Fr. Alvin L. Campbell

Ordained: 1952
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield IL

Arrested on sex assault charges in 1985. Owned child porn. History of abuse involving numerous victims going back at least 20 years. Convicted and sentenced to 14 years prison. Released 1992. Bishop requested laicization in 1989 but was denied by CDF prefect Cardinal Ratzinger because Campbell did not agree. He later agreed and was laicized, possibly 1992. Died 12/2/02. At least one civil suit settled in 2004 mass settlement. Six more victims from 1970s and early 1980s settled with Diocese 1/07 for $625K. On diocese’s list 11/29/18.


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