Fr. Michael A. Cherup, Jr.

Ordained: 1981
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee FL

Diocese learned 7/19/13 of allegation of sexual abuse of a 15-year-old youth in 8/93 while assigned to Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Pensacola. Conduct was described as of a lewd and lascivious in nature, like “groping.” Review Board found allegation credible. Removed without privileges from St. Mary’s in Fort Walton Beach 8/29/13. Cherup denied all allegations. Included on the diocese’s list of credibly accused. Noted to have been permanently removed from ministry in 2013.


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