Fr. Delbert F. Blong

Ordained: 1952
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

Monsignor. Held prominent chancery positions. Accused of molesting a boy beginning when the boy was age 14 in 1971 and continuing for 22 years, and of infecting his alleged victim with HIV. His accuser lived in the rectory while he was a minor. A 1993 civil suit settled 12/94. Blong admitted a ‘relationship’ with the plaintiff but countersued, claiming plaintiff had given him AIDS. Diocese removed all privileges. Included in the CO A.G.’s report 10/22/19. Six known victims, beginning in first assignment in the 1950s and continuing after treatment and transfers into the 1990s. The diocese knew of Blong’s behavior as early as 1953. Died in 1999.

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