Fr. James T. Beighlie

Order: CM
Ordained: 1979
Status: Guilty plea

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Parish priest, high school faculty member, hospital chaplain. Assigned to St. Vincent de Paul Parish in St. Louis when removed by his order in 5/2021 after colleagues found nude photos of him on a church printer. Investigators found about 6000 child sexual abuse images on one computer, 236 images on another and 40 videos. Beighlie had also created two PowerPoint presentations of the images. Pleaded guilty in 10/2022 to possession of child pornography.Sentenced in 1/2023 to five years in prison and ordered to pay restitution to one of the victims in the images and other child crime victims. Living in 1/2023 at the Vianney Renewal Center in Dittmer MO. Included on the Vincentians Western Province list of credibly accused.

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