Fr. Walter Edward Cassidy

Ordained: 1942
Status: Settled

Died: 05/12/1994
Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

A man and woman filed separate suits in mid-2013 alleging abuse by Cassidy, who worked in parishes in Albuquerque, Taos and Mora. Suits were reportedly settled at some point before 5/14. Another man filed suit 5/14 alleging abuse by Cassidy at Our Lady of Guadalupe parish in northwest Albuquerque in the late 1960s. Plaintiff says he was abused between 50-80 times as a 10-year-old boy. In a suit filed in 11/14, Cassidy was accused of molesting an 8- to 10-year-old girl in the late 1960s on a church bus. Archdiocese knew of allegations against Cassidy by 1994 but never made them public. He died in 1994. On the archdiocese’s list of accused 9/12/17.

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