Fr. Ernest Dale Calhoun

Ordained: 1968
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Beaumont TX

Ordained for the Beaumont TX diocese. HIs personnel file says he should never have been ordained. Raped a 15-year-old boy in 1969. Served as a US Navy chaplain in the mid-1970s. Transferred to the Yakima diocese in 11/1976; continued to abuse. Faculties revoked in Yakima in about 1986. At least one claim against the Beaumont diocese settled in 1998. Suit filed in WA in 1988 against Calhoun and R. Scully, settled in 1994. At least three known victims in the 1980s in WA. Also worked in Seattle; on its Tribunal 1987-1988. May have gone on to live in TX. A 10/2011 suit in WA settled in 12/2012 for $50K; a  5/2013 suit settled in 2/2014 for $75K. Included on the Seattle archdiocese’s 1/15/2016. Name reversed at times in the Official Catholic Directory, as “Calhoun Dale.” On the Beaumont diocese’s list 1/31/2019. On Yakima’s list 7/9/2019.

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