Fr. Dennis Champagne

Ordained: 1971
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Removed from ministry in 6/02 after a man told the archdiocese that Champagne abused him as a boy in 1979. The alleged victim told another priest, who in 1986 informed Archbishop Hunthausen that Champagne had “momentarily” molested a boy once in 1979. No action. The Vatican permanently removed Champagne from public ministry in 9/06, giving him “a life of prayer and penance.” On archdiocese’s list of credibly accused in 1/15/16. Worked in Kenmore, Seahurst, Seattle, Tacoma, Snohomish and Lakewood. In 1/20 the archdiocese settled for $1.7M with someone claiming abuse in the 1980s. Another settlement 7/16/20.

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