Fr. William T. Byrne

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Ordained: 1952
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Tucson AZ

Accused of molesting a youth in the 1970s. Suit filed in 4/99. At least one other suit filed against Byrne. In 2/02 the Diocese announced it had settled 11 civil suits involving 10 plaintiffs for $14M, some claiming abuse by Byrne.Two sisters filed suit in 8/02 alleging that Byrne abused their brothers during the 1960s and that the brothers then abused the two sisters. At least one of the brothers had participated in the 2/02 settlement. Byrne died in 1991.


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