Fr. Cletus Adams

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Order: TOR
Ordained: 1941
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rapid City SD

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


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