Fr. Richard J. Bowles

Ordained: 1961
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of St. Augustine FL

Monsignor. Resigned in 2003 after admitting to molesting a boy 34 years prior. The diocese investigated after someone reported the molestation in 8/03. Shortly after the abuse in 1969, Bowles underwent a psychiatric evaluation. In 9/03 a second man came forward to allege abuse by Bowles at age 15 in 1971. His parents had complained to diocese the same year. This accuser filed suit 5/05 in and settled in 10/05 for $30K. Included on the diocese’s list 11/6/20. Also included on the Pensacola-Tallahassee diocese’s list of credilbly accused. Died 12/22/13.


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