Fr. Ronald J. Atwood

Ordained: 1969
Status: Settled

Died: 04/14/2016
Diocese: Diocese of Columbus OH

Removed 7/16/2013 without faculties after an allegation was received 7/15/2013 of sexual abuse at Bishop Ready High School and/or St. Stephen the Martyr and St. Peter parishes in Columbus between 1976 and 1979. Investigated. In 1999, Atwood was charged with public indecency in a park known for homosexual activity. Pleaded no contest in 2000 to urinating on a tree; paid fine. Included on Attorney Garabedian’s list 3/28/2016 of accused clerics named in civil claims resulting in settlements or arbitration awards, regarding alleged abuse of a boy while assigned to Bishop Ready High School in Columbus OH, 1975-1980. Claim settled in 2/2015. Case sent to the Vatican. Died 4/14/2016.

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