Br. Gregory Atherton
Diocese: Diocese of Orange CA
Sued in 1993, accused of abuse of three boys. Per LA archdiocese’s 2/04 report, there were five accusers alleging abuse 1967-86. Also accused of abusing in the Diocese of Orange where two suits were filed in 1/03. Orange settled in 2005 for $4,169,325 but did not include Atherton on its list of accused priests. Reportedly in 2002, he was still a member of his order, working at the National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother in Portland, OR, under close supervision. The L.A. archdiocese’s list in 12/21 shows Atherton to be deceased.
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