Fr. John L. Bonn

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1936
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Davenport IA

Accused in 2011 of fondling a girl, age 4, in her bedroom in 1969 and once again in the next 5 years. Revs Michael Broderick and William Dawson also accused. Settlement in the Davenport bankruptcy. Review board reportedly considered allegations credible. Diocese refused to list the names of these 3 and 15 other priests on their site. Bankruptcy Court ruled in the alleged victim’s favor in 8/12; 3 names were posted separately from main list. Bonn taught at Boston College; was WWII Navy chaplain in Ottumwa IA. Died 1/17/75.


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