Fr. Richard J. Allen

Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of St. Petersburg FL

In 2002 a man told the diocese that Allen abused him for two years, when he was ages 12-13. Allen resigned from his position and his privileges were suspended in 4/02. The diocese denied any prior knowledge. No criminal charges were filed. In 5/02 the diocese acknowledged that Allen’s file did not raise any red flags during its review of the files of 240 active priests. Died 8/22/07, age 64. Per his obituary, Allen was a licensed mental health therapist.


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