years prior. She had written to archdiocese in 9/97; alleged he abused her as a teen in the 1960s and sexually assaulted her as a young adult in the 1970s. Removed from ministry and sent to MD treatment center for evaluation. Resigned the same year from ministry in the San Antonio archdiocese. Allowed by Bishop Carmody in 1998 to minister in Tyler TX diocese. Retired 2002; continued active ministry. In 2005 San Antonio archdiocese gave new information to Tyler diocese showing possible credible allegation of sex abuse of a girl by Flynn occurring in the 1960s-70s. Removed from ministry. Case sent to Vatican. Returned to restricted ministry 2008. After review in 2018, again removed from ministry. On San Antonio archdiocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Jesus Garcia Hernando

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Ordained: 1984
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Diocese of Corpus Christi TX

Monsignor. Ordained in Burgos, Spain. Incardinated 12/17/83 into the Corpus Christi diocese. Excardinated 2/11/00. Removed from ministry 7/15/11. Accused of drugging and raping four boys and a man 1991-94. Bishop was informed in 1993; no action. Garcia Hernando fled to Spain (with permission of and help from diocese) before the criminal investigation was completed. Civil suit filed 2/20/95. Criminal charges 6/95. Voluntarily returned to TX in 12/96. Arrested. Criminal trial set for 7/97; charges dismissed because prosecutor could not substantiate story and due to SOL. On diocese's list 1/31/19. Garcia Hernando filed suit against the diocese and bishop in 6/19 claiming they made a "false" statement that he was "credibly accused." Remained a priest in Spain.

Fr. Ramon Gomez

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

Named publicly as accused by the Archdiocese of San Antonio on its list 1/31/19. Ordained for the Diocese of Tapachula, Mexico. Worked in the San Antonio diocese at to two two parishes, one in Carrizo Springs, 1984-87. Dismissed after law enforcement from California informed the archdiocese that Gomez was accused of child sex abuse in that state. Gomez moved to Jalisco, Mexico, and would return to Carrizo Springs without faculties or permission for priestly ministry, despite the objections of the parish pastor and letter from the archbishop to Tapachula's bishop. In 1991 a teen reported that he and two other teenagers had been abused by Gomez during a visit to Carrizo Springs. The archdiocese deemed the allegations credible, and informed law enforcement.

Fr. Anthony Hernandez Gonzalez

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Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston TX

Anthony or Antonio. Gonzales or Gonzalez. Order reportedly knew of abusive behavior in at least 1960. Multiple transfers. Named as abuser in 2006 civil suit. A woman alleged that he began sexually abusing her when she was age 15 and homeless. Abuse allegedly occurred 1981-83 at Immaculate Conception in Houston. Plaintiff got pregnant and Gonzales went to Canada. Married another girl. Left priesthood 1985. Laicized in 5/87. Suit settled in 3/08 for $1.35M. Admitted fathering at least 8 illegitimate children with young girls. On Baton Rouge diocese's list in early 2019. Report in 6/12 of abuse in the 1970s while assigned to an Albany, LA parish. Died in 2016. On Galveston-Houston's list 1/31/19.

Deacon Ronald Gonzalez

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Ordained: 1987
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Gonzales, ordained deacon for the Dallas diocese, was removed 8/13 without privileges from position in Phoenix diocese after allegations became known of past abuse in Texas and in Pennsylvania. He had worked at St. Thomas More in Glendale since 2003. He retired as supervisory chaplain with the Federal Bureau of Prisons in 2011. While in Dallas, he was assigned to parish in Coppell, TX. Included on the Diocese of Phoenix list. Name included on Harrisburg diocese's list released 8/1/18.

Fr. Benigno David Gonzalez Zumaya

Ordained: 1977
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

In 2008 a man alleged that Zumaya, along with L. White and L. Hernandez, molested him 1978-82, when he was a minor and they were assigned to San Fernando Cathedral. Zumaya may also have abused the youth while assigned to Carrizo Springs. Archdiocese admitted that there had been previous allegations of an undefined nature in the past which had been "handled" at the time. Two more accusers later came forward. He left ministry in 1998 without faculties. Retired to his native Guadalajara, Mexico, where he was allowed to minister. On the archdiocese's list 1/31/19. It notes 9 allegations, the first one received in 1997, leading to his removal. Gonzalez Zumaya died in 2013.

Fr. Carlos Guerra

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Ordained: 1981
Status: Charged

Diocese: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston TX

Charged in the early 1980s with being "sexually involved" with a 14-year-old boy in 1981. The boy told his mother in 1983. Charges were dropped in 1986 because the law had changed in 1983 to require corroboration in cases that were not promptly filed. Included on the the archdiocese's list 1/31/19. It notes that Guerra was removed from ministry in 1984 and that he left the priesthood in 1987.

Deacon Jesse Guerrero

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Ordained: 1989
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Amarillo TX

Ordained as deacon 1989. Removed in 2002 after allegations that he molested three girls, ranging in ages 10-15. Indicted by Grand Jury. Trial held in 12/03. The girls testified at the trial. Jury deliberated less than one hour before finding Guerrero not guilty. He wanted to return to ministry; bishop was still reviewing the matter.

Deacon Jesus Guerrero

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Lubbock TX

Ordained as deacon in 1997. Named publicly as accused by the Lubbock diocese on its list 1/31/19. Assigned 1997-2003 to Our Lady of Grace in Lubbock, and at San Ramon in Woodrow 2006-07. Suspended in 2003. Reinstated in 2006. Permanently removed from ministry in 2008. Guerrero filed suit against the diocese in 3/19, claiming he was wrongly named on the diocese's list of credibly accused clergy. His attorney said the accuser was a woman in her 40s who said the priest did not abuse her. The diocese stated in 4/19 that the accuser is the equivalent to a minor under canon law because she "habitually lacks the use of reason." The state supreme court ruled in 6/21 that the diocese could include Guerrero on its list of credibly accused. (Referred to in 6/21 news as "Jesse" Guerrero. Another deacon by that name was accused in Amarillo TX.)

Fr. Dale Anthony Guidry

Ordained: 1982
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Amarillo TX

Ordained for Houma-Thibodaux diocese. On leave several years, then resurfaced in Honolulu HI parishes. Later assigned to Amarillo TX. Removed from ministry in 1999; bishop would not give reason. Arrested in Montgomery County TX 7/30/09, charged with two counts of Online Solicitation of a Minor. Pled guilty to both counts and was sentenced 7/15/10 to 5 years in prison. Died 10/20/13 in Stockton TX. On Houma-Thibodaux diocese's list 1/11/19.

Br. Kerry Guillory

Order: OFM
Ordained: 2021
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of El Paso TX

Accused in suit filed in NM 11/07 of abuse of a teen boy 1976-77 in Las Cruces, NM, then part of the Diocese of El Paso, TX. Guillory was running a shelter in Louisville, KY when suit filed. He denied the allegations. Suit named both Las Cruces and El Paso dioceses. Two other suits filed, in 2008 and 2009. On Las Cruces diocese's list 11/8/18. Suit filed 2/19 in NM claiming Guillory raped a 7-year-old boy 1972-74 at St. Edward's school in Carlsbad. On Lake Charles' diocese's list 4/11/19; allegations received 1986 and 2015 of abuse of multiple minors in 1983 in Jennings. On El Paso's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Fernando Noe Guzman

Ordained: 1979
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston TX

From Morelia, Mexico. Extern priest in Galveston-Houston. Guzman molested a 13-year-old girl in her grandfather's house in 1984. Caught by social worker who reported abuse to Bishop. Transferred to another parish where he started an "affair" with a married woman. Removed from ministry in 1987. Civil suit filed 1990 by woman he seduced and made pregnant. Jury denied her claims but Guzman testimony in this case resulted in criminal charges and conviction in 1990 in the case involving the 13-year-old girl. Sentenced to 10 years in jail. Served 90 day shock probation and released. May be dead as of 10/06.

Fr. Clement A. Hageman

Ordained: 1930
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Corpus Christi TX

Identified in 8/05 by Gallup diocese as abuser. At least 16 alleged victims in Winslow, AZ. At least one man settled with diocese in 2004. A 70-year-old man sued Gallup 11/10 alleging abuse by Hageman in the 1950s. Assigned to Our Lady of Guadalupe in Holbrook 1942-52 and Madre de Dios in Winslow 1965-75. Suit also named Corpus Christi diocese and said there were allegations about him there in 1930s. Died 7/2/75. Gallup diocese's personnel file released 4/11 shows multiple settlements. Corpus Christi and Santa Fe dismissed from suit 2012. New suits 5/13 and 6/13. Gallup diocese filed for bankruptcy in 2013 after lawsuit claiming 57 victims. Diocese released names of 30 "credibly accused" priests and one lay teacher in 12/14. On Corpus Christi's list 1/31/19. Removed from ministry in diocese in 1939.

Fr. James Bernard Hanlon

Ordained: 1981
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Worth TX

Accused of abuse of a 16-year-old boy in late 1982 or early 1983. Settled in 1997 for $12.5K. Hanlon died 2/17/90 at age 38. He was HIV positive; death certificate says years of alcoholism contributed to his death. Diocese ordered to produce personnel files. Allegations are that the diocese shielded Hanlon and other abusers. Personnel files produced 11/28/06. Named in new suit 4/07. Suit against Hanlon and Fr. Teczar settled in 2/08. Another claim settled in 3/09.

Fr. James B. Hay

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Ordained: 1945
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of El Paso TX

Ordained for El Paso, incardinated into Las Cruces Diocese when it was formed in 1982. Died in 1974. A man filed suit 2006 alleging that Hay raped him and another youth in 1964 while assigned to Our Lady of the Light. The suit named El Paso diocese and Hay's supervising priest, who the accuser said ignored his requests for help. Case dismissed on SOL 1/09; plaintiff filed motion to recuse judge since he contributed to Church during the pendency of the case. Judge withdrew 4/28/09. New judge was to reopen the case 5/09. On Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/19. In 11/18 a Catholic Elementary school named after Hay changed its name to St. Frances Cabrini Catholic School.

Fr. Timothy J. Heines

Ordained: 1994
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Per news in 1/19, a 33-year-old man said Heines sexually abused him as a minor. He met Heines when he was age 12, after his parents separated and his mother had him get involved in church. He said the priest bought him dinners, haircuts and expensive clothes during high school and got him to pose for sexually suggestive photos. Also, he said Heines massaged him with oil, touching his penis, and showed him porn. He said that after high school Heines sexually assaulted him. Heines' accuser reportedly went to the diocese in 2015 and was told he was a 'consenting adult', despite showing them photos Heines took of him when he was a minor. The diocese said in 1/19 that Heines had been removed from ministry and was in the process of being laicized. On diocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Michael Heras

Ordained: 1984
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Corpus Christi TX

Monsignor. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 1/31/19. Removed from ministry 6/24/14. Heras denied the allegations against him, which were said to have occurred about 30 years prior. Heras filed a defamation suit against the diocese in 3/19.

Fr. Antonio Hernandez Gonzales

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Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

Named publicly as accused by the San Antonio archdiocese on its list 1/31/9. Worked in the archdiocese 1974-80. On the diocese of Baton Rouge's list in early 2019. Laicized in 1987. Accused in 2003 of sexually abusing a teenage girl in the 1970s. He acknowledged the abuse. Allegation in 2012 to the Baton Rouge diocese of abuse in the 1970s. Died 12/2/16.

Fr. Larry Hernandez

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Ordained: 1978
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

Ordained for the archdiocese. Joined the Order of the Most Holy Trinity (OSST) in 1985. Accused in 2008 of sexually abusing a boy in 1978. Another allegation followed. Removed from ministry by the Trinitarians in 2008. Case referred to Vatican. Prohibited from public ministry and placed under supervision. Later left the Order. On archdiocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Henry Herrera

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Order: CMF
Ordained: 1942
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Worth TX

Included on the Fort Worth diocese's list of priests who had "allegations with a semblance of truth made against them regarding sexual misconduct with minors." Name was added to the list in late 2011 or early 2012 but was not publicized in any way. Worked in the diocese 1975-79. Transferred to an AZ parish. Died 11/29/96 in AZ. Spent several years in the Philippines early in his career. Also taught in CA and worked in the El Paso diocese.

Fr. Rosendo Herrera Hernandez

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Ordained: 1996
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Amarillo TX

Accused in a 2002 civil suit of impregnating a 17-year-old girl in Amarillo and of also molesting two of her sisters. Suit says Herrera was removed earlier from Mexican seminary for having sexual relations with young girl. Removed from ministry in the Amarillo Diocese in 2000. Suit settled 2/03. Granted lay status in 3/01. Second suit filed by adult accuser 10/03, settled 11/04. On the diocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. William Reece Hoover

Ordained: 1955
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Worth TX

Forced to resign in 1995 as pastor of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Fort Worth after admitting that he repeatedly abused a 12-year-old in 1957. At least 9 other accusers went to the diocese but diocese did not reveal their claims. It told public that there were only a few victims and no incidents after 1960. Convicted in 1996. Other victims came forward after Hoover's death. Ordained for Dallas diocese; became part of Ft. Worth Diocese when it was formed in 1969. Died in 1996. On diocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Stephen R. Horn

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Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston TX

The Archdiocese announced in 1/08 that Horn had been placed on leave and sent for treatment in 11/07, immediately after allegations were made that he abused a minor between 1989 and 1993. He was at Christ the King parish in Houston during that time frame. Review board said that sufficient evidence existed to suggest that the abuse had occurred. Included on archdiocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Rodney Charles Howell

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Ordained: 1965
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Amarillo TX

Accused of abusing at least a girl in west TX in 1967; her civil litigation settled 1995. Also accused of abusing at least two minors in 1986 and possibly many more. Suit filed 1998. Part of the time he was in what later became the Amarillo diocese. Accused, along with his brother, Fr. Gerald Howell, of abusing many students at a school for the deaf in New Orleans. Died 1/10/93.

Fr. John A. Howlett

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Ordained: 1947
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Worth TX

Ordained in Ireland. In Lubbock, TX by 1960. Accused by several women of abusing them as children. Diocese first learned of allegations in 1980s. Claims arose again in 1993. Diocese gave settlement to at least one alleged victim. Faculties removed. Returned to the Pallotine's in Dublin, Ireland. Personnel files released by Diocese 11/28/06. On Amarillo diocese's list 1/31/19; assigned there 1/61-7/66 and 2/71-7/77.

Seminarian Agusti Huerres

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Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of San Angelo TX

Brought from Spain to TX by diocesan officials in 1999 as a candidate for seminary. Reportedly, his pastor in Spain had given him a negative recommendation. A lawsuit filed in 3/01 alleged that Huerres sexually abused a 15-year-old boy at the parish where Huerres was stationed while awaiting the start of seminary classes. The boy reported the abuse in 2000. The Diocese paid for Huerres to return to Spain with permission from the victim's family and criminal justice authorities. The Diocese said it also notified officials in Spain. Huerres admitted to the misconduct. "Modest" settlement.

Fr. William J. Hughes

Ordained: 1982
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Accused in a 1994 civil suit of molesting a 13-year-old girl 1983-84. Her parents found letters from him and told another priest. Hughes admitted his behavior. Transferred. Diocese destroyed the letters. Suit settled 1998 as part of of $5M settlement, which also included claims against Robert Peebles. Hughes left active priesthood in 1992. On diocese's list 1/31/19. Noted to have been removed 1989, and laicized. Dallas police raided diocesan headquarters in 5/19 related to the Hughes case and four others.

Fr. James D. Hutzler

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Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Amarillo TX

Resigned 7/02 after seeking opinion from diocesan review board concerning incident of "horseplay" involving a young man about 18 years previously. Hutzler said resignation stemmed from when he had contact with a young man while wrestling with him in front of a youth group. Diocese sent him for counseling after the incident. On diocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Hubert Joseph Janak

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Ordained: 1941
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

On 1/29/12 the San Antonio Archdiocese posted a Public Notice on its website stating that it had "recently received separate accusations" of sexual abuse of minors against Janak and Fr. Michael O'Sullivan. Janak served in multiple parishes in the San Antonio AD (including some now in the Victoria Diocese). Notice said allegation was forwarded to the Bexar Co. District Att., and that Janak died 6/26/96. On the archdiocese's list 1/31/19. It notes an allegation in 2010 of abuse of a girl in the 1950s, and his death as in 1994.

Fr. Richard E. Johnson

Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Placed on leave 5/06 after allegations he abused an altar boy for several years in the 1980s. Diocese investigated, verified allegations and placed Johnson on permanent leave 6/06. Diocese admitted it knew of an allegation in 2001 but kept Johnson in ministry. Civil suit filed 5/07 by three men claiming Johnson abused them at various times between 1963 and 1984. One plaintiff withdrew but a fourth man joined the suit. All claims settled 9/09. Laicization requested. Death announced 9/13/16. On diocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. John Francis Keane

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Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

From Ireland. Worked in the archdiocese 1957-61, in six parishes. Police report in Keane's file from 1957, accused of sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl. No charges. Dismissed from the archdiocese in 1961 after found wearing a dress in a parish school's women's restroom. Sent to Ireland for treatment. Continued in ministry in Ireland and Great Britain. Died in 2001.

Fr. John T. Keller

Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston TX

Accused in 2002 of giving a 16-year-old boy wine, then fondling him in bed during a trip in the early 1980s. He also wrote "love letters" to the boy. Keller denied abuse but admitted holding the youth in a "manner inappropriate for a priest." Archdiocese said conduct did not fit definition of sex abuse. Kept in ministry, including during the archdiocese's investigation. Pastor in 2019 of Prince of Peace parish in Houston, there since 1999. In 12/18 another man alleged abuse as a minor by Keller. Suspended 1/31/19 pending investigation. Bishop allowed him to celebrate one last mass prior to suspension. On archdiocese's list 1/31/19. In 5/19 Keller requested retirement "for age and medical reasons." In 6/19 a third man alleged abuse by Keller at age 15.

Fr. Michael Christopher Kenny

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Ordained: 1973
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

From Ireland. Suspended in 2000 when two women brought sexual misconduct allegations against him. Kenny testified that he fathered two illegitimate children and had sexual intercourse with both adult women and minor girls. Two suits filed. One settled 2/03 for $300K and 2nd settled 9/03 for undisclosed amount. Kenny was living in Ireland as of 2003. May have been laicized.On the archdiocese's list 1/31/19. Case referred to the Vatican for possible laicization.

Fr. James Khoury

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Ordained: 1975
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

Maronite Rite priest, ordained for the Eparchy of St. Maron. Named publicly as accused by the San Antonio archdiocese on its list 1/31/19. Assigned 1977-85 to St. George Maronite Church, and 1981-83 was president of Antonian High School. Accused in the mid-1980s of sexually abusing a student. Settlement in 1985. Removed from the San Antonio area by his Eparchy. The alleged victim told the Archdiocese in 2004, then filed suit against the Archdiocese. Suit dismissed in 2006. Khoury died in 2016.

Fr. Patrick Koch

Ordained: 1957
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Corpus Christi TX

Named publicly as accused by the Corpus Christi diocese on its list 1/31/19. Left the diocese in 1966. On the Dallas diocese's list 1/31/19. Died 9/9/06. In 2/19 Koch's family filed a canon law appeal to the two dioceses and the Vatican regarding his inclusion on their lists. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 of sexually assaulting a Jesuit College Prep of Dallas student, where Koch was principal 1972-79, president 1979-80 and alumni director 1980-86. Another suit, filed in 9/19, claims abuse by Koch of a 15-year-old Jesuit Prep sophomore around 1980. In 10/19 another Dallas Prep alumnus sued, alleging abuse by Koch during confession in the early 1980s. The same man also claimed abuse by Prep teacher and wrestling coach, Rev. Peter Callery, SJ.

Fr. Rudolph Kos

Ordained: 1981
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Removed in 1992. Sued in 1993-94 by eleven victims. Abuse occurred before ordination, during priesthood, and while he was on leave from treatment at the Servants of the Paracletes facility in Jemez Springs, NM. $119M civil jury verdict for plaintiffs 7/97, reduced to $30.9M in 1998 after negotiated settlement. Convicted in 1998 of criminal abuse of four of the plaintiffs. Received three life and other sentences. Laicization announced 7/98. Several later lawsuits and claims also filed and settled. On Dallas diocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Michael Francis Krol

Ordained: 1945
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Austin TX

Ordained for the Diocese of Austin. Named publicly as accused on Austin's list 1/31/19. Included on the Norwich diocese's list 2/22/19. It notes he left the diocese in 1963. Also worked or lived in Brooklyn NY, Chicago IL, Jacarezinho Brazil, London, UK, Runge TX, Enid OK, Sayre OK, Lamar CO, New London CT. Died in 1996. Included in the CO A.G. report 10/22/19 (as Michael J.), noting abuse in the Pueblo diocese of three teenage boys in 1962, each reported the same year to the diocese. Pueblo had accepted Krol in 1961, despite information from Brooklyn diocese about his abuse of boys.

Fr. Francis M. Landwermeyer

Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Central and Southern Province on its list 12/7/18. Accused of abuse in the 1960s and 1970s. First assignment was Jesuit College Prep in Dallas. Also worked in Shreveport LA, New Orleans, Tampa FL, Milwaukee WI, Biloxi MS, Charleston Heights SC, Saginaw MI, Columbia SC, and San Antonio TX. Removed from ministry in 2010. Died 9/2/18 in TX. On Charleston diocese's list 3/29/19. On Saginaw's list 4/10/19.

Fr. Dennis J. Laroche

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Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston TX

Named publicly as accused by the Galveston-Houston archdiocese on its list 1/31/19. Included on the Burlington VT diocese's list 8/22/19. LaRoche worked in the Philippines and East Africa, then the Diocese of Galveston-Houston, which he left in 1987. Assigned to VT parishes 11/87 until 8/92 when his assignment was "terminated" and he returned to his order. Left ministry by 2/1/93.

Fr. Manuel LaRosa-Lopez

Ordained: 1996
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston TX

Reports in 2018 by two people to the diocese of abuse by LaRosa-Lopez at a Conroe parish. A man said he was abused 1998-2001 as a teen, and told church officials, including Cardinal DiNardo, who offered counseling. A woman alleged abused as a teen in 2000. Priest was transferred. She again contacted the diocese in 2010; diocese told her he had been sent to a' mental institution' twice and had a job with no contact with children. She went to police. LaRosa-Lopez turned himself in 9/11/18; charged. Police raided rectory a week later. Accused in 10/18 of abusing an altar boy as a seminarian in mid-1990s. By late 11/18 six people, male and female, had alleged abuse. On archdiocese's list 1/31/19. Suit filed 4/19. Indicted on two counts 5/2/19. Indicted in 6/19 on three more counts of alleged abuse in 2/99 and 6/00. Pled not guilty 7/18/19. Pled guilty in a plea deal in 11/20. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, and to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. Suits settled.

Fr. Jesse S. Linam

Ordained: 1961
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston TX

Removed from ministry in 1993 after archdiocese learned of allegations of sexual misconduct with a boy occurring in 1973-74. Faculties removed in 6/02. Civil suit filed in 2002 alleged Linam abused one plaintiff and possibly many more between 1961 and 1993. Suit dismissed in 8/02 on statute of limitations. Included on archdiocese's list 1/31/19. It notes that Linam retired in 1998.

Fr. Carlos Lozano

Order: OMI
Ordained: 1993
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

Oblate brother for several years prior to ordination. Convicted 1994 for abuse of 4 boys. Sentenced to 30 days in jail and 10 years probation (deferred adjudication). Civil suit filed 1994. Left priesthood in 1994. One victim died by suicide in 1997. Shortly before probation ended in 2004, Lozano was arrested for computer pornography; judge sentenced him to 20 years in prison for each of 4 prior convictions (to be served concurrently). On archdiocese's list 1/31/19. It notes 7 allegations. Lozano was laicized in 2003 and died in prison.

Fr. Justin Joseph Lucio

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Ordained: 1972
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Accused in 1989 of abuse of two immigrant youths in the late 1980s, and financial misconduct. Lucio denied the allegations. Removed from parish ministry by Bishop Grahmann and assigned, unsupervised, to Casita Maria, an organization whose mission was to help undocumented migrants. Bishop told Lucio to retire after the allegations were publicized in 2003, but he kept working. Died 11/06.

Fr. Miguel Luna

Ordained: 1982
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of El Paso TX

Removed in 12/13 after Review Board investigated allegations of sexual harassment. Allegation in 11/16 of "sexual misconduct" with a "young female adolescent" in the 1980s. He admitted to his behavior. Sent in 1988 to Shalom Center in Houston for treatment. Arrested 6/11/18, charged with molesting and raping a girl in the late 1990s. His accuser was an altar server who said the abuse began when she was age 8 during confessions, and continued until she was age 17. On diocese's list 1/31/19. Trial in 7/19. Luna denied the charges at trial, but said he fathered a "secret baby" in Juarez. A witness testified that Luna raped her when she was age 11 and he was a seminarian in Alpine, TX. She said he would sneak into her home at night, and that she got pregnant and had an abortion. Another woman testified that Luna raped her in 1990 when she was age 30 and a St. Pius X church secretary. Found guilty 7/15/19. Sentenced to 18 years' prison and 10 years' probation, to run concurrently.

Fr. Patrick J. Lynch

Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Diocese knew in 1966 that Lynch sexually abused a student at St. Pius X Church in Dallas. Diocese settled with one victim in 1995; a third victim came forward in 1995. Lynch retired in 1995 (because of allegations) and moved to England. Other allegations in 1997; privileges removed. Died in 2014. Several settlements. On diocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Alfonso Madrid

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1950
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of El Paso TX

From the Province of Mexico. Died in 1982. Accused in a 6/11 civil suit of abuse of a youth in the 1970s at at Sacred Heart in El Paso. Madrid allegedly "mentored" the boy before molesting him on multiple occasions. Diocese denied any prior complaints against him. Suit settled at mediation 7/13. Another man filed suit in 8/13 for abuse at the same parish 1974-75. On the Jesuits Central and Southern Province list 12/17/18. On El Paso diocese's and San Antonio archdiocese's lists 1/31/19. In San Antonio 1966-70. Reported there in 1968 to have had "inappropriate contact" with a 9-year-old boy. Five additional accusers 2014-19 alleged abuse in the late 1960s. Worked in New Orleans 1960-61.

Fr. Jaime Madrid

Ordained: 1972
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of El Paso TX

Accused of abuse of a boy for two years, 1971-72 in rectory, car and elsewhere. Civil suit filed in 1992 said diocese knew in 1967 that other priests in diocese were pedophiles and failed to report. Madrid admitted charges. Boy pled delayed discovery in suit. Litigation settled with non-disclosure. One report says Madrid told El Paso Bishop Raymond Pena in 1992 that he had abused boy 20 years prior. Laicized 2007. Died 10/07. On diocese's list 1/31/19. Suit against diocese filed 2/19, alleging abuse, including rape, by Madrid of a 12-year-old St. Joseph's altar boy 1970-71.

Fr. Vincent R. Malatesta

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Ordained: 1961
Status: None

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Ordained for the Diocese of Paterson NJ, entered Society of Jesus in 1979. Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Central and Southern Province on its list 12/7/18. Removed from ministry in 2002 due to abuse in the 1980s. Left the Jesuits in 2004. On Diocese of Dallas list 1/31/19. On 2/27/20 the Central and Southern Province Jesuits moved Malatesta's name from the category of those with single allegations against them to those with multiple allegations. Accused in a suit filed by multiple plaintiffs in 8/19 against Dallas Prep and the diocese. Abuse alleged of at least two students in the 1980s. One said he reported his abuse to the school in 1981, and nothing done. The other said he was abused by Malatesta the following year. On the Atlanta archdiocese's list.

Fr. Emmet Malone

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1947
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

Accused in a 2004 lawsuit of molesting an 11-year-old boy in the early 1950s under the guise of instructing the boy how to pray. The Franciscans stated that "we believe something did happen," and the suit was settled. Malone also worked at Corpus Christi parish and school in the Chicago, IL archdiocese. On the San Antonio archdiocese's list 1/21/19. It notes an allegation received in 2001 of abuse in the 1950s of a boy and his brother. Died 6/19/94.

Fr. Manuel Perez Maramba

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1967
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of El Paso TX

A man filed civil suit in 2004 in federal court in Albuquerque alleging that he was abused by Maramba 1976-77 at a parish in NM (then part of the El Paso Diocese, later part of the Las Cruces Diocese). Returned to his native Philippines in 1978; reportedly a "foremost" music composer of sacred text in the Philippines. Second suit filed 2/07 claiming abuse in the 1970s. Both settled. A third suit settled 4/1//10. A fourth suit filed 4/13/10; settled 5/11. On Diocese of Las Cruces list 11/8/18. On El Paso's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Miguel Marin

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Ordained: 1978
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of El Paso TX

Ordained for the Diocese of Gayaquil, Ecuador. Accused in 1996 of molesting a 17- year-old boy. He and another boy spent night at rectory 4/96. Marin allegedly gave them alcoholic beverages and allowed them to watch an R-rated movie. After the boys went to sleep, Marin was said to have gotten into bed with them and attempted to "french kiss" his accuser. The boy stopped him but shortly began to exhibit signs of mental disturbance and was hospitalized. Parents filed suit on his behalf in 8/96. Settled 9/96 for $23K. On the El Paso diocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. William Hodgson Marshall

Ordained: 1951
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston TX

Ordained in Canada. School principal in Toronto and Windsor 1952-56. Worked at St. Thomas High in Houston, TX 1956-57. Returned to Canada. Also did missionary work in St. Lucia. Allegation in 1998 of abuse in 1969. Retired in 1997. Treatment at St. Luke's. Charged in 2010 with abuse in Toronto and Windsor in the 1950s and 1980s. Pled guilty in 6/11 to abuse of 16. Sentenced to two years in prison. More suits in 12/11. Order denied any allegations of abuse during his time in Houston.

Fr. Mario Martinez

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Ordained: 1977
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

Named publicly as accused by the archdiocese on its list 1/31/19. Left assignment without permission in 1977, saying he was going home to Mexico to care for his sick mother. Returned in 1984. Sent for alcoholism treatment in 1985. Left treatment without permission, then alleged to have sexually abused a child. Warrant out for his arrest, fled to Mexico. Faculties in San Antonio removed. Died in 1994. Two more allegations of child sex abuse in 2008.

Fr. Abraham Mathews

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Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Tyler TX

From India. Ordained in Fuji. Arrived in the Tyler TX diocese from the West Indies (where he was transferred 5 times). A woman and her daughter filed suit in Tyler in 9/02 claiming Mathews sexually exploited the woman while counseling her in a troubled marriage, and that he physically and verbally abused her 12-year-old daughter. Mathews fled after the Diocese withdrew its sponsorship.

Fr. Patrick J. McNulty

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Ordained: 1966
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

Professed vows as a Marianist in 1952. Ordained in 1966. Worked in IL and TX. A woman filed suit in 2004 against the archdiocese and order alleging that McNulty abused her for three years in the 1970s, starting when she was age 12. McNulty was at Holy Rosary Parish at the time of the alleged abuse. Another person told the Assistant Provincial in 1977, but the girl and her family denied the abuse then. McNulty was transferred to another assignment in 1980. Died in 1984 in WI. On the San Antonio archdiocese's list 1/31/19. Included on the Marianists' 6/24/20 list of accused.

Fr. Thomas L. Meany

Ordained: 1955
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Corpus Christi TX

Monsignor. Former Vicar General. Accused in a 3/10 civil suit of abusing a youth 1971-82, beginning when the plaintiff was age 17. Meany died 7/20/08. Plaintiff notified bishop in 5/08. DA was informed of accusations prior to Meany's death; no charges filed. Included on diocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Bede Mitchel

Ordained: 1925
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Worth TX

Accused in 2014 of sexually abusing a girl from 1969 to 1970/1971, beginning when the child was age 8. Mitchel was assistant pastor 1969-1973 at Sacred Heart parish, Muenster TX, in the Diocese of Fort Worth. In 2014, a lawsuit was filed by the complainant's husband against the Fort Worth diocese and the Benedictine's Subiaco Abbey in the Little Rock diocese. A settlement was approved on 1/23/15. Mitchel worked as a parish priest for many years in the Little Rock and Fort Worth dioceses, after training at Subiaco Abbey. He taught at the abbey for 10 years and at Corpus Christi Academy and Laneri High School in Fort Worth TX. Mitchel also traveled extensively, leading retreats and missions. He died on 3/7/82.

Fr. Galeb Mokarzel

Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

Named publicly as credibly accused by the San Antonio archdiocese on its list 1/31/19. Also on the San Angelo diocese's list 2/13/19. Accused of abuse of a teenage boy at St. Ann's in Midland in the 1960s. Allegedly "molested, kissed and fondled" the boy over a ten-year period, beginning when the boy was a student at St. Anthony High School Seminary in San Antonio. Mokarzel allegedly stalked and "finally sexually assaulted him." Removed from ministry by his Order. Retired without ministry in 1997. Living under supervision in 2019 at an Oblate's retirement facility in San Antonio.

Fr. Jeremy Myers

Ordained: 1984
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Ordained for the Benedictines. Became Dallas diocesan priest in 1996. Removed in 2018. In 10/18 the diocese reported to police an allegation that Myers abused a student in 1986 at Subiaco Catholic School in AR, when Myers was dean of the boy's dorm. The boy was expelled the next year and sent home to Dallas. Myers continued to sexually abuse the boy at the clergy house where he worked in Dallas. The headmaster at the boy's new Catholic school was told of the 'relationship' between the priest and the boy - Myers denied it. Per detectives, Myer's personnel file showed an allegation from a different victim, and no others. On diocese's list 1/31/19. Dallas police raided diocesan headquarters in 5/19, related to the Myers case and four others.

Fr. Thomas J. Naughton

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Placed on leave in 2002 after allegations he molested a teen in 1978 while president of Jesuit Prep in Dallas. There since 1973; left "in a hurry" in 1979. The school's president in 2002 said he had recently learned of two allegations against Naughton made to school officials in 1979. Working as a visiting priest in the Orange diocese in 2002 when placed on leave. Had also worked at Jesuit High schools in New Orleans, LA; Tampa, FL; El Paso, TX; Houston, TX. Left the Jesuits in 2009. Died in 2012. On Jesuit Central and Southern Provinces list 12/7/18. (Noted to not be Bro. Thomas Naughton, SJ of Missouri Province.) On Baton Rouge diocese's list in early 2019. On Atlanta's list in 2019.

Fr. C. Richard Nowery

Order: CSC
Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Austin TX

Accused in 1986 of sexually abusing two boys in Austin, TX. Sent for treatment then approved for return to ministry. Worked for the order for eight years recruiting and guiding new members, with no unsupervised access to children. Assigned in 1994 to a New Orleans parish where he was made pastor in 1995. Placed on leave in 2002 after review of personnel file. Officials there said they had no knowledge of his past. On New Orleans archdiocese's list 11/2/18. Died in 2018. On Baton Rouge diocese's list in early 2019. On Austin diocese's list 1/31/19. On order's list 6/12/19.

Fr. Emeh Nwaogu

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Ordained: 1977
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

From Nigeria. Admitted in 1999 to abuse of girl, age 12. Convicted. Sentenced to five years prison. Named in civil suit by his victim. Diocese previously ignored complaints that he had sexually harassed adult women. May have been paroled in 2003 and sent back to Nigeria. On Dallas diocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. James R. O’Connor

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Ordained: 1969
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Austin TX

A man filed civil suit 12/03 alleging sexual abuse as a child by O'Connor 1969-71, at St. Mary's in Waco, TX. Another man filed suit in 3/16, accusing O'Connor of sexually assaulting him as a child. He said the priest cornered him at school and shoved his hands down his [the boy's] shorts. The diocese stated in 3/16 that O'Connor was removed from ministry in 12/03, but remained a priest of the diocese. Laicized 2018. On the diocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Arthur O’Sullivan

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of El Paso TX

O'Sullivan was head priest at St. Matthew's parish on the west side of El Paso in the 1950s-1960s, under Bishop Metzer. At least two boys accused him of abuse. Transferred by Metzer to the Diocese of Ft. Worth. O' Sullivan died in 1973. On the Las Cruces diocese's list 11/8/18, which was established from El Paso in 1982. It notes a report in 1993 of an incident in the 1950s. On El Paso's list 1/31/19. It notes he was incardinated into the diocese in 1957.

Fr. Michael J. O’Sullivan

Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

From Ireland. On 1/29/12 the archdiocese posted a Public Notice on its website stating that it had recently received an accusation that O'Sullivan abused a child in the 1960s. Per the archdiocese on its list 1/19, there were ten known allegations, of abuse, beginning in 1962. Removed in 1964 and sent for treatment in GA. "Not allowed to return to San Antonio Archdiocese." Accepted by the Savannah diocese in 1965. Removed in 1971 for abuse of a child. Returned to Ireland, more allegations there. Case sent by the Antonio archdiocese in 2006 to the Vatican for possible laicization. Died in 2013.  On Savannah diocese's list 11/8/18.

Fr. Jose Alfredo Olivas

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Ordained: 1981
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Diocese of El Paso TX

Arrested and charged in 6/99 with indecency with a child during the summer of 1998. Indicted by grand jury in 8/99. Charges dismissed in 10/01 "in light of the impact on the victim" if the case went to trial and because the boy asked that case not be pursued. As of 3/02 Olivas was still on leave pending church investigation.

Fr. Basil Chukwuma Onyia

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Ordained: 1966
Status: Charged

Diocese: Diocese of Brownsville TX

From Nigeria. Worked in diocese beginning in 1999. A parish priest wrote to diocesan officials in 2000 about Onyia's behavior with women, and asked that he be removed. Onyia received a warning. Police learned in 2/01 that Onyia had sexually assaulted a mentally challenged teenage girl. He fled to Nigeria during the investigation. The girl sued in 2001, settled in 2003. Two other girls also filed suit in 2002. Laicized 2016. On the Brownsville diocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Vincent A. Orlando

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston TX

Working at Jesuit High School in Tampa FL in 4/02 when accusation surfaced that he had abused a young man (not a student) in 1984 while assigned to Strake Jesuit Prep in Houston. Suspended. Resided at Ignatius Residence in New Orleans 2003-12. On Jesuits Central and Southern Province list 12/18/19. On Galveston-Houston archdiocese's list 1/31/19. Living under supervision.

Deacon James Orr

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Ordained: 1997
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

Deacon.Assigned 1997-2016 to Our Lady of the Atonement. Accused in 1992 or 1993, prior to ordination as a deacon, of molesting a boy in a neighborhood pool. Orr was a volunteer at Our Lady of the Atonement at the time. The parish pastor admitted in 2016 to having received the allegation in the early 1990s, and decided at the time that it was not credible. He did not inform the archbishop. Accused in 2007 of attempting to sexually abuse a boy in about 1995. Allegations in 12/15 that Orr sexually abused two boys in the 1990s. Orr resigned shortly thereafter. Faculties removed. Lawsuit in 2017 claimed abuse in 1993. Orr died in 2019.

Fr. Javier Ortiz Dietz

Ordained: 1978
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

First accused in 1992. Removed, sent to treatment. Indicted in 1993 for abusing three altar boys over a two-year period. Convicted in 1994. Sentenced to three 20-year jail sentences (to run concurrently). At least ten civil suits were filed, four in 1993 and six in 1994. One victim died by suicide. Settlement for $4M with seven victims 6/98. A 1974 report from his Mexican college to the archdiocese warned that Ortiz Dietz suffered from "marked sexual conflict", paranoia and delusions. Laicized in 2005. Released in 2014, deported to Mexico. On the archdiocese's list 1/31/19. It notes 16 allegations.

Fr. William Paiz

Order: CMF
Ordained: 1979
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Worth TX

Accused in a suit filed 1/31/12 of abusing a boy 1982-1987. During that time, he was assigned to All Saints in Fort Worth then as religion teacher at Nolan Catholic High School, where the boy was a student. He left the Fort Worth diocese in about 1987 and went on to work in CA and NV for many years. Transferred to Provincial house in Chicago area in 2010 after his alleged victim's complaints to Fort Worth. Lawsuit settled 11/21/12. On the Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese's list updated 4/1/19.

Fr. Gilbert Albert Pansza

Ordained: 2000
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Worth TX

Removed from active ministry in 12/06 and sent for treatment. Original story says that he admitted in 1998, prior to ordination, that he had sexually abused a minor in the early 1970s. Bishop Delaney conducted an investigation and decided that sufficient time had passed and Pansza could be ordained. Allegation discovered after a review of priest files per newly appointed Bishop Vann. Conflicting stories in 2/07 as to when abuse occurred and if it was once or ongoing.

Fr. Edmundo Paredes

Ordained: 1985
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Pastor of St. Cecila's in Oak Cliff for 27 years. On Priest Personnel Board per 2009 Catholic Directory. Diocese announced in 8/18 that Paredes was being investigated after allegations in 2/18 that he had molested three teen boys over 10 years prior. Investigated in 2017 after allegations he stole from the parish; admitted to financial misconduct; suspended in 6/17. Fled at that time, possibly to his native Philippines. Arrest warrant in 1/19 after a fourth accuser surfaced. On diocese's list 1/31/19. In 5/19 Dallas police raided diocesan headquarters and other church properties; the raid was related to the Paredes case, and four others.

Fr. Austin N. Park

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

Named publicly as accused in 12/18 by the Jesuits' Central and Southern Province. Abuse allegedly occurred in the 1960s. Worked in El Paso, TX; San Antonio, TX; Miami, FL; Grand Coteau, LA; Tampa, FL; New Orleans, LA; Houston, TX; Greenville, SC; Kinder, LA; Shreveport, LA; Mobile, AL; Puerto Rico; Oakdale, LA. Died in 2013. On San Antonio archdiocese's list 1/31/19. A family member reported in 2013 that Park had abused two children in the archdiocese in the late 1950s-early 1960s. On Charleston diocese's list 3/29/19. On Lake Charles diocese's list 4/11/19.

Seminarian Juan Carlos Patino-Arango

Status: Indicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston TX

Seminary student in 2003 when the parents of a youth reported abuse by Patino-Arango. Reportedly returned to his native Colombia, or possibly to Florida, when the investigation began. Indicted in 2004 for the abuse of two boys in 1996 while a seminarian. Civil suit filed in 2004 by three; moved to federal court in 2005. Defendants named include Pope Benedict (then Cardinal Ratzinger). Pope dismissed 12/05. Settled in 2/08.

Fr. Robert R. Peebles, Jr.

Ordained: 1977
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Accused in 9/3/93 suit of raping a 14-year-old boy in 1984 at Ft. Benning, GA. Peebles was an Army chaplain 1982-84. Settled 2/10/98 in 3 other cases. In 1984 Peebles confessed to the assault and resigned from the military in lieu of prosecution, and was reassigned to a parish by the Dallas diocese. Records show he sexually abused 15-20 boys before, during, and after chaplaincy, starting in 1979. Worked at 5 assignments, twice after the diocese had knowledge. Removed and retired 1986. Laicized 1989. Died 4/04. On diocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Lawrence O. Peguero

Ordained: 1947
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston TX

Accused in a civil suit filed 6/30/10 of molesting three sisters, one as young as age 4, and their brother in the 1970s. Pegureo was assigned to Our Lady of St. John's in Houston at the time. He is said to have used threats, including that he would to kill their sisters. The siblings complained to the Church in 2007. They were offered, but refused, church-sponsored counseling. Peguero retired in 1993 and died 11/00 at age 79. Another woman filed suit 11/10 claiming abuse in 1960s. On the archdiocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Dennis L. Peterson

Ordained: 1973
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston TX

Accused in a civil suit in 1999 of abusing a boy for 10 years, beginning when the boy was brought to him at age 14 for counseling related to abuse by a Catholic Boy Scout leader. Placed on leave. Two brothers and their sister also joined the suit, alleging abuse by Peterson in the 1970s. The suit was dismissed in 3/00 due to the statute of limitations. In Fall 1999 the Harris County Grand Jury refused to indict Peterson on a charge that he sexually abused the original boy. Peterson was laicized in 2005 and died 7/12/07. On archdiocese's list 1/31/19.

Br. Anthony J. Pistone

Order: SM
Status: Accused

Died: 12/6/2017
Diocese: Diocese of Fort Worth TX

Professed vows in 1953 as a Marianist brother, St. Louis Province. Worked in IL, MO, WI, OK, TX. Campus minister at Chaminade Prep in St. Louis, MO. Left his job in 3/05 after accusations that he had groped a youth at Nolan Catholic High School in Fort Worth, TX in the 1980s. Pistone denied the allegations; internal investigation could not substantiate. Director of West Hills, CA Marianist community 2003-present as of 2/09. Briefly at Province offices in St. Louis, MO in 2007. On Fort Worth diocese's list updated 10/9/18. It notes that he was removed from ministry in 2005 and died 12/6/17. Included on the Marianists' 6/24/20 list of those "found to have sexually abused a minor."

Fr. Alfredo Prado

Order: OMI
Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

Per Order, Prado was stripped of all clerical authority in 1991 after accusations that he abused boys, and because of his theological opinions. At least five known alleged victims; civil suit filed 2/04. As of 1/03 Prado was celebrating mass and marrying couples in Costa Rica (without official permission). Child welfare agency in Costa Rica were investigating circumstances of two minors living on the grounds of the "Sanctuary" operated by a "doomsday group." On Corpus Christi diocese's list 1/31/19. On Amarillo and Victora diocese's and San Antonio archdiocese's lists 1/31/19. "Event" alleged to have occurred in the Amarillo diocese when Prado was conducting a mission. On San Angelo diocese's list 2/13/19. Laicized in 2006. Deceased.

Fr. August Pucar

Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Beaumont TX

A man filed suit 10/10 alleging Pucar and Fr. Roger Thibodeaux abused him at separate times. Pucar was assigned to St. Charles Borromeo in Nederland, TX in 9/78 when alleged abuse occurred. Per 1989 Catholic Directory, Pucar was working in Victoria Diocese while on duty outside the Beaumont Diocese. Retired in 2000. Moved to Houston. Helped out in area parishes. Died 1/17/12. On Beaumont diocese's list 1/31/19. It notes faculties revoked 6/06, ordered by Vatican 8/07 to a life of prayer and penance.

Fr. Robert C. Ramon

Ordained: 1982
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston TX

Accused of sexual misconduct with a minor female in 1991. Parish personnel were notified immediately; the diocese investigated and determined there was no evidence. Per the girl's family's request, the diocese provided counseling. The family's contact with the counselor ceased within few months and the family threatened litigation in 2/92. Civil litigation filed 7/93. Ramon was removed from ministry and resigned from the priesthood in 2002. He died 8/13/14. On the archdiocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. James Joseph Reilly

Ordained: 1945
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Worth TX

Ordained for the Dallas diocese, incardinated into Ft. Worth diocese when it was formed in 1969. Retired in 1987. Died in 1999 of Alzheimer's. Accused in the 2000s of abuse of four youths about 30 years prior. One accuser came forward in 2002; Diocese waited three years to tell him about other accusers. Suit filed by eleven men; settled in 11/06 for undisclosed amount. Building named after Reilly at former church was renamed as part of settlement. Seven more victims later came forward and settled without litigation in 2009 and 2010. More claims settled in 5/11, 6/11, 6/12, 4/13 and 3/14. About thirty known accusers as of 2014. On Dallas diocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Rudolf John Renteria

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Ordained: 1979
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Worth TX

Accused of sexual abuse of a 14-year-old boy in 1981. Bishop confronted him but he said could not admit or deny because of alcohol. Reassigned several times. After a "series of incidents involving disruptive behavior and alcohol abuse" at one parish, he was sent for treatment to Southdown and then assigned as hospital chaplain, beginning in 1987. Barred from ministry in 2002. Bishop asked Vatican to laicize him. Suit filed 3/09 claiming 1981 abuse. Settled 6/30/10. Laicized 12/10/10.

Fr. Joaquin V. Resma

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Ordained: 1955
Status: Settled

Died: 05/1/1983
Diocese: Diocese of El Paso TX

From the Philippines. Pastor of Our Lady of Health in Las Cruces NM 1978-83. (El Paso diocese until Las Cruces NM diocese formed in 1982.) Member of Society of St. John Vianney. Died 5/1/83. Accused in a 6/18 lawsuit of sexually abusing an altar boy in 1978 at Our Lady of Health. Four alleged victims joined the suti, whidh settled. Per the parish's website, Resma and his brother, also a priest, were magicians who "worked very well with young children and youth." A lawsuit filed in 12/18 claimed Resma raped a 10-year-old girl on multiple occasions in the late 1970s. His accuser said that when she age was 8 or 9, Resma would kiss her "like I was an adult." She said he would have girls sleepover three or four at a time in the rectory living room, then take them one at a time to his bedroom.  Another suit was filed in 2021 and was set to go to trial as of 8/21.


Fr. Lonnie C. Reyes

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Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Austin TX

Longinus "Lonnie" Juventius Reyes. Vice Chancellor of diocese 1973-75, Chancellor 1975-86. Admitted in 2004 to sexual 'relationship' with a girl, ages 16-18, in the 1970s. Resigned from ministry. Placed on permanent leave. Given retirement status. The woman had recently reported the matter. Diocese investigated possibility of two more victims and said that there were also inappropriate relationships with adult women. On Austin diocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. William Richard

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Ordained: 1981
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Several boys at a Catholic high school in Dallas and a Plano church accused Richard of harassment in 1993. Their attorney provided Bishop Grahman with sworn statements. Grahmann reassigned Richard to a Rockwall parish in 1994 but the priest was never reported to police. He resigned from his parish in 2005 after a dispute involving a parish music minister who was on probation for indecent exposure.

Fr. Kenneth J. Roberts

Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

From England. Author of book "From Playboy to Priest." Well-known conservative multi-media evangelist. First assignment at St. Andrew's in Ft. Worth. Sent to a Dallas parish after the mother of two Ft. Worth boys reportedly told a Monsignor that Roberts abused her sons. Sent to MO treatment center in 1968; allowed to work there on a temporary basis until 1994. Also worked in Belleville Diocese. Lived at some point in the Jefferson City diocese. At one time was national head of Catholic Youth Organizations. Faculties suspended in 1998. Several civil suits filed naming St. Louis and Dallas and/or Belleville Dioceses. At least seven known victims. Some cases settled; one in Peoria. Died in 2018. On Dallas list 1/31/19. On St. Louis archdiocese's list 7/26/19. On Peoria's list by 1/20.

Fr. Ivan M. Rovira

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Brownsville TX

Ordained for the Rockford, IL diocese. Incardinated into Brownsville 6/6/77. In 2002 two brothers gave detailed written complaints to the diocese alleging abuse by Rovira in the late 1970s-early 1980s. Their ages at the time ranged from 9 to early teens. He admitted to abusing one but not the other. Faculties removed. Two other men made complaints in 2003. Although still a priest of Brownsville Diocese, as of 2005 Rovira had been living in Mexico since 2002 and was working as an active priest, until 2005. On the Brownsville diocese's list 1/31/19. Added to Rockford's list 10/21/20.

Fr. Donald Ruppert

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Ordained: 1978
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

Accused in a 2003 lawsuit of sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy on several occasions in 1978. Ruppert's accuser said he suppressed the memories until they "violently resurfaced" in 1/03, and that he was hospitalized. Ruppert was a counselor and teacher at the time of the alleged abuse. He denied the allegations. Ruppert became a priest of the Diocese of Victoria when it was established in 1982. The diocese deemed the allegations not credible. Remains in active ministry in 2019. On the San Antonio archdiocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Jose Mario Saldana

Ordained: 1978
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Accused of abusing a 15-year-old boy in the mid-1980s in Ferris, TX. The boy's mother suspected abuse at the time and told diocesan officials. The boy wouldn't cooperate, so no action. In 1998, the then young adult alleged victim came forward to the diocese. His brother said Saldana would show altar boys sexually explicit films in his rectory bedroom, while lying on his bed in a robe or underwear. Saldana left his parish in Bonham, saying he was going to a clinic for treatment of medical problems. Diocese later admitted that he was in treatment center for sexually abusive priests in St. Louis, but that he still retained all his priestly faculties. Worked the dioceses of Dallas, Ft. Worth and Tyler. Was also a military chaplain. On Dallas diocese's list 1/31/19. Laicization pending.

Fr. Jose Luis Sandoval

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Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

Accused in 6/98 of abusing an 11-year-old boy in 1976. Archdiocese investigated; said information "believable". Removed. Fled to Guadalajara, Mexico; allowed ministry until removed by archbishop there in 2004. While reviewing files in 2002, the San Antonio archdiocese found a 1985 allegation that Sandoval attempted abuse against a teenage boy. He was sent for evaluation to Programa Genesis in Mexico for six months, received good report and was reassigned in 1995. On the archdiocese's list 1/31/19. It notes six allegations. Case referred to Vatican for possible laicization.

Fr. Gerard M. Scholl

Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Worth TX

One claim against Scholl included as part of settlement with Fort Worth Diocese 3/09 by five men who alleged abuse by James Reilly. Same man abused by Reilly and Scholl was also abused by James Hanlon. Scholl died in 2002. Worked as chaplain at UT Arlington, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish and on Diocesan Tribunal. Also spent time in Denver and Santa Fe.

Fr. Charles Kevin Schoppe

Ordained: 1949
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston TX

In 2002, it was revealed that Schoppe was forced to resign (retire) in 1992 after the diocese confirmed that he sexually abused girl 30 years prior. Privileges removed in 6/02. Three more women came forward in 2002 alleging abuse by Schoppe as minors. Died in 2014. On archdiocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. George A. Sheltz

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Ordained: 1971
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston TX

Auxiliary Bishop and Chancellor. In 6/19 someone sent letters to the archdiocese claiming that Sheltz molested her in 1971, when she was a minor. She did not include contact information, but did give a name that the archdiocese said they could not find. The letter-writer also expressed anger that the archdiocese was going to transfer her pastor, Rev. Hai Dang, to another parish. She said if the transfer occurred, she would go public with her accusation. The archdiocese stated its belief that the claims were false, but did report it to police and Children's Protective Services, as well as the Apostolic Nuncio to the U.S. In 10/19 the archdiocese announced that the Vatican found the allegation to be "manifestly unfounded." Sheltz was returned to ministry.

Fr. Jerzy Sieczynski

Ordained: 2000
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

Fr. Jerzy was arrested on charges of indecent exposure at a public park 9/03. Placed on leave from St. Matthew church. Pled guilty 11/03 and received 1 year probation. In 1/04 a able repairman found child porn on his home computer. Indicted in 2005. Pled guilty to 4 counts 5/06. Sentenced to 3 years in prison 8/06. Released 7/09. Living in San Antonio per TX Sex Offender Registry entry dated 8/09. Classified as high risk offender. On archdiocese's list 1/31/19.

Sister Agnes

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Order: OSB
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

A woman claimed in a 1991 or 1992 of lawsuit of abuse as a child by Sister Agnes, a teacher at the girl's elementary school, Immaculate Heart of Mary in San Antonio. The girl allegedly told at least two priests, both Claretians, during confessions at the time of the abuse. She claims she repressed her memories until an injury and subsequent CAT scan in early 1990. The suit was filed within two years of 1990 but lower court dismissed. Appeals court affirmed the dismissal it in 2/94.

Fr. Jude Thomas Sivcoski

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Ordained: 1975
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Beaumont TX

Assistant pastor and CYO director at Assumption parish in Beaumont when arrested in 12/78. Charged with the sexual abuse 12/8/78 of a 7-year-old boy in the boy's Port Arthur home. Pled no contest. Sentenced to 10 years' probation, during which time he was to undergo counseling and prohibited from being alone with minors. The judge entered a deferred judgment, meaning Sivcoski was "neither judged nor sentenced" if there were no more criminal charges against him for 10 years. Not indexed in the 1981 Official Catholic Directory. The 1982 directory shows him assigned to a Groves, TX parish. Absent on leave 1985-95. Laicized 1996. Married in 1997. Living in Conroe, TX in 2018, working as a licensed Marriage and Family therapist. On Beaumont diocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Benjamin Smylie

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1985
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Named publicly as accused by the Dallas diocese on its list 1/31/19. Taught at Jesuit College Prep for many years. Retired in 2002. Died in 2004. Added to the Jesuits Central and Southern Province list 2/27/20. It notes the the allegations against Smylie were received after his death and that the abuse was said to have occurred in the 1980s. Included in a lawsuit by multiple former Dallas Prep students, filed in 8/19, of abuse of a student in 1981. Allegedly the boy went to Smylie for counseling while his mother was dying, and the priest plied him with alcohol then sexually assaulted him on an overnight at a Jesuit retreat center.

Fr. William Sprigler

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

Ordained for the San Antonio archdiocese. Accused in 1976 of abuse of two boys. Sent to treatment at Paraclete's in NM. Granted indefinite leave in 1978 to join the Paraclete Fathers. Did not finish process of joining Paracletes. Moved to New Ulm MN diocese 1983, incardinated there in 1988. Director of Priest Personnel 1984-89. Retired in 2016, worked as fill-in priest two FL dioceses and New Ulm. Removed from ministry in 12/18, permanently removed 1/19. On San Antonio's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Donald L. Stavinoha

Order: OMI
Ordained: 1970
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston TX

Worked in dioceses of Corpus Christi, San Antonio and Galveston-Houston in TX and in the Tehuantepec diocese in Oaxaca, Mexico. In 1986 a police officer caught Stavinoha performing a sex act on a young boy in a church van in Houston. The boy said it had happened before. Diocese removed Stanihova's privileges and sent him to therapy. Pled guilty in 1988. Sentenced to 10 years in jail; released 3/14/91 and put on probation. Civil suit filed, settled, and sealed. Returned under supervision to order in San Antonio. In 2002 was known to be living in a MO treatment center. Died 3/27/07 in Houston, per Oblate newsletter. On Galveston-Houston archdiocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Anthony G. Stredny

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Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston TX

Ordained for the Diocese of Nashville. Incardinated 1971 into the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. Removed from ministry in 1993. Named publicly as accused by the Galveston-Houston archdiocese on its list 1/31/19. Included in the Memphis diocese's report 2/28/20; the Memphis diocese was created from Nashville in 1970. Died in 2018. On the Knoxville diocese's list as of 3/6/20; the Knoxville diocese created from Nashville in 1988.

Fr. Jesus Suarez

Ordained: 1986
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston TX

Removed from public ministry in late 3/19 after allegations that he had sexually abused children in Colombia, prior to his 1994 arrival in the U.S. Per the archdiocese, the abuse "may have resulted in the birth of children." Two women said he abused them in Colombia in the 1980s; one said the abuse began when she was age 11, continued through her teen years, and resulted in the birth of a daughter.

Fr. Octavio J. Suarez

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Order: CMF
Ordained: 1964
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Diocese of Tyler TX

Arrested in 10/96 for aggravated sexual assault of a child in 4/96. Released on bail. Diocese investigated and found no evidence of misconduct; thought matter had gone away. Reportedly the child's parents also confirmed no evidence. Diocese reaffirmed offer of assistance to all parties in 10/96. Investigation conducted by Texas Rangers, Henderson Police and Rusk County DA. Suarez was returned to ministry 7/30/97.

Fr. Hugh John Sutton

Ordained: 1956
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Worth TX

Ordained for Diocese of Pueblo CO. Parish priest, teacher, chaplain for orphanage, hospital and the U.S. Navy. Moved often, working in CO, CA, Guam, MS, AR, TX, ND, OH. Accused 3/14 of abuse of a boy, ages 14-16, at Notre Dame Catholic School in Wichita Falls, TX in the early 1990s. Assigned there 1984-92. Accuser sued. Said abuse included rape and sadism, and that school principal Ronald M. Staley also sexually abused him, with Sutton and separately. Died 9/11/04. Lawsuit dismissed 1/18. Included in CO A.G. report 10/22/19, as "Father K." Remained a priest of the Pueblo diocese without restrictions throughout priesthood.

Fr. Marion T. Swize

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Ordained: 1959
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

A 56-year-old woman filed suit 2/05 alleging abuse by Swize beginning when she was age 14 or 15, and lasting for 3 years. Swize was teacher and volleyball coach at St. John the Evangelist School at the time. (A 2/05 news article mis-identifies him as "Myron Suize." The Official Catholic Directories do not show anyone by that name.) Swize is included on the San Antonio archdiocese's list 1/31/19. It notes he left the priesthood in 1969 to marry. He denied the allegations. The archdiocese found them credible.

Fr. Denis Tejada

Ordained: 1972
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of El Paso TX

Placed on leave in summer 2002 after a man alleged that Tejada molested him at age 11 in 1973 in the El Paso and Las Cruces NM dioceses. The man said that his parents spoke with someone at the diocese who promised Tejada would get treatment and not be around children. No criminal charges filed. Still in treatment 12/03. Laicized in 2007. On the Las Cruces diocese's list 11/8/18. On the El Paso diocese's list 1/31/19 (first name spelled "Dennis.")

Fr. Roger Thibodeaux

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Ordained: 1979
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Beaumont TX

Resigned from ministry 4/1/02, faculties revoked. In 10/10 a man filed suit alleging that Thibodeaux and Fr. August Pucar abused him at separate times. Thibodeaux was a chaperone for a youth group on a mission trip to Europe in early 1989 when the alleged abuse occurred. Plaintiff alleged that he told Bishop Ganter about the abuse by both priests shortly after he returned from the trip. On Beaumont diocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. Robert Trevino

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Ordained: 1985
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Corpus Christi TX

Accused in a 1995 civil suit of sexually assaulting youth in 1993 in the St. Joseph rectory in Alice, TX. Suit also named Bishop Gracida, Diocese of Corpus Christi, NCCB/USCC, Archdiocese of San Antonio, Archbishop Flores of San Antonio, and the Catholic Church. Police investigated in 1994. DA's office sat on case for long time. No action taken. After complaint, Trevino entered Air Force as chaplain. Served at Holloman AFB in NM in 1995. Laicized 12/6/12. On Corpus Christi diocese's list 1/31/19, noting that he was removed from ministry in 1995. On the Las Cruces diocese's list 6/24/19.

Fr. Joseph Tu Ngoc Nguyen

Order: OP
Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Worth TX

Accused of abuse of at least three girls and three young women in the Fort Worth diocese at various times. Sent for treatment in 1993. Diagnosis was "a very underdeveloped psycho-sexual personality," Transferred to the Galveston-Houston diocese where he was working when placed on leave in 2006. Personnel files released by the Fort Worth diocese 11/28/06 under court order. One allegation was reported to police in 12/06. Seven original accusers filed suit in 12/09. One dropped; six others settled suit 10/6/11.

Fr. Vincent Casimer Waiches

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Order: SVD
Ordained: 1946
Status: Accused

Died: 06/18/1995
Diocese: Diocese of Austin TX

Named publicly as accused by the Austin diocese on its list 1/31/19. Died 1995. It notes Waiches was previously a Divine Word priest, later a San Diego diocesan priest. On Jackson diocese's list 3/19/19. No information as to when accused or where or when alleged abuse occurred.

Fr. Patrick J. Walsh

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Order: MSC
Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

First named publicly as accused on Little Rock diocese's 9/10/18 list. Worked in diocese 1976-87. Suspended by Order in 2004. Died in 2011. One known victim. Per news in 2/19, a 60-year-old man told the archdiocese 2/1/19 that Walsh abused him 50 years prior, when he was an altar boy at St. Anthony's in San Antonio TX. (The 1970 Official Catholic Directory, which reflects 1969-70, confirms Walsh was there.) He said Walsh would fondle him and give him money repeatedly over a two-year period. He said he confronted Walsh 30 years prior, and that the priest both denied the abuse and asked for forgiveness. On the Covington diocese's list 7/31/20; assigned in 1971 to Christ the King in Lexington. On Lexington's list in 8/20, noting he was at Lexington Catholic High 1971-74 and that there are two, possibly three, known victims in Lexington. Walsh would take children to a lake house.

Fr. Louis Paul White

Ordained: 1975
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

In 2008 a man told the archdiocese that White and two other priests molested him as a minor at San Fernando Cathedral 1978-82. In 2009 the archdiocese made the allegation public and said previous allegations had been "handled" at that time. One man filed suit 11/18/10 claiming 1976-77 abuse. Case with archdiocese settled 1/7/13. A separate Default Judgment for $181M taken against White who represented himself but did not show for the trial. On the archdiocese's list 1/31/19. It notes he was sent to treatment in 1980 after an allegation. Reassigned in 1981 and abused again. Sent again to treatment in 1986. Reassigned with restrictions. Left ministry in 1988. Laicized in 1989.

Fr. Adreanus Johannes Willemsen

Order: CM
Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston TX

Named publicly as accused by the Galveston-Houston archdiocese on its list 1/31/19. Also on Austin diocese's list 1/31/19. From the Netherlands. Ordained for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (Vincentians), later diocesan. A/k/a Andy, Andrew, Andre. As a Vincentian, worked briefly in Camarillo, CA then in Houston TX 1964-81. Became Austin diocesan priest 1982. Galveston-Houston diocese received allegation in 1988. Sent back to Netherlands in 1988, continued ministry there until removed in 2004, still as an incardinated Austin priest. Allegedly many victims. Died in 2012. On Vincentians' list in 2020.

Fr. Michael Zilligen

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Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Brownsville TX

A man reported to police in 1/04 that he had been sexually assaulted by Zilligen at age 11 during a 1973 or 1974 sleepover for altar boys at Prince of Peace Parish. He alleged that it developed into a six-year "relationship." Zilligen is not listed in the 1989 Official Catholic Directory. Shown as absent on leave per 1995 directory.

Fr. Francis A. Zimmerer

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1932
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Worth TX

In 9/08 the Fort Worth diocese announced a credible allegation that ZImmerer sexually abused a boy, age 11, while assigned to Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Decatur in 1978. Zimmerer died in 1/23/83 at age 74. As of 9/15, two more men had come forward with credible allegations of abuse at the same church. Also worked in AR, MI, WI. Name included on Little Rock's 9/10/18 list (mistakenly as Francis 'Zimmer'). On the Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese's list updated 4/1/19. On the La Crosse diocese's list 1/18/20.