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.


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