Br. J. Patrick Sheehy
In 6/21 the Brebeuf Jesuit High School president announced that Sheehy had been credibly accused of sexually abusing a student in 1978, while a resident of the Brebeuf Jesuit Community. School leadership was notified of the allegation in 2/20. The Jesuits Midwest Province list in 1/22 revealed multiple allegations agains Sheehey, with incidents 1967, 1975, 1984-88 while Chaplain of the Marion County Sheriff’s Department and residing at Breubeuf. Sheehy entered the order in 1959. He was the Brebeuf High’s president 1987-1992. Died 10/23/92.
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