Fr. Michael A. Cherup, Jr.

Ordained: 1981
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee FL

The Diocese learned on 7/19/2013 of an allegation that Cherup sexually abused a 15-year-old boy in 8/1993, while assigned to Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Pensacola. His conduct was described as  lewd and lascivious in nature, like “groping.” The Diocesan Review Board found the allegation credible. Removed without privileges from St. Mary’s in Fort Walton Beach 8/29/2013. 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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