Fr. James W. Aylward
Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA
Accused of abuse of a boy in 1997. Another priest saw them “wrestling” and notified authorities. The boy denied the abuse but his parents sued. Settled for $750K in 2000. Aylward was supported by the archbishop until Aylward admitted in a 1999 deposition that he inappropriately touched numerous boys over a 12-year period. Placed on leave in 2000. Retired in 2005.
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