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Fr. G. Barry Ashwell

Ordained: 1969
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Accused in a 2001 lawsuit of sexual abuse in the 1970s at St. Joseph's in Vancouver. Placed on leave. Similar accusations of abuse in the 1970s had been made in 1996 when Ashwell was assigned to St. Augustine's in Oak Harbor. He was a state-licensed foster father and one of his charges accused him of abuse. His (male) accuser settled with the Archdiocese in 1996. Three other men filed suit in 7/05. Laicized in 2005. New suit filed 8/30/10. Included on archdiocese's list 1/15/16.

Fr. Englebert M. Axer

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1939
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Worked at Sophia University in Tokyo. Per news in 2006, accused of abusing a minor in 1956. Professor at Seattle University 1956-87. Died 9/27/89. At some point, the University removed his name from an endowed chair in the philosophy department because of the abuse. At least one settlement as of 11/07. Name included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18, noting claims in 2005 of abuse in 1957.

Fr. Reinard Beaver

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

A civil suit filed by a man in 5/03 alleged abuse when he was a boy in 1956 during a trip to Seattle. Another suit filed by a male plaintiff in 6/03 alleged abuse in 1957. Abuse said to have occurred at the Fairchild Air Force Base swimming pool where Beaver had privileges as an Army Reservist. Two more suits were filed in 12/04 and 7/05. Beaver was removed from ministry in 1983, retired in 1984. Privileges removed in 2002. Name included on the Archdiocese of Seattle's 1/15/16 list of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Assigned 1976-80 to Fort Lewis Chaplain's Office and 1981-83 to Madigan General Hospital.

Fr. Garry Boulden

Ordained: 1977
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

A woman filed suit in 2004 alleging that Boulden molested her beginning when she was age 12 and a student at a Spokane parish school in the 1970s and '80s. The parish pastor was reportedly informed at the time, and his response was to blame the girl and ask why she was threatening the career of a "fine young priest." Boulden denied the allegations. He moved to Seattle in 1983, doing occasional parish ministry. He was working in 1987 for the Mayor's Office for Senior Services and was hired in 1989 by the Police Dept. Removed from ministry in 2002. Seattle Police knew of allegations by 2003. Per bishop in 11/07, the allegations were credible. Name included on the Archdiocese of Seattle's 1/15/16 list. Placed on leave by the Seattle Police Dept. in 2/20 after public pressure.

Fr. Edmund J. Boyle

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Ordained: 1944
Status: Convicted

Died: 02/12/1995
Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Convicted in 1987 of lewdness with a child in Reno, NV. Sued in 2003. Accused of abuse in the 1960s in Portland. In 2005 three siblings (two girls and a boy) settled claims against the Seattle archdiocese for $1.1M. Other claims were still pending. Accused of molesting at least 9 boys and girls in OR, WA, and NV. Died 2/12/95. One claim settled in Seattle in 10/07 for $270K. Four others settled in 2009. Included on the archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious for whom allegations of sexual abuse of a minor have been admitted, established or determined to be credible. Worked at St. James Cathedral 1955-64, and Mt. St. Vincent in Seattle 1979-84. On the Reno diocese's list of credibly accused 4/5/19 and the Las Vegas diocese's list 4/12/19.

Fr. Edward C. Boyle

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Ordained: 1950
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Died in 11/87. Name included on the Seattle archdiocese's list released 1/15/16 of clergy and religious for whom allegations of sexual abuse of a minor have been admitted, established or determined to be credible. Worked in the archdiocese 1940-87, in Kenmore, Longview, Everett, Arlington, Sedro-Woolley, Bremerton, Renton, Seattle, and Bellevue.

Fr. Theodore F. Xavier Bradley

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Ordained: 1958
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

In a 1994 lawsuit a woman accused Bradley of using premarital counseling to break up her engagement and start an affair with her. She was 17 when counseling started. The woman won a settlement, amount unknown. Bradley "retired" in 1995 but apparently was allowed to return to limited ministry. Placed on leave in 2002. Another woman filed suit in 5/04 alleging that she was sexually abused as a 5-year old by Bradley 1969-70. In 4/07 he reportedly would continue to draw a pension from the Diocese. No privileges.

Fr. Christopher Breen

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Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Yakima WA

From Ireland. Arrived in Yakima immediately after ordination. A woman filed a civil suit in 9/08 alleging that Breen abused her 1968-72, when she was a teen and parishioner of St. Paul Cathedral. She had gone to him for counseling. He also taught at the diocesan high school. Took leave of absence in 1978; never returned. Left the priesthood and later married. Suit settled 3/11 for $287.5K. Named in a second suit in 11/10 as having knowledge of abuse by Rev. Sean Dolan and doing nothing. On the diocese's list 7/9/19. It notes multiple claims and lawsuits settled.

Fr. Francis Burris

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1937
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the province agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claim filed in the bankruptcy, and who have not denied the allegation. Burris' name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. Worked in San Francisco, Seattle, and Spokane dioceses. On the Jesuit West Province list 12/7/18 (name misspelled "Burrus"). It notes alleged abuse occurring in 1944 or '45, reported in 2009. Assigned at the time of the alleged abuse to St. Mary's MIssion in Omak, WA. May have been dismissed around 1950.

Br. Albert Casale

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Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

In civil suit filed 8/26/10, one of three plaintiffs alleged that he was groomed and sexually abused by Casale in 1955 at Briscoe Memorial School in Kent. Suit also claims same man was later abused by Br. Croke. Listed by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers in 2014 as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings. Name included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. At Briscoe Memorial 1956-60; 1962-69.

Fr. Dennis Champagne

Ordained: 1971
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Removed from ministry in 6/02 after a man told the archdiocese that Champagne abused him as a boy in 1979. The alleged victim told another priest, who in 1986 informed Archbishop Hunthausen that Champagne had "momentarily" molested a boy once in 1979. No action. The Vatican permanently removed Champagne from public ministry in 9/06, giving him "a life of prayer and penance." On archdiocese's list of credibly accused in 1/15/16. Worked in Kenmore, Seahurst, Seattle, Tacoma, Snohomish and Lakewood. In 1/20 the archdiocese settled for $1.7M with someone claiming abuse in the 1980s. Another settlement 7/16/20.

Fr. Michael J. Cody

Ordained: 1958
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Admitted 1988 to sexually abusing about 20-40 prepubescent girls and 1 boy, most recently several years prior. File alleges multiple male victims, some in Pittsburgh diocese. Seattle archdiocese informed in 1962 that Cody had molested at least 8 girls; sent to Institute of Living for treatment. Assigned to 6 parishes during next 15 years,1964-79, then put on leave as unassignable. Moved to FL 1988. Sought ministry in Orlando diocese; faculties denied by Seattle. He proposed laicization but Seattle did not pursue. Moved to Las Vegas NV area. On recommendation of Review Board, laicized in 2005. Hubbard suit settled for $1.2M on 5/17/15 during trial. Archdiocese settled with 8 women for $9.1M as announced 3/23/16. Of them, Cody abused 6 when assigned to a Burlington WA parish 1968-72, and 2 while serving in Bellingham 1972-75. Died in 2015. Included on archdiocese's list 1/15/16. Another settlement announced by Seattle archdiocese 11/18.

Fr. Paul Joseph Conn

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Ordained: 1985
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

In 5/88 Conn was charged with five felony counts of indecent liberties with minors. In 7/88 he pled guilty to molesting six boys ages 11-13. Admitted to abuse of others police did not know about. Sentenced to four years in prison. Former supervising priest of another abuser, James McGreal. Civil suit settled with archdiocese in 1996. Laicized. Included on archdiocese's 1/15/16 list. Another settled suit announced 11/18. On Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list. It notes that Conn was a per-novitiate candidate at St. Anthony Seminary, and left in 1980 to become a diocesan priest. Settlement 11/19/20 in the 1988 case.

Br. Berard William Connolly

Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Franciscan brother. Sued in 1993 by a woman alleging abuse in the early 1970s in the Spokane diocese, when she was a Marycliff High School student. Connolly was sent to therapy. Transferred to CA. Accused of abuse 1985-87 at St. Anthony Seminary In Los Angeles archdiocese. Also sued there. Settlement of this suit announced 8/10/06. Died 1999. Name has been spelled both Connelly and Connolly. Personnel file released 5/12. On the Oakland diocese's list 6/1/19. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19. It notes alleged sex abuse of minors 1960-61, 1982-84 reported 1993, 2003, 2004, 2014.

Fr. Patrick J. Conway

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1934
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the province agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. Worked in the San Francisco, Helena, Boise City, Seattle, Spokane, and Great Falls dioceses. Not listed in the Official Catholic Directory after 1951. On Great Falls-Billings diocese's list 8/21/18. Per Jesuits West list 12/7/18, sex abuse of a minor 1945-49 reported in 2009. He was dismissed circa 1950.

Fr. Paul F. Corkery

Ordained: 1923
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the province agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the province who are identified as perpetrators ofsexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. Corkery's name is included on this list. Worked in the San Francisco, Seattle, Spokane, and Yakima dioceses. Died 5/10/59. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes reports in 2009 of abuse 1948-53, 1954, 1955-59, 1957-58.

Fr. John Cornelius

Ordained: 1975
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Alias John Cornelius McKenna. Seminarian in Boise ID, ordained for the Archdiocese of Seattle. Accused of molesting a boy in eastern Oregon in 1968, while a student at Mt. Angel Seminary. Worked in the Seattle archdiocese 1975-2002. Adopted several youths. Accused by at least 20 of them of abuse when they were minors in the 1970s-80s. Laicized in 2004. In 2006 two brothers settled with the archdiocese for $1M. Several other cases pending at the time. Included on archdiocese's list released 1/15/16 of clergy or religious with admitted, established or credible allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. On the Boise diocese's list in 10/19.

Fr. John A. Coughlin

Ordained: 1934
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Per a statement released by the Diocese of Spokane in 11/07, Coughlin was the subject of an accusation that was found to be credible or proven. Died 9/27/65. Name included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Worked at Seattle Prep 1952-57. Per the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18, allegations reported in 2006 of abuse 1949-50.

Br. Edward C. Courtney

Order: CFC
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Accused of abuse of at least 55 boys. Order knew in 1960s about abuse yet allowed Courtney to teach in IL, MI, NV, NY and WA. Left order 1983. Worked in public schools in WA until accusations surfaced. Pled guilty 1988 to indecent liberties; two-year probation. Said to be over 50 victims. Five plaintiffs settled for $1.9M in 2/07. Suit filed 2006 for abuse of one in 1980 at St Alphonsus School in Seattle and at O'Dea; settled for $1.1M Fall 2007. Suits filed 3/09, 11/22/11 (7 claims) and 3/13 (15 claims). Order agreed to $16.5M settlement with 400 plaintiffs for abuse by multiple order brothers 5/13. Allegations against Courtney by 52 of 400 claimants. Listed by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers in 2014 as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings. On 6/25/14, archdiocese announced $12.1M settlement of 30 claims against order, archdiocese, Briscoe School and Seattle's Bishop O'Dea HS. Eleven were claims of abuse by Courtney. Known in 2/16 to have been living in HI. Included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16.

Br. Patrick Croke

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Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

In a civil suit filed 8/26/10, two of three plaintiffs alleged that they had been abused by Bro. Croke after they had already been abused by other religious brothers at Briscoe Memorial School in 1955 and in 1963-64. Worked at the school 1951-70. Name included on the archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible accusations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Deceased.

Dolores Crosby

Order: SNJM
Status: Settled

Died: 07/22/2007
Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Crosby entered the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) in 1952. She was an elementary school principal for 30 years, working in Spokane, Edmonds, Tacoma, Seattle and Everett. In 1999 she surrendered her teaching credentials after an allegation surfaced against her of sexual abuse in the 1980s.  She died in 7/07. Her name was included on the archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible accusations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. In 7/21 the archdiocese announced that it had settled two cases with claims of sexual abuse by Crosby in the 1980s, while she was principal of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School in Seattle. 


Deacon Robert Davalle

Ordained: 1986
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Yakima WA

Ordained a permanent deacon in 1986, assigned to Christ the King in Richland. Volunteer with middle and high school students at the parish beginning 1978. In 6/17 a 15-year-old girl told her youth group leader that Davalle molested her when she was younger. Davalle was arrested 6/27/17, and charged with molesting the girl and her sister 8 or 9 years prior, when they were ages 8-12. Davalle admitted to the abuse, and said he sexually assaulted another girl, about age 10. Pled guilty in 5/18. Sentenced in 9/18 to a minimum of more than five years in prison. On the diocese's list 7/9/19. It notes the abuse was in "non-ministerial settings."

Br. Frank P. Delamere

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Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Listed by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings. Delamere was listed as a 'former' brother as of 6/11/14. Included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible accusations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Worked at Briscoe Memorial School in Kent WA 1963-68.

Fr. Sean Dolan

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Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Yakima WA

Ordained in Ireland. Worked in Yakima diocese until mid-1970s when he left the priesthood. Two women filed suit 11/10 alleging abuse by Dolan between 1967 and 1975 at St. Paul Cathedral when they were about 16 years old. Both had gone to Dolan for counseling. He died in 2007. Suit also named the parish pastor, Rev. Christopher Breen - also later accused - as having known of the abuse and doing nothing. On the diocese's list 7/9/19. It notes multiple claims and lawsuits settled.

Fr. Jerome Dooley

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Died 7/24/93. Included on the archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Worked in archdiocese until 1993, in Kenmore, Seattle, Seahurst, Longview, Tacoma, Sedro Woolley, Bellingham and Lynnwood. Named in suit filed 5/17/16.

Fr. Dominic W. Doyle

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1950
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Sued in 2002 by a woman who alleged he began an improper relationship with her when she was 15 and he was nearly 60. She attended a horse camp he ran on Kalispel Indian Reservation and said his involvement progressed from innocuous physical contact to wrestling to overt sexual activity. Relationship continued into her adulthood. He died in 2005. Diocese said in 2007 that the allegation was credible.

Br. Patrick Duffy

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Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Civil suit filed in Seattle in 1/04 by three plaintiffs alleging sexual and physical abuse by seven members of the Congregation of Christian Brothers Order, including Duffy, at Briscoe Memorial School for Boys in Kent WA 1940s-60s. The school, closed in 1970, was owned by the archdiocese and run by the order. Other men have come forward with stories of their own to support these allegations, including one who filed suit in 1/08. Believe claims settled in 11/08 and 1/09. Included on the Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible accusations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Worked at Briscoe Memorial 1958-59. Deceased.

Br. George Dwyer

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Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Two separate suits were filed by a man against the order and archdiocese. The first suit alleged abuse by Dwyer at Briscoe Memorial School in the 1940s. It settled for a lesser sum when order said Dwyer never worked at the school. The second was filed in 2009 after an archive from Rome showed Dwyer had been expelled from the order in 1947 following an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse. Name included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. The list showed Dwyer worked at Briscoe Memorial in the 1940s.

Fr. Leonard Feeney

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Ordained: 1941
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

A civil suit filed in 1/08 alleged Feeney abused a boy in the 1950s at St. Martin's High School in Lacey. The abuse allegedly lasted two years when the boy was in 9th and 10th grades. The same plaintiff also alleged abuse by two Christian Brothers at Briscoe School in Kent when he was in 7th grade. A second suit filed 5/28/08 by three more plaintiffs alleged abuse by Feeney in the mid-late 1950s. Feeney died in 1980. Name included on Archdiocese of Seattle's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor.

Fr. Dermot Foyle

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Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

From diocese in Ireland. Worked in Seattle archdiocese 1952-1969. Name included on the archdiocese's 1/15/16 list of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor.

Fr. James H. Gandrau

Ordained: 1958
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Retired in 2002. Permanently barred from ministry in 7/05 on previously undisclosed credible allegations of child sexual abuse. A woman settled claim with the archdiocese in 2004, alleging Gandrau abused her 30 years prior when she was about 16. Included on archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. New suit filed vs archdiocese 5/17/16, claiming cover-up in case of alleged sexual abuse of a boy in 1967 at St. Mark's in Shoreline. Suit says Gandrau was caught with the boy by pastor Rev. Theodore Sullivan, who did not report Gandrau.

Br. James F. Gates

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Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Entered the Jesuit order in 1964. Accused, along with Fr. John Morse, by 15 women and 1 man of abuse when they were students at St. Mary's Mission and School on the Colville Indian Reservation in the late 1960s-early 1970s. Placed on leave, required to live under supervision at a Jesuit residence. Jesuits announced a $4.8M settlement with the 16 in 1/08. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. On the Jesuits Midwest Province list 12/17/18, with multiple allegations of abuse while assigned to St. Mary's Mission 1966-70. Dismissed from the Jesuits 8/27/12. It notes claims in 2009 of abuse 1971-72.

Fr. Gustavo Gomez Santos

Ordained: 2002
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Yakima WA

From Mexico, ordained in Yakima. Removed from public ministry 5/5/17, as reported by the diocese 6//12/17, for the "forcible fondling" of a teenage boy 5 or 6 years prior. Church deemed allegation credible. Gomez Santos denied the allegation, but admitted to giving alcohol, massages and gifts to minors, including trips to Disneyland. He also allowed teens to sleep over in his parish residences. Said by diocese to be living in supervised setting. No criminal charges due to 3-year statute of limitations in WA. Lawsuit v diocese filed 10/17 re alleged abuse of teen boy at St. Juan Diego parish in Cowiche in 2012. On diocese's list 7/9/19. It notes laicization process underway.

Fr. Joseph A. Graaff

Ordained: 1955
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Yakima WA

Worked in Waterville, Chelan, East Wenatchee and Leavenworth 1958- 1979. Lawsuit filed 3/10 alleged Graaff abused a girl ages 9-11 in 1972-1974, while he was assigned to St. Joseph's in Waterville. He died in 1990. Suit dismissed 2/6/13 after diocese argued there was "insufficient evidence to allow the claim to go to trial." On the diocese's list 7/9/19. It notes small settlement in lieu of appeal.

Fr. Paul L. Gregoire

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Ordained: 1955
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Ordained for the Society of St. Sulpice. At some point became a priest of the Diocese of Manchester, NH. Suspended in 12/02 after a woman alleged that Gregoire sexually abused her as a minor in Seattle in the 1970s. Allegations deemed credible. After investigating, the Vatican authorized Gregoire's return to active status in 8/03.

Fr. Peter Hagel

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Yakima WA

Accused in a 4/19 lawsuit, along with three other priests, of abusing a boy in the 1970s and '80s at a YMCA building used by the diocese, and at St. Andrew's parish. Hagel's accuser said the abuse began when he was age 10, and that it included being forced into sex acts with other boys. On the diocese's list 7/9/19. It notes a civil investigation in 1980 that did not result in charges and lawsuit pending in a new case. Retired, no active ministry.

Fr. John S. Harrington

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Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, OR Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the province agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. Harrington's name is included on this list. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes claims in 2009 of the sexual abuse of a minor in 1975. Harrington was assigned 1966-75 to Gonzaga U. in Spokane, WA and 1975-94 to St. Jude's parish in Havre, MT. He died 3/05/04.

Fr. Michael Hays

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Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Laicized. Hays' name was included on the archdiocese's 1/15/16 list of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Worked in archdiocese 1976-89, in Bremerton, Olympia, Sedro Woolley, Burlington, Seattle and Des Moines.

Fr. John F. Hurley

Ordained: 1945
Status: Cleared

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Per statement released by the Diocese of Spokane in 11/07, Hurley was named in accusation that was found to be admitted, credible or proven. He spent most of his career at Gonzaga Prep, and died in 10/16/98. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. Subsequently in 12/18, the President of Gonzaga Prep announced that the inclusion of John Hurley's name was a mistake, and the the allegations were actually against James Hurley, SJ.

Fr. David Peter Jaeger

Ordained: 1969
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Former director of seminarians for archdiocese. Jaeger approved known abuser Paul Joseph Conn for duties as archdiocesan priest. As part of 1996 or 1997 lawsuit against Conn, Jaeger himself admitted to improperly touching 8-10 boys at a CYO camp in the 1970s. In 1988 archdiocese settled with one victim. Restricted from working 1:1 with minors in 1989 and sent for treatment. Another claim settled 12/04. Voluntarily laicized 11/05. Died 07/22/14. Buried with full rites. On archdiocese's list 1/15/16. Named in suit filed 5/17/16. Settlement 3/23/21 of claims of abuse in 1979 while in residence at Sacred Heart in Seattle.

Br. Gerard Aloysius Kealy

Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Retired by 1984. A man told the Archdiocese and Order in 1989 that Kealy, a teacher at O'Dea School in Seattle, had physically accosted him "in a sexual manner" in the early 1960s. Order said Kealy was living in supervised, church-run retirement facility in Ireland with no access to children. Same man filed suit in 2003. Kealy died 10/22/96. Named in a new 11/22/11 suit by 6 of 7 plaintiffs. On 6/25/14 the Archdiocese announced a $12.1M settlement of 30 claims against the Order and the Archdiocese, Briscoe School in Kent Valley and Seattle's Bishop O'Dea High School. Five of the claims involved abuse by "Feely Kealy." Name included on archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Worked at Briscoe Memorial School summers 1958 & '59, O'Dea High 1954-63; 1977-80.

Fr. Dennis W. Kemp

Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Placed on leave in 7/07 from St. Monica Roman Catholic Church on Mercer Island after allegations of inappropriate conduct with a 12-year-old boy. The incidents allegedly took place over about 6 months. No criminal charges filed. Archdiocese concluded its own investigation and and recommendation to the Vatican. In 2/10 the Vatican announced Kemp's permanent removal from active ministry. On archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of child sexual abuse.

Fr. Gordon L. Keys

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the province agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. Keys' name is included on this list. Died 1/6/05. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes claims in 2009 of abuse 1956-64.

Fr. Anthony S. King

Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Yakima WA

A man filed a lawsuit 1/07 alleging he was abused by King and another priest, Richard O'Connor, as a high school student in the mid-1960s. Abuse by King may have occurred in Spokane after several priests and students were transferred there from Yakima when St. Peter the Apostle Seminary in Cowiche closed. King died in 2001. Settled 1/10 for $150K total. On Yakima diocese's list 7/9/19.

Fr. David G. King

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1949
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Yakima WA

Worked in Seattle, Yakima and Tacoma, WA and in Portland, OR. Accused in a 2004 lawsuit of abusing of a 13-year-old boy in the early 1950s at Marquette High School for Boys in Yakima. Left Jesuit High School in Portland in 1993. Died 7/31/02. Civil suit dismissed in 7/06 due to "lack of activity." Per the Jesuits West list 12/7/18, there were reports in 1999 and 2009 of abuse in 1966-70 and 1968-71. On the Yakima diocese's list 7/9/19.

Fr. Joseph Knecht

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Ordained: 1925
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

The Diocese acknowledged in 12/03 that there were credible accusations against Knecht. Seven plaintiffs filed civil suit(s) in 1/04 claiming abuse by Knecht at St. Mary's Catholic School in Chewelah. In 4/04, another man filed suit against the Diocese, alleging that he was abused by Knecht as a minor for about three years. Knecht worked in the Diocese from 1932 until he died in 1956 at age 56. He spent almost 20 years at Chewelah. One claim settled in 12/04. Others pending in 4/06.

Fr. James Knelleken

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Ordained: 1951
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

A man filed a civil suit in 3/07 alleging that Knelleken molested him at age 13 multiple times in 1956 or 1957. Placed on leave in 1988 after suspicions he was abusing children. Laicized in 1996. Died in 2003. Archdiocese said he was 1 of 49 priests included in a 2004 investigation. One claim settled in Seattle in 10/07 for $110K. A second claim settled in 8/09 for $350K. Included on the archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible allegations against them of child sexual abuse. Settlement of a claim of abuse in the early 1960s on 12/28/20

Fr. Otto Koltzenburg

Ordained: 1981
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Native of Germany. Ordained for the diocese of Spokane. Author. First named publicly as accused 3/1/17 by the Spokane diocese, as required by bankruptcy guidelines. Assigned to Assumption parish 6/1/88-6/30/02. On Archdiocese of Seattle's 3/3/17 list. Worked at St. Mark's in Shoreline 2002-2006, and Holy Family in Auburn 2006-2008. Noted to be permanently barred from ministry.

Fr. John B. Lackie

Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Full name John Bartholomew Lackie. Three men filed a civil suit in 1/04 against the Archdiocese and Order alleging they were beaten and sexually abused at Briscoe Memorial School in Kent. The school closed in 1970. The suit alleges that seven religious brothers abused the three boys in the 1940s-60s. Claims believed to be included in settlements reached with the Archdiocese and Order in 11/08 and 1/09. Lackie died 2/5/92. He also worked at Damien High in Honolulu at some point. Name included on the Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Worked at Briscoe Memorial 1939-50.

Fr. Louis Wayne Ladenburger

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1963
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Arrested 5/07 for sexual battery of teenage boys at ID school for troubled boys where he was a counselor. Admitted being a sex addict. Order revealed 2 past allegations of "inappropriate relationships." Sent to treatment both times. Placed on restricted leave in 1993. Laicized 1996. Pled guilty 11/07 just before trial. Sentenced to 5 years 3/08. Worked in dioceses of Stockton (twice), Tucson, Portland, El Paso, Spokane, Seattle, Sacramento, Reno, and Phoenix; aka Wayne 1963-74, aka Louie. Name included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16. Worked at St. George in Seattle 1980-84. New accusation 5/18 of 1973 abuse in Stockton. On Las Cruces diocese's list 11/8/18. On Las Vegas list 4/12/19. On Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19. On Phoenix list 10/29/19.

Fr. Marvin Lavoy

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Ordained: 1955
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Sued in 2005. Accused of abuse of at least two boys at Morning Star Boy's Ranch in the 1950s. Lavoy was the ranch's founding director. Forced out in 1966. Died in 1994. As of 2010, 19 plaintiffs had alleged abuse by Lavoy, Joseph Weitensteiner and others at the ranch. In 11/09 the ranch transferred the bulk of its assets to the nonprofit Morning Star Foundation which would complicate any possible settlements or judgments. Judgment for defendants in 2/10. Some plaintiffs received previous settlement from Diocese.

Fr. John P. Leary

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1951
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

First allegations in 1966. In 1969, police ordered Leary, then President of Gonzaga University to leave Spokane in 24 hours or be arrested for sexually abusing teenage boys. Jesuits approved and Leary left. Reassigned to posts in Massachusetts, Utah, Nevada, New York and California. Died 12/21/1993. Jesuit officials admitted in 2006 to two recent settlements with victims. There may have been as many as 12 victims. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes reports in 2006 and 2009 of abuse 1965-66.

Fr. Micheál Ledwith

Ordained: 1994
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

From Ferns diocese in Ireland. Accused of sexual abuse of boys in Ireland. Ferns report details concerns re Msgr. Ledwith's sexual behavior. Lived in Rainier WA 1994-2000s. Name included on the Seattle archdiocese's 1/15/16 list of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor.

Br. James Walter Lent

Order: SSS
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

On sabbatical from his job as an elementary school teacher for the Diocese of Cleveland, studying at Gonzaga University, when arrested in Spokane in 5/94. Allegedly showed a 13-year-old boy a $20 bill in a mall bathroom, then had the boy perform oral sex on him. Released on bail posted by his Order. Died by suicide 5/29/94 before he could be arraigned. In the 1970s and early 1980s Lent taught at St. Charles Borromeo School in Albuquerque,NM.

Fr. David Anthony Linehan

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Retired in 1995. Barred permanently from ministry by the Vatican in 2004. Worked in seven parishes. Accused by two men of sexual abuse as boys; one said Linehan abused him for a year, beginning when he was 10 in 1969. Accused in a civil suit filed in 1/05. Included on the archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor.

Fr. Lawrence Low

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Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Died 12/12/00. Low's name was included on the archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible allegations against them of the sexual abuse of a minor. Worked in the archdiocese until 1987 in Tacoma, Longview, Seahurst, Seaview, Vashon, Seattle and Arlington.

Br. Augustine W. Ludwig

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Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Professed vows as a Marianist brother in 1949, Province of the Pacific. Worked in schools from Hawaii to Virginia. Accused of abuse of at least 5 teenage boys while principal at DeSales Catholic School in Spokane in the 1970s. Four cases settled; files sealed. Left the Marianists in 1980. Joined the Benedictines in 1983. Ordained for the Benedictines in 1987. Worked in Richmond, Virginia diocese until 1998 when one of his accusers learned where he was and notified the diocese. One claim settled for $30K in 4/04. Died 12/30/07. On Richmond diocese's list 2/13/19. It notes he "abandoned ministry." On the Marianists' list of accused 6/24/20.

Fr. Edward Marier

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Ordained: 1988
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

In 11/06 a woman sued Marier and Bishop William Skylstad over allegations that the priest possessed child pornography. The woman said she found the porn in 1996 while cleaning the priest's room and told the Bishop. Marier denied that it was child porn. Sent for treatment. Later reassigned. The woman said in the suit that the bishop defamed her by publicly issuing a strongly-worded press release that supported Marier. Court dismissed the lawsuit in 3/07.

Fr. Theodore Marmo

Ordained: 1965
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Laicized. Marmo's name included on the archdiocese's list 1/15/16. Worked in archdiocese until 1992 in Kenmore, Everett, Seahurst, Federal Way, Seattle and Olympia. Alleged in suit filed 5/17 of abusing child in 1970s, and of ignoring parents concerns that youth minister Jim Funnell was molesting their son. Marmo was living in Palm Springs in 5/17/16. Settlement announced 11/18.

Fr. John Marsh

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Ordained: 1958
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Marsh resigned from active priesthood in late 1988. He admitted to molesting about 10 boys. Named in a 2002 civil suit by 3 brothers and their mother. The brothers accused him of abuse between 1969-73. Settled 12/03 for $425K. Youngest brother of the 3 original plaintiffs filed his own suit in late 1/05. Marsh may have been laicized in 1989. He was deposed in the Paul Conn case. Named in new suit 6/11 by 1 man. Name included on archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Deceased.

Fr. John W. McDonald

Ordained: 1943
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Per statement released by Diocese of Spokane in 11/07, McDonald was the subject of an accusation that was found to be credible or proven. He died 10/07/85. Most of his career was spent at Bellarmine Preparatory High School in Tacoma, WA. During the late 1940s through the 1950s he was assigned to St. Mary's Indian Mission in Omak, WA, which was part of the Spokane diocese. On the Jesuits West list 12/7/18. It notes claims in 2009 of abuse 1948-53, 1953-60 and 1959-65.

Fr. James McGreal

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Ordained: 1948
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Admitted to molesting hundreds of boys. Revealed in 1988 that McGreal had a history of abuse (known by Archdiocese) going back 40 years to ordination. Moved many times and sent for treatment. Supervised for a time by another abuser, Paul Conn. A 1994 lawsuit settled and sealed. In 5/02 16 new plaintiffs filed 4 suits. Archdiocese settled 15 claims in 9/03 for $7.87M. Final one settled 4/04. In 11/06 3 more cases settled for $1.25M. Vatican decreed permanent suspension 3/04. Named in another suit 7/08. Died in MO 8/11. Name included on archdiocese's list 1/15/16, Another settlement announced 11/18.

Fr. Patrick Desmond McMahon

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Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Assigned to eight parishes from 1960 until placed on medical leave in 1990. Placed on administrative leave in 11/02 after two accusers came forward. Permanently removed from active ministry by Vatican in 2004. Seven claims settled as part of $810K settlement in 1/05. Another suit filed in 7/08 claimed abuse in the 1960s-70s. A woman said McMahon and another priest abused her father as a child and their actions deprived her of a relationship with her dad. McMahon was living in a CA assisted-living facility in 2008. Included on archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible allegations against them of the sexual abuse of a minor. Laicized. Settlement 3/6/21 with plaintiff claiming abuse in the mid-1970s while assigned to a Port Townsend parish.

Fr. John P. McManus

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Ordained: 1940
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Priest of the Society of St. Sulpice (Sulpicians). Worked many years in the Archdiocese of Seattle, including nearly 20 at St. Edward's minor seminary. Also worked in the Archdioceses of Baltimore, Washington DC, San Francisco CA, and Detroit MI. Died 6/21/86. Name included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor.

Br. Fenton J. Melia

Order: SJ
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Entered the Jesuit novitiate in Florissant, MO in 1957 and took final vows 2/2/68. Per statement released by the Diocese of Spokane in 11/07, Melia was named in accusation that was found to be admitted, credible or proven. He worked as a cook at philosophate in Spokane as well as in AK and OR. Died 5/30/08.

Fr. Joseph Mepingajira

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Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Per 5/07 news article, Mepingajira is named in a bankruptcy claim as having abused "a person in 1995 at Mater Dei, a Spokane institute that offers religious education." Name is not included on the Diocese's 11/21/07 List of Admitted, Proven or Credibly Accused Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse. Mepingajira may be Rev. Joseph Mpingajira of the Republic of Malawi in southeast Africa, notorious for sexual involvement with married women.

Fr. Arthur C. Mertens

Ordained: 1949
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

The bishop announced in 2002 that Mertens had been credibly accused of sexually abusing minors and had been removed from ministry in 1989. One man filed suit in 7/04, alleging abuse by Mertens in the 1980s in several locations. A priest complained about Mertens in 1984 or '85. Another claim settled in 1994. Mertens also abused in Guatemala between 1961-1977. Reportedly in 4/07 Mertens was to continue to draw a pension. No privileges.

Fr. Darell J. Mitchell

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Ordained: 1998
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Yakima WA

Working in Yakima in 2003 when accused of having nude pictures of boys on his computer. Suspended during the investigation by the FBI and Church. Sent to a treatment facility in St. Louis for evaluation. Eventually cleared of wrongdoing. Transferred to the St. Louis Archdiocese and allowed to return to active ministry without notice to parishioners. Resigned in 1/07 "because he had been hounded so much." Assigned as director of Calvary Cemetery in Yakima as of 10/11.

Fr. James Mitchell

Ordained: 1973
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Ordained in Colombia. Brought two impoverished teen boys from Colombia to live with him at St. John's in Seattle where he worked 1985-86. Promised them US citizenship via adoption, then allegedly sexually abused them for years. One of them filed a civil suit in 2004. The Archdiocese knew of Mitchell's history in 1986 or 1987 but did nothing legally because the abuse was thought to have occurred only in Colombia. Sent for treatment, then removed from archdiocesan assignments. A second suit was filed in 2005. Name included on archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor.

Fr. Gerald Moffat

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Accused in a 2002 lawsuit of abuse of a boy, ages 11-13, in the early 1970s. Moffat was assigned to Holy Family Church in Kirkland at the time. Placed on leave summer, 2002. Plaintiff died by suicide shortly after the suit was filed and his parents joined the suit. Suit settled in 6/05. A second suit was filed in 9/03 and later settled. Permanently barred from active ministry in 2/06. Accused in a new suit filed in 6/11. Name included on archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor.

Fr. John J. Morse

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1961
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Accused of the sexual abuse, including rape, of mostly girls and at least 1 boy, all students at St. Mary's Mission and School on the Colville Indian Reservation late 1950s-1960s. Some of the children were as young as age 5. Allegations also from his time at St. Joseph's in Yakima, and St. Ignatius Mission in MT. Removed from ministry in 2006. Sent to live at Jesuit residence in Spokane. On list of priests with admitted, proven or credible accusations issued by Spokane Diocese 11/07. Jesuits announced $4.8M settlement in 1/08 with 16. There were 38 other claims as part of 3/25/11 settlement with Jesuits. New Suit filed by 8 11/11. Over 66 claims against Morse of sexual abuse by 2011. Died 08/09/15. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18.

Fr. Dennis F. Muehe

Ordained: 1954
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Accused in a civil suit filed in 6/11 of abuse of a boy while assigned to St. Anne parish in Queen Anne. Medical leave in 1989. Retired in 1993. Died in 1994. Director of Catholic Charities. Reportedly often had a foster child with him. Name included on archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible accusations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Accused in a suit filed 5/17/16 of abuse of child in the 1970s.

Br. John P. O’Brien

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Order: SJ
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Per statement released by Diocese of Spokane 11/07, O'Brien was named in accusation that was found to be credible or proven. He died 9/10/89. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes claims reported in 2009 of abuse in 1978 and 1980. O'Brien was assigned to Gonzaga Prep in Spokane during the years of the alleged abuse.

Fr. Michael C. O’Brien

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Ordained: 1965
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

In 1993 a teenage boy complained that O'Brien sexually abused him during a 1991 canoe trip. O'Brien was placed on leave and police notified. Police could not substantiate allegations and Archdiocese allowed him to return to work at the same parish. Reassigned to a new parish 1999. Placed on leave in 2004 when diocese reopened investigation. Returned to assignment within a month. Placed on leave for third time 7/08 on allegations from 1960s. Laicized at own request in 2/10. Included on archdiocese's list 1/15/16. Settlement 7/16/20 of claims of abuse of a boy at St. Michael's in Snohomish, where O'Brien was pastor 1974-79.

Fr. William O’Brien

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Ordained: 1925
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Pastor of All Saints in Puyallup 1949-70. Died in 1970. Name included on archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible allegations against them of the sexual abuse of a minor. Accused in a 1990 complaint of abuse in the 1950s-60s. Settlement 4/6/21 for $250K of claims of sexual abuse 1960-62.

Fr. Richard O’Connor

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Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Yakima WA

A man filed suit 1/07 alleging he was abused by O'Connor and another priest, Anthony King, as a high school student in the mid-1960s. O'Connor was a teacher at St. Peter the Apostle Seminary in Cowiche. Abuse by O'Connor occurred before the seminary was closed and students and priests were transferred to Seattle. O'Connor is deceased. Case settled 1/10 for $150K total. On the diocese's list 7/9/19.

Fr. Patrick G. O’Donnell

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Ordained: 1971
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Removed 1985. Abused at least 65 boys in 1970s-80s in Spokane and Seattle. Worked as a psychologist for teens in Bellevue after leaving active priesthood. Sanctioned in 1984 for abuse while a priest. Sanctions lifted 1986. License permanently removed 1/04. At least 2 victims died by suicide. Named in new suit filed 2/08 by 4. Admitted guilt and settled 11/08 for $5M but unable to pay. Two plaintiffs settled before 5/09 trial; last 2 plaintiffs settled during trial. Settlements 5/12. Name included on archdiocese's list of credibly accused 1/15/16. In 2019 living in Mt. Vernon, WA.

Fr. Peter P. O’Grady

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1933
Status: Settled

Died: 06/16/1993
Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Worked in parishes and schools in the dioceses of Seattle and Spokane WA, Great Falls and Helena MT, Boise City ID and Portland OR. A woman filed suit in 1/04 alleging sexual abuse by O'Grady at Jesuit House in Spokane when she was 12. O'Grady was providing "supply work" to parishes in Spokane at that time. He died 06/16/93. Suit names Portland Province of the Jesuit Order and Bishop Syklstad. Settled in 12/04. Diocese said allegations were proven or credible. On Boise diocese's list in 10/19. It notes incidents in 1984 and 1985 while assigned to Sacred Heart in Boise, reported in 2003. Per the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18, there were claims in 2003 and 2009 against O'Grady of abuse in 1981.

Fr. James J. O’Malley

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Ordained: 1946
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Allegations in the late 1950s-early 1960s. Removed from active priesthood in 1989. Retired in Ireland. One civil claim made in 7/03 alleged that O'Malley abused a youth in 1981-82 in Spokane Valley. This claim was settled in 9/03 for $50K. As many as 11 men filed suit in 2004. Died in 2007.

Fr. Patrick G. O’Neill

Ordained: 1953
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

From Ireland. Sued in 10/02 by a woman who alleged he abused her for approximately three years when she attended St. Charles Borromeo School and Church in Tacoma in the early 1960s. She dropped the suit in 2003 after the Seattle archdiocese countersued her. O'Neill retired in 1999. May have moved to AZ. He denied the allegations. Review board was still reviewing the case in 2002. O'Neill died in Ireland in 8/11.

Fr. Manuel C Ocana

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Ordained: 1998
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

From a Philippines diocese. Worked at St. Joseph's Residence 1998-99; Providence Medical Center in Seattle 1998-99; Holy Family in Seattle 1998-99. Ocana's name included on the Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor.

Fr. Bernard Oosterman

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Three brothers sued the Spokane diocese in 2003 alleging abuse by Oosterman between 1968 and 1975. Subject of previous lawsuit by two alleged victims, settled by the diocese in 1993. Spent most of his career in Seattle; released in 1978 to Archdiocese of Anchorage. Resigned from ministry in 1980, married and moved to TX. Allegations surfaced in Anchorage in 2004. Included on the Anchorage archdiocese's list 1/16/20, noting sexual misconduct with a minor in 1978. Died in 2011.

Fr. Richard Perry

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Pastor since 2001 of St. Francis of Xavier in Missoula MT when removed in 10/19 after a Missoula woman alleged "inappropriate contact." Sent to the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, CA. In 2/20 another woman alleged that Perry sexually abused her when she was a Seattle Prep School student 1979-83. Perry's name was added in 7/20 by the Jesuits West Province to its list of credibly accused. He was permanently removed from public ministry and was to remain at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center under a safety plan.

Fr. Eugene E. Pierre

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the Order agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the Province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the Bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. Pierre's name is included on this list. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes claims in 2009 of abuse 1962-65. Pierre was assigned to Mount St. Michael's in Spokane, WA during the years of the alleged abuse. He died 8/17/79.

Fr. Joseph Pineau

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Ordained: 1932
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

In 9/03 the Diocese of Spokane identified Pineau as having been credibly accused of sexual misconduct. The abuse was said to have occurred about 36 years prior and involved an adolescent in a counseling situation. Pineau retired in 1968 (about the time of the incident) and died in 1982 at age 83.

Fr. Thomas Pitsch

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Ordained: 1941
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Deceased. Name included on archdiocese's list 1/15/16. Settlement announced by archdiocese with a man claiming sexual abuse as a boy by Pitsch over a three-year period, at St. Patrick's in Tacoma. The abuse allegedly began when the boy was age 8. The man came forward after seeing Pitsch's name on the archdiocese's list in 2016.

Fr. Theophilus Pypers

Ordained: 1901
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

From Belgium, where he was ordained in 1901 for the Nesqually diocese, which ultimately became the Diocese of Spokane. Elevated to monsignor in 1941. Pastor of St. Ann's for 46 years, starting in 1906.Vicar general of the diocese 1939-55. Died in 1957, age 78. Named publicly on the Diocese of Spokane's list of priests with admitted, proven or credible accusations of abuse. The list was released in 11/2009 as part of non-monetary provisions of bankruptcy process.

Fr. Harold F. Quigg

Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Allegation in the late 1990s. Settled. Quigg continued as a priest. Review Board Report of 6/04 identified Quigg as one of four priests where there was insufficient evident to support an allegation of abuse of a minor. Board admitted that it was sufficient evidence to prove he did sexually abuse a 17-year-old (church age of consent at the time was 16). Board stated Quigg's actions were so egregious that he was unsuitable for the priesthood. Supposedly removed from ministry, but archdiocese has admitted that he continued to perform baptisms and other services and priestly duties at other local churches. Retired in 2000. Laicization reported in 7/5/15 church bulletin. Died in 11/15. Name included on archdiocese's 1/15/16 list of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible accusations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Named in suit filed 5/17/16.

Deacon Aaron Ramirez

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Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Yakima WA

Deacon. Accused in 1999 of inviting a 17-year-old boy to spend the evening with him at a church trailer home. The boy passed out on the porch after Ramirez gave him alcohol, and woke up nude on a bed with the nude deacon lying beside him. Ramirez fled to Mexico before the diocese could investigate. Laicized in 2000. Later became an Episcopal priest in Mexico. Dismissed after publicity. Civil suit filed in 7/11. Federal trial underway in 3/14. Judge ruled 6/12/14 that the diocese was not responsible. This decision was made despite the fact that no personnel file for the deacon could be located in diocesan files. On the diocese's list 7/9/19.

Fr. Hilario Ramirez

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Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Yakima WA

Visiting priest from Mexico. Spent several weeks at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Moses Lake in early 1970s. Also spent time in San Antonio in the 1970s. Returned to Mexico and is believed to have died in auto accident in the early 1980s. As of 12/12, he had been accused of abusing at least four boys between the ages of 7 and 14. Two of the accusers were offered counseling. Two others are deceased. Parishioners were informed 12/16/12, but authorities had know for months. On the Yakima diocese's lit 7/9/19. It notes a first victim was provided counseling, and a second given a financial settlement.

Fr. Edward Receconi

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1979
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Placed on administrative leave by his superior at St. Martin's abbey in 3/11 after a recent allegation that he had abused a minor while assigned 1984-1986 to Sacred Heart Parish in Lacey. Most recently, he had been serving as a supply priest for the archdiocese. Spokesman for the archdiocese said this was first and only accusation against Receconi.

Fr. Robert Renggli

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Order: OSB
Ordained: 1971
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

A woman sought counseling in 1988, alleging abuse by Renggli when she was in high school; she was referred by the Seattle archdiocese to a counseling agency. In 2005 she filed suit, alleging she did not understand the relationship between the counseling agency and the archdiocese. Renggli left the priesthood, married, and went to work with a group called Rent-a-Priest. Name included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Worked at St. Martin's Abbey in Lacey 1971-76.

Br. C.P. Ryan

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Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Deceased. In a civil suit filed in 1/08, the plaintiff alleged he was abused in 7th grade by Ryan and Bro. Duffy in the 1950s at Briscoe School in Kent. He also alleged abuse by Fr. Leonard Feeney at O'Dea High. Believe all claims included in 11/08 and 1/09 settlements with Archdiocese and Order. Another civil suit filed 8/26/10 by three men. One of the men alleged abuse by C.P. Ryan in 1966. Name included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Worked at Briscoe School 1956-62, 1965-68. (Also listed is a Bro .D.P. Ryan, C.F.C., at Briscoe 1949-56).

Fr. William J. Ryan

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1933
Status: Accused

Died: 02/6/1967
Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Spent much of his career at Indian schools and reservations in Montana, Idaho and Washington. Per statement released by Diocese of Spokane 11/07, Ryan was named in accusation that was found to be credible or proven. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes sexual abuse of a minor 1960-63. Assigned during that time to St. Michael's Mission in Inchelium, WA. Died 2/6/67.

Fr. Richard Scully

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Ordained: 1978
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Yakima WA

Accused in a 1994 civil suit of abusing a 15-year-old boy in 1980 at parish school. Suit claims Fr. Dale Calhoun also abused the youth. Removed from parish in Yakima diocese in 1988 and sent to treatment. Later moved to Hereford TX. Working in Amarillo TX 1989-3/02 when he resigned. At least 2 claims settled confidentially. A Seattle priest stated publicly in 2004 that Scully abused him in the 1970s when he was 15; reported to church in 2003. Name included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16. Accused in a 4/19 suit, along with 3 other priests, of abuse of a Yakima boy in the 1970s and '80s at St. Andrew's parish and at a YMCA building used by the diocese. This accuser said the abuse began when he was age 10, and that it included being forced into sex acts with other boys. Laicized. On Yakima's list 7/9/19.

Fr. Michael J. Simpson

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Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Yakima WA

From Ireland. A woman filed suit 2005 accusing Simpson of abuse of several girls in early 1960s. Three more women filed suits 6/06 claiming abuse as young girls. Diocese settled four cases 1/08 for $200K. Simpson was known as a chronic alcoholic and had to sign a sobriety oath before working in the diocese. He died in Ireland in 1977. New suit 9/18 alleging Simpson and another, unnamed, priest sexually abused a girl for ten years, beginning when she was age five, in the late 1950s into the 1960s at St. Aloysius in Toppenish. She said the abuse by Simpson began when he replaced the other priest around 1960, and she was in about third grade. The abuse allegedly included rape, resulted in a miscarried pregnancy when the girl was 12, and ended when he left the parish when she was 14 . On the diocese's list 7/9/19.

Bishop William Skylstad

Ordained: 1960
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Proof of Claims was filed in 2006 as part of the Spokane Diocese's bankruptcy. Accused of abuse of a teen girl at St. Patrick's Parish and at Gonzaga University 12/61-12/64. He denied the allegations and later said an investigation found no evidence that the allegations were true. Retired in 6/10.

Fr. Joseph Sondergeld

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Ordained: 1916
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Seattle priest until Yakima diocese formed in 1951. Per 6/03 articles, Sondergeld was accused of abusing at least 3 minors. One man filed suit in 2003 alleging abuse in Yakima 1967-68, and that Sondergeld would give him money after each act. Diocese claimed Sondergeld, then in his 80s, was senile. Two other men came forward to claim abuse in the 1940s in Spokane. Songergeld died in 1969. New lawsuit 7/1/13 against Yakima and Seattle. On Yakima diocese's list 7/9/19. It notes multiple claims and lawsuits settled.

Fr. Richard Stohr

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Ordained: 1947
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Started Seattle's Catholic Youth Organization in 1950. Died in 9/25/95. Name included on the archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor.

Fr. Jerry Sullivan

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Order: SJ
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Per statement released by Diocese of Spokane in 11/07, Sullivan was the subject of an accusation that was found to be credible or proven. The diocese listed him in the category of Jesuit Clergy/Religious. It is unclear if Sullivan was a priest or religious brother. He was "dismissed." As of 2/21, not included on the Jesuits' lists.

Fr. John L. Tholen

Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Yakima WA

A man told diocese in 1997 that Tholen groomed him and then assaulted him once in the early 1960s at Holy Redeemer Parish. Bishop apologized and offered settlement. Tholen retired same year, for medical reasons. In 1999, brother of original complainant filed civil suit claiming abuse when he was a minor. Suit settled in 2000. Tholen died in 1/12. On the diocese's list 7/9/19.

Fr. James Toner

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Ordained: 2021
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Deceased. Civil suit filed by three men 8/26/10 claimed abuse at Briscoe Memorial School, including an allegation that Toner abused a boy there in 1944. The youth allegedly fled the school and reported the abuse to the Archdiocese in the same year, but no action. Toner was at St. Benedict's Mission (later called Our Lady Queen of Heaven) in Tacoma 1939-46. Name included on the archdiocese's 1/15/16 list of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor.

Fr. Michael T. Toulouse

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1947
Status: Settled

Died: 06/13/1986
Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

At Seattle U. 1951-76. Philosophy professor. Died 6/13/76. Accused in 2005 suit of abusing a 12-year-old boy in 1968. Investigation also uncovered accusations of 1947 abuse in Spokane. Allegations reported to church in 1965. Complaint to order in 1993 and archdiocese in 2004. Suit settled 11/06 for $350K. New suit filed by 8 men 7/07. A 10th man filed suit 10/08. Included in 3/25/11 settlement. Name included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16. Worked at Bellarmine Prep. in Tacoma 1939 and Seattle U.1952-76. On Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18, noting abuse in 1950s, 1961-73, 1963-67 and 1968-69 reported 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Br. Benjamin A. Trautman

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Order: SJ
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Per statement released by Diocese of Spokane 11/07, Trautman was named in accusation that was found to be admitted, credible or proven. He died 5/24/99, age 83. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes allegations reported in 2008 and 2009 of abuse 1956-63, 1961-63 and 1961-69.

Fr. Gary D. Uhlenkott

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1980
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Professor of music at Gonzaga University. Office and apartment raided by federal agents in 4/13; warrant showed he spent over $1600 over three years on child porn. Went on leave. Removed from job at Gonzaga and sent to a Jesuit center in Los Gatos. Pled guilty in 2/18. Sentenced in 5/18 to six months in jail. Included on the Jesuit West Province's list 12/7/18.

Fr. Paul Vevik

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Ordained: 1977
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Reportedly in 5/07, Vevik, an active priest of the Spokane Diocese, was named in bankruptcy claims as having "assaulted a person in a restroom of Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral in 1978." Vevik denied the claims and was fighting the accusations. Pastor of Mary Queen Parish in Spokane per diocesan website accessed 2/4/21.

Br. James V. Warren

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Order: CFC
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Deceased. A civil suit filed in Seattle in 1/04 by three plaintiffs alleged extensive sexual and physical abuse by seven members of the Irish Christian Brothers, including Br. Warren, at the Briscoe Memorial School for Boys in Kent WA in the 1940s-60s and at O'Dea High School. Briscoe was owned by the Archdiocese and run by the order. Other men have come forward with stories of their own to support these allegations. Name included on the order's list of former and deceased brothers with at least two claims of sexual abuse against them, as required by its bankruptcy settlement in 2014.  Name also on the Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Worked at Briscoe Memorial 1931-44.

Deacon Wynn Webster

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Wynn, a deacon serving in Brewster and Twisp, was removed from ministry in 7/03 after allegations that he violated Church guidelines for ministers in their interactions with minors. An unspecified incident involved a teenage girl. Police interviewed the girl who made the allegations but decided to drop charges because Webster did not violate any criminal laws. Review Board recommended his removal from the diaconate.

Fr. Joseph Weitensteiner

Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Accused in 2005 of abuse of two boys in the 1970s and '80s at Morning Star Boys Ranch. Resigned as head of the Ranch in 4/06. Denied all allegations. Reportedly took a lie detector test and passed. Abuse alleged by 19 plaintiffs against Weitensteiner, Marvin Lavoy and others at the Ranch. In 11/09 Ranch transferred bulk of assets to nonprofit Morning Star Foundation. Jury decided in favor of defendant 2/11/10. Some plaintiffs received settlement from the Diocese earlier. A second trial was set for 6/10. Settlements in 5/12. Reinstated in 4/15 after each claim was denied or deemed non-credible by a retired federal judge hired by the Diocese.

Fr. Daniel Wetzler

Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Retired in 7/02. Placed on leave in 11/02 after allegation that he molested a boy in 1966. Wetzler denied the charges and passed a polygraph. Investigation by the Church and a former Spokane police detective determined that Wetzler was innocent. Reportedly the boy had indeed been abused by a counselor but Wetzler had never acted as a counselor. Returned to active statusin 2/03. Placed on leave againin early 2014 during an investigation of accusations of past sexual abuse of another child. Per recommendation of the Diocesan Review Board, permanently removed in 10/14 and submitted to a monitoring program.

Fr. Carlton E. Whitten

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1961
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Yakima WA

Placed on leave in 12/07 and moved from his residence at Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, CA to Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, CA. Order investigated "an alleged recent incident of improper touching involving a 17-year-old boy while on a pastoral assignment" in White Salmon, WA. Often filled in along the western coast states for priests on vacation or leave. Included on the Jesuit West Province list 12/7/18. Noted to be still living at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, on a safety plan. Died 12/10/20.