Fr. Harry S. Benjamin

Ordained: 1968
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Removed from ministry in 1989 after accusations he abused a 14-year-old boy during overnight pizza and beer parties at the rectory and on trip to Europe. Admitted the abuse in 11/89 resignation letter. Name not released until 5/02. Criminal charges filed in 2002; sentenced after 2003 plea agreement to 1 year prison. Laicized in 1992 but continued to say mass without permission through 2005. On VA Sex Offender Registry as of 7/10.


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