Fr. Nelson G. Beaver

Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Toledo OH

Pastor of Resurrection Parish in Lexington and St. Mary of the Snows in Mansfield since 2010 when suspended in 10/2018 after an allegation he sexually abused a minor more than 25 years prior. Denied the allegation. Had been an ordained Lutheran minister 1969-1972 before converting to Catholicism. Retirement announced by the Diocese 7/1/2019. Still on administrative leave during diocesan investigation. Three more allegations surfaced after the first; the investigation into the first was closed in 3/2019, per the request of the alleged victim. Law enforcement closed their investigations due to the statute of limitations. The Diocese announced in 10/2019 that the review board deemed the allegations credible. Case to be sent to Vatican with recommendation for laicization. In 4/2022 the diocese announced that Beaver was sentenced by the Vatican to a life of prayer and penance. Included on the diocese’s list.

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