Fr. James W. Beeman

Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Pastor in Shippensburg and Harrisburg parishes, chaplain in Lewisburg prison and the state mental hospital. Multiple allegations of sexual abuse of girls against him, including rape, some girls as young as age 6. Some were abused while hospitalized. In 2014 Bishop Gainer asked the Vatican not to defrock Beeman. Died 10/1/16 at age 90. Name included on diocese’s 8/1/18 list. Included in the PA Grand Jury Report 8/14/18.

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