Br. Francis P. Chapman

Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Sioux Falls SD

Per 2003 article Chapman was accused of fondling at least one student at St. Francis Indian School on Rosebud Reservation. Principal of school remembered seeing him with a boy on his lap, and said “I didn’t like the possibilities. We asked him to leave.” Chapman died 11/30/90 and was buried at St. Francis. A 2011 article links him to abuse of multiple girls. By mid-2010, 6 plaintiffs were participating in litigation re Chapman. Cases dismissed by court 1/14. On Rapid City diocese’s list in 3/19. On Jesuits Midwest Province list 12/17/18.


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