Fr. Joseph A. Baccellieri

Ordained: 1966
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Placed on leave in 1992 after allegation of abuse in the 1970s involving teenage boys. Went to rehab, then reassigned to several parishes beginning in 1994. Supposedly reassigned on limited basis under close supervision. Retired in 2002. Removed from active ministry in 2002. Two men filed suits in 2004 alleging abuse as boys in the 1970s at Central Catholic High School. One plaintiff had a secretly recorded tape wherein Baccelliere seemed to admit molesting the plaintiffs and indicating that there were other victims. There were seven claims against Baccellieri by 4/07.

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