Seminarian Kenneth Joseph Cassity

Order: MS
Status: Guilty plea

Died: 06/10/2006
Diocese: Archdiocese of Atlanta GA

Seminarian of the Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette. In 11/1999 a woman told Cassity’s supervising priest at St. Ann’s in Marietta GA that Cassity was behaving inappropriately with her son, age 8. Sent to St. Luke’s Institute for evaluation. Arrested in 4/2002 in Lake Wales, FL, where he had been working since 11/01/2001 as Director of Youth Ministry at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Charges related to allegations of abuse of three boys in 7/1999-12/2000 while working at St. Ann’s in Marietta. Pleaded guilty in 7/2003 to molesting 12-year-old twin boys. The third boy was age 16 when allegedly abused. Sentenced to six years in prison and nine years’ probation The family sued; settled in 12/2003 for $10M. Cassity died in 2006. Included on the archdiocese’s list 11/6/2018. Also reportedly worked 1994-1999 in Silver Spring MD as a youth minister at St. John the Baptist, and briefly as Coordinator of Youth Ministry at Sacred Heart in Glyndon, MD between his assignments in GA and FL. Included in the 3/24/2023 GA PAC Report.

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