Fr. Nelson G. Beaver
Diocese: Diocese of Toledo OH
Pastor of Resurrection in Lexington and St. Mary of the Snows in Mansfield since 2010 when suspended in 10/18 after an allegation he sexually abused a minor more than 25 years prior. Denied the allegation. Had been an ordained Lutheran minister 1969-72 before converting to Catholicism. Retirement announced by diocese 7/1/19. Still on administrative leave during diocesan investigation. Three more allegations surfaced after the first; the investigation into the first was closed in 3/19, per the request of the alleged victim. Law enforcement closed their investigations due to the statute of limitations. Diocese announced in 10/19 that the review board deemed the allegations credible. Case to be sent to Vatican with recommendation for laicization. In 4/22 the diocese announced that Beaver was sentenced by the Vatican to a life of prayer and penance.
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