Fr. John C. Anderson

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Ordained: 1959
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Peoria IL

One of 8 priests removed in 4/02. Allegations first surfaced in 1993 and he was removed from parish post. Continued to work in administrative positions “on special assignment” until 2002. Named in a 10/18 suit against all of the Catholic dioceses in IL. A plaintiff said Anderson sexually abused him at St. Edward’s in Chillicothe in the late 1970s-early 1980s, when the plaintiff was ages 8-14. On diocese’s list in 12/18. In 6/18 was living in a Bloomington retirement community, reportedly presenting himself as a priest. Shown in 1/20 on the diocese’s list of accused.


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