Br. John Casula

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Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of St. Petersburg FL

Made his profession as a Salesian brother in 1941. Worked in WV, NB Canada, FL and NY. Accused in a 3/16 lawsuit of sexual abuse of boy, ages 12-14, at Mary Help of Christians boarding school for disadvantaged children in Tampa FL, 1976-78. Per the suit, another student accused Cosula in 1977, but the Salesians did not call police. Between 2002-16, about 10 other former students alleged abuse by priests and brothers at the school, which closed in 2006. Included on the order’s list of credibly accused in 3/20.


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