Fr. Richard Edmund Butler

Order: OP
Ordained: 1949
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Tucson AZ

Worked in Tucson at St. Thomas More Newman Center 1968-74. Chaplain-director of Los Changuitos Feos de Tucson, a Mexican mariachi band of young men between the ages of 13-17, and travelled with them on tour throughout the United States and Mexico. He died in 1988. In 3/03 the diocese reviewed personnel files and announced that Butler and others had been subjects of credible allegations of sexual misconduct involving minors.


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